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Old 08-03-2007, 10:44 PM   #85
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Do KOA's stink?
Yes. But stink or not, if you need a place to stay, any port will do.
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:48 PM   #86
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Yes. But stink or not, if you need a place to stay, any port will do.
your willing to risk KBS?
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:55 PM   #87
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your willing to risk KBS?
Simple solution...arrive late...leave early...no KBS. hmmm what is that big thing that looks like a butt, and why is it following me?
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:01 PM   #88
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Simple solution...arrive late...leave early...no KBS. hmmm what is that big thing that looks like a butt, and why is it following me?
wolfie and dr B,

that would be a Lawn Dart (LDS), which are legal at any KOA along Route 66.

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Old 08-03-2007, 11:17 PM   #89
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wolfie and dr B,

that would be a Lawn Dart (LDS), which are legal at any KOA along Route 66.

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Whew! Glad it's not KBS. Better yet, I'm glad it's not the dreaded CHS (Corn Hole Syndrome) known to frequest certain AS rally sites...
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KOA Lake Placid

Just returned from Lacke Placid KOA (Wilmington, NY) and found it to be the best of the KOAs we've visited. Sites were spacious, well shaded with tall pines (sap to wash off on our return), river access and the closest thing to a state park you may be able to find in a KOA. State and national parks are still our favorites for privacy and the camping experience. We found Camden Hills State Park over on the Maine coast to be our favorite campsite of the trip this time out.
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Old 08-04-2007, 04:28 PM   #91
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wolfie and dr B,

that would be a Lawn Dart (LDS), which are legal at any KOA along Route 66.

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I have a scar on my right knee where my sister planted a lawn dart in my leg from 20 yards...
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:59 PM   #92
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I have a scar on my right knee where my sister planted a lawn dart in my leg from 20 yards...
mr bob,

you should see what i can do at 27 feet.

it's down right scary.

but i have stayed at one KOA, in Flagstaff AZ. met a 82 year old going cross country from santa monica california to new york on a 50cc motorcycle. come to find out after i met him (weeks later) that he is one of the most famous people on the planet, and i didn't know. thank goodness i got his MAC working on the wifi... or my name would be mud, instead of just muddled.

and the KOA was friendly, but the dive cowboy bar was a dive; so i had that workin for me...

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Just returned from Lacke Placid KOA (Wilmington, NY) and found it to be the best of the KOAs we've visited. Sites were spacious, well shaded with tall pines (sap to wash off on our return), river access and the closest thing to a state park you may be able to find in a KOA. State and national parks are still our favorites for privacy and the camping experience. We found Camden Hills State Park over on the Maine coast to be our favorite campsite of the trip this time out.
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Hey P&M, Camden SP, and that area of Maine are beautiful...glad you found it!

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If I remember right(and how would I know if I didn't...?), there is a very comfortable KOA in Van Horn, Texas...pool, mini golf, small restaurant/cafe, a relatively quiet atmosphere...out there it doesn't matter where the train is, it can be heard for miles...
There are a couple more KOA's on the !H 10 route that were clean, comfortable atmospheres reflecting the care of the owners...we've discovered our share of dogs, too-Texarkana, Mesa...
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Dave and I took our son Asa to the Henry Ford Museum last summer and stayed at a KOA about 10 minutes outside Dearborn. We'd heard unflattering things about KOAs but it was the closest place, so we decided to try it.

It was GREAT -- no pool, but a big swimming lake with a beach and walking path all the way around, very clean facilities, lots of trees. We had a full hook-up right at the edge of the lake. It wasn't huge, maybe 150 slots. Well-maintained, no litter issues, the maintenance folks even supplied us with a cordless screwdriver so I could hang something in the camper I bought at Ikea. I wish the main roads were paved, but we met some really nice folks and Asa made lots of friends; so much so that we extended our stay from 5 days to 7.

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Tonight make 2 nights in a row for KOA's and I agree they are typically clean and you do meet your neighbors. I just hope they don't snore because they are about 8' away in their camper

edit- and I just stepped it off, the bumper of Epiphany is 34' from the edge of the main road behind the campground
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We are staying in the Brattleboro North KOA in Vermont right now.... through til Tuesday and I can't wait for Tuesday. We usually stay in state parks. This place feels like a circus to me. The playground area is right outside our bedroom window which is a pretty big drawback as far as noise goes.

There is a really beautiful farm market right next door which is nice and Brattleboro and Putney are great places to visit and hang out. We had been boondocking for a good long stint before we landed here so we were gunning for full hook ups and that is why we choose this place. The state parks in the area are almost all just primitive sites.

I guess it just depends on what kind of a scene you prefer for your stay... if you are highly social and don't mind tons of people, kids and dogs surrounding you at close range then KOA's may be a great choice for you. A lot of the people we see here in this park seem to really dig the social aspect of it. We are hermits... trolls! Lol! We like more privacy and seperation.

Someone above mentioned the Camden Hills RV park in Maine... we stayed there for a few weeks this summer as well and it was nice. Some of the spots are great and pretty private and the location gives easy access to the nearby towns. Make sure you try the coffee at Zoot! in Camden if you pass through. Good people... and great coffee there! It's such a cozy little town to visit.
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Bethany, We agree...Brattleboro KOA is busy. We only overnight there on the way somewhere else in New England like Camden Hills State Park or beyond. Even though Brattleboro is busy, we find it clean with well kept grass, trees and the like. As with most of the KOAs we've utilized, they're great overnight stops. Our favorites are level so you don't even have to unhitch, just hook/unhook to/from the shore utilities and off you go in the morning. HAPPY TRAILS
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