About RFCN2

Sort of retired long time RVer. I like motorhomes because I always have. I like fooling around fixing things, but not obsessively. I love touring the western USA.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Sunbury / Columbus North KOA, Sunbury, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This is one of the nicest parks and best RV sites we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in hundreds. We looked out the front of our RV on to a small lake. We had a brick patio, with very nice table and chairs. Very nice play area and pool for kids. Activities. They had Halloween in July when we were there. Pizza was delivered to our door. The only negative I can think of is goose poo all over the area close to the lake. And it is a bit of a chore to get to this place from the express way. However, the RV park is quiet. We camped at Sunbury / Columbus North KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
67
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

American Wilderness Campground, Grafton, Ohio

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

Lots of problems with this park. But if you want to be by Cleveland you have VERY limited choices. 1. One of the main roads to get here was under construction with NO detour. Meaning, it was closed. Not that easy to get around the closed area. 2. This park is down a bunch of country type roads that a slow going and not that easy to drive an RV down. 3. This park in miles is fairly close to Cleveland, but it is time consuming to get there or mostly anywhere due to "cow-path" type roads. Even Grafton is 5 miles away and you should have a Garmin to find it. 4. No wifi at all during our stay of a week. I was told they were changing providers. 5. Poor cell reception. 6. Power went out while we were staying here and it was in the 90's with high humidity. The power was out for many hours. 7. There is one, one lane road to get in and out for this large campground. This means if two RV's towing enter at the same time at either end there is a problem. And you cannot see the other end so this can and does happen frequently. 8. NO SEWERS AT ALL. One dump station at the entrance. 9. Check in is 3pm. We got there at 2pm and had to wait an hour. 10. Nice little lakes you can swim in and fish in. Stuff for kids to play with in water. Beach next to lake. We camped at American Wilderness Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
112
Site Surface
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
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort, Hill City, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $70.00
Overall Rating:

This is a wonderful place to camp. Right in Black Hills close to most attractions and Mt Rushmore. This is a huge campground with RV sites, tent sites, cabins. Expensive and worth the money if it is within your budget. I booked months in advance to get the week of July 4. We camped at Rafter J Bar Ranch Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stay a while. There are many many attractions in this area. We stayed a week this last visit and had no problem finding things to do.

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Amana Colonies RV Park, Amana, Iowa

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great RV Park and a great place to camp. It is a huge park that can hold hundreds of rigs. The sites a grass with gravel where your tires go. It is right next to the Amana Colonies in IA. This is a very nice place to stop. The local food is good and not expensive. The villages are historic and have some museum type places and lots of shops. However there is little junk shops and mostly craft type places. I highly recommend this as a stop. We camped at Amana Colonies RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Be sure to see all five villages.

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Springfield KOA, Rochester, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

This park is hard to get to. And I don't mean a little hard. The small short narrow creek bridge to get to it (the only way in our out) is a test of your grit to cross it. From my place in the driver's seat the first time it was not fun. But the park is fine. WiFi and Cell coverage is not good. This is a very quiet park. It is in a very nice residential area, but on a very large piece of property so you will think you are in the woods. We camped at Springfield KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park is fairly close to Springfield. Make sure you go to the newish Lincoln Library. This is a modern Presidential library and suitable for all ages. There is high tech stuff to keep the kids entertained.

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Indianapolis KOA, Greenfield, Indiana

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $60.00
Overall Rating:

This park has a great fenced in dog area. Large, fenced in, in the center of one of the site areas. We have stayed here twice. It is right off the freeway, but not too noisy, but a bit of an obstacle course to get in. You go in, cross a bridge, do a tight u-turn to get to the check in, then we went back over the bridge and to our site. That said, we enjoyed this park. Our Airedale loved playing ball with kids in the dog park. We camped at Indianapolis KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA, Streetsboro, Ohio

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

This park is on a road under construction. There is NO detour. So you have to go against the advice of Garmin and Google maps to figure out how to get here. I made my reservation months in advance. They put us in a way too small back in with many other large RVs that could also barely get in. I slightly damaged my rear bumper getting into this site. This is the first time in 38 years I hit something. This park is VERY crowded in the area we were in. And I am one of KOA's VIP customers. This is quite far from Cleveland if that is where you want to go. However, the surrounding area from this park is a very nice town and area. We camped at Streetsboro / Cleveland SE KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
103
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This park has rules for visiting friends or family. Be sure you read them if you invite visitors.

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA, Vernal, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Very spacious site with full hookups. We were backed into an area in the back with lots of quiet. This was a park VERY set up for kids. Pool and big outdoor area for playing. They even had a large inflated rubber semi dome for kids to jump on. This park is very close to Dinosaur National Park. It is fairly close to Flaming Gorge National Monument. I recommend highly going to both. The drive up to Flaming Gorge is beautiful. Dinosaur is a large park with varied terrain. We went on a ranger led hike while there. We camped at Vernal / Dinosaurland KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Wagons West RV Park, Fillmore, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little park that has good utilities and some shade. This is the best park we have stayed in south of Salt Lake and not as far as Cedar City. This park has easy access in and out from Interstate 15. It is not noisy. This is a small town though and we did have a hard time finding much in the way of restaurants. On the other hand they have a post office, pretty good food store. And when we were getting ready to leave there was a cattle drive right down the main street. We were not delayed by the cattle. We camped at Wagons West RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, Williams, Arizona

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice park. If you are going on the train ride to the Grand Canyon this is the place to stay. They also have a pet sitting place right on the grounds for when you ride the train. We camped at Grand Canyon Railway RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
145
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This was far from the most difficult tight turns in a park I have ever navigated, but still when you are paying and rating a park this high your standards are higher. A bit confusing check in. Signs can confuse. I almost made the mistake of pulling on a 5 ton limit bridge by missing the turn and had to quick disconnect the car and back up. Then the arrows in the check in area were going the wrong way, and so on. But this is a very nice park and they charge a lot for it.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Barstow / Calico KOA, Yermo, California

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

We have stayed at this park a bunch of times. Since our last stay they have added a very nice large dog park. If you want to visit Calico State Park this is a great place to stay. There is a bit of freeway noise here so request a site at the back of the park. The owners have made efforts to make this an interesting place to stay with things added around the grounds for decoration. Also, nice pool. We camped at Barstow / Calico KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
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:

I recommend Peggy Sue's Diner. We went to Barstow to see Rt 66 museum and Railroad museum but they were only open Fri, Sat, Sunday.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort RV Park, Laughlin, Nevada

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here a couple of times. This is an excellent place to stay right in the middle of Laughlin. Some sites have views so ask for one if you want one. We had a pull through site without a view but it was a very good site. Our full hookups worked well. Some of the interior roads a bit tight but our 42' worked fine. There is frequent transit to the casino that is close by. You can also call for pickup. My Garmin 470 RV GPS told me to turn left off the main road. You need to turn right. There is free parking on the casino side of the street, but the RV park is across the street. We camped at Don Laughlin's Riverside Resort RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
428
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We were with friends and they wanted to eat at the casino. We did so three times. We ate at the Mexican one and the food was not great. We then had breakfast buffet and the food was good. And finally at the Prime Rib restaurant and on a scale of 1-10, 10 being best, this was a 2. The casino is getting old and needs a remodel. This is not the Bellagio in Vegas. Do visit Cloride and Oatman for fun. Cloride is funky and very photogenic. Do not take dogs to Oatman. Wild burros hate them.

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Sunset (NPS Campground), Death Valley National Park, California

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

Price reflects using our 62+ National Park Pass. Without this pass price is just $14. This is a very large paved campground right in the middle of Death Valley National Park. Considering the price, that the campground is well supervised, has a dump site, has water, but no hookups, beautiful views, it is a solid 10 to me. No reservations here but we came at high season and did not need them. There are camp hosts. The campground is supervised. Pets are welcome. Very good dump station on site. Water is available in unthreaded faucets at each rest room, but potable water with a threaded faucet is available just past the dump site. We camped at Sunset (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B13
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle

Campground Details

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

Death Valley National Park is a gem of a place to visit. My preference is to visit when it is not too hot. We went in March and had sun, clouds, rain, and just all around great weather. There were some crowds at the points of interest in this huge park but not too bad. We have a Jeep and found that as soon as you get off the pavement the crowd thins to near zero. When we got on the actual 4WD track our two vehicles were the only ones around.

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort, El Centro, California

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We were in front row next to pond. Nice view but lots of dirty birds walking around. Some of those geese would be better living somewhere else instead of crapping everywhere. A bit of freeway noise but not bad. The only time there is significant noise is when fighter jets zooom overhead. We camped at Rio Bend RV & Golf Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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:

Anza Borrego State Park not too far away. I have driven up there with a friend and gone hiking. A beautiful huge desert park.

Review Count: 122
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 23

Arizona Sun RV Park (55+ park), Quartzsite, Arizona

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

For years our motorhome club would stay on the BLM land for our normally annual Quartsite visit. Now we are older, lazier, don't like dust so much, and stay in an RV Park. The last few years the AZ Sun has been the place. This park is perfectly fine except our site was in the second to the back row and it was very unlevel. Since it is just dirt and small stones leveling could be done in the off season pretty easy. The utilities here were good. WiFi as usual these days was slow to non-existant. Cell signal from Verizon was slow to non-existant. We were able to make and get phone calls from Verizon but data was very very slow. The signal was at least 4 bars but the Verizon infrastructure in this area cannot take the high loads of high visitation times. We expected the slow Verizon as it has been this way for the last ten years. Even back in the day we used sat dish internet it was the same thing in Q in season. Slow. And area that this park is outstanding in is low noise. No freeway is close and no railroad passes by. And area this park absolutely falls down on is trash. One trash dumpster for an almost full park. We ended up taking our trash with us when we left. We were given an open space that was not rented. between our rigs to park our Jeep. Thank you. We camped at Arizona Sun RV Park (55+ park) in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Back area
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
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:

The ARCO station down the street is was a good place to get fuel. Lower prices than the stations on the interstate. Go see the gum museum. Free close by in a private building behind residence. Thousands of display items. Really worth the visit. We found it in Trip Advisor. Hi Jolly park-cemetary was OK. Gum museum better.

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