Where do they put you at the "RV Parks"

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Re: Where do they put you at the "RV Parks"

Postby Verna » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:12 pm

Visionsbydarrah wrote:I was wondering about RV Parks myself.
What do you guys and gals think are good or bad RV Parks?
High end or low end parks?

I don't think I've ever stayed at a "high end" park. The most expensive parks I've stayed in were KOA's in WA and along the Northern Plains last spring. I've stayed in KOA's in northern Indiana and in The Smokey Mountains (I forget which one). I do feel safe in the KOA's. They do have a lot of amenities, things to do, and they keep the campgrounds clean. The camping spots tend to be smaller, but they're clean and the employees seem to go out of their way to make sure you're happy. Of course....it wouldn't have anything to do with the e-mail survey's I got after each stay??? I answered favorably to all of them, by the way.

I stayed in State Parks in Michigan last September, and I was impressed!!!! Large lots, well kept, water and electric at all spots (if that's what you want). I also like the showers that were totally separate from the restrooms, and the showers were separate locked rooms. That's a safer feeling to me. Economical. If you're going to stay more than 4 nights in MI state parks in one year, be sure to buy their window sticker pass--it saves $$$.

Indiana's state parks are clean, large lots, electric to the spots (if you want). I haven't seen any of the showers that are separate from the bathrooms--the ones I've camped in lately have the flimsy plastic shower curtains, and nothing to stop that cold air from coming in :snow

A poor park? It would be one like I stayed in in Kansas last spring. Set up for RV''s only, and "they" didn't want to talk to a woman in a tent. The office closed at 4pm and even though they lived next to the office, they neither answered the door nor phone after hours. I wasn't sure what I should pay, so I know I over- paid for the spot I selected, but it was less expensive than a motel. I definitely ignored one of the rules that was listed. My space heater was running all night long!!! It got down to 37* with a 20 mph west wind and I wasn't quite prepared for that!!

So, that's my experiences--hope that helps.
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Re: Where do they put you at the "RV Parks"

Postby firemaniac » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:26 pm

Recently I stayed in a popular RV park in Long Beach WA. To start with I had no reservations, as I was going by the seat of my pants, and while this type of park is not my first choice, the staff was pleasant, and actually asked what kind of accommodations I needed with my setup. I ended up getting placed in an end spot, nearer to the facility's, as I am not self contained.
This place usually receives the large coaches and 5th wheels(those huge things some people never exit except to make the connections),and as such their wasn't much more room than was required for slide outs on either side of the rigs, making the end spot all the better for me.

This place was so kind and accommodating, I feel good telling everyone the place I stayed was
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Re: Where do they put you at the "RV Parks"

Postby Wolffarmer » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:43 pm

Our family has had a reunion at the same RV park every year for the past 5-6 years. They hold the same spot for me now. It is the closest to the bathrooms. And where the most of the reunion activities are anyway and it is shorter than the rest so they can't put the McMansions on Wheels there. But it is still to expensive specially considering I don't plug into the 50 amp power to run the air conditioners or any hook up of any kind. Other than that they are friendly and all. I would rather just park where the tenters do and live out of the trailer. It is east of Burley Idaho on interstate 84. Called City of trees. The locals call it the KOA even though it has not been with the KOA system for over 20 years. Some things die hard.

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Re: Where do they put you at the "RV Parks"

Postby Visionsbydarrah » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:54 am

Wow! This is all very interesting..
Im planing a trip in a few months... And will be useing a rv park.

Thanks for all the great insight..
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