Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory

The Freedom and Flexibility of On-Site Ownership



Camping is a wonderful way to get away from everyday life, to enjoy nature, friends and family, and to get out and see the world. And, as with everything in life, there are many ways to do it: tent camping, RV camping, car camping, renting a cabin, and even sleeping under the stars are all options. One growing option is park models. Park models are recreational vehicles that are intended to stay in one location for an extended period of time. They are not the kind of recreational vehicle that can be moved around regularly. The general intention is to purchase a park model, park it in your favorite campground or desired destination, hook it up to utilities and enjoy the comfort and convenience of a wonderful spot that will always be ready for you. Park models for sale and park models for rent, are available in many campgrounds now. There are also many park model specific campgrounds.

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Locations that Offer On-Site Ownership & Park Models for Sale

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Sunrise RV Resort Apache Junction, AZ

Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort Casa Grande, AZ

Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort & Country Club El Mirage, AZ

Canyon Vistas RV Resort Gold Canyon, AZ

Gold Canyon RV & Golf Resort Gold Canyon, AZ

Apache Wells RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Good Life RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Mesa Regal RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Mesa Spirit RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Orangewood Shadows RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Sun Life RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Towerpoint Resort Mesa, AZ

Val Vista Village RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Valle Del Oro RV Resort Mesa, AZ

Venture Out at Mesa Mesa, AZ

Desert Shadows RV Resort Phoenix, AZ

Sunflower Resort Surprise, AZ

Rincon Country West Tucson, AZ

Caliente Springs Desert Hot Springs, CA

Adelaide Shores RV Resort Avon Park, FL

Imperial Bonita Estates RV Resort Bonita Springs, FL

Horseshoe Cove RV Resort Bradenton, FL

Pleasant Lake RV Resort Bradenton, FL

Red Oaks RV Resort Bushnell, FL

Grove Ridge RV Resort Dade City, FL

Kissimmee South (formerly Three Worlds Resort) Davenport, FL

Woodsmoke Camping Resort Ft Myers, FL

Homosassa Carefree RV Resort Homosassa Springs, FL

Camp Florida Resort Lake Placid, FL

Lakeland RV Resort Lakeland, FL

Rainbow Village RV Resort Largo, FL

Upriver RV Resort North Fort Myers, FL

Sun-N-Fun RV Resort Sarasota, FL

The Great Outdoors RV-Nature & Golf Resort Titusville, FL

Baker Acres RV Resort Zephyrhills, FL

Majestic Oaks RV Resort Zephyrhills, FL

Rainbow Village RV Resort Zephyrhills, FL

Lakewood RV Resort Flat Rock, NC

Ft. Tatham RV Park (Carefree RV Resort) Sylva, NC

Long Beach Carefree RV Resort Barnegat, NJ

Shady Pines Carefree RV Resort Galloway, NJ

Turtle Rock RV Resort Gold Beach, OR

Lake In Wood Resort Narvon, PA

Lakewood Camping Resort Myrtle Beach, SC

Treetops RV Village Arlington, TX

Traveler's World RV Resort San Antonio, TX

Grey's Point Camp Topping, VA

Bethpage Camp-Resort Urbanna, VA



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Park models range from simple RVs to rustic cabins and are customizable. Lofts, bay windows, dormers, airy porches, full kitchens, and more can make your park model feel like home away from home! With so many park models for sale, this is a great option for people who love to spend time camping but don’t want to worry about campsites, RVs, tents, or any of the other hassles of camping. With your very own park model, all you need to do is show up!

For those that enjoy visiting new places every time they camp, there are many park models for rent throughout the country. Renting a park model allows you the freedom to enjoy the luxury and comfort of beautiful park models without the need to purchase your own, or the tether to one camp site. Warm climates, like Florida, make for excellent winter retreats to warmer weather, and areas like this have a wide variety of park models for rent, ranging from open and airy beach side models to rustic cabins set amongst the trees. With so many options in locations, styles and amenities, it is an ever growing camping option!

Tips & Hints for Buying a Park Model or Investing in On-site Ownership

  1. Before buying a park model, be sure to look it over. Make sure it has everything you want and need from your home away from home, and that everything is in good working order.
  2. Have you been taking your RV to the same location for years? Maybe it’s time to purchase a park model that offers more amenities than your RV and will always be waiting for you at your favorite spot.
  3. Have you been wanting a vacation home, but can’t afford it? Park models are much more affordable than condos or beach houses, and the best part is, when you are ready for a new location or change of scenery, a park model can be moved!
  4. Where you park your park model may dictate what you can, or cannot, have. Be sure to check out local laws and regulations before committing to a park model.
  5. A park model must have less than 400 square feet of area to be considered a recreational vehicle. This limitation on size means that you may need to play around with floor plans, width, length, lofts and more to get exactly what you want and need out of the space you’re allowed.





Park Models and On-site Ownership Available By State or Province




ARIZONA

Sunrise RV Resort
Apache Junction, AZ
PARK MODEL LIVING AT ITS FINEST
One of the best resorts in central AZ. First time visitors have the opportunity to lease a park model (try it on for size if you will). This is an excellent way to get to know the community, its residents & the active lifestyle.
robertsresorts.com

Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort
Casa Grande, AZ
FOR A DAY OR A LIFETIME
Palm Creek is so much more than a destination resort. A charming Park Home at Palm Creek is a whole new lease on life. Our resort is both a second home for weekends and vacations or a place to call home for a lifetime.
www.palmcreekgolf.com

Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort & Country Club
El Mirage, AZ
ACTIVE LIFESTYLE...AFFORDABLE PRICE
Best & most active RV Resort in the area. Friendly people, staff & wonderful amenities. There's no better way to educate yourself about our beautiful resort & homes than taking advantage of our "Try Before You Buy" program.
www.robertsresorts.com

Canyon Vistas RV Resort
Gold Canyon, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Gold Canyon RV & Golf Resort
Gold Canyon, AZ
WE OFFER COMPLETE TURN-KEY PACKAGES
An affordable residence in country club setting just waiting to be occupied. Several designs and floor plans. We offer new, re-sale and of course rentals. During your stay, come by the Sales Office & see what is available.
www.robertsresorts.com

Apache Wells RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Good Life RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Mesa Regal RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Mesa Spirit RV Resort
Mesa, AZ
ENJOY "THE MESA SPIRIT LIFESTYLE"
When you buy a resort home at Mesa Spirit you're buying a warm, sunny winter get-away in a secure community. Mesa Spirit is the perfect place to relax & enjoy shopping, golf, restaurants and other nearby attractions.
www.mesaspirit.com

Orangewood Shadows RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.orangewoodshadows.com

Sun Life RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Towerpoint Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Val Vista Village RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Valle Del Oro RV Resort
Mesa, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Venture Out at Mesa
Mesa, AZ
"20 BRAND NEW LUXURY RV SITES"
This fall, new super sites, with full hook ups, patios, Wi Fi, & Cable TV. Over 80 activities daily. Dance the night away in the valley's most beautiful ballroom. Join our many club acitivities & experience life at its fullest.
www.ventureoutrvresort.com

Desert Shadows RV Resort
Phoenix, AZ
WELCOME TO DESERT SHADOWS RESORT
www.phoenixrvresorts.com
www.phoenixrvresorts.com

Sunflower Resort
Surprise, AZ


www.cal-am.com

Rincon Country West
Tucson, AZ
QUALITY NEW PARK MODELS AVAILABLE
Rincon Country RV Resorts has new Park Models for sale. Located in Tucson, AZ you will enjoy all the amenities & facilities of a World-class Resort. Seasonal activities include a concert series, enrichment classes & seminars.
www.rinconcountry.com

Caliente Springs
Desert Hot Springs, CA
YOUR HEALTHY RESORT LIFESTYLE
Popular for Mineral Hot Springs, this is a friendly resort for 55+ acitve adults, located near Palm Springs. Enjoy endless sun, world class entertainment & shopping. 50% off stay with tour of CAVCO Models. Restrictions apply.
www.calientesprings.com

Adelaide Shores RV Resort
Avon Park, FL
CUSTOM FURNISHED PARK MODELS - JUST FOR YOU!
Family owned - operated active adult community with 399 spacious rv sites & Park Model Sites. Fully furnished Chariot Eagle & Palm Harbor Models. Lots of activities & amenities - Welcome to Paradise!
www.adelaideshores.com

Imperial Bonita Estates RV Resort
Bonita Springs, FL
A FUN IN THE SUN PLACE TO VACATION
Large variety of park model RVs for sale by owners. Visit Imperial Bonita Estates RV Resort to see what is available. Also, sites available for park model placement with a 1 year free rent for new park models.
www.imperialbonitaestates.com

Horseshoe Cove RV Resort
Bradenton, FL
CAREFREE LIVING ON THE WATERFRONT
This 5-star escape is nestled along the Braden River with its own 12-acre private island. Enjoy being close to all the Sarasota/Bradenton area offers. Beautiful beaches are just minutes away from our sanctuary in the sun.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Pleasant Lake RV Resort
Bradenton, FL
QUIET CAREFEE LIVING BY THE BEACH
Discover an intimate resort tucked in the midst of famous beaches, shopping and dining of the Sarasota/Bradenton area. With a private lake, planned activities and large, level sites, Pleasant Lake offers a relaxing retreat.
www.pleasantlakerv.com

Red Oaks RV Resort
Bushnell, FL
CAREFREE LIVING JUST NORTH OF TAMPA
A big park with a small town feel, Red Oaks offers something for everyone. Fabulous activities, great amenites, a famous music program and welcoming community. New and pre-owned homes for sale, financing available.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Grove Ridge RV Resort
Dade City, FL
A FRIENDLY FLORIDA LIFESTYLE
A beautiful open setting in a friendly community. Relax in our heated pool, enjoy a local round of golf, socialize with neighbors and watch the sun set from your front porch. Park models/travel trailers are available.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Kissimmee South (formerly Three Worlds Resort)
Davenport, FL
ENJOY ORLANDO'S THEME PARKS
Family fun for everyone! Kissimmee South is centrally located near Disney World, Sea World & Universal Studios. Close to wonderful shopping, dining and entertainment. New and pre-owned park models for sale available.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Woodsmoke Camping Resort
Ft Myers, FL


www.woodsmokecampingresort.com

Homosassa Carefree RV Resort
Homosassa Springs, FL
CAREFREE LIVING ON THE RIVER FRONT
Homosassa River is the perfect place for outdoor adventurers. Located near the Gulf of Mexico, enjoy deep sea fishing, boating, scalloping, the famous manatees and beautiful beaches. Park models for sale, financing available.
www.carefreeresorts.com

Camp Florida Resort
Lake Placid, FL
YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Join our Circle of Friends - Unique RV Resort to rent or own your special lot. Central Florida real fabulous, fishing & sightseeing? Come - Stay & Play with us!
www.campflaresort.com

Lakeland RV Resort
Lakeland, FL
FAMILY FUN IN THE HEART OF FLORIDA
Centrally located between Tampa and Orlando, Lakeland is close to everything. This family-friendly resort offers fun and activities for all ages and is close to Florida's theme parks. New and pre-owned park models for sale.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Rainbow Village RV Resort
Largo, FL


www.carefreeresorts.com

Upriver RV Resort
North Fort Myers, FL


www.upriver.com

Sun-N-Fun RV Resort
Sarasota, FL


www.sunnfunfl.com

The Great Outdoors RV-Nature & Golf Resort
Titusville, FL
YOU CAN STAY A NIGHT OR A LIFETIME!
RV sites to custom-built resort homes, we offer a lifesyle just for you! RV sites/ports may have detached sites while homes feature attached RV garages - all on deeded lots. View all sales@www.tgoresort.com
www.tgoresort.com

Baker Acres RV Resort
Zephyrhills, FL
CAREFREE COUNTRY LIVING
A charming country setting in an active adult community. Experience great facilities, friendly people, fun events and a wide range of activities. Purchase your own home to relax, play and be Carefree, financing available.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Majestic Oaks RV Resort
Zephyrhills, FL
AN ACTIVE CENTRAL FLORIDA RESORT
A majestic 5W setting for all active adults. Enjoy a rural lifestyle that's just a quick drive from Tampa & Orlando. Our resort offers an abundance of events & activities for all interests. New and pre-owned homes available.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Rainbow Village RV Resort
Zephyrhills, FL
FUN IN THE SUN CAREFREE LIVING
A pefect resort for active adults. Relax in our enclosed Olympic sized pool, enjoy live entertainment and many planned activities. Near shopping, Gulf Beaches and hospitals. Ask about park models,travel trailers for sale.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Lakewood RV Resort
Flat Rock, NC
RELAX IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
Looking for a summer getaway or just downsizing? Our Park Model homes are built to the highest quality standards & are efficiently designed to deliver maximum living space and comfort at a premier resort.
www.lakewoodrvresort.com

Ft. Tatham RV Park (Carefree RV Resort)
Sylva, NC


www.carefreervresorts.com

Long Beach Carefree RV Resort
Barnegat, NJ
REDISCOVER THE JERSEY SHORE
Nestled in the Jersey Pinelands, just minutes to Long Beach Island, this resort is your gateway to swimming, boating and fishing on the Jersey Shore. Long Beach offers activities, large sites, shuffle board and more.
www.carefreervresorts.com/newjerseyrvparks/long_beach_rv_resort/

Shady Pines Carefree RV Resort
Galloway, NJ
CAREFREE LIVING NEAR ATLANTIC CITY
A cozy resort just minutes to the gaming, entertainment, dining and nightlife of Atlantic City. Shady Pines offers a comfortable atmosphere, with a magnificent clubhouse, pool and activities in a peaceful quiet setting.
www.carefreeresorts.com/newjerseyrvparks/shady_pines_rv_resort/

Turtle Rock RV Resort
Gold Beach, OR


www.turtlerockresorts.com

Lake In Wood Resort
Narvon, PA
YOUR OWN PARK MODEL LAKE IN WOOD
We offer immediate delivery on Chariot Eagle and Skyline Park Models. One of these excellent park models on one of our very nice wooded lots will make your second home in Lancaster County a pleasure.
www.lakeinwoodcampground.com

Lakewood Camping Resort
Myrtle Beach, SC
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
You choose - oceanfront or shaded camping. Then enjoy great new water attractions, fishing, miniature golf, pool parties, canoe and kayak rentals, planned activities for the kids & teens, bonfires and more.
www.lakewoodcampground.com

Treetops RV Village
Arlington, TX
CAREFREE LIVING IN THE METRO-PLEX
A beautiful 5W park just minutes from Cowboy's Stadium in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Winter Texans are welcome to come & enjoy sightseeing, amenities & activities in our beautiful, quiet park. Ask about park model sales.
www.carefreervresorts.com

Traveler's World RV Resort
San Antonio, TX


www.carefreervresorts.com

Grey's Point Camp
Topping, VA
A VACATION GETAWAY OF YOUR OWN
Let us help you own the dream! You can own a summer place, right here in "Rivah" country on the Rappahannock River. It's not too good to be true. Owning a vacation getaway is more affordable than you might imagine. Your dream can become a reality.
www.greyspointcamp.com

Bethpage Camp-Resort
Urbanna, VA
A VACATION GETAWAY OF YOUR OWN
Let us help you own the dream! You can own a summer place, right here in "Rivah" country on the Rappahannock River. It's not too good to be true. Owning a vacation getaway is more affordable than you might imagine. Your dream can become a reality.
www.bethpagecamp.com

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