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Blazing Zippers

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Posted: 11/22/19 10:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The OP wrote about an encounter at Craggy Wash. These people are everywhere, and being concerned about more of these "meet ups" might cause you to top RVing.
We've met people that were horrible, but we will not let them stop us from travel. I think it might be called "situational awareness," where we try to watch what is happening around us. Don't let some jack *&( spoil the day.

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"Tara, if you want a relatively quiet experience and better security, think about RV parks,"

I see what you are doing, profdant, keeping boondocking to those of us already doing it. [emoticon] Tell others that campgrounds are better, and all.


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Nope, avoidcrowds, that is not my intention at all. Boondocking really is quieter and is quite safe. But if you don't want to boondock (or can't, which is often the case when we are trying to make lots of miles at the beginnings and ends of trips), then we have found that as between campgrounds and RV parks, RV parks are quieter and more peaceful.

I am not saying that RV parks are nicer -- they are often just parking lots. But since there are hookups in RV parks and not in campgrounds, we find that RV parks are quieter -- no generators.

And because they are run by private, for-profit operators, RV parks are often better "policed" than are campgrounds -- the owners are not shy about telling the campers to be quiet, if need be. By contrast, campground hosts sometimes are somewhat more lax. Not all of them, but I am just reporting on what we have experienced.

Plus, in many RV parks, there are no fire pits. So the campers tend to migrate into their RVs in the evening to watch TV or a movie, rather than sitting around the fire playing music and drinking. Also, RV parks often tend to draw an older crowd of campers. Us seniors go to bed real early -- quiet, except for the occasional snore. [emoticon]


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Posted: 11/26/19 06:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No thank! That experience will not stop us from boondocking just not craggy wash!


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If you are in south Fla now check out Dupris just east of lake Okeechobee. CG is free has water dump, bath rooms and showers. Very safe from people, saw a Florida panther there and a lots of alligators. Another in that area that is free is Corbet but have never been there just heard it was less attractive. Farther west is Big Cypress FHU's either $4 or $8/night. There are some NFS CG's further north that I like and are half price that are very nice and safe, Juniper and Alexander springs come to mind.

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Down load- “freecampsites,net” this sites is prolly the best for locating BLM etc camping areas.


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