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Old 04-06-2015, 10:02 AM   #21
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I used to want to own land but then found out I had a friend with millions of acres of land where I could camp for free. He pays the taxes, takes on liability and even cleans up on occasion. What a deal.
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:15 AM   #22
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We always enjoyed camping in remote state parks. There is a lot of that kind of recreational land available to the public. You may not have it "all to yourself" but many of these places are really large and it's easy to get away from the campground and feel like you do. Personally, I can't imagine owning it myself.
Lots of state parks and campgrounds in AR. Problem is there are a lot of campers! You can go to areas that are not officially campgrounds and "boondock". I modified our trailer by putting the axles under the springs for more ground clearance so we can go places others can't. Still, even some of those areas get crowded as you are dealing with tent campers as well. One of the things I look forward to about retirement is being able to go to the state parks during off-peak days/seasons and stay home during the peak times like spring break, 4th of July, Memorial Day...
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:25 PM   #23
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I used to want to own land but then found out I had a friend with millions of acres of land where I could camp for free. He pays the taxes, takes on liability and even cleans up on occasion. What a deal.
Even if the OP doesn't have a friend with land, there must be plenty people with vacant or unused land who are willing to rent a portion of it at low cost to a responsible couple. At the very least, they may feel that having someone on the property even for a short period may discourage some of the riff raff.
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Even if the OP doesn't have a friend with land, there must be plenty people with vacant or unused land who are willing to rent a portion of it at low cost to a responsible couple. At the very least, they may feel that having someone on the property even for a short period may discourage some of the riff raff.
I am sure the OP is friends with my friend.
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I am sure the OP is friends with my friend.
I'm not sure about your friend; but, I know the OP is related to my Uncle who would be happy to have him camp on the land
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Great minds must think alike as I have thought about this and think we have the same Uncle with unlimited land and $, I fully plan on hitting up! Funny thing is we also have had rural land in OH for many yrs that there actually is a lot of drugs in that area and very high in poverty but we've never had a problem with that property and it's barely worth anything. Just problems with the much nicer property.
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