About Dennis M

Towing a 37' fiver with an '09 Volvo tractor, carrying a '13 smart car. First loaded a smart in 2006. Overall length 65', weight 37k lbs.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Sycamore RV Resort, Sycamore, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Owner was very accommodating. We had to make reservation for a 6 week stay at the height of the season at the last minute do to a change in plans and he went out of his way to accommodate us. Lovely park in an area with very few options. Access road (city street) could use some attention due to potholes. Did not hold that against the park in rating. Sites are roomy, wider than many we have seen, and well laid out. No pull throughs. Very quiet, especially considering it is right in town. Seasonal and weekend campers. Yes, there is a long list of rules, but the park has a daily access swimming area - away from RV Park - and IMHO rules are the result of thoughtless people. At our first site there was room for our truck (Volvo tractor) but at the second we needed to move the truck to the long term storage area, not that far away. We had to change sites due to late reservations. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
83 and 65
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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:

Butcher shop/Bar-B-Que take-out right at end of access road! Great shopping in Sycamore/DeKalb. Other restaurants in Sycamore are within walking distance.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Cloverdale RV Park, Cloverdale, Indiana

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Do not understand the negative reviews on this park. The owners could not have been friendlier or more helpful. Lovely park with big roomy sites. Lots of shade, but our roof mounted sat dish had no problem. Yes, the county road leading to the park is a bit narrow, but no big deal and we have a 37' fifth wheel with a heavy duty truck. We camped at Cloverdale RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Easy access from I-70 or US 40

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Hon-Dah Casino RV Park, Pinetop, Arizona

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Roads and transient sites are mostly cinders. Nice park, probably 90% permanent or seasonal. Large, over 300 sites. Transient sites are close to road, but noise was not an issue. Excellent WiFi, requested and received a site where satellite dish could see southern sky. Used their free cable box for locals, no over the air TV at all. Interior roads a bit tight for a big rig and a bit convoluted. Lots of pine trees. We camped at Hon-Dah Casino RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
127
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
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

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Cottonwood RV Park, Bluff, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice small park, roomy, roads and sites are mostly hard packed dirt/sand. Beautiful views. Very hospitable owner. Bluff is tiny, pop. app. 300. Seems very quiet, but we had AC running all night - HOT here in July! We camped at Cottonwood RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
D2
Site Surface
Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
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
Tips for other Campers:

The only reason to be here is for the scenery or the river rafting. Closest store is 20 miles away in Blanding. Amazing scenery between here and Monument Valley.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Sundance RV Park, Cortez, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Weekly rate with Good Sam discount. Very nice park, lots of shade trees, Sat dish marginal, worked on non-HD. Sites 52 to 60 (East side) back up to a rental company yard that can be noisy in the AM. Otherwise very quiet, no street noise even though it is right in town. DW says cleanest laundry facility she has ever seen! We camped at Sundance RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

If you are a walker there is a beautiful city park across main street. Colorado Visitors Center right across street. Mesa Verde obviously; Hovenweep Visitors Center worth the long drive. Instead of park directions to Hovenweep, go North on US 491, West on County CC, then South on County 10. Better road, about the same distance.

Good restaurant right next door to RV park: Jack & Janelle's

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Sunny Meadows Campground, Elm Creek, Nebraska

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

As other have said, just a gravel parking lot with full hook-ups. Really convenient right off I-80. We have been stopping here for years on our way from IL to Denver. WiFi was great this time. We camped at Sunny Meadows Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

San Luis State Park, Mosca, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is a total rip-off for the price. That said, there are beautiful views of lake, sand dunes and mountains and it is extremely quiet. No trees at all, great for satellite, but no shade to be had.

The entry road is a mile or more of severe washboard. As the DW said, "The worst RV road I have ever been on!"

We arrived at 4:45 PM. No one at the gate (watch out 13'2" clearance!) went to the site we had reserved two months ago, there was a tent set up with a printed park pass for the same date as our reservation on the post! We found another site.

Only electric and the post is on the right side of the trailer. The few and far between water spigots are also on the right side of one way roads. Had to drag my hoses through the mud to fill (it was raining).

I say terrible value because we often stay at a State Park near Denver for the same price! Close to metro area, full hook-ups, beautifully maintained, concrete pads. Here at San Luis no hook ups other than electric and park is poorly maintained. No staff to be seen anywhere, same cost!

We had paid in advance for five nights, left the next day. Won't be back. Going to argue for a refund! We camped at San Luis State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop A site 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Nothing other than Great Dunes National Park. This park is out in the middle of nowhere!

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Timberline Campground, Waukee, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Picked this as just as a spot to get off the road 4th of July weekend, we had reservations in Colorado on the 5th.

Nice older park with mature trees - forget about using your satellite dish. Owners very nice and helpful. Trees are well trimmed and no interference with a big rig on the roads. Roads look tight coming in, but it is doable.

Hilly with narrow sites. Most sites are long enough, but RV's are very close side to side in most areas. Our site was wide open on the right side, probably five feet from the trailer on our left! Plenty of pull throughs.

This was one of the quieter places we have ever stayed! Even on a holiday weekend. Lots of families and kids, but not a lot of noise even during the day and dead quiet after 10 PM. Quite a few tent campers scattered through the park.

Unlike some other reviewers we did not hear anything other than a handful of pops from the skeet range.

Most sites have full hookups, we moved to one without sewer to try to get satellite to work, no luck. We camped at Timberline Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Big Rock Campground, Big Rock, Illinois

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Would have been a 10 if they had sewer hook-ups. This is a campground, as opposed to an RV Park. Very few amenities, but a nice quiet spot on the prairie with miles of walking and biking paths in the adjacent forest preserve.

Large campsites well spaced. Well laid out. As noted before the water connections are a bit far from the spaces, need a couple extra length of hose, but not a big issue as you have to move to dump your tanks anyway, so fill the fresh water tank when you do.

Limit on stay of 14 days out of every 21 days. Campground is part of Kane County Forest Preserve.

A bit far from the interstates for an overnight stop, but convenient to US 30. Since the campground is only a few years old the trees are all small saplings, no shade whatsoever! Will be better in a few years.

Fairly convenient to Aurora where you can catch the train into Chicago. Handicap sites are paved versus gravel. All sites are nice sized, the pull through are quite long. We camped at Big Rock Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Pheasant Acres RV Park, Saint James, Missouri

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

A pretty and pleasant little campground, a bit of a drive off I-44. It was a bit tight for us, we have a 37' fiver with a HDT - 65' long overall. Lots of trees, could not get satellite signal and no OTA TV.

Very friendly and helpful hostess.

We would stay here again IF we were traveling in a smaller rig. We camped at Pheasant Acres RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Trailer Village RV Park, Roswell, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

This used to be a regular stop on our way from Chicago to Tucson in the fall, then we started going via Denver to see family. So after several years we were pleased to find that the park has expanded, along with being as nice and friendly as ever. New pull through sites are longer, easier to access and dead level, did not even unhitch. We camped at Trailer Village RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Pepper's for dinner in Roswell!

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Desert Trails RV Park (40+ park), Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is monthly for 30 amp. We are just finishing our 6th winter at Desert Trails and have reservations for the same site next winter. We like this park very much, friendly owners, friendly residents, lots of activities and great hiking opportunities. As noted by previous comments, the WiFI used to be iffy at times. Since a crises with the provider early in the year it has improved considerably. Now that they limit usage to two registered devices per site the WiFi is dependable and reasonably fast. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park (40+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
M10
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Surprisingly convenient to downtown Tucson in spite of being west of the Tucson Mountains. 50 yards from our site we can walk into the desert and follow trails into Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Forest. Desert Museum is nearby and a must visit. If you like good sandwiches don't miss Beyond Bread in Tucson.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Desert Trails RV Park (40+ park), Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Always a sad day when we leave Desert Trails. We have more friend here than we do in the sticks & bricks up North. This was our fifth winter (rate shown is monthly) and we have our regular site reserved for next year. Three best things about this park are friendly residents, lots of activities and entertainment, and easy access to miles of hiking trails. The park is a bit funky since it was built around an old water park. There were no long rows of RVs side by side and nice views out our back window. One of the quietest parks we have ever stayed in. We camped at Desert Trails RV Park (40+ park) in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Area's Finest Country View Campground, Ogallala, Nebraska

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is Passport America $16 plus $3 for 50 amp plus tax. Good overnight stop close to I-80. Quiet and peaceful. Good Wi-Fi. We camped at Area's Finest Country View Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 6

Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Good Sam rate. Convenient location, regular bus service into downtown Santa Fe. A senior day pass costs a dollar! Considering the parking issues in Santa Fe, a real bargain. Buses every 15 minutes, stop very close to park. Pull throughs are a bit tight for a long rig (we are 60") due to concrete bollards at end of sites. Had to jockey a bit to get in, might have been a problem if the park had been full. Friendly and helpful owners. We camped at Los Suenos de Santa Fe RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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