The Kit Fox RV Park, a new 151-site facility in Patterson, Calif., will be opening this weekend, according to an article in the Modesto Bee.
Cheryl Bright, partner in Hensley Properties, which bought the RV campsite in the spring from a local developer, said they are hoping to attract short-term RV campers and long-term residents.
The Southern California park is unfinished, with heavy equipment still preparing the bare ground for sod and landscaping. But its long rows of lights, generated from the metal RV-hookup pillars at each parking space, are already visible at night from nearby Interstate 5.
Last weekend, the lights attracted the park’s first customer, said park manager Julie James.
“They were just looking for a place to park,” James said of the Southern California couple, who had a recent-model RV that James said was “about as big as a tomato truck. It was huge.”
James said the park’s north end should be landscaped by Friday. The south end is scheduled to be finished by Oct. 15.
She said Kit Fox is designed to accommodate big late-model campers: Each site will have a 50-amp hookup as well as 30-amp and 20-amp hookups for smaller campers.
The park will rent RV spaces at $32 per night, $192 per week, and $525 per month.
“Spring and fall, you get the snowbirds coming out of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon,” Bright said. “They’re going down to the desert, or to Baja.”
Long-term tenants are also being courted. James said two Patterson families have already been approved for monthly rentals.
“We’re going to be a drug-free, crime-free park,” said Lewis Ashcraft, 61, a partner in Hensley Properties. Month-to-month tenants must pass credit and criminal background checks.
Ashcraft said there’s a demand for long-term RV space rentals, noting, “A lot of people will want to rent monthly if they’re working on construction jobs in the area for just a few months.”