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RE: St Augustine Campgrounds

Have overnighted at Stagecoach ~ a dozen times coming or going further south, and never knew it had a 10-year rule. I suspect it is only invoked for RVs in obvious poor shape. Seems like a well-run place, so a phone call would probably resolve any questions.
NoVa RT 01/14/21 12:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral

It’s been a few years since I was at Jetty Park, and I was in a Class B, so moving around wasn’t a problem, but my recollection is that the previously-mentioned Publix was the closest supermarket. Could be a convenience store somewhere closer, but it might be a good idea to stock up on your way in. There are some restaurants along the shipping channel within easier walking/biking distance, and the campground store carried a few snack food items, IIRC.
NoVa RT 11/10/20 07:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washing RV while traveling

The ‘South of the Border’ campground in Dillon, South Carolina has a self-service car wash with two RV bays, one of which seemed big enough for most motorhomes, IIRC. The ‘resort’ is fashionably tacky, at best, but it’s close to I-95, fairly inexpensive and located at just about the right stopping point when I head south. I’m in a Class B, so it’s a bit easier for me ($2), but the RV wash comes in handy after driving through winter snow or slush.
NoVa RT 11/09/20 12:20am RV Lifestyle
RE: Take-out in Yellowstone...

Shouldn’t this be in Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs Forum? Moderators must be a little slow today, eh?
NoVa RT 11/06/20 01:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Any one else giving up snow birding due to the covid

Not officially a snowbird, but have gone to Florida for Spring Training baseball the last 6 years. Started out going for ~ a week, and expanded to ~ a month, before last year was cut short when MLB canceled the remaining games about halfway through. The County park campground I use reopened October 1, and MLB has posted a full 2021 Spring Training schedule, although tickets haven’t gone on sale yet. I expect them to wait as long as possible before making a decision, but wouldn’t expect full-capacity for spectators. Some local-government-owned Spring Training sites have posted plans for allowing some socially-distanced spectators. Got a full refund on tickets & campground last year when everything closed, so money probably not an issue. In theory, being cautious and self-contained should provide about the same protection there or at home, but we’ll see how it looks when I have to make a decision. Best case scenario is probably 3 weeks starting in the 2nd week of March; worst case is MLB and/or Florida never allowing spectators, taking the decision out of my hands. That’s 5 months away, a lot could happen, but late November or early December might be crunch time for deciding.
NoVa RT 10/31/20 02:35pm Snowbirds
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

A dog barking is one thing, but how about blowing the horn? I was in a campsite that was one of 10 clustered around a circle, like the face of a clock, so those at the bottom of the circle faced back to one of the interior campground roads. There was a small dog left alone in a Sprinter-based RV next to me, who sat in the driver’s seat watching the road. Any time someone passed by walking a dog, the dog in the RV excitedly jumped up & down in the seat, barking a bit, but also hitting the horn with its front paws each time. Not that many dogs went by, maybe 4 or 5 in 2-3 hours, and the horn blowing only lasted 30 seconds or so each time, so I was mostly amused, but it might have been different if there were more dog traffic, or a dog in one of the other campsites that remained in view for a longer period. I was away from the campground when the owners returned, and they left the next morning, so I never found out if they were aware of their dog’s unique talents.
NoVa RT 07/28/20 12:33pm Beginning RVing
RE: Campground on river VA/WV/KY

Haven’t been there myself, but Shenandoah River State Park in Virginia seems to be highly regarded, including by the reviews at Campground Reviews.
NoVa RT 07/13/20 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Confused and Frustrated

Have you looked at a lot of RVs, at least online? Might also want to go to a RV show if there’s a large one in your area. Don’t need to buy at the show - those prices are generally available despite the hype - but it can be a good way to see what the options are.
NoVa RT 05/22/20 11:54pm Full-time RVing
Virginia State Park Campgrounds Reopening On May 22

Today’s announcement:Campgrounds at Virginia State Parks are set to reopen May 22. . . . Reservations for camping between May 21 and June 10 will be accepted beginning May 14. All other overnight facilities remain closed at this time including cabins, lodges and group campgrounds.More at link.
NoVa RT 05/08/20 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: This could be a problem

Could be that some of those unaffected by the coronavirus-induced economic downturn find self-contained, socially-distanced travel to low-density rural areas an appealing option, producing a short-term surge in RV sales. Long term, many will have less money and/or be reserving what they have for essentials. Should be more of a buyer’s market as time goes on, at least until a solid recovery kicks in.
NoVa RT 05/07/20 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: I 95 in Jax, FL and in Richmond, VA

I go around Richmond and through Jacksonville going to Florida & back the last 6 years. I’m in a Class B van, so it’s not that difficult either way. There’s usually not much traffic on the Richmond bypass, so I make good time. Jacksonville is a closer call, and I’ve gone both ways. There seemed to be a lot of beach traffic on the eastern bypass when I took it, so I decided to go through in later years. There’s been quite a bit of construction on that route, but it is getting better. In a larger vehicle! I might opt for the bypass on both. On my i-phone, Siri also opts to go around Richmond and through Jacksonville.
NoVa RT 05/06/20 10:58pm Roads and Routes
Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans

It’s pretty rare to see news about Snowbirds outside of travel or RV oriented media, but the current coronavirus crisis has caused the political press to take note. Snowbirds In Limbo As Coronavirus Upends Travel Plans:Retired Americans and Canadians who spend winters in the southern U.S. are stuck in limbo as the coronavirus pandemic has forced them to re-evaluate where to live the next few months. The group, commonly known as snowbirds, is questioning whether it is safer to stay in their winter homes or head back north as travel restrictions from Florida to Canada go into effect.Not much in the article that hasn’t been raised here before, but perhaps some awareness will be raised. More at link.
NoVa RT 04/01/20 12:20am Snowbirds
RE: AZ Governor Statement on RV Travel during Stay At Home order

Article is copywrited with all rights reserved so I won't copy/paste, but you can read it hereFair use would certainly allow this excerpt:“In general, if the RV parks are open, nothing prevents a person from moving to one place or another. We understand, for many people, their RV is their home.”
NoVa RT 03/31/20 09:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Virginia - Stay At Home till June 10th

Why can't Governors be SPECIFIC instead of wishy washy... If I had to guess, I think they were aware that closing private campgrounds would be a hardship on full-timers and the remaining snowbirds heading up I-95, but wanted to discourage others from populating the campgrounds. A reservation ban injects a lot of uncertainty for short-term campers, so many will stay home, and the poor wording may give even more the idea that campgrounds are unavailable. I worked in government for a long time, and there’s usually a reason for choosing ambiguous language.
NoVa RT 03/31/20 06:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia - Stay At Home till June 10th

DO you think it makes sense to not allow someone to stay overnight if they have a reservation, but allow them to stay just showing up ?? Maybe I m missing something??????Take another look at the update I added to my last post, which has the Virginia Government referring to campgrounds remaining open. The language certainly isn’t a model of clarity, but when they closed other businesses, they said so. Here they didn’t.
NoVa RT 03/31/20 06:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia - Stay At Home till June 10th

You’re quoting the same language I quoted, which refers to a cessation of reservations, not a closure. Elsewhere, the Order says closure when it means closure, so this seems like something else. EDIT: The Virgina Department of Health has this guidance: NOTE: UPDATE – Effective April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Executive Order 55 requires the “cessation of all reservations for overnight stays of less than 14 nights at all privately-owned campgrounds, as defined in § 35.1-1 of the Code of Virginia.” Campground management should cancel all previously-made reservations and not create any additional reservations for overnight stays less than 14 nights. This Order remains in effect until June 10, 2020 (unless the Governor rescinds or amends). All campgrounds remaining open should continue to follow the guidance below.Again, they just refer to reservations, and also mention “campgrounds remaining open” so it doesn’t seem to be a closure order, although it appears that they don’t mind if people interpret it that way. Not the clearest wording, which I suspect was intentional.
NoVa RT 03/31/20 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia - Stay At Home till June 10th

The order also says private campgrounds are closed to short-term visitors.I don’t believe that is correct. The Order doesn’t include the heading the OP used. The Washington Post also characterizes it as only a ban on reservations:Starting Wednesday, people will no longer be allowed reserve space at Virginia campgrounds to stay overnight. All public beaches will be closed except for exercise and fishing. Residents can still play golf, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said, but they cannot dwell at a clubhouse.It may not make much sense, but from what I’ve seen it’s just a reservation ban. EDIT: Originally linked to the Governor’s earlier March 23rd Order; link fixed now.
NoVa RT 03/31/20 06:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia - Stay At Home till June 10th

The stoppage of ALL overnight stays of less than 14 days at ALL privately Owned Campgrounds... "4. Effective April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., cessation of all reservations for overnight stays of less than 14 nights at all privately-owned campgrounds, as defined in § 35.1-1 of the Code of Virginia." Read that again. The Order only banned campground reservations of less than 14 days. Stays of less than 14 days without reservations are still allowed. This applies to private campgrounds, State Park Campgrounds were already closed. Not sure what the reservation ban is supposed to achieve, but it gives the appearance of action.
NoVa RT 03/31/20 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Closure Threads

Virginia issued a Shelter In Place/Stay At Home Directive today. One provision of note for campers:Effective April 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., cessation of all reservations for overnight stays of less than 14 nights at all privately-owned campgrounds, as defined in § 35.1-1 of the Code of Virginia.Haven’t checked, but I suspect other states, at least in the East, may have similar provisions in their latest issuances. Might be difficult for some snowbirds to get home, but taken literally, the Executive Order just bans reservations of less than 14 days, there’s no ban on non-reserved short-term camping at private campgrounds mentioned. Seems likely to be some confusion for a while. EDIT: Maryland also issued a new Order today that closed all campgrounds and other “Recreational Establishments
NoVa RT 03/30/20 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Closure Threads

Threads about campground closures aren’t as much about the virus as the logistics for those currently on the road or hoping to be able to camp before too long. Shutting down all the closure threads was an over-reaction. Good to see that policy has been reversed.
NoVa RT 03/29/20 01:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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