Al F Posted July 16, 2016 Report Share Posted July 16, 2016 We spent the night parked in Cabela's parking lot in Anchorage, AK. This morning at 6:30 I counted 49 RV's. Everything from a van to a 1/2 million dollar Zephyr by Tiffin Motorhomes. For the RV Park owners that is $2000-$2500 in lost revenue for one day, based on $40 to $50 a night fee. While I can feel a little empathy for the RV Parks, they sure don't go out of their way to provide an alternative place to park overnight. Yesterday I called one of the RV Parks here, which lists dry camping on their website. They want $39 for dry camping and $48 for FHU. I wonder just how many of their dry camping sites they filled last night. Or how many empty FHU sites they were left with this morning. As the airlines and some motel/hotels figured out, any empty seat/room is lost revenue. It doesn't matter where your customers go, any empty spot is lost revenue. It is not like you can save that spot and sell it later. I would think the above mentioned RV Park would be better off charging $20 or even $25 for dry camping, with a space available last minute arrival and a 2-3 day limit. There is Passport America, but none of the RV Parks in Anchorage are part of that network. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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