One man's trash is
another man's treasure. This is especially true for RV parks.
What one considers a great park, another will hate. That's why
it's important to understand what type of campers we are so you
can read our reviews with that in mind.
We have raised our children and they are on their own now. I
don't care to be around children anymore. We try to avoid
"tourist" parks that fill up with kids. Sometimes it's
hard to do in the summer though. We might rate a park lower if
it has lots of "kids amenities". I'm not saying a park
is "bad" because of the kids, it's just not for us.
When we made the decision to live full time in an RV we did so
with the intent of keeping "some" resemblance of life
in a stick house. Such as internet and satellite TV. We prefer a
park with little or no trees to block our satellite dishes. When
we were weekend campers we wanted the trees. If I want shade
now, I'll put the awning out. Heavily treed is not for me.
(pardon the poem)
We RARELY rate a park on their bathrooms and showers.
Mainly because we never see them. We USE our RV as it was
intended. We use the shower and we actually COOK in it just like
we would if we lived in a home.
The number value we give as a rating should be taken with a
grain of salt. We have stayed at REALLY nice parks that we ended
up rating low because of the price, and we have rated some very
basic parks highly because of small things that influenced our
overall opinion of the park. If you look at the bottom of each
review, you will see our subjective ratings along with other
things that influenced our overall rating. Each park starts with
a 10 and we add or subtract from there to finish with an overall
Our definition of "permanents" is long term campers. I
realize many parks need these people to supplement their income
but the bottom line is they detract from the park and we
subtract points for this.
The bottom line is that our rating may not reflect your
opinion. You can bet that if our rating is very high, you will find a
lot to like about the park, and if it is very low, you will find
a lot NOT to like about the park. Again, one man's trash is
another man's treasure.