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« on: November 09, 2016, 10:30:22 AM »
We are currently in the design phase of our RV Resort and want to make use we don't miss the important things and would like to have the latest and greatest amenities for RVers. So, what is most important to you when you are looking to stay at an RV park?

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Re: RV Tips
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2016, 11:29:18 AM »
Large pull through pads and no giant rocks, posts,etc at the ends of them to run into.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2016, 12:37:26 PM »
A reasonable amount of space between sites would be nice -- and a tree or hedge would be wonderful!

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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2016, 12:40:15 PM »
Sites with view of southern skies for my wife's DirecTV access (roof mounted). Not all sites necessary,  just mine ::)
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 01:33:24 PM »
Thank you for your tips!

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2016, 01:57:09 PM »
Sites that are level. A fenced in dog park. A good website with pictures of the actual sites, not just a bunch of people having a good time around a campfire. A real swimming pool with at least 6ft depth. At 5'8" I stub my toes a lot in 5 ft pools.  :o
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 08:04:33 PM »
GOOD electrical service, pressured drinkable waterand level sites ! The rest are just extras !
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2016, 09:56:29 PM »
1. Level sites
2. Wide enough when having slides on both sides that you're not into your neighbor's site
3. No trees where the slides would hit
4. Position the hook-ups together, about 3/4 from the front of the site
5. A fire ring placed where you could actually use it. Not place somewhere, where the heat from it would do damage to the RV, or it too far away
6. A level picnic table, and placed somewhere useful. I'm tried of picking them up and moving them.
7. Strong WiFi
8. Good water pressure
9. Good electric, no surges
10. Cable with more then a handful of channels
11. Large dog park
12. Nice stocked store
13. Friendly staff
14. 6ft deep pool
15. Still thinking
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2016, 09:57:09 AM »
Affordable firewood.

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« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2016, 11:36:01 AM »
Would you find a nice store or a fitness room more important?

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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2016, 11:43:45 AM »
Nice store with good snacks, local souvenirs and reasonably priced RV items.

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2016, 12:13:10 PM »
Nice store with good snacks, local souvenirs and reasonably priced RV items.
Ditto
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« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2016, 12:57:03 PM »
As far as RV items for the store, what would be most beneficial? Toilet paper? Minor repair items?

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« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2016, 01:13:38 PM »
You should definitely have toilet paper!  Repair items would be good.

Level pull through,sites that are clearly defined.  Yes,you have to work with nature but it's weird when your hookups are in somebody else's space.

Lots of good suggestions all ready,but the website should really give a better idea of site sizes and amenities.
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2016, 03:32:51 PM »
If I am going to an rv park I am not familiar with, I rely heavily on the web site. Alot of good pictures of the actual sites and surroundings. Also a list of what to do in the local area.
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« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2016, 04:28:30 PM »
Wonderful tips!

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« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2016, 06:00:32 PM »
You call it an RV Resort. Resort is probably the most misleading term in the industry. I've been to "resorts" that had nothing more than gravel sites in a field with no trees or any facilities.

A resort should be a destination, not an overnight stay off the highway. A clubhouse or recreation hall, swimming pool/hot tub, playground for the kids, organized activities, clean well-maintained grounds and buildings. Level sites with full hookups are a given, with nice landscaping that provide some privacy.

There's nothing wrong with being a campground. The RV Resort label should mean everything gets kicked up a notch.

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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2016, 09:00:25 PM »
I called a CG in IN and they told me they were the newest CG in the state and had ALL the amenities.

I guess they don't think all the amenities should include WiFi as there was none - in the middle of nowhere no less.
My brother and I were there.  He forgot his cell phone before the trip and I'm between phones right now - so we had no
connection to the outside world.
Needless to say I have no plans of EVER visiting any campground that doesn't have WiFi included.

A set of LONG pull though's  so that Class A MH's could keep a trailer hooked up. 80-100 feet should do it.
And nothing in the way (boulders, trees, or bushes) when turning into a parking spot.
And no low tree branches to scratch the MH, or trailers coming into the campground anywhere.
And certainly no trees that drop anything sticky or messy.

Multiple trash dumpsters around the campground.

No muddy areas to drive or walk through.

Is your campground already built?  and your looking for ideas to finish it up OR are you in the planning stage yet?
Just read your in the design stage yet.

Well then...

How about an area to wash your RV/MH?
How about an area to do a oil/filter change? and dispose of the used oil and filter etc.

How much money do you have to invest?

How about a roof over parking spots - would help keep the units cooler in the sun and dryer in the rain.

I could think of more - but could you tell us more about what your planning?
How much land do you have to work with?
Is it all flat ground or does it need a lot of work yet?
What part of the country is this going to be in?
Will all roads and parking spots be paved?  Wide enough for 2 large vehicles to pass by each other?
When do you hope to start (break ground) and when do you hope to have it operational?
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2016, 09:24:00 PM »
Any association with Lafitte's Cove in Galveston, TX?
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2016, 11:57:04 PM »
Do the basic things. I was saying just week, "Do the people that build these camp grounds ever camp?" People will spend thousands of dollars to grade camp sights and have them 12" lower from front to back. Was at a CG about a month ago and had to change camping sites because the first spot had their sewer eight feet behind the MH and there was a large rock that prevented me from backing the MH up any further. Some TT have their sewer drains towards the rear of their units. Most MH have their sewer drains near the middle. The cost would not be that great to have two drain sites if it was done when the park was first constructed. I agree about what others have said about the WIFI sites. Don't advertise WIFI and have one tower 2000 yards away that is not working half the time. Us old folks have a hard time getting down and hooking our water hose up in those boxes that are down in the ground, especially when the connections are close to the side of the box.

I would suggest that you visit other RV Resorts. Don't be too proud to copy other good resorts.
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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2016, 06:32:06 AM »
Showers with a shelf to put your toiletries on while showering, so we dont have to set them on the floor. Also have the drainage sloped right so that when youre putting your pants on, your not standing in water trying to keep your pantlegs up out of the water.
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« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2016, 02:15:26 PM »
We are not associated with the Lafittes Cove in Galveston. We are still in the final design stages and have the funding set up already. We have about 15 acres of land with a very large pond already on it.

Most of your comments and recommendations have already been in place it was just nice to hear it come from you all that it is essential to have, so when the partner wants to try and make cuts to things I will have a solid reason to keep it. We will be more of a destination spot. We will be located less than a mile off of Highway 146 between Kemah and Galveston and not too far from Houston.

All of our sites will be large pull through sites that are concreted (and level), with a large area for personal space with a concrete pad for BBQing, picnic table, and a fire pit. The roads will all be concreted and the walking trails and paths will either be concrete or crushed granite. There will be an RV wash station, a propane refilling station, pump station, a some small storage units to rent, a pool, playground, recreation area with beach volleyball, large fenced in dog park, nice and accommodating showers/bathrooms, nice laundry mat, community room/meeting room, office are with a small store, stocked fishing pond, pedal boats to rent/use, and more.... yes free wifi!!

The tips for the shower area have been noted and added to the specks! All of your comments have been taken into consideration as your input is important to a successful RV resort.

Thank you all again for your tips and comments! Feel free to keep them coming!

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« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2016, 02:27:29 PM »
Personally, I'd rather have the crushed stone over concrete for trails. Concrete is hard enough on young knees and backs, and is murder on some of us that are getting older.
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« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2016, 06:30:39 PM »
We are not associated with the Lafittes Cove in Galveston. We are still in the final design stages and have the funding set up already. We have about 15 acres of land with a very large pond already on it.

Most of your comments and recommendations have already been in place it was just nice to hear it come from you all that it is essential to have, so when the partner wants to try and make cuts to things I will have a solid reason to keep it. We will be more of a destination spot. We will be located less than a mile off of Highway 146 between Kemah and Galveston and not too far from Houston.

All of our sites will be large pull through sites that are concreted (and level), with a large area for personal space with a concrete pad for BBQing, picnic table, and a fire pit. The roads will all be concreted and the walking trails and paths will either be concrete or crushed granite. There will be an RV wash station, a propane refilling station, pump station, a some small storage units to rent, a pool, playground, recreation area with beach volleyball, large fenced in dog park, nice and accommodating showers/bathrooms, nice laundry mat, community room/meeting room, office are with a small store, stocked fishing pond, pedal boats to rent/use, and more.... yes free wifi!!

The tips for the shower area have been noted and added to the specks! All of your comments have been taken into consideration as your input is important to a successful RV resort.

Thank you all again for your tips and comments! Feel free to keep them coming!

Thanks for the info.

About the only thing I didn't see answered is, WHEN do you think it will be operational?
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« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2016, 07:55:36 PM »
Ditto on when operational...Galveston area is one of our repeat visiting locations.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2016, 10:20:15 PM »
Have your sewage drops level with the ground. On my MH. With the air out of the bags, and MH is leveled. I almost sit on the ground. My sewage hose comes out of the bottom of the bin. So if the drop is too high. I have problems.

We spent about week here this summer. You should check it out.

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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2016, 09:17:03 AM »
You should definitely have toilet paper!  Repair items would be good.

Level pull through,sites that are clearly defined.  Yes,you have to work with nature but it's weird when your hookups are in somebody else's space.

Lots of good suggestions all ready,but the website should really give a better idea of site sizes and amenities.

Ditto on toilet paper!!  ;D

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« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2016, 09:27:56 AM »
Sites with view of southern skies for my wife's DirecTV access (roof mounted). Not all sites necessary,  just mine ::)
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« Reply #28 on: December 06, 2016, 09:53:19 AM »
free wifi not enough, usable signal and bandwidth is necessary
although maybe not as much of a big deal if you are in a good cell phone coverage area.
If cell coverage not good, a cell repeater might be a nice thing for some folks

views, green space, hedge or natural screening and space between sites, and shade are all important to me.

If a site has a view, a nice thing we experienced once in the mountains was a finished covered deck instead of a patio on the awning side, complete with a porch swing looking out over the mountain creek.  There was even a screened portion of it with picnic table inside (although we never went in there except to check it out)
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2016, 11:52:38 PM »
 I would like to know if you are having a 10 year policy on age of RVs, if so you already lost one customer. Mine is a 1998 model,but in nice shape. I won't even try to get a reservation on a park with a year limit and there are thousands more of us out there.
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« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2016, 07:29:31 AM »
A pool that is unheated (84 is about right) is not really useable. There are a number of "Resorts" that we have visited once and won't return to because of this shortcoming.

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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2016, 05:40:34 PM »
I hate to say it, but no children in the pool endlessly playing "Marco Polo".

Or at least some adult only hours!

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« Reply #32 on: January 01, 2017, 02:44:10 PM »
Several have mentioned it already, but have good, strong Wi-Fi at the sites.  Most parks these days advertise Wi-Fi, but it appears to me it frequently means Wi-Fi at the office.  I try to write reviews of the parks I stay in.  When I do I almost always comment on the Wi-Fi.   
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« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2017, 03:23:03 PM »
Late but here are several thing That would be best.  Currently a lot of campgrounds are installing all of there utilities on one pad, sometimes a small one.  Keep the sewer dump away from the water fill as too many people are not careful when they remove their sewer hose.  A potential health hazard.  Keep the sewer connections as close to the groundate tight te front of backins.  The longer units need more room to navigate sharp turns.
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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 10:08:04 AM »
WIFI. Like, actual useable strong signal wifi from this century.  Not just in the club house or the laundry room, not just "in the front spots". All over. It's not expensive to install additional routers and whatever company you use to set up service will come and do it for you. It will pay for itself because people will legit stay there longer enjoying wifi. I know I would.

And a little store. I'm a sucker for campgrounds with little stores for snacks and necessities and knicknacks. It's a great place to trade off advertising space with local businesses too.
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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2017, 05:53:54 PM »
Since the OP hasn't replied since Nov 14 2016 I wonder if they are looking at any more "Tips" that we are providing.

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2017, 09:36:26 AM »
Since the OP hasn't replied since Nov 14 2016 I wonder if they are looking at any more "Tips" that we are providing.

Probably got overwhelmed by all the demands lol
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« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2017, 08:22:23 AM »
I would like to know if you are having a 10 year policy on age of RVs, if so you already lost one customer. Mine is a 1998 model,but in nice shape. I won't even try to get a reservation on a park with a year limit and there are thousands more of us out there.

I second this

 

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