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Old 06-06-2009, 09:30 AM   #57
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Thanks for the replies on my Hollywood question.
Stateparks are most of the time fully booked, so I think they are no option for us.

Could Acton / Los Angeles North KOA suitable for our purpose too?

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Old 06-06-2009, 11:08 AM   #58
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Could Acton / Los Angeles North KOA suitable for our purpose too?
I believe Los Angles / Pomona / Fairplex KOA might be more convenient to get to Hollywood, but Acton / Los Angeles North KOA might be a nicer campground experience. Decisions, decisions... I haven't used either one... But I do use the KOA system and have one of their discount cards. I've only stayed in one disappointing KOA (Benson, AZ) but their standards are usually high.

I have been to Canyon RV Park on Highway 91 in Orange County (Southeast of Los Angeles) which I could recommend. It is very convenient, and a pleasant spot along the river is preferable. Try to avoid a spot alongside the freeway concrete barrier wall. It is about equally distant to the Southeast that Acton/LA north KOA is to the Northeast.
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I believe Los Angles / Pomona / Fairplex KOA might be more convenient to get to Hollywood, but Acton / Los Angeles North KOA might be a nicer campground experience. Decisions, decisions... I haven't used either one... But I do use the KOA system and have one of their discount cards. I've only stayed in one disappointing KOA (Benson, AZ) but their standards are usually high.

I have been to Canyon RV Park on Highway 91 in Orange County (Southeast of Los Angeles) which I could recommend. It is very convenient, and a pleasant spot along the river is preferable. Try to avoid a spot alongside the freeway concrete barrier wall. It is about equally distant to the Southeast that Acton/LA north KOA is to the Northeast.
Thanks, Frederick.

The reason why I am asking, is that I planned a route via Death Valley.
But I am in doubt. Is Death Valley worth the detour?
Or is it preferable to go to Palm Springs and then Pomona (as my original routebook suggests)?
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:38 PM   #60
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After May first I avoid Death Valley and Palm Springs - way too HOT.

Death Valley is really worth the trip in February. I found Scotty's Castle very interesting. Palm Springs is also a winter get-a-way. If you decide to go to Palm Springs, you might try Lake Cahuilla just out side of Palm Springs. http://www.palmspringsrvparks.com/lakecahuilla.html

For Hollywood and LA visiting I would stay at Golden Shore RV Park in Long Beach http://www.goldenshorerv.com/ I have stayed there and it is nice. It is close to the Queen Mary, Getty Museum, Southwest Indian Museum, Universal Studios, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and Hollywood are all within an hour or less drive. Remember, LA is 'combat' driving - just big freeways and lots of lanes. It is NOT for the faint of heart.

I hope this helps.
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After May first I avoid Death Valley and Palm Springs - way too HOT.
Mike is absolutely correct on this. D.V. daytime temperatures are predicted above 100 degrees this week.
Palm Springs is tolerable at high 80's.
D.V., in summer, is like visiting hell (almost).

National Weather Service site:
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?C...116.867&e=1

I'm not sure why your route book has you routed through Palm Springs (unless you want to see streets named after Crosby, Sinatra, etc.) because Palm Springs is quite a detour from the most direct route. The the fastest route from L.V. to L.A is via Interstate 15 (I-15), then I-10 or I-210 west toward L.A. (Personally I would take I-210.)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a...ysystemWIKI.jpg

Avoid I-15 southbound from L.V. on Sunday afternoons---filled with losers from weekend crap tables! And I know this is hard to do, but try to avoid any of the metro freeways during rush hour. What time is that, you ask? I never was able to answer my own question!
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:16 PM   #62
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Well, we have to select a route to get near LA.

This is the bookroute:


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It leads through Mojave National reserve, via Cima, Kelso, Amboy and Joshua Tree to Palm Springs.

The weather forcast for Palm Springs looks not too bad:


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Or am I wrong?

Btw. Why are people keen on living on a low latitude, while saying it is too hot? ;-))
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Btw. Why are people keen on living on a low latitude, while saying it is too hot? ;-))
For the moonlight skinny-dipping, and long growing season for things like okra, of course!

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Old 06-06-2009, 07:42 PM   #64
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The weather forcast for Palm Springs looks not too bad:
Or am I wrong?[/i]
You are correct. As I said, the high 80's are tolerable. That's pretty moderate for Palm Springs this time of the year. My only concern was whether you really wanted to go to Palm Springs, which will probably add 150 (guesstimate) miles to your trip. B.t.w., you can probably get a camp site at Joshua Tree National Park, although I believe some of their campgrounds have already closed for the summer. Joshua Tree N.P.'s temperature predictions seem to be similar to Palm Springs for the coming week. The rest of that map route is a lot of desert, and I can get my fill of desert in one day, so you may discount any of my comments involving desert travel as my prejudice.

Having said all of that, I got to thinking you may be able to score big in an RV park in Palm Desert/Palm Springs, since this is already their "off-season". No doubt there are beautiful RV parks there with lots of swimming pools. (Maggi & Wes, are you available to make any recommendations?) And a golfer's paradise----play the first nine in early a.m., then go back at evening for the back nine! (We've got a little place in the mountains up above Palm Desert and we usually spend a month or two there each year.)
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long growing season for things like okra, of course!
[b]That's Texas talk. No native Californian would ever even say that word!

Just kiddin' Mary!
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[quote]The weather forcast for Palm Springs looks not too bad:

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I have close friends who work-camp at Palm Springs Oasis RV Resort. Bob Christ and Rodger Hofstra. Bob does most of the maintenance and Rodger is a Home Healthcare Aid. The RV park is open year-round, and they report that there is plenty of room, since most of the "Snow-Birds" have gone home. Rodger says that the 85<sup>o</sup>F temps have been downright cold!
The sites are concrete pads with gravel between, and have full hook-ups. Not much shade, I'm afraid.
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Sorry, folks. We are in a motel (Las Vegas).
To give the BIOD a rest time ;-)



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[quote]Sorry, folks. We are in a motel (Las Vegas).
To give the BIOD a rest time ;-)

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You guys are way too cool! Enjoy "the Strip"! (Biod needed a break)

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To give the BIOD a rest time ;-)
Be sure you have a lock on Biod's hitch! (I'm not kidding!)
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Be sure you have a lock on Biod's hitch! (I'm not kidding!)
There is a lock in the hitch.
Do you really think that one would steal the trailer?
I am more afraid of breaking in.
It is on the lot of Rodeway Inn.

Btw. There is a Denny's restaurant round the corner. Are they okay?
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