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Old 10-28-2015, 11:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs up First time AS'er and I'm gonna be living in Austin.

Where and how do I go about finding a spot where I can permanently park her?

Ideally w hookups. Does that even exist?

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Old 10-28-2015, 12:04 PM   #2
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It does exist.

You need to Google campground in your area, call them to see if they have long term sites, then look at them to decide what you want.

Most campgrounds have a monthly rate, much less than the nightly.


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Old 10-28-2015, 12:11 PM   #3
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Park to store or park to live in?
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Old 10-28-2015, 05:45 PM   #4
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Park to live in Doug. A lot of those places have a cap on how long you can stay and paying $600 a mo for amenities like pools and clubhouses etc is what I'm trying to avoid.

I guess I'm looking long term as in this will be home for me for long. Obviously I can buy a piece of land but in my head I assumed there's people that might have these pieces of land available. Kind of like an individual camp site for a fraction of the cost.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #5
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"In Austin"... About $600/ month sounds right.

Maybe "outside" Austin....
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:16 PM   #6
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Do some local research

Many places have zoning laws, that prohibit living in an RV.
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Old 10-28-2015, 07:07 PM   #7
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You might want to look outside of Austin toward Hill Country. Lots of campgrounds and arguably some of the most scenic scenery in Texas. Less traffic, too.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:38 AM   #8
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Not many options for RVs exist in the Austin area, and those that do are often booked up for months ahead. We have lived for several months at a time at Blessing Mobile Home & RV Park in Round Rock, just north of Austin. They have installed some nice slabs now, and rent is under $400/mo - but there are no facilities like restroom/laundry/showers, so you end up driving to do laundry, and need to use your own shower/commode. They have full hook-ups. Good luck to you and welcome to Austin.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:39 AM   #9
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With a Thousand Trails membership you can bounce back from Lake Conroe in Willis,Texas to Colorado River RV Park in Columbus, Texas. This is how I am living full time in my Airstream. I bought the Platinum membership on the resale market for a fraction of the cost. Now I stay up to 21 days in a 30 amp site for free. Just have to pay $549 a year for membership dues. This is how lots of people live full time in their RVs. I am loving it so far and the staff and campers at Lake Conroe are awesome! Here is a link that explains this process that really helped me out. Thousand Trails Upgrades: Elite, Platinum ++ | RV Love
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:21 PM   #10
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Try Austin Lone Star Carefree RV Resort

Sort of depends on how much you want to spend and how close you need to be to downtown Austin. There is a nice resort called Austin Lone Star Carefree RV Resort that gets 4.5 stars. I've been by it and it is nice and tree shaded. Bad news, it is just off the I35 frontage road. I'm sure you pick up some highway noise. It is probably the closest park you can find to downtown Austin.
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:25 PM   #11
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Food for Thought

We live in San Antonio and found that many camp grounds are full. I ask my spouse 'why' being she is a native Texan. Her answer was that FRACKING in south Texas has caused many families to live in trailers in Austin, SA, etc. while hubby works in the oil fields. Just a thought in case you find it hard to locate on I35 or in areas with great school districts. jd
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Old 10-29-2015, 02:28 PM   #12
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Just north of Austin is Round Rock. Just down the road from us on Hwy 79 (aka E. Palm Valley Blvd) is an rv park at Old Settlers Park RV Sites. It next to the Dell Diamond baseball field. One big perk is that it is also next to The Salt Lick. From there, depending on the time of day, we make it to downtown Austin is 35 minutes.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:00 PM   #13
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Try Pecan Grove on Barton Springs Rd.
Great location, but not sure how long you can stay without moving the AS. Plan ahead and you may be able to simply move from spot to spot within.
Good luck.
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I lived in Austin for many years-the place in Round Rock at Old Settlers park is OK, but you cannot stay there long term. There is also a wonderful park run by the army corp of engineers called CedarBreaks on Lake Georgetown in Georgetown,TX which is just a little north of Round Rock/Austin. What a beautiful place! They have 64 sites fully equipped, dump station and hot showers. Once again, don't know how long you can stay, but you can apply as a camp host which would reduce or completely eliminate fees and allow you to stay longer.
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