Michigan RV Resort Offers $1/Day Storage
A family-operated northern Michigan campground is making a bid to save threatened summer vacations for RV owners whose wallets have been hit hard by soaring gas prices.
Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping located in Mackinaw City, Mich., is offering $1 per day RV storage. According to a news release, this allows RV owners to leave their RVs parked in one of the nation’s most popular vacation hotspots and then travel to and from the waterfront campground resort whenever they want without having to drive and/or tow anything with them.
Frank Rogala, one of the brothers operating Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping, is calling for other businesses, communities and state agencies to make similar arrangements for RV owners.
"This needs to be done now, so that family vacations can be salvaged, before summer is over. I see this as urgent. Vacations are as American as apple pie," Rogala said.
"Americans work hard and in these parts of the country there are only a few months of nice weather when families gather and take vacations. We've seen a sharp downturn in the number of people traveling and camping and it's a sad thing. This is something that with a little bit of planning and coordination – doesn't have to happen," explained Rogala. "We don't have to let the Grinch steal summer!"
Michigan state parks have recently begun offering a limited number of spaces for RV storage for 15 days at a time. "I am glad to see them starting to act on this, but it is only a start," Rogala said.
"We offer RV storage 365 days a year so that our campers don't have to watch the calendar and worry about what day a RV has to be moved. We have over 30 years’ experience in RV and trailer storage," said Rogala, "so this isn't an experiment. The only thing new about our RV storage is how much more money it can save RV owners."
The dollar a day RV storage offer is featured on the campground's new reality-based Mackinaw Mill Creek Camping Show Channel on YouTube TV. Along with promoting the gas saving storage offer, the show features a look at the behind-the-scenes operation of this family-run campground (episode one and two detail the history and construction of the campground by the Rogala family). To view all of the shows go to: www.campmackinaw.com.