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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Fort Chiswell RV Park, Max Meadows, Virginia

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

Like many visitors, we just stayed overnight. Since it's a pretty big park and caters to overnight stops, and it was mid-October, we almost didn't make a reservation but it's a good thing we did! The park was full by early evening. The section of pull-throughs we were in had very tight sites, fine for overnight but not much more than that. Another section had sites that looked almost twice as wide. Our site also had a steep incline at the beginning, then a level concrete pad for our motorhome, then uphill again at the the end. There's a nice grassy field for walking dogs. Both Verizon and AT&T worked well. We'd definitely stay again for an overnight stop, or maybe a longer visit in one of the wider sites. We camped at Fort Chiswell RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Tiffin Motorhomes Service Area (For Service Customers Only), Red Bay, Alabama

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $1.00
Overall Rating:      

Since this is just a big parking lot with hookups for Tiffin owners to stay at during service, there isn't a lot to say. Sites are close together and not necessarily level (we had to reposition a couple times to avoid an "excess slope" warning from our jacks. Our site was paved, not gravel, which was nice. The area around the service center is big and open enough for reasonably long dog walks. Our stay was free since we were there for warranty repairs... otherwise it's $20. AT&T was slow, but Verizon worked OK. We couldn't get the campground WiFi to work. We'd stay again for service/repairs. We camped at Tiffin Motorhomes Service Area (For Service Customers Only) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Manchester KOA, Manchester, Tennessee

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed overnight and found the KOA to be a good campground. The $49 rate (after KOA discount and tax) for the cheapest gravel site seemed a bit high though. There were also larger concrete sites, and even a site with a fenced dog area. They have a lot of amenities which we didn't use (pool, outdoor movie screen, kids play equipment, etc.). The fenced dog park was small and packed full of agility ramps, tunnels, and obstacles, so we only spent two minutes there and opted to walk our dog down the dead-end road instead, which was fine. Our site was level and was a pretty decent size for a KOA, which often have really tight sites and pack people in. Site utilities worked fine, and even the free WiFi worked quite well (always a pleasant surprise). Our AT&T and Verizon hotspots both had good signal but both were a bit on the slow side. The main downside (apart from the price) is the noise from the interstate. As far as KOAs go, this one is pretty nice. We'd return for an overnight if it's along our path, but given the price, we likely will look around if we were to stay for a longer period. We camped at Manchester KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Lake Murphysboro State Park, Murphysboro, Illinois

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

We stayed here for a few nights for the 2017 total eclipse, as this park was right in the center of the path. There are two entrances to the park... be sure to use the west one, labeled "Lake Access Road". For a state park, the sites are pretty small and close together, but certainly bigger than most commercial RV parks. There's no campground office, so we just checked in with the friendly camp host at the first site; no maps or other info are provided. The campground and roads are heavily wooded (very little sun) but we had no issues with branches hitting the motorhome. Sites are electric only, with some 50A and some 30A. Our site had 50A electric and worked great even though the park was 100% full and it was 90+ degrees out. The back-in sites along the lake are mostly for shorter rigs, though a few will fit bigger rigs. The pull-throughs in the center (like ours, site 32) were longer. Our 37' motorhome and tow car just fit, and our site was level. A 45' motorhome would fit if you parked your tow car in the overflow parking lot. There are two water spigots in the campground, but the one we were sent to by the camp host on our way in required about 50' of hose to reach. We filled our tank and then moved on to our site. The other spigot is right at the campground exit, so would have required doing another loop. There are no sewer connections, but the dump station on the way out was decent, though on a steep up hill slope. There are two pairs of vault toilets in the campground. There are showers a mile away at the park concession area, but we took a look and decided to take navy showers in the RV instead, since the showers were old, not very clean, and had no temperature control (push button and go). The park is dog friendly and the campground area is pretty good for dog walks, and our dog went for a short swim in the lake. Lots of fishing going on too. Verizon and AT&T both worked well. We'd stay here again for a few days if we need to return to the area. We camped at Lake Murphysboro State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There's a Walmart a few miles away on the other side of Murphysboro town.

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park, West Memphis, Arkansas

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for two weeks and found this to be one of the nicer private campgrounds we've stayed at. Sites were a decent size, there were several giant open fields and even some "trails" mowed through grassy or wooded areas, great for longer dog walks. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, from the office to the lawnmowers. We were able to receive both UPS/Fedex packages and US mail at the campground, which was very convenient. There was a fair bit of ambient noise throughout our stay, from frequent train horns, to river barge engines, to some loud background hum from a nearby factory. None were loud enough to bother us while inside. Speaking of inside, that's where we were during most of our stay, since it was August with hot and humid weather and tons of flying insects. The campground WiFi was unusably slow most of the time. Our Verizon and AT&T hotspots each had two signal bars and had OK speeds, but were not fast. Our booster didn't help. We'd be happy to stay here again, but hopefully not in hot and humid August next time! We camped at Tom Sawyer's Mississippi River Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
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
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

William's BBQ a mile or two away and has a fantastic chopped pork sandwich!

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Red Bay Downtown RV Park, Red Bay, Alabama

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time staying in Red Bay, and this RV Park was recommended to us. We took a quick drive through the other parks in town and will certainly be staying here again when we return to Red Bay in a month.

Compared to "normal" RV parks throughout the country, this one would rank pretty low, but compared to all others in Red Bay it's great! It's a concrete parking lot (better than the others which are gravel), but a couple sites are quite un-level, side-to-side. Site spacing is OK for a parking lot style park, and hookups are behind the sites. Free WiFi was a pleasant surprise, and being able to use the fenced yard of the adjacent house as a dog park was nice. It's two blocks from the Tiffin plant, an easy walk.

The only downsides for us were: 1) lots of ants around the utility hookups, and 2) lots of noise, which is pretty inescapable in Red Bay. We camped at Red Bay Downtown RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Beware of the constant smell of dog food from the Sunshine Mills plant in town. Yuck!

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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Ivy's Cove RV Retreat, Russellville, Arkansas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed here overnight, so the review will be brief. The campground is a mile or so off the interstate in a residential area, so it's reasonably quiet. It's very pretty with lots of trees and grass. Sites are a little close together for our liking but that's not unusual. Check-in was quick and friendly. Verizon was very slow, AT&T was decent, and the free campground WiFi actually was pretty fast (exactly 3 Mbps). There's no dog area, but we walked ours through the campground and one of the nearby streets. We would return here again for a few nights. We camped at Ivy's Cove RV Retreat in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Wellington KOA, Wellington, Kansas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA appears to be almost entirely used by overnighters. We stayed for a few nights in the middle of a 4-day drive to rest and resupply. The campground has a slightly old/worn feel, but not necessarily in a bad way. The area is wooded and attractive, and is only a mile from the interstate. While there's limited highway noise, there is some train noise in the distance, but it's not too bad. The gravel sites were average size for a KOA, but with a nice grass lawn, picnic table and fire pit. The fenced dog park, also average size, was handy, and we found a short grassy "trail" behind the park to walk on leash. The free WiFi was too slow to be usable, even when the park was mostly empty during the day. AT&T only had 1 bar of 4G and was very slow even with our booster. Verizon had 5 bars and was pretty fast. Staff was friendly and helpful at finding us a different site when we found that the one we were originally assigned had low branches that we knew our motorhome would be too tall for. We'd return here for another overnight or two in the future. We camped at Wellington KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
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Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

WaKeeney KOA, WaKeeney, Kansas

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA appears to be almost entirely used by overnighters, which is also how we use it. That said, it's pretty nice for a KOA, which we usually find to be a little overcrowded and expensive. The sites were a little more spacious than usual, the fenced dog park, while not very large, was attractive and grassy. There was a large field behind the park which was great for leashed dog walks. The KOA was just off the interstate so it was convenient, yet the highway noise wasn't bad at all. The free WiFi worked, but was not particularly speedy. Both our AT&T and Verizon worked well. We'd definitely return here for another overnight (or two) in the future. We camped at WaKeeney KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

St. Vrain State Park, Longmont, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This may not be the most attractive state park around, but it does have a lot going for it. Full hookups for $30, very large, spacious sites, plenty of places to walk with trails around most of the many small lakes, excellent Verizon and AT&T coverage, and a reasonable drive to Longmont and Boulder. Sites are completely level concrete, with a covered gravel picnic area. When outside we can hear the interstate but it's far enough to not be loud or bothersome. The full-hookup section is mostly wide open with few, if any, trees, and is all dirt roads so our car was a mess, and when walking our dog outside we had to deal with lots of dust when other cars drove by. The electric-only section of the campground has paved roads, many mature trees, and is much prettier. We had to deal with some mosquitoes but it wasn't bad compared to some other spots we've camped recently. We'll return in the future to spend more time exploring the Boulder area. We camped at St. Vrain State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
86
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, 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: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Chief Hosa Lodge & Campground, Golden, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this to be a nice, attractive campground, but then again we like wooded/natural settings more than rows of concrete. We only had a 30-amp connection, but while it was hot in Denver, this park is 2,000 feet higher and the air was cool enough that we didn't need our air conditioners. We had no sewer connection, but since we were only there two nights it wasn't a problem. It's very surprising that guests need to pay to use the dump station. Our electric and water hookups were on the wrong side, so we had to run the wire and hose under the coach, right to the middle of our camping area. The RV sites are a little closer together than we'd normally find in a public park. Our site #9 was pretty unlevel for our motorhome (low in back), but a shorter RV probably wouldn't have as much issue with the slope. AT&T had 2 bars of LTE and decent speeds, Verizon had 2 bars of LTE and was pretty slow. We didn't bother trying our cell booster. The interstate noise was noticeable when we were outside but it wasn't a bother. There's a trail right out from the campground, and a 1.5+ mile dirt road loop around Genesee Park which was great for our dog walks. Walmart is a mile away. We'd stay here again if we could find a better site (more level, sewer and/or 50-amp connection, utilities on the correct side). We camped at Chief Hosa Lodge & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Dakota Ridge RV Park, Golden, Colorado

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

This isn't the kind of RV park we'd normally stay at, but we ended up here due to a problem with our motorhome that required us to change plans at the last minute. Every other place we called was sold out, but Dakota Ridge had spots available for a few days (we had to move sites once) and the staff was friendly and helpful at getting us a reservation. The park is conveniently located for visiting Denver and Golden, we had strong AT&T and Verizon signal, and the free WiFi worked reasonably well, though not exactly fast. Our sites were decently level, though we saw many other rigs with wheels up in the air or many leveling blocks under the tires. The pull-through sites are arranged in alternating directions so on your driver's side you are right next to your neighbor and share utilities between you, and you share your camping area with your other neighbor's camping area. We do not like this arrangement any time we come across it. There's a trail up a steep hill behind the park that leads to an open field with ATV trails criss-crossing it, where we walked our dog. The park has a lot of dog rules and in addition to signing them, we were told when checking in that our dog not be tied outside with us, nor could fencing be put up, and dogs aren't even allowed to be walked on guests RV sites, only the small (non-fenced) designated dog area. By the time we were leaving however, we'd noticed that many of the other residents there had dog fences, dogs tied outside with no one outside, etc. There's a fair bit of noise from the main road and nearby businesses. The park will not accept mail or packages for you. Interior roads are a little tight but manageable. While we are glad we found someplace to land for our repairs, and the staff was friendly and helpful, this isn't a park we're likely to come back to, especially at $63/night (Good Sam + tax). We camped at Dakota Ridge RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, 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
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park (Fruita Section), Fruita, Colorado

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very modern and nice campground that has a lot going for it. Sites are nicely spaced with a fair bit of privacy, perfectly level concrete pads, large gravel patios with shelter roofs, wide smooth roads, and full hookups available for a great price. It's a short walk down to the Colorado River for our Lab to get wet before longer walks around the campground or the paved sidewalk to the community center. Verizon and AT&T both had strong signal and fast speeds. It's only a mile or two to restaurants and stores in the small but cute town of Fruita, and not much farther to all that Grand Junction offers. Check-in was smooth and friendly and our annual CO parks pass was still active from last year so we didn't have extra admission fees. Our only problem with the campground was the inescapable swarms of biting mosquitoes. We couldn't go outside our RV for more than a few seconds without getting lots of bites. This one factor made our stay considerably less enjoyable and is why I can't give the park a perfect score. Mosquitoes are a fact of life and we use repellent in plenty of parks, but the ones here were some of the worst we've encountered. We camped at James M. Robb-Colorado River State Park (Fruita Section) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than 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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hot Tomato Pizza, about a mile away, is indeed fantastic as a previous review mentioned. I'm originally from New York and this is the best pizza I've had in a long time!

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Steinaker State Park Campground, Vernal, Utah

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park is in a convenient location, only about 5 miles from town, and a half-hour drive from Dinosaur National Monument or Flaming Gorge. The campground is very small, and looks a bit old and tired compared to many other state park campgrounds we've stayed in. Our site was pretty large with plenty of privacy which was nice. There are 7 or so full hookup sites which is a nice surprise for a state park, and they're reasonably priced. Unfortunately most of them are on a steep hill so most of those sites are not level. Our 37' motorhome and tow car had no problem fitting in our pull-through site, but we had to drive our back tires up onto about 5 inches of stacked boards for leveling. The rest of the sites are electric-only or no hookups, and we did hear a few generators running from rigs in the no hookup sites. There's a vault toilet near site #8 which was pretty stinky. AT&T and Verizon were almost unusable until we put up our booster... then they were decent but definitely not fast. The state park was pretty quiet during the week but during the weekend it was packed with boaters, jet skiers, paddle boarders, and others having fun out on the lake. We found a nice secluded beach near the campground where our dog loved going in for a swim every day, but otherwise there's not much in the way of trails for longer hikes out of the campground. When exiting the campground we ran into some major low-hanging branches near site 28. We had high winds every day, so we could never use our awning for shade. Not sure if this was unusual or normal for the area. The gate to the state park closes at 10pm but we never had reason to be out that late. Overall this is a nice scenic campground, but site selection should be done carefully depending on your rig size, and you should have a cell booster if you want connectivity. We camped at Steinaker State Park Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 156
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 80

Sweetwater Fairgrounds, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here overnight while passing through. Although there are 1200+ sites, only the small main campground section was open in mid-June when we visited. We arrived on a Friday which means events were happening at the fairgrounds (high school rodeo finals, and stock car race). The friendly caretaker took our money, pointed us to the north-west corner and said there should be a few empty spaces left in that area. We found some, but the campground was nearly full and was a mess with RVs, horse trailers, pickup trucks, ATVs, and more, parked randomly all over. Despite the number of campers there, noise was minimal.

We backed into a site (with our 37' motorhome sticking out into the lane) and had nowhere to put our tow car other than in the empty site next to us (much like everyone else did). The dirt roads had large ruts in them where they met the main campground road, which required some extra care when pulling out. Since the whole campground area is just gravel, found a grassy area around the main fairgrounds parking lot for our dog walks. Verizon worked pretty well, AT&T was slow.

This was an OK spot for an overnight, but we may have actually been more comfortable in the nearby Walmart parking lot for the night. Clearly the RV sites exist primarily to serve the rodeo participants and not travelers, so I understand the shortcomings of the location. I expect if there weren't events happening and the campground was less crowded, it would be a more reasonable spot for an overnight stop. We camped at Sweetwater Fairgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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