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RE: County Park Experiences

Another off the usual radar category is water conservation or management districts, we've stayed in some both in Florida and central Ohio. Some states like Kansas allow camping at state fishing lakes and on Wildlife management areas and/or state forests. Most we have encountered are dry camping. There may or may not be designated sites or areas. The rules vary widely from state to state and even area to area. A fishing or hunting license may be required. Wildlife management areas may permit camping by licensed hunters only during hunting season, no camping during certain seasons or other special regulations. Information is usually available on the state agency web pages.
trailertraveler 07/30/22 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: County Park Experiences

I used the Ultimate Public Campgrounds website a lot and fortunately downloaded one of the last database updates before they stopped offering them and went to the app or online only. The US Campgrounds website shows the location of many county and local government campgrounds. The website has a map feature and the database can be downloaded. I have it on my computer and Garmin GPS.
trailertraveler 07/29/22 06:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Jersey to California

There a lot to see along I-40 between Amarillo and the Grand Canyon. In Amarillo, there is Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the Big Texan on Old Route 66. In New Mexico, Tucumcari still has dinners along Historic Route 66 and numerous murals painted on buildings plus other attractions. Santa Rosa is another Route 66 town and has the The Blue Hole and Santa Rosa Lake State Park which has a nice campground. In Albuquerque, the Pueblo Cultural Center and Petroglyph National Monument, the Turquoise Trail and the Sandia Crest Highwayare worth visiting in my opinion. In Grants, there is the Mining Museum. Just South of I-40 going West from Grants are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, El Malpais National Monument, El Malpais National Conservation Area, and the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano. Acoma Sky City is said to be the longest occuppied location in the U.S. They give tours of the pueblo and there is an RV park next to the casino. Homolovi Ruins State Park is near Winslow where you can stand on the corner. Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park are not far from the Arizona/New Mexico border. In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. Sedona/Camp Verde/Cottonwood are about an hour South of Flagstaff with Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, Jerome State Historic Park in the area. All this before you even get to the Grand Canyon.
trailertraveler 05/22/22 06:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Beartooth pass

There is a very nice campground just before there called Perry’s RV Park and Campground in Red Lodge. Stay there overnight and then hit the road the next day and drive all the way into Cooke City, then turn around and head back. The next day you can drive around the east side to Cody WY and head into the park that way. Yes it’s the long way around, but the Beartooth hwy is not to be missed!You can stay in Red Lodge or Cody (which has several campgrounds), Cody has a number of worth while attractions like the Buffalo Bill Center, Old Trail Town, and the Rodeo. Take a day and drive a loop of the Beartooth Highway and Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.
trailertraveler 05/02/22 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds Santa Fe New Mexico

If you don't mind being 20 miles from town check out the Corps of Engineers campgrounds on Cochiti Lake. It’s a nice campground with a beautiful view and is much cheaper than commercial campgrounds in town.Cochiti lake is very popular. There are two COE campgrounds on Cochiti Lake. The Tetilla Peak campground is currently closed. Looking at the website reservation system, it may be closed for all of 2022. The Cochiti campground has two loops with water and electric hookups. The Bufallo Grove Loop has paved parking pads. The Juni Loop sites have gravel parking pads. The sites on the outside of the Juni loop do not all have water. Those on the inside of the loop do, but some spigots are a pretty long distance from the parking pad. Some of the Juni loop sites are carved into the hillside and have steps or a fairly steep slope up to the picnic table and shelter. There is a dump station in the Juni Loop and another at the campground entrance. There are two loops of dry camping sites. The convenience store just outside the campground has gas, diesel and a laundramat.
trailertraveler 03/28/22 06:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thousand Trails RV parks.

I currently only have a zone membership. How far ahead can you reserve, because getting reservations in FL in Jan-Mar is difficult.We have had a zone pass for the past three years. We have been able to get reservations at parks in Florida each year by booking on the first day that they are available to us (60 days out). We are currently in the Orlando (Clermont) Thousand Trails for 14 days. After our week out, we will be at 3 Flags for 14 days. As we head North, we will be at Green Mountain for 14 days. We have stayed at a few other Thousand Trails parks. Some are better than others. Every Thousand Trails park we have considered or stayed at was listed in RV Park Reviews.
trailertraveler 03/03/22 07:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bradenton, Florida

KOA, Winter Quarters in Bradenton Pleasant Lake, Sun N Fun in Sarasota.We stayed there for a week before the pandemic. In general, the park was nice and well maintained. Our site was a back-in on a narrow access road. Getting into it was made worse by long term residents that had multiple vehicles parked right out to the road surface. They sat and watched as we backed and maneuvered for over half an hour. There were numerous other sites available on wider roads. Not sure why they assigned us the site they did, but it was not worth the premium price that we paid as we did not have a membership that covered this park.
trailertraveler 03/03/22 07:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NJ to Florida 13'5" fifth wheel

I think I would take 301 in Delaware and continue along the coast on 13 all the way to the CBBT. Chesapeake Bay bridge Tunnel. Very scenic, less traffic less stress. Once across the CBBT I believe you can take 58 back to 95.We have traveled from Southern New Jersey to Florida in Mid-February or March for the past 10 years. Once across the CBBT, we take US-13 or US-17 South. They merge together for awhile and we then stay on US-17 until it merges with I-95 near the South Carolina/Georgia border. Over the years there has been more and more four lane constructed. There are bypasses around the major population areas. The SC-31 bypass is now complete around Myrtle Beach which was one of the last congested areas remaining on this route. Check your potential overnights as campgrounds North of Virginia Beach may not be open for the season yet.
trailertraveler 03/03/22 07:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Santa Fe-Taos and Flagstaff suggestions please

I guess an "overnight stay," even for 7 nights in a row, isn't the same as "living/residing." It seems to me that staying in an RV site is the same as residing in the RV site, but I guess not.Words often have different meanings to different people in different contexts. This is why most laws, rules and regulations include definitions of the words they use in the descriptions of what is permitted and what is not. Many states have criteria which determine when you become a resident of their state or are required to become a resident. Length of stay is one common criteria used.
trailertraveler 03/03/22 06:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Santa Fe-Taos and Flagstaff suggestions please

What I find weird about the whole thing is this statement: "Overnight stays are limited to a seven (7) night stay in our lots. National Forest rules expressly forbid living/residing in the National Forest which includes the Taos Ski Valley parking lots." If the rules expressly prohibit it, how are they allowing it? This language has been included in the rules for most National Forests to prevent homesteading by fulltime RVers that moved from one campsite to another, often within the same Forest every 7, 14 or 21 days depending on the length of stay requirements. This issue started several years ago and came to ahead in Arizona National Forests where there were groups of RVers moving from one encampment to another for long periods of time. The practice was championed by the advocates of cheap RV living.
trailertraveler 03/02/22 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Level Mate Pro Questions

Thanks for the response! I am thinking of getting the model with USB power cable and mounting the device in the bedroom next to the USB outlet under the closet. The signal would have to pass through a couple of sheets of plywood and the fiberglass front cap. Not sure how long a cable I would need to get into the front storage space. Thanks again for the reply!
trailertraveler 01/19/22 06:16am Travel Trailers
Level Mate Pro Questions

I know from previous posts that there are some Level Mate Pro owners on this forum. In product reviews on other sites, the main criticism/problem encountered with this device seems to be communication between the device and the cellphone app. Metal trailers have been problematic along with the distance between the device and the cellphone. Not being able to get a signal from inside the tow vehicle has also been mentioned by some reviewers. We have a 34' trailer and a 23' long bed crew cab pickup with a fiberglass cap. So, what has your experience been. How far is the Level Mate device from the front of the trailer and what does the signal pass through (interior walls, exterior wall, etc.)? Can you connect to the device from inside the tow vehicle? Any other issues with this system? Thanks for any and all responses.
trailertraveler 01/18/22 03:38pm Travel Trailers
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