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Old 10-16-2016, 04:10 AM   #1
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Tenitive trip scheduled around June for NYC. Anyone been there? RV campgrounds nearby? Things to see and do? 5 adults going, 4 want to go bad. So I need someone to convince me it's a good idea.
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:45 AM   #2
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My first thought when I read your post was New Your City RV? = $100+ a night, gated guarded entrance, traffic you can walk faster in. Really I have no idea about the area, but would assume there are some nice RV parks outside the city
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Old 10-16-2016, 11:12 AM   #3
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Sloatsburg, Ny, Blackbear CG., Take metro North into city, about an hour train ride.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:35 PM   #4
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Liberty Harbor RV park and marina. In NJ but NY subway is maybe 4 blocks. The Ferry docks at the marina also. Just an asphalt parking lot but worked good for us.

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Old 10-17-2016, 09:59 PM   #5
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You could camp at Bethpage Battlerow campground in Bethpage, Long Island (or other campgrounds). Then take the Long Island Railtoad train (LIRR) into Penn station to visit the city. Lots of parks, beaches, etc right here on Long Island!!
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:14 PM   #6
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Liberty Harbor RV park and marina. In NJ but NY subway is maybe 4 blocks. The Ferry docks at the marina also. Just an asphalt parking lot but worked good for us.

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If your plan is to go into NYC and not camp this could work for you. Yes, it is just a parking lot with water and electric and you are literally packed in like a drug store parking lot in Jersey City. The up side is easy access to NYC via the subway ( a few blocks away) or the ferry comes right to the dock at the marina where the park is. Or you could find a park outside the city and fight the traffic getting into and out of the city everyday, not to mention parking... check out the site, reviews are mixed.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:18 PM   #7
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Just do it.

If you've never been to NYC or the surrounding area then you need to do it. Period. Find a CG somewhere outside of the city, maybe northern Jersey, Orange or Rockland counties in NY or even western Conn. The scenery around those areas is great: Bear Mtn. State Park, West Point, High Point New Jersey. Then, take a train or bus into the city and do what all the tourists do: Statue of Liberty, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Natural History, Central Park. Geesh, there's just a thousand things to do.

Do NOT drive your rig into the city, it just isn't worth it. Streets are too narrow and too tightly packed with taxis and rental car drivers that just don't care.

I still have friend back there (I grew up in Orange county, just 60 miles from the city) and will ask if they know of any good campgrounds. If I hear I will post back here.
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X3 on Liberty Harbor, we stayed there a couple of months ago and caught the train into the city, 5-minute walk to the NJ Grove Train Station from the RV Park. Once in the city you can catch other trains, walk or UBER. There is a Ferry right next door but I think it is just commuter hours and then across the water in the Park next door is another Ferry station that goes to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. To get to that Ferry Terminal is quite a walk, I would either take a bike or drive, itís only a few hundred yards as the crow flies but you have to go around the water so it becomes a couple of miles, (I am guessing, we walked it and it took a while).
As everyone stated it is basically a parking lot with electricity and water but very convenient to go into the city. The bathroom/showers were OK, not good, just OK. So far the visit to NYC was one of the highlights of our trip, just wish we had more time to spend there.
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I can see the skyline from some of the high ground where I live... Most of my neighbors commute into or around the city...

Ask away... I will try to help in any way I can....

Camping near the city is very limited... Let me know where you are coming in from and I will give you some suggestions...

Also what kind of rig are you traveling with? Do you need FHU?

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I think wherever you decide to stay you want to have mass transit close by to get into and out of the city. You do not want to commute into NYC unless you absolutely have to. I've done it but I was staying in a hotel in the city for several days. I knew where I had to get to and handed car over to valet and did not need until I was ready to leave. It's one thing if you know the city and where you're going but it's all together diffent being a tourist.
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