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Old 09-27-2014, 03:00 PM   #15
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My experience is that RVers are the friendliest people around. Also consider attending some of the many fiberglass rallies around the U.S. and Canada. Read the many posts about the Michigan one held about 3 weeks ago. there are posts from both before and after along with pictures.

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Old 09-27-2014, 03:07 PM   #16
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Bob's suggestion is excellent. You don;t have to presently own a trailer to attend. You can visit any of the rallies and you will find very welcoming people willing to share, carry your guitar and they'll even be friendlier.

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Old 09-27-2014, 03:42 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by DougOlson View Post
Another thing to consider for low/no cost camping is campground host. I have not done it myself but have talked to a number of hosts. Generally it seems you get free site with full hookups and work a few hours a day. At Forest Service camps people I have talked with get paid something as well. At Yosemite NP the campground hosts are unpaid volunteers but get free full hookups, work 4 hrs/day and meet people from around the world, and spend the summer in about the most beautiful spot on earth.

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While camping at Bridalveil Creek in 2013, I visited with the camp host for a while and remarked to him how it seemed like a fun thing to do for a while. He encouraged me to apply and said that sometimes they had trouble finding people to host at that CG. It's such a wonderful location IMO, but some would think that it's too far from the valley or too far from shopping/night life/laundromat or whatever. My trips are not currently long enough to commit to 3 or 4 weeks at a location, but for a retired traveler a camp host position can be advantageous.
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:01 PM   #18
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The 2nd or 3rd question on Camp Host applications is "How Big is Your Trailer/Motorhome. For the most part they don't believe that you can live in anything smaller than about 28' long. I tried with a mini-motorhome and, those that replied all cited the small size of the RV as a reason for rejection.

FWIW: Being a Camp Host at a super popular site like Bridalveil could quickly become a real PITA dealing with upset campers that can't find a place to stay. The hosts I have talked with tended to prefer the nice, but less popular, sites.
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Old 09-27-2014, 06:26 PM   #19
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You want to see a bunch of different brands/sizes of trailers? Come to the Fall NOG. Everyone is welcome. Only have a tent... come and join us! We're not snobs. Yes, small lightweight all molded towables bring us together.. but, it's about the PEOPLE.


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