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La Loma RV Park, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $22.00
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Hours before we arrived we called this park for reservations and got a recording. Left a message but no one phoned back. We arrived about 1:00 PM. The office was closed with no note saying when they would be open and we were about to leave when a biker dude pulled up and told us to go ahead and pick out a spot and the office will open at 4:00. When I first saw him, I wondered where was his parole officer, but he was actually polite and well spoken so we did as instructed. This is basically a dirt and gravel parking lot behind a well worn motel where someone has installed 30/50 amp stations, sewer hookups, and cable TV. There is no shade and only a few struggling bushes dot the landscape. The sites were not roomy, but the park was not crowded so we did not feel badly taking up more than our space with our tow vehicle. Cable TV was provided, but there was no list of stations received. When I asked the desk clerk at the motel for a copy of channels received, he told me that they did not have any lists. "People keep stealing them." Alas, I fear I am also a thief, because I have kept many sheets of paper with TV listings on them without giving them back to the RV park. The place advertised WiFi, but there was no signal and no one to ask about it since the motel office was closed again when I discovered this. All in all, this park seems like an afterthought to the motel owners except the motel did not seem very prosperous either. My wife says the ugliest park seen so far. In Northern Arizona and New Mexico, this is a unique distinction. Furthermore, it is only a few yards from a very active railroad track, which offered train whistles every few minutes all night. To accompany this there was a loud band playing next door at Joseph's Restaurant, which thumped until 2:00 AM, followed by a cacophony of drunk people shouting at one another. In spite of all that the next morning, since it is a Route 66 landmark, we went to Joseph's for breakfast, which was under the same management as the RV park.. My wife ordered the continental breakfast. "Sorry, we are out of the ingredients for that. Wait, she didn't say she was "sorry," just out. Also out of pancakes. I ordered their "famous" biscuits and gravy, which were OK if a little bland. My wife ordered cinnamon toast, two pieces of toasted and dry wheat bread with a little butter, cinnamon, and sugar. We will not be returning to this idyllic spot. We camped at La Loma RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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Albuquerque Central KOA, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $34.00
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Managers at this park were friendly and had a sense of humor. In fact, theirs was probably the most effusive welcome we have ever had at an RV park. The only thing they could have done to make us feel more welcome would have been to have maidens strewing flower petals before us as we were escorted to our site. When we pulled into our site the gentleman who led us there noticed that some of the branches from our shade tree was brushing the top of our motorhome, so he went to get a trimmer and trimmed them. We had not even noticed the problem. When we had a problem with water pressure they immediately sent a fellow out to look and he checked and it; turns out it was our water regulator attachment, which he cleaned for us. They have smoke stack stoves and BBQs at each site, as well as a picnic table. Sites were asphalt but not too level. The pull in sites had adequate parking space next to rig. There was no cable TV, but some local channels were available through the antenna. Wonderful shade trees. The Tengo provided Wi-Fi was sluggish but otherwise fairly dependable. It was annoying, however, to have go through the sign up procedure every time you log off. The park was peaceful and quiet, but as others have noted difficult to find because of very poor signage. Coming from I-40, there was no sign at turn off street, Skyline, when coming from freeway. Skyline is a small street, not a major intersection. Use your GPS. We camped at Albuquerque Central KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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Tucumcari KOA, Tucumcari, New Mexico

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $30.00
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The sites are sand and gravel, but ours was a large pull thru and reasonably level. There was no shade. Sites had picnic tables and BBQ with grassy area between spaces. The husband and wife managers, though not gregarious, were extremely polite and helpful. We were offered a site with a view of the mountain if desired. They served a great dinner for pick up or brought to your rig. Roast beef, potatoes, onions and carrots with excellent flavor and tenderness and only $6.99 for a generous serving. Menu varies nightly. The Wi-Fi worked OK. The TV reception was an odd combination of cable access to some cable channels but the antenna was needed for local stations. When we could not get our TV to work properly, they sent their son out to fix it. Why is it any twenty something can handle remotes like Michael Jordon used to handle a basketball? A generational thing, I guess. We camped at Tucumcari KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park), Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $30.00
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This park is mostly for full time residents but this is not a problem here. Permanent residents are separated from overnighters and are quiet. The large Cottonwood trees provide decent shade. The leaves were just beginning to bud during our stay. Paid staff was friendly enough, but lacked the personal touch provided by owner managers, although this is not always a bad thing. No supply or gift shop. Cable TV was about average for RV parks, ie. fuzzy, but watchable. Free Wi-Fi service provided was above average. RV pads were concrete and very level. Not bad for an older park. Site is convenient to downtown Santa Fe, about 2 miles away. Our RV location was fairly close to busy Cerillos Street but still not noisy. We camped at Trailer Ranch RV Park (55+ Park) in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 2
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Taos Valley RV Park & Campground, Taos, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $39.00
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The office was manned by only one person all day, and therefore is only open 8 to 5. The park could have used a little help during peak periods. The clerks were hired help, but pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. A camel would feel at home in most parks in North New Mexico, and this one with its gravel and dirt internal roads is no exception but they do have concrete pads for your rig, which are fairly level. Their brochure alleged TV antenna reception, but it was completely unwatchable. Avoid if you like TV if and you don't have a satellite. There was the prospect of shade from some medium sized cottonwood trees but leaves had not budded during our stay. The park is 2 blocks from the highway, so it is nice and quiet. Wi-Fi worked well. It is located about 2 miles south of Taos plaza. We camped at Taos Valley RV Park & Campground in a Motorhome.

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States Visited: 2
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Sky City RV Park, Acoma, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $27.00
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When we pulled up to this park, there was no sign of habitation in the park office, so we read a small sign on the office door which said to call the registration desk at the Casino Hotel for instructions. We did so, and were told to find a space and come down to register. The water faucet at each space is padlocked so you must get a key when you register if you want water. We noticed several people pulling into spaces, then pulling out again, apparently after being told there was no room at the park. However a later knock on our door and several other rigs to confirm who we were informed us that something was amiss with their bookkeeping and they had room after all, but it was too late for those who were refused. Some spaces were never filled that night. Fortunately we had reservations, which I would recommend to anyone using this park. The park is well kept and clean, but spaces are sand and gravel. There is no shade. There are no laundry or restroom facilities. All in all this park seems to be the red headed step child of the nearby casino. The casino has all the creature comforts, including a great buffet, but at this time very few resources are devoted to helping the RV traveler. Although they have full hookups, it is basically just a place to park. We missed having some sort of human contact at the park, although we are admittedly off season. The included WiFi reception was intermittent. On the positive side, the spaces were fairly level, large, pull through and have 50 amp service. They also have about the best cable TV reception we have ever had. We camped at Sky City RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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USA RV Park, Gallup, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $28.00
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This was a busy park and the gentleman in charge was friendly and helpful. Spaces were adequate but like others in this region, sand and gravels so gets muddy when wet. No shade to speak of. 50 amp service was available, but not as part of a full hook-up, so we opted for a full hook-up with 30 AMP service. Nice gift shop. Average TV cable reception, Wi-Fi was included but, as so often happens in RV parks, kept cutting out and not allowing a re-connect for a time. We camped at USA RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA, Holbrook, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $34.00
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This camp is run by a husband and wife team. The wife was very pleasant and helpful, even apologized for the weather. (It was very cold and windy when we camped here.) However, her promise of excellent WiFi service did not materialize. When I had trouble connecting the WiFi and talked to the husband about getting help he could not offer any. Finally I asked for the support telephone # for the system and I ended up having to spend 15 or 20 minutes on the cell phone before getting help from Nomad, and even after that I only had intermittent service for about 1 day out of the 3 days we stayed. Park was all sand and gravel, but this is typical of all parks in this area (Northern Arizona). Our pad was reasonably level and roomy. There may be shade there someday, but trees are small so it will be awhile, and then only after leaves have sprouted in late spring, as they are deciduous. Adequate pull throughs and 50 amp service available. Cable TV reception was adequate but not great. Nice gift shop for an RV park. We camped at Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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Greer's Pine Shadows, Flagstaff, Arizona

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $34.00
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The manager here is quite friendly and helpful. He even has a card posted on the door of the office with a note stating his phone number and to contact him if he is needed after office hours. The park has many Ponderosa pines providing shade, and does have 50 amp service available. However, there are some negatives. Our site was roomy but very uneven. Sites are confusingly and somewhat haphazardly arranged. Sites and roads are a mixture of gravel and dirt, which would be sure to be muddy in wet weather. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are not available, although there is a coffee shop next door that does have Wi-Fi. Sadly, the scenic value of the pines is almost nullified by the overwhelming number of dilapidated trailers and motorhomes, apparently belonging to dozens of full time or part time residents of the park. We camped at Greer's Pine Shadows in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 2
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Distant Drums RV Resort, Camp Verde, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $31.00
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We camped here for 2 weeks part of a group of 15 rigs. Our group was kindly offered a discount rate even though we did not ask for it. Most sites are back ins. Sites are cement pads and ours was quite even. These are not long sites but long and wide enough to easily accommodate our 36 Ft rig and plenty of room to park the car and put out a few chairs. One of our party had a 40 ft rig and they also had plenty of room. Club room and central kitchen facilities were excellent. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Very central location to all the local sites - Montezuma's Castle, Sedona, Jerome, etc. New trees have been planted which may provide shade someday, but not now. Wi-Fi is free and our reception was excellent if a little slow but if this is important try to get a spot close to the office. Outer areas of the park had weak reception. We camped at Distant Drums RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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