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More people than ever are taking up RVing. These newbies have determined that RVing is the safest way to travel in our pandemic times. The result is campground crowding like never before. In this weekly blog, RV Travel readers discuss their experiences. Maybe we can make some sense of this and find ways to work around the problem. Here are a few observations from our readers. MORE FROM LAST WEEK’S “DEMAND PRICING” DUE TO CAMPGROUND CROWDING … In last week’s installment , we talked about demand pricing in campgrounds. Reader Donald explained it as, “This is when the flat rate no longer applies and as sites fill up the reservation system automatically increases the price!” Here are a few comments regarding the subject: Randy shared info he received from the Oklahoma State Parks: “Thank you for contacting us regarding camping rates for Oklahoma state parks. This year, as you may be aware, Oklahoma state parks began a new method of pricing for its cabins, lodge rooms and campsites. Based on the Yield Management model that is employed by the hospitality industry, rental prices vary based on the following: the price is lowered at times of low demand with high availability. Prices incrementally increase when availability shrinks and demand increases.” Ah-ha! Gary compared the supply-and-demand policy to other hospitality industries: “We’ve seen this at a couple of chain RV parks. This is the business model used by hotels, airlines and car rental companies . Book early, pay a lower price […]