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2019/10/08 13:12:14 (permalink)

Uncle Johns

I see uncle John's camp ground rents camp cars.  What is a camp car?

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Re: Uncle Johns 2019/10/08 15:16:22 (permalink)
Pan while looking for RV sights/parks in Erie I checked "Uncle Johns".    I saw where you could rent "train camp cars", for two people.
 
Pretty cool looking place on the I-net and I saw where a feller or gal could click on web cams.
 
Prices where reasonable for an RV with the option of electric or not.  Think it was $5.00 a night xtree for 'lectric.  $38.00 dollars for two people wif out.   I'm thinkin $10.00 more per xtree a dult.
 
 
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/10/08 15:19:27

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Re: Uncle Johns 2019/10/08 17:46:38 (permalink)
 
BeenThereDoneThat.
Pan while looking for RV sights/parks in Erie I checked "Uncle Johns".    I saw where you could rent "train camp cars", for two people.
 
Pretty cool looking place on the I-net and I saw where a feller or gal could click on web cams.
 
Prices where reasonable for an RV with the option of electric or not.  Think it was $5.00 a night xtree for 'lectric.  $38.00 dollars for two people wif out.   I'm thinkin $10.00 more per xtree a dult.
 
 



It's been quite a while since I camped out with the family, but $45 for a tent site for a family of four, with two kids 12 or over, seems rather high.  And why do they charge extra for each person for a RV site or tent site? RV, $20, tent, $10.  Is this a normal thing for RV site rentals?  Extra people don't take up any more space.  Family of 6, $123, with electric + tax??  Maybe I'm behind the times, but that seems outrageous.
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Re: Uncle Johns 2019/10/08 18:20:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby FiveMilePete 2019/10/08 20:07:40
Fivemile I concur, that is expensive.

Yes, RV parks do charge extra for additional persons. But usually just for adults and generally that's for use of the facilities such as showers, swimming pool, ect.

We stayed at KOAs in our 5th wheel RV paying as little as $42.00 and as much as $66.00 per night (in off season (9/20 to 10/7)) for a "pull through" full (50 amp) hook-up @ two adults.

Many of the KOA's close for the season this month and none of those parks we stayed at was booked full so I can't begin to tell ya what it would cost prime time which might be the case at Uncle Johns, this time of year.
 
Dam oldtimers…..  I wanted to mention many RV parks do have cabins and prices for those things can easily exceed a $100.00 per night for a family of four.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/10/08 18:53:53

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Re: Uncle Johns 2019/10/09 14:20:01 (permalink)
pan, I have no idea what a camp car is and I've never stayed there.  I do pay the $5 to park there and fish once in awhile though, as there is some decent fishing in that stretch at certain times.  
 
Just FYI, you might wanna read some of the Google reviews of that place in regards to reservations for cabins and camp cars.  Quite a few that are, to put it nicely, less than 5 stars.  
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Re: Uncle Johns 2019/10/10 08:08:17 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ShortBar 2019/10/10 08:17:11
A railroad camp car is basically living quarters for the rail gangs while out working on projects.
 
They are a "self contained" unit with bunks, lockers, a kitchen, shower and toilet.
They are moved from place to place when the work gangs are away from their home terminal.
Park them in a siding and connect AC power and they become an instant hotel.
 
I'd think the cost of having one moved and set up for use in a campground would be expensive...unless a "free" one could be found somewhere.
More of a "novelty" thing...like sleeping in an old caboose...

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Re: Uncle Johns 2019/10/10 10:51:28 (permalink)
My guess is that they charge extra to eliminate people trying to share a campsite with multiple adults.  I wonder if you have a larger family, if he'd work a deal with you.  It cost less to have one RV with power and three tent sites, as it would for one RV with power and a larger family.
 
$65 per night for a cabin for two within walking distance to some decent fishing, is a pretty good deal.  Even $105 for a family of four (with kids 12 or older) is not a bad deal.  That seems to be the going rate for a lower/mid tier hotel now days.  The photos don't seem to be luxury cabins by any means, but look like a warm place to get some rest while chasing fish for a weekend.  Can walk back and forth for lunch/dinner/beverage, instead of having to drive everywhere.  Granted, Avonia wings aren't flying to you, and if the fishing isn't good, you'll likely want to check something else out.
 
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