What is an RV park? It’s simply a campground that caters to recreational vehicles, and there are over 16,000 in the US.
Most RV fans hit the road on weekends or as much as their paid time off will allow. But thanks to the rise of remote working, many are embracing #vanlife and live in their RV full time.
If that applies to you, it’s no wonder you’re interested in long term RV parks. They will give you better campground rates and provide some stability if you need a break from driving and exploring.
Want to know how to choose the best ones? This long-term RV park guide will reveal all!
Make Sure They Have All the Amenities
If you pull up in an RV park for one night and they don’t have WiFi, that’s likely not a huge deal. But if you’re choosing an RV park to stay in for a month or more, that’s a problem.
When you find an RV park you like, do your research. Check their website, social media, and the local area on Google Maps to make sure they have:
- WiFi (across the whole park, not only in a clubhouse)
- Bathroom and shower facilities (depending on your RV)
- Sewer, water, and electricity hookups
- Trash disposal and recycling centers
- Tons of space
- Laundry facilities
- Nearby grocery store
One of the best long-term RV park tips anyone can give you is to find a park with a grocery store within walking distance. You don’t want to pack up and drive your RV to the store every time you run out of milk!
Check Which RV Parks Offer Monthly Rates
Most RV parks only charge a daily rate and not a monthly one. This might be because they expect long-term RVers to call and negotiate a long-term rate, or they don’t cater to long-term travelers at all. You won’t know until you contact them.
RV parks that cater to long-term and short-term guests tend to call themselves “full service” RV parks. These will likely already have set monthly rates, so look out for that term when you’re researching.
Expect to pay around $400-$500 for long term RV parks per month in a cheaper location. If it’s a popular place, that figure might skyrocket to $1,000 a month.
Get Recommendations From Other RVers
The best way to find the right long-term RV park for you is to get recommendations from fellow RVers. Here are some great recommendations to kick off your research:
If you don’t have any long-term RV friends, make some! Follow #vanlife accounts on Instagram and get chatting to people at campgrounds. You can also read reviews on independent sites like TripAdvisor in the hopes you see some from other long-term RVers.
Finding the Best Long Term RV Parks for You
There are few long term RV parks that only cater to long-stay guests. It’s more likely that you will find RV parks that cater to short and long-term RVers. But if you follow this guide, you’ll be able to find the best one for you.
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