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Old 03-03-2012, 08:54 AM   #15
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We have found that if we have a place that we think is a must stay(such as a national park campground that has limited space for our size MH) it is wise to make the reservation. The biggest problem with that is it puts you on a schedule that must be kept or you may end up paying for something you did not use. Beyond that the only problems we have had more than once was trying to stay at a CC that is accomadating a rally and they are fully booked. Usually we can still find spots nearby.
Also stopping at 2:30 in the afternoon will get you a spot quicker than if you pull in at 7PM. Of course there is "almost" always Wally World. Trying to stay at a "popular" vacation spot or a spring break location without reservations could be a problem as well.

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:23 PM   #16
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We have made trips in the past that were structured and booked with hard time tables and we've made trips where we had locations booked to eventually hit with a 2 or 3 weeks window in between. The later was much more enjoyable, we always found places to stay, some we intend on returning to, if we found no place there was always the rest stop, or Wal mart. We made it both ways but for us the wandering was the pleasure, seeing and being in new places, unknown places, some we stayed at for 2 or 3 days. So you'd have to anwser that one your self. Are you structured or are you a wanderer?

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Old 04-13-2012, 10:48 PM   #17
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My wife and I are looking for our first DP, and becoming fulltimers. I'm reading alot about stopping at various campgrounds for 1-2 days. What's does it cost to stay at a campground? Just an average.Thanks, John/Jackie
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Campground prices will vary by location, time of season and what they offer. I would venture to say your average campgrounds will cost anywhere from $20 to $50 per night.

Check out Woodall's and they will give you a list of campgrounds, what they offer and their prices.

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My wife and I are looking for our first DP, and becoming fulltimers. I'm reading alot about stopping at various campgrounds for 1-2 days. What's does it cost to stay at a campground? Just an average.Thanks, John/Jackie
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #19
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We only make reservations when:
We are going to an event - like Balloon Fiesta or Engineer's Day at Soo Locks.
We are going to a know crowded location like a desirable national park.
We are going to be somewhere special at a special day - like 4th of July or Labor Day.
Other than that, we have never.
We did on a couple of occasions, one time they took our deposit by CC and when we got there the park was closed and there was nobody to call so no water or power, another time, the park was not accessible from the address listed on the website. We travel in a good old self-contained coach, and those two pretty much made us Wally campers from then on. I've never written to thank them.


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