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Old 10-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #29
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I think I want to repeat this one. Please all campground owners, have more than "hook" in the shower stall. Last night here at Mohican State Park, I found myself with a small bench / wet bench and one tiny hook on the wall. Three hooks ( two one the wall and one on the back of the door ) would do the trick.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:19 PM   #30
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I like a place on the water, as for the campground itself:

F.H.U>- including water, power and sewer.

Trees, but far enough away so you can drive in and out and park your rig without scraping it up.

Free WiFi is nice but not absolutely necessary.

Close to town is nice, and water access with a marina and launch ramp.
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Old 10-17-2011, 09:50 PM   #31
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what makes it a place we like....
1. space; sites that NOT on top of one another - we don't need tons of room, but at least being able to put out the awning and the slides
2. location; far enough from the freeway BUT not a major drive away from civilization
3. quite; observing quite hours (and not 'party central')
4. cost; don't need amenities like a pool, washroom, laundry room, etc.
5. well maintained; neat, cheerful, clean
6. dog friendly; zoey & lucy need to feel welcome

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Old 10-17-2011, 10:36 PM   #32
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I have a nice-sized gym bag that I carry in when I use CG or Truck Stop showers; Rubber bottom, packed with my sundries and clothing, towels, LYSOL, Flip-Flops and an inexpensive over-the-door hanger with 3 hooks on it.
A couple of local CGs here have spaces that alternate with the next row, so it still maximizes space, but nobody is so close as to be uncomfortable.
Quiet to me is important, but only after 11 or so; I'm all for having a good time, but that party stuff should be left for the group CGs. I have found that the CGs that are farther from town, in many cases, have less partiers in them and are quieter, and one owner told me that it was because they were farther from the beer... Made sense to me!
Level, no mud, and most definitely some kind of dog run are high up there with me. I have a bum leg, of sorts, and I'm not real fond of uneven ground, lol,
There are several Branson-area CGs that I visit regularly, and wherever I stay, I make time to talk to the staff on a friendly basis, long before any complaints come up. That I am there often doesn't hurt my credibility, either, when things do come up, and more often than not they go out of their way to take care of my issues.
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:23 PM   #33
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Price is relative. I am willing to pay more for a nicer place to stay. I do use Passport America, Good Sam and FMCA discounts when I can get them.

Must Haves:
FHU
Reliable 50 Amp service
Sewer connection lower than my rig's connection
Trees, don't care if they block my sat dish, haven't used it yet. Not even sure if it works
Dog run
Level site
Room for 4 slides and awning on a 40' rig
Far enough from the interstate that I don't feel like I am parked in a rest area but not so far I have to hire a guide to get there
Pet friendly

Nice but not a deal breaker:
Landscaping
Friendly and knowledgable staff
Signage on the road to get me there
Paved sites, small pea gravel is fine
WiFi
Garbage pick up
Common area
Fire rings
CG store for incidentals
Pull through sites
Security
Propane filling station
Rig washing area

Dislikes:
Loud noise during quiet time
Mud
Poor maintenance of grounds or facilities

Doesn't Matter:
Restrooms and showers, prefer my own otherwise I'd just stay in a motel
Cable TV
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Things we look for:
Large lots (hate going out the front door and looking into neighbors window)
Pool or water of some type
Shade
Cleanliness (lots, bathrooms etc.)
Family orientated
Cable is nice but not always needed
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #35
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It depends on whether I am camping or just a stop off the road for the night. Besides what everyone else already listed,
Office hours later than 5pm! Not everyone parks at 3 we like to travel in lighter traffic
1pm checkouts not 11am this is not a hotel lots to pack up
quiet and safe with staff on site all night,
landscaping (love to see flowers!)
friendly, no lists of don'ts-some have clever ways of mentioning the rules-sounds reasonable to follow for everyones comfort.
Advice for area and travel routes.
Good price-like to find nice Passport America parks
We like sites that are placed on an angle for easy back ins, sites that are all straight to the road are a pain....
Wide unobstructed sites
If WiFi is listed it should be free no surprises or extra charges
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We like sites that are placed on an angle for easy back ins, sites that are all straight to the road are a pain....
Wide unobstructed sites
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Amen!
One of the advantages of Google Earth is that I can look up a campground and see the real layout and zoom in for a better view than most CG websites offer.
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