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Lightning55

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This year we have only been out in the 5th wheel 2-3 times because we can't find any places to go that haven't been sold out on the weekends. Northern CA State parks, especially on or near the coast seem to be booked solid, even this late in the year. Going east into the foothills or Sierras isn't much better.
I'd be money ahead if I rented an RV a few times a year than making a huge investment in an RV that we can't use.
Sorry for the rant but it's frustrating to watch the tires go flat on the trailer from sitting in the storage lot month after month. Is this a problem all over or just in Northern CA?

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Not a problem if you get good at boondocking...and your tires shouldn't go flat. Loose, I mean lose a little air.. maybe.

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Boondocking... you mean no AC? no flat screen TV with 235 stations? No electric blanket? OMG

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I think the parks are more crowded all over, some areas, and the more popular parks are busy most all season, even during the week. A friend, RV park owner, in a popular area, used to give me a huge discount at his park, if I agreed to park near the main road as a decoy. Now you can't even get in the same park, without an early season reservation, due to booked full, end of May-thru Labor Day.

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You're in a very populated area. Go north into Oregon or east into Nevada and you'll find all kinds of wide open spaces to camp in and explore.

Forget about Idaho, though. Nothing to see there but potato fields.


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Lightning55 wrote:

Boondocking... you mean no AC? no flat screen TV with 235 stations? No electric blanket? OMG


If you have solar, you can still do this boondocking. We do!


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Lightning55 wrote:

Boondocking... you mean no AC? no flat screen TV with 235 stations? No electric blanket? OMG

Remember when people went camping to get away from it all? [emoticon]

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IdaD wrote:

You're in a very populated area. Go north into Oregon or east into Nevada and you'll find all kinds of wide open spaces to camp in and explore.

Forget about Idaho, though. Nothing to see there but potato fields.


Agree on Oregon and Washington, even Nevada. Just sage brush as far as the eye can see in Idaho.

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Lightning55 wrote:

Boondocking... you mean no AC? no TV with 235 stations? No electric blanket? OMG
No, I don't mean that. When you get good at boondocking you can have all that.

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gbopp wrote:

Lightning55 wrote:

Boondocking... you mean no AC? no flat screen TV with 235 stations? No electric blanket? OMG

Remember when people went camping to get away from it all? [emoticon]


"All" to us is the office.

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