Red Rock State Park...full hookups @ $20/night. 6 miles east of Gallup. You won't find a nicer park...It's in Churchrock, NM....Dennis
It looks like it's a city park, not a state park, according to its web site.
Otherwise the information posted about it is correct.
I tried to book a site at Wells SP in Sturbridge a few years back, managed to find a couple suitable sites, but almost everything was booked solid. When I got there (stayed a week) the place was nearly empty, Rangers said the sites were all reserved with "no shows" apparently.
We live a mile from Wells SP and go over there several days a week to walk, and yes, during the week the place is pretty quiet, despite what the reservation system shows.
There's an easy fix for the "no shows" that book more than they actually plan to use - the policy should be that if the person with the reservation doesn't show up on the appointed day, the next morning that site becomes available to anyone else. The park can send an email to the original reserver telling them they have violated park policy and their reservation has been cancelled.
I also agree with the poster who said there should be more non-reservable sites.
We focus primarily on small public campgrounds and have found The Ultimate US Public Campground Project app. It includes over 18,000 public camping locations of all types. It has a great variety of filters that let you see only those types of places that appeal to you.
There is also available a version for the MAC.
The data is from The Ultimate US Public Campground web site.
VZW USB 720 modem with unlimited data plan in a Cradlepoint MBR1000 router. Also have external Wilson Truckers Cell Antenna and a Wilson amplifier when needed. DW loves being to use her tablet while we're on the road. We use the exact same setup at home, so the transition between home and RV is seamless.
We attended this year's Balloon Fiesta, our first. It's a grand experience. You might consider signing up in the spring to volunteer as crew - I did and it was great fun, even resulting in going up with my pilot one day. Even if you don't sign up early to crew, you can volunteer each morning and they'll assign you to a pilot.
Depending on winds, some mornings the balloons come south over the south RV parking lot, where we were.
I've described our experience at ABQ Balloon Fiesta.
Monkey44 wrote: "The alternatives to overnight camping/Rv'ing in national parks for any length of time are very expensive."
I don't think that's necessarily true. There are lots of other types of public campgrounds available, ranging from state parks to city and county parks. State park costs, of course, vary from state to state, but there are some good deals out there.
Trying to find these alternatives? Try The Ultimate US Public Campground Project which lists over 18,400 publicly-owned camping facilities.
We have a DISH 501 receiver in the house which we put in the RV when we travel. The RV has the crank-up antenna like yours. It all works fine. When on the road, we're quite content with the content that comes from Sat 119.
I got exasperated at how quickly the elevation indicator battery would die, so I hard-wired the indicator into the coach's 12V system. Winegard sent me the necessary connector free of charge.
We also carry a folding dish and small PVC stand for use in locations where the RV is parked under trees. I have several cables totaling 150', which has always been enough to allow me to find a hole through the trees to get a signal.
When we were there two years ago I had contacted the city parking authority, which gave me an address of a lot near the Alamo where RV's could park. Great! So off we go.....only to find a big sign "No RV's, buses or trucks" at the gate. So much for that idea. We looked across the street and saw an RV in a lot, so we pulled in there, only to find a sign that announced that RV parking was $60 a day! No thank you. As we pulled out of that lot, we noticed diagonally across the street two other RV's in a small lot, so we headed over there. Ah, success at last - only $15 per day. For cars the rate was $10, and since the LD takes up two spaces, I had no problem with the $15 charge. In case anyone is interested, the coordinates of the lot are 29.424845, -98.482491. This was one of those where you put your money in the slot numbered for your parking spot - we had no problems.
Here are some public parks in the area (I won't include the state parks):
Duman Lake Co Park
Total sites: 6, RV sites: 6, Elec sites: 6, Water at site, RV Dump, Showers, Open Apr-Oct, Elev: 1740', Tel: 814-472-8514, Nearest town: Nicktown
Nanty Glo Municipal Authority Pool and Park. Has electric hookups, a dump station, pay showers for $20. Looks like it closes right after Labor Day, however.
Elev: 1850', Nearest town: Nanty Glo
Quemahoning Family RA - TMWC
Total sites: 63, RV sites: 23, Central Water, RV Dump, Showers, RV Fee: $25, Tent Fee: $20, Elev: 1645', Tel: 814.233.9512, Nearest town: Jennerstown (This is south of Johnstown, so probably not a great option).
This information is from the Pennsylvania page of The Ultimate US Public Campground Project.
Bob & Deb,
We made the same trip two years ago, leaving MA the day after Labor Day and heading for Yellowstone. We got there on 16 Sep, after spending the previous night up on the Beartooth Highway at about 10,200'. We enjoyed two beautiful weeks at Yellowstone and the Tetons before the first snow hit. We had no reservations anywhere and had no problems getting into 4 different CG's in Yellowstone and 2 in Teton.
If interested, you can read a lot more about our trip and reviews of the CG's at which we stayed:
Beartooth, Yellowstone & the Tetons
Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
OK, I'm the OP and I was talking about the medical assistance plans for humans, not mechanical assistance for the RV. The Coach-Net upgrade to the Premier Plans looks like the best deal. But boy, trying to get information about it - just about impossible. Although as a Gold Plan member I could download a copy of the Gold Plan Benefits guide, I could not download a copy of the Premier Benefits guide - not authorized.
So I called Coach-Net....twice. Both times I was told that it is company policy to not provide the Benefits guide until after you have paid your money. I questioned this policy, asking why - they would only repeat that that was the policy. I pointed out that I doubted that the CS person I was talking to would buy home-owners insurance without knowing what was covered, what was not, deductibles and costs. They agreed, but would not budge. I told them they sounded like Nancy Pelosi:"You have to pass the bill to find out what's in it."
The second agent did finally agree to send me a copy of the Assist America portion of the Premier Plan, which I did receive the other day. Also, after the second call, I wrote a letter to Mr. Jeff Jensen, President of the National Motor Club of America, Coach-Net's parent, telling him that he really needs to re-think a company policy that in effect prevents members from upgrading. No response yet.
Depending on the purpose of your slide show, you might want to pick out some of the best pix and limit the total number of slides. Although you love every shot and can recall its particulars, an audience might start to get bored after a while. You might have 10 shots of Mt Washington at sunrise....pick just the best one to include. Now, if the show is strictly for your own enjoyment, then put in as many as you like and enjoy.
After our round-the country trip a few years ago, I had about 2000 pictures. My "show" ended up with about 75.
Have fun with the memories.