About Howard Jaros

Full Timers for the past 9 years. In addition to my full time RV living website, I operate an RV inspection/teaching business for the NRVIA from my RV home. This is leading to more travel. So, as we are about we will share our RV park experiences as much as we have time for. yourfulltimervliving.com

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

J.B.'s RV Park & Campground, Benton, Arkansas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here for an overnight stay to get off the road during an excessive heat spell. There are a few sites that are reserved for transients that are passing through the area. Best to call ahead if you are planning to stop here. We used the 30 amp electric/water site and just used electric. The park was adequate for what we needed. We would normally boondock on a travel day like we had, but it was too hot to do so. We camped at J.B.'s RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is a truck stop nearby if needed. We stopped at the Pilot just north of the campground right off I-30.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Prospectors RV Resort, Canon City, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for a week to teach a morning session of an NRVIA sponsored event. The folks at the campground are relatively new managers of the park and were very accommodating. We enjoyed the close proximity to the Royal Gorge Bridge Park. We camped at Prospectors RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The Royal Gorge Bridge Park is a must see! https://yourfulltimervliving.com/royal-gorge-bridge-park

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Town & Country Camping & RV Park, Sikeston, Missouri

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for a one night stay. We were passing through the area. This was a perfect place for a one night stay while traveling I-57 to I-55 through MO. We camped at Town & Country Camping & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Elkhart Co. / Middlebury Exit KOA, Middlebury, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We came to visit friends and participate in Corgi Palooza. We only needed water and electric, no sewer, so we took advantage of the special for this type of site. The site was a back-in but we were allowed to pull through another site to get parked. The owner and her son are very accommodating! They have very cute Corgis too! We camped at Elkhart Co. / Middlebury Exit KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Shipshewana Campground - South Park, Shipshewana, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here a month for teaching NRVIA classes, factory tours, and other RV educational activities. THe park is very close to the town of Shipshewana, the weekly flea market, the grapevine bike trail, and eating opportunities which are why many come to town. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
124
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA, Pueblo, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We were at Pueblo South KOA for an NRVIA Advanced RV Inspectors Training class. We stayed a week at a group rate. The owner and office manager were most helpful in making our stay enjoyable for us and our fellow inspectors! We had a site on the end of a row with a beautiful view of the southwest view of the mountain range. We camped at Pueblo South / Colorado City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Bakersfield RV Resort, Bakersfield, California

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for to teach a morning NRVIA session a 5-day RV Maintenance Tech Course and to teach a 5-day NRVAI advanced RV inspector training class. We were granted use of their rally facility which was adequate for our needs. While there the temperatures hit 103 degrees so the park management allowed us to use an air conditioned room to help the RV inspectors not melt. LOL We would stay again if traveling through the area. We camped at Bakersfield RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
54
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort, Salem, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on business doing a morning training session for the NRVIA for a 5-day RV maintenance tech course. The facility is very well manicured and services are nicely placed for easy access. We camped at Hee Hee Illahee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
51
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

For those that are so inclined, there is a Harbor Freight Store about a half mile from the RV park. We had some occasions to eat out with the students and found eateries nearby for whatever type of food we wanted. Izzy's Pizza was pretty good. It was about two and a half miles from the RV park.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Emerald Valley RV park, Jefferson, Oregon

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for five nights to teach an NRVIA advanced RV inspector training class. The park manager was very helpful in securing us a spot to have the class when other RV parks in the Salem area would not. This facility worked perfectly for our needs and we enjoyed our stay. We would return if in the area again. We camped at Emerald Valley RV park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There is not much in the local area, but one of our RV inspectors found an Italian Restaurant in a nearby town called Mangiare in Independence, OR. It's in a quaint little town where they said you would not expect to find good Italian food.

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Campbell Cove RV Resort, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

We were traveling through Lake Havasu headed to I-40 and decided to stop for a few days and enjoy the area. We are Passport America members so we chose this park because of the discount program and rate of $21/nt plus tax. At check-in, we were very impressed with the courteous manner in which we were treated and also given a double site for no extra charge to accommodate our RV and trailer. The sites are close together but that did not matter to us as we were there to visit the area, not sit in the RV. We camped at Campbell Cove RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
82 - 92
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The London Bridge and adjoining sites are 2 miles away and there are lots of water activities to enjoy. We rented a kayak and cruised the river. There is a Mexican restaurant a short walk from the park that has good weekly specials.

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides, Stable and Campground, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for three nights on the PA rate of $20 per night plus tax. There are sixteen sites that are staggered back to back with a road that surrounds the sites. The roads are sandy gravel. All sites have 30 and 50 amp, water and sewer. Services were adequate. No cable, unable to pickup wifi and used PCB over the air TV stations. This location is at the back of the horse stables facility off of Cty Rd 393 between US Hwy 98 and 30A. Close to the beach and a quiet location. The usual long-termers were occupying half the sites. For $20/nt this was fine. We would not pay $40. We camped at Arnett's Gulfside Trail Rides, Stable and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

From our RV site to the beach was 1.3 miles, and we walked there. There are places to visit along 30A.

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Twin Lakes Camp Resort, Defuniak Springs, Florida

Date of Stay: January, 2017 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We have spent many visits at this park's sister resort, Camp Gulf. The owner and managers have been working on this park for two years to bring it up to Camp Gulf's standards. This is a beautiful location in a peaceful location out of town, but only eight miles with easy access. We were there to teach an advanced RV inspector training class, as we will be in February and March. The clubhouse was perfect for our needs! The facilities are brand new, the sites are concrete with services on either side so you can choose which way you want to park and have services where you need them. Most sites have a great view of the lakes and many are lakeside. The managers are most helpful in working with is to make our event a success! We camped at Twin Lakes Camp Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
T11
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart was six miles from the campground and other amenities are nearby in town. When entering the campground, there is a gate that needs a gate code. That will be on your reservation confirmation when it is emailed to you.

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Suwannee River Rendezvous, Mayo, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We heard about this park at the Tampa RV Supershow and received some show special rates that we wanted to take advantage of while passing through the area as we were headed to the Florida panhandle. We used a combination of show specials and Passport America to reduce our nightly rate. It was one of the nicer Passport America parks we found in the area. Everything else was older and did not have great reviews. The owner purchased this park seven years ago and started a new big rig area four years ago. He is very agreeable and there to serve! The park is just a mile and a half north of Florida State Hwy 20, so it is easy in and easy out with no tree worries. This is extremely big rig friendly!! There are pull-through sites and back-in sites. If you want a pull-through site just ask. Since most of the services are relatively new there were no issues with them. The sites are roomy and some even have little areas that are covered by four posts and a metal roof. We camped at Suwannee River Rendezvous in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
126
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Mayo, Florida is in the middle of nowhere, but there is a Walmart and such about thirty minutes from the RV park. The older portion of the RV park is right on the Suwannee River. You can rent canoes and kayaks to traverse the river. There is also Convict Springs right by the river. When we were there the river had overflowed into the springs but it looked like it would be inviting when the river settles. There is a restaurant right on the property that is open later in the week.

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort, Bradenton, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

The check-in experience was good. We were shown sites that we could choose from. Since we were using the Passport America discount of $18.50 per night, we had to stay in the standard sites right next to I-75. It was noisy with the constant traffic day and night. The site was asphalt but it is very aged and crumbled. Electric, water, and sewer service was fine. There are some nicer sites on the north side of the resort that surround the lake. It is a little quieter in those locations too. We camped at Winter Quarters Manatee RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5008
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

If you like a true NYC deli, visit Sol's NYC Deli in Sarasota. It is at the intersection of Washington and Main in downtown Sarasota. The cheesecake is the best anywhere!!!

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 14

Orange Harbor Co-op, Fort Myers, Florida

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on the Passport America weekly rate of $120. This is south Florida at the end of the snowbird season. The rate is only good for a one week stay. We stayed here to be near North Trail RV in order to do an RV inspection for a client. Things got pushed back so we had to stay here two weeks. The park manager honored the PA rate for the second week! Awesome customer service!! This RV park is located at the back of the park in its own area. Dogs are allowed in the park area but not anywhere else. The rest of the place is park models. The sites are nice, rocks and shells with a big concrete patio. The rest is well-maintained grass. The park is nice. We will return if we have need to be in this area. We camped at Orange Harbor Co-op in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1235
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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