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RE: Closing campgrounds and no where to go

Just posted that all Virginia State Parks will be closing this Friday.
2 Retired 03/26/20 10:49am Full-time RVing
RE: Heading Home (North)

We're not on the road right now, but I think I would check ahead to be certain campgrounds are open. Been seeing numerous public CGs announcing closings for example. Other privately owned ones are not taking reservations in anticipation of closing. Just a suggestion.
2 Retired 03/15/20 08:58am Snowbirds
RE: military campgrounds new rules for use

Totally agree ItzyRV. Long term stays should and must be discouraged, if not eliminated. These shoud be places to visit, not live! Snowbirds, etc. should not be allowed to winter for months in the warmer climates at the expense of those of us who simply would like to visit an area for a week, or even a few days. There should be more availability for family members who wish to visit active duty personnel. I did notice that more campgrounds are limiting reservations to a maximum of 60 days, or even 30 days, before an actual stay. This should help.
2 Retired 02/20/20 08:12am RV Lifestyle
RE: toad versus no toad

cannot imagine renting a car could be cheaper than using your own, even with higher cost of towing. As far as Uber, doubt it would be readily available in non-urban or suburban areas. We live in a part of Va called the Northern Neck and there's nothing but one's own vehicle available to go anywhere. The wide open spaces of the West would seem to be even less likely to have ride share services. We have been RVing for almost 45 years and I cannot imagine NOT bringing our toad on a long trip, particularly one where our goal is to wander and see this great country! Thinking if you already are set to tow, why not do so? Once you get west of the East Coast, there are far fewer toll roads as well, so that expense of towing an extra vehicle would not exist. Just my thoughts.
2 Retired 02/18/20 12:20pm Class C Motorhomes
military campgrounds new rules for use

As of 01/01/2020, anyone with a "service connected" military disability is now eligible to use armed forces campgrounds. It used to be limited to those with 100% disabled designations, but now any level of disability, as long as the U S Department of Veterans Affairs health card carries the statement "Service Connected" under the vet's photo access is allowed. One must have a REAL ID driver's license or passport to enter any federal facility. Check out for a list of those around the country. The health card also gives you access to the armed forces vacation club, with great discounts on places to stay all around the country and the world!
2 Retired 02/18/20 12:13pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Myrtle Beach - Ocean Lakes, Pirateland or Lakewood

Just another thought. See you are from Wisconsin. Be prepared for campgrounds where the sites are close, sometimes absurdly close together. The 'big 3' in MB are all tight. Some in Ocean Lakes are so close your neightbor's sewer connection could be under your awning! The 2 state parks have more space, but many sites are not sewered and none have access to cable tv or internet (as the 'big 3' do). Satellite TV is often not workable as well - particularly in MB state park. No pools at state parks either and neither have direct access to the ocean from the camping areas. All depends on what amenities matter the most to your family. We have camped in all the campgrounds in the area. If you would like to message me I might be able to answer questions you may have.
2 Retired 02/18/20 11:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Myrtle Beach - Ocean Lakes, Pirateland or Lakewood

Camped in MB for many years before moving there in retirement. Would agree with the recommendation for MB Travel Park as 1st option. With 3 teens, however, I think Lakewood might just be best bet. All the amenities each could want and great location. Our sons spent many a week in that CG and always loved it. Was not thrilled with Ocean Lakes - it is too dammed big and too crazy busy and the sites are incredibly tight - no chance for any privacy at all. Pirateland, IMHO, was just a step down in quality from Lakewood. Now that we are retired (and have moved from MB area) we are into state parks. Both MB State Park and Huntington Beach SP (farther south and more isolated) are great but neither have many amenities. Suggest making reservations ASAP no matter where you decide to go.
2 Retired 02/18/20 11:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who is responsible for discounts?

If the camper has the information about possible discounts easily obtainable, the CG owner has covered his/her 'good faith' responsibilities. DH and I have been RVing for over 45 years and we always ask - I almost always do when making a reservation. Agree with others, however, that a detailed price list for each type of site should be readily available at the check-in desk so I can always be certain the applicable discount was properly given. As for extended-stay discounts, that should be simple. If the guest is staying for one day short of what is required, simply ask if they would like to extend for a better rate. Doubt that would happen too often. Sounds like you have been 'challenged' because someone didn't receive his 10%. Too bad, but not your fault IMHO.
2 Retired 02/18/20 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Disney world in July

Took our whole family to Disney for our 40th Anniversary. It was August, and it was very hot and humid. Have stayed in Ft. Wilderness several times, and recommend it for just about everything. Convenience cannot be understated. Pricy? Yes, but CGs anywhere near MIckey are close to same cost and not nearly as good. (One was Tropical Palms and we will never go back). If you are only going to be there 4 days and do not plan to go anywhere else but Disney, no need for a car. You can get everywhere using Disney transportation and really don't need to leave the parks. Suggest renting a golf cart though. Great for around the CG, which is like an extra resort in and of itself. Yes, they're not cheap, but it was worth it for us. Best thing about staying in Ft Wilderness is being able to save a few $ by eating meals 'at home' & you can come and go as you like - not stuck all day and evening in the park to 'get your money's worth'. We would be in the park early, break back to the RV for lunch (and naps if required), go back to park, return for pool time and dinner, and then go back for evening and fireworks. Couldn't make this work when outside Disneyworld.
2 Retired 02/12/20 06:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oil headed for 70 bucks s barrel. Here we go.

what we need is a good, old-fashioned WAR to bring this country together - NOT!
2 Retired 01/03/20 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Overnight location - 1/2 way to FL from MA

You can check out for more info. Good source.
2 Retired 12/16/19 01:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight location - 1/2 way to FL from MA

Second the Americamp recommendation. Very easy on-off from I 95 (but very little road noise). Pull thrus are kept for overnighters. Another option in northern NC (Exit 171 I think) near Roanoke Rapids, NC is RV Resorts at Carolina Crossroads. Another one that's easy on/off with little road noise. They have a special, reduced rate for overnighters. We've used both several times. Near whatever you may need and easy-peezy! Another option in NC is off Exit 98 (can see it from I95) called RVacation Campground. Easiest of all to get to, never heard the interstate, and pull thru sites. Have stayed here too. We have found overnighting at Flying J type stops too noisy for us. Like another who posted, we don't mind paying a few $ to support campgrounds.
2 Retired 12/16/19 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV Park Reviews

There's an old adage: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!". There's another one I really like: "Just because you can doesn't mean you should!" Took a highly useful, user friendly site that did just about what most of us wanted and needed and made it so much "better" it's almost useless! Just finished trying to find CGs around Stuart Florida - the old maps were very easy to use - the "old way" always gave me the info I needed, literally at my fingertips, to do what I needed to do. I was so frustrated just now I almost deleted the site!
2 Retired 12/16/19 01:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RV parks around Stuart, Florida

Hoping to visit a friend in Stuart last week of Jan, first week of Feb for 3-4 days. Tried Jonathan Dickinson SP but nothing available. Any suggestions for a 35'MH. Which days are flexible, but need to be within those 2 weeks. Thanks.
2 Retired 12/16/19 12:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fredericksburg, VA Camgrounds

Where will you be coming from? Good way to avoid the Baltimore/DC/Richmond I 95 mess going North/South is to pick up U S 301. There are several decent privately owned CGs along that highway. I might be able to be of more help if I knew your itinerary. We traveled North/South from NJ to Myrtle Beach many, many times. We now live in the Northern Neck area of Va, and are familiar with the 301/17/I95 area.
2 Retired 09/21/19 11:20am Roads and Routes
Northern Neck of Va to Sturbridge, Mass

Need to go from Tappahannock Va to Sturbridge Mass next week for a family wedding. Will not be driving the RV. Most directions have us going Through Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, along NJ Turnpike (I 95), over GW Bridge to I 91 towards Hartford, then I 84, to U S 20. Anyone have suggestions how to avoid some of that congestion? Its at least an 8 hour trip and our time is limited. Thanks.
2 Retired 09/21/19 11:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Assateague Island

First, I would check to see how the area fared after Hurricane Dorian. Know some of the Outer Banks received some real damage. Have been in that area several times around Christmas. It is usually windy (totally usual for the area) and temps can be near freezing - although there were times it was more like October than December). Not at all sure campgrounds in that area would be open in December. Perhaps check for names and contact info in the area.
2 Retired 09/16/19 08:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Miles per day.

Our rule now is no more than 5 - 6 hours a day - and we MUST arrive before dark! We've been known to drive only a couple of hours if there's something on the way we want to see! Fortunately, we're retired and generally try not to be in a hurry anymore! As to how many miles a day? Depends on our mood in the morning. Sometimes use the Interstates, so miles pile up. Some days, we just choose to wander. It is a blessing to have the choice!
2 Retired 08/06/19 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Ovens

Another for using the pizza stone. Solved just about all my problems.
2 Retired 08/06/19 01:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overnight at Wally's

DH and I have never stayed at a WalMart parking lot. We lived in Myrtle Beach, SC for over a decade and saw far too many take advantage of the concept of 'overnight' stay. Campgrounds are disappearing all over the country, due to high overhead, taxation, and the like. If we want them to be available when we would want them, we must use them! Understand the financial rewards of using a business parking lot to stop to sleep, but too many have used this as an 'option' in place of paying to camp while on vacation. In MB, some would stay at WalMart the whole week, or even two, of their visit - not what that lot is there for!
2 Retired 06/24/19 10:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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