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Old 01-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #15
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Don't let the bed bugs bite you!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:29 PM   #16
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Don't let the bed bugs bite you!!!

As if they'd dare...

Anyway, they'd be sorry if they did. I've got strychnine in my veins!


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Neither do I...and I'd add that I've never stayed in ANY private Park. Most of my camping is free remote boondocking, though sometimes when I have the Grandkids we'll do State Parks for the kid-company.

But after that...frankly, my philosophy is, if I'm going to have to pay motel rates I'd rather stay in a motel!

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I would never prefer to stay in a motel......In fact, on my way down to Florida last winter, I was travelling on a secondary road (not I75) and waited too late to find a cg which were scarce anyway. So ended up pulling into a motel parking lot. Paid for a room, then spent the night in my camper. I know some would say, 'What!', but I'm a senior lady, travelling alone in an unfamiliar place and I want as safe as a place to sleep as I could manage. Besides, my cat was sleeping in the camper...I didn't want him to get lonely. LOL
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In fact N.Y. has started asking for a lot of information. Last time we stayed Maggie had to sign 5 pieces of paper.
LOL I guess we on the west coast are a bit more laid back when it comes to dogs.
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Most cg in New York require a vet statement on their websites as do the border authorities, so I get one every year, the collar tags are not adequate. I have only been asked for them a half dozen times, all on this side of the Mississippi. Plus a lot of cg require your license or car registration at check in to verify the tag info.
Does NY not allow the 3-4 year version of the rabbis vaccination? You would be hard pressed in my area to find a vet who is willing to give a yearly rabbis vaccination version. As the major vet schools these days recommend the longer term vaccination over the 1 year version. The vets here just give you a Rabbis Certificate stating that its good until such and such a date - 3 or 4 years out and the folks at the border are fine with that.

Been asked a number of times for my license but always assumed they were just making sure the credit card used was not stolen.
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I think he was referring to a document that states ALL vaccines are current, not just rabies. That would include leptospirosis, parvovirus, distemper, etc. I get such a statement annually myself, just to be on the safe side. If you take your dog to events where other dogs are present, such as trainings, agility events, dog shows, etc., many times the organizers will require this proof.
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One of the main reasons I've got a Scamp.. no dang hotels/ motels and bugs .. The bed bug issue is a bad one that and fleas let alone what you see with a UV light.
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There were no bugs at this one, but the shower looked like it could use a good cleaning...

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We usually avoid "Resort/Destination/Vacation" c/g's like KOA's, but we once stopped at one near San Diego. We have a giant 13' Hunter pop-up and we usually put up a small pop-tent behind us to put all our extra stuff in for the night. I asked if this would be OK and were told "Sure, but it's $15 extra for a tent + there would have been an additional charge for anyone that dared sleep in said tent. If it was a 30' trailer there would have been no additional charge. BTW: We left
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We usually avoid "Resort/Destination/Vacation" c/g's like KOA's, but we once stopped at one near San Diego. We have a giant 13' Hunter pop-up and we usually put up a small pop-tent behind us to put all our extra stuff in for the night. I asked if this would be OK and were told "Sure, but it's $15 extra for a tent + there would have been an additional charge for anyone that dared sleep in said tent. If it was a 30' trailer there would have been no additional charge. BTW: We left
Cranky old person that I am, I avoid KOA because there are too many things going on and too many kids running around. I like a nice quiet park full of grown-ups.
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I don't see anything THAT out of line with these rules. I've stayed places with similar.

One issue I saw at a park near Chicago was a specific dog breed bans. They claimed it was for insurance reasons. Sad really.

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Hi: All... I still have some traces of distemper. I think I got it from spending too much time in the "Dog House".
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Who says KOA's 'rules' are too confining???

This one is 'local'/N.W' Washington.

" A photo ID is required for registration. The reservation must be in the
name of the person registering.
Special permission is needed to put a tent on a site with your RV at a fee
of $20 per night plus the per person charge.
No firearms or fireworks of any kind allowed in the campground. Violaters
will be asked to leave the park at once without a refund.
No entry into the campground from 11:00PM to 8:30AM.
No more than 6 persons are allowed on a site including day guest.
DAY GUESTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE PARK UNLESS PRE-REGISTERED. NO EXCEPTIONS
GUESTS UNDER THE AGE OF 6 ARE FREE; CHILDREN 6-18 ARE $4.00 PER DAY; ADULTS
ARE $5.00 PER DAY.
CHECK-IN TIME IS 2:00PM. CHECK-OUT TIME IS 11:00AM"

P.S. ...other than this, it IS a nice park!!
Doug, ya koas. Are the last choice for me even though they are "nice" parks.
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I've got strychnine in my veins!


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LOL I guess we on the west coast are a bit more laid back when it comes to dogs.
It would seem so, as I had not even heard of any of this in my travels which so far have only been through Western Canada and Wesernt US.
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I think he was referring to a document that states ALL vaccines are current, not just rabies. That would include leptospirosis, parvovirus, distemper, etc. I get such a statement annually myself, just to be on the safe side. If you take your dog to events where other dogs are present, such as trainings, agility events, dog shows, etc., many times the organizers will require this proof.
Yeah, but most folks now realize that yearly shots are not needed for your dogs, no more than they are for us humans. Our new vet is young, and she is well on board with this idea, and suggests that if desired she could just do a blood test to see how the various immunization levels are.

Anyway, I digress. With border crossings only requiring proof of recent rabies vaccination, you would think the campgrounds would do the same.
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