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Old 09-13-2018, 10:05 AM   #111
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Other than the "snob factor" I can't see a reason for why some campgrounds say no PU's (maybe they think they're just tents on wheels).

The "10 year rule" that was referred to in one of the posts has been around in a lot of campgrounds I've visited for years. I think it's a holdover from the days before there were any standards for wiring, gas plumbing, etc. Remember the "Paisley School Bus" craze after Woodstock? All kinds of DIY conversion vehicles with questionable "utilities" and many were a hazard to fellow campers if they caught fire.

I look at the side of my trailer (2018) and it has several certification stickers. One from the Fed's, one from the RVIA, and one from my state's department of labor and industries. A far cry from my old 1972 Prowler (that had aluminum 120 Vac wiring.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:18 AM   #112
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Since I got the 5'ver a little over three years ago I haven't been going to state park and national forest type CG's.

Not sure why...just haven't.

Probably because, even at 33-feet long, it is a little large for a lot of the forest CG's in the Colorado mountains!

Not to mention getting up some of those mountain roads is another feat in itself!

Of course...I no longer live in Colorado...

Here in Arizona the camping season is just about to start and that is going to change!

I now live in a park model at a 55+ RV park/resort in Yuma so I've already got the pool/hot tub thing all year long, so now my RV is going camping again!
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:21 AM   #113
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yep, same here: we have times, especially in good temperate weather, that Local, State, and National parks are very enjoyable...getting out into the 'woods'... but other times we desire a 'resort' type get-a-way with a pool, hot tub, restaurants, and the like.

my folks camp way different from us - they only stay at either a State park or COE campground, but never an RV Park or resort...
I have the hot tub and really nice kitchen at home (I don't care for restaurants). If I want a 'resort' there's a really nice one 3 miles from my house where I can use the pool and even get a massage for less than the cost of fuel to drive to a "Camping Resort".

When I Camp, I like to get out in the woods and with several hundred State and National Forest campgrounds within a 200 mile radius I head for one of them. If I can't think of something to do while there I just put the leash on the dog and follow him. He always has something to explore and when I come back from a "trek" with him I end up with several dozen more pictures.

Even though I am a Senior Citizen I can't quite see me sitting under the awning, watching tv, consuming alcoholic beverages all day and then just go into my "Camper" to sleep. I actually watched a couple do exactly that after driving over 1,000 miles to a remote campground in Montana. Place had fishing ponds, a nice river, etc, but they sat under their awning all day. Even younger than me.

If that's what I wanted to do I could stay home and even order meals to be delivered. Grub Hub, Uber Eats, local restaurants, all deliver now so one doesn't even need to turn on their stove if they don't want to.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:41 AM   #114
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sounds like someone is doing exactly what he/she wants to do. Just like everyone else.
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:12 PM   #115
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yep, same here: we have times, especially in good temperate weather, that Local, State, and National parks are very enjoyable...getting out into the 'woods'... but other times we desire a 'resort' type get-a-way with a pool, hot tub, restaurants, and the like.

my folks camp way different from us - they only stay at either a State park or COE campground, but never an RV Park or resort...
Our needs are similar, but slightly different. Like many, we really enjoy the Provincial Parks, being in trees and nature. But, on the other hand, I also really enjoy having full hookups. Around here, it's one or the other. Nature = dump station, FHU = RV resort.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:11 AM   #116
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Stay at state parks.... Better than private parks in Michigan anyhow. Lots of pop ups at state parks.
Mostly true !!!
But drove thru Muskegon State Park yesterday,,,
no place for our little Sunseeker,,, pretty much tent camping !!!

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Old 09-14-2018, 09:56 AM   #117
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Our PU has hot water , shower, commode, AC with heat tape, furnace, heated bunks. What more can you ask for.
Mine too!
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