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Average cost of power camp site


Hi All, I'm a first time camper traveling alone and was wondering what the average powered tent site is also occasionally with toilet and shower facilities.

Cheers John Henry



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Welcome to GN's John Henry,
Camps sites vary in price and quality - In Aramac Central Qld Top camp all facilities even free washing machine use $8.00/night, less on weekly rates - North Coast NSW mortgage the cat if you need a bit of grass to put up a tent worse during school holidays.

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Welcome to the gang John, enjoy here and out in the playground.

Cost of sites can vary heaps, depending on where you set up. Free camping is usually that then you could stay in National parks and the cost goes up slightly. You could stay at the back of pubs or clubs if available for maybe a donation or buy a meal and stay. Showgrounds, one of my favorites can range from $10 to $25 per night per site, some are donation. Then caravan parks can range from $20 to $50 per site.

Can I suggest you invest in the WikiCamp App as is well worth the under $10 cost. That will show you heaps of places to stay. Make sure you read at least 6 reviews each site and make your mind up then.




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Dougwe wrote:

Welcome to the gang John, enjoy here and out in the playground.

Cost of sites can vary heaps, depending on where you set up. Free camping is usually that then you could stay in National parks and the cost goes up slightly. You could stay at the back of pubs or clubs if available for maybe a donation or buy a meal and stay. Showgrounds, one of my favorites can range from $10 to $25 per night per site, some are donation. Then caravan parks can range from $20 to $50 per site.

Can I suggest you invest in the WikiCamp App as is well worth the under $10 cost. That will show you heaps of places to stay. Make sure you read at least 6 reviews each site and make your mind up then.

x 2 - good reply Dougwe


Keep Safe on the roads and out there.


 



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Welcome John Henry

To the best of my knowledge, (I have not been to many caravan parks)

The tent sites usually have no power, if you want power, they would probably ask you to pay the same as a caravan powered site

Doug has given some good advice

Can I suggest you invest in the WikiCamp App as is well worth the under $10 cost. That will show you heaps of places to stay. Make sure you read at least 6 reviews each site and make your mind up then.



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Hi John,
Thanks to covid I just returned home from 4 weeks NE Vic. We paid $35 a night and most were $40 to $45.

Last year we did 7 weeks SW Vic. Most we stayed at were $28 to $32.

As mentioned earlier the trick to lower costs is bush and show ground camps.

Another app is camper mate. (Free) But wikicamps is very popular.


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I travel mostly alone and stay (unpowered) at free camps, low cost camps/national parks and Caravan parks when I need a shower or there is no other option. As mentioned by previous posts the coats vary a lot. Also some Caravan parks charge me the same price when I'm alone or with the hubby. Hmm

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G'day john henry,
Welcome to this forum; there's lots of info stashed away in the memory banks. Don't feel left out because we might have more facilities following us down the road as we've all progressed from swags, tents, camper trailers, to vans of all types. And in doing so, have reduced the places where we once went! Another interesting forum is the campertrailers.org site.

If you find that you have to use a powered site at times, get yourself an electric fry pan (or skillet), fan heater (can be used for heating, cooling). Keep the heater away from flammable items, though. We spent a horrendous night on the edge of Flinders Chase quite some time ago - in our camper trailer. The small fan heater we had made for a comfortable night while the wind & rain played havoc outside.

As Wannabe nomad said, the price for one is the same as for two. You'll find most charge an extra $10 for extra people, why they can't charge for one, is anyone's guess. Perhaps have two showers!

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Mmmm, John Henry must have found somewhere secluded to camp and can't find his way out as we haven't heard from him since original question.

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Could have a stuck zipper on the new tent, nobody here warned him that could happen :)

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It's only been 2 months or thereabouts.



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Hi All, Thanks so much for your comments and advice.
My apologies for not replying unfortunately I became an unexpected victim of COVID, two days before my 50th wedding anniversary and heading of on our Grey Nomad trip my wife decided marriage an travel was not for her along with my children, I haven't seen them since, needless to say my health has suffered. Hopefully later this year my life will be back on track and I will be in a better place and hit the road.

Thanks John Henry

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john henry wrote:

Hi All, Thanks so much for your comments and advice.
My apologies for not replying unfortunately I became an unexpected victim of COVID, two days before my 50th wedding anniversary and heading of on our Grey Nomad trip my wife decided marriage an travel was not for her along with my children, I haven't seen them since, needless to say my health has suffered. Hopefully later this year my life will be back on track and I will be in a better place and hit the road.

Thanks John Henry


I hear ya mate. I am single now, and i am looking forward to travelling on my own, in my brand new caravan, and my brand new towing van.

Along with all my toys that are needed to keep me sane.

As they say, i will row my own canoe from here on in.

Good luck to my mate.



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Hello you all!

I am planning my first (and forever) outing. It seems to me, but I may be wrong, that you all just go on trips. Is there anyone actually living in your van/motorhome/caravan/campervan? I am planning to live on mine. I've been delayed by a bad experience with solar panel installation, but I decided to go without electricity. I got a gas camper master and will cook my eggs in it. I guess there arent many solo women out there. I would very much like to know about their experiences. I travelled solo a lot, specially in Brasil, by car and by bike also, but just now I decided to become a turtle.

I just installed the WikiCamps -Fabulous! Will have a look at the Camper Mate soon. Thank you for the tips.

Keep safe!!



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I have been living in my caravan for 2.5 years and plan to do so for the remainder of my life.

Quite a few posters live in their caravan/motorhome and (guessing) around 30% of those are female.

Unless you plan to generally stay in caravan parks may I suggest you reconsider the matter of electricity.



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Eremita, many on here go on long trips, and that is not a lot different from being full time on the road,

And as Mike says, solar should be a priority if you want to travel off grid. It can save you from caravan park fees. A quick solution is to buy a folding panel that connects to your battery by alligator clips. If lights are virtually your only elctrical use, a single panel will get you by. But that will not be enough for TV. Cloudy days will be difficult.

Just be aware that nearly all solar panels sold are overstated in their specs. Buying from a reputable supplier gives more confidence. As far as I know, those sold at Jaycar are reasonably accurate.

If you want advice on technical issues, have a browse through the technical section and use the search. Post a question there if you need more help.


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Solar section on tech forum . We have different ways of getting things done . Over time youll work out what suits you . I did away with most my LPG as bottles out in the middle to fill ir exchange was rediculous !!! Fitted more solar, extra battery . I have motorhome so things are different . I STILL changed things to suit my needs .. Could start whole debate ! Some use the tent as extension of vehicle ! Some very good set ups out there !! Your not alone about being a lone BTW !! Get out enjoy keep healthy !! We all need plans etc

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To answer cost ? From $8 a night to $50.00 We mainly free camp. Once a month or so we go to park . Top up with water, wash clothes . Smalls ? wash ourselves!

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peter67 wrote:

Could have a stuck zipper on the new tent, nobody here warned him that could happen :)


 Or accidentally deadlocked the front door & never got out.



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Rub a soap cake up & down zips

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Use an old lead pencil or graphite powder.

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Many caravan parks in WA have ramped up their fees..., especially those in the north and north west. Everywhere is chokkers..., or one leaves and site is full straight away. Broome has some parks asking $80 p/night for powered sites. Mostly full of escapees from the east. Exmouth also has a very large and expensive park in town.
Lot's of back packers in vans parking up in little side tracks, getting pinged by ranger on the sniff for fee dodgers. Roads crazy crowded with every kind of vehicle..., including many road trains and B doubles - and they need places to pull up and rest up too.

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Think everthing has become a rip off in these times.Not sure living in Perth to get away at moment,State gov could lockdown any time here.

Ok at moment.blankstareblankstareblankstare.cheers roker

 

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Can someone here with experience of running a caravan park give a broad picture of the other side ie, running a park, I'd hate to see their land and water rates bill for starters. The shire run parks in WA are far better and much cheaper to boot.

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Totally agree with the idea of being self-sufficient with electricity. If you are travelling the only way to be truly self-sufficient is solar. Your vehicle runs on fuel, true, and you can recharge your batteries from your engine. But, what about if your vehicle breaks down? Are you going to suck the fuel out, burn it and recharge your batteries like that!? ... I dont think so ... The sun is going to rise every single morning, no matter how wet/cold it is and give you enough power to recharge a 12V lamp for the night. Just make sure your connections are clean and your batteries in top condition before you head bush. I had a friend traveller who believed she could recharge her gas bottles anywhere ... really?



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Land owners (mostly farmers) are not a bad option to fully licensed (i.e. Taxed) campsites.
But you cant just rock up in the middle of the night and demand 5 star treatment.

You need to go in thinking: Im a guest in someones HOME.



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Fede wrote:

You need to go in thinking: Im a guest in someones HOME.


I don't think that when I check into a hotel or walk into a shop why should I think it when paying, often a lot, to stay in a profit making caravan park?



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