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 12th year of full timing and volunteering as interpretive hosts and environmental educators.

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Reviews

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Buffalo Meadows RV Park (Fort Hall Casino Campground), Fort Hall, Idaho

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

After reading the reviews, we asked for a site in "B" loop but were told none were available. The next day there were still empty sites, and since we were in "A" loop had to make a 32-point turn to get out. Sites are fairly level gravel, close together but long enough that you can park ahead or behind your neighbor's rig. Park WiFi was weak, Verizon cell/data very good, and a decent selection of OTA TV from Pocatello. Construction noise during the day but quiet at night. Easy access to/from the interstate. We camped at Buffalo Meadows RV Park (Fort Hall Casino Campground) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

The casino is OK, but the new one should be pretty impressive. Avoid the "grill" - the food was terrible.

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Star Valley Ranch RV Park, Thayne, Wyoming

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

Not much to add to the very descriptive previous reviews. We were able to rent and owner's lot which gave us a concrete pad and shade in the older section of the park. Owner sites are all back-in, and most are more developed than the overnight sites. Friendly people, quiet this time of year, and in a beautiful setting. Verizon cell/date were strong, park WiFi weak, and few OTA stations. A great location but be prepared for pricey shopping and dining. We camped at Star Valley Ranch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Gowen Field Campground (Military FamCamp), Boise, Idaho

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Our stay of choice when visiting the Boise area. A bit off the interstate, and it takes a bit of time to stop at Billeting and pick up a key to your power box, but worth the effort. Safe, secure, and in a quiet area of the base with some airport noise but nothing bothersome. Only seven concrete back-in sites so reservations are a must. Our 40' motorhome had no trouble fitting onto our site, and hookups were convenient and worked well. Shade trees in the rear of the site with a table, although walking on the rough gravel is a bit difficult. Very good OTA TV and good access to TV Satellites. No park WiFi but excellent Verizon cell/data. Convenient to downtown and shopping. The laundry is no longer free, but for the price this is an outstanding value. We camped at Gowen Field Campground (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
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: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Burns RV Park, Burns, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

A very well maintained park and the last row of pull-thru sites is exceptional. Extra long, level gravel, and ample shade with table and convenient hookups. Easy access to highway. Cable TV was very good analog, no OTA, and ask for a satellite-friendly site. WiFi was fair with a full park, and Verizon cell/data was strong. Quiet and dark at night with little road noise. We camped at Burns RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Base Camp RV Park (formerly Hunter RV Park), Lakeview, Oregon

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

Dusty dirt and gravel interior roads and fairly level sites. Our site was shaded, but so close to our neighbor that use of the patio awning was not possible. No table or room to put one. No cable or OTA TV and tough to get a clear shot of satellites with a roof mounted dish. WiFi strength was fair, and Verizon cell/data worked well. Overpriced for what you get, but there's not much else in the area. We camped at Base Camp RV Park (formerly Hunter RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Valley of the Rogue State Park, Gold Hill, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

Another Oregon State park that delivers a quality product at a reasonable price. Large sites, both back-in and pull-thru are paved and most, but not all, are level. Lots of trees, green grass, and paths to walk. No cable, little OTA, and depending on the site difficult to have a clear shot to the satellites. No WiFi but good Verizon cell/data. Close to Medford and many area attractions. In any other location this park would be a 10, but the interstate noise is significant. We camped at Valley of the Rogue State Park 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Harris Beach State Park, Brookings, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Oregon State Parks are consistently the best, and all things considered, this may be the best of all. Paved access roads and sites, a variety of sites (all back ins) reasonable privacy and size between spaces, and a large number of full hookup sites, including 50A. Many improvements being made by the active staff. Great nightly programs and wonderful Junior Ranger program for the kids. A variety of wooded trails lead to the beach, through the woods, and to an overlook. Difficult for TV satellites due to trees and very limited OTA. Verizon Cell/data was strong. The park simply has everything - and the price is amazing. Full every night from early June through the summer, so make a reservation in advance. We camped at Harris Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Brookings has a variety of shopping and good restaurants. Try the Black Trumpet Bistro and Superfly for interesting menu items. The Fred Meyer store is huge and always crowded. Lots of interesting places to stop along Hwy 101 to the north. Don't miss Arch Rock (13 miles).

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Deerwood RV Park, Eugene, Oregon

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

A beautifully maintained park with a professional and friendly office staff. Much depends on the site - the back-in sites on the exterior of the loop are shady with a large grass area and a couple of chairs. No fires allowed and no picnic tables furnished. WiFi worked well, and Verizon cell/data were strong. Ask for a satellite friendly site due to the trees. The cable was analog and fuzzy, but OTA antennae will receive the network channels. A drawback is the one-way, one lane loop; someone hooking/unhooking a tow or having trouble backing in can hold up other vehicles for quite some time. The rate is a bit high, but the location, just a short drive to downtown Eugene, is a big selling point. We camped at Deerwood RV Park 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
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: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Preferred RV Resort, Pahrump, Nevada

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for monthly stay. We enjoyed this park - friendly people, great location in the "heart" of town, and excellent facilities. Large recreation center with pool, sauna, billiard room, and library. Relaxing Koi pond next to horseshoe and shuffleboard courts. Sites are reasonable level, gravel, and long enough for tow to be parked, and most have shade. The park WiFi was excellent, Verizon cell/data were strong, and although no cable TV, there were ample OTA channels and clear view of satellites from most sites. Dusty when windy, and it's almost always windy here. The entry booth often is overwhelmed by new arrival check-ins and visits from residents and can result in delays in entry to the park. We camped at Preferred RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Calico Ghost Town & Campground, Yermo, California

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for park fee plus $7 reservation fee. We had looked forward to staying here but were disappointed. We chose what looked like the largest site available with full hookups, but it didn't live up to expectations since most of the site was rutted and on a slope way beyond our ability to level. After maneuvering far to the right of the site, we were able to level side to side but the uphill slope meant we couldn't level without our rear wheels being off of the ground. The water fixture had two faucets, but one was broken off and the other didn't work. In fairness, the park maintenance fixed it within an hour.

Very crowded on a Friday night with lots of noise from campers coming in late. Verizon cell/data was good, and there were no obstructions to the satellite. We camped at Calico Ghost Town & Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
A3
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

As for the "ghost" town: it's largely a collection of shops masquerading as original 1890 buildings, but in a picturesque setting. In fairness, it looks like a great place for kids, but not so much for an overnight stay.

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Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Happy Time RV Park, Dunnigan, California

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

Tired, run down, and with lots of permanent residents, many of whom seem to have most of their possessions stacked outside. Trash can was overflowing, roads are potholed, and the interstate noise is considerable. But, the folks were friendly and the hookups, except cable TV worked well. Level, gravel pull-thrus are staggered, with no table or fire ring at our site. No WiFi, but good Verizon cell/data, and no obstructions to satellite. Easy access to the interstate and truck stop make this an acceptable overnight stay. We camped at Happy Time RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Stafford RV Park and Campground, Scotia, California

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Check in was with the friendly owner, and due to the heavy rains, the host took us to one of the seasonal sites with 50A power and sewer. Level grass and gravel, the site was tight but OK for one night. The park looks worn and could use updating, but the folks were very friendly and with the PA discount the price was very reasonable. Good WiFi, Verizon Cell/data, but no cable TV. Noticeable noise from the highway, but otherwise quiet at night. We camped at Stafford RV Park and Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Robbin's Nest RV Park, Bandon, Oregon

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Robbin's Nest RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Bandon has a number of great shops and restaurants. Don't miss Cranberry Sweets, where you can graze on samples until your blood sugar peaks. Face Rock Creamery has house-made cheeses and huge helpings of ice cream - get the "childs" size. A nice boardwak on the waterfront has interpretive signs and sculptures, and a trip to the jetty provides great scenery and access to the beach. Make a visit to Face Rock overlook and Coquille point for incredible views of the offshore rocks.

Review Count: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Shady Grove RV Park, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Shady Grove RV Park 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, Patio
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: 363
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 50

Umpqua Golf Resort – RV Resort, Sutherlin, Oregon

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Umpqua Golf Resort – RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not much in Sutherlin, but nearby Roseburg has all of the usual stores and chain restaurants.

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