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Old 09-22-2013, 04:30 PM   #31
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We do like both as it depends on what is available ..... at the beach, they try to use the space they have to make the best $ with their expensive property...... & storms took out a lot of the trees. So not much choice......

We stopped using Virginia State Parks as they are more expensive (for us) & their spaces are smaller than the close private campground that we go to. The private campground is for a weekend $30 a night but the state park is over $40 a night. Sooooo run down dirty state park with outdated electrical & old bathouse & a dump station or a nice clean newer campground with full hookups........ Hummmmm.........

Truly we have fun no matter where we go & try not let anything bother us..... It is just nice to get away..... At home we are in the country with lots of trees, neighbors are not close by, even the bovine families across the road moved away.......... actually the land was developed into a hay field..........


How we are. Just get out and camp. Sometimes it's a sardine-packed campground, sometimes it's a state park. I personally find other people entertaining, so a packed resort can be fun. Hiking, fishing, amusement park, it's all fun!
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:47 PM   #32
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I'm happy to just get out of town for a couple of days.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:21 PM   #33
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As for me, RV parks are a place to stopover for the night and that's all. If we wanted to camp in a parking lot, we'd go to Walmart.
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:24 PM   #34
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That's why there are so many choices, not everyone likes to boondock. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #35
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We prefer many of the Corp of Engineer campgrounds. Like you, we would rather not be too close to our neighbors--they want their privacy, and so do we.
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Old 09-22-2013, 09:14 PM   #36
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It doesn't matter to me, but i prefer rv parks. State parks are nice, but i like to be able to use the features my trailer has without issues. Electricity etc, etc! I have found many private parks that offer the state park feel. You just gotta look!

I've never camped in a parking lot so i don't know how that is!
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It doesn't matter to me, but i prefer rv parks. State parks are nice, but i like to be able to use the features my trailer has without issues. Electricity etc, etc! I have found many private parks that offer the state park feel. You just gotta look!

I've never camped in a parking lot so i don't know how that is!


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I love Walmarts. Easy in Easy out. I am all set up for it. Parks are for the destination, not the road along the way. At least for me.
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If the "campground" is the point of the trip we like more private sites.

If the "attraction" is the point of the trip we could care less. The trailer is our hotel room on those trips.
X2 It depends on what our purpose is. I would rather stay in my own bed no matter where we go.
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We've done full hook-up sites, limited hook ups, no hook ups and non paid (random) camping. In our experience, it all depends on what you are looking for each time..
When we went to the Grand Canyon, the night at the hot springs in Utah was a very welcome break! The full services was nice for not having to drag water with us.. Camping in the forestry has it's appeals, if you are out with a group and might want your fire to be later than the rest of a campground, or you are taking out a quad at the same time. This past weekend, the power at the site was nice to not have to worry about battery usage (even though we still do)..

I shake my head at the people that head out to the forestry and the second thing they set up is the satellite dish.. Why be out in the middle of the mountains and camping to watch tv? I can do that at home.. But that is just my take..

Each to their own, so long as they are having fun and remember to clean up their sites!! No matter where it is...
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