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Old 06-02-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Finding a spot!

I've spent the last three hours trying to find a campgrounds for my 13 ft burro in either the California central valley somewhere around fresno or stockton or along the coast near San Luis Obisbo. I'm using reserve America. I need toilet and shower and would like an electrical hook up. I'm also traveling with a medium sized dog. Im looking for Monday night June 4th and have found "0". There are some tent sites I spotted, but nothing that fits us. I am a newby. This is our first trip with our trailer and I know I left it late, but shouldn't there be something? Any suggestions?
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #2
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If you are close to a Camping World, they have the Good Sam & Woodall's camping directories. I have found them very helpful while on the road or planning out a trip.
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There is an RV park in Fresno on N. Blackstone but I can't remember the name of it. It's not bad. It used to be awful but is under new management and has had upgrades. I've had a couple of friends stay there with no complaints. Trees and shade, though this time of year no shade is enough.
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Thanks guys. Would you expect availability - at someplace like the Fresno one?
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...somewhere around ... stockton ...
Any suggestions?
Dos Reis Regional Parks | San Joaquin County Parks & Recreation

I have never made reservations here, yet I have never been turned away for a single night's stay.
I stay here during every trip I take to Oregon.
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Old 06-03-2012, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thanks Frederick, I'm going to go up 99 and aim for that one.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #7
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Frederick your spot is nice. It is almost empty and very quiet. Wish the trip up was as successful. We ended up duct taping the door shut halfway here. Our delayed door work maybe should have been done prior to the first big trip instead of after.

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Thank goodness for duct tape. All we lost was the door curtain rod. Our pup Henry had to take a pit stop or the rest probably would have followed out the door. How do you keep stuff from shifting all over the place?
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I seldom make reservations for a spot in an RV Park. Generally I will start looking for a spot between 2 and 3 PM and generally I'll find a nice place with no trouble. This works better on week days.

If I find myself still out later in the evening, I'll look for a Walmart or a rest area.

My Scamp does have a shower and a flush toilet so I can be comfortable without external services.
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If you are close to a Camping World, they have the Good Sam & Woodall's camping directories. I have found them very helpful while on the road or planning out a trip.
You might also find that at Barnes and Noble. Our local store here has them.
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One problem may be that you are requesting a date that is too close. June 2nd requesting a June 4th date - <2 days will always give you zero availability. It is too close a date to reserve.

Your best chance when you want a place so quickly is to just show up. There is almost always space.
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I've never had any problems finding a spot to sleep. Very little in finding a camping spot. If it's getting late in the evening I'll drive for a while. Then have my copilot start trying to find a rest area or truck stop or Wal-Mart. We usually don't stay in campgrounds for a single night. Also we don't stay in RV parks.
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Thanks! You are all right. We really have had no problem so far and have found nice, quiet and cozy places to stay. If the little burro hold together, this will be the best summer trip ever!
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Your best chance when you want a place so quickly is to just show up. There is almost always space.
Have gotten some of the nicest spots in state or county parks by doing that. Some of them have what they call "over flow" spots that turn out to be one of the nicest spots in the park.... others have set aside Handicap sites that if not taken by such and such a time (usually about 4pm) they will let you use.
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