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Does anyone have any current information on an RV park in Bozeman that will be open this winter/open year-round? We haven't stayed in Bozeman, only Pray/Livingston. We have friends who's daughter is looking to live in her conversion van while attending classes at Montana State. Thanks!

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7 hours ago, Lisa G said:

We have friends who's daughter is looking to live in her conversion van while attending classes at Montana State.

Our grandson moved to Bozeman to attend MT State and has stayed on there because of his love of winter activities. But does your friend realize just how difficult it will be to live in a van with the typical winters that they have? 

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My son looked at going to Montana State and we looked at CG in the town so he could tour the campus. Very expensive, the KOA was something like $75/night. It is a tourist trap town.

I suggest that you use campground reviews and check with the listed camps to see if they are open. The dorms were very nice, she may want to think about those.

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Thank you both!

Yesterday, before I posted, I had a lengthy conversation with my friend about many of the concerns y'all have brought up (I was shocked when she told me about her daughter's plan given the winters). I shared the campgroundreviews website, told her about the MT winters (including needing to use an insulated rig skirt, make it a 4-seasons rig, etc..) and how difficult it can be to even find an open park.  They only tent camp so she was very grateful for the information. Her daughter has done a lot of research on the conversion van part of the project, but much less so on the realities of winter living in such a cold climate. I suggested they consider encouraging her to rent a room in a house for the cold months since budget is a concern (I suspect that's why no dorm).

I was hoping there was a hidden gem (like Jim & Mary's in Missoula), but it sounds like campgroundreviews is pretty comprehensive.

She's a smart girl with a solid head on her shoulders who's been wise about the steps she's taken so far (lots of research and conversations with people who have done conversions). Hopefully, their trip to visit at the end of this month will provide enough realistic perspective that their daughter will reconsider her plans.

 

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agesilaus, I have no idea what she plans to study or why she's considering this particular university. I'm just the RV 'ringer' in this situation helping to provide some background information to my friend/her mom. Good to hear that your son found the right place for him to study.

Thank you Twotoes for the suggestion. I'll definitely pass it on to them.

 

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