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Old 06-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #253
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Originally Posted by wagnerda View Post
Tonite we are at the Rock Island, Illinois KOA, another nice place that I would put on your list. It is slightly lower on the scale than the Dayton KOA (still the best I have ever stayed at) so I would give this one about an 8 out of 10 because the grass is not as well maintained and that really shows.

However, we have a very nice site and nobody else is here... Maybe the recession or whatever, but the next camper is about 30 sites away from us so we are living large...

Those are our two new puppies with us on their first road trip... We have two miniature dachshunds:

the "Baron of Bavaria" who is a 6 month old black & tan male, 9 lbs. &

"Edelweiss" a 5 month old black & tan female....

They are riding just fine in hte truck each day and haveing lots of fun at the campgrounds at night...

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:48 PM   #254
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Same here...I get a flash of a jpg message, then it goes blank with just Attached Thumbnails" in blue...figured it was a PC/MAC thing...

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Old 06-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #255
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Some things have been fixed, but the photos don't seem to be all coming back. See this thread:

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Old 06-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #256
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Yes, now I understand why so many of the posts that were affected have lost their images.

I'll say it again: you're better off to use a third-party "image warehouse" to post pictures on here (I like, but there are lots of them). The benefits are:
  • They won't get lost when there's a crash unless the whole post is gone.
  • You do NOT have to worry about following any size limits: you are posting a link, and not an image.
  • If you later decide to, you may remove an image or change it for another (which can also be useful if someone links to your image for other purposes, say an ebaY sale)
They are free, no charge, gratis. What's to lose?
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:21 PM   #257
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:57 PM   #258
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Hi, on our most recent trip, "Bob & Lee's random trip" we stayed at two KOAs; The one in Cedar City, Utah is a really nice one and we have stayed at this one before. Highly recommended. The other KOA was just so so and if I could remember where it was I would not recommend it, by location. I guess my memory only wants to remember the good times.

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Old 06-20-2009, 01:33 PM   #259
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We try to park our Airstream Bambi in state parks and national forests but had a very nice experience at the KOA outside Santa Fe last March. The park is spread throughout a pinon forest, with large, semi-private sites. They have a very friendly staff and a well-run office and bathroom/shower facility. They even have recycling area. We were impressed and would stay there again in a minute.
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:32 AM   #260
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We've stayed at various KOA's. Some are better than others. On a scale of 1-10: Kingman, AZ = 7(clean, well maintained,shaded, no extras, friendly staff), Holbrook, AZ = 7(clean, basic,friendly staff, no shade, no extras), Flagstaff, AZ = 8(great wooded setting, well maintained), Petaluma/San Francisco north, CA = 9 (many extras for the kids, clean, shaded, well maintained, helpful staff) Coarsegold/Yosemite, CA = 6 (dusty, hot in summer, electric under safe level to run A/C, only 105-110v, not in "green" zone to safely run your A/C)

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Old 08-12-2009, 07:10 AM   #261
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Can't find out if they are good or bad. $58 bucks a night is to Steep from my meager budget. Even in North Central Ohio Out in the sticks away from everything the same $58 bucks a nite. Hope they stay in business at those prices.
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #262
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Can't find out if they are good or bad. $58 bucks a night is to Steep from my meager budget. Even in North Central Ohio Out in the sticks away from everything the same $58 bucks a nite. Hope they stay in business at those prices.

Maybe those rates are KOA's version of Motel 6... 6 cylinders that is...

Too much especially since I'm bringing all the amenities. KOA's are most definitely NOT high end luxury resorts...
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:10 AM   #263
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We are currently in a very nice, small KOA right off the Blue Ridge parkway in Fancy Gap, VA. This is our second stay because it is only 45 miles from home and at 3,000 feet about 15 degrees cooler. It is family owned and operated and is well maintianed. They have a small pool and it is usually very refreshingly cold. There is a very small fishing pond. The clubhouse is nice and the bathrooms are immaculate. I would give it an A. There are also several pull through sites and quite a bit of shade. Nice fire rings that have grills. Wifi and cable.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:11 AM   #264
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We stayed at KOA Fancy Gap last week and I agree that it is a very nice park. Not too expensive either. $35 a night, I recall.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:27 AM   #265
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We stayed at a lot of KOAs on our trip this summer. The nice thing is that you generally know what to expect. Most parks are clean with friendly staff. Our nicest parks this summer were in Bar Harbor Maine (our site backed up to the Atlantic) and Littleton New Hampshire.

Some of our parks (non KOA) were questionable and some (Gettysburg; again non-KOA) were more like trailer parks than RV parks.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:39 PM   #266
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Put me down for one that believes that the KOA's are out dated, and find most of them to be overly expensive and tend to nickel and dime you for things they should provide at the prices they charge (sewer, cable etc...). We fulltime and have traveled most of the lower 48 and Alaska we would only stay at KOA as a last resort.

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