QUOTE(kenpatriot @ Aug 3 2008, 05:19 PM)
If I could make a general comment about this forum's submitted camptround reviews - I really don't know what to make of some of the reviewers. Some of the nicest campgrounds I've been to usually get the poorest reviews due reasons such as: poor satellite reception, slow wifi connections, no 50 amp service, or - my favorite - "our 40-foot motor home could barely negotiate the campground road". If you are camping in a huge motorhome, and just sit in it, in the a/c watching satellite tv or surfing the internet - SHOULDN'T YOU BE IN A HOTEL ?? Why are you camping?? I camp in a pop-up, not because I can't afford something bigger, but because it offers the closest experience to a tent without sleeping on the ground. And my idea of a great campground is one that doesn't look like a campground at all, but rather, looks like just the middle of the woods. This would mean a number of things that get criticized by some of the "campers" on this forum: i.e., far distances to the restroom, "poor" lighting (I hate streetlights or any outside lights in a campground), and - heaven forbid - unlevel campsites. Whatever your point of view, the reviews would be more helpful if they generaly DESCRIBED the campground, instead of just listing a number of things the reviewer didn't like about the campground.
Yup, we drive our 42' "hotel". I want to know if I'm gonna lose a $20K paint job because they don't trim the trees. I NEED WiFi, because that's how we pay our bills. I NEED 50 amps to run all of the fancy stuff my coach has. I WANT to know how good the cable/sat. is so I can TiVo my shows. We're on the road 6-7 months a year, and are considering going full time next year. After I got out of the MARINE CORPS, I swore I would never sleep in a tent again. So far I've kept my promise to myself. Now, do you full time in your pop-up, or just use it a few times a year ? Makes a big difference on how you interperate these reviews, on this site. Robbie P.S. You don't "camp" in a 42' MH, you enjoy life to the fullest !! P.P.S. Try leveling a 42' coach, on a site thats not level, so you can get your fridge to work.