I do understand that it is like real property and you can do whatever you wish to it along as the resort doesn't have stipulations about what you do.
For me, I am not sure I would want to go this way, I think it is alot of money to lay out as the ones that I have visited start at about $70,000 and that is the low end and being retired and not know how many years we would be able to travel to the resort makes me think twice.
I realize it isn't camping as you think of parents with kids or camping in a tent, or pop up.
We too have a Class A 2005 Motor Home and go to Florida at one resort for the winter and on our site we can do almost anything we want , but can't of course put up anything permanent.
We are from NJ and the resorts (campgrounds) in our area, if you want you can do seasonal sites or year round sites and they allow you do alot.
The bottom line is you have to do whatever works for you.
I have visited on the web alot of resorts out towards your area and they are really beautiful.
Good luck and Happy Traveling.
PS I looked at your Blog, very nice and interesting.
I keep a journal and pictures of our travels and the trip across country was very interesting seeing all parts of the country, never thought of a Blog, didn't know that much about them or how to go about putting together one.
QUOTE(Jurhee @ Jun 24 2008, 07:50 PM)
When you purchase a lot, it is real property, just like your house and you have the expenses that go along with "the joys of home-ownership"
In some neighborhoods (stick house) you have HOA fees. You have maintenance, if you want to remodel, you have to pay for that. The same is true when you purchase a lot. Then, if you want to sell, it is like selling your house--it depends on the demand---what the market is doing at that time.
At Outdoor Resorts, Indio, CA , http://orindio.com/
and I expect the other similar Resorts, people come for the season. Different places have different seasons. In Indio, from October to April, the place is full---the rest of the time, there is almost nobody there. People don't come in for a weekend or something like that. About the only time anybody leaves is if they are going to a rally or something like that, then they come back. It is not "camping" as most of us think of camping. It is people living in their rig either seasonally or full time, where the climate is what they like. I have friends that winter in Indio, and have a similar lot in Oregon for the summer. Across the street from where we have a lot is the Motorcoach Country Club http://www.motorcoachcountryclub.com/main.php
It is very expensive--as you will be able to tell by looking. Not camping there, for sure!!!
There are restriction on the rig that you have. For instance, in both, Class A coaches only. There is a minimum length restriction, but I don't remember what it it.
In reality, you can come to a place like this for the season and the rent won't be much more than the HOA fees for the year. The difference is that the expense is spread out through the year, and you own the lot and can use it and remodel as you desire.