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Posted: 03/01/19 08:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I found the best thing to leave at my campsite while gone for the day (I have a Class B van), is an erected tent. They convey quite clearly the campsite is occupied, the small ones are less than $20, pack up and fold into almost nothing, and not nearly prone to theft like a chair or traffic cone. This strategy does not work in campgrounds that require hard sided campers because of bears (the ranger will visit you with a tent set up) and is not necessary in campgrounds that assign sites as long as you let the office know you have left for the day not abandoned your site and reservation.

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Posted: 03/11/19 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like the tent idea as they truly are cheap at Walmart. You could also stop at the office in the morning and tell them you're not checking out.


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Sounds like an awesome trip!
Yes, you can break down and tool around in it. No worries there. Not the most convienent vehicle obviously for that, but it's the perfect vehicle for a cross country road trip and camping in, so, everything RVing is a bit of a compromise. No one setup does everything the best.


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Specifically which parks, based on that, you may well not need a car much of the time.

Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce and others, have wonderful tram systems that come right to some of the campgrounds. We wouldn't touch a car if we had one in those parks.


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Thanks everyone for the great ideas! I've now reserved a car for when we are in Moab. When we're in Kodachrome Basin, we'll just need to leave a camp chair or old tent behind. And other than that, we should be all set with the shuttle services at Bryce and Zion. Looking forward to our trip! thanks again!

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Lwiddis wrote:

Your issue is why I have a travel trailer.


Me too.

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