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Old 09-22-2013, 06:47 AM   #15
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That 10 year old rule is usually written so the resort can refuse entry to beat-up, trashed-out motorhomes. I would offer that in most cases if your coach is in good shape, it won't be a problem. Call first and ask.

I was in a so-called exclusive resort earlier this year next to an older Prevost that I highly doubt has ever been refused entry anywhere.

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by njs42 View Post
I think I know exactly what you mean.

Most camping directories such as Woodalls, Trailer Life etc rate RV "resorts". Woodalls has a one to five star system. It is a pretty good guise to start. We learned early on that we would just look for three star places to stay because we blundered into some really tacky places when we were neophytes. Now we have a list of places we enjoy and since we pretty much stay in the Southwest we go there. You will have the same sort of list soon after you travel a bit.

We have also been fooled on occasion by the ratings, one mans five star is another mans two star etc. Experience counts.

We have stayed at some very nice resorts and so far none has challenged the age of our MH. Of course when we began it was new and even now it looks new so we have not be subjected to any undue scrutiny.

We are not snooty we just know what we prefer. I already spent my time in the sleeping bag on the ground in the tent above the timber line in the snow the rain the hot sun boon docked bushwhacked and head down in the foxhole. Wouldn't trade the memories for anything just do not want to repeat them.

A motor home is as close to camping as my wife wants to get. She calls it an adventure, the three star resorts that is.

Now I just want a nice paved level spot a view of the pool and a relaxing beverage just before a great dinner BBQ by me and fixings prepared by my camp mate and darling wife. No better no worse than anyone around just like what I like and paid the entry fee to get here.

We found ours and soon enough you will find yours.
I respect you for knowing what you want. Like you I been through most of these same experiences, however I still enjoy them once in a while. Everyone has a specific type of campground or resort they like. We like the clean open space small private campgrounds. We don't need or hardly ever use the amenities that are offered at the resort type campgrounds. To each his own, that's what makes the rv world go round.

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Skip Woodalls, I met a couple that was traveling while I was in Biloxi, he inspected and she sold advertising for Woodalls; talk about a conflict! There is no definitive guide for upscale places, but off the top of my head; Bluewater (Key West), Heritage (Foley, AL-and many others in that town), Lake Osprey CC (AL), The Creeks (AR), Treasure Cost (FL), Seasons in the Sun (FL), Emerald Beach (FL), Coastal Resort (GA), Harvest Moon (GA), Whittington Woods (ILL), Double J (Ill), Marion CG (Il), Follow The River (IN), Timberline Valley (IN), Kellog RV/ Best Burgers (IA), Deer Run (IA), Griff's Valley View (IA), Lazy Acres (IA), Deer Creek Valley (KS), Cave Country RV (KY), Red Shoes @ Coushatta (Kinder, LA), Paragon (LA), Riverview (LA), Lamb City (MA), Atlantic Oaks (Cape Cod, MA), Normandy Farms (MA), Moorings (ME), Pumpkin Patch (ME), The Balsams (ME), Chewonki (ME), Bumble Bee (MD), Cherry Hill Park (MD), Duck Creek (MI), Hearthside Grove (MI), Harbortown (MI), Poncho's Pond (MI), Indio Bluffs (MI), Traverse Bay Resort (MI), Camp Faribo (MN), Lebanon Hills (MN), Majestic Oaks (MS), Worlds of Fun (MO), Basswood Resort (MO), Eagle Ridge (MO), Victorian Acres (NE), Timberland (NH), Moose Hillock (NH), Timberlane (NJ), Big Timber (NJ), Riverhurst (NY), Arrowhead Marina (NY), Hickory Ridge RV/Golf (NY), Lake George Ledgeview (NY), Hartwick Highlands (NY), Rip Van Winkle (NY), The Great Outdoors (NC), Tanglewood (NC), Zooland (NC), Four Paws (NC), Lake Norman (NC), Ocean Waves (NC), Peace Valley (NC), Lake Norman (NC), Sycamore Lodge (NC), Trail's End (NC), Cardinal Ridge-an RV & B (NC), Moonshine (NC), Mama Gerties (NC), Baylor Beach (OH), Evergreen Park (OH), Twin Lakes (OH), Streetsboro (OH), Geneva-on-the-Lake (OH), Kalyumet (PA), Bird-in-Hand (PA), Lake in Wood (PA), Flory's (PA), pine Hill (PA), Bass Lake (SC), Oak Plantation (SC), Willow Tree Myrtle Beach (SC), Cane Creek (SC), Caney Creek (TN), Spring Lake (TN), Two Rivers (TN), The Dell (TN), Misty River (TN), Fancy Gap (VA), Candy Hill (VA), Ft. Chiswell (VA), Fries New River (VA), Apple Island (VT), Quechee KOA (VT), Summersville Lake (WV), Bailey's Grove (WI), Dells KOA (WI), Stand Rock (WI), High Pines (WI), and further West; Lazydays (AZ), Rincon East (AZ), Usery Mtn (AZ), The Lakes Chowchilla (CA), Oroville KOA (CA), Ancient Redwoods Resort (CA), JGW (CA), Santee Lakes (CA), Ocean Mesa (CA), San Fransisco RV (CA), Cheyenne St PK, (CO), Blackwell Island (ID), Snake River RV Resort (ID), Stone Ridge Gold (ID), Village of the Trees (ID), Country RV Village (ID), Columbia Falls (MT), Southside (MT), Jim and Mary's (MT), Flathead Rver (MT), Eagle Nest (MT), Las Vegas Motocoach Resort (NV), Terrible's Gold Ranch (NV), Santa FE Skies (NM), American (NM), USA (NM), Hacienda (NM), Lewis and Clark (ND), Cedar Valley RV and Golf (OK), Midway at Coos Bay (OR), Seven Feathers (OR), Premier (OR), sand and Sea (OR), Netarts (OR), Broken Arrow (SD), Big Pine (SD), Elkhorn Ridge (SD), Buckhorn Lake (TX), Marina Bay (TX), Oak Creek (TX), Tha Palms(TX), Bluebonnet(TX), Pony Express (UT), Portal (UT), Zion River (UT), Fidalgo Bay (WA), Forks (WA), Longhorn Ranch (WY), Colter Bay (WY)....now, this is not an exhaustive list, but, merely a place for you to start. If you need more facts about any, google them or look at RV Park Reviews, and see what others think. I remember each of these, have my favs (Bluewater, Colter Bay, Seven Feathers), but think each person needs to judge for themself. Happy and safe motoring!
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SORICOBOB: That's quite a list of parks you've been to and it just reminds us of how everyone is surely different in their tastes, and tha't o.k.

For instance, with our 40' motorhome instead of us staying at Indio Bluffs, Michigan we prefer to stay at Sleeping Bear Dunes Nat'l Lakeshore.

Instead of Colter Bay RV we much prefer Colter Bay campground, right next door.

We'll always choose public parks over private ones. Of course, I see you have a 45' so that makes a difference, too.

Everyone eventually finds the types of parks they enjoy. Happy RVing to all!!!
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:26 AM   #19
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #20
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Not impressed with this. Looked at it and it looks like it is a paid advertisement for "certain" rv resorts. They don't list some of the great places we have stayed. BlueWater Key RV resort to name one. Probably the best resort in the country www.bluewaterkey.net.

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I forgot Polson RV Resort in Mt, and Stonewall in WV, Nemacolin just outside Pittsburgh all three over the top great places

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