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Old 02-08-2019, 06:28 PM   #15
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Buy a cheap screen tent or EZ-Up to pitch and leave it there. That's what we do when we are scouting for campsites. Post your paid receipt on the post and go enjoy your day.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:53 PM   #16
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One trip we left our tow vehicle at home.

Staying in a state park near Mount Baker WA, we paid for our site and left our two folding camping chairs at the site to mark it. When we returned for the night, our chairs were gone. Leaving the next morning we thought it wise to let the camp ground ranger know a thief stole our chairs. He went into his back room, then returned and asked...."Are these them?" It turned out someone thought we were gone for good and turned them in at the ranger's office. Irene and I with egg on our faces, thanked the ranger.

I think a cone stating "Site Paid For" placed on the parking pad is a better idea.

If you leave a chair or item at a campsite for the reason of saving the spot, then pin a note explaining you will be back and date the note.
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I have done the chair. I lke the cone idea.
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This thread has me thinking to make a laminated sign that fastens on top of a cone that indicates "Site Reserved" or similar.
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Carry a cheapy tent and set it up when you are gone. If you are at a pick your spot park this is how you mark it while you go back and check in so it's good to have one on hand anyway.
This seems like the best solution to me. A lot better marker than a lawn chair.
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:15 PM   #20
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This thread has me thinking to make a laminated sign that fastens on top of a cone that indicates "Site Reserved" or similar.
Or maybe "Site Occupied". Otherwise someone might think reserved means you haven't gotten there to claim it yet?
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Bonrea, thanks for asking the question! We usually have a car with us and just leave the motorhome on site...but I don't think we'll have that set up when we go out West next spring, and I've been wondering how to deal with this. I'm kind of hoping we'll start towing our car instead of me just following in the car.
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