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RE: Memphis Bound looking for RV park

Hi Folks. We're visiting Memphis in May, and are looking for a decent RV park not too far from downtown, and we're visiting Graceland, too. Any tips appreciated. Thank you. If you're literally there for "Memphis in May" (or during it), which is a HUGE BBQ competition, make sure you have reservations.
mkc 02/18/23 08:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Harvest Hosts

Harvest Hosts doesn’t publish the host locations because that is literally the only thing they have to sell. I would bet almost all the hosts would offer the exact same accommodations to non members if they called and asked. Those hosts expect you to buy their products, that is how they were sold on being hosts in the first place. It is marketed as a way for those businesses to increase their sales. If the hosts get a string of non buyers just looking for free stays those hosts will become ex-hosts. They aren’t RV centric charities, they are small businesses looking for new customers. This is literally the business model for Harvest Hosts. They "sell" the concept to the host sites as a means to bring in new retail traffic that otherwise wouldn't visit. And they promise the host property that visitors will spend at least the value of an RV site at the host property in exchange for a one night stopover. No promise or guarantee of any hookups are required. The host sets the rules regarding pets and generators (both generally not allowed, especially pets if there's a farm dog). Harvest Hosts then "sells" the concept of these unique locations to dry camp/boondock to RVers. Most of the sites are off the beaten path or at least not along a travel route. Not really for overnight stops if you're enroute somewhere, but that's what Harvest Hosts suggest the sites are intended to be. RVers see "free camping*" and miss the asterisk that says you should spend as much as you would on an RV park night at the host site. It's never been our style of stopover and we don't care for the business model.
mkc 12/06/22 08:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OH to CT- I-80 or I-90?

Matt, thanks for responding. Google maps actually does take 81 to 84 and in. We have taken that in the past (several years ago and found it to be rough enough to make the I-90 tolls through NY worthwhile. But it's been a few years since we've taken I-90 as well, and I wondered if it has deteriorated since. You mention you have done this trip before, so you likely are aware, but RVers shouldn't use Google Maps for routing in the Hudson Valley/NYC/LI area without paying close attention to the route. Google Maps can route you on a parkway, and RVs are not allowed on them in NY and CT.
mkc 09/16/22 08:16am Roads and Routes
RE: Recommendations for a Fall trip to Maine

Make reservations -- the sooner the better. By early October, we're ready to shut down for the winter. Many CGs here will close by October 15. Actually, almost all campgrounds and parks in Maine are closed as of Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day. Many close earlier. The season for Maine campgrounds sharply declines after Labor Day. The parks we've worked at closed October 1st. Most of the state parks closed after Labor Day weekend. Note that the state parks do not have any utilities at the sites.
mkc 08/06/22 07:23pm Roads and Routes
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