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Full time couple living in a 2018 Bay Star, driving a Jeep Wrangler and livin' the dream.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Tapo Canyon Park, Simi Valley, California

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here to visit our dealer in Moorpark for some minor warranty work. Great little park. Shared the campground with just a few other RVs, though the reservation board looks to be pretty full on weekends. Quiet, peaceful, croaking frogs, song birds, in short beautiful. Big spots with almost level concrete pads. Great power, high water pressure (use your regulator) and tables and a fire pit at every site. Hosts are friendly and actively cleaning up the park every day. Only downside, the AT&T signal is sketchy...here one minute, gone the next. On the upside, just a few minutes from shopping, dining, etc. but feels miles away. We camped at Tapo Canyon Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Concrete, 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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Check out the Reagan Presidential Library (about 5 miles away). Amazing museum plus Air Force One and Marine One. Don't miss!

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

29 Palms Golf Resort, Twentynine Palms, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for a month while visiting our son before he deploys. We paid $450 plus electricty (about $50 for the month). The park is older and it does show. But the current owners are making an effort to maintain and repair things. The resort is adjacent to a 9 hole golf course. Definitely not Augusta National but they're trying to green up the fairways and lots of guests play daily. There's also plenty of activities like ice cream socials, golf tournies and pot lucks. The pool and spa are older but they work just fine. There is a nice fitness room and the laundry has a fair amount of machines and when they break, they are fixed. The sites have everything you'd expect. Power is good to go but the water pressure is only about 30-35 psi. Sites are gravel and generally level with an asphalt toad parking pad and picnic table. Not huge but definitely not cramped. Staff is friendly and helpful. They pick up trash at your site each morning, will pickup, fill and return loose propane tanks and there is 24-hour security. Road noise can be heard but not much traffic at night. No wifi at the sites and no cable. Not much shade either. But you can't get much closer to Joshua Tree NP. Out favorite park so far. We camped at 29 Palms Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
58
Site Surface
Asphalt, 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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is shopping and good food in 29 Palms, but better shopping in Yucca Valley 20 miles away and great dining an hour away in Palm Springs. And don't forget to check out Amboy and the Amboy Crater.

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Sam's Family Spa, Desert Hot Springs, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Sam's for three nights. The park is nice enough. Pretty clean, the staff was generally friendly, lot's of palm trees. The sites are fairly cramped and about half have a severe slope, back to front. Our front jacks were at their limits and we still required two 2x12 pieces of lumber under each pad. Water pressure is low, about 20 psi at our site. Our ability to park our toad was hampered by a palm tree and light pole. But that is partly our fault. We choose poorly but we did discover that the "Overnighters and Travel Clubs" area is lightly used and generally level. We confirmed with the office this area is open to anyone. The highlights are the hot tubs and the pool. The park was close to full, save the overnighter area, yet the tubs and pool aren't really crowded. Those are really the attraction and what make this park a good place to stay. The lake and water falls are nice too. Keep in mind, this is a "find your own site" place so choose wisely. We camped at Sam's Family Spa in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
209
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Crossroads RV Park (formerly Blackstone RV Park), Mohave Valley, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Crossroads for a week and the rate reflects the weekly discount. Generally a nice park, clean, well taken care of and quiet. Lot's of full time and seasonal residents. The park is away from the city and highway but close enough for convenience. It's probably the ideal park for visiting Oatman since the small town is 12 miles up the road. The sites are mostly back in and close to level but we had to use blocks on one side. The entire area slopes gently towards the Colorado River. Plenty of room between sites but longer rigs might have difficultly squeezing in length-wise. Sewer is in the normal location but water and electric are at the back of the site. Water pressure is adequate and power is good. There is a small concrete patio at each site but there is a shortage of picnic tables and the full time residents have most of them. We had excellent AT&T signal but surprisingly, the park wifi was strong and actually usable. We got about 10 Mbps download speeds. Didn't use the bathhouse but the laundry is adequate, clean with small washers though a couple were broken. No change machine but they will make change in the office. Overall, a nice park. The full time residents often have nice landscaping which add to the appeal. Other than that, rows of gravel sites and paved access roads. Staff was friendly but they do keep a keen eye on the park. We enjoyed our stay and the rates are great. We camped at Crossroads RV Park (formerly Blackstone RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
99
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Oatman is just up the road 12 miles and worth a drive. Google might tell you to use the Oatman Rd. from Kingman (not RV worthy east of Oatman) or direct you to an 8 foot, single lane underpass in Topock. Beware.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Tradewinds RV Park, Golden Valley, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for a week. The weekly rate is $165 +tax but we opted for the 50 amp service upcharge since it was forecast to be cold and we wanted to possibly run both heat pumps. That's $3 a day. Nothing fancy here but the spots are wide and long enough for most rigs with 15-20 feet between slides. The park is all gravel and the sections separated by areas with vintage tractors on display. Plenty of small trees but no shade. Hookups all worked well. Some traffic noise in the evening and morning but overnight not much at all. Very windy here. Laundry room was clean and mostly uncrowded. Showers and bathroom looked clean. Wifi was slow, as expected, but decent signal. Lot's of long term folks but the park is clean and well kept. Considering the location, $200 a week for 50 amp is a bit high but not outrageous. If you can get by on 30 amp, you'll save some money. Staff was friendly and helpful. We camped at Tradewinds RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4c
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Short terms sights are right next to the office with the laundry and bathrooms. Many long term guests had to drive, we could easily walk. Escapees is 50% off up to three days.

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