J-Rhett Posted December 9, 2016 Share Posted December 9, 2016 Unless you're filthy rich you usually hunt for and pick a more economical place to stay. I know, I know, there are some of us who don't care what it costs to stay in a campground such as my nephews who probably make seven figures a year and more. But I'm just a conservative guy hunting for a deal and I'm not crazy about making someone from the East rich while they let the motel go downward and the roaches and bedbugs take over. I've stayed in some pretty nice places and my mate woke up with bites all over. And I've heard lately that some of the bigger national hotels just straighten and smooth the sheets and you get to sleep where some foreigner slept the night before on the same sheets. No thanks, I don't care for that. We stayed in a National Brand Motel a couple years ago and had no idea that there had been dog shows in San Marcos a few days before. Boy did we get an awakening when we found dog hair ingrained in our carpet and then I pulled up the pillows on the second bed and was astonished to find a dog pillow with more dog hair than a years worth on that little doggie pillow. I was not a happy camper. We had rented the room for a week and demanded they re-clean it which they did. One of the main reasons I chose to purchase a RV was to pay less for traveling. A nice motel room on the road now runs about $90 and on up to $200. And the second reason is convenience and then cleanliness. I just found out that some campgrounds are not so economical especially when just staying for a night or two. If you're keeping your home and not full-timing then you always have to keep your place going too so you have that expense, which we do, so one of the main objects is to keep costs down while traveling. Hey, it's ok to splurge sometimes, but I don't want to eat at Texas Road House every night either. And I can understand why campgrounds near and in large cities cost more. There is more demand and more things to do so there should be higher prices in our "Capitalist" country. As I'm writing this I am thinking about what RVers talk about when sharing information about how other campsites operate and why one may or may not want to stay there again. If I'm expressing myself to you I'm going to tell you how the management acted, the amount of fun and peace we had, and the cost of staying. There are lots of variables in life and so out on the road while RVing too. I've heard stories of campers being kicked out of campground for no reason and knowing the people telling me these things I believe them. Some camp managers are crazy. I've heard of trailers being lost because the management didn't warn the campers soon enough that a flash flood was coming downstream and several trailers were swamped and ruined in a flood. Be aware of your surroundings and where you camp. I've just heard stories and some of you have been camping for years. Let's hear some of you interesting stories. What's the most you ever paid to stay for a week end? What is the main reason your purchased your trailer/camper/RV/truck/Van? What are some of the problems you've had a long way from home. Maybe your trailer is your ONLY home. I bet you got some stories to tell! Anyway, I kind of got off subject as my main point was the high cost of staying overnight in a motel vs. the cost of staying in your camper for a small camping fee. How many nights will I have to stay in my Ollie before it's equal to motel bills?? LOL I immediately learned that some camping fees are not so small. I know, there are lots of reasons people camp too. The social life is nicer in the campgrounds and talking and eating around the campfire too. It's bringing back something we've lost in the cities and used to have back in the 50's and 60's and that's neighborliness. God Bless the human race. 3 J-Rhett Oliver Legacy Elite II (Irog) 1995 Ford F-250 x4 Turbo Diesel Trek Bikes, Hobie Cat Kayak Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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