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Posted: 11/02/19 10:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe some "definitions" are in order at this point?

i.e.:

1. What is a Mobile Home park?
2. What is a Recreational Vehicle park?
3. What is a Campground?

IMHO, 1. and 2. appear to be getting really mixed up lately whenever we're out and about for recreation in our Recreational Vehicle - whether it be weekends or during the week.

I know it's probably expensive to have signs repainted ... but it sure would be helpful to us if many of the "RV Parks" would change their signage to read "Mobile Home Park" so that we would not waste our time pulling in to register for a night or two or three, only to be frustrated with no sites available. [emoticon]


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pnichols wrote:

Maybe some "definitions" are in order at this point?

i.e.:

1. What is a Mobile Home park?
2. What is a Recreational Vehicle park?
3. What is a Campground?

IMHO, 1. and 2. appear to be getting really mixed up lately whenever we're out and about for recreation in our Recreational Vehicle - whether it be weekends or during the week.

I know it's probably expensive to have signs repainted ... but it sure would be helpful to us if many of the "RV Parks" would change their signage to read "Mobile Home Park" so that we would not waste our time pulling in to register for a night or two or three, only to be frustrated with no sites available. [emoticon]


I agree completely. I think some people that own the land, whatever you want to call it, are starting to think along the same lines that you are. I say that because some of the parks that I was looking at in various cities are now starting to be listed as mobile home parks. Not many but a few. And I was confused because they kept coming up in my RV searches. I called a couple of them and they explained that you couldn't pull in a double-wide but they were long-term RV parks.

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cummins2014 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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.


What??? You just killed our spring plans!

Twin Falls and onwards.[emoticon]


Not to worry ,they are just trying to keep people out of Idaho, its a beautiful place.


I know, we just passed by Idaho on the way from Yellowstone. This time we are taking the time to camp and see the sights.

I have a question or Utah though. Do you have something against Californians? My daughter and son was driving at the same speed along your highways. My son has a Nevada license plate while my daughter has California. Guess what, it was just my daughter who got the speeding ticket (there was even no speed limit posted).

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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.


What??? You just killed our spring plans!

Twin Falls and onwards.[emoticon]


Not to worry ,they are just trying to keep people out of Idaho, its a beautiful place.


I know, we just passed by Idaho on the way from Yellowstone. This time we are taking the time to camp and see the sights.

I have a question or Utah though. Do you have something against Californians? My daughter and son was driving at the same speed along your highways. My son has a Nevada license plate while my daughter has California. Guess what, it was just my daughter who got the speeding ticket (there was even no speed limit posted).
So your whole family is a bunch of speeders? I would be willing to bet there was a speed limit sign, they just missed it. My bank account appreciates the fact they can't stop all the speeders, all the time. Think of it as a reverse lottery, your son won and your daughter lost.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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.


What??? You just killed our spring plans!

Twin Falls and onwards.[emoticon]


Not to worry ,they are just trying to keep people out of Idaho, its a beautiful place.


I know, we just passed by Idaho on the way from Yellowstone. This time we are taking the time to camp and see the sights.

I have a question on Utah though. Do you have something against Californians? My daughter and son was driving at the same speed along your highways. My son has a Nevada license plate while my daughter has California. Guess what, it was just my daughter who got the speeding ticket (there was even no speed limit posted).


That probably won't happen anymore ... with all our California fires maybe - just maybe - the anti-Californians will muster up a little bit of compassion and begin to feel sorry for us CA folks. [emoticon]

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Wow, this thread has gone full circle! Thanks for all the input. I'm still a working guy so weekends are my only option. Even trying to book spots 6 months in advance hasn't worked for any of the beach or lake spots. When advance reservations open up for these places they are filled within seconds. Can't click fast enough. I guess we'll start just taking whatever we can find. There's probably spots in the privately owned places we can check out. Just too many people here that have RVs.

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I’ve found that the best spots are always booked solid months ahead, you need to check reservation web sites often for cancellations.

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Lightning55 wrote:

Wow, this thread has gone full circle! Thanks for all the input. I'm still a working guy so weekends are my only option. Even trying to book spots 6 months in advance hasn't worked for any of the beach or lake spots. When advance reservations open up for these places they are filled within seconds. Can't click fast enough. I guess we'll start just taking whatever we can find. There's probably spots in the privately owned places we can check out. Just too many people here that have RVs.


yup were in a similar situation booking popular provincial parks(see my post 3 pages back) I've had multiple windows open while trying to book when the reservation site opens on their time, somehow I think the returning locals have the advantage, maybe because of proximity?

I also wonder if some of the openings were already booked and were just ghost openings.

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mdcamping wrote:

Lightning55 wrote:

Wow, this thread has gone full circle! Thanks for all the input. I'm still a working guy so weekends are my only option. Even trying to book spots 6 months in advance hasn't worked for any of the beach or lake spots. When advance reservations open up for these places they are filled within seconds. Can't click fast enough. I guess we'll start just taking whatever we can find. There's probably spots in the privately owned places we can check out. Just too many people here that have RVs.


yup were in a similar situation booking popular provincial parks(see my post 3 pages back) I've had multiple windows open while trying to book when the reservation site opens on their time, somehow I think the returning locals have the advantage, maybe because of proximity?

I also wonder if some of the openings were already booked and were just ghost openings.

Mike


I wonder this myself. I was right there right at the dot at the time Yosemite campsite opened for booking and I'm actually getting notifications of these openings.

And yet, in mere seconds, these campsites are all fully booked.

I'm not yet ready to concede to those who are saying that the insiders somehow are block booking it prior to opening it up to the public. I also know that they have attempted reforms on their booking system.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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.


What??? You just killed our spring plans!

Twin Falls and onwards.[emoticon]


Not to worry ,they are just trying to keep people out of Idaho, its a beautiful place.


I know, we just passed by Idaho on the way from Yellowstone. This time we are taking the time to camp and see the sights.

I have a question or Utah though. Do you have something against Californians? My daughter and son was driving at the same speed along your highways. My son has a Nevada license plate while my daughter has California. Guess what, it was just my daughter who got the speeding ticket (there was even no speed limit posted).


Nope, they are equal opportunists when it comes to scamming. Years back, we were on our way back from touring Cedar Breaks, when we were stopped by a police officer for going 5 miles over. Ok we were, but he handed us a ticket and my husband looked at it and said to the officer, "we're not in a school zone. This ticket says we were speeding in a school zone." The school zone sign was 50 feet ahead of us. The officer said, "oops, wrong ticket." He took it back and gave us another pre-written one.


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