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$30.00 or below 2 10.53%
$31.00 to $49.00 12 63.16%
$50 to $69.00 3 15.79%
$70.00 and up 2 10.53%
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Old 10-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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RV/Camping budget

I know we all like to RV or camp. Some boondock or dry camp others go to RV Parks & others to State or Federal campgrounds. I was just wondering what is your Max you are willing to pay per night?
Mine would be in the $45.00 to $50.00 range. I have a Golden Age pass so that gets me 1/2 price in National Parks. I also use my Good Sams card to save 10% at those parks. County Parks around me run between $20-40 that I stay at.
I know out here by the coast most are more like $70 & up which is out of my price range for a private park..

So what is your top $ amount ?
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #2
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We only pay between $22-35 for full hookup sites around here. I would be willing to pay $60 plus for one trip if it was merited.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:53 PM   #3
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Right around $30 locally. Expect $20-30 for water/elec, a few dollars more to include sewer. That's for local, nice sites. Military is less, but often full. Tourist sites cost more. Booked at KOA in Charleston later this month, $59/night. But we're meeting relatives there, and want to entertain them, camping, pool, etc.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:20 PM   #4
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Here at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta we're in the RV parking across Alameda Blvd from the Fiesta grounds.

So a short walk or lots of shuttles to the activities. Have 50 Amp service and water. $25 to have tanks emptied.

Its $69 per night...but compared to those that drive and sit in traffic for an hour or more to get here...worth every penny.

Mornings we sit outside and watch all the balloons from the Dawn Patrol come over just 100 feet or so above us. Evenings we take the shuttle to the grounds and enjoy the Evening Glow of hundreds of balloons and fireworks afterwards is fantastic.

Has been quite the trip!!

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Old 10-07-2014, 12:33 AM   #5
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We mostly boondock in national forest for 6 dollars/night and state parks at 28/night but have paid as high as 100/night to be on the beach for fourth of July. We like riding rzr's so boondocking is my favorite!
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Old 10-07-2014, 01:20 AM   #6
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There is one local place we paid $50 a night (my max). They offered movie night, free sno cones and a free BBQ with hot dogs and chips. Not too bad.
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:15 AM   #7
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soonernation, I like your package deal. Here's what we'll pay MORE for: package deals, hot tub, pool, secluded/wide spaces, patio table/umbrella, plenty of trees. What we HATE is a big concrete parking lot with everyone in their "slot," with about 5 ft to the next guy. If I wanted that, I could have gotten a job in a cubicle!
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Old 10-07-2014, 02:32 AM   #8
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We run the spectrum. We spend a lot of Spring and Fall in Moab, UT and Fruita, CO, both have tons of free dispersed camping. In the winter we head to California where $40-$50/night is the going rate. We've found some in the $35 range and in January and February we usually try to go monthly in San Diego to get the rate down.
Bottom line is if we have a free dispersed option we will take it. When on the coast we have no problem paying the extra $$ for location and convenience to the beach.
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One of my favorite camping spots "is a big concrete parking lot with everyone in their "slot," with about 5 ft to the next guy..." Tailgating Texas Tech football, $650 for the season, about $100 a weekend and this year they added power pedestals.

I do agree with MartyG, I like to get away from the crowds. But boondocking is never free, don't forget about the fuel to run the generator, it's usually cheaper in an RV Park, but not as much fun.

Texas state parks are a bargain at $20 something for power & water. The most I've ever paid was $350 for a weekend, lakeside at the drag boat races... it is all about location!!!
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One of my favorite camping spots "is a big concrete parking lot with everyone in their "slot," with about 5 ft to the next guy..."!!
Mike and Helen, "Viva La Difference!! Good travels, you two!
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