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Posted: 01/27/22 07:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many locations such as RV parks, hotels/motels and apartment complexes you pay for amenities that are not available because they are closed down, out of service or under never ending upgrade. Just another American style scam against the consumer. Glad I now only do frequent part time RVing and camping/traveling at state and national parks, BLM land, etc. Cheers to the brave.

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Posted: 01/27/22 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After reading the article - it looks like a really fun place to take a couple of grandkids for a weekend! But then, I might be a closet Parrothead.... ;-)

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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

"Starting" at $70 per night. Local motels such as the Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, and LaQuinta are posting rates in the $70-$79 category.

Please understand that I am NOT proposing that a motel stay would be a better choice by any means, but where is the justification to spend the same money for a slab of concrete as for a decent motel room, that probably comes with a free breakfast to boot!??

Seems as though the popularity of RVing has prompted enterprising entrepreneurs to take the Disney approach and keep raising prices until attendance starts to drop.

Just seems lop-sided to me, that's all.


Just watch. Those rooms will be up around $120 soon. So yes the $70 a night is worth it. You get to be outside not looking out a window, can go for a walk around the campground and most small hotels won’t have a bar to kick back at!


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Posted: 01/27/22 10:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Seems as though the popularity of RVing has prompted enterprising entrepreneurs to take the Disney approach and keep raising prices until attendance starts to drop.


Unfortunately that's Econ 101. It's crazy that the demand keeps outpacing the supply so much.
Yes and the hotels have been adjusting prices exactly the same.

The only price controls are generally in multi-family housing where the government seems to think it is OK to effectively take property from landlords.


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Deb and Ed M wrote:

After reading the article - it looks like a really fun place to take a couple of grandkids for a weekend! But then, I might be a closet Parrothead.... ;-)


You're out now Parrot Head.


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dodge guy wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

"Starting" at $70 per night. Local motels such as the Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, and LaQuinta are posting rates in the $70-$79 category.

Please understand that I am NOT proposing that a motel stay would be a better choice by any means, but where is the justification to spend the same money for a slab of concrete as for a decent motel room, that probably comes with a free breakfast to boot!??

Seems as though the popularity of RVing has prompted enterprising entrepreneurs to take the Disney approach and keep raising prices until attendance starts to drop.

Just seems lop-sided to me, that's all.


Just watch. Those rooms will be up around $120 soon. So yes the $70 a night is worth it. You get to be outside not looking out a window, can go for a walk around the campground and most small hotels won’t have a bar to kick back at!


I fully realize the difference in the two, and as I stated, the motel room would not be my first choice by any means.

I do, however, feel that as the hotel prices are seasonally adjusted, so will the RV park prices be adjusted. I was simply comparing 'value' for the dollar, and noting what I see as an imbalance.


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Yea, the prices sound... well, pricey, but - they are a "resort" as opposed to "campground". Providing a bit more than an cleared space and outhouses (or vault toilets...).

Around me here in Connecticut, most campground "resorts" with as many amenities as in that article, especially if the campground is new, have been charging prices like that for years.

When we've camped at Fort Wilderness (Disney World), we were paying prices like that - 10 years ago.


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Not my style or price point but there is a seat somewhere for everyone to sit on. As much as I am a part-time parrot head the brand is not going to draw me in just because Margaritiville is on the billboard.

I'll stick with the state parks, county parks, harvest hosts & the mom & pop campgrounds.


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Grit dog wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

Seems as though the popularity of RVing has prompted enterprising entrepreneurs to take the Disney approach and keep raising prices until attendance starts to drop.


Unfortunately that's Econ 101. It's crazy that the demand keeps outpacing the supply so much.


^This!
Man, I know there are supply issues, but the profound stupidity of many, is astounding!

I really almost cannot wait for another recession.


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I have 5 days booked at fort wilderness in march. $275 a night for my camp site. I then got 2 days at a Disney hotel for $240 a night. Go figure....


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