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: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Charleston Marina RV Park, Charleston, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Part of the Port complex and operated by the port. Basically a large paved parking lot with RV spaces and hook-ups. Good size sights, excellent WiFi, easy in and out. Able to park truck across one end of space and smart car beside trailer. We camped at Charleston Marina RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
76
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
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:

Drive down past Sunset Bay State Park to Cape Arago, beautiful drive with great views. Shore Acres State Park for the views the lovely gardens. Simpson Reef Overlook sea lions covering the rocks below. Cape Arago State Park overlook. Portside Restaurant good food varied menu a bit pricy; Millers at the Cove good food, sports bar atmosphere. In Coos Bay the Blue Heron was outstanding, German beer on tap, German food and seafood, excellent service.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park, Winchester Bay, Oregon

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

Actually did not stay here for several reasons. After our experience being unable to get into a site at Sunset Bay State Park we drove the few miles north to check out our reserved site at this park. Again it was very tight with a lot of trees but we could have gotten into our site relatively easily. However, 10 night reservation w/o a full hook-up, shower room quite far away with no parking area, meaning a walk to get there, and no dump station worked against it. Add lack of sat service due to heavy tree cover and we decided to cancel our reservation and go to Winchester Bay RV Resort in Coos Bay. We camped at Umpqua Lighthouse State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
009
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Sunset Bay State Park, Coos Bay, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

Actually we were not able to stay here. We had reservations for 4 nights but were unable to get into our site. Would have fit OK but the road was very narrow with trees right up to the pavement and the site showed angled on the map was at a right angle to the road with trash cans protected by concrete posts right opposite the site. I tried, but no way, first time in 15 years that I could not get into a site! Granted we have a 37' fifth wheel with a Heavy Duty Truck but that is usually not an issue. We camped at Sunset Bay State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
A38
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ended up going to Charleston Harbor RV Park just down the road.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

La Pine State Park, La Pine, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

South loop 7, pull thru, room for 37' with HDT unhooked if I backed it under front of trailer. Could have fit easily if I used full pull thru, but I put trailer in center of site to get it more level. Did not unload smart car. full hook-up. Sat dish worked fine. Site a little tight, not much outdoor space but adjacent to large public area. Out in the boonies but a easy 28 mile trip into Bend. Quiet even with families around. Very little ranger presence, entry booth usually unmanned. Pretty location, very spotty cell phone coverage (Verizon hot spot would not work at all), lots of nice walking trails through the woods and along river. We camped at La Pine State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
South loop 7
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Two good museums in the area Oregon High Desert Museum and Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Good grocery stores on business 97 in Bend, 22 miles north of park entrance road. Albertson's and Walmart on left just as you exit onto bus 97.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Bordertown Casino RV Resort, Reno, Nevada

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

This would be a 10 overall if it was a little more roomy. Beautiful park, paved roads, all sites are pull-thru, all sites have concrete pads with grass between the sites. Only problem is roads are a bit narrow and the sites are tight and close together. Concrete pads are 10' wide. There was just enough room for our 37' fifth wheel and Heavy Duty Truck with the truck parked at an angle. Small trees, no problem with Trav'ler sat dish. A very pretty park, quiet and convenient off of US 395. We camped at Bordertown Casino RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
44
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walking distance to Bordertown Casino. Small casino with bar, decent restaurant and deli. Outstanding pizza at the deli! 15 miles north of downtown Reno, traffic a bit heavy coming and going. Park is at exit 83, there is a good grocery store off of exit 73.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

McGee Creek RV Park & Campground, Mammoth Lakes, California

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

What a lovely place! Best description is 'rustic', but hey, it's 6,940 feet up into the Sierra Nevada's. Beautiful fast running creek right in the center of the park, we could hear the rushing water all night. Really enjoying the cool temps after weeks of high 90's, 65 when we arrived, 35 at 7 AM the next morning - June 1st. Easy overnight stop traveling on US 395. We may come back and stay here longer than one night. No WiFi. We camped at McGee Creek RV Park & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Yes

Campground Details

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

Not much right nearby, this is a hiking and fishing spot. Dark and quiet at night.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Shady Lane RV Camp, Barstow, California

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

Small park, tight roads, dusty (but it was very windy!). Very helpful and affable host, guided to site and helped park. Pull through had room for trailer and truck if I unhitched and angled the truck (we are 65' long hooked up). Easy access from I-15, a few miles from I-40. We camped at Shady Lane RV Camp in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Good for an overnight, not much recommend a longer stay.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 6

Arizona Oasis RV Resort , Ehrenberg, Arizona

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

Large park with many full time units and real cabins. Sizable beach area along the Colorado river. The "river front" sites are back-ins above the river with lovely views; the "premium" sites look no different than the "standard" sites, just closer to the river. Dirt roads and a bit dusty, very quiet. We camped at Arizona Oasis RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
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.

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 27
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: 69
States Visited: 27
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: 69
States Visited: 27
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: 69
States Visited: 27
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: 69
States Visited: 27
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: 69
States Visited: 27
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!

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