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We usually only stay in a Walmart because there are no campgrounds around. This happens more when you do not travel the interstates. In a year, we may stay at a Walmart 5-6 nights out of 365 - we are full-time. Not everyone who parks at a Walmart is too cheap to pay for a campground.

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Tyler0215 wrote:

Cost of land, environmental regulations, permits, water and sewer lines, electric service, road grading, landscaping, more permits, more regulations.
Probably more permits and regulations I haven't thought of. Plus on top of all that you are paying taxes before you even open the park.


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We have two newer ones near us. The primary focus for them was for construction workers at a nuclear plant. That project shut down and they are trying to become vacation oriented. When I drive by them them they seem to be busy, so they have succeeded. One is only a couple miles from an interstate so that helps attract over nighters.


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bikendan wrote:

Tyler0215 wrote:

Cost of land, environmental regulations, permits, water and sewer lines, electric service, road grading, landscaping, more permits, more regulations.
Probably more permits and regulations I haven't thought of. Plus on top of all that you are paying taxes before you even open the park.


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Sounds like the northeast...

I'm aware of 4 parks that have opened in the last 10 yrs in our area, 2 we have stayed at. I tip my hat to the owners for getting it done.

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We are seeing several new 'RV' parks opened each year across north and central Texas - but these are full-time resident parks.

Mostly for working people who have moved to a 5er for full-time living instead of an apartment or mobile home. Not traveling.

Seeing almost no new locations for the traveling RVer.


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There have been several new campgrounds within 20 minutes of me. One of them, just a few miles away, recently expanded.

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mgirardo wrote:

There have been several new campgrounds within 20 minutes of me. One of them, just a few miles away, recently expanded.

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We love the Brunswick, Saint Marys, Kingsland area. In recent years getting into a park has been increasingly difficult. Would you be so kind as to provide the names of the new parks or links to their websites?

As we have travelled across the country, we have encountered a few new parks. The first I remember was Carolina Crossroads in North Carolina. More recently we have stayed at Star of Texas in Stratford, Tx. Western Star in Liberal, Ks is a relatively new park as is the Angel Fire RV Resort in Angel Fire, NM. Last fall we discovered the Springerville RV Park in Springerville, AZ.


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It's real simple... The cost of "dirt" in places where you would want to stay.


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mdcamping wrote:

bikendan wrote:

Tyler0215 wrote:

Cost of land, environmental regulations, permits, water and sewer lines, electric service, road grading, landscaping, more permits, more regulations.
Probably more permits and regulations I haven't thought of. Plus on top of all that you are paying taxes before you even open the park.


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Sounds like the northeast...

I'm aware of 4 parks that have opened in the last 10 yrs in our area, 2 we have stayed at. I tip my hat to the owners for getting it done.

Mike


actually, it sounds like the West Coast.

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