While the majority of RV owners like to park their RV at a campground or resort, many owners want to have their own space and make the decision to purchase their own RV lot. From luxurious resorts to basic, family campsites, there are so many types of lots to choose from. However, most of these types of lots can be a little more crowded than you may want.
For someone who travels or lives full-time or long-term in their RV and doesn’t feel the need to be so close to amenities, a rural lot might be a good choice. An RV-friendly rural lot is a piece of land that is zoned to accept RVs or mobile homes.
The RVs, which may also include towable trailers such as tiny homes, can be parked permanently or up to a specific amount of time. Usually the lots are basic and may need to be cleared or developed for water, power, and sewer hookups. However, many lots are ready for parking and hooking up an RV.
The lots are usually located in a rural area, resort area, or unincorporated county away from larger towns and cities. They can range in size from several acres to up to hundreds of acres. The prices can be pretty reasonable as well. Some lots can be purchased for just a few thousand dollars or monthly payments of about $150.
There are several ways to search for these types of lots. Two of the largest websites are Land Century and LOTFLIP. LOTFLIP is owned by the LANDFLIP NETWORK, a network of sites privately owned and operated by former land brokers. The site allows buyers to find the perfect piece of land by location, type or use, budget, and acreage. Anyone searching for land can set up a profile and set the parameters for an ideal RV lot.
According to LANDFLIP founder, Ryan Folk, LOTFLIP is the network’s rural lot website that features the best lots under 20 acres.
“Rural land is cheaper and less prone to complicated building codes and zoning laws, and a lot more people can afford 20 acres. There are advantages to choosing a more affordable tract of land as opposed to a more expensive turnkey property, and one is the ability to customize the land and turn it into the dream property the buyer has always envisioned owning.”
While various recreation lots can be found on LOTFLIP, do a search specifically for “RV Lot”. Each location description will include the price and monthly payments, lot map, county zoning information, and any nearby roads and towns.
With this included information, it’s also a good idea to search for other land owners in the area who can give you more information on the type of community, any potential crime or security measures, road access, and local weather.