How RV Parks Are Seen In Other Parts Of The Globe
RV park is sometimes called as caravan park, which is a place wherein people who have RVs can stay overnight or for long in the space allotted which is known as pitches particularly in Europe, Australia and North America. Also, they’re referred to as campgrounds though true campgrounds are providing facilities for tent camping and various facilities that are calling themselves as RV parks are offering cabins or tent camping with limited facilities.
With regards to the allocated space or the site/pitch facilities, it may include an AC power connection that is rated often by their capacity similar to 15, 20, 30 or 50 amperes, drinking water and sewer connection, telephone connection, television connection, hotspot and so on.
As for the park facilities itself, it might include a barbecue area, convenience store, bathhouses, dump station, gift shop, exercise equipment, golf course, hot tubs, laundry, restrooms, picnic tables, recreational hall, swimming pool, restaurant/bar, showers and the likes.
RV parks also depend according to the region catering it like what you’ll see in the following examples.
Australia – between a trailer park and an RV park, there’s basically no differentiation in them. As a matter of fact, the term that is used to refer both is caravan park. On the other hand, holiday park is becoming a lot more common with the countless of parks that are increasing their onsite cabin stocks, which is usually accompanied by reduction in caravan sites.
Europe – the age of the facility determines the caravan sites in this continent. Most of the new sites are built to environment friendly standards and have compatible facilities with the latest RVs.
New Zealand – in this country, the caravan parks, holiday parks or motor camps are typical terms used for long term or overnight based camping. Parks even offer cabins and tent sites, rudimentary building with cooking as well as several cooking facilities that are being shared with other campers.
North America – many of the RV parks here are accessible to all-comers and rent spaces on weekly or nightly basis much like in a hotel or motel. Some parks are operating on timeshare basis. Membership campgrounds operate similar to clubs to which the members pay initial membership fee as well as annual dues. There are around 13000 RV parks that are owned privately and an estimated 1600 parks that are catering to RV enthusiasts across the US. Many of these RV parks offer Wi-Fi hotspot access on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis but there are some instances to which the Wi-Fi is included already in the fee set by the campsite.
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