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Posted: 03/19/20 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kennyg wrote:

Good grief, if you can afford an RV, you can afford a private RV park rate.


That's not true at all. How do you know all they could afford is a $5,000 used trailer? Just because you own an RV doesn't mean you are made of money.

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Posted: 03/19/20 05:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

“Believe the state of TX has BLM land available.”

Very little BLM land. Easy to look up. See https://www.blm.gov/locations


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Kennyg wrote:

Believe the state of TX has BLM land available. Would assume you could move your RV to those sites. Plus most if not all states and federal parks limit stays to two weeks. So, when your two weeks are up where do you plan to go? The ballot box comment makes no sense. Stop thinking of only yourself but rather the good of the rv population as a whole. Good grief, if you can afford an RV, you can afford a private RV park rate.


The only vehicle accessible remote campsites available on federal land are some in Big Bend National Park, and a bit in parts of the national forests. Even the 'dispersed camping' is in limited sites. Most are for tent camping only.

BLM also limits occupancy of a specific site anywhere to 14 days in most cases, though a few locations in very few states are 'Longterm Access Areas',

As I noted in the COE thread in the RV Parks section, I've seen some delayed openings for COE campgrounds within the Fort Worth District, and on Lake Texoma on the Texas/ Oklahoma border.

Received two refunds for reservations now not being honored in the past couple days.

It appears that by early to mid-May, all campgrounds will be available. IF things go as currently expected.

At this time in Texas, it appears there are sufficient spaces and availability to move from one COE campground to another, though choices may be limited during the delayed opening of many of the seasonal campgrounds.

Of course, if a person is familiar with Texas COE campgrounds, they know that several still have some sites and facilities unavailable due to un-repaired damage due to flooding in recent years.

Last year a very popular year round campground near Dallas was closed for seven months because the COE was unable to find campground hosts willing to accept the maximum rates the COE was paying for 17 hour days.

As a full-time RVer in Texas much of the year, I've been able to adjust my plans and reservations so that I have no openings in my schedule until late June,

Not really trying to fill past that. Waiting for my first great granddaughter. After that, we will get back on the road.

There is no need to panic. Spaces can be found. Maybe not exactly where I want to be.

Regarding the OP, I've already sent e-mails to my congressman and both senators, expressing displeasure with the current 'emergency', along with many other things.

After all, this is an election year and I'm entitled to speak my mind to them. Especially those who want my vote to stay another few years in Washington.

There is never anything wrong with letting your government know your opinion, on any subject.


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wa8yxm wrote:

As of yesterday the COE had not shut down campgrounds. Truth be told there is no reason to do this... Sites are generally far enough apart to be "Socially distant" you can wave but you got to get out and walk some to shake hands.

Unfortunately not true. Got an email yesterday that my reservation for a COE has been canceled and my deposit refunded since they will be closed. Others on here have reported similar last 2-3 days about other COE parks.

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Sorry that you are getting snarky remarks here. Nothing new, this is a site populated by not a few grumpy hateful people.

I am with you. I'm writing my pro-environment group, my state, city, county park departments. And NPS.

Government agencies are keeping their personnel lock down and homebound. They could have left the campgrounds open for self-management. Unfortunately, we (or some) public land users have destroyed that trust when these parks were trashed during the last shutdown and as a state park ranger told me, many times in the past.

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I am a widow, living on a fixed income. I use a couple of different clubs to save money on camping fees. My travel trailer is my full-time home and I don't have the income to pay the high fees the campgrounds are asking. I cannot afford a condo or regular house. I am with Johno02.

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Posted: 03/19/20 07:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does this mean selling your stick home and going on the road is, maybe not the best move? [emoticon]

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PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:


Regarding the OP, I've already sent e-mails to my congressman and both senators, expressing displeasure with the current 'emergency', along with many other things.

After all, this is an election year and I'm entitled to speak my mind to them. Especially those who want my vote to stay another few years in Washington.

There is never anything wrong with letting your government know your opinion, on any subject.

That's what I'm talking about. If enough of us show an interest in keeping the parks open for camping they may listen. They like getting re-elected. As for Florida closing their state parks it seems to me that if they are going to keep them open for day use (that's what they said) then it's no extra risk to keep them open for overnight campers, in my opinion. They could put a little more money against their budget by letting us camp. At Mississippi they said if you are self-contained (like most RVs) then you can camp. Wow, what a concept.





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The plot thickens. The governor of California just issued an order that all Californians must stay home. What if you don't have a home? Or what if your home has wheels? Can you role over to a free state?

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

DallasSteve wrote:

The plot thickens. The governor of California just issued an order that all Californians must stay home. What if you don't have a home? Or what if your home has wheels? Can you role over to a free state?

If I lived in California and my home had wheels, I woulda been long gone before now.


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