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Missouri RV Park Owners Cite Extended Stays

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April 21, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

MOARC logoWith gas prices on the rise, some Missouri RV owners are changing their travel plans.

According to the Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, park owners throughout Missouri are noticing these changes, KMOX, St. Louis, reported.

As the owner of Mari-Osa-Delta RV Park and Campground in Jefferson City, Harold Taylor sees hundreds of travelers every summer. But this year, he says, will be a little different. “We had some come in a couple weeks ago and they ended up staying another two weeks,” Harold said.

Extended stays in a campground will mean less time on the road, and less money spent on gas.

Larry Helms, president of the Missouri Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, says park owners across the state are seeing this trend in their guests’ travel plans.

“They’re looking to stay closer to home and they’re also looking to stay,” Helms said. “They’re wanting to stay an extra day or two or maybe sometimes a week.”

For travelers, saving on fuel is essential. One RV owner says he pays almost $500 per fill-up.

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