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pitch

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Posted: 06/28/20 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wapiticountry wrote:

We stay in RV parks almost exclusively. If we were traveling, I doubt we would pass up a park close to the highway to travel to one further away. About the only circumstance that would change that would be where the highway RV park had terrible reviews and the other park had stellar ones. Even then, we would probably be more likely to just either stop sooner or drive further along our route than spend that time traveling off the route.
Of course the million dollar question is just how far, how long, and how inconvenient is your definition of a "few minutes" to get there?
Narrow roads, congested side streets or dense urban travel all work against leaving the main highway. And then there is the cost issue for many. With many rigs every 7 miles adds two gallons of fuel to the costs (7 miles in, 7 miles back). With diesel around $3.00/gallon that's adding $6.00 to the site costs. Plus those 14 total miles on side streets are adding 30 minutes to the trip (figure 30 MPH average with stop signs, turns and side road speed limits). On several levels it seldom pays to go very far off the beaten path for us.


If you need to be concerned with six dollars, you may have the wrong hobby!
We stop any place it is convenient where we think we won't be hassled.Very rarely do we get a RV Park for one night. We really don't even look at reviews if we choose to pay for one night.

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If it is a quick stop, we just stop at a Walmart. Easy in, easy out. Security drives around all night long and if we need anything, just walk in to the store.

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We are very flexible. Walmart especially if we need supplies. Done Lowes, Cabellas as well for just an overnight. Don't mind driving a few miles away from the highway if had enough by mid afternoon & in no particular rush to move the next day, which is the situation most of the time.

Not paying top dollar to be in a next to the highway KOA with all the noise & facilities that we don't need.


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pitch wrote:

wapiticountry wrote:

We stay in RV parks almost exclusively. If we were traveling, I doubt we would pass up a park close to the highway to travel to one further away. About the only circumstance that would change that would be where the highway RV park had terrible reviews and the other park had stellar ones. Even then, we would probably be more likely to just either stop sooner or drive further along our route than spend that time traveling off the route.
Of course the million dollar question is just how far, how long, and how inconvenient is your definition of a "few minutes" to get there?
Narrow roads, congested side streets or dense urban travel all work against leaving the main highway. And then there is the cost issue for many. With many rigs every 7 miles adds two gallons of fuel to the costs (7 miles in, 7 miles back). With diesel around $3.00/gallon that's adding $6.00 to the site costs. Plus those 14 total miles on side streets are adding 30 minutes to the trip (figure 30 MPH average with stop signs, turns and side road speed limits). On several levels it seldom pays to go very far off the beaten path for us.


If you need to be concerned with six dollars, you may have the wrong hobby!
We stop any place it is convenient where we think we won't be hassled.Very rarely do we get a RV Park for one night. We really don't even look at reviews if we choose to pay for one night.
Fortunately, six bucks won't send me to the poor house. But I got the impression the purpose of this thread is the original poster is trying to gauge whether or not to put some RV sites on their property. This is just a guess, but I think it is more likely than they just want to know if people travel the side roads out of curiosity. You don't have to have been on these forums for very long to realize costs are a major concern for some RV'ers.

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We mostly travel US highways and state roads. We prefer quiet and if we do stop at a Walmart, it is one in a small town without a lot of highway traffic. We are in campgrounds 90% of the time and we would travel a few miles for a nicer experience.

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