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CharlotteM

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Posted: 04/07/22 08:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello!

I have a beautiful piece of land in NC that I'd like to put an RV pad on to rent out.

Here are my questions:

1) How much space do I need to pave/install gravel? The site is off a through road that has a slight incline. There is a driveway opposite that RV'ers could back into to get into the space. I want to make it as easy/accessible as possible.

2) For a private space with stream, picnic table, firepit, water/electric near a popular mountain tourist area, how much should I expect to charge per night/week/month?

Thank you all so much, I look forward to learning from you!

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Posted: 04/07/22 08:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do your due diligence and (1) check with zoning, and (2) check with your liability insurance carrier.

Then I'm sure experienced forum members will answer all your questions.


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Hey Rick, thanks! Spoke with zoning this morning, so I'd be applying through them for sure first thing. I just need to know sizes so that I know what to include in the permit app.

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Personally, I would like a pad that is 70' long, and at least 10' wide. Big preference is to have it level from end to end. Saves major leveling time. Also consider the pad to be at about a 30 degree angle from the road. makes it easier to back in and get out. Concrete or blacktop is way better than gravel. Overnite fee could be around $70 and up to about $125 given current fees and depending on how comfortable and beautiful it is. Keep in mind there are big differences between various RVs regarding electricity use. Consider installing a meter at the site and charging based on the meter reading. Including it in the fixed fee means little guys pay more percent than 45' Diesel pusher with 3 A/C units on the roof


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Hey Larry, thanks so much for the helpful info! I appreciate it

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NPS has a study on CG design and I think they specified a turn around diameter of 55 feet.


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If at all possible, make it a loop so no backing is required. Pull through spots for some are a requirement.

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70' long sounds right. My overall length is 53' with truck and 5er. For width, I would think about the width of units with slides/awnings out. Mine is about 17', but it would vary by model, I guess. Just a guess, but spots in commercial sites are something over 20' in most places to about 30' in the last place I was parked. I would not go less than 20' myself.

Daily rates are probably somewhere in the $60 US range. Long term rates in this area are in the $400 (USD) to $700 (USD) range per month plus power depending on the location, etc. Could be different where you are.

Maybe you could check out a few RV parks in your area to see what they have for size/rates.


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All so helpful, thank you everyone!

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Many/some property owners in Tuscon, AZ have an RV pad to rent out to the snowbirds - usually *not* in the hottest summer months, although some do year-long rentals (Canadians leave 5th wheel "on site").

Try searching for ads in forums that allow rental information
(& Craigslist, etc.) and see what is available for comparison.
Owners usually list "amenities" (space, drive-thru, etc.) as well as price.

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