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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Shady Pines RV Park, Texarkana, Texas

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

An extremely nice park just west of Texarkana. Signage is easy to see from the road and access is easy. Roads are concrete, wide, and easy to navigate even when your rig + trailer is 70' long. Sites are concrete pads that easily accommodated our rig/trailer. The area between sites is spacious and grassed with descent sized shade trees. Of particular note is the care that was taken in laying out the campground. Each site drains out onto the road at either end and the roads drain down to the beautiful lake on the property. We came after they had had a month of steady rains and the sites and road were dry and the grass was solid albeit a bit soggy. Electric power steady and adequate. Hookups well positioned. There are two bathrooms and four separate showers and all were immaculate. The grounds are "manicured"! The small lake is awesome and has much grass around it on which to walk your pets. Office staff exceptionally friendly and competent. We highly recommend this park. We camped at Shady Pines RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B9
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

American RV Park & Sales, Corsicana, Texas

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

This was our second stay at his park as it is convenient to our travels from home to Bowling Green. The folks in the office are friendly, efficient and provide excellent service and information. The park is clean, sites are concrete pads with lots of grass, easy to maneuver even with a rig plus trailer that is 70' long. Dog park is clean and stocked with doggie bags. There is at least one other pole near a large area of grass with dog bags and a trash can. There appear to be a lot of full-timers but there sites are clean and reasonably uncluttered. The only negative to the park is that the full-timers start departing the park at 0600 and many drive very loud diesel pickups. The park is just off Hwy 31 on the west side of Corsicana but there is very little traffic noise. The rate is extremely reasonable for what you get. We camped at American RV Park & Sales in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Holiday RV Park, North Platte, Nebraska

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Just off I-80 with minimal highway noise. Convenient to Walmart and various restaurants. Two lanes to park for check-in. Friendly staff. Older park with many huge shade trees. The sites 80-90 are level, long with large grass areas between each. The only small negative is the pet walk butts up against the frontage road putting your pets in potential danger. The did provide poop sacks. Park is well maintained and very clean and neat. Numerous trash dumpsters are conveniently located throughout the park. We camped at Holiday RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Qdoba, Mexican chain restaurant, serves margaritas and mixed drinks!!!

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort & Cabins, Spearfish, South Dakota

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $55.00
Overall Rating:

This park is truly deserving of the "Resort" in their name. Beautiful landscaping, magnificent metal sculptures of various wild animals, spacious grass space between each site, super nice dog run with doggie bags at the enclosure as well as throughout the park, large pool with two hot tubs, meeting room, nice gift shop, trash bins conveniently located with nice wood fences to camouflage, and conveniently located to many wonderful attractions. We camped at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Houston East RV Resort, Baytown, Texas

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

This is a beautiful, well-maintained park. Sites are reasonably long, level with sufficient space and grass between each site. All facilities are maintained, grass is cut, there are substantial pet walks with doggie bags and disposal can provided. We noted two negatives. On check-in we found the staffing inadequate. There was one host and she was busy on the phone for the first five minutes I stood there as she explained to a potential customer all the information available on their website! When she finally got to checking me in she showed me the site map and where our site was located. Her assistant who would have shown us to our site was gone so she was showing me on the site map how to drive there. Since the streets in front and behind the site were two-way streets she indicated I could approach from either side. I knew that to be incorrect as the utilities are generally on the left of a coach, so I asked her where the utilities were located. She had no idea! We managed to get into our site without an issue, although it was a bit short for our 45' motorhome with Jeep attached. I was concerned as the Jeep was sticking out a foot or so in the rear, but shouldn't have as many of the "residents" park wherever they wish without concern for blocking a road. The other issue is the full-time residents. A number of them have VERY LOUD trucks or motorcycles and don't mind revving their engines so all can marvel at the wonders of loud mufflers. That is, of course, more an issue of the type of clientele rather than the park itself, but there should be an effort made to control the noise. Last, their brochure does not mention the gate or the necessity to get within ONE foot of it for it to open. We were going to call the office on Sunday morning as we were attempting to leave and the gate wouldn't open, but the office is "CLOSED" on Sunday??? We camped at Houston East RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
F-1
Site Surface
Concrete
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

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lakeside RV Park, Livingston, Louisiana

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park surrounding a sizeable lake. Arrived in a driving rain storm but were still led to our site. Concrete roads and sites with ample grass between sites. There are a significant number of long-term residents, but every site is clean and organized. The lake is clean, clear and has abundant wildlife. We counted a dozen geese and numerous ducks. Great areas to walk your dog with doggie bags and disposal cans positioned all around the lake. Easily accessed from I-12 but no traffic noise from the Interstate. There are a couple of roads on each side of the park and you can hear some traffic if you are outside. Staff is extremely helpful and courteous. Our pull-through accommodated our 45' MH plus towed without disconnecting. It is obvious this is a well-managed RV park. WIFI was adequate but the Verizon signal was strong giving us two internet options. We camped at Lakeside RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
79
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston, Louisiana

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

29 back-in and 4 pull-thru sites on a loop overlooking a beautiful lake. Check-in was quick and efficient. The entire park and campground is heavily wooded with 100'+ trees. Lake is sparkling clean with geese and ducks. There is a concrete walking path all around the lake and numerous hiking trails in the park. The four half-moon pull-thru sites are long enough to accommodate parking vehicles at both ends. Many of the back-ins next to the lake could accommodate a vehicle parked in front of the RV. Water pressure was good, dump station at each site, and electric very stable. Some of the back-in sites are fairly close together but all of the pull-thru sites are reasonably private. Each parking pad was either asphalt or concrete, and a number of the back-ins on the lake had chainlink fencing for safety. All of the pads we looked at appeared to be very level. There are trash cans at almost every other site. The grounds are well groomed and the entire park is very clean. The road to the camp ground area is a little narrow and would require careful navigation if you met another RV on the road. Most of the overhanging branches have been trimmed to avoid damage to your RV. This campground is located within easy driving distance of many eating establishments in Ruston as well as the Walmart. Easy access to I-20 but absolutely no traffic noise. We only spent one night but will return as this is a destination campground that should be enjoyed for multiple days. This is one of the finest parks we've visited and the daily charge is SO LOW. Highly recommend Lincoln Parish Park Campground. We camped at Lincoln Parish Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Benchmark RV Park, Meridian, Mississippi

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Several miles off I-20 so relatively isolated with no road noise. Owner apparently has other responsibilities so his phone number is posted on the office. He answers immediately, assigns you a site, and requests you come to the office after 4:30 to check in. Check-in is quick and efficient and the owner is extremely polite and helpful. The park is small but immaculately kept. Roads are gravel, wide and easy to navigate. Each site has a concrete pad with gravel extensions on both ends that, in our case, accommodated our 45' motorhome with towed attached. Utilities are well located and work. Water pressure is higher than usual, but the owner has posted a sign in the office advising all to use pressure regulators. WIFI is a little slow but good otherwise. There is an enclosed dog park with doggie bags provided. There is also a large field that is kept mowed when the weather allows and is a great place to walk your pet. A long stand of 50 foot trees is to the west of sites 1A-14A and provide a pleasant break from the summer sun after about 4PM. We stayed two nights and would return. We camped at Benchmark RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
11A
Site Surface
Concrete, 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: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Wagon Train RV Park, Canton, Texas

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

This is a beautiful, small park just off I-20 east of Canton. The new owners keep the park immaculate and are expanding the number of sites. Each site is gravel and level with large grass areas and at least one sizeable tree between each site. All hookups are well placed and work great. The pull-thru sites are long enough for a 45' motorhome with towed without disconnecting. WiFi was good. There is a small pavilion with numerous Adirondack chairs. There is a small pond currently hosting ducks, geese and a heron. Lots of small rabbits in the area. The park is close to the highway but road noise was not an issue. The owners intend to build a larger bath area and possibly a couple of small cabins, but their intent was to keep it small enough so they could visit with their guests. There are a few long-term residents, but each site was immaculate. Canton has a very huge "First Monday Trade Days" every month. It is a gigantic flea market (6,000 vendors on hundreds of acres) started more than a century ago and this would be an ideal place to stay while enjoying this fantastic event. It is also a wonderful place to stop en-route other destinations. We camped at Wagon Train RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
8
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Stay here enroute other destinations or while enjoying "First Monday Trade Days" in Canton.

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

B.J.'s RV Park, Terlingua, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Well situated between both Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State park. Easy to find and close to the highway. Host checked us in quickly and guided us to our site even though it is a very small park. Utilities are well-placed, electric consistent, and water tasty with good pressure. The owners have done some landscaping and there are numerous small trees, but one must remember this is the middle of a desert and shouldn't expect rich, thick grasses or large shade trees!!! The sites are level and well designed so what little rain they have won't flood the sites. The sites are oriented north/south so the "social" side of your coach faces the east and provides great shade in the afternoon. The park does have a dog area that has some grass. There are two private bathrooms in a mobile trailer that also houses the washer/dryer area. Each bathroom has sink, shower and toilet and were clean and well maintained. We camped at B.J.'s RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Terlingua Ghost Town has a bar/restaurant and a number of shops that may interest visitors. The town of Presidio, about an hour an a half to the west, has a very well-stocked grocery store and the prices are very reasonable. Both Big Bend parks (National and State) are worth several days to explore.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Fort Stockton RV Park, Fort Stockton, Texas

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

Easy access from I-10, quick, efficient and friendly check-in, easily navigated interior roads. Sites are well spaced and those near the front of the park have numerous large trees for shade. The roads and sites are gravel/dirt and thus a little muddy if it has rained. There is some grass between most sites with picnic tables on concrete pads. They also have a large, fenced area for dogs. Park is within 2.5 miles of a Love's truck stop and about 5 miles from town and a Walmart. Many long-term residents (helping the park pay the bills and stay open for us transients) but they are generally parked in a separate area and that area is well maintained. We camped at Fort Stockton RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Take advantage of the Roadrunner Cafe at the RV park. We had dinner and breakfast and both meals were very good. Service is quick and friendly.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Red Canyon RV Park and Campground, Panguitch, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Now owned by Forever Resorts, which also has the concession to operate the lodge at Bryce Canyon, this is a small park with limited sites. The first four or five pull-through sites have trees, however they may restrict use of slides. The lady at the office is very pleasant, efficient and informative. As others have stated, you pick your own site. The sites big enough for a big rig are at the upper part of the park, are gravel/dirt, and easily accessed. We had no trouble leveling. There is one bath house, which was clean, at the upper end of the park. There are several grass areas to walk dogs and a few tent sites. You will get a great preview of the beautiful red rock formations in Red Canyon from the RV park. It is a couple of miles from the park to the visitor center for Red Canyon, and 15 miles from Bryce Canyon. Due to the high temperature, we elected to drive through Bryce Canyon to the end (Rainbow Point) then on the return trip stopped at all of the overlooks. Awesome views and rock formations. We also took advantage of the closeness to Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument - a must visit. There is no end to the dirt/gravel roads you can drive to various view sites. We chose to drive to Devils Garden and walk among the hoodoos. They are amazing rock formations and worth the trip. Note - the road has sections that are like washboards, but passable for all but the lowest slung vehicle. We could have spent a few more days checking out this park but our schedule didn't allow. We camped at Red Canyon RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
214
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase Escalante are must visit places from the RV park.

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Thousand Lakes RV Park, Torrey, Utah

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

The parking to check in is a little confusing: basically park wherever you wish! The sites all have trees. Our row, sites 30-39 and the row behind us, sites 40-49 had grass between each site. There is a very large, lush green grass area around the pool. The tent sites are in this area and were private, well-kept and looked very level.

Behind the park are some beautiful red cliffs that offer unusual photo opportunities. They do not have a specific dog area, although there are plenty of places to walk them. There didn't appear to be too many long-term residents, and all sites were clean.

We had two concerns. The first was the electricity. We arrived around 3 pm and by five the power had dropped off four times. It was so unstable we had to limit ourselves to two of the a/c units, and turn one of them off if we wished to microwave or cook. It caused us to hang around the entire next day rather than visit Capitol Reef because we wanted to be assured our two dogs wouldn't roast if the power dropped off while we were gone. We determined we could turn off all electrical in the coach except for two a/c units and were fairly certain everything would be okay. We did set the Auto Gen Start system just in case.

The second concern was the dinner at the Grill at the RV park. They have a reasonably menu with four seating times. We selected the trout and a hamburger and asked for 6:30 seating. At a little after 6:00 a young man came by our site and told us our meal was ready and waiting. By the time we got there the fish was a little dry and cold. The hamburger was okay. The cornbread was horrible. The side and dessert were served in small "prep bowls." The drink choice was lemonade or water - no ice. After we ate we knew why they charged the gratuity when you ordered, as the food wasn't worth the price.

On the bright side, the young man who came to get us and served our meal was very personable. We'd stay again but would avoid the Grill! We camped at Thousand Lakes RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel, 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Capitol Reef National Park is a must. We were here in late July so limited ourselves to the scenic drive rather than some of the hikes.

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Golden Spike RV Park, Brigham City, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful older park just a couple of miles from I-15 and off Hwy 91. Because of it's age the interior roads are fairly narrow. While the spacing between our site (#1) and the next was very tight, the rest of the spacing on the front row (sites 2-11) appeared to be much wider. There is grass between each site and several shade trees. If you park on the first row and the RV on the second row has moved as far forward as they can, you may have a bit of a trouble making the turn into your site. We're 45' and the coach behind us was as far forward as he could be, so the turn in around the trees was tight. We actually had to disconnect the Jeep so I could move forward and back to get centered and aligned in the site. However, the great trees are certainly worth the maneuvering required. The area between the first row and the street is "park-like" with much green grass and many shade trees. Walmart and a variety of restaurants and stores are in close proximity to the park. There is a Pilot truck stop just across I-15 which is easily accessed. We camped at Golden Spike RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Main Street, the next major street beyond the park has many little shops, restaurants and fast food places. Across Hwy 91 from the park is a Super Walmart, car wash, a couple of hair salons and a Sonic.

Review Count: 56
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 10

Vale Trails RV Park , Vale, Oregon

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

The owner's of this park have put in much effort to make this a nice, neat and comfortable park. The restroom/showers were immaculate. The grounds are well maintained. The sites are long and level, there is grass between most sites, and there are many, many elm trees providing shade to all sites. There is an enclosed dog run with really cute landscaping, chairs to sit, fire hydrant for the boys and toys for the dogs. This is an older park and the layout is a little convoluted. You drive into the park off Railroad Avenue and stop at the office. You then must make a 180 degree turn, go back out onto Railroad Avenue and go down about 100' to the entrance to the sites. We're 45' long and towing and elected to disconnect to make these turns, although it may have been possible without disconnecting. Our site was very long and would have accommodated the RV and towed, but we would have had to pull so far forward that we would have needed electrical and water extension cord/hose to reach the utilities that are located at the very back of the site. Since we had disconnected we parked the RV at the rear of the site and were able to reach the utilities without dragging out the extensions. The site area in front of the coach was more than adequate to park the Jeep. There was additional parking next to the dog run. It rained while we were there and the sites all had good drainage, thus no puddles. The owner's of the park are extremely pleasant and helpful in pointing out restaurants and other things in Vale. We camped at Vale Trails RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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