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Old 07-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #21
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I prefer to boondock where there is not another camper in sight.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:08 PM   #22
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We definately prefer the state parks over the rv park. We also love it when the parks have trails or a beach for the kids to explore. My children are older now, 19 year old doesn't go with us but the 12 yr old does and always brings a friend. We go to get away from all the running and to have some peace and solitude.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:49 PM   #23
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Oops, Iíve been called out. You really did make me laugh out loud on that one.

Trimming trees with my trusty backpacking bow saw is just one of the services I provide to campgrounds that have allowed their trees to grow wild, bushy, and untamed over a campsite. I actually carry three different types of hand saws for trimming foliage.


I carry a little saw like this:



Doesn't take up much space. If I can get my hands on a limb, this booger will cut it. Take my advice, keep your fingers and hands away from the saw teeth when using. If the park owners or managers won't trim'em, I will!

State parks tend to be more woodsy with space between sites. Privately owned parks are limited to taxable land thus the need to jam sites closer together to turn a profit. I have stayed in some where the previous statement wouldn't apply.

There are exceptions for every rule and rules for every exception!

Have a nice day!
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #24
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I carry a little saw like this:



Doesn't take up much space. If I can get my hands on a limb, this booger will cut it. Take my advice, keep your fingers and hands away from the saw teeth when using. If the park owners or managers won't trim'em, I will!

State parks tend to be more woodsy with space between sites. Privately owned parks are limited to taxable land thus the need to jam sites closer together to turn a profit. I have stayed in some where the previous statement wouldn't apply.

There are exceptions for every rule and rules for every exception!

Have a nice day!
What a great suggestion! Got one of those in the garage; unused for years. Never thought about throwing it in the TT. It's in there now!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #25
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I carry a small sheet rock saw in the tool bag. Works great for intruding branches and miscellaneous sawing around the camp site.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #26
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seems the answer to "RV Parks vs State Parks" (was it a question ?) depends on whether you're a "camper" or a "tourer"

so far, with the TT we've just "camped" at State Parks - while the previously owned Roadtrek was great for "touring"

personally I'm more of a "tourer" but the Wife leans towards "camper" (so - I'm therefore a "camper" too..) - I did the "camping" bit as a teen so it bores the heck out of me now - tho the "touring" is very restricted having the 3 dogs along

and like it was suggested, RV Parks are great to just spending the night and hitting the road again the next morning - who cares if they're "close" ? .....Bill
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #27
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We mostly stay in state parks...probably because here in mid-michigan we are 2-3 hrs or less from several dozen high quality SP modern campgrounds. (Modern CG= Electric with water nearby)...
but...we love it all including:
  • the ocassional RV resort with Full hookup, Cable, WiFi etc.
  • the 35 minutes trip west to dry camp in a local casino RV parking lot.
  • the occasional night on the road at a Flying J's
  • setting up in the driveway of my sister's Jersey Shore house.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #28
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If you like state parks, you might also enjoy National Forest camp grounds. See Campground Directory and National Forest Campgrounds.

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Old 10-24-2012, 12:42 PM   #29
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We go for the state and national also but last weekend discovered this RV park in Branson, MO. Acorn Acres - quite a bit of space, wifi and cable we couldn't resist.
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