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Old 03-30-2008, 11:47 AM   #15
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this is great information, thanks everyone

$300/mo sounds like a lot of money for property to which I have to carry my own shelter. In the single house i live in now I rent a room for little more than that.

Well, the owner of the park has to pay all the costs associated with it. Taxes, infrastructure, maintenance and a little profit. $300 sounds cheap to me.
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I've shared your thoughts about city-based fulltiming. If one is willing to do without full hook-ups, (say, have access to electrical but get fresh water and dump your tanks periodically at a truck stop with facilities), one would have a lot more flexibility. But then a tow vehicle (or motorhome instead of just a trailer) would be required. Maybe you could make an arrangement with a local business with ample, secluded space to trade some "security" presence in exchange for space rent. Perhaps a health club (giving you locker room access) might be ideal. I like the marina idea, too, with access to bathroom/showers by the docks, separate from the clubhouse, but I would think they'd be more likely to charge you rent.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:05 PM   #17
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Maybe you could make an arrangement with a local business with ample, secluded space to trade some "security" presence in exchange for space rent.
Another possible option would be to live on a construction site in exchange for security.
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:35 PM   #18
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:25 PM   #19
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Well, the owner of the park has to pay all the costs associated with it. Taxes, infrastructure, maintenance and a little profit. $300 sounds cheap to me.
The park I was describing for $300 a month is situated on a lake with spaces under trees within throwing distance of the water. Many of the spaces are directly on the water. There is a large community house with plenty of open space, tables, dining room, kitchen, sofas, big screen TV, and showers, plus the standard amenities such as electrical and sewage hook-ups. This park is exclusively RV so there are not tent campers. It's situated on a larger working ranch. When I drove through most of the folks there were retired and the park had a nice quiet, peaceful feeling. How could one "reside" in such an environment any cheaper?
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The park I was describing for $300 a month is situated on a lake with spaces under trees within throwing distance of the water. There is a large community house with plenty of open space.... When I drove through most of the folks there were retired and the park had a nice quiet, peaceful feeling. How could one "reside" in such an environment any cheaper?
Sounds great! What's their 'policy' on full-timing there? Do they have a time limit? Is the park an easy commute to where you work (seems everytime I'm in S.A., all I encounter is road construction, especially on that #@%$!! loop!)?

$300/mo. seems about the "low" average for parks around central Texas. Make sure and have a surge protector on the electric and pressure regulator on the H2O... some older parks have some infrastructure quirks...
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Sounds great! What's their 'policy' on full-timing there? Do they have a time limit? Is the park an easy commute to where you work (seems everytime I'm in S.A., all I encounter is road construction, especially on that #@%$!! loop!)?

$300/mo. seems about the "low" average for parks around central Texas. Make sure and have a surge protector on the electric and pressure regulator on the H2O... some older parks have some infrastructure quirks...
They do allow full-timing which is what I find so appealing. As far as a time limit I'm not aware of one. Unfortunately SA is developing a "bit" of a traffic problem. So wouldn't be an easy commute to where I work...but to me living on the lake would more than make up for the trouble.
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