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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Bandon By The Sea RV Park, Bandon, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $23.00
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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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Portland-Woodburn RV Park, Woodburn, Oregon

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $35.00
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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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Rivers Fork Lodge and RV Park, North Fork, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $27.00
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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: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Mountain View RV Park, Arco, Idaho

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $24.00
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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.

Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Lakeside RV and Campground, Provo, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $29.00
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Nicely shaded, fair-sized sites, and lots of large trees. Off the interstate and except for the airport noise, very quiet. Side-by-side hookups were OK, and the free WiFi was very strong. A busy place as it is a popular stopping place judging by all the rigs that came in and left the next day. Very well stocked store and professional staff. We enjoyed walking the trail along the river in back of the park. Some of the permanent residents need to be moved out or cleaned up; but these were generally located in the area not used for overnighters. We'd stay here again. We camped at Lakeside RV and Campground in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

OK RV Park & Canyonlands Stables, Moab, Utah

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $16.00
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This is a Passport America park and is a good value for the price. Off the highway & quiet, you have to drive on dirt roads through a stable area to get to the RV area. All dirt road/sites, fairly level with a grass island. Good 50A power was a plus since it was 102 degrees. Sites are a tad short for a 40' and tow but the egress is all in the same direction so it doesn't pose much of a problem. Some permanent campers but is was quiet and the lady in the office was very friendly and helpful. A good, inexpensive place to spend the night or base your visit to the Moab area. Nothing to do for kids - too hot outside, anyway. We'd stop here again. We camped at OK RV Park & Canyonlands Stables in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Sleeping Ute RV Park (formerly Ute Mountain Casino RV Park), Towaoc, Colorado

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $18.00
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Located behind the Ute Mountain Casino, the RV park has easy access, level gravel sites, and full hookups. The cable TV was exceptional; over 100 channels with almost all of the premium channels included. The free WiFi was down for one day but worked well the next. Some shade provided by small trees and a grassy island between sites was nice; the sites are well spaced and we had plenty of room for slides and awning. The office staff was friendly and helpful. Although 11 miles from Cortez, this parks provides solid hookups and a secure environment. The casino restaurant was reasonable and had very good food. We'd stay here again. We camped at Sleeping Ute RV Park (formerly Ute Mountain Casino RV Park) in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Little Creel Resort, Chama, New Mexico

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $30.00
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We spent a week here and were somewhat disappointed with the quality of the "resort". The web site greatly misrepresents the park; while it shows riverfront sites with patios, there are only four in the park; and the patios are very worn. All of the other sites are close to each other with either dead grass or weeds that were not mowed during our visit. We paid for a "waterfront premium site" which apparently means that you're within 100 yards of walking to the river. The park is very popular and was crowded during our visit; but was quiet at night, even during the Fourth of July. A good location if you're visiting the area and riding the Cumbres/Toltec Railroad; but don't expect solitude, this is a very popular vacation spot and if you visit during the summer you'll need reservations. We would try another of the local parks if we visit this area again. We camped at Little Creel Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

American RV Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $29.00
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We spent a week here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Check in by a very professional staff was quick and we were escorted to our paved, level site which had a patio and picnic table. We had an end site, with large shade trees and landscaped grass, and the hookups were conveniently located. Cable TV was being installed while we were there, and the free WiFi generally worked well. On two occasions when it failed, a call to the office resulted in it being restored within 30 minutes. The free continental breakfast is a nice touch, just don't expect more than cereal, bagels, and frozen waffles. The gift shop is unusually well stocked; whoever does the buying has great taste. Overall, this is a very well run operation that provides a great stay for a moderate price. We'll stay here again. We camped at American RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Review Count: 389
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 58

Rose Valley RV Ranch, Silver City, New Mexico

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $14.00
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We spent a month here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. As full timers, we spend a lot of time at RV parks, and this one is special. Large, long gravel pads and patio areas are surrounded by rustic fencing and provide privacy. 50A power is very strong (important since it gets hot here during the day) and the water quality is very good. Free Wi-Fi worked well and the office was quick to reset it the one time it failed. The park is located only about three miles from a quaint downtown and just a mile from a Wal-Mart Supercenter. The laudromat is spotless as is the office. Really nice folks in the office; very helpful and friendly. No pool or playground, but that's the way we like it; in our entire month there was no noise, rowdiness, or children cutting through our site. A great place to stay and explore the cliff dwellings, ghost towns, and Gila Wilderness. We'll be back. We camped at Rose Valley RV Ranch in a Motorhome.

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