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Old 01-05-2011, 05:20 PM   #29
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Another option is like Pismo Coast Village in Pismo Beach, CA. There may be other parks that work this way, I don't know.

You don't buy a site, but rather a share in the corporation. There are only 1800 shares. Shares are sold on the open market. Someone must want to sell in order for someone else to buy. Each share (you are limited to three and there are about 1500 shareholders) gives you 25 prime time days and 20 off prime days. You may trade one prime day for two off prime days, giving you up to 70 days. Prime time is summer and holiday weekends. There is no fee what so ever for share holders. You call, make a reservation and go. Usually about half of the 400 spaces are held back for a time for shareholders. All of the bills are paid by non-share holders staying there, and by people storing their campers in the several storage lots owned by the corporation.
Shareholders may have one guest per share while they are at the park. Close family members may use your share without you being there.
When you no longer want the share, you may sell it.

It has worked very well for many years, but again, you must like the area as it is not transferable to another park.
I drove through Pismo Village when my daughter still lived in the area and thought it was great! Now that she lives here in Oregon with us, tho', I don't know when we'll get down that way again. Very nice place, though.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:28 PM   #30
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On the contrary, I'd be proud to have Michelle Bachman and others of her mindset as my neighbor!!!
This confirms the wisdom of my decision to avoid MN. Must add North Carolina to that list.
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Old 01-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #31
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Crikey! I could buy land and build a 30-site RV park for that kind of money!
Dave, I had a feeling that is the case. Clearly these lots are overpriced.
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Old 01-05-2011, 06:28 PM   #32
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This confirms the wisdom of my decision to avoid MN. Must add North Carolina to that list.
And I thought that I was caustic!
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #33
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In mho, the people are from those other states. Also, the people in Fl. are probably from those other states. Sal.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:16 PM   #34
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This confirms the wisdom of my decision to avoid MN. Must add North Carolina to that list.
You may as well plan on adding many others as well!
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:38 PM   #35
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Rather than buying a site in an established campground/resort, has anyone bought an actual lot at the destination of their choice? Either with an electric meter, sewer/septic connection and a water meter already in place or improving the lot yourself. What about zoning?
Yes, we have done this. Mountain property is more plentiful and cheaper than ocean front property. We bought 1/2 acre with a nice view for miles. The elevation is about 7,400' so it is pleasant even in the summer. Over the span of a few years, we had bulldozer work done to make a driveway and 2 level sites, added gravel, had a septic system put in with connections to both sites and ran water lines to both sites. We do not have shore power but have a 135 watt solar panel on top of the big trailer which we leave on site most of the year. We have a smaller trailer for traveling when the mood suits us. We now have a guaranteed site available any time of year with no neighbors and no fees except the annual property taxes.
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Save us a spot in your driveway, Jerry. Sounds like heaven to me.

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Old 01-06-2011, 09:47 AM   #37
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Yes, we have done this. Mountain property is more plentiful and cheaper than ocean front property. We bought 1/2 acre with a nice view for miles. The elevation is about 7,400' so it is pleasant even in the summer. Over the span of a few years, we had bulldozer work done to make a driveway and 2 level sites, added gravel, had a septic system put in with connections to both sites and ran water lines to both sites. We do not have shore power but have a 135 watt solar panel on top of the big trailer which we leave on site most of the year. We have a smaller trailer for traveling when the mood suits us. We now have a guaranteed site available any time of year with no neighbors and no fees except the annual property taxes.
This is the avenue I'm pursuing. I live in the middle of 40 acres, the noise of campgrounds just makes me want to go home after a few days. Don't get me wrong, for traveling established campgrounds are great, but when I look at being in the same spot for several months with occasional nights away at campgrounds, the quiet of my own lot is very appealing.
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This confirms the wisdom of my decision to avoid MN. Must add North Carolina to that list.
Talk about myopic...
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:30 PM   #39
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And I thought that I was caustic!
Aw, shucks, jus' kiddin'.
Well, sorta.
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I still can't get over that people would pay that much for a site in the right location. It's all about location!

*stares at airstream rv park business plan*

Seriously. Silly money.
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In 1973 I bought a half acre on The Great Egg Harbor River. Now if I could only raze the house I buil, I would have THE PERFECT SITE. Sal.
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This confirms the wisdom of my decision to avoid MN. Must add North Carolina to that list.
you probably ought to keep your political comments to yourself
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