Work on North Dakota Indoor RV Park Progresses
Click here to watch a video showing construction of the indoor RV park. Video is courtesy of KFYR-TV, Bismarck, N.D.
North Dakota Indoor RV Park is set to open in late July in Watford City in the northwest quarter of the state where an oil and gas boom is underway.
It's the first of its kind in the state. The idea for this project started as a joke.
"It was brought up by the builders here, B&H construction. One of their relatives was kind of joking, if he had to work out here and live out here he would park is RV in a barn," said Tyler Sperling, property manager.
They wanted to build this park to make people living in RVs feel a little more at home.
"We're gonna have onsite laundry service, we're gonna have onsite mail service, vending machines, entertainment for these guys, and we're also going for the convince factor," added Sperling.
When RVs move into their unit, everything they need will be ready for them.
"We're gonna have all of their electricity, their water, their septic, propane plugged into their RV, so they only have to hook up once, and all that is taken care of," Sperling added.
One person who lives in an RV park now says the indoor concept would be good for not only him, but for his RV, too.
"Indoor yeah, your RV's out of the weather, it's not gonna get froze, it's more protected," said Jason Moor who lives in an RV park.
The indoor park is going to be sectioned off so each RV has its own private space, something Moor says he would enjoy.
"That'd be pretty nice, I like movies, and I like quiet when I sleep, so that would be pretty nice," Moor added.
Park management also talked to city leaders to make sure the park will meet building codes.
"The department of health, we have a lot of bays we're gonna put in here. So we consulted with them to make sure the park meets building codes," said Sperling.
There will be 240 sites available when the park is finished.