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Old 10-25-2014, 04:54 PM   #1
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Ideas for camping locations

New to rving. Got an 88 class C in great shape. Kids are grown so its just me and the wife going camping but we can't decide the best place to go. We usually can only go camping for one night when we get a chance. Most places seem like a parking lot or its an outdoors area with nothing to do or no wireless or cable. We need to stick close to home due to limited time. Whats some ideas to do if no cable or wireless to use? We are in central MS.

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Old 10-25-2014, 08:59 PM   #2
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Ideas for camping locations

You might want to try the state parks in your area. We enjoy them a lot. As far as no wireless, head down to your neighborhood Walmart and check on a prepaid wireless hotspot. Anywhere you have good cellphone service you can get wireless. Or if you have a smartphone you sometimes you can tether your phone to run as a wi-if for your laptop or I-pad. While you're at Walmart might get a set of horseshoes for when all else fails. Congrats and Good luck with your new RV.

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Old 10-26-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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When I camp, I leave much at home. No internet, forums, TV. Just music, a glass of wine, something to read, walking shoes, yes I am camping in a 30 ft TT with everything. I take the dog for a walk and meet people. If I want things to do, I'll just stay home and work on the the to-do list. Relax and enjoy, welcome here.
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if you have a smart phone with a data plan, most cell carriers allow you to tether your phone as a portable hot spot. The added cost is usually 20.00 a month for an additional 2 gigs of data. If you are computer savy, or know someone who is, you can always root (jailbreak) your phone giving you the ability to tether without the additional charge. We do that all the time and therefore are never dependent on spotty or non existent wifi service.
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Zoom45, how lucky you and your wife are to live in such a great location. Within a couple of hours you have Vicksburg, National forests, state parks, the Natchez Trace, rivers, lakes. I like to have internet access when I go camping, but it is just to check messages, not for entertainment. My location is my entertainment. Hiking, star gazing, walking the dogs, camp fires, cooking outside, smores, bike riding. That is why I go camping. Happy trails.


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We really enjoy a casino, theres one by us (80 miles 1way)
S-T 23 bucks
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Includes elec, water sewer hook ups
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Plentiful walking on asphalt streets. Or bike riding or just sit and enjoy the scenery.
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I would think state parks would be worth checking out. Not having an rv very long myself, but have vacationed at Ky state parks and rv sites looked very well kept. plan on checking out those in near future. Not much experience yet with hot spots for phones/computers and such. Don't have a smart phone ,but plan on getting one just for gps features.

Anyone have any thoughts or opinions on beach sites on Ga, Carolina, and Va. shores?
Hoping to make a first retirement trip to east coast early March. Wife is dreaming of oceanside rv camping. Any such sites out there available?

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