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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Rate is based on monthly stay. As long-time full timers, we're always looking for a perfect park, and this is as close as it gets. It starts with the owners; friendly, helpful, and concerned with the quality of your stay. The location is perfect; three miles from the center of the picturesque town of Bandon and convenient to the beach. At night, you can hear the surf pounding in the distance. The sites are long, level pull-thrus with table, and the hookups are conveniently located. The park is along Highway 101, but the is fenced for privacy and noise reduction. The community room is furnished with TV, washer/dryer, game table, lending library and lots of local information. For once, we had an entire stay with strong, consistent WiFi, along with good Verizon cell and data. The park furnishes the equipment free for digital HD cable with multiple channels, and access to TV satellites is easy. Not a resort, just a great place to stay with great owners who take an interest. We'll be back.

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Rate is for monthly stay w/electricity. Alamogordo doesn't offer much in the way of quality RV Parks, but this is a very nice park at a reasonable price. The long, level pull-thru sites have a nice-sized tree for shade, a gravel patio, a table and are staggered to provide a bit of privacy. Acceptable cable TV, some OTA channels, and no obstructions to TV satellites. The WiFi worked well, and we had good Verizon cell/data. Not in the best neighborhood, but fairly quiet and with easy access to the highway with little road noise but frequent barking dogs. Close to Alamogordo's shopping with easy access to Tularosa, Cloudcroft, and Ruidoso. Friendly manager and owner were quick to provide local information. A place we'll stay again.

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Our stay of choice while stocking up for a trip to the coast. Easy access from I-5 with well signed entrance. Pull-thru sites are level concrete with patio and long enough that it isn't necessary to disconnect our tow vehicle. Cable TV was analog but extensive, some OTA, and no obstructions to TV satellites. Good Verizon cell/data and the park WiFi was slow but usable. For golfers, discounts are offered on the course for Rvers.

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Everything you need for an overnight stay. Easy access from I-5 with long, level gravel pull-thru sites. Hookups worked well for us without unhooking our tow. Good analog cable TV and no obstructions to TV satellites. Very good WiFi and good Verizon cell/data. Not much to do in the area, but for an overnight it's perfect.

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Overpriced for what they offer. While sites are long, level pull-thrus, the area in between is dirt and during our stay wet and muddy. Hookup for sewer was too far back to use without an extension. WiFi was unusable, although Verizon cell/data worked well. Cable had many channels, good OTA selection, and no obstructions to satellite. Very professional check-in staff didn't make up for the shortcomings. Lots of long-term residents, but most were well kept. We'll search for a more reasonable location if returning to the area.

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Professional staff at check in, even gave us hints on which oranges to pick. This time of year the trees were full of fruit, and we were told to pick as much as we wanted. Sites are long level gravel pull-thrus with trees and table. Extensive cable, good OTA, and no obstructions to satellites. Very good WiFi and good Verizon cell/data. East of the urban area with easy access and quiet and dark at night. A very nice stay, we'll visit again.

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We'll echo previous reviews - large, level gravel parking lot; no trees or table, just hookups. Sites are well spaced and are easy to access. Convenient to I-10, but the noise was not intrusive, and within walking distance of a good restaurant at the adjacent motel. Limited OTA TV, no obstructions to TV satellites, and no cable. Pay to use WiFi but Verizon cell/date worked well. Friendly staff and very helpful individual at the desk. We don't have much reason to stay more than overnight in Deming, and this is a great place to spend the night.

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We really wanted to like this park; the new owner was friendly, outgoing, and very helpful. But the deteriorating appearance, road noise, and trashy permanent resident area was just too much of negative for us to stay again. Sites are gravel and share the curbside area, with picnic table or trees. Our site's electrical was jury rigged with a wobbly 50A box linked to an extension cord. No cable, but good OTA selection and few obstacles to the satellites. We watched as a resident's dog wandered around and marked his territory on our tires and a cat used the site for a litter box. We can't recommend or stay here again.

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The park consistently provides a good overnight stay at a reasonable price. Friendly check-in and escort to our site, a long, level gravel pull-thru with shade. Convenient hookups, quiet location, and walking distance to a good restaurant. Extensive analog cable TV, and most sites have a clear view of satellites. Good Verizon cell/data, and the park WiFi worked well. Can be a bit dusty as RVs arrive/depart, but overall well worth the price.

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An exceptional park in an area largely devoid of quality stays. Easy access, very friendly check-in, and wide gravel interior roads. Our gravel pull-thru was fairly level and spacious, with a large area of grass but no shade. Hookups were well placed except our site required an extension to reach the sewer. No cable but clear views to satellites and ample OTA channels. Good Verizon cell/date but the park WiFi was spotty. An interesting concept - in the summer you can watch the drive-in movies from your site and visit the pizza parlor.

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A good overnight stop at the Passport America rate. Our GPS took us down the back streets to bring us to the entrance; it's easier to stay on 20/83 and look for the park across from the Boomgars/IGA shopping center. We had a long, multi-site pull-thru with plenty of room on the curb side; most sites looked a bit short for long 5th wheels. Interior roads and sites are gravel, ours was very level, with convenient hookups. At check-in we were offered a cable box by the very friendly and helpful owner, but deferred and used our satellite. Clear views of satellites, Verizon cell/data were strong, and the park WiFi worked very well. Noise from trains was not significant but the constant bawling of cattle in the nearby feed lot was distracting. A good stay with the PA rate; otherwise overpriced.

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This is the type of great little RV Park that we'd never know about without this web site. Just outside of town, easily accessed from any direction. If coming from the west in a big rig, you may need to start your right turn from the center lane as the entrance doubles back in the opposite direction. Pulling into any of the loop sites gives you plenty of room in a shaded, paved area with a picnic table. As others have said, the train runs behind but the noise isn't significant. The 50A power worked well, and Verizon cell and data worked well. Satellite users will want to park in the very first and last sites to clear the trees along the south edge of the park. A great service provided by the city of McCook, don't hesitate to leave a donation.

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Rate is based on monthly stay. We stayed here primarily because of the location. Just outside the heart of Rapid City with easy access to the Black Hills, the bypass to the newer shopping area, and right off the highway, the location makes it easy to access shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. The owners are friendly and are working to improve the park. Sites are tiered, narrow, and fairly level gravel with convenient hookups. An older park, interior roads are crumbling although the owners are working on improvements. The major drawback for us was the water; probably the hardest well water we've ever encountered, it left a film on dishes and required recharging our large water softener every three days. The WiFi generally worked well depending on the time of day, and Verizon cell service was good but data (4G) was intermittent. No cable TV but ample OTA and no restriction to satellites from most sites. A number of long-term residents, mostly in the back-in sites, and some are trashy. If not for the water, we'd love to return, but probably will have to look elsewhere.

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Beautifully laid out park, with back-in sites on the lake. Gravel interior roads and large, level gravel sites. Convenient hookups, good WiFi, and Verizon cell/data were strong. Good OTA TV and clear shot to satellites. Although not far from the interstate, large trees and landscaping kept noise to a minimum. Beware that are no signs to the park; the dirt entry road is just past the northbound exit road of I-35; you'll parallel the interstate south for .5 miles to the park entrance. Call on arrival since there is no office; someone will come by to collect the fee (check or cash). Lots of nice grass, plenty of space between sites, and a beautiful lake to fish. A great place to spend time.

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We've found in our travels that many military campgrounds are an afterthought to MWR when it comes to management, and after two visits this year we've had it confirmed here. Our first visit earlier this year, we never saw the host during a three week stay. This time, we were assigned a site when making the phone reservation, only to find out after we had arrived and set up (no one answered the host phone) that we had to move for a "long term camper" in spite of there being many empty sites. We moved and watched as the site we moved from was occupied for one night and then was vacant. In addition to having to move for no reason other then incompetent scheduling, the price of $28/night with no weekly or monthly rate is unreasonable for a military location of this average quality. We've found better locations in the Rapid City area for less, which removes Ellsworth as a military benefit.