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Davidechinn

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Posted: 07/13/20 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all so much for your advice!!

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Posted: 07/13/20 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Low cost campgrounds all across the USA:

Passport America

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As you saw on other posts there are many places to stay. It is your interests are that will dictate where. If outdoors (nature and wildlife, etc.), National state county parks and the like are great choices. If urban interests you will probably gravitate to private parks as they are generally closer to those areas.

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Posted: 07/13/20 10:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I dropped Passport America. Their restrictions started to interfere with our travels.


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Posted: 07/13/20 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You really will have to try out a few different types of camping places to see what you like.

RV resorts often have amenities (for example: laundry room, game room, organized activities) and full hookups, and charge accordingly; to me they feel like small cities of RVs, and I camp to get away from the city!

State parks vary from state to state, and range from FHU to no hookups.

Corps of Engineers (COE) CGs will usually be near water, so they tend to have beaches, boat launches, and large, well-kept sites (fees are 1/2 off with a recreation passport, and in another month I'll turn 62 and apply for my $80 lifetime card).

State and national forest CGs are generally rustic with no hookups, usually tucked away in the woods and sometimes on a small lake, and tend to have shorter sites that might not fit a large RV (which is why I prefer towing a trailer shorter than 20', so I can fit into these more remote places).

Then you have the boondocking, where you just find some public land that allows dispersed camping and use a nimble rig (like a 4WD truck topped with a camper) to get in and stay a while, far from civilization where you might not see another living person the whole time you're there.


Mike G.
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Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. --Benjamin Franklin
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Posted: 07/13/20 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love Passport America... I've saved lots of $$$ using them, and still do.

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