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full-time rv'er with DW pull rig with 2004 Volvo road tractor sleeper cab. Stay south in winter, midwest in summer.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Sonny's RV Park, Lexington, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here and reviewed this park several times the last few years. Have to be objective with this review and start by saying the park has been here awhile and is starting to show its age. We had a 50 amp fhu site that we had last fall which was good. But the park is occupied by long term permanents with several junky sites that have not been cleaned up in a couple years, tarp on a roof at least 2 years and a pull behind that would fall apart if moved. Interior roads are in real bad shape this visit. Need several loads of gravel IMO because pot holes are deep and numerous. Owners are very nice and are truly kind people but need to spend some money on upgrades and make some tenants shape up. Park is okay for workers that need a place and travelers passing through going to and from the RGV or the coast but really not a destination type park. We will continue to use this park for short stays cause Snows BBQ is within walking distance. We camped at Sonny's RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
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
Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

New large Dollar General within walking distance on same side of road as park. Snows BBQ within walking distance four short blocks over town.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

By the Lake Rv Park, Ardmore, Oklahoma

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

Have reviewed this park before and it is still one of the better park/resorts we have stayed in. Electric pedestal with cable connect, sewer drop and hose bib placed well in the site which is fairly level. Needed just slight adjustment side to side. Concrete with patio and picnic table. Wide approach roads make it fairly easy to enter the pull through sites. Good laundry and nice pleasant staff so there you are. You will hear train noise because of active rail line west of the park. We camped at By the Lake Rv Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Wellington KOA, Wellington, Kansas

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

Reviewed this KOA several times the last few years so most of the past review particulars hold. Good placement of hookups with cable in the site. Close to KTA and Walmart just down the road. Ownership changed but still KOA and they operate with the KOA system. Reviewers have commented on noise during the evening and overnight. The noise is from the rail yard south of the park where they shunt and marshall the various trains of the BNSF system. So be aware if noise of this type bothers you and yours. We camped at Wellington KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Eagle Ridge RV Park, Eagleville, Missouri

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

Stayed here several times over the years and it remains a nice owner operated campground in Northern Missouri. We had site 4 which we've had before and it's a nice long pull through with full hook ups that work and is pretty level side to side and fore and aft. Small camp store and small laundry on site. Talked to owners and they will be open until mid November if you need a place for an overnight off the interstate. But folks be aware there is NO OTA tv so bring your dish if want television. Jet pack hot spots do work though. We camped at Eagle Ridge RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Toot Toot cafe in Bethany. Don't know much more about this area.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Crystal Springs RV Resort, Ellendale, Minnesota

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

Have reviewed this park a year or so ago and that review still holds. This visit we stayed in one of the long pull throughs as we stayed only five days. Plenty of room for the rig and tractor and all utilities worked as they should all though management came around and advised that the water could and was shut down a couple of overnights because of the severe cold weather and we did have heavy wet snow during our visit, over two inches on the rig and truck. Ground did not freeze so no ice on roads. So, to finish up, marked restrooms/shower as didn't use but have checked them before and know they are sparkling because the owners, who we are acquainted with, would not have it any other way. Small nice laundry. Two sites remain unfinished in phase one, which they will knock out in the spring and owners have said phase two will start next year. Been coming here five years so we've seen a lot. Good park. We camped at Crystal Springs RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand
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
20 Amp, 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:

Georges restaurant in Geneva has very good food with bar service. Dean's Smoke Shack also in Geneva is a family owned meat market and also carries small line of groceries. We highly recommend both locally owned businesses.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Blackhawk Park COE, De Soto, Wisconsin

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Reviewed this COE park last year and that review still holds. Friendly staff, clean and neat grounds, level long sites in the newer section, so really not much more to say. IMO this COE park is managed and cared for to high standard that other COE and private parks should strive to achieve. The only areas that one could gripe about would be water and sewer connections at the sites but that will not happen so come in with empty black and grey tanks, take on water at the fill sight and enjoy this park and and the surrounding area of Southwestern Wisconsin. With fishing, orchards open this time of year, leaves turning, family owned restaurants and cafes, quaint little shops, you'll have a great time. And $48.00 for 4 nights camping is the cherry on top. We camped at Blackhawk Park COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Sunrise Orchards in Gays Mills for all kinds of apple stuff and a whole lot more. The Bright Spot in DeSoto for good food at decent prices. Sylvan Glen in Stoddard for evening dinning with bar service. Sheps over in Lansing Iowa is good too with bar service. A must is Horsfalls Variety store also in Lansing. You'll find things you didn't know you needed until you saw it at Horsfalls.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Lazy Acres RV Park, Center Point, Iowa

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

Stayed here a few years ago when park was managed by folks who built the park. New owners have continued on with friendly staff who escort you to your site and take care of the grounds and sites as the previous folks did. Sites are packed gravel that is very level so not much is required to level if you don't have a "six point" system. We don't. Pedestal has 30/50 amp service with 20 amp receptacle on the side of pedestal that is apparently on a separate ground conduit and line. Water and sewer drop is also placed well in the site which has grass and is nice and wide and long, at least 80 to 85 feet on our pull through, #13. DW said laundry was nice, though small. To sum up park is a good value and appears to cater to families who camp in this part of Iowa. Only change I noticed is they no longer have an ATM in the office and ice cream freezer had boxes on it so no ice cream late in the season (sigh). As I stated a few years ago, Cedar Rapids south and Waterloo north. Don't know much about this area. We camped at Lazy Acres RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Adventureland Campground, Altoona, Iowa

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

Finished another five month season living in the campground as part of the work camper force at Adventureland Amusement Park. Site is comped as part of our employment. General public pays $35.00 per night and there is a monthly rate but not sure what the exact fee is so would not want to comment. Park is large with large amount of pull throughs and good amount of "circles" that have 10 sites per circle. 95% are asphalt with newer concrete sites in the mix. All existing sites have FHUs and there are plans to build 12 to 15 new sites by the walking bridge to the amusement park that will be for conversion vans and smaller campers that will have 20/30 amp electric, water, but no sewer. Power is constant with good water pressure which is very good for a campground this size, and sewer drops are placed well in the sites. Campground office receives mail and packages during the season and sells souvenirs, ice, and propane. Large clubhouse and pool available during season and has washer/dryers inside building. The comfort stations 1, 3, and 4 have washer/dryers and all including #2 are being remodeled during the off season. At times there were complaints of sewer odors so the remodeling was put on the table this year. So to sum up, the park is starting to show its age a little but I believe they are heading in the right direction and it remains a good value due to its location, close to shopping, new hotels, casino across the street, new outlet mall and within 10 to 15 minutes from Des Moines. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
78
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
20 Amp, 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:

Prairie Meadows across the street with very good buffet, casino, and live horse racing at times through the season. New outlet mall over by Bass Pro. Decent restaurant in Bass Pro with bar and 6 lane bowling alley. Sugar Shack Cafe on 8th Ave is moving to strip mall west of Altoona Walmart-give em a try. And of course Adventureland Amusement Park and Adventure Bay Waterpark next to the campgrounds.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Emporia RV Park, Emporia, Kansas

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

Thought we would try this park for an overnight on our way north. Easy to find and entrance is well marked on Hwy 50, though mind the traffic when you enter and exit. Interior roads gravel with gravel sites and strip of grass between sites. Pedestal with back-to-back double 20/30/50 receptacles and water pipe with double hose bibs are placed decent in grass divide. Two sewer drops also in divide because park is set up primarily as door to door travel buddy sites. When not crowded they assign you every other one so you are not door to door. Not a typical park design in my opinion. No cable or ota but they have a cable box they give you to use. We tried to make it work and another party did too but to no avail. The office building appears to be in the "KOA" style that they used for many years. It was ok for and overnight but we probably won't return. We camped at Emporia RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
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
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Be mindful that you are within 200 feet of a major expressway/turnpike so road noise will be constant. There are also active RR tracks in this area and the trains run 24/7.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

By the Lake Rv Park, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Our third visit to this park/resort and I rate this park a 9, which is high for us. Usually rate the better parks 8 but this one is different. Remember the RR tracks you cross on your way to park entrance are active and you could hear trains in the night. Also watch the traffic coming over the rise as you enter or exit park. Large parking area in front of lodge/office when you are checking in. Office/park staff always friendly and professional. Sites and roads in the park are concrete pull-throughs with a fair number of back-ins on the north end of park. Sites are level with good pedestal placement that have electric, sewer drop, hose bib and cable TV connection combined for ease of hookup. Site was long enough to remain hooked for our one night stay in site #48 which is across from the shower house/laundry and the DW says it has an excellent laundry facility. So to sum up, we would recommend this park for short or long term when in this area of Oklahoma. We camped at By the Lake Rv Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Concrete
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
No
Tips for other Campers:

Lake Murray is up the road so traffic may be heavy at times.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Oak Forest RV Park, Austin, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed here while visiting friends, relatives, and Doctor appointments. When we started staying here five years ago it was quite a bit smaller. It has expanded under the Roberts Resorts banner. Many new sites closer to Decker Lane that can and do accommodate families with children and Roberts have brought in tiny homes for rental purposes. We stayed in the pull throughs across from the pools and site was level concrete with good pedestal placement with electric, sewer drop, hose bib and cable tv hookup. Site long enough to unhook and still have plenty of room for the tractor. This was site #8. To sum up we enjoyed the visits and being close to friends and Doctors on our way north for the summer. We camped at Oak Forest RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Concrete
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
20 Amp, 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:

The newer sites are of different lengths and are laid out with different approaches as far as backing in to the sites. All the newer sites are backins so be sure you are comfortable with the site you are assigned. No shade in the new section.

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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Sonny's RV Park, Lexington, Texas

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $9.00
Overall Rating:

This has been our winter spot for 2017-2018 and after almost six months we will be leaving soon. So, this is a review with positive aspects and a few things that could be corrected. First the plus's-Cost-$275.00 monthly plus .15 Kwh. Water pressure good, 30/50 amp service good, no interruptions this winter. Sewer drops good with no backups. Septic field in good condition. Sites are all grass with pull through capabilities and two long pull throughs in the front are gravel. Six/seven back ins located rear of park. Interior roads gravel with some pot holes that show up. Owners drag roads occasionally. Small laundry with two washers/two dryers coin op. Mail and package delivery available. If you are nervous about mail delivery, rent a po box at Lexington P.O. $19.00 for six months. Some permanents but no real trash sites and permanents are quiet. OTA TV is good with twenty to twenty five stations on average. Owners that live on site in stick house are very nice and have operated the park for eleven years. Now having said all that, this is some points you need to know. Park is NOT a resort so if you need concrete and activities and swimming pools look elsewhere. It is on US 77 which is major road to and from the RGV, so there is traffic but not much road noise as park is set back from the road. This park worked for us this winter as we have stayed here before and would recommend this if you understand what it is and where it is. We camped at Sonny's RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
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
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Small grocery with Subway across highway, Dollar G, post office, Snows BBQ (No. 1 in Texas again-only open on Saturdays), donut shop and hardware store near by. You are about twenty miles from nearest Walmart. Close to major central Texas cities for things to do, places to go and people to see. If you do not go to Snows BBQ at least once (Saturdays only, remember) you will not know what real real good Texas Q is. Even Franklins Q owner from Austin comes here.

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Airport Park COE, Waco, Texas

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $12.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice Corp park that has nice back ins and SOME pull throughs that are of the half circle design common with some state, national, and Corp parks. Electric pedestal and hose bib placed well in our pull through site. No sewer drop. Very nice concrete steps and patio area down to the covered concrete picnic area with grill and fire ring provided. This area overlooked the lake and the western sky and was clean and neat. The only negative is the extremely tight gate entrance and exit with gatehouse in the middle. Big rigs and class A's be aware when moving through this. Take your time and watch your mirrors. To sum up, very good value and very nice well maintained COE park with six deer grazing by exit and paid us no mind when we left.

Do not get nervous if YOUR gps says you should be at park entrance but obviously are not. Keep going and you will see Airport Park Beach Road. DO NOT turn left here but proceed to the NEXT left. This is the entrance to the park and leads right to the gate house. We camped at Airport Park COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
021
Site Surface
Asphalt
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
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

By the Lake Rv Park, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Park is fairly new and has been constructed and laid out by people that have rv'd and it shows. After you cross the rr tracks you have a slight grade up. The park entrance is on left. Sight lines are poor as you are on small hill and until you are actually stopped for you turn you cannot readily see on-coming traffic from the lake going up the hill traveling west. Nice wide parking area for arriving rigs and spacious office/gathering area with connected pool on the north side. Office offers small store with camping items, ice cream treats, soda water vending, and ice for sale. Propane also offered if needed. All paved interior roads with concrete sites. Electric pedestal with cable TV connection, water standpipe and sewer drop placed well in site. Concrete patio with picnic table at each site. Long enough pull through so we could stay hooked but would have to drag the rig forward a few feet and angle the tractor a bit if we unhooked for longer visit as back of rig was at extreme end of site. Very clean grounds and laundry according to DW was clean with $1.50 wash/dry with commercial machines. 90 pull throughs in main area with 38 back ins for full time seasonal residents at north end of park. To sum up, this is a very nice well managed park with staff who thanked us for stopping and hoped we would return. Which we will and this park is our stop when in southern Oklahoma. We camped at By the Lake Rv Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 113
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 24

Lakeside Casino Resort RV Park, Osceola, Iowa

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

One night here passing through. Was here several years ago and it is good for one or two nights. We picked site C-3 which was just long enough for fifth wheel and tractor hooked. Good 50 amp service with decent water pressure. Site had cable connection so I tried it and shazam had at least 80 channels of clear dtv. A couple of negs-pick your site carefully. Some sites still broken up concrete and some sites will NOT fit Class A's with toads. All sites pull-through with narrow approach roads. So be aware. To sum up, good value if you are passing through or visiting the casino. We camped at Lakeside Casino Resort RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-3
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Put your 20.00 in the envelope and fill it out with what you want them to know. Put it in the box and thats it. Enjoy the evening at the casino or rest up for the next day. Your work is done.

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