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Sold the house, quit our jobs and hit the road! Full timing in Class A with toad.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Kitschy Route 66 park was affordably priced. Hookups worked fine, even Internet was acceptable (not enough bandwidth for streaming, but no trouble surfing). Spots were a little narrow and your neighbor's scabby picnic table is right next to your scabby picnic table; entire park is fine shale gravel and was VERY DUSTY. We struggled to get level (at one point Georgie's right front foot was over a foot off the ground! Had to pull back in VERY close to neighbors to be able to level. Laundry room was good, had a great triple loader washer for $2.50 and extra large dryers at $1.75, which has been rare in our travels. NO cable, but the rabbit ears brought in about 35 area channels, so no need for it. Perfect location next to Camping World and right off of I-40 just a couple of minutes to downtown and Petroglyph NM. Quiet, considering proximity to highway. On Site Oil Change came and changed Georgie's oil here and a mobile tech recommended by Camping World came and replaced our furnace motor on site as well (paid for by our Good Sam Service Plan). We enjoyed looking in the windows of the old classic travel trailers displayed on site. Also, due to the park having the only trees in the vicinity, the birds were plentiful and sang happily all day. We camped at Enchanted Trails RV Park & Trading Post in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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:

Sandia Peak Tram is a MUST SEE! Takes you all the way to the top of 10,000+ foot peak; from here you can see forever in every direction. Petroglyph National Monument was awesome, Rio Bravo Brewery's Level 3 DIPA was the best I've had. ABQ Zoo was also a lot of fun; went on a Saturday so was PACKED with families, but the exhibits were enjoyable and especially liked watching the baby chimps and other baby primates.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Silver City KOA, Silver City, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Nice terraced gravel park with some trees. We chose this park due to location; we were going to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and were going to stay at a park up there... but after a look at google maps, we determined that Highway 15 was no place to take a Class A Motorhome, plus park was also convenient to the City of Rocks State park. Site was a long, level pullthrough with picnic table. Hookups worked well, although with temps in the twenties at night, the water did freeze a few times, but thawed with the morning sun. Staff was very friendly and helpful and gave tons of area information. The park was not very busy when we were there (winter season), which was nice. Had a GREAT dog park with agility equipment and a network of trails in the hills directly behind the park, we and the dogs loved them! Saw many jackrabbits and several deer while on the trails. Location was convenient to everything. We camped at Silver City KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

MUST see the Gila Cliff Dwellings Natl Mon, the City of Rocks State Park and the Catwalk at Whitewater Canyon. Please also stop at Udder Delight in Glenwood on way to or from the Catwalk, they make the most wonderful goats milk skin products! Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery in Silver City had great beer and food. The short drive out NM 152 to see the Santa Rita Mine was also cool, that place is HUGE!

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Alamogordo/ White Sands KOA, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Had us on the waiting list for a 50amp, and they came through in a big way. Brand new spot in the brand new section, just completed the day we arrived, electric meter at all zeros! This was a big long level gravel pull through. 36' motorhome with tow dolly attached AND our subcompact toad all fit. Great composite deck, privacy fence, brick lamp posts with nice lighting at the site, brand shiny new three burner propane grill WITH propane, nice bistro patio set w/2 chairs and the cutest chimnea fireplace. Brand new plantings and no grass yet. Each of these new sites look to be different in terms of furniture and some have fire tables as opposed to the chimnea. Laundry worked well $1.50 washer and $1.25 dryer. Dog park was small, but near our site and the thin layer of wood chips on the ground helped with mud and dust. Power and sewer worked great, water was hard but tasted good. Internet was very good for a campground, little trouble getting online, but not enough bandwidth to stream Netflix. A little construction noise during the day as there are more of these sites being completed, but quiet enough at night. Mountains in the background are nice too. All in all, a pretty great little park in a good location for attractions. We camped at Alamogordo/ White Sands KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
E7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

White Sands is a MUST. Bring a camera, your sunglasses, a hat and a couple of bottles of water per person. Be sure to take the drive all the way out past where the pavement ends. You will be amazed. Also see Three Rivers Petroglyph site north of town. Can be an arduous climb, bring water, a windbreaker and sunglasses along with your water and camera. Sierra Blanca in the background was breathtaking.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell, New Mexico

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Booked online, so wasn't sure what to expect, but what a lovely, lovely spot! Large level gravel spot with partial view of the lake, new covered concrete picnic table, charcoal grill and patio. Room for the tow dolly and toad on the pad next to coach. We had Lea Lakes spot #5 with 50 amp, sewer and great tasting water with pretty high pressure. The best surprise of all-FREE SCREAMING FAST WIFI. Better than anywhere we've stayed, actually. Pretty little lake with beach, swimming area, stone picnic pavilions and what looks to be a concession area. Must be crowded during summer season. Showers were closed for Winter but we are self contained so wouldn't have used them anyway. Nice areas to walk the dogs, very dark at night and quiet. NOTE: We came from the South and GPS took us off the highway and through 30 miles of narrow bumpy roads and dead dusty little towns. Getting off 285 onto 2 we darn near scraped off our leveling jacks on a bermed train track. Coming in this way we could not imagine a state park being out here and were getting concerned about what we might find. What a lovely surprise! If coming from the South, take 285 into Roswell, then East on 380 and South on 409; great roads the whole way. Park is about 12 miles out of town. We camped at Bottomless Lakes State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Lea Lakes Site 5
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Roswell was a larger town and nicer than I expected, easily walkable. Check out the International UFO Museum; what a treasure trove of information for the enthusiast! We got a whole bag of Mexican pastries for $4 from El Toro Bravo Bakery at the corner of First and Main AND 4 big Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy paperbacks for a dime each at Books Again at 200 W. Second St. Hardcovers were just $1! Spring River Park and Zoo was also delightful.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Maverick Ranch RV Park at Lajitas Resort, Lajitas, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful area! Arrived at park to find someone in our spot. Went back to office and they put us in Site 94, which is a little shorter but three times as wide, being a wedge shaped corner spot. Everything worked great. Laundry was small and crowded. When you go, be prepared to spend the day. WiFi was sketchy, luckily we had On Star WiFi via our two vehicle, just had to start it for service. So extraordinarily quiet here, and the stars and constellations are amazing. Bring your camera everywhere you go. Big Bend National park and Big an end Ranch State park both very scenic. Avoid the trip from Lajitas to Presidio in the motorhome take your two or toad. Brand new dog park, great tasting water, cable tv. Trails for walking the dogs, nice looking pool, did not use it. Weather was always sunny and sixties or seventies. Cool at night though so bring a space heater or plan to run your furnace. Generally cooler at Big Bend then here at the RV park. We camped at Maverick Ranch RV Park at Lajitas Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Asphalt, Pavers
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Take a camera, a jacket and binoculars everywhere. Drink a lot of water, this place dries you out. Visit the 'Short Time' liquor store in Terlingua. Plan on stargazing, this is a dark sky r.v. park and the constellations will blow you away.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park), Palmview, Texas

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Mix of park models and RV spots. two sections each side of Bentsen Palm Drive. We were West side, lot W13. Very very social, residents very outgoing and will invite you everywhere and give lots of great information. Park has literally dozens of activities, anything you can imagine. I am an introvert, but loved the library and the women's 'bitch and wine' event which happens monthly. My husband loved wood carving and stained glass classes. Weather was decent, warm by day and cool at night through all of January, lots of sunshine. Come February and it was very humid....like 95% humidity each day! I don't care for the AC running constantly. So didn't bother me when it was time to go. Add in the fact that there are NO real natural attractions (other than the Birding Center, which was great) and one month seemed like plenty for a first visit. NOTE: visit HEB for groceries, amazing. The Rio Grande Valley has a low cost of living, prepare to be pleased at affordability! We camped at Bentsen Grove Resort (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
W13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

See the World Birding Center at Bentsen Rio Grande State Park and take your camera and your walking shoes. Also very near by is the National Butterfly Center, great trails and feeding stations.

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