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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On To Plan C

We planned on booking into an RV park near the California grands' house.  Thank goodness for Plan C!   We're always Semper Gumby (Always Flexible) as the RV lifestyle demands.

The area we're in is limited in RV parks, so we didn't have a lot to choose from.  Our first choice, a fairground was completely filled up, so we looked further.  The next RV park wanted $40 a night for just water and electric.  They did have a dump station, but charged $25 to use it, including the RVs staying at the park.  No thanks, we'll hold it in.

The last choice had a $300 weekly rate, or a $600 monthly rate plus electric plus a $600 security deposit.  Trying to wrap our head around that left us crossing that park off the list.  Now in a quandary,  we'd have to look for parks more than an hour a way, plus the requirement to cross a toll bridge.  Not good enough.

Plan C opened up when the neighborhood president said it was okay to stay right in the driveway.  No objection from us, we've plugged into the house electric to keep the batteries charged and the fridge running while using the house showers/bathroom so we don't need to dump tanks.  Plus with the very mild weather and quiet neighborhood, it's fine to sleep in the Journey, nothing better than your own bed.

Things always work out for the best.  Plus we're saving a fortune on campground fees.  No complaints from us.  :c)

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.


13 comments:

  1. The next RV park wanted $40 a night for just water and electric. They did have a dump station, but charged $25 to use it, including the RVs staying at the park.

    Can't figure how places like this even stay in business!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  2. That's a lucky break--good for you guys!

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  3. Now that is a much better choice, visit the family, save a few bucks and have you own space, that's the kind of things we like to do. Keep having too much fun there.

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  4. Wow, that's terrific that you can stay parked there. And in my mind even luckier that the driveway is such that you can get level and aren't sleeping on a slope. Plan C wins!

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  5. It's nice to hear that neighborhood is willing to bend a little bit when needed. A lot of them are sooo fussy. RV parks are really getting outrageous price wise. And spots are getting harder to find. But then we found this fairground park - $20 for electric and sewer, 500+ spots, and we are the only ones here. Love it.

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  6. This part of the reason, we will likley not be heading home from the NW coast via CA. It is one crazy state!

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  7. That's fantastic and your commute to see the Grands is just a hop, skip and jump away!!!

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  8. Thank goodness the HOA bent their rules to accommodate you. Unfortunately, it is becoming more difficult to find good camping spots as more and more RV's are produced and sold, putting more and more folks on the road looking for the sites. Some are willing to pay for substandard sites just to have a place to spend the night. Sadly, this is the reason Mia and I stopped RVing and go motel to motel on our trips.

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  9. I hear ya! Up north around San Jose all the parks have waiting lists for a monthly stay. Oh, they'll let you stay week to week at a higher price, but then after 2 weeks, you have to leave and come back after 48 hours. What?? For so many people in the bay area, it's cheaper for them to live in an RV than to rent an apartment, so they're taking all the spots! (Don't get me started, lol). At least you have a great commute :)

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  10. It sounds like you fell into a good one there. Enjoy your time with the grandkids.

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  11. Always good to safe a little money!! I am so glad things worked out for you all and the neighborhood decided it was ok. You'll save on gas too....now you can just walk to see the grands instead of drive!!

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  12. California is not known for cheap RV parks. At least that's what we've discovered. Thank goodness for long driveways, extension cords and extra long hoses. Looks like you've found yourself the best place to stay.

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  13. Wow! that's quite a savings. Leaves more money to spend on the grands. ;-D

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