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: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

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.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

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.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

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.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

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: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

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: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

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.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA, Holbrook, Arizona

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

We have stayed here about five times. Good location. Close to the freeway but not too noisy. Sites are gravel, but compacted and not a bunch of dirt. They serve food here for breakfast and dinner. We camped at Holbrook / Petrified Forest KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Cowboy RV Park, Pocatello, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Our space was so beyond the ability of our coach to level. This is a tight, close to your neighbor type park. Most of your neighbors will have been here a while. One night one of them used a grinder to make something. Sounded like they were grinding metal. This noise went on for quite a while. Tight interior roads. We paid for three nights and only stayed two. We camped at Cowboy RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go to the Museum of Clean. Just over a mile from the park and very enjoyable.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Ennis RV Village, Ennis, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

A great RV Park. Big sites, gravel with grass for patio area. Scenic from the park. Long sites with room for the largest RVs. We camped at Ennis RV Village 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
Quite a bit longer than 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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Several good restaurants close by.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Great Falls KOA, Great Falls, Montana

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

This park is very hard to rate. If you have a small trailer or motorhome you stay in the old side which is a bit overgrown but very nice. Lots of flowers, nice pool, pancake breakfast and so on. But we have a big motorhome so we stayed in the new section which has none of those things. The new section is mostly dirt with some gravel, and some green. I say green because it is not grass it is dense weeds. Some of the weeds are the ones with sharp points that make shoes better than sandals.

Thankfully it did not rain when we were here. It was close but just missed us. If it rains this place will turn into a mud bowl. When the weeds are removed and replaced with grass and the roads paved or graveled the new section will be fine. Until then the new section is not really a good place to stay. We camped at Great Falls KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Havre RV Park, Havre, Montana

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

This RV park is right on Hwy 2. And immediately on the other side is a major train depot. So you get noise in stereo. And this park is an unusual design. Not in a good way. It is fully paved. All sites do have full hookups. But the sites for rigs over about 25' in length are all curbside on a median. This means that water and power are on the wrong side of the coach. There is a sewer on both sides. There are lots of nice regular back in sites on the perimeter, but only short rigs will fit.

When we were there most of the longer sites were occupied by long term trailers. These were occupied by agricultural workers. The ones we met were from South Africa and very nice. But they are in the 20s and do like to drink beer outside. Since all the rigs open into the middle that means you may have a late party right outside your home, like we did. And then left over beer bottles and other trash all around your site the next morning. However, the loud beer party noise was much drowned out by the engine brakes of OTR trucks slowing down to our left and many trains on the right.

Nice staff. Very friendly to me. There is a large gas station next door for fueling up and casino. We camped at Havre RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Downstream COE, Fort Peck, Montana

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

I don't give any park with no water to site or sewer a 9 or 10. Even with those this would not have been a 10. I do recommend visiting this campground. I found it because AAA had the Fort Peck dam as a "gem" in their tour book. The area around this campground is a "gem" to visit. Beautiful scenic views. Very good and free tour of facility. Very very nice museum right next to camp ground. When we were here, this campground and the whole area was infested with mosquitoes. They bite during the day here. Bring OFF. Once I put on the OFF lotion the mosquitoes stayed away.

This is a very nice and spacious campground. Try and get a site with a water view. We camped at Downstream COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Concrete
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
No

Campground Details

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

For some strange reason they put water fill ups (two of them) so you block the road when filling up. So if you can come with a full tank. Put on bug repellent before going outside if you come in summer. Be sure to go up at sunset to see the views up top of the dam. Bring your best camera. Take route 24 in. Other road is under construction. For miles.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Red Trail Campground, Medora, North Dakota

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

We stayed here three nights. OK park next to Medora ND. So if you are going to visit Teddy Roosevelt Park this is one of the places you would stay. The park is fine, but a bit funky. Water pressure and flow is low on both. This is walking - biking distance to Medora. Strong Verizon signal. We camped at Red Trail Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The north Teddy Roosevelt park is more spectacular than the south.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Mel Riemen Rec COE, Valley City, North Dakota

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

This park is unsuitable for larger motorhomes. But you cannot tell that from the web site. We showed up with our motorhome, looked at the site, and left. There is no way we could have leveled our rig in the site. Plus getting our 42' motorhome into the site would have taken a shoe horn.

This would be fine for a 30' motorhome if you have lots of leveling blocks or you get one of the few level sites. We camped at Mel Riemen Rec COE in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 20

Alexandria Shooting Park and RV Campground, Alexandria, Minnesota

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

This is a GREAT stop without reservations. Only a few blocks off the Interstate but not much noise in the park. My dog loved this place as there is a huge area with grass and I rode my bike and we went up and down the rows. Since the rows were almost entirely empty that was no problem. We had very good 50amp and water hook up. Dump station at end of row. We camped at Alexandria Shooting Park and RV Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Alexandria is a great small town. I recommend the Runestone museum highly. Also, nice small restaurants in downtown. Very nice place to visit.

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