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RE: St Augustine Campgrounds

Have overnighted at Stagecoach ~ a dozen times coming or going further south, and never knew it had a 10-year rule. I suspect it is only invoked for RVs in obvious poor shape. Seems like a well-run place, so a phone call would probably resolve any questions.
NoVa RT 01/14/21 12:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral

It’s been a few years since I was at Jetty Park, and I was in a Class B, so moving around wasn’t a problem, but my recollection is that the previously-mentioned Publix was the closest supermarket. Could be a convenience store somewhere closer, but it might be a good idea to stock up on your way in. There are some restaurants along the shipping channel within easier walking/biking distance, and the campground store carried a few snack food items, IIRC.
NoVa RT 11/10/20 07:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washing RV while traveling

The ‘South of the Border’ campground in Dillon, South Carolina has a self-service car wash with two RV bays, one of which seemed big enough for most motorhomes, IIRC. The ‘resort’ is fashionably tacky, at best, but it’s close to I-95, fairly inexpensive and located at just about the right stopping point when I head south. I’m in a Class B, so it’s a bit easier for me ($2), but the RV wash comes in handy after driving through winter snow or slush.
NoVa RT 11/09/20 12:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Take-out in Yellowstone...

Shouldn’t this be in Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs Forum? Moderators must be a little slow today, eh?
NoVa RT 11/06/20 01:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Not officially a snowbird, but have gone to Florida for Spring Training baseball the last 6 years. Started out going for ~ a week, and expanded to ~ a month, before last year was cut short when MLB canceled the remaining games about halfway through. The County park campground I use reopened October 1, and MLB has posted a full 2021 Spring Training schedule, although tickets haven’t gone on sale yet. I expect them to wait as long as possible before making a decision, but wouldn’t expect full-capacity for spectators. Some local-government-owned Spring Training sites have posted plans for allowing some socially-distanced spectators. Got a full refund on tickets & campground last year when everything closed, so money probably not an issue. In theory, being cautious and self-contained should provide about the same protection there or at home, but we’ll see how it looks when I have to make a decision. Best case scenario is probably 3 weeks starting in the 2nd week of March; worst case is MLB and/or Florida never allowing spectators, taking the decision out of my hands. That’s 5 months away, a lot could happen, but late November or early December might be crunch time for deciding.
NoVa RT 10/31/20 02:35pm Snowbirds
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

A dog barking is one thing, but how about blowing the horn? I was in a campsite that was one of 10 clustered around a circle, like the face of a clock, so those at the bottom of the circle faced back to one of the interior campground roads. There was a small dog left alone in a Sprinter-based RV next to me, who sat in the driver’s seat watching the road. Any time someone passed by walking a dog, the dog in the RV excitedly jumped up & down in the seat, barking a bit, but also hitting the horn with its front paws each time. Not that many dogs went by, maybe 4 or 5 in 2-3 hours, and the horn blowing only lasted 30 seconds or so each time, so I was mostly amused, but it might have been different if there were more dog traffic, or a dog in one of the other campsites that remained in view for a longer period. I was away from the campground when the owners returned, and they left the next morning, so I never found out if they were aware of their dog’s unique talents.
NoVa RT 07/28/20 12:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Campground on river VA/WV/KY

Haven’t been there myself, but Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia seems to be highly regarded, including by the reviews at Campground Reviews.
NoVa RT 07/13/20 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Confused and Frustrated

Have you looked at a lot of RVs, at least online? Might also want to go to a RV show if there’s a large one in your area. Don’t need to buy at the show - those prices are generally available despite the hype - but it can be a good way to see what the options are.
NoVa RT 05/22/20 11:54pm Full-time RVing
Virginia State Park Campgrounds Reopening On May 22

Today’s announcement:Campgrounds at Virginia State Parks are set to reopen May 22. . . . Reservations for camping between May 21 and June 10 will be accepted beginning May 14. All other overnight facilities remain closed at this time including cabins, lodges and group campgrounds.More at link.
NoVa RT 05/08/20 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: This could be a problem

Could be that some of those unaffected by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn find self-contained, socially-distanced travel to low-density rural areas an appealing option, producing a short-term surge in RV sales. Long term, many will have less money and/or be reserving what they have for essentials. Should be more of a buyer’s market as time goes on, at least until a solid recovery kicks in.
NoVa RT 05/07/20 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: I 95 in Jax, FL and in Richmond, VA

I go around Richmond and through Jacksonville going to Florida & back the last 6 years. I’m in a Class B van, so it’s not that difficult either way. There’s usually not much traffic on the Richmond bypass, so I make good time. Jacksonville is a closer call, and I’ve gone both ways. There seemed to be a lot of beach traffic on the eastern bypass when I took it, so I decided to go through in later years. There’s been quite a bit of construction on that route, but it is getting better. In a larger vehicle! I might opt for the bypass on both. On my i-phone, Siri also opts to go around Richmond and through Jacksonville.
NoVa RT 05/06/20 10:58pm Roads and Routes
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