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Old 01-14-2020, 09:36 AM   #1
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Here are examples of the power pedestals at Bolsa Chica State Beach just north of Huntington Beach. The first photo shows that the receptacles had no cover at all, exposing them completely to the ocean moisture. The second shows the obvious. I don't want to start a discussion about California's management of all its revenues. Just wanted to share my disgust.
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I bet the local TV stations and newspaper would be interested in those pics. I would not connect my coach to those boxes and I certainly would not pay for electricity that is not safe to use.
I would also write reviews with pics on ParkAdvisor, RVParky and any other site that RVers rely on in choosing a campground.
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It made me appreciative of our Progressive EMS. I held my breath when I flipped the breaker on. Oh yes, that spot was $65 @ day and it is quite difficult to find an open date. There are very few state parks in the state, let alone on the coast that have RV spots with hookups (never sewer).
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I bet the local TV stations and newspaper would be interested in those pics. I would not connect my coach to those boxes and I certainly would not pay for electricity that is not safe to use.
I would also write reviews with pics on ParkAdvisor, RVParky and any other site that RVers rely on in choosing a campground.
People are living on the streets in tents. If they don't report on that, why would the local TV report on rusty power posts.
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I will certainly not defend the California State Parks System for the condition of those posts, but I will offer a possible explanation.

It appears that all three posts may have has something attached to the top that has since been removed, possibly a light. The rust and open holes mark the position of the removed fixtures. I would guess that all wiring within the post is continuous and sheathed or in conduit that terminates in the attached box on the front of the post. I would also guess that water inside the post would not pose a danger nor compromise the electrical connections within the weatherproof box.

Ugly? Yes. Dangerous or compromised? I don't believe so. But when in doubt, move on.
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Okay I'll move on too. There were never lights on these pedestals. It is pure and simple neglect. Open receptacles with no cover? Not even up to CA's strict building codes for an outside receptacle. So if someone has their reservation and that is their spot, do they just move on too? I doubt very much that you would let your RV receptacle at your home disintegrate to this extent and just hope that everything would be okay for the safety of your coach.
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It's sad to see the need for upgrade and replacement in state parks.

Is California still suffering from financial problems?

We were along the coast on the PCH and a number of the state parks were mothballed because of lack of money we were told.

Maybe the camping fees are not going to the specific parks or ?

I hope things get better as we do plan to return in the future.

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California ranks 42nd among the 50 US states.
Pretty close to the bottom, being the 5th largest economy.

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People are living on the streets in tents. If they don't report on that, why would the local TV report on rusty power posts.
Who says they don't report on that? Local Denver stations report on the homeless situation several times a day.
I have several years experience dealing with the media primarily in San Diego county so I learned pretty well what they are interested in reporting and under what circumstances.
It helps a great deal for the person trying to sell a story to put an effort in to making the story sound interesting. Reporters are always up against a deadline so the more of the ground work you can do for them and the more facts and corroborating evidence you can give them the better your chances of getting a story favorable to your viewpoint on the air or in print.
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It's sad to see the need for upgrade and replacement in state parks.

Is California still suffering from financial problems?

We were along the coast on the PCH and a number of the state parks were mothballed because of lack of money we were told.

Maybe the camping fees are not going to the specific parks or ?

I hope things get better as we do plan to return in the future.

Happy Glamping.
https://lao.ca.gov/Publications/Report/3896 Nope, they say they have quite a bit of money built up. Not that reason for this. I do know that there have not been any camping state parks built in CA since the early 1970s.
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Earl II did you report it to the campground office and, if so, what was their reply?
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Earl II did you report it to the campground office and, if so, what was their reply?
There were camp hosts on both ends of this pretty small RV area. Don't know if you have ever been to this one but it is pretty small. These camp hosts stay at this RV area for months at a time. It was almost this bad last year. Answering your question directly- no, I did not. The only improvement that was done since last year was a new fence erected to replace the falling apart chain link between the camp area and the Pacific Coast Highway walking/biking trail.
Just to add, I have emailed the CA state parks in the past and asked direct questions regarding the issue of its RV camp areas. The reply I got was to read their web site.
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As a (until last year) lifelong CA resident, I can only say:

It’s California, Babee!

We are expecting to welcome out-of-state visitors this summer and are fearful of showing them the sad condition of our state. Infrastructure of all types is deteriorating.
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These camp hosts stay at this RV area for months at a time.
It's unfortunate you didn't talk to the camp hosts. Obviously, they had no problems and perhaps they could have offered answers as to if anyone ever had problems.
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