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Old 12-09-2014, 04:40 PM   #15
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Hay Roger, Got any Grey Pupon?

No fancy mustard but I do have some plain yellow mustard in a squeeze bottle. If you hold that hot dog up I bet I can squirt it from here! Now you just roll down the window and hold the hot dog up..... oops I missed, let me try again!

Sometimes one has to accommodate the others in a group. My sister had two young grandkids for the weekend trip to Frankenmuth, and this park was close to a water park and other amusements for the kids. Along with having the 50 amp service they need (though they can get by on 30 amp it's just sort of a hassle) and the on site sewer they prefer so they can dump without waiting in line.

Can't complain too much, they once dragged their 34 ft. camper back into the National Forest on access roads to spend a long weekend in one of our favorite places.

Me I draw the line at campgrounds that don't allow campfires, aside from those that are complying with area fire hazard restrictions in effect. Those that simply don't allow campfires? Talk about an RV parking lot! Been there done that and now have an understanding between us that we won't do it again.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:29 PM   #16
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Any place that won't let my trailer in is a place I don't want to stay at, anyway. And I don't mean 'sour grapes,' I mean that it really isn't my sort of campground to begin with and besides that I don't want to give such places any business.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:40 PM   #17
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Any place that won't let my trailer in is a place I don't want to stay at, anyway. And I don't mean 'sour grapes,' I mean that it really isn't my sort of campground to begin with and besides that I don't want to give such places any business.
I don't know it can be fun to fire up the camp stove on the picnic table to make coffee and cook breakfast over a fire while surrounded by frightened faces peering out of mega motorhome windows wondering what barbarism will I pull next?

OMG he is doing dishes AND feeding his dog OUTSIDE!
Sometimes I don't think they even notice I'm not wearing pants
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:51 PM   #18
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Paraphrasing Groucho Marx, "...I wouldn't stay at any place that wouldn't have me."
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:28 PM   #19
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KOA in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, August 2014. After I answered the length inquiry with "17 feet," I was told they could not accommodate us. (This was over the phone as we were just passing through, looking for a place to stop for the night.)

If the campground really was full, why ask the length of my RV?
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:02 PM   #20
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Walmart has never turned me away, and a few truck stops have given me dirty looks, but never ran me off. But, I have yet to find one where I wanted to spend a few days. LOL
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:43 PM   #21
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If the campground really was full, why ask the length of my RV?
I have been asked the length and been told no sometimes and yes others. For example some of the State parks have tent sites they may let you use for a trailer if your 16' or something less. Other campgrounds may have a section where if the overall length of your rig and trailer is less than x many feet you can use the site - if over what ever the combo length is its a no go as you would not be able to actually get into the site.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:27 AM   #22
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The only time we were turned away was when phoning from my cousin's in Green Valley, AZ up to Phoenix. We were too honest in describing our rig and were turned away from several.
So we stopped phoning. Now we arrive cold. We like to stay at Passport America member parks because of the 50% discount. Often the greeting person will remark how 'cute' our rig is.
In Casa Grande, AZ, Fiesta Grande would only give us 25%. We asked if they had spots open and they said they did. As we drove off we said to each other, well they still do!
So we went to their sister park, Casita Verde, and they gave us the full 50%.
Lately with the economy the way it is, some parks are smart and rather have a spot earning them 50% than 0%. LOL
Some small parks are happy to see a small rig because, "We have just the spot to place you." and we stay in a spot that we barely fit in.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:46 AM   #23
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I LOVE your comment. I often wonder why people in MEGA Motorhomes go camping in the first place. You never see them outside.

Also I would rather boondock camp in the woods, then a RV parking lot with all the generators running so they can watch tv with the fireplace on and the microwave and all the kids video games.

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I don't know it can be fun to fire up the camp stove on the picnic table to make coffee and cook breakfast over a fire while surrounded by frightened faces peering out of mega motorhome windows wondering what barbarism will I pull next?

OMG he is doing dishes AND feeding his dog OUTSIDE!
Sometimes I don't think they even notice I'm not wearing pants
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:57 AM   #24
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Well more then one of my tent camping friends loves to remind me that I am not "camping" since I have a camper. I beg to differ since I do all the same activities as they do during the day outside stuff, just at night I get to sleep in a real bed (have a lumbar vertebrate fused so the real bed kind of lets me sleep much better and with less pain then an air mattress that eventually leaks during the night).

To each their own...but I also prefer boondocking then being in a campground with people all around me.
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Wow! Amazing stories. Both Gail & I were avid tent campers for close to 40 years, but like Deryk, our backs crapped out on us. I still live in the outdoors when we camp. The trailer is a bed and a convenient place to hit the head in the middle of the night.

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Well more then one of my tent camping friends loves to remind me that I am not "camping" since I have a camper. I beg to differ since I do all the same activities as they do during the day outside stuff, just at night I get to sleep in a real bed (have a lumbar vertebrate fused so the real bed kind of lets me sleep much better and with less pain then an air mattress that eventually leaks during the night).

To each their own...but I also prefer boondocking then being in a campground with people all around me.
Many FGRV owners use their eggs as a hard sided tent, still doing most of their cooking and daytime activities outside. Mostly just avoids having to pack the car with gear since it is all stored in the camper. And avoids sleeping on the ground.

All I can say if you can go "camping" all summer and not have a campfire is it really camping? No offense to those that full time or do extensive travels with many of the home amenities not typically associated with camping.

Frankly if anyone ever said I don't "really" camp since I use a camper, I would invite them to meet me in the Huron National forest in January with a tarp and a sleeping bag, leave the "sissy" tent at home. My back may not be happy but I know that I can camp like that and be fairly comfortable, and would love to find out how they do.
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I can't call it a weekend without fire. Unless it is lower then -20C, (-4F).
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David--I'm with you. Gotta have a fire...unless it's pouring rain. We consider ourselves camping, even though we have a trailer, because we still cook outdoors, rarely hook up to either water or power and mainly just sleep in the trailer.
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