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afidel

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We do 250-350 mile stretches between campgrounds that are mapped out months in advance with all reservations booked and paid for, or we're doing weekends within 2 hours from home at a state or county park. While I like spontaneous exploration once we're at a destination, travel days must be planned for me, with enough time to see something cool if we happen across it. Some day I'll take up a more aimless travel style but for now vacation days and aligned schedules are too precious to waste.


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I agree with the above. It is real nice being over 62 and can stay in Corp of Engineer Parks at half price with the national Park pass. Also some National Forest campgrounds have electric hookups and with the national Park pass. Next comes Passport America. You can usually find a park for about $20 or a little less. Many cities and counties also have low priced campgrounds that are nice. I do check campground reviews on all parks before staying. Back in the day, I also wanted to stay at Walmart, but for me I found them too noisy to get a good night sleep. Enjoy camping


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afidel wrote:

We do 250-350 mile stretches between campgrounds that are mapped out months in advance with all reservations booked and paid for, or we're doing weekends within 2 hours from home at a state or county park. While I like spontaneous exploration once we're at a destination, travel days must be planned for me, with enough time to see something cool if we happen across it. Some day I'll take up a more aimless travel style but for now vacation days and aligned schedules are too precious to waste.


That's pretty much what we do.

The two long trips we've done, down the east coast to Disney World, we stopped halfway. First time was at a hotel, second time was at a campground for an overnight.

For camping in general, we plan "rustic" campgrounds (without power) for spring and fall camping, full hookups for middle of summer.


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afidel wrote:

We do 250-350 mile stretches between campgrounds that are mapped out months in advance with all reservations booked and paid for, or we're doing weekends within 2 hours from home at a state or county park. While I like spontaneous exploration once we're at a destination, travel days must be planned for me, with enough time to see something cool if we happen across it. Some day I'll take up a more aimless travel style but for now vacation days and aligned schedules are too precious to waste.


We go further, up to 600 miles in a day, but otherwise do the same thing for the same reason.

As for electric, we point the top of the trailer at the sky and get it for free (after the initial capital investment for solar panels and charge controller) with no noise or mess from the sun. We have a 320 watt array.


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We are not " campers " , we are travelers . We stop when and were we want . We spent 60 days on the road last summer and spent one nite in campground . A few Wal-Marts , boat launches , friends drive ways , museum parking lots even a couple police stations and hospitals . What I have against campgrounds is all lectures , rules and questions that registration requires .
I own 3 generators , all quiet . A Honda 3500 , a Honda 2100 and a Champion 34 or 35 hundred . Mostly we stay north so we seldom use the generator .
As I say we are " travelers " who drag around our bed and bath . We have had 14 different RVs from 20 foot TT , 34 and a 36 foot 5er , many class Cs and a 36 foot diesel pusher . Three truck campers .
DIFFERENT strokes for different folks .

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I make as few reservations as possible. Usually only if I want to be at a specific destination on a set date or holiday is involved. While traveling I generally go about 300 miles and stop at a campground. Very seldom is there a problem of availability of one site for one night.

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We do the 300 mile or 6 hour drive and have reservations for every stop. Overnights are usually KOA or similar, with full hookup pull throughs. We don’t boondock or stay at Mall-Wart.
Our long trips are planned months in advance.
We stay 2 weeks at a COE the beginning of summer right after school is out, then stay at home until school starts back. Most parks and places of interest are less crowded then.


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I've done the walmart overnight with genset powered A/C in a pinch. It's a nice option to have.

However I prefer to stay in a CG when traveling if possible.

Walmart is NOT my prefered method of traveling.


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wanderingbob wrote:

. What I have against campgrounds is all lectures , rules and questions that registration requires .
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If the rules at an average campground (quiet hours, dogs on leash, parking only at your site etc.) run afoul of how you wish to overnight, it is better for both you and the campgrounds that you do avoid them at all costs.

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We travel cross country like JiMNLin... Jim2007


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