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RE: Myrtle Beach State park thoughts.

I've stayed there twice and have a third trip booked. I like it, but I'm a beach person. The first 3 loops have a different look and feel than the back loops. Restrooms are dated but nice and clean, but I go in Oct. so can't comment on the summer season. Negatives are flight path and some sites have walnut trees, and the nuts can do some damage in a storm. Two vehicles in our group were damaged with dings. I actually prefer Hunting Island for a beach campground, but it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
bakerkids 02/23/18 09:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nashville and Tennessee help for newbie

If you're interested in a different camping experience, check out Edgar Evins State Park, about 40 miles east of Nashville. You camp on elevated wood decks that make you feel as if you're camping in a treehouse. The decks hold everything from a tent to a Class A.
bakerkids 02/23/18 09:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Aluminum vs Fiberglass TT

. BTW, fiberglass trailer are Olivers, Scamps, Casitas, not the Glued together Styrofoam/aluminum stud/Luan laminated campers you reference. This is what threw me when I opened this thread. I call those molded fiberglass, which IMO are a much better build and what I was hoping to read about. Horse of a different color. I have a T@B, which is albufiber. I love the skin. She's 11 years old and looks new.
bakerkids 11/18/17 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Mooresville Ind.

In Rantoul, I've stayed at Prairie Pines next to the closed Chanute AFB. It's okay for an overnight. For the Mooresville, IN, area you're less than 35 miles from one of my favorite state parks, McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer, IN. A little closer is Lieber State Rec area, another nice choice. Straight south of Mooresville is the very popular Brown County State Park. Brown County is a touristy spot and is very busy in the summer.
bakerkids 11/15/17 02:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Really newbie question about a small TT

I agree that a Class B or truck slide-in camper would work better in your situation. I have a tiny camper, and many times have had the motel's permission to stay on the lot when I have a function there, i.e. seminar, wedding, workshop, etc. I also average 16 mpg while towing, but I rarely drive over 62 mph.
bakerkids 11/15/17 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Downsizing and simplifying

Over 7 years ago I went from a 28' Class C that was our family camper while the kids were growing to a T@B teardrop. I love that little T@B, and use it way more often than the Class C. Much of that may have to do with the fact the kids are grown and on their own, however they join me/us some too with the T@B too. I just have too much fun with this little gem, and am as much, or more, in love with it today as when I purchased.
bakerkids 11/01/17 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

We stopped there a few years ago - enjoyed our stay. You can find pictures and comments at Douglas Dam Tailwater. Ted H. Well thanks. Unfortunately I made reservations last night for Cove Lake State Park. Maybe another year. I just prefer to camp by water :)
bakerkids 10/16/17 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

Drove thru both campgrounds about a week ago. The tailwater campground is not as nice as the headwater campground. At the Tailwater campground, sites 33 & 37 are listed as tent sites with no electric. Sites 36 &37 are the last sites at the end of the camping area road. I think they back up to a fence. The campground consists of a long road with most of the campsites between the road and the river. There are some sites on the right side of the road away from the river. Some of the sites are very small and awkward to get into. Sites with electric are 30 amp. Sorry no photos. Ya, I studied it for a couple of years from Google Maps. I realize I won't have an electric site, but thought it would be nice to camp by the river. I will arrive at almost dark and leave early. I have a teardrop so small and/or awkward isn't bad and I can use the tent sites, although 33 on the reservation site is listed as RV but without hookups. Maybe I will just skip this park altogether. Was hoping for photos, as those sites don't show well on aerial of Google maps.
bakerkids 10/15/17 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Got gamed Westmoreland State Park in Va- reservation rant!

Let me throw you another situation here. I reserved 3 sites in a Fla. park with my credit card and paid for 3 nights when doing so. I arrived before my two other brothers. I am there and claimed all three sites. Are you saying you should be able to take one of those even though I am there and have paid for the spots although I have not set up anything on the other two sites yet? While Im not the OP, I would say the answer to your question, from my perspective, is YES, I should be able to take one of those spots, if I showed up before your other two brothers. Unless, of course, they are site specific reservations. Now, If I was preparing to occupy the site, and you came up to me, and explained the situation, I'd probably move to accommodate you and your brothers. But, I'd be miffed if they didn't show up and the site I wanted was subsequently vacant. The Florida state parks I've stayed at are site specific reservations. Although I will admit, I've only been to a couple. Mike My "take" exactly.
bakerkids 10/12/17 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HELP- New Camper options for retired parents

I would suggest a Casita, Minnie Drop, Aliner Escape, T@B, or the newly designed Park Liner. The larger T@B, the 400, may be too heavy. I love my T@B, after having camped in larger trailers most of my life. Edited to add that this blog will be helpful http://smalltrailerenthusiast.com/ https://i.imgur.com/s2x4tbEl.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 08:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: New TT for Compact Cars

Very close floor plan to Lil Snoozy, which I've always admired. I always thought it was a shame you couldn't order it with propane, because the layout is great. I love your setup, but then I love the tiny ones. https://i.imgur.com/s2x4tbEl.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in Glacier NP area

https://i.imgur.com/RSnoBk0l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ip7a8N8l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xSEymRYl.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 08:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Glacier NP area

X3. Loved KOA West! I'd post pictures if I didn't have to mess with resizing. Check out this web site that automatically resize and all you need to do is copy the URL to the posting RV.Net Photo Posting Wow! It worked! So glad to have this! Thanks. https://i.imgur.com/duGVf0Ql.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

Can't comment on Tailwaters, but Headwaters is one of my favorites. Any site in the cul de sac along the lake is great. Thanks for the feedback. I checked there as well. They only have sites 36(B) and 61 open. I know 61 isn't on the water, and am not sure how much waterview 36(B) has. Not sure what the "B" represents either.
bakerkids 10/10/17 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Glacier NP area

We stayed at the West Glacier KOA a few years ago. Very, very nice. +1 on that. I normally don't like KOA campgrounds, but this one is an exception. X3. Loved KOA West! I'd post pictures if I didn't have to mess with resizing. It loved it. I don't normally stay at KOAs either. We also stayed at St. Mary's KOA. Completely different atmosphere, but still a good place to stay. I enjoyed the St. Mary's area of Glacier more than I did the west side.
bakerkids 10/10/17 07:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Got gamed Westmoreland State Park in Va- reservation rant!

This is similar to a common problem in the non-reservables in IL. In order to claim the site, it has to be occupied. What people do in my favorite park is come to the park (over 200 sites, 20 of which are reservable) and tie a Barbie tent or other indoor play tent, to the post on the site. My understanding goes a little farther if the site has been paid for, but often that's not the case. I get really irritable when nobody shows all weekend and the prime, waterfront site goes unused. I know people will say "Why didn't you just park on the pad and pay for the site anyway." Well I did that once, and during the night had people messing with my equipment. As a solo woman camping, it's not worth it. On the flip side, my daughter and SIL went to this same park to grab a site, and I was coming later with my camper. They were in an SUV, which was used as their camper. The host wouldn't let them pay for that site because they'd mentioned I was coming with a camper. So? I guess she's telling them they can't use their screen hammock and/or SUV to camp, although it's done all the time. I suppose they could have lied and said they were sleeping in a tent. But, hey, a Barbie tent is okay, just not an SUV. Another game that's played is that day use people will pull their vehicle onto the pad and sit and watch the boaters or fish. They haven't paid, but they're occupying. I asked one gentleman if he was planning to pay and camp on that site, and his response was "I might". So I went to the host to book it. Her response was "well you can't because he's occupying it. He will probably come up later to pay." So while I'm waiting, other waterfront sites are being taken by new arrivals. He ended up pulling off the site an hour later, leaving nothing behind, although he was pulling a boat trailer. I took the site. I later went to pay after unhitching, and the host had called the park ranger because the guy became livid with her. People also park their extra car in a site to hold it for a friend. They may pay or not, but the site isn't occupied by the people camping. That also isn't fair to those driving through looking for a site. Ugh. I feel your pain.
bakerkids 10/10/17 06:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

I've never stayed in this campground near Sevierville, TN, but have wanted to during my trips to SC. I really don't like to reserve but it's almost full already for my travel date in a couple of weeks, and I know this area is very popular in the fall. They have no electric left, but have sites 33 and 37 suitable for an RV to camp dry. Their Facebook page and other searches don't show photos of the sites toward that section, so I'm wondering if anyone can give feedback on these sites, or if you have any photos. Thanks.
bakerkids 10/10/17 04:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: airstream ride?

He stated fiberglass trailers have the same rounded shape. You stated you had not seen those. He responded by listing them. lol You weren't initially referring to aerodynamics being the same (although I believe they are, having been in and around both. Pretty darn close) I take it you're talking about aerodynamics. Depends on size, lots of fiberglass trailers have a rounded shape but tend to be smaller. Iv'e never seen this fiberglass trailer you speak of???? LynnSr Casita, Scamp. Bigfoot, Oliver, Burro. Sure I'm missing a few. I guess you have never seen an "Airstream". I've seen all of the above and they do not come close to the same aerodynamic form. Lynnsr
bakerkids 10/08/17 02:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in Glacier NP area

I will also be there in last August. Staying several days at West Glacier KOA and several days at East Glacier KOA.
bakerkids 07/16/17 09:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: In Search of a Unicorn

Altos are shorter, and have a wet bath with a curtain, but come in retractable or fixed roof. There's a long wait to order from the factory, but give them a "look". Safari Condo Alto
bakerkids 07/05/17 09:19am Travel Trailers
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