Things That Go Pahrump in the Night

We’ve been Escapee (SKP) members since we started full-timing and eventually would like to visit all of the SKP parks. In 2012 we checked out the Pahrump, Nevada, park.

If you travel in your RV a lot (even if you’re not a full-timer), you should join the Escapees. It’s inexpensive and gives you access to a string of RV parks around the country. Some of them are co-op parks — meaning they were built and are maintained by members who volunteer their time and talents and skills to running every aspect of the park.

Each park is unique, and the Pair-A-Dice SKP park in Pahrump is no exception. SKiPs know RVing, and it’s clear in their park layouts: turns wide enough for the biggest rigs, clubhouses with book swaps and kitchens where activities and community meals abound, inexpensive laundry and propane…

Some SKP parks even have places to wash your rig or perform maintenance on it. How many other places will let you change the oil in your motorhome?

But the best thing about SKP parks is the sense of familiarity that everyone seems to have. Take a walk around an SKP park in an evening and you’ll notice people waving, introducing themselves, inviting you to whatever happens to be going on.

Wondering if there’s a better route than going through City A or when the traffic is best for getting through City B? Ask a SKiP and they’ll share what they’ve learned in their travels. If they don’t have an answer, they probably know somebody who does. Have a problem with your rig? They’ve probably experienced it and know how to fix it — or know somebody who can.

Part of the Escapee philosophy is to share, and SKiPs do exactly that.

Let me share something with you: the sunset over Pair-A-Dice SKP park in Pahrump. Maybe we’ll see you there or at another SKP park someday!


About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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