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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Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Quail Springs RV Park, Uvalde, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park just north of Uvalde; large, level gravel sites with lots of large trees. Very good free cable TV, but tell them if you're going to use your satellite; not all sites have a southern view. Nice office and clubhouse and friendly staff; fairly quiet, with little road noise and just enough lighting for safety but not enough to glare inside the coach. Just down the road from a Wal-Mart Super center and a cafe with free WiFi. The rate reflects the Escapee discount. We'd stay here again. We camped at Quail Springs RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

BC Ranch RV Park, Alpine, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice, quiet, and blissfully dark park on the north side of Alpine. A delightful host welcomed us and offered to keep the office open late so that we could exchange books. Nothing fancy, but fairly large and level gravel sites with trees and nice views of the mountains. We'd stay here again. We camped at BC Ranch RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Hacienda RV Resort, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We've always enjoyed staying here; however, at $40 a night at the discount rate I'm not sure it's worth it. A great place, with free WiFi and continental breakfast, but also with a great deal of I-10 road noise and sites without picnic tables or shade. By the handout included with your receipt, it looks like they're trying to lease sites and become more of a snowbird destination. Next time we're in the area we'll probably go elsewhere for an overnight stay. We camped at Hacienda RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Pecan Park Riverside RV , San Marcos, Texas

Date of Stay: November, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is an unusual review in that we never stayed at the park. Planning on staying in the area, we reviewed the park on this web site and called about the monthly rate. We were e-mailed an "application" form to fill out before we could be put on a "waiting list". OK so far. Then I started reviewing the application. Besides names, DOBs, and driver's license numbers, the application required my social security number. That was warning enough, but later on the form it asked if our RV had a lien and the name and address of the lien holder. All we wanted to do was stay for a month, not buy the place. In over 35 years of Rving and over two years of full timing we've never experienced this type requirement. Since we, like most everyone, pay for the entire stay with a credit card at check in, it makes us believe that either: 1) someone at the park is trying to get our personal data for fraudulent use; 2) the owners are using this as a mechanism to discriminate age/race/financial status; or 3) they're incredibly anal about controlling who visits and how they conduct themselves. In any case, this may be a fine place if you're staying less than a month, apparently you're OK then, but we'll pass. We didn't stay here. We camped at Pecan Park Riverside RV in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Havasu Falls RV Resort, Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Large expanse of desert gravel with concrete pads for RVs. No shade and sites are close together. WiFi was very weak and barely usable. Nothing special for the steep overnight rate. We'll pass on this park next time we're in the area. We camped at Havasu Falls RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Adventure Bound Camping Resort-Tucson (formerly Cactus Country RV Reso, Tucson, Arizona

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

Located on the far southeastern edge of Tucson but with easy access to major roads, this is an OK park for a stopover or short stay. Lots of potential; large, gravel sites, good hookups, some shade, but the large number of long term/permanent residents with work trucks and outside storage detracts from the appearance. Free cable TV was poor. A personal gripe is that we try to stay at parks advertising wireless since we have a small business; this is another park where WiFi is advertised but doesn't work well if at all, and the management is indifferent (Oh, it never works when it is windy. Gosh, I guess it's windy here a lot). I'd rather pay for a vendor-provided service that works than a free system that doesn't. A large number of dogs in the park, some of which are tied and left during the day while their owners are off to work create noise. Don't think we'll stay here again. We camped at Adventure Bound Camping Resort-Tucson (formerly Cactus Country RV Reso in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Sunrise Valley RV Park LLC, Mina, Nevada

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped here for an overnight stay based on previous reviews and were not disappointed. Large pull-thrus, big trees, and a nice view of the mountain. Owner was very friendly and accommodating. A bit of road noise but probably the only decent place to stay between Reno and Las Vegas. We'd stay here again. We camped at Sunrise Valley RV Park LLC in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Trailer Lane RV Park, Weed, California

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a tired little campground located in trees right between I-5 and railroad tracks. Nice lady at the office, level sites and good hookups; however, the noise, sandy soil that stuck to your shoes, and old campers made this a place we would not return. Bad enough that it's located within 100 yards of I-5, that part of the highway is on a hill so you're treated to exhaust brakes, too. But then the trains drowned out the trucks every once in a while. We did get to pick some of the apples growing wild in the park (with permission), but it was still way to expensive for what they offer. We camped at Trailer Lane RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Harris Beach State Park, Brookings, Oregon

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $22.00
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It's hard to imagine a better state park - paved interior roads and sites, wide spaces separated by trees and hedges, super clean facilities, security, and even cable TV and WiFi. This is the way a park should be run. Beautiful ocean views, trails through the woods, and a wonderful playground for the kids. Daily programs for the kids and evening programs for the adults. The staff is friendly and the place bustles with employees and volunteers as they clean sites, trim bushes, etc. Get here early, it fills up fast almost every day. It is only one mile from town and shopping. We'd love to stay here again. We camped at Harris Beach State Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Bandon By The Sea RV Park, Bandon, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This is a small park adjacent to Hwy 101 and just north of Old Town Brandon. Paved interior roads with level gravel sites. Pull-thrus are very close together, enough room for slide-outs but not for an awning. Good power and water hook-ups with free cable (97 channels) and very strong free WiFi. The office staff was very friendly and helped park our rig. Anything over 40' with a tow might have a bit of trouble in this small park, but it's OK for an overnight stay. Not a park for families with children. We'd stay here again; the rate reflects a 15% Escapees discount. We camped at Bandon By The Sea RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Portland-Woodburn RV Park, Woodburn, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Great location, easy access, paved everywhere except for landscaping strips between sites; this park provides a quality stay. Free cable TV, WiFi, and shuttle service. Not a great place to sit outside outside your rig, (no trees and parking lot ambiance), but there's a lot to see and do in the area. We'd stay here again. We camped at Portland-Woodburn RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Driftwood RV Park & Resort, Boardman, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

A good place for an overnight stay; paved, level sites are large and the pull thrus will accommodate any size rig with the tow vehicle attached. Large trees throughout the park; free cable and WiFi were very good. The indoor pool and spa are impressive; good thing they're indoors since the wind howls here. The office staff was very friendly and helpful. Local roads to the park were rough and there isn't much to see in the area. As a bonus, a local lady had placed fresh produce in the game room on a "donation" basis. We'd stay here again. We camped at Driftwood RV Park & Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Clearwater Crossing RV Park, Orofino, Idaho

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $20.00
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This is a very nice, newer park on the banks of the Clearwater river. The owner and staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. The entry road crosses railroad tracks and is paved once you enter the park. Most sites are back-in, and are large, level gravel backing up to the river bank. The pull thrus are parallel to the road and I'd take a back in instead. Cable is available for $1 a day but there is a clear view of both DirecTV and Dish satellites. The free WiFi worked well. The only drawback, and a minor one, is the railroad siding behind the park. Although not very scenic, the siding is seldom used and was only a visual drawback. We enjoyed our stay and will return. We camped at Clearwater Crossing RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Rivers Fork Lodge and RV Park, North Fork, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

In two years of full timing and 67 different campgrounds, this is absolutely the best stay we've every had. Forget the big-company parking lots, this park has only 8 sites right on the bank of the Salmon River, and if you have enough electric cord and hose, you can pull straight in like we did. The view from the windshield is like a postcard; all river, trees, and mountains, without a structure or person in sight. The sound of the river along with the sight of Great Blue Heron, Osprey, and even an American Avocet make sitting outside an experience not to be missed. No restrooms, pool, mini-golf, or other facilities, just beautiful grassy sites and wonderfully friendly owners. Since there's no cell phone coverage, they provide free long distance phone calls from the lodge office. We're the only RV here; there's not much traffic on US 93 this time of year, but we understand that in the spring and fall fisherman and hunters keep the lodge and park filled. We'd travel out of our way to stay here again. We camped at Rivers Fork Lodge and RV Park in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 395
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 61

Mountain View RV Park, Arco, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nicely maintained mom-and-pop type park with level gravel sites, trees, and grass. The view of the mountains is very nice and it's in a quiet location and very dark at night. The free WiFi was very strong throughout our stay. The owners are friendly and very helpful. They also run a small cafe with a free breakfast for RVrs - but try the sweet potato pancakes; they're only $2.95 and well worth it. Sitting in the cafe is like being with old friends, everyone is very friendly - ask about all of the dollar bills glued to the ceiling. This is the way all campgrounds should be run. We'd stay here again. We camped at Mountain View RV Park in a Motorhome.

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