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Old 10-14-2016, 05:34 PM   #61
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So.... the consensus is a "perfect" RV park would have:
  • Level sites
  • wide and long concrete pads
  • full hookups
  • Shady private sites
  • a free run doggie playground
  • playground and activities for the kids
  • seasonal swimming pool
  • Natatorium close by (this is my add )
  • decent pervasive WiFi
  • clean and inexpensive ($1/load) Laundromat
  • firewood at decent prices
Sounds like the Military FamCamp we stay at (OK we don't have as much shade as we would like but then again, shade interferes with satellite reception )

In fact it sounds like every military FamCamp we have stayed at

So...if you happen to work for DoD, are a DoD retiree, or a Military member/Retiree you really need to check out the FamCamps!

U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks - Home

Oh, and it doesn't hurt about security: FamCamps are the ultimate gated community - nothing like having gate guards armed with M-4 carbines

Disclaimer: there ARE some real stinko FamCamps or some that are just being renovated. The website above will let you know about those camps so you can avoid them

More like a armed club than a Campground IMHO.
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:51 PM   #62
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I would schedule the grass cutting, blowing and weed eating at a time when there are the least number of campers and people are awake and gone sightseeing. Most likely this would be mid week early afternoon.
What if you are a great campground and usually full and making money hand over fist.
Then when would you cut the grass and upset your customers?
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Old 10-14-2016, 05:57 PM   #63
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So.... the consensus is a "perfect" RV park would have:
  • Level sites
  • wide and long concrete pads
  • full hookups
  • Shady private sites
  • a free run doggie playground
  • playground and activities for the kids
  • seasonal swimming pool
  • Natatorium close by (this is my add )
  • decent pervasive WiFi
  • clean and inexpensive ($1/load) Laundromat
  • firewood at decent prices
........In fact it sounds like every military FamCamp we have stayed at
So...if you happen to work for DoD, are a DoD retiree, or a Military member/Retiree you really need to check out the FamCamps!
Yes I am retired USAF and enjoy my few benefits.
Don't tell them that many of these only cost $15 -$30 a night and I even found places that have free washer and dryers.
This is just one of our now limited benefits for wearing the uniform for 20 plus years.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:37 PM   #64
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Perfect RV park would have everyone but me in it. I prefer the backcountry as far away from everyone else as possible. Too many are learning about boondocking and some of my favorite sites have been occupied when I got there.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:43 AM   #65
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Check out at Raystown Lake (CoE campground) is 4pm. Yep, you guessed it, check in is 5pm. Not a problem if the site has been vacated prior to 4pm.
I guess that would be great if you are checking out,,, but it would suck if you were wanting to check in !!! Would not work for us !!!
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:25 AM   #66
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I think a camper parking area would be a good campground amenity. There have been a number of times where I either arrived before check in time or I didnt want to lose an entire day in the area because I needed to vacate my site. If they had a place where I could simply park my camper after vacating my site so I could still enjoy the area and I could come pick it up later in the day, I'd gladly pay extra.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:44 AM   #67
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I guess that would be great if you are checking out,,, but it would suck if you were wanting to check in !!! Would not work for us !!!
And I understand why it wouldn't work for many people.
With the campground situated on a HUGE lake (over 100 miles of shoreline), check out is to accommodate those who use the lake, so they can get the most out of it.
We don't have a boat and haven't fished the lake yet, but we still like the late check out so we can enjoy our time there.
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:51 AM   #68
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Yes I am retired USAF and enjoy my few benefits.
Don't tell them that many of these only cost $15 -$30 a night and I even found places that have free washer and dryers.
This is just one of our now limited benefits for wearing the uniform for 20 plus years.
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So.... the consensus is a "perfect" RV park would have:
  • Level sites
  • wide and long concrete pads
  • full hookups
  • Shady private sites
  • a free run doggie playground
  • playground and activities for the kids
  • seasonal swimming pool
  • Natatorium close by (this is my add )
  • decent pervasive WiFi
  • clean and inexpensive ($1/load) Laundromat
  • firewood at decent prices
Sounds like the Military FamCamp we stay at (OK we don't have as much shade as we would like but then again, shade interferes with satellite reception )

In fact it sounds like every military FamCamp we have stayed at

So...if you happen to work for DoD, are a DoD retiree, or a Military member/Retiree you really need to check out the FamCamps!

U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks - Home

Oh, and it doesn't hurt about security: FamCamps are the ultimate gated community - nothing like having gate guards armed with M-4 carbines

Disclaimer: there ARE some real stinko FamCamps or some that are just being renovated. The website above will let you know about those camps so you can avoid them
Guess I would need to convince my mother to go with us so I can use one of the FamCamps.... she's the one with the DoD ID card. But, I think my DW would nix that suggestion.
Closest thing my father would come to camping was stay at a Holiday Inn! He called camping Bivouac... he said he did enough of that in his early years of his Army career. I get no consideration for the 17 years I followed him around the U.S. and Europe.

BTW - THANKS to ALL who have served and those still serving!!!
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:59 AM   #69
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I don't think a perfect site exists, we like a lot of sites we've been to, and for different reasons, that's why we like to go to different places. But we would like the sewer not to be UNDER our camper!
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:53 PM   #70
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I would like to have a SENIORS cg geared to the senior lifestyle. No kids, no pets and the hassels associated with them. Playgrounds and kids are bad for insurance premiums. Concrete pull-thru sites would limit damages to utilities and furnishings. Absolutely no outside speakers including tv, stereo. Handicap access to all sites and facilities including the pool. 24/7 assistance in finding, parking and set-up / break-down at check-out. Inspection at time of check-out to insure guest is unplugged/etc!
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