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Old 06-08-2016, 08:47 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by pdqparalegal1 View Post
Congratulation to all you adventurous folks!! Would love to hook up, travel and settle whereever the wind blew me. Good times I'm sure. I have a hard time going into the unknown. Wish I wasn't. Any suggestions foe 2-3 day stays in S/E NC??
There is a Good Sam park at Sunset Beach NC I heard good things about. About 10 minutes from both Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach ~ much more parking at OIB. Only 30 minutes from Myrtle if into that stuff.

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Old 06-08-2016, 08:58 PM   #52
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We explore more than camp. We find an area that sounds interesting, hook the 5er and go for a week or 2 or 4. We leave for FL in early January and return in March. FHU required and prefer pullthru as we use the 5er like home. We get to destination and explore anything of interest for up to 100 miles.

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Old 06-08-2016, 09:06 PM   #53
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Trying to understand and see what everyone does.

Just curious as next year we are putting together a bigger budget for camping to do more at Non TT campgrounds.
We avoid commercial CG's unless we have no other choices.....and then we tend to go with Passport America.

As someone else stated: "We are not campers; we are travelers".

We are out there to SEE stuff, fish, hunt, ID birds, etc. The RV just makes it comfortable. Kinda like we view the boat as an extension of the tackle box, NOT an end into and of itself.

So....a cg, flatspot, boondock site is simply a place to sleep, not a destination.

Reservations ? We never know where we will be or where we want to go, until the spirit moves us, so reservations have no meaning.

We have to be at a wedding just west of Philly in late June, so will visit an old friend in Boston a week later.

That is an exception to our routine: NEVER RV IN THE SUMMER -- kids, dogs, and rude people in crowds.

Typical trip was most of April and May.....wandering from SW Missouri, through AK and OK, watching the flowers bloom, birds moving COE with Geezer Pass ($8), WalMart, rest area.....son's place NW of Houston (got wet)....wandered towards Luchenback (picked with the locals)....toured the LBJ ranch....more WalMart flatspotting....saw gazillion acres of BlueBonnets.....scissortail flycatchers....spontaneous BBQ with other overnighters and the owner of a wide spot in the road in NW Texas.

Wound up at our secret lake in NM, with bears, trout, sunsets, many birds.

Came back along the OK/KS line.....stayed at the salt pan. Hit the Miami casinos and (this time) paid for most of the gas.

Tried the snowbird thaaaang three times....once in TX and twice in FL.
Yeccchhh. Felt like a (very crowded) nursing home where everyone got orgasmic over shuffleboard. Never again, but we wander the Near South in winter, where folks are nicer, music more authentic, and fishin' spots uncrowded.

Stop at friends and family here and there, knowing that, like fish, visitors tend to turn after a couple days.

But we relish meeting convivial folks along the way. Always have an adult beverage to share (if they turn out to be decent....maybe some single malt).

But "camp"......nah; we don't camp
(unless the g-kids nag us....then all bets are off).

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Old 06-08-2016, 09:17 PM   #54
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Unashamedly full hook-ups. Not necessarily with cable or wi-fi though but it has to be with P/W/S. Also clean campground bathrooms are a must. We don't need any pet facilities or kids playgrounds and are not bothered about fire pits either.
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:03 AM   #55
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We mostly Boondock, on Public lands.
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Old 06-09-2016, 04:14 AM   #56
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We only stay in state parks - price ranges from $17-22 a night depending on state & if it has full hookups.
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Old 06-09-2016, 11:58 AM   #57
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We've had a travel trailer, two 5th wheels and Motorhome in the last ten years.

Initially we got into to take our kids around the US. We are both teachers so summers were perfect expose our kids to what was out there. Our RV was/is basically used as a hotel room at this point. We're not exclusive to any one kind of park. We've done national and state parks as well as parks and "resort" type parks around the country.

We pick based on safety, amenities, etc. with exceptions based on location. Like last summer one park we stayed was the park close to NYC, yes a parking lot, but just a walk to metro into the city. Now that our kids are in college we travel to them once a month or so.

We generally go out a couple weekends a month before summer. During summer we are unrestricted and go almost anywhere on a whim.

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Old 06-09-2016, 12:21 PM   #58
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It's funny but almost all the COE and State Park campgrounds around here have some Full Hook Ups and pull-thru's. Most don't have cable, but that's not a concern for us.

I rarely get a pull thru site because I base the site on boat dock access, and those usually aren't near the pull thru sites.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:24 PM   #59
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Primarily we use our wonderful Ontario Provincial Parks here in Northern Ontario. This particular picture is a drive through in Driftwood Provincial Park. Squishy wee sites lol with electricity. Potable water throughout the parks and a dump station. The only time we have stayed at " resorts" was when renting a bit of Florida sun.

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Old 06-09-2016, 03:00 PM   #60
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Permanent camping mostly

90+% of the time permanent. When we do pull her out we like the State parks and one local camp ground.
The permanent camping works best for us, we own the land at the camp resort, we have municipal water, our electric comes from a local co-op.
We use the camp all year. The tankless water heater is good for the cold mornings and muddy 4 wheeler days... The shed is just too handy.
Saving the best for last... we built the swing set two years ago and it is even better than the concrete pad.
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