About jezebel's airstream

Jezebel was my traveling companion of 15 years. A black standard poodle, she had a superior ability to sniff out the best and worst of RV Parks nationwide. Although she moved on to the Celestial Airstream August 25, 2015, her legacy of wanderlust continues.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Royal Palm Mobile Home Park and RV Resort (55+ park), Phoenix, Arizona

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendly staff welcome guests to Royal Palm, a well-tended 495 space 'age-qualified' park, about 100 of which are RV sites up front. The community is gated, so arrival before the 3pm office closing is recommended. A lone, if lovely, 50 foot tall 50 year old palm marks each spacious (if boring) site. Each includes a 7'x25' concrete patio floating upon a sea of neatly raked gravel. A individual mailbox with your site number stenciled on the lid will be filled by an actual U S Postal carrier each day, if you plan ahead. Trash is picked up twice weekly from below your mailbox; this is a problem unless you travel with an actual garbage can of adequate size. Recycling bins are available but there is no dumpster to be found. Restrooms are available (and clean!) in the clubhouse; showers are strictly door-less/open air adjacent to the pool. The pool is lovely, huge, and heated to a delightful 88 degrees. So is the spa. There is a large game room, card room, and exchange library, too. A clean, bright, laundry with multiple machines is in an adjacent building. Unfortunately, all these facilities are a multi-block walk from the RV area, so self-containment is a must. $32 nightly or $459 monthly. Wifi extra--itengo--and pricey. Fortunately, both Del Taco and McDonalds (one mile south at 19th Ave and Northern) offer free Wi-Fi. Would we stay again? YES--we left our trailer in the storage area ($42 monthly) and will be back in three weeks. We camped at Royal Palm Mobile Home Park and RV Resort (55+ park) in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

White's City RV Park, Whites City, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Why, oh why, did I want to ignore the other reviews and trust the White's City website? Because I wanted to believe that there was a leafy, green oasis, gated, with swimming pool and shopping, convenient to the park entrance. THERE IS NOT! KEEP LOOKING! IT'S NOT THAT FAR TO DRIVE TO STAY ELSEWHERE! OK, sorry for the shouting, but really! Grass that has not been watered since 2006. A pool that holds no water. A grocery store without lettuce (or any produce whatsoever). A museum permanently closed. A gas station with no personnel, credit cards only. Restrooms that may never have been mopped, ever. A gate that, clearly, has been missing for years. And weeds with seeds so spiny and sharp that I am still pulling them out of my bare feet days after we left, as they lodged everywhere inside our trailer. And yes, "No Refunds" is the standard policy. Note to the owners: update the (mis)information on your website. Honesty, about more than your proximity to the park, would be nice. We camped at White's City RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Alamogordo/ White Sands KOA, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

$28 plus $1.25 extra for cable is a bit steep, in this traveler's opinion. The property, a former KOA, retains the A-frame theme clubhouse building. Wi-Fi is at clubhouse only. The "heated pool" in the TL ad is only heated "in season"--July and August (won't it be like 100 degrees then?) Spacious sites and roadways, nice concrete screen block wall at patio with picnic table. Landscaping sparse, with just a few overscaled bushes remaining from the original plantings. Plenty of gravel and few if any weeds. The owners could easily justify the price with a heated pool, additional Wi-Fi repeaters, and a $100 per site investment in renewed and refreshed landscaping. Until then, it's no resort, just a one-night stopover. We camped at Alamogordo/ White Sands KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Silver City RV Park, Silver City, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Other reviews accurately capture what's great about this park: location, tidiness, friendliness. In addition to a charming downtown, complete with live theater, white-linen restaurants, a brewpub, and greasy spoons, a short walk away, there is a Market Basket practically at the gate. We wish more parks were located so conveniently to the towns they serve. The smallish gravel sites each included a picnic patio and table, a tree or two, and a board fence around three sides. This park would be a ten, if only it had a pool and spa! We camped at Silver City RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Apache Gold Casino RV Park, San Carlos, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We should have read the other reviews BEFORE choosing this park. "Park!" more parking lot with utility pedestals: yes, 30 and 50 amp available, but paired connections (one each) so if your neighbor took the one you need, you will have to make do or move. Therefore: the pick a site, then come back to the office to register policy. On the plus side: cable and Wi-Fi are available, there is a heated pool and Jacuzzi (though this guest had to empty the skimmer baskets and skim the floating trash himself), and it's a short walk to the casino if you play games/eat buffets. On the down side, $20 is a lot of money for a wind-swept parking lot. We camped at Apache Gold Casino RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Lakeview RV Resort, Houston, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

A very nice park, tidy, clean. Sketchy area, mostly industrial, but park is gated. Lower rating reflects four negatives: 1. Tight sites that require guests to choose between opening a patio awning and parking 100 yards distant or parking next to their rigs and never sitting outside. 2. Lots of traffic noise, and 3. Inoperable pool heater (to be replaced soon). 4. WiFi provided by a third party, works intermittently and carries additional layer of advertising For an additional $10 per night, you can be located away from the road and near the lake, if sites there become available. We camped at Lakeview RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Crystal Canal RV Park, Crystal Beach, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Call first--we failed to recognize the devastation caused by Ike. As at nearby Bolivar RV, this park was literally "swept away" in the 17' storm surge when Ike blew in September 2009. Some utilities have since been restored; the few available sites are all taken by refugees and reconstructors. Perhaps by this summer it will be a traveler's resort again. We camped at Crystal Canal RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Bolivar Peninsula RV Park, Crystal Beach, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Call first--we failed to recognize the devastation caused by Ike. This park was literally "swept away" in the 17' storm surge when Ike blew in September 2009. Some utilities have since been restored; the few available sites are all taken by refugees and reconstructors. Perhaps by this summer it will be a traveler's resort again. We camped at Bolivar Peninsula RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Bay Colony RV Resort, Dickinson, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Probably a nice park, but if you want to stay here, you must fudge a bit if your rig is 7 years old. We were turned away, even though (we think) our 1996 Airstream is more attractive than some 7 year-old rigs. I suppose this keeps the elderly, who have been RVing for years, out of the park, too. So Remember, YOUR RIG IS A 2005. Honesty about age will not be rewarded. We camped at Bay Colony RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Vinton RV Park, Vinton, Louisiana

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This ez-off ez-on is perfect for a quick overnight (but of couse, means lots of freeway noise). The town of Vinton is charming, if a little past it's heyday. The park owners are, however, not so charming. Another post indicates that they don't know how to run a park, and we agree. Gruff style, office open 5p-7p only, a pool last vacuumed just after Rita hit in 2005, unfinished projects everywhere, half the residents living like permanent refugees. But drop in, pick a site, and when the office opens ask for the "one night only off the books rate" and you've got a good, cheap spot with workable wifi and $1.25 laundry for the night. We camped at Vinton RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Gulf Breeze RV Resort, Gulf Shores, Alabama

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Pros: Heated indoor pool, 37' long for lap swimming, Yeah! Fantastic lake view (because we were one of the overflow spaces) yeah! Friendly people, especially if you're from MICHIGAN (like 2/3s of the park). Cons: wifi impossible. 32 lines coming in, but 500 old folks on the net playing games and uploading photos all day long means if you aren't RIGHT BESIDE a tower, you will be kicked off again and again; hot tub has no jets. We camped at Gulf Breeze RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Jude Travel Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Stay: March, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

OK, so the neighborhood is "not great" but why are you coming to/through New Orleans anyway? Best go back to Orlando or Anaheim Hills if you require quaint and immaculate landscaping. The restrooms are new and clean, there is coin laundry, wifi works great, and so does the cable. Yes, there is a pool, but not heated. The park is really just a 5 acre lot behind an older home/office, gated, with RV sites lined up along both fences and a gravel drive down the middle. It is clean' the people are nice, and it's 10 minutes by car to the Vieux Carre, and that's what you come here for, no? We camped at Jude Travel Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Fiesta Grove RV Resort, Palmetto, Florida

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Friendliest park in Florida. Most residents are long-term/seasonal in park models with rooms added. The heated pool (88*) was wonderful. Lots of "activities" on tap. Spaces are cut into old orange grove; ancient trees bear little more than Spanish moss at this point. Immediately adjacent to the "Frog Creek Park" but more space and more sunshine. We camped at Fiesta Grove RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Hollywood Casino RV Park, Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

Date of Stay: February, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We came for the "heated pool" promised in the ad. Alas, the pool is neither on-site (requires a shuttlebus ride over to the casino/hotel) nor heated. The spots were nice enough, mostly grass, with picnic table and BBQ. Unfortunately, the layout was done by a casino architect who has never RVed. Although the RV will rest on a lovely concrete slab, your door may, if you luck out, open onto a 30" wide sidewalk leading off to the picnic table; if not, it will open into a sandy patch of trampled grass. Good Sam and Casino Player discounts are available. Wifi worked well. If it's not bug season, ask for a Bayou-Front site. We camped at Hollywood Casino RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Woodsmoke Family Campground, Irmo, South Carolina

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Spent two nights here in our 32' Airstream TT. Rustic wooded setting, very shady. Old but clean restrooms, laundry machines almost brand new. Friendly staff (owners) do their own check-in, cleaning and landscape work. Small sites are dirt or gravel, but not very level (challenging with a large rig). Picnic table and fire ring provided. Horseshoe pit and tot lot with equipment. No pool, but less than five miles to brand new YMCA with gym and indoor pool (2800 Kennerly Rd). About half the sites appear to be seasonal/permanent residents. One mile to Food Lion and freeway onramp, but no noise here. Twelve miles to downtown. Excellent value: $20 partial, $24 full hook-up. We camped at Woodsmoke Family Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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