We are thinking where to ride this winter and the Southern Tier is the most probable option. However, we are worried about accommodation, as we need to work with our laptops along the way and we cannot always camp. We have been checking accommodation online and the prices are quite high. However, previous experience has taught us that once you get there, you find many other accommodation options that were not online. So I was wondering how easy it is to find cheap accommodation along the Southern Tier route (South-East California, South Arizona, South New Mexico, rural Texas, Central Louisiana).
Also: do most camp sites in the US have electricity plugs and common rooms with tables?