Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Campground Hosting?

Who here has been a campground host? Would you do it again, or were the downsides to much? Was it what you thought it would be?
__________________

__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 02:02 PM   #2
Wise Elder
 
Jammer's Avatar
 
2010 30' Classic
Vintage Kin Owner
South of the river , Minnesota
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4,119
FWIW there is extensive discussion of this at rvforum.net, which has a member base with more people who "workamp."

Workamping
__________________

__________________
Jammer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
We've thought about that, but, personally, I'm not too wild about getting away from here just to do what I do here: Mow the grass, clean the bathrooms, repeat.

Instead, we've sometimes thought about some of the jobs available from state and national wildlife preserves:

Volunteer.gov/gov-America's Natural & Cultural Resources


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
Naysayer
 
Boondocker's Avatar

 
1968 24' Tradewind
Louisville , earth
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 4,635
Images: 7
Send a message via Yahoo to Boondocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by eubank View Post
........ personally, I'm not too wild about getting away from here just to do what I do here: Mow the grass, clean the bathrooms, repeat......


Lynn

The position I am looking at has virtually no duties other than being around. On the other hand, you have to haul water in...
__________________
Rodney

Visit my photography page
and the
Favorite camp grounds project map
My Blog

(The artist formerly known as General Disarray)

Boondocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2011, 03:04 PM   #5
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Oh, I could go in a heartbeat for one of the volunteer jobs I saw last year. The job: Photograph wildlife on the preserve.

Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 12:18 PM   #6
Ready-to-Travel
 
pmclemore's Avatar

 
2012 30' International
Walkerton , Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 2,494
While we have never done it ourselves, we have met lots of nice hosts and they seem to be satisfied with the arrangements, and are planning their next stop.

That, for me, says a lot about whether it could be fun for us.

Pat
__________________
--------------------------------------
Somebody, please, point me to the road.

AIR 3987
TAC VA-2
WBCCI 4596
pmclemore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 01:25 PM   #7
vintage travelers
 
scorpiontimo's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Johnson City , on the road
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 395
Images: 20
Blog Entries: 1
we love it does have pros and cons we have had good experience so and doing it a year right now in San Marcos TX running a tube operation at a campground and gives us time to bring in a airstream rally to us otherwise we would not be able to go to one best of both worlds for us site and pay to with good friends and making new ones also we love it.
__________________
HAPPY CAMPING IS WHERE THE SLIVER LEADS US
scorpiontimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
DanielB's Avatar
 
1974 31' Excella 500
Charleston , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,073
Blog Entries: 8
I'd do it if there were some attractive women there in the trailer park. If it was just a bunch of old people.. Hmm.. No.
__________________
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie
DanielB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
Full Timers/Diesel power.
 
Mike Leary's Avatar
 
1983 31' Airstream310
Cactus Hug , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,540
Images: 11
Stay away from County Parks! KOA has a pretty neat deal; we've watched the amount of work they do and it seems pretty mellow. State Parks seem to think for a free campsite you should work your bu** off.
__________________
"A settled wisdom, plus the itch to be elsewhere"
Mike Leary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
3 Rivet Member
 
snake's Avatar
 
1994 21' Sovereign
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 174
To start my retirement I've volunteered to be a campground host at the Coronado National Forest Riggs Flat Lake Campground in Southeast Arizona this summer, sharing the work with a man who will be there for his 7th season.

The campground is in the pines on Mt. Graham at 8,600' about 42 miles (12 miles on dirt road) from Safford, AZ, the nearest town. It's a basic boondocking campground, no hookups, although they have just drilled a new well with solar powered pump. The season is from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

I'm looking forward to it, my wife, who still too young to retire, is a school nurse, is off during the summer, and will be able to be with me most of the time. We've camped on the mountain numerous times over the last 30 years.
__________________
snake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 08:48 PM   #11
65th Anniversary CLIPPER
 
masseyfarm's Avatar

 
1996 36' Clipper Bus
Tub City , British Columbia
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,273
Images: 55
Daniel:
Age is a "state of mind" and attractive is in the eye of the looker, not the lookee! Me thinks you better stay in town close to Hooters.
Dave

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanielB View Post
I'd do it if there were some attractive women there in the trailer park. If it was just a bunch of old people.. Hmm.. No.
__________________
masseyfarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 09:03 PM   #12
2 Rivet Member
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Spring Hill , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 38
There was a lady on "Car Talk" this morning whose job is to travel around Alaska campgrounds and parks all summer, evaluating them for Good Sam Club. Now THAT'S a job I'd like!
__________________
dorfgog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2011, 10:18 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
DanielB's Avatar
 
1974 31' Excella 500
Charleston , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,073
Blog Entries: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
Daniel:
Age is a "state of mind" and attractive is in the eye of the looker, not the lookee! Me thinks you better stay in town close to Hooters.
Dave
Wrong and wrong and wrong.
__________________
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
- Andrew Carnegie
DanielB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 05:46 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
rseagle's Avatar
 
2004 22' International CCD
Spotsylvania , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 663
Images: 33
Hi Rodney, North River CG is a pretty easy campground to host. Just being there for the campers is about it. The NF cuts the grass. I believe there is a phone line for you, in case you need to call the District Office, the ranger, or if ever, the Rockingham County Sheriff. You get to meet some nice people on the weekends. It's usually empty during the week. Since the water pump is gone, water and warm showers can be had at the Todd Lake CG just 2 miles up the road. Todd Lake also has a dump station, so a tote cart will be helpful. The pit privies are low maintenance, just mopping, wiping down and toilet paper.
__________________

__________________
Bob
---------------
"THE BAUXITE BUNGALOW"
2004 22' CCD
1997 F-150
TAC VA-12
AIR# 4749
ex WBCCI# 1430
rseagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
North Rim Grand Canyon Campground JGB On The Road... 23 03-23-2012 02:02 PM
Campground Suggestions near Northstar in Lake Tahoe,Ca NicheVintage On The Road... 3 04-24-2011 04:43 PM
Bass Harbor Campground.. kidsgone On The Road... 2 01-22-2011 07:23 PM
Nice, safe campground near New Orleans AUTAILGATER On The Road... 4 01-21-2011 11:34 PM
Bear Lake, Ut Campground Suggestions NicheVintage On The Road... 6 01-17-2011 08:56 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.