What’s a Good RV Park?

RV bloggers Tom & Stephanie Goner from Bend, Oregon, enjoy and write about the RV lifestyle at RVersOnline. They freely share the information they gather, and as they say, “nothing is for sale here.”

So when we ran across their article “What makes a “good” RV park?” we scrambled to see if we fit the bill – considering that there are no “right” answers because everyone has different preferences, let’s take a look at how Floridays stacks up.

#1 First impressions.

RVers look for a park that makes a good first impression, one that says “that’s a place we’d feel good about staying tonight.” Floridays is a place that you just intuitively know is full of RVers who love life on the road. It’s not a low-cost housing option. At Floridays, we do have full-time guests, but they live by the rules so that when you look down a row of RVs it’s real hard to tell which one hooked up yesterday and which one lives here year-round.

#2 Site spacing.

RVers like ample space between sites with a little privacy. Site layout, as the article states, can be a challenge for the park owner who needs to maximize his return. Floridays was originally a mobile home park, so our sites are spacious by design. Today, Floridays’ park layout is treasured for its ample patio space, long driveways, and diagonal offset sites that are both private and pleasing to the eye. When you go out your door, you won’t run smack into your neighbor’s.

#3 Site landscaping.

Everyone has a concrete slab. Outdoor plants are allowed in moderation if they give the park a more pleasant overall appearance. We are always improving our landscaping and common areas.

#4 Friendly staff.

We get as many great reviews about our park manager, George Vryhof, as the park itself! George lives onsite and sleeps with his cellphone. There are no impersonal check-in counters here—just George to check you in, help you if need with your hookups, answer all your questions, and be available 24/7 (unless he decides to go fishing or cruising down Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway on his big pontoon boat—usually with a boatload of guests from Floridays!)

#5 Site assignments.

There’s always a trepidation about being “assigned” a site in a park never visited. Will the site be level? Are the utilities appropriately placed for easy hookup on the right side of my rig? Will we be able to open our slideouts without crashing into a pole, tree, or neighbor? Will we have gravel or concrete, and not mud or sand, at our doorstep? George is able to assess exactly where a rig will fit, alongside what (and sometimes who), and his choice will assure effortless hookups and the best site available for every RV.

#6. Settling In.

A big piece of the RV lifestyle is getting out to experience the local area. When the park is located minutes from one of Florida’s best beaches, fishing, boating, public golf, a state park with hiking and biking trails and kayaks and canoes, nature center, historic downtown, and renowned restaurants—well, enough said. Floridays, along the Florida’s Treasure Coast, has all these things and more. Just ask George for a local map and check our website for local attractions.

Based on RVersOnline, Floridays scores high marks.

New Look in a Digital World

When we purchased Floridays in 2010 it was called Angle Inn Mobile Court, and probably a few worse names by our South Florida neighbors. We did two things right away. We changed the name to Floridays RV Park and we got rid of guests who refused to share our vision of a clean, friendly, safe, and highly livable RV park.

Now, almost five years later and confident that we can brag about our little piece of paradise in Hobe Sound, we’re happy to announce a new website and a new way to communicate with our guests, both current and past—and hopefully our future guests as well.

Because in Martin County we live in such a diverse and interesting geographical area, and because the history of the Treasure Coast has such intrigue, we’ll share some of that with you. We’ll also keep you updated on anything going on at the park that you should know, like how we’re doing with our continuing landscaping projects and any routine maintenance schedules.

This season we plan some special community activities: a cornhole competition, cookouts, and more.

We encourage you to visit our website and share our news with your RV-loving friends. This is your community. You can help us fill it with like-minded folks like you, season after season.

As always, if there is anything George or I can do to make your stay at Floridays better, please call or email us anytime.