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Published: December 16th 2017
Why is it that it always seems to take so long for a vacation to arrive but once it does, it’s over in the blink of an eye? Vacations are often all too short. As the old adage says, time flies when you’re having fun.
But there is an incentive for vacationing more and doing so in a way that won’t necessarily break the bank - owning a seasonal campsite at a campground near you.
If you’re a camping enthusiast you know that almost every campground you visit is home to countless seasonal sites. These are the campers that showcase built-on decks, patio furniture, decorations, and all the accents of “home”.
If you don’t know much about seasonal sites or are new to the world of camping in general, don’t worry! Read on to discover some of the awesome perks of owning a seasonal site and learn why it may or may not be the right choice for you. You’ll Have a Guaranteed Spot
There are two types of campers - those who enjoy venturing to completely new places, never staying at the same campground twice, or those who find a place they love and make it an annual trip.
If you’re the latter, then owning a season site might be perfect for you. You don’t have to worry about making a reservation or even towing your camper or RV to the site because it will already be there waiting for you. You can select the site you like most. Maybe it’s close to the action, situated right near the camping store and pool. Or is seclusion more your style? Choose a site off the beaten path that offers all the peace and quiet that camping should be.
The downside to having your camper located in one place is exactly that - you likely won’t visit any other campground the entire season. This means limited variety. But for some, consistency is key. If you find a place you like, why look any farther? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! You Want to Live Like a Rockstar on an Average Joe Budget
Is it your dream to own a vacation home? Who wouldn’t want to say they have a second home or even a timeshare? But a second mortgage isn’t within most people’s budget, and timeshares can be extremely expensive and hard to sell. Click here
to learn more about why timeshares may not be the best option.
So with these two vacation home ideas eliminated, why not invest in a seasonal campsite? Most people opt for a campground that is close to home. This makes vacationing convenient and relatively inexpensive. Rates for seasonal sites vary based on location, but they’re still significantly cheaper than the alternative. You Want an RV But Can’t Store It
Is owning your own mobile home
a dream of yours? Whether it’s a 20-foot tow behind or a motorhome, you’ll need somewhere to store it. Some people have enough space in their driveways to park their campers during the offseason and between trips.
But what if you could choose a campground you love and store your RV right on site? That’s the beauty of owning a seasonal campsite. You can bring your camper to the campground, park it so it’s perfectly level, and leave it! That means you avoid the hassle of towing your trailer each time you want to vacation, and frees up your driveway or yard space for other things.
If you’re currently paying to store your camper somewhere else, compare the storage fees
to the monthly cost of a seasonal site. It might make sense to opt for storing your trailer at your favorite campground instead. You Can Make it Your Own
For some, the beauty of camping is laying down roots for only a short time before picking up and finding a new destination. But for others, they crave more permanency. This means making the campsite their own - a home away from home.
If you’ve seen a seasonal site, you know what I’m talking about. Most sites have outdoor decor just like you’d see around your neighborhood. Beautiful wooden porches, seating areas, furniture, decorations, gardens, nameplates
, and lawn ornaments just to name a few. During the holiday season, these campers go all out, decorating with lights, items hanging from the trees, and even blow-up characters. For these campers, their seasonal site truly is their second home.
If you want to give a personal feel to your site, owning a seasonal one offers this luxury. But don’t be mistaken, many nomad campers go all-out when it comes to decorating too, even if their stay is limited to just a few days. Campers bring pop-up tents, chairs, flags, signs, and lights to create that same homey feel. Try it Out
If you’ve never been camping before, or have always towed your camper all over the country, maybe it’s time to try a more stable routine. Choose your favorite campground - one that isn’t too far from home and consider staying there for an entire season. It’s important to choose a location that will make long weekend trips easy. If it’s a hassle to get there, you’re defeating the purpose of ease and availability.
Start brainstorming a place you’d like to visit time and again. Or is there already a campground you’ve been to at least three times or more? If so, this is a probably a good place to start!
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