RV Park Provides Economical Family Housing
The sluggish economy has some Spartanburg, S.C., residents turning to a different place to live: area RV parks.
Dick Wiltfang, owner of Creekside RV Park in Greer, says he’s seen it firsthand, WSPA-TV, Spartanburg, reported. Wiltfang, who’s owned his park for 14 years, says the face of his place is changing. He has 41 spaces, and only three are currently empty. He credits much of that to the economy. “I charge them $300 a month, and some folks, that’s all they can afford,” he says.
Vicki Sanderson moved in with her family, and three grandchildren, back in June. “It’s a cheap way to live,” she says. Sanderson lost one home to foreclosure several years ago, and turned to RV life. She says her family would barely scrape by if they had to pay for an apartment or house. “At least we have a place to lay our heads,” she says.
Wiltfang says some residents move in for work. With BMW’s expansion, he’s seen more traffic as people look for a way to earn cash. “People are going to go where the jobs are,” he says.