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PButler96

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Grit dog wrote:

Camper445 wrote:


Free Cheese?


Nope, none of it's free, but the capitalists pay for both kinds. The stuff they eat and the stuff that gets handed out to those who don't buy their own, lol.



Forget the cheese.....how about the other stuff. You're in the hole before you ever pay for a campsite and free cheese may be all that's on the menu.


"The Farm Bureau just reported that the average Fourth of July meal this year costs 17% more than last year. But pricier barbecues are just a sign of much bigger issues.

The numbers don’t lie. Inflation has hit a new 40-year high and it’s showing in prices for even the most basic items. Hot dogs are up 10%. Chicken and hamburger have surged 17% and nearly 14%, respectively. Ice cream will cost you roughly 10% more. And the cost of propane, kerosene and firewood has increased by 28%. Even kitchen staples like milk are up almost 16% and eggs have surged by an astounding 32%. "

I don't know who is grilling brats with kerosene, but on this board I would not find it surprising LOL.

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My favorite campground is about 5 miles down a Forest Service road north of Burgess Junction, WY. It is free and we seldom have neighbors except wolves, elk, and moose. The best part of the place is the price-FREE.


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Posted: 07/04/22 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PButler96 wrote:

"The Farm Bureau just reported that the average Fourth of July meal this year costs 17% more than last year. But pricier barbecues are just a sign of much bigger issues.

The numbers don’t lie. Inflation has hit a new 40-year high and it’s showing in prices for even the most basic items. Hot dogs are up 10%. Chicken and hamburger have surged 17% and nearly 14%, respectively. Ice cream will cost you roughly 10% more. And the cost of propane, kerosene and firewood has increased by 28%. Even kitchen staples like milk are up almost 16% and eggs have surged by an astounding 32%. "
And yet no improvements were made on these items. Same stuff, just more money.

But somehow many will expect improvements from the campground.


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time2roll wrote:

PButler96 wrote:

"The Farm Bureau just reported that the average Fourth of July meal this year costs 17% more than last year. But pricier barbecues are just a sign of much bigger issues.

The numbers don’t lie. Inflation has hit a new 40-year high and it’s showing in prices for even the most basic items. Hot dogs are up 10%. Chicken and hamburger have surged 17% and nearly 14%, respectively. Ice cream will cost you roughly 10% more. And the cost of propane, kerosene and firewood has increased by 28%. Even kitchen staples like milk are up almost 16% and eggs have surged by an astounding 32%. "
And yet no improvements were made on these items. Same stuff, just more money.

But somehow many will expect improvements from the campground.


I don’t know about that, it seems every commercial I see touts the featured product as being “new & improved”, it smells / tastes / feels better than ever before.

I’ve rarely seen a new renovated CG.

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Federal or state parks or boon docking. Have not stayed in commercial campground in 15 years. IMHO staying away from crowds and not traveling around holidays.

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JaxDad wrote:

time2roll wrote:

PButler96 wrote:

"The Farm Bureau just reported that the average Fourth of July meal this year costs 17% more than last year. But pricier barbecues are just a sign of much bigger issues.

The numbers don’t lie. Inflation has hit a new 40-year high and it’s showing in prices for even the most basic items. Hot dogs are up 10%. Chicken and hamburger have surged 17% and nearly 14%, respectively. Ice cream will cost you roughly 10% more. And the cost of propane, kerosene and firewood has increased by 28%. Even kitchen staples like milk are up almost 16% and eggs have surged by an astounding 32%. "
And yet no improvements were made on these items. Same stuff, just more money.

But somehow many will expect improvements from the campground.


I don’t know about that, it seems every commercial I see touts the featured product as being “new & improved”, it smells / tastes / feels better than ever before.

I’ve rarely seen a new renovated CG.
That is likely because improvements at RV parks are often unseen. Things like new sewer lines, updated electrical services, landscaping, road maintenance and a host of other things go unnoticed to the average guest. I bet you drive by hotels every day and for years they look exactly the same. They likely have updated the rooms multiple times but the average guest has no idea if it was this year or 5 years ago. I know that when I got my first RV 30 amp service was the expectation and amenities like wifi, cable TV and 50 amp were almost non existent. Now they are pretty much the norm. Having been in the business for decades, I have gotten to know many owners and almost all regularly reinvested back into their parks.
However, if someone actively seeks out the absolute lowest cost provider they may find that the business is able to offer that low price precisely because they don’t reinvest in upkeep and improvements. Often times you do get exactly what you pay for.

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JaxDad wrote:

time2roll wrote:

PButler96 wrote:

"The Farm Bureau just reported that the average Fourth of July meal this year costs 17% more than last year. But pricier barbecues are just a sign of much bigger issues.

The numbers don’t lie. Inflation has hit a new 40-year high and it’s showing in prices for even the most basic items. Hot dogs are up 10%. Chicken and hamburger have surged 17% and nearly 14%, respectively. Ice cream will cost you roughly 10% more. And the cost of propane, kerosene and firewood has increased by 28%. Even kitchen staples like milk are up almost 16% and eggs have surged by an astounding 32%. "
And yet no improvements were made on these items. Same stuff, just more money.

But somehow many will expect improvements from the campground.


I don’t know about that, it seems every commercial I see touts the featured product as being “new & improved”, it smells / tastes / feels better than ever before.

I’ve rarely seen a new renovated CG.


When they do it you'll know because it involves shutting down entire sections, and in the Northern part of the US with limited construction seasons I've seen it take multiple years. I know of one state park campground where upgrading 10 electric only sites to FHU took over 3 years. Snow flies early in November and can still be on the ground in April.

What is new and improved with featured products right now is smaller packaging to go along with the added price. It's one of the reasons why when the morons tell you inflation is x.x% start adding a lot to the number. The 14 ounce package is now 12 ounces and costs 25% more.

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PButler96 wrote:

JaxDad wrote:

time2roll wrote:

PButler96 wrote:

"The Farm Bureau just reported that the average Fourth of July meal this year costs 17% more than last year. But pricier barbecues are just a sign of much bigger issues.

The numbers don’t lie. Inflation has hit a new 40-year high and it’s showing in prices for even the most basic items. Hot dogs are up 10%. Chicken and hamburger have surged 17% and nearly 14%, respectively. Ice cream will cost you roughly 10% more. And the cost of propane, kerosene and firewood has increased by 28%. Even kitchen staples like milk are up almost 16% and eggs have surged by an astounding 32%. "
And yet no improvements were made on these items. Same stuff, just more money.

But somehow many will expect improvements from the campground.


I don’t know about that, it seems every commercial I see touts the featured product as being “new & improved”, it smells / tastes / feels better than ever before.

I’ve rarely seen a new renovated CG.


When they do it you'll know because it involves shutting down entire sections, and in the Northern part of the US with limited construction seasons I've seen it take multiple years. I know of one state park campground where upgrading 10 electric only sites to FHU took over 3 years. Snow flies early in November and can still be on the ground in April.

What is new and improved with featured products right now is smaller packaging to go along with the added price. It's one of the reasons why when the morons tell you inflation is x.x% start adding a lot to the number. The 14 ounce package is now 12 ounces and costs 25% more.
One of my favorite facts is when computing the inflation rate the scoundrels use a model that assumes if the price of something rises, you will buy less. As an example if beef goes from $3.00 a pound to 4 dollars a pound they may calculate you will now only buy 80% of what you used to buy. So if your hamburger purchase was one pound at $3 your current purchase for inflation calculations is $3.20 since the powers to be decided you are now going to buy on 80% of a pound. So even though hamburger went up 33%, inflation numbers say it went up 6.67%.

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