This varies a bunch! Try the free beer routine from so-called campers who don't even speak to you. We use state parks for winter travels and in some parks there friendly folks, others they keep to themselves. Warm weather weekend campers vs. $750,000 diesel pushers crowd seems to change how they look at you next door in yer tent. Socialization, yeh sure. Any full water & electric, campgrounds with big pull throughs, expect noisy Greyhound bus sized diesel pushers to make the scenery go away from view and not too much hello, how are you stuff... This I know about. At my age with my back the huge tent vs. motel difference is the bed/mattress thing, it's not about the possibility of free beer IMO. It's not about the beer. Most of the older style, local owned motels seem to start at around $30 these days in USA. In my area there are no motels of any kind for most part. Campgrounds or free spots are there if you look and likely to be very safe here. Most any formal campground has a limit of people or tents or vehicles allowed per site which can allow joining others to save money. For a shower at some state parks, etc., you could pay the low day use fee then slip in a shower while there and leave. Might also say you want to "take a free look" at the campsites, take a quick shower then leave.