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Old 05-29-2012, 01:44 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Recommendations for our first RV trip

Hi: We've decided to rent a Class A before buying and wanted some recommendations on where to go. We live in San Francisco, so we have a multitude of options around us. Ideally, we'd like somewhere we could hike/bike from and we're taking our border collie with us. We'd like a campground that more rural than resort, (we love trees, mountains, lakes and the ocean) but still has some basic amenities. Any of you veteran RV'ers out there have any sage advice?

Also, would you recommend trying one campsite first or is it possible to squeeze a couple in?

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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Hi: We've decided to rent a Class A before buying and wanted some recommendations on where to go. We live in San Francisco, so we have a multitude of options around us. Ideally, we'd like somewhere we could hike/bike from and we're taking our border collie with us. We'd like a campground that more rural than resort, (we love trees, mountains, lakes and the ocean) but still has some basic amenities. Any of you veteran RV'ers out there have any sage advice?

Also, would you recommend trying one campsite first or is it possible to squeeze a couple in?

Cheers!



Here's a great place to start: Recreation.gov

Plug in your zip code, and it'll spit out all the RV capable government campgrounds near you. Have fun!
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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You will probably want to stay at state parks. At least in Washington State they are very nature oriented. I would do my first campout in the driveway. Learn how all systems work, keep a list of items you go into the house for, and write down things you don't understand or don't work. We did first and it helped the mystery in our experiences. California should have a state park website that will allow you to look at different locations. We tend to stay at for 2 to 4 days and then head home. If you are traveling a great distance that will depend on how far you want to drive. Give us more information to assist you.

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Hi, welcome to IRV2.. Enjoy your travels. I am sure you will be wanting to buy your own after you get home. Safe travels.
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Try the KOA at Moss Landing. Right in the middle of Monterey Bay. Really nice place, and not too far from San Francisco for a first time trip.
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