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tonyandkaren

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Posted: 07/17/12 07:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep Shot-N-Az , that's pretty bad. You'll do much better going to public campgrounds but then you probably won't have full hookups or a pull through.


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Posted: 07/17/12 08:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are a few travel blogs I've stumbled across which make a habit of posting very nice campground pics. These are people with large RVs:

http://wecallithome.blogspot.com/

http://wheelingit.wordpress.com/

I also read this one because I like out of the way places and now have small RV:

http://hogtimemusic.com/nomad/


These specific blogs may not be of help to you because of location. Look over them briefly though and see the helpful pictures of the campsites. Perhaps you can find one specific to your area with sites you may enjoy.

The pic you posted doesn't look good to me either.





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Posted: 07/17/12 10:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We keep a small notebook in the car so we can write notes on every campground we drive thru. There is one that we found no sites that we would take that people rave about.
Full hookups to us means too close together.
Different strokes for different folks.

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LOL. Which site is yours? That "campground" looks more like a storage facility around here.

I like Google Earth and I always ask my camping neighbors for recommendations for other CG's.


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You have to read the comments to really get an idea. People will complain that a park will have too many rules, but to me that says it will be well run and there will not be people having loud parties late into the night.

I have been in very few parks I am completely disappointed in. Some are fine, but I probably would not go again. Some are the best I can find in the area I want to be

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I let my wife choose campgrounds...She almost never misses.

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In all our years of RVing, I'd say we get it right about 90% of the time. I can only recall one campground that I would call a disasterous mistake!


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Shot-N-Az wrote:



IMHO I might suggest that you try to get into a few more parks -- then you might have an idea what might make you happier. When we are traveling we will often be in a dozen or more Parks in a month, can't even guess how many in a year.

If this picture is Normandy Farms in Massachusetts, I would suggest that you leave the East Coast and head out toward the Rockies -- Lots more space and if you time it right you can even have many of the places to yourself. (Try Yellowstone in the last week of October -- just You and the Elk -- and maybe a couple other campers)

Sure we have been in places that are not as nice as we had hoped but all of the Wal*Marts except one were better than the CG in this Photo.

Shoot, any day, anywhere, as log as we are on the road is just GREAT!

If you'd like to see some areas that are not boring try following this camper,

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseac........d/26203323/gotomsg/26203673.cfm#26203673

He has some links in this post

I think I enjoy any day anywhere as long as I'm in the Coach.

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Posted: 07/17/12 11:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd say we get it right 98% of the time and the CG is usually the destination - unless we are sightseeing or just need an overnight site - then we don't care.

I always look @ the Corp. of Eng. and State parks first and use google searches and photo albums. Once I find pictures - I verify the basics (water/electric) then that's it. I could care less what Joe Smoe or Suzy Q said about it on some review website.

Here's a picture from our last trip. I made reservations thru recreation.gov. We arrived 2 p.m. and the park ranger said.. feel free to check out the other sites - if you find a better site - just take it and let us know this evening when the host returns.

Thomson Causeway COE, Thomson IL. Site 58.



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Shot,

I would suggest looking at reviews on here of the parks you've enjoyed and see which posters also thought they were great. These are the people I would begin to use for reccomendations. If they love a park more than likely you'll enjoy it also. If on the other hand they don't reccomend a park, avoid it.


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