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Posted: 02/28/19 03:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all,

This summer my family and I will be driving all around AZ and UT to visit National Parks in a rented 32' Class C. I'm lurking around these forums to get as much info as I can! I have a question that I can't seem to find an answer to: if we're setup in a campground but want to go somewhere for an activity, is it an issue to pick up and leave for the day? Are campgrounds okay with that? Will they assume you checked out and left? As it's a rental, I don't have the option to tow a small car behind...

thanks very much

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Posted: 02/28/19 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Campgrounds are fine with it. Leave something behind like a water hose or chair to denote that you're coming back.


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You also may wish to check into having a rental car delivered for a couple of days at some locations to get around and park easier and cheaper with superior fuel economy.

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X2 rent a car ,they ,ll bring it to you.

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Don't worry about how expensive renting an RV seems to be. It's still FAR cheaper than buying one if you are not going to be camping weekly. The depreciation driving a new one off the lot makes renting one look like small change.

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Your issue is why I have a travel trailer.


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When I was driving a MH, we would hang bright yellow caution tape across the entrance to our campsite. I also place a sign with our names on it that said that we would be returning. i did not want to leave anything of value behind because it could be stolen. I made the sign at home with my sandblaster so if someone stole that, I was would about 20 minutes of goof off time in the shop.


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We rented from Enterprise on our retirement trip. "They pick up" within a certain radius of an Enterprise office. At the end of the trip, we found we were picking campgrounds based on their proximity to an Enterprise office. Not the best criteria. When I got home, I bought an Equinox and set it up to tow. Much better.


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midnightsadie wrote:

X2 rent a car ,they ,ll bring it to you.
X3 - the only answer on this entire thread that makes sense relative to the question asked.


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We rented a small class C and stayed in Yellowstone for a week. The small C was great for touring around the park. I could park it anywhere. We stayed in a campground that took reservations so I didn't worry about leaving the campground and someone taking my spot. I did notice some people would put an orange cone in the entrance to their spot when they left for the day.


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