Meanderman

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  • States Reviewed 33
  • Helpful Reviews 15

About Meanderman

Retired 30-year Air Force veteran, began RVing in 1974 and have owned eight RVs over the years. One trailer, one slide-in, four 5th wheels, and two motor homes. Currently in our 10th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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We seldom stay at KOAs, but this is a convenient location during our travels. Very friendly lady at check in, led us to our pull-thru site which was long enough to leave the tow vehicle attached. Gravel and dirt, and this time of year lots of mud. The usual KOA aggravating add-on charges, $2 for cable which was good, free WiFi was adequate, and Verizon cell/data was strong. Some long-term residents with outside items, but it appears they're in a separate area from campers. Probably a nice place in the summer, hard to tell this time of year. Far out of town, it's a place where we pay a premium price just for the convenience of an overnight stay along the interstate.

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Don't be tempted to turn into the park at the entrance of Cappy's restaurant, wait and turn at 23rd street to avoid bottoming out on a sharp curve. Check in was quick with a friendly and very helpful young lady. The park is basically a large flat area of an unusual surface; a mix of dirt and gravel that while holds up a vehicle when wet, results in a soft layer of mud. Sites are long enough to leave tow attached and have adequate space in between. OK cable TV, very good WiFi, didn't try the OTA TV. Verizon cell/data was strong, and no trees to impede satellite TV. Convenient to the interstate with shopping nearby.

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Located off exit 162, you must park and register at gas station/convenience store, then make a U-turn back into the park. As described by other reviewers, the layout is strange and could be a problem if full, but worked for our 40' motor home with tow and only a few long-term residents. Our site opened on the grass/river side and was level, asphalt/concrete, and convenient to hookups. WiFi wouldn't connect and no cable/OTA TV, but Verizon cell/data worked well. A good stay during off-season travel; could be a problem getting in/out if most sites in use.

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Like another reviewer, I was disappointed with how the waiting list for full hookup sites was never clearly described. We were never advised that the waiting list started on the arrival date instead of the reservation date, and it was never clear how the waiting list worked. We spent ten days in the partial hookup loop, with shared electric (1 30A;, 1 50A) and water. The sites (circles), like the full-hookup sites, are built on the former mobile home area and have a strange, but usable configuration. As the park becomes more popular, it would be helpful to have a transparent system for the full hookup sites to avoid misunderstandings. The park staff was professional and helpful, and the facilities are still some of the best in the system. WiFi worked well for us, and being on the edge of an urban area, Verizon cell/data and OTA TV was excellent. A great secure location with fairly easy access to shopping and dining, it remains one of our favorite parks.

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Although eleven miles from Kingman, this park to us is the best option when staying in the area. Easy access from I-40, friendly customer service, and wide gravel pull thrus. Most sites have a shade tree, and all have a table. Some noise from the truck stop below the park but nothing significant. Good Verizon cell/data and excellent park WiFi. We didn't use the cable, but there are a few OTA channels and few obstructions to a satellite dish. The restrooms and laundry are on the lower level and require a bit of a walk depending on your site location. We'll stay here again.

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A park most suitable for an overnight or long-term stay, as short term sites are very close together pull-thrus while long-term sites are large back-ins. Otherwise a typical Arizona snowbird park; crowded this time of year, lots of activities, and mostly welcoming residents. Verizon cell/data was strong, there are many OTA TV channels, average cable TV, and the usual spotty WiFi. We chose this park for it's convenience; on the East edge of town with convenient access to loop 303. Easy to access if you continue east past the 303 loop construction area and then double back.

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We were impressed by this park. Although a large park with a sizable mobile home community, the RV section has comfortable sites, a concrete patio, and picnic table. The facilities are extensive, there are numerous planned activities, and the residents are friendly and welcoming. The WiFi, as in most busy parks, had too little bandwidth and too many users, and was generally only working during midday. Excellent Verizon cell/data and very good OTA reception. A big selling point is the convenience to I-19 and the main areas of Tucson. The neighborhood north of the park is not the best, but the park's security is very good. The aircraft noise from Tucson International is mostly from military Air National Guard flights, and is not present every day. Overall one of the best parks we've stayed at in the Tucson area.

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We stayed here a month and had mixed emotions about a return visit. The park has three sections; a new, 11-site area with full width concrete pads and landscaping, the older and larger section with much the same features except a small patio, and the "tarmac" or overflow area which is a parking lot with full hookups. The recreation room is serviceable, and the laundry was fairly large and inexpensive ($1). The base facilities are spartan; the exchange is very small and stocks mostly convenience items, and the commissary is very small, but adequate. The base is located eight miles from town and there is very little nearby. No cable and few OTA stations in English, but no trees to block the satellites. WiFi was unusable, but Verizon cell/4G was strong. The quality of our stay was affected by aircraft noise. The runway is close by and jets start flying at 0700 each morning and often fly until 10 PM. The pattern takes the aircraft right over the park, and during night ops it's difficult to hear the TV or have a conversation. Approaching the gate, be aware you'll be stopped while a truck gate to the right is opened.

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This park provides a great stay for overnight or longer stay travelers at a remarkably low price. Be sure to check in at the convenience store before entering the park; there's plenty of room to park while registering. Easy access to the park from I-8, long, level pull-thru sites, and full hookups with a laundry and desert dog-walking area. Some noise at night from the truck stop, but otherwise quiet and dark at night. WiFi at the store; unusable in the park. Good Verizon cell and data, and no obstructions to a satellite. Get here early and call ahead to check if there are spaces available, this park fills up quickly.

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Rate reflects monthly stay plus electric. Our park of choice when visiting the area, Saguaro SKP Park, with minor exceptions, has everything for an enjoyable, reasonable stay. Travelers are able to rent the sites of absent leaseholders, so lots, which are all large, may vary from landscaping and pad to gravel only. Best suited for self-contained rigs since the only showers are at the office. The clubhouse offers weekly meals, a fully equipped exercise room, library, and large DVD library. Activities are extensive and visitors are welcome to participate. No WiFi except at the clubhouse, but a pay service is in the works. No pool, but it stays cool here in the winter. Verizon cell and data were strong, the cable is fuzzy, but there are no obstructions to a satellite. Convenient to town, Tucson, and Sierra Vista, with friendly residents and a welcoming atmosphere.

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We enjoyed our stay here while visiting Organ Pipe National Monument; friendly check in, good Passport America discount, and large sites. We were placed in one of the upper rows where there is a great view of the mountains, in a fairly level gravel site. Cable TV worked well as did the WiFi, and there were no obstructions to the satellite but only 4 OTA channels. Verizon cell and 4G were good. Still quiet here in advance of the snowbirds, and dark and quiet at night. A good place to stay at an attractive price.

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This large snowbird park was mostly empty during our visit, which considering the narrow sites made it acceptable for our four-slide motor home. Paved interior roads with gravel sites and a strange arrangement where the patio was at the rear of the site. Small trees, so no TV satellite obstruction and lots of OTA channels. Good Verizon cell and 4G, but park WiFi was too slow probably because of our location on the far side of the park. Convenient to I-10 and Loop 303, so a good stay for easy access, otherwise nothing special about this park.

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Easy access to the interstate and 12 miles from Kingman, this park is a good overnight spot when transitioning the area. The level gravel sites are at the top of an uphill slope and it can be difficult unhooking a tow vehicle. Sites have partial shade and a table, and are well spaced. The park WiFi worked well in spite of the number of RVs present, and Verizon cell/4G were strong. Cable TV was adequate and there were no obstructions for a TV satellite. Friendly office staff. This is a popular place and was full by early afternoon, so reservations are a must.

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Although on the NE side of town and away from the strip and downtown, it's nice to have the security of the base in the Las Vegas environment. During our many visits, hosts have been unfailingly friendly and helpful, and the escort to the site is appreciated. The unique layout results in most sites having more than the usual space, with trees and shrubs for privacy. Cement pad, patio, table, and separate parking are standard, and the WiFi worked well for us during our stay. Verizon cell and 4G were excellent, and there were many OTA stations along with a clear view of TV satellites. The jet noise during the day is expected, but be aware that the speedway north of the base can generate significant weekend noise during the evening. One of the best military campgrounds around, we recommend it over other parks in the area.

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We enjoyed our stay at this well-maintained park. Easy access to the highway and with a friendly and accommodating owner, the 50-amp sites are large, level gravel with a small tree and great views of the surrounding mountains. Good park WiFi and strong Verizon cell and data, with unobstructed views of TV satellites. Some long-term residents, but their sites were well maintained. A beautiful area with lots to see, we'll return again.