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Old 04-04-2015, 05:20 PM   #11
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We lived in San Antonio for 5 years in the mid-80's and our fun summer trips were to either Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels or South Padres island in Corpus!

When you want to leave Texas because of the heat, head up to a Colorado State Park for a great time...our nights are usually so cool, even in August, that you need a jacket.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:46 PM   #12
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My wife and i just purchased a 2304DS Rockwood Travel Trailer and just brought it home to Rockport from Cleburne, Texas. Our first one. Have reservations for South Padre Island for our shake down cruise. We just finished with the working stuff, and now plan to have fun. We boat and fish in Rockport, love the area. It's full of winter Texans and everyone has a blast. Hope to meet some of you down the road.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:11 PM   #13
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We lived in San Antonio for 5 years in the mid-80's and our fun summer trips were to either Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels or South Padres island in Corpus!

When you want to leave Texas because of the heat, head up to a Colorado State Park for a great time...our nights are usually so cool, even in August, that you need a jacket.
Don't mean to hi-jack the OPs page but we will be in Colorado Springs the week of July 4. Planning on staying at the Garden of the Gods. It is our big out of state trip for the season. After that it is the Texas Riviera for the rest of the summer. Woo-Hoo!
Happy Trails To All This Season!
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:01 AM   #14
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Wow, congratulations on your first ever trailer, and welcome to the RV community of good hearted folks. First, don't be too shy to ask for help. Most are eager to do so, whether here or at campgrounds. We've all been there and I think you'll experience a plethora of people wanting you to have a positive experience. Second, Don't give up too soon trying to learn. In A few trips you'll develop your own system of checklists and routine then, after you settle in, it will become second nature and you will dream of being out there camping. I've backed struggling newbies into their campsites at times, and done many things right there at the campgrounds. Same has been done for me
Have a great trip.

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Old 04-06-2015, 09:29 PM   #15
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This is going to be a bit long winded but here goes. We like all the state parks. Good family fun and rates are reasonable. I support the state park system and suggest you do too! It is worthwhile. That said, one of my favorites is Goose Island. I prefer the sites in the woods but the water front is pretty cool too. You might find that Off to keep the skeeters away after dark in the woods can be real helpful.
At the Copano Bay bridge is A Bay View RV Resort. I have reservations at this park July-Oct this summer. Most sites are what I would call oversized and have slabs. Mostly level. Two pools, one adult (was not in service the last time I was there) and one large common pool area. Many full timers but good folks for the most part. Everyone knows everyone else. Many families set up here for the summer, every summer.
Mustang Island State Park puts you on the beach for a great price but is really plain Jane. We have enjoyed it many times and would stay there again.
Pioneer Park is a really fun RV Park if you like the party crowd and are good at dodging golf carts. (In fact, you need to be good at dodging golf carts at just about all rv parks except state parks). Again, good beach access. Two pools along with really clean showers and common areas.
You know, we tend to set up at a park then drive thru all the parks in the area making note of what we like and don't like. If we find one we like, we set up there and start making note of the sites we really like so we know what to ask for if given the opportunity.
As you probably already know, there are a lot of parks in your area. I know you will have a blast exploring them for yourself and will find the ones that suit you best.
One last thing I would say is to book early for the holiday weekends. The parks fill up fast.
Happy Trails! Maybe see you on the road!!
THANKS SO MUCH!!! OK Great advice - I get it now - the State Parks are the ones with the big more natural lots - that is what we were looking for!!!! The "resorts" are SO tight! We had a great time at Coleto Creek this weekend, gorgeous campsite by the lake.
We learned a lot about our stupid Dometic Thermostat. (I came real close to ripping it off the wall and throwing it in the lake)
Thanks again for all the tips - I am keeping notes!!!
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:17 AM   #16
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Don't mean to hi-jack the OPs page but we will be in Colorado Springs the week of July 4. Planning on staying at the Garden of the Gods. It is our big out of state trip for the season. After that it is the Texas Riviera for the rest of the summer. Woo-Hoo!
Happy Trails To All This Season!
Awesome! The GOG campground is very nice!! We also have a new State Park campground at Cheyenne Mountain that I've heard is very nice and we may go check it out when we don't feel like a long drive to camp.

I'm hoping the fire hazard isn't bad this July 4th so we can actually have some fireworks for a change.
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:02 AM   #17
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congratulations we are waiting on delivery on our 2304DS please post your experiences would love to hear how things have worked out. Enjoy your Rockwood!
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