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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Hollywood RV Park(formerly Balboa RV Park), Van Nuys, California

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

The name of the park has been changed to Hollywood RV Park effective January 1st, 2018. We stayed for two weeks. The weekly rate was $375 plus 14% tax (yes - 14% tax - California is crazy!). Our average all-in cost was $61.07/night. The reservation process was easy; check-in friendly and efficient. We were escorted to our site in the "back lot" which is basically an asphalt area with several 50amp/water hookups (no sewer). We knew in advance we would be there but it was the holiday season and we were glad to get in. Honey wagon service is available for free as needed and the maintenance guy was super nice and always helpful. Because the regular sites are fairly small/tight (most are not big rig size), we were quite happy to be in the back lot with some extra space. Satisfactory Verizon cell, Verizon Mifi and DirecTV signals. We did not try CG wifi so can't comment on that. The office was able to receive shipments which we appreciated. Although the CG backs to Van Nuys airport, it wasn't too noisy during the day and it was quiet at night. The location suited us because it allowed us to spend time with family. It's close to the 405 and 101 and there are lots of conveniences nearby including an In-N-Out Burger 1/2 mile away. The CG is well-managed and clean. Big laundry room with numerous machines and a large folding area. $1.00 wash and 75 cents dry (although you might need to run the dryer twice depending on what you're drying). Security at night is very attentive to vehicles entering the park. We met the owner who is actively involved in day-to-day operations. They have many long term tenants and the park is nearly full at all times. Reserve ahead if you can. If we need to be in the area, we would be happy to stay again. We camped at Hollywood RV Park(formerly Balboa RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Back Lot
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

One small block North on Balboa (same side of street) is a combo cross-fit gym and pilates studio. Highly recommend. You can walk there in 5 minutes. We had a plumbing issue. The CG office recommended a mobile repair guy named Steve who was awesome - excellent communication, arrived on-time, fixed the problem and was reasonably priced.

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Dockweiler RV Park, Playa del Rey, California

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 21 nights in the back row. We paid $55/night plus a one-time $10 reservation fee. There is no tax. Hook-ups worked well. Did not use the restrooms/showers so can't comment on that. There is wifi but, we were told, you have to be very close (maybe within 3 sites) to the office in order to get it. Verizon cell and Verizon Mifi signals were terrible. Open sky for good satellite signal. This is not our first time in this park so we knew what we were getting into. It's a love/hate situation. We love the location - close to the beach, bike path and family in South Bay. We hate the location - extremely tight sites, extremely loud planes and extremely fragrant sewer plant. This stay we had the added excitement of having a neighbor clip our motorhome along with ensuing drama (he wouldn't give us his name and his rig didn't have a license plate - you get the gist). There aren't many choices if you want to stay in Los Angeles. Buyer beware. We camped at Dockweiler RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
87
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The back row of the CG is slightly elevated and the least expensive. In the winter when the sand berm is up, the back row might have the best view while offering the best price.

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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Tucson / Lazydays KOA, Tucson, Arizona

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

We stayed 7 nights and selected the least expensive option. The cost was $47.95 per night less 10% discount for KOA ValueKard plus 50 cent AZ Occupancy Tax plus 12% tax. Our average cost all-in per night was $48.85. The reservation process is always easy with KOA. CG staff is super friendly including office staff and maintenance/grounds crew. Everyone always has ready a smile and a wave. All hook-ups worked perfectly. Satisfactory signals for Verizon cell, Verizon mifi and DirecTV. They offer trash pick-up at the site and they are very diligent about it. You never see trash bags waiting for pick-up. They have a great mailroom for receiving packages. They also VERY KINDLY received a perishable item for us, called us to let us know it arrived and put it in their refrigerator until we picked it up (and it was not a small box!). Sites are a decent size and most have a fruit tree - some even have little yards or patios with built in fireplaces. Lots of amenities - pools, jacuzzi, small fitness room, games, pond, large dog park, etc. Bath house is clean with big showers and awesome water pressure. The entire CG is impeccably clean. For walkers/runners - the widest possible circumference inside the CG is .8 miles. The CG offers inexpensive, outdoor RV storage with power hook up (not to be confused with their normal campground sites). This enabled us to fly out of Tucson for Thanksgiving knowing our RV was in a safe place. Overall this is a very pleasant place to be. We will be back. We camped at Tucson / Lazydays KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1619
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Tucson Tamale Co has great tamales! Eat in AND take some home. They have them frozen and they keep very well. We boarded our cat with Guadalupe Veterinary Clinic for $20/day. Very kind staff. The Loop is a 131 mile dedicated bike path circling Tucson. Ride your bike to the exit by Lazydays RV and turn right on Irvington. You can't miss it. Relatively flat.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

City of Rocks State Park, Faywood, New Mexico

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed three nights in an "Electric Site" (E-08) which included 30amp plus water (no sewer). The cost was $14/night plus a $12 Transaction Fee from ReserveAmerica. Our average cost all-in was $18/night. This is a beautiful area with great boondocking options for smaller rigs. Although we had a traditional campsite, we absolutely loved the park. We had a wonderful view of the rocks through our windshield as well as through virtually every window. Our campsite had plenty of space both in width and length (you don't have to unhook your toad unless you want to take it somewhere). Access roads and interior roads are big rig friendly. Our neighbors, camp hosts and CG staff were all lovely. The bathroom/showers in the visitor center are okay. Private shower stalls require you to push a button which gives water for 5 seconds so you have to keep pressing again and again in an effort to obtain a continuous stream. Having said that, the water is warm and there is decent water pressure. We received satisfactory signals for Verizon cell, Verizon wifi and DirecTV. Expect fabulous sunrises and sunsets plus a dark sky excellent for stargazing. You'll want to spend your days outside walking, hiking, biking and climbing on the rocks. It's a pleasant place to be and the price is right! City of Rocks is a solid 30 miles from the 10 frwy (Deming) but it's a very easy drive - pretty much 65 mph the whole way with virtually no vehicles in either direction. We reserved six weeks in advance which got us a 30 amp site. The CG was full the weekend we stayed which also happened to be Veteran's Day weekend. We look forward to returning one day and hope to stay longer next time! We camped at City of Rocks State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E08
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We had a late lunch at Alisa's House of Pies in Deming. The food and pies are delicious. Alisa and her husband, Curtis, are hands-on owners, chefs and bakers. It was a delicious meal and we enjoyed chatting with Alisa and Curtis.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA), Van Horn, Texas

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

We stayed one night. Paid $36 with no additional fees or taxes. Price was $40 less 10% Good Sam discount. Reservation process was simple - just called a day ahead. Check-in was easy and efficient. We were given a nice long pull-through so we didn't have to un-hook our toad. All hook-ups worked perfectly. Received satisfactory Verizon cell, Verizon Mifi and DirecTV signals. Easy off/on the 10 freeway with a Pilot right there. CG is far enough away from highway so that you don't hear it. There are mountain views in nearly every direction which is very pretty. The couple who own it are friendly and helpful. We did not try the cafe. We found this to be a nice, safe stop at a fair price. We would definitely be happy to stay here again when passing through the area. We camped at Van Horn RV Park (formerly Van Horn KOA) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F-8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Monahans Sandhills State Park, Monahans, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 2 nights as a break during our TN to CA trek. We paid $15 per night plus $4 per person per day (2 people). Total was $23/night. That's a bargain in our book! There were no additional fees or taxes. Yes - the campground is basically a long skinny parking lot with parallel parking but you're parking in the midst of really cool sand dunes. From Site #5, we had views of the sand dunes from our windshield and all windows on our passenger side. We thought it was pretty neat - not something you see everyday and certainly not what you'd expect to see in the middle of West Texas. Hook-ups worked perfectly. Bathrooms and showers were clean. The dump station has good access even for big rigs towing. Our site was plenty big for our 40' motorhome plus Jeep. We felt even a 45' rig with tow could have fit as well. We un-hooked our toad so we had optimal maneuverability to get into our site. However, it's feasible you wouldn't have to un-hook at all. We were not the only 40' MH with toad in the CG. Suggest arriving early for best site selections (size and hook-ups). We did not make an advance reservation. We rolled in about 3pm on a Tuesday. It seemed the CG was generally empty until 3-4pm but full by nightfall. We felt this was a great stop for a couple of nights while traversing West TX and enjoyed playing on the dunes. Kids would LOVE it! We could not hear any highway noise. There is a very dim sound of trains in the distance. It's hard to imagine it would be loud enough to disturb anyone. We camped at Monahans Sandhills State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a fun and different type of stop. The price is reasonable. It's way better (quieter and safer) than a Walmart or a Rest Stop.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Texan RV Ranch, Mansfield, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 2 nights. Normal rate is $45 but received 10% off with Good Sam discount. There is no additional tax or fees. Nightly rate came to $40.50. Reservation process was easy. Check-in was fast and efficient. We were led to our site by staff in a golf cart and assisted with parking (not that you need it on a pull-thru but it was still a very nice gesture). Site was gravel, level and clean. All hook-ups worked perfectly. We did not use wifi so can't comment on that. We received satisfactory DirecTV, Verizon cell and Verizon Mifi signals. We were able to exit our site with our toad hooked up. There is plenty of space to get around within the campground. The staff was great and even gave us leftover Halloween candy (a big hit with the DH!). All of the neighbors we encountered were friendly. It was safe, quiet and exactly what we needed for a short stay. The office includes a convenience store that is very well stocked including a surprising selection of wine and cold beer. If in the area, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Texan RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D-2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Graceland RV Park & Campground, Memphis, Tennessee

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

We stayed 3 nights. Rate is $36.90/night plus 14% tax came to total nightly rate of $42.07. Reservation process was easy. Check in was fast and efficient. Office person gave us good information (verbal plus hand-outs) to help us plan our stay. We arrived at our assigned site and didn't think we'd get a sat signal due to trees. We called the office and the staff person was very sweet and helpful and immediately gave us another site. All hook-ups worked well. We received satisfactory DirecTV, Verizon cell and Verizon Mifi signals. Interior roads might be tight for a big rig. We unhooked our toad at the entrance gate (which we pretty much always do) and, when it was time to leave, pulled out of our site to the interior (straight) road to hook back up. That way we had a simple path to the exit. The CG was quiet and we felt safe. Neighbors were friendly. The location to Graceland can't be beat. We felt it was a fair campsite at a fair price and overall were happy with our choice. If we returned to Memphis, we'd evaluate all options first but would be willing to stay here again (especially if we wanted to go to Graceland again). We camped at Graceland RV Park & Campground 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
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Had an excellent experience with nearby TAG Truck Center which is a Freightliner service center. They even worked with our extended warranty provider. Enjoy the pink cadillac limousine service and delicious BBQ at Marlowe's. Graceland is crazy-expensive. Resign yourself and get the most out of it. Peabody ducks are so cute. The hotel makes a fun ceremony out of it. Catch the free shuttle from Graceland to Peabody and Beale Street.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Safe Harbor RV Resort at Elm Hill, Nashville, Tennessee

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

We stayed for two weeks. The weekly rate is a relatively good value when compared to the daily rate. We really wanted an "A Site" but, due to their being at peak occupancy, we ended up with 6 nights at an A Site (#13) and 8 nights at a D Site (#67). We were charged as if the entire stay was a D Site which was extremely nice of them. It's worth noting there is no tax added to the posted rates.

The reservation process is easy. They collect a 50% upfront deposit which is a bit steep. Check-in is fast and efficient. Staff is very friendly. We were able to have packages delivered. All hook-ups worked perfectly. We did not use CG wifi or cable so can't comment on that. Received satisfactory Verizon cell, Verizon Mifi and DirecTV signals. Trash is picked up at the site each morning.

Even though our D Site wasn't on the water, we still had lake views from nearly every window. We really love this campground; basically we love everything about it. Yes: turns can be tricky in a big rig but it's do-able. There are plenty of big rigs in here. The views are lovely and the location provides good access to all things Nashville (Grand Ole Opry, Hermitage, downtown, etc). This is our second stay and we're already talking about when we can go back.

Here is a tip if arriving for the first time. Assuming you are coming from the 40 on Bell Road, you will see a "Safe Harbor" sign on your left which is associated with the marina. The sign is white with a navy blue "S". This is NOT your turn. If you go another 1/4 mile, you'll see a second "Safe Harbor" sign which IS your turn. For the correct turn, you'll notice that the entrance road has an immediate (small) hill whereas the first turn into the marina is flat. If you see the small hill, you'll know that's your turn. Our Apple GPS had it right by directing us to the second/correct turn but, of course, you're always leery about passing an entrance by mistake. Hope that is useful. We camped at Safe Harbor RV Resort at Elm Hill in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Ryman Auditorium has an interesting history, cleverly produced intro movie and great displays with excellent explanations. We felt the extra expense was worthwhile for the guided tour but you will enjoy it either way. You can drive to the Music City Bikeway trailhead at the dam and ride for miles along the river with no cars. Alternatively you can walk/run/walk your dog on the path. There's a huge dog park there as well. It's fabulous. Highly recommend!

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Follow the River RV Resort, Florence, Indiana

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

We stayed 3 nights. Paid $38/night plus 5% tax. Total was $39.80/night. Reservation process was quick and easy. We had to change our dates after making our initial reservation. The staff was very helpful and made the change for us without drama. Check-in was fast and efficient. Our site was spacious and level. All hook-ups worked perfectly. We were able to obtain Verizon cell, Verizon Mifi and DirecTV signals. We didn't have much time to explore CG amenities but did enjoy a few walks around the park. It is clean, safe, quiet, well-maintained and, quite simply, it is a very nice place to be. Fellow campers were friendly. If we returned to the area, we would definitely stay here again. We camped at Follow the River RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We visited Creation Museum one day and Ark Encounter the next. I really think you need about 3/4 of a day for each to take it all in (as opposed to trying to do both in one day). You can buy a combined ticket at a discount (although it's still quite expensive). Recommend buying your ticket online ahead of time to avoid waiting in line. Both museums have food/snacks for a reasonable price.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Shipshewana Campground - South Park, Shipshewana, Indiana

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 5 nights. We paid $44/night plus 7% tax. With tax, avg rate was $47.08/night. Other reviewers describe this campground well. The online reservation process is easy. Check-in is efficient. The campground is big-rig friendly. All hook-ups worked perfectly. Verizon cell, Verizon mifi and DirecTV signals were good. There seemed to be an abundance of flies which was a bit annoying. CG wifi didn't work well for us. We were able to receive packages. The office staff was terrific. One of our packages arrived after we left and the staff forwarded it to us. This was way beyond the call of duty and we greatly appreciated it. This is our second stay and won't be our last. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ben's Soft Pretzels are the BEST! We stock up, store them individually in ziplocs and freeze them to reheat later. It works great. Ride the Pumpkinvine Trail from the CG. Go North on 5 (right turn out of CG), West on 250 (left turn) and then North on 850 (your first right). Hop on the trail and go as far as you'd like. It's safe, fairly flat and beautiful - no cars - just farmland, cows, horses, etc. Enjoy!!

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Maywood Community (55+ park), Chesterland, Ohio

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

We stayed 9 nights. We paid $20/night plus 6.75%. Avg nightly rate came to $21.35. The reservation process was easy. Check-in is easy with the envelope on the door. Our site was level and all hook-ups worked perfectly. We had solid Verizon cell and mifi and we were able to obtain a DirecTV sat signal (although I suspect not all sites would get a sat signal due to trees). Prior reviewers have described Maywood correctly. The owners are lovely as are all of the residents we encountered. It is clean, quiet and safe. We were able to have a package shipped to our site. There are many conveniences within 1-2 miles (grocery store, drug store, gas station, post office, etc). Numerous big stores (Costco, Target, Petsmart, etc) are about 4-5 miles away. Downtown is about a 25 minute drive. We enjoyed our time here and would love to stay again. We camped at Maywood Community (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hours pass in the blink of an eye at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's really fun. Get there early so you can take as much time as you'd like. They have a cafe if you need a sandwich or snack. Enjoy!

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground, Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 4 nights. Paid $45/night. No tax. No other fees. The reservation process was odd - had to call to reserve then go online to pay deposit via paypal. The public road to the CG isn't too bad - just curvy. What's bad is the 1/8 mile driveway into the CG which is a dusty mess. Our motorhome and jeep were covered in dust afterwards and I mean covered. There is a sign at the top to call a phone number which we did. Soon thereafter the owner drives up in a golf cart and conducts the check-in right there running our credit card through his cell phone gadget. We were led to our rim site and it was explained that our gray water would dump into a hose that drained down the mountainside. Huh? We pulled nose in and ran hoses under our motorhome in order to have the view from our large windshield. The DH hosed down the MH and Jeep even though we knew the same dust-mare would happen going back down the driveway. We were all set-up and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The next day was warm and sunny. We quickly realized we had power issues because our a/c's couldn't run - not even a single a/c. We called. The owner came by and got a little defensive. He said he wasn't aware of power issues at our site. He offered to move us to an interior (non-rim) site which he thought would provide better power. We moved and he was right. The power was fine but now we had no view. If there is any sort of office or bathhouse or laundry, we looked and never saw it. The dump station is very narrow making it difficult (but do-able) for big rigs. There are porta-pottys in the field which smell awful even from afar. I didn't go near one. We could hear gun shots during the day so there must be a gun range nearby. Stargazing was excellent. We were underwhelmed by this CG and feel the pricing is ridiculous for what you get (or don't get - remember there is no sewer hook-up). We would stay somewhere else next time even if it meant a longer drive to the city. We camped at Mountain Top Bluegrass Festival & Campground 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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy a sandwich at the famous Primanti Brothers in the Strip District. Check out Bicycle Heaven if you have any interest in bikes (it's free - voluntary donation requested). Visit Heinz Museum which has anything and everything related to the City of Pittsburgh. It's very well organized. Ride the bike path (drive your bikes to Millvale Riverfront Park and ride South from there). Downtown is great. Love the bridges and ballpark.

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Benner's Meadow Run Camping & Cabins, Farmington, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 5 nights. We paid $39 per night using the Fall pricing schedule. Reservation process was easy. Check-in was fast and efficient. Staff is friendly and helpful. We were given two sites together (only charged for one) so we had a nice, long pull through. There is plenty of room before the entrance gate to pull to the side so you're not blocking it while checking in. Approach slowly so you can plan accordingly. We chose to unhook & hook up our toad outside the gate. All hook-ups worked well. Verizon cell and Verizon mifi were so-so. DirecTV signal was fine. The campground is clean and nights are blissfully quiet - no road noise and no trains. Interior turns are a bit tight but certainly do-able with a big rig. We didn't use it but there is a large pool and deck area which looked very clean. There are many long-term tenants but everyone was friendly and respectful. We enjoyed our time at Benner's Meadow Run. If we returned to the area, we would be happy to stay here again. NOTE - GPS overall is tricky in this entire area so prepare carefully. Once you're out and about, you might not get cell reception so have a back-up plan/map ready. Apple maps and Google maps both had quirks. Not normally the case but this time the Jeep nav system was the most accurate. We camped at Benner's Meadow Run Camping & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3-4
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fallingwater is absolutely fabulous!! We splurged for the brunch. Although pricey, we enjoyed it and felt it was worthwhile. Make reservations early. Duncan House is okay but not a must-see. Fort Necessity is a nice place to spend 2-3 hours. The Visitor's Center is very well done. Ride your bike on the GAP Trail. It's safe, well-marked, relatively flat and very beautiful.

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States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 28

Philadelphia South KOA (formerly Timberlane Campground), Clarksboro, New Jersey

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one week. Daily rate was $58 minus 10% with KOA rewards. Check-in was easy. However, the office person put us in a site we couldn't get into due to trees and turning radius. She should have known better. We called the office from the proposed site. The office person called the manager who ultimately moved us to one of the newly created sites. There was significant construction underway - enough that I feel they should have disclosed it ahead of time and offered discounts to their customers until the work is complete. We had full scale dump trucks, tractors and backhoes either passing by our rig or working nearby along with accompanying noise, clanging and beeping (except on Sunday). Hook-ups worked well. No wifi available at site. We obtained satisfactory Verizon cell and wifi signals. Although there are lots of trees, miraculously we were able to receive DirecTV sat signal in our site. The pool was covered but it looked like a nice area. The small lake is pretty. Campground is easy on/off the 265 yet is very quiet. It was quite full on the weekend so suggest advance reservations. If we returned to the area, we would evaluate all options first but would be willing to stay again. We camped at Philadelphia South KOA (formerly Timberlane Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
97
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Use the train to get into Philly. $6 per person round trip. Parking at the train station is free if arrive after 10am and all day Sat/Sun. It's easy and safe. The Eastern State Penitentiary is quite interesting. Longwood Gardens is spectacular. Give yourself the entire day there and don't miss the water fountain show. National Constitution Center is a bit overrated.

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