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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Holiday Trav-L-Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $66.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here almost every summer since 2002 and the overall experience is on the decline. We camped for one week during the 4th of July. As the campground is great location to all of Virginia Beach attractions, has many pools and activities, a dog park that is great for letting your pup take a run the campground management needs to address some issues, the biggest being golf carts. People driving around aimlessly playing loud music, shining their bright LED lights into your campsite and drinking is a disaster waiting to happen. Another is kids under 16 driving around and racing through the camp roads. The pool close to our site was closed during the day and when it was open the lack of skimming is apparent, the pool attendant would never even look at see what was going on in the pool. Low voltage under 105 at times. Our water pressure was under 20 pounds the entire stay, the water was brown and I was told to "flush" the system to clear it up. Asking to speak to management I was told that none were on site. The campground was so overbooked they were placing tent campers on any available piece of grass. After the 4th they did not pick up the garbage for two days, trash was all over in campsites. Again the campground is in a great location, you can bicycle to anywhere on the beach. We would probably return but more on the off season. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
182
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Head to Gilly's Creamery for great ice cream. Also while there pick up some veggies at the farm market. Ride your bike to the beach via the bike path.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Jacksonville North / St. Marys KOA, Kingsland, Georgia

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night while traveling on I-95. We called earlier in the day for a campsite long enough for our motorhome and toad, they said I would need a patio site. This site was anything but, a small paver area with weeds and patio furniture that should have been discarded years ago. Water pressure was 20 pounds and smelled like sulfur. If you are a light sleeper the road noise off of I-95 might keep you up. I know campgrounds have seasonal residents but some of the sites with refuse and sheds looked horrible. the dog park was very nice and the store / pool area looked very nice. We camped at Jacksonville North / St. Marys KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
C9
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Bluewater Key RV Resort, Key West, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $150.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a resort! We stayed for nine nights in early May on site number 65, this is a Bay Front Platinum site. Check in was the most efficient we have ever experienced, they direct you to your site and show you everything in the tiki. The site was more then large enough for our 33' class A motorhome and toad, electric, water and sewer hookups are on either side so you have the option to pull in or back in. We also liked that paver area that was the entire site, this kept the motorhome very clean inside. The tiki hut was mostly enclosed with translucent windscreens, this made viewing great but knocked down the wind that we had for a couple of days. This also allowed us to place temporary gates up to keep our dogs inside with us. The tiki was fully furnished with dining table, chairs, couch, end tables and two loungers, it also had ceiling fans, lighting, a full length kitchen counter, two drawer refrigerator, ice maker, cable television. kitchen sink with hot and cold water. Off is the tiki is a patio / sitting area, two loungers and enough room for more chairs. The private dock has a ladder for access to the water area for swimming / kayaking / paddle boarding. There is also a floating dock for a jetski. There is a freshwater hose located by the dock / patio area, this made for hosing off feet and kayaks a breeze. The privacy was excellent between sites with beautiful landscaping and lighting. All utilities worked excellent. This is very close to the leashed dog park, this makes quick and easy access for your dog. This site is also in one of the widest parts of the park, so pulling in / backing out is not an issue since there since there is so much room. Shading / filtered light was nice, this kept the motorhome a little cooler inside. The staff was amazing, lots of where to go, see and do tips. We camped at Bluewater Key RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Pavers
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Dog parks, Key West at Higgs Beach, Another in Big Pine Key (30150 South St Big Pine Key, FL 33043). Places visited in Key West; Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Farmers market at Bayview Park, Firehouse Parking Lot for centralparking in KW. Breakfast / Lunch Dinner; Date and Thyme, The Cafe. Other then KW; Baby's Coffee, next to the campground / resort. Good Food Conspiracy, great food. Bahia Honda State Park, beautiful place. Turtle Hospital.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground), St Augustine, Florida

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a lovely four night stay on site #31. Finally a campground that offers a sites that are really "long enough" for both the motorhome and toad. Check-in and how we were escorted to our site was exceptional. All utilities worked wonderful with great voltage, more then adequate water pressure and a sewer that drained perfectly when we emptied our holding tanks. The park is super clean and it's obvious to see that the staff works tirelessly to maintain this. Roads within the park and other sites we saw look great, our favorite feature? The large off leash dog park, our pups enjoyed running around several times a day when we would walk them. I-95 is a short drive and this would make it a perfect stop if you were needing an overnight stay. This also make a perfect destination when visiting the city of Saint Augustine. Points of interest, shops and eateries are just a few miles away. AT&T / Verizon cell signal was fine. We would return if visiting again. We camped at Compass RV Park (formerly Indian Forest Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

While visiting we would recommend; The Fountain of Youth, Castillo de San Marcos (also the perfect time to visit the center of town), St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, St Augustine Lighthouse. For dining; The Manatee Cafe, Present Moment Cafe. If you kayak you can launch from the area of the lighthouse, kayaking in Salt Run was very nice. If you would like to walk your dog on the beach there is a public access / parking at Jack's BBQ, 691 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Elk Neck State Park, North East, Maryland

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

What can we say, another great Maryland State Park with lots to do and full hookups. Check in was friendly and easy. We stayed in the North East Loop on Site # 14, great secluded full hookup / pet friendly site that is very easy to back in. Water pressure was great, electric voltage was perfect and no issues with the sewer. A visit to the bath houses to check out the cleanliness and there was no disappointment there, spotless and nicely heated on this cool April weekend. Plenty to do here for a long weekend or possibly a week. We hiked the Pond and Marsh loop trails, many more hiking trails available. A trip to the lighthouse is a must see, do this before 10 AM or after 5 PM due to limited parking at the trail head. Kayaking was easy, there is a great put in spot at the Rougues Harbor Launch area. The town of North East is a ten mile drive if you forget something or want to go out to eat as there are some eateries in the town. Note, some sites have an incline where it might be a little hard to park a RV over 25', check the website and use their guidelines. Other sites we could manage with our 33' motorhome and parking for our toad in the future would be (in order) 14,3,5,11,13,30,22. There is also a laundromat and camp store. Cell service on AT&T and Verizon was one bar, good enough to text. We camped at Elk Neck State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
North East 14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Book early as this campground is very popular. Visit the lighthouse, take a stroll in the town center of North East and enjoy the eagles flying over.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Wellesley Island State Park, Fineview, New York

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

What an amazing state park. We stayed in the Fox loop with full hookups. Note, there is not a bathhouse nor showers in this loop. Check in was easy since we had reservations. Bring your pets vaccination records as they will ask you for their proof of rabies vaccination. We chose site 15 because it backed up to the woods, we had morning sun at our awning and great afternoon shade, this along with sites 17, 19, 21 and 23 would be our choice for future visits. The sites are spacious so you actually have a "yard." The sites are paved but do require some leveling blocks. Water pressure was excellent, sewer worked without any issues but the electric dipped down to 99 volts on occasion. This park is BIG. We took our dogs on many walks and with walking "around" the park loops you can easily do 3 plus miles. If you are looking for electric only, you might want to to try loop H, very open sites and quiet. We kayaked several times from a put in spot by loop H, parking is available so you can leave your car. Great playground for kids by the camp store / marina with amazing views of the river. We can't give it a "10" due to the lack of security, after the staff leaves anyone can drive into this park and set up camp. There are no markers on the sites to tell you who belongs and who does not. A couple sites down we saw a RV drive in after dark and leave early in the morning. The week we were here we only saw maintenance staff, never a park ranger. We camped at Wellesley Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Fox Loop 15
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Looking for great firewood, bait or the fish that everyone hangs from their awning? Stop at Woody's just before the park entrance, plenty of room to park your car, truck or motorhome. Craft beer and brick oven pizzas? Wood Boat Brewery in Clayton is your place. Tour of the 1,000 islands? Uncle Sam's Boat tours, do the two nation tour.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We booked site 266 (full hookups) for a six night stay in May. We really like the Pennsylvania State Parks but there is some room for improvement. The sites 266-270 were electric sites "converted" to include water and sewer, the problem is the sewer hookup is almost at the middle to front side of the campsite, make sure you bring along extra sewer hose! All other utilities worked very well. Drainage of the above sites was great, we had some rain and there was no puddling or mud. The above sites are a mix of gravel and grass, mostly open with a tree line to the back. Bathrooms are across the street and were minimally cleaned each day. Note that the sites 241-247 might be a little hard to back in if you have a longer truck and trailer. The park offers many activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking and cycling. There are racks that you can lock up your kayaks or canoes that are close to the water. If you like the outdoors you will love this park. We would return. We camped at Gifford Pinchot State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
266 Loop C
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Looking for a place to let your dog run? There is a off leash dog park within 20 min drive. Lower Allen Community Park (4075 Lisburn Rd, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055). Farmers Market, check out West Shore Farmers Market open Friday's and Saturday's. (900 Market St, Lemoyne, PA 17043). Brew Pub and food, Appalachian Brewing Company (50 N Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101). Coffee House, Cornerstone Coffeehouse (2133 Market St, Camp Hill, PA 17011) Go to this after the Farmers Market, they are close.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Pocomoke River State Park, Snow Hill, Maryland

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

Another great long weekend here at the Shad Landing (Acorn Loop) side of the park. We stayed in site 24 (I would also stay in site 7 in the future), this site provides lots of privacy and a nature trail that exits from right from the camp site. 30/20 Amp electric only with multiple water spigots around the loop. The bath house is centrally located to each loop so not a far walk if you need to use it. Small camp store with ice and firewood are available. Kayak rentals for paddling along the beautiful Pocomoke River. This is the pet friendly loop so keep that in mind if you do or do not have dogs. Also make reservations, we were here in mid October and every site was reserved for the weekend. Good amount of hiking /walking within the park. Snow Hill is very close but lacks a larger grocery store. A 8 mile drive to Pocomoke City or Salisbury is less then 30 min away. If they also had water hookups this would be a 10. We camped at Pocomoke River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Kayaking along the Pocomoke. Nassawango Creek Preserve. Brew pubs with food (Evolution and Tall Tales) in Salisbury. Assateague island along with small towns are all within 30 min of driving. Byrd Park in Snow Hill has a small off leash pet area along with a boat launch.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Saco / Old Orchard Beach KOA, Saco, Maine

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground for the Old Orchard Beach / Portland Area, oh did I mention super clean ! We stayed here for three nights in mid September and would return in a second if visiting the area again. Amazingly clean, well manicured and a super friendly staff. We stayed in site # 47, this is a pull through gravel site with more then enough room for our 33' motorhome and toad. Electric was good along with water, sewer and cable. Great off leash dog park. I did hear a little traffic noise but nothing that would keep you up at night with the windows open. Very short drive to beaches and Portland. We camped at Saco / Old Orchard Beach KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Martel's Ice Cream, Kayaking at Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, downtown Portland, All Day Breakfast and walks along Old Orchard Beach. Dogs are allowed on beach after 5 PM then anytime after September 15th when we visited.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA, Bar Harbor, Maine

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for eight nights in early September on site 114 to check out the sights of Bar Harbor / Acadia. Great location with Route 3 to take you to Bar Harbor / Acadia National Park, about a fifteen min drive to Bar Harbor. Check in was easy, utilities worked well with 50 Amp service, water was very good along with pressure and cable. We went for the full hookup site and not waterfront since they are W/E only. We gave it a 7 because the staff was not the usual over the top friendly like we have experienced form other KOA's. I would avoid sites 101 & 106, the dumpster was located close by and was very full at times. I would also avoid corner sits like 105, 111 & 122 because other campers take the turns too tight and almost hit other campers. The dog park / off leash area was on the small side and if you have kids the playground is small and there is no pool. We camped at Bar Harbor / Oceanside KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
114
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Grab a sandwich at Mothers Kitchen down the street. We hiked a lot in Acadia, stop by the visitor center to find what would work for you.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Holiday Trav-L-Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $59.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here almost every year for the past twelve years so this review comes with some comparisons from years past. We really like the location to this campground for all the Virginia Beach activities. The campground itself has four pools and entertainment every night during the season. Check in is speedy and there is a guard at the entrance 24 hours a day. Bathrooms as we did not use them much were clean. Utilities worked well, voltage remained at 118 the twelve nights we stayed, water pressure was a little low during high demand. We stayed in site 168, this was more than enough room for our 33' class A motorhome and car. Best thing about this site is the "yard", you are not staring at another RV ten feet away from you. The dog park is great to let the pups run for a while. What we don't like are the golf carts and scooters that drive all around, most are driven by people drinking and some by kids who do not possess a driver's license. If we were to visit again we would opt for a Super Site but not on the perimeter of that area as the campground uses the grass area to store dilapidated campers. Again form staying here for a handful of years I think they need to clean up some areas of the campground and tighten up some of the rules. We camped at Holiday Trav-L-Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
168
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Citrus for breakfast, The Adventure Park for Fun then Gilly's for Ice Cream !

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Boston Minuteman Campground, Littleton, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

I do believe this should be the standard of campground cleanliness. They have a cleaning service that cleans their bathrooms ! We stayed three nights since we were attending my Nephews wedding in Princeton, MA. Great check in and when looking at the sites it is very wooded, but don't worry they escort you to your site and how the sites are arranged we had no issues backing into site #80. Electric, water and sewer all worked perfect along with cable. This was once a KOA and has gone private. Grocery store is 5-10 minutes away, just ask the staff what you are looking for and they will tell you where to go. This will be our stop to and from Maine in the future. We camped at Boston Minuteman Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Ice Cream ! Then head to Kimball Farms. This was the only thing beside the wedding that we attended. There looks to be a lot in the area but be aware of traffic, traffic and even more traffic.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Bay View Campground, Bourne, Massachusetts

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

We said here for five nights in August. I was nervous about the bridge traffic but the staff recommended that we should arrive after 3PM on a Saturday, they were correct. Very clean and maintained grounds with a lot of seasonal campers, but I have to say they keep everything extremely clean. Check in was easy with a guard to watch people come and go. We stayed in site # 48 with our 33' motorhome and toad, this site has plenty of room. No issues with electric, water of sewer. Nice dog park to let the dogs loose and have them run around. If you are visiting the Upper Cape this a great location. We camped at Bay View Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Again if visiting the Upper Cape, towns of Bourne, Sandwich, Falmouth, and Mashpee this is a great place to stay. You want to be on this side of the bridge if visiting the above towns, not on the "mainland". Also ferry service to Martha's Vineyard is within a 20-25 minute drive. We loved visiting and walking the dogs around Falmouth in the evening. Like to ride a bicycle? The Shining Sea Bikeway is great. Check out Cape Cod Coffee Roasters and the local farmers markets.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Virginia Beach KOA, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

Thanks goodness for a great site # 41, had we been in one of the flooded sites the overall rating would be a 2. We would stay here again if we could get this site, so many of the others were flooded due to the rain that they had the week before. Another disappointment was the slummy seasonal / residents that they have here. I can't believe that this is a corporate owned KOA and it looks like this. This campground along with the one across the street are convenient to all the attractions of VA Beach. Our water, electric, sewer and cable worked perfect during our stay. The pool was well maintained. We camped at Virginia Beach KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Dogs are allowed on the beach north of 42nd street before 10 AM and after 6PM. VA Beach is very dog friendly so check out that information on their website. Bring the bicycles and head to False Cape State Park.

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 12

Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA, Cartersville, Georgia

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Super friendly ! This is a great campground when staying in between the Atlanta and Chattanooga area, one hour is the driving distance for each making this a great place to stay. The staff is super friendly and will print information off the internet and show you where to go on a map. We stayed on site # A9 and all the utilities worked well during our stay. A note about being in the rows of A1-A10 and B-1-B10, there are a lot of people who stay for a night or two, late night check in and early morning departure was the norm here. If you do not like that you might want a different site in the campground. AT&T service was LTE with very fast data service. This might not be a great campground for people staying with kids, a pool and small playground is what they offer. We camped at Cartersville / Cassville-White KOA in a Motorhome.

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