Where do you stay most often with your RV?

What type of park or campground do you frequent the most with your RV? Do you enjoy the comforts of home so seek out a full-service RV park? Or are you more the boondocking type — holing up on government lands in scenic places, far from your nearest neighbor?

What’s your preference?

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28 Thoughts to “Where do you stay most often with your RV?”

  1. John Springer

    Most common is staying at private property (mine or friends) with 1 or 2 RV hookups.

  2. Sandy Frankus

    All of the above

  3. Alonzo Tillery

    I bought two acres of Sam Houston National Forest in Coldspring Texas close to Lake Livingston, I set up electric, water and sewer and a place to park my older Holiday Gambler class A Motorhome. I spend 2 months there and 2 months in Arkansas close to Beaver Lake on a little piece of land I bought there (less than an acre) let’s me travel but be where the kids know where I’m at (I’m 70 and have heart problems)

  4. John Yellowolf

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  5. Michael

    We live in the city. Our RV (Jayco 330RLTS) is parked 125 miles from home on 20 acres in the middle of a forest. Some times we can go 2 or 3 days without hearing a man made noise. We take off and use it all year long.

  6. Jennifer A Stoffa

    We get FHU sites where we volunteer, 5 or 6 months/ year. Otherwise, a mix of everything else available.

  7. Rory

    I do some of all of the above. I mostly dock in RV parks or resorts with full hookups. But I do boondock in state parks, BLM, and NFS areas. I pavement camp @ Walmart, Cabelas, etc. While in transit I have overnighted in some rest areas. I haven’t as yet stopped in a truck stop to stay overnight, I try to leave that for the truckers. I never stay in NP’s or State Parks “in-season”, too noisey and too crowded. Oh and I have “driveway camped” at a relatives house. It took me about a year and a half and a few bucks to get my rig modified enough to comfortably boondock w/o feeling like I was trying to relive the experiences of the original settlers in wagon trains, LOL. It is finally setup so I can boondock for 8 – 10 days in comfort and w/o constantly checking my underarms…..

  8. Spanky Goodin

    In the pits at Nostalgia Drag races.

  9. Betty

    We go to dirt track races and almost always camp in the parking lot which is usually a field. Dry camping needless to say.

  10. Jill

    I have a motorhome primarily to use to attend dog events, so I am usually camping onsite at the dog show (either boondocking or if I am lucky with an electrical hookup only) and I generally “pavement camp” at Walmarts or in rest areas when I am in transit. I rarely stay in campgrounds.

  11. Kenneth Merry

    We spent seven months this year in friends and relatives drive ways as well as in rest areas and one truck stop stayed a totol of nine days in campground to do laundry, take showers etc had a great time. Left home in TX min February got back home two weeks ago.

  12. Rich

    membership campgrounds , pass port america , some times walmart , love`s and flying J `s

  13. Gene Bjerke

    All of the above, depending on what’s available when we get ready to look for a place to stay for the night. We almost never make reservations ahead of time because we usually have no idea where we will end up. Footloose and fancy-free.

  14. John T

    I always love to see that 90% of campers want hookups. Keeps the deserts and forests empty for me!

  15. SFC Dennis R Strope, USA, RET

    “Other”- Usually military CGs, most that I have been to are full hook-ups, but the prices are hard to beat.

  16. Pat

    Driveway camping at home.

  17. Kevin Hogle

    In front of my son and daughter in laws place with a 50 amp hookup. Or in an rv Park.

  18. Dan

    Most often we look for FHU, but we boondock and use COE, military famcamps and overnight while in transit in Walmart parking lots, Cabelas and rest areas. We also own 2 acres of property in North Central MN for our home base in the summer, as we’re full timers.

  19. Kevin

    We have been staying at casino which some have given us a package with staying few day.

  20. F Brent Betenson

    We use our motorhome about 7 months of the year. Summer camping and Winter Snowbirding. 50% of the time we’re in RV Parks, but we also Boondock and use Camp Walmart. BLM camping is also a favorite. We just returned from a 6 week trip to Alaska. Only one night was spent at a full hook-up RV Park. On that night I only hooked up to electricity.

  21. Dr4Film ----- Richard

    We stay in a variety of places depending on our present location and situation. When traveling from one destination to another it is mainly free locations such as Walmart, rest areas, Home Depot, mall parking lots, church parking lots, etc. When Workamping it could be a RV Park, school, private estate, ranch etc. When visiting family in upstate NY it is usually with a brother at his farm. We do NOT hang out at RV parks on a regular basis unless it is a location like Disney World, visiting the Florida Keys or some National Park around the country.

  22. Patricia Otto

    We love the atmosphere at State and Corps of Engineers campgrounds. I’ve never been to one that is not clean and well maintained, not to say they don’t exist. We’ve stayed in a WalMart lot once in St. Louis, it was great and we stayed in a wonderful RV Park in Rochester, MN this week. They cater to Mayo patients and they bend over backwards to do it. Mostly, I find RV Parks over priced, over crowded and underwhelming. The thing I like least at public campgrounds are the campfires.

  23. Linda

    All of our travels to date have been in the southeastern states, so boondocking opportunities are limited. We have overnighted some at Walmart. We plan a trip out West next year, so we expect to try boondocking on FederL lands. We have owned our motorcoach less than two years.

  24. JohnRR

    I bought a piece of property in the mountains put a well, septic, electric on it and go up every year and spend 5-6 months and when I’m done up there I go back to Florida and stay in my motorhome In an RV Park. Been doing this for 15 years

  25. August Schuh

    Have been full time since 2001. I volunteer with a church ministry in building churches, campgrounds, and colleges/universities. I usually park on site.

  26. Fred

    9 years of fulltiming with a 34′ 5er, with 3 slides. Have 400 watts of solar, 2 Honda generators, & large water capacities. We spend the majority of the year boondocking in the desert or mountains of the West or in Alaska. While travelling between destinations, we stay in retailers parking lots like Walmart, or on the property of abandoned businesses & sometimes in primitive campgrounds like county or city parks that are free or cheap. This last year was typical in that we spent less than a thousand dollars on campground fees .

    1. Pat

      Some of my favorite stops were in City campgrounds, especially in Michigan and Wisconsin on our circle tour of Lake Superior.

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