Do you decorate your RV for Christmas?

We can only dream of having Christmas on the road yet.  So I would like some participation from all of you RV enthusiasts!  I could have stolen – AHEM – borrowed so many pictures of interior and exterior shots of holiday designs, but I thought it would be more fun to see yours. There are some great, festive ideas out there.  Will you please share yours?

I have found some RV decorations useful for us now since we have already sized down (Phase I) for retirement. We already live in a smaller space with very little storage.  I can never figure out how to display our Christmas cards. The picture below is one of the ideas I can use now AND later:

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image source: tipjunkie.com

We have already downsized our Christmas tree as well. Hubby already knows it will be coming on the road with us!

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Our tree this year (4 ft. tall)

This little tree will look perfect in the following scenario:

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image source: pinenearpark.blogspot.com

I can’t wait to decorate like this. But while I’m dreaming, this is what I’d like the outside to look like (I wish I had designed it):

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image source: calamresortsblog.com

Our RV is different – and the one we will choose to go on the road with will be different as well, but that part doesn’t matter.  I just think this festive look will be great when we become “Snowbirds”!  We plan to be in warm weather when it’s cold in California. My husband will probably hate it, but I think it fits our personalities just fine.

SO LET’S SEE WHAT YOU GOT!!! Ready…Set…Go!  Please like and share and visit our blog.

Merry Christmas!

Wanna Camp for Free?

Say you get tired on your journey…or you are just not in a hurry…or maybe your budget got sucked dry by an unexpected expense. There are a lot of reasons for not ending up in a campground for the night.

Most everyone knows about free overnight parking at Walmart. All you have to do is check in with the manager at each store first.  I would be careful and do some investigating first, however.  Walmart stores can be in less than favorable areas of town. There are absolutely no amenities except for level ground.

Kmart has recently allowed overnight stays, but are very similar to Walmart – see above.  LOL

Many casinos have become accommodating to RVers as well.  Some also have dump stations and water, but you would have to call ahead to verify amenities.  Built in entertainment is available for those who are inclined.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offers free camping indefinitely if you are traveling across country.  You can stay for 14 days free before you have to choose another site 25 miles away. Please see the following link for more information:

http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/Recreation.html

One can boondock just about anywhere if you have the right equipment such as solar power, a large water tank, enough RV storage for food and good organization/planning skills.  You don’t want to be in the middle of nowhere and run out of toilet paper!  Actually, I think I’d be more worried about food and water.  Have you ever seen me hungry?  NOT PRETTY!

There is even a website for boondocking on fellow RVers’ properties.  The site lists hosts by county or state making it a friendly site.  There is an annual fee of $24.95, but if you can also be a host and provide a location, you qualify for a discounted host membership.  So it isn’t totally free, but may take away some stress about safety and give you peace of mind if you freak out without any amenities.  Some hosts provide a safe, legal location that is free to stop for the night. Most hosts only expect guests for 1-3 nights.  Check out how it works for yourself:

https://www.boondockerswelcome.com/content/how-it-works

Camping World is an RV friendly option – sometimes.  It is recommended that RVers call each Camping World to verify their policies.  Some that are on private properties are determined by the property owner. Some local ordinances may not permit overnight parking. Camping World suggests checking with each Camping World store about overnight parking. I’ll assume just for the sake of argument that many of these property owners are RV dealers and campground owners.

Cabela’s sounds like a place I’d like to try.  They have large sites that allow free overnight parking with fresh water and dump stations.  Most also have a kennel for dogs to run and even a place to let horses out to stretch their legs. Some have signs designating overnight RV parking and most require a call. Bass Pro Shops are very similar. You can even shop while you stay!  A win win!

It’s nice to have a few safety nets just in case. Hope this helps!

Harvest Hosts

Would you like a unique overnight stay with a view?  Do you like wine, farms or different experiences on the road?  How about spending the night for free? Interesting and fun locations including wine tasting, museums, homegrown produce or farm tours await you.  Some even have gift shops with homemade crafts perfect for holiday shopping.

All you need is a self-contained RV (no tents or pop-up trailers) and a membership.  You can purchase one online for $44 per year, or $40 with an automatic renewal option.

Hosts include wineries, breweries, open-air museums, wildlife rescues, fruit and vegetable farms, orchards, flower and herb gardens, dairies and creameries.

Per the website:

As a member you will be able to:

  • Customize Host lists
  • Download Host Directories
  • Search maps of the Host locations
  • Create custom trip routing
  • Upload and read comments, reviews and photos directly on the Host pages

Here is a map of locations:

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There are only a few things asked of you as a guest of the hosts:

*Be sure to call ahead. *Arrive during business hours. *Show your Host your membership card for the current year. *Park only in areas indicated. *Use any facilities with moderation.  *Take trash with you. *Ensure water tank is full and waste tanks empty.  *Do not empty gray water. *Never light fires or BBQs. *No awnings. *Take care with children. *Keep all pets on leash and pick up after them. *Ask before using your generator. *Do not stay longer than 24 hours without permission.

Not much to ask for a free overnight stay (or more with prior permission).  I can’t wait to try our membership out!

If you’d like to check it out for yourself, click here.

Happy Camping!!

Road Trip of Baseball Parks in America

WE LOVE BASEBALL!

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We are die-hard San Francisco Giants fans. This blog post goes to press before the big, DO OR DIE, Wild Card Game tonight at 5:00 p.m. PST.  It’s West against East in New York Mets territory. It’s Madison Bumgarner against Noah Syndergaard.  The winner goes to the National League Division Series against the Cubs.  The loser goes home until next year. Giants fans like us must be nervous wrecks.  This is it kids…

So while I was looking up pitcher stats, I got to thinking about some friends who did the whole baseball stadium tour across America.  Wouldn’t that be cool?  Although, in my opinion, AT & T Park might be a tough one to top, I just love being in a stadium.  The energy, the American tradition and food to try in different states sounds like a great vacation to me! Here is a list of parks on my bucket list:

Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim CA

Home of the Los Angeles of Anaheim
Opened 1966
Seats 45,483

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AT&T Park, San Francisco CA

Home of the San Francisco Giants
Opened 2000
Seats 41,915

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Busch Stadium, St. Louis MO

Home of the St. Louis Cardinals
Opened 2006
Seats 43,975

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Chase Field, Phoenix AZ

Home of the Arizona Diamondbacks
Opened 1998
Seats 48,519

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Citi Field, Queens NY

Home of the New York Mets
Opened 2009
41,922

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Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia PA

Home of the Philapelphia Phillies
Opened 2004
Seats 43,651

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Comerica Park, Detroit MI

Home of the Detroit Tigers
Opened 2000
Seats 41,297

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Coors Field, Denver CO

Home of the Colorado Rockies
Opened 1995
Seats 50,398

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Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles CA

Home of the Los Angeles Dodgers
Opened 1962
Seats 56,000

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Fenway Park, Boston MA

Home of the Boston Red Sox
Opened 1912
Seats 37,949

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Globe Life Park, Arlington TX

Home of the Texas Rangers
Opened 1994
Seats 48,114

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Great American Ball Park

Home of the Cincinnati Reds
Opened 2003
Seats 42,319

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Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City MO

Home of the Kansas City Royals
Opened 1973
Seats 37,903

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Marlins Park, Miami FL

Home of the Miami Marlins
Opened 2012
Seats 36,742

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Miller Park, Milwaukee WI

Home of the Milwaukee Brewers
Opened 2001
Seats 41,900

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Minute Maid Park, Houston TX

Home of the Houston Astros
Opened 2000
Seats 41,676

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Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

Home of the Washington Nationals
Opened 2008
Seats 41,313

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Oakland Coliseum, Oakland CA

Home of the Oakland Athletics
Opened 1966
Seats 35,067

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Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore MD

Home of the Baltimore Orioles
Opened 1992
Seats 45,971

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Petco Park, San Diego CA

Home of the San Diego Padres
Opened 2004
Seats 40,162

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PNC Park, Pittsburgh PA

Home of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Opened 2001
Seats 38,362

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Progressive Field, Cleveland OH

Home of the Cleveland Indians
Opened 1994
Seats 35,225

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Rogers Centre, Toronto ON (BUT, BUT…not America I KNOW!)

Home of the Toroto Blue Jays
Opened 1989
Seats 49,282

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Safeco Field, Seattle WA

Home of the Seattle Mariners
Opened 1999
Seats 47,963

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Target Field, Minneapolis MN

Home of the Minnesota Twins
Opened 2010
Seats 38,871

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Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg FL

Home of the Tampa Bay Rays
Opened 1990
Seats 31,042

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Turner Field, Atlanta GA

Home of the Atlanta Braves
Opened 1996
Seats 49,586

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U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago IL

Home of the Chicago White Sox
Opened 1991
Seats 40,615

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Wrigley Field, Chicago IL

Home of the Chicago Cubs
Opened 1914
Seats 41,268

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Yankee Stadium, Bronx NY

Home of the New York Yankees
Opened 2009
Seats 49,642

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How to Camp as a Full-time RVer

My good friend, Shane, asked me a very common question: “How do retirees hit the road, living out of their RVs all year if you can’t stay extended periods at any of these parks?” The question was in reference to a prior blog post about campground membership clubs.

Here are some questions and food for thought if you are considering going full-time:

  1. Will you have an income such as retirement, investments, Social Security benefits?
  2. Do you want to supplement your income on the road, or will you support yourself on the road?
  3. What is your budget? $1,000 or $5,000 per month?
  4. Are you flexible, or do you have to be certain places at specific times?
  5. Is boon docking or living off the grid an option?
  6. Will you also have a sticks and bricks home as an anchor? Some people need a place that doesn’t move to “come home to”…not me!
  7. Are you a reservation maker, or more “by the seat of the pants” traveler?
  8. Do you have family or friends to visit along your route?

This blog post is not about how much everything costs or fixed versus variable expenses.  It’s more about the different options of staying and playing. I’ll cover money later…

thThere are a million ways of making money on the road, but the first one I’ll address is work camping. Depending how long your contract is, this option can mean staying for more than 14 days at a particular campground (unlike the campground membership clubs).  Some pay wages and some only offer free sites for hosting a campground.

Here are some links to apply for campground jobs:

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THERE’S LOTS MORE TOO!

The second way to earn an income traveling is working remotely.  Depending on your qualifications and skills, many companies are looking to hire and skip the overhead expenses of an office. There are so many to choose from, but also a lot of scams.  Do not ever pay to apply to any company.  Types of jobs include transcribing, mock juror, data entry, proof reading, sales, marketing and just about anything! If you are crafty you can always sell on ETSY or offer services like plumbing, electrical or maintenance help at campgrounds if they allow it. The possibilities are endless.

The third way is to boon dock.  We hope to do a lot of this.  We have been able to pick the brains of some very good friends, Al and Debbie, who have convinced us being off the grid is a good thing. You should see their set-up!  We call them our experts and look forward to camping with them so they can show us the ropes – the REAL ropes!  Our dream is to get solar ready, carry enough water to get through more days and live simply in between gigs.  The only thing I care about is a flushing toilet and shower.  We’re good there already!

Aren’t Al and Debbie the cutest? !

Another way is to park for free.  Walmart, Camping World and Kmart all provide free overnight parking. Just check with the store manager first. Casinos are welcoming to RVers as well and some have designated spots (with electrical) in the parking lot for a free night. You can always play “trucker” and park free for a night at locations like Flying J. They also have showers and have you ever been in a truck stop diner?  Some serve pretty decent food and enough to fill up the hungry guy.

Our whole idea is to not be in a rush. Ever. Our rule is to not drive over 200 miles per day – maximum. We have a bucket list, but when we get to the next item will be a mystery. We need to travel based on our budget, income and willingness. We want to be on an adventure and that means discovering new horizons.  I can’t wait to say, “Let’s live here tonight”!

Campground Membership Clubs

There are several questions you may want to answer before making a decision on joining a campground membership club:

  1. Where do you want to go? Regionally or nationally?
  2. What is your annual membership budget?
  3. What benefits are most important to you; i.e. do you want discounted sites, or site fees included with membership?
  4. What amenities are important, or is boondocking more up your alley?
  5. How long do you want to stay in one place?
  6. Is a refund offered if dissatisfied with membership?
  7. What other discounts would you like included with a membership?
  8. What services do you require:
    1. RV insurance?
    2. Roadside assistance?
    3. Credit card services?
    4. Mail forwarding?
  9. Are camping guides/maps provided?
  10. Are there education workshops, RV information (newsletters, etc)?
  11. Is networking important to you?
  12. Have you weighed out what is important to you against the cost of the membership? Is it worth it?

 

I have compared three of the most popular memberships along with my comments below:

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Thousand Trails  (longest and most complicated)

Memberships were formerly open to lifetime members only.  Since 1970, Thousand Trails merged with two other companies:  NACO (21 resorts) and Leisure Time (7 resorts).  There are 86 resorts to choose from in 22 states and British Columbia, Canada. Gone are the sales presentations, expensive up-front fees, and long-term contracts. TT now offers a Camping Pass with a fee for each zone:

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Northwest Zone – 18 campgrounds in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington

Southwest Zone – 18 campgrounds in Arizona, California and Nevada

Midwest Zone – 13 campgrounds in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin

Northeast Zone – 14 campgrounds in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

Southeast Zone – 23 campgrounds in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

The links are provided in case you want to dig deeper into further detail!

Note:  Resale options are available through private sellers, referrals and brokers. We have only listed new purchase information because of the obvious apples to oranges situation.

Standard Membership

  • Unlimited use (no limit to the total number of nights you may use your Camping Pass each year)
  • Structure includes a maximum of 14 consecutive days at any particular resort. If your stay exceeds four consecutive nights you must wait for seven nights before you stay again at any
  • No nightly fee
  • Yearly dues are $545 – can be paid in 12 monthly installments with a two-year agreement and automatic payments from a credit card or bank account.
  • TT frequently runs a special – two zones for $545. Each additional zone pass is $795 per year.

From the Thousand Trails website: “At each resort, we provide a secure, gated environment with park rangers who look out for our guests’ safety. Most of our campsites are fully equipped with electrical, water and sewer hookups, as well as barbeque pits and picnic tables. We can accommodate a wide variety of RVs from pop-up campers to Class A motorhomes. In addition to our spacious RV and tent sites, we also provide a full range of rental accommodations, from cabins & cottages to yurts, so you can leave your RV or tent at home and still enjoy our resorts in style.”

There seem to be a lot of amenities in each resort, but it would be best to look at each campground to see which ones are included in specific locations.

I would have to do a LOT more research to consider a membership. I am assuming there are no extra charges unless camping at an Encore Resort.  Per the TT Camping Pass FAQ, members using their RVs receive discounts that vary by resort.

Several things bother me, but it’s only my opinion – take it with a grain of salt, or you can also leave it if you like! 

  1. Resorts only exist in 22 states. If I wanted to purchase all five zones it would cost $545 for two and $795 per zone for the remaining 3 zones.  That is almost $3,000.
  2. The maximum stay per resort wouldn’t bother me without the seven day out rule.
  3. I would definitely read reviews before camping at any of the resorts.  Some are nice; some are not, according to the reviews I have read so far. I don’t really like spending money on a crap shoot!

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Sunrise Resorts

Sunrise Resorts offers 12 resorts located in Alaska, Arizona and Washington only. RV sites and cabin rental accommodations are available.

Amenities include swimming pools, hot tubs, clubhouses, laundry facilities, showers, playgrounds, and game rooms.

RV Adventure Pass Benefits:

  • Discounted sites at all locations – currently $10.00 per night
  • Limited to 14 consecutive nights in and 7 nights out
  • Additional fees for wi-fi and cable TV
  • Rate includes one RV, one vehicle and 4 people

Annual Pass Fee: $299

Note:  Activation fees are $50.00, plus tax $38.74 – Total fee to join is $387.74

It was not clear if the discount was $10.00 off the nightly fee, or if the site was actually $10 per night with an annual membership.  Either way, this membership does not include very many locations, therefore would not be beneficial to us.

 

Western Horizon Resorts

Locations are “coast to coast”, but still only 12 (more in one state versus another and obviously not in every one) – I would say “coast to coast” is misleading…

There was no membership information on their website, and no online sign up capabilities, but instructions were given to call 970.641.5387. It wasn’t worth it for me to call a toll number for a membership like this. Members can make reservations online, but only two are allowed at one time. Members may stay at each resort for two weeks in and one week out. There is a toll free reservation phone number.

Contact information is as follows:

CONTACT WHR 
Western Horizon Resorts
103 West Tomichi Ave.
Gunnison, CO 81230

MEMBER SERVICES 
Telephone: (970) 641-5387
Fax: (970) 642-4592
Email: whrinfo@whrus.com
HOURS: Monday -Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST
Closed 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch
Website: http://www.westernhorizonresorts.com

 

 

National Camping Discount Clubs

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This is a blog post about discounts and benefits for becoming a member of certain clubs for long term RVers, weekend campers – even tent campers. We will be researching Campground Membership Clubs (like Thousand Trails) and Specialty RV Travel Clubs (like RVUSA) in a different post.

We were fortunate enough to camp again with friends last weekend at Snowflower, a Thousand Trails Resort near Immigrant Gap, California. Our friends are members, but we are not. We camped as guests. I got to thinking about memberships and discount travel clubs.  I knew there were different types of clubs, but thought it may be beneficial to research what is available and how the options work. Certainly our decision to purchase one or more discount cards may differ from full-time RVers, but here are some comparisons to help decide what might fit you the best as well:

 Discount Clubs

Good Sam Club Membership

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Price:

$27/1 year

$50/2 years (save $4)

$69/3 years (save $12)

 Benefits:

  • Save 10% on nightly rate at 2,100+ Good Sam Parks
  • Save up to 30% at Camping World
  • Save on fuel at Pilot Flying J
  • Save up to 65% on each prescription filled at over 59,000 pharmacies nationwide
  • Save 50% off regular adult admission prices at Good Sam sponsored RV shows
  • Save $5 when joining Passport America, plus get 3 free months free
  • Save on pet food and treats at PetStuff.com
  • Save  on dog walkers and sitters in 10,000+ cities at Rover.com
  • Save on pet toys and treats at Pawpack.com
  • Discounts on prescribed pet medications
  • Save on pet insurance (coming soon)

Services:

  •  Mail forwarding:  MyRVmail.com – Starting at just $9/month – mail forwarded on your schedule, account management tools, toll-free phone support, USPS or FedEx forwarding, shred/recycle unwanted mail, scanning for urgent letters, auto shipments daily, weekly or monthly, unique physical address in Florida.

 Note:  Basic and Premium plans each offer specific choices and different pricing for club members and non-club members.  Club members prices start with a Basic Plan for $64.80/3 months.

  • RV Trip Planning: Online planning tool, get driving directions from point to point, trip itineraries, travel guides and points-of-interest along the way. Includes calculating fuel costs and travel time, avoiding tolls and low clearance/tunnel warnings.

Additional Services for extra fees: 

  • TravelAssist:  $79/year – Medical emergency evacuation, transportation and monitoring, return home of traveling companion, pet return assistance,  paid transportation home of patient and RV, lost luggage assistance and more. 
  • Extended Service Plan: Call for free quote 888.787.7683

 

Passport America

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Price:

$44/1 year

$79/2 years (save $9)

$109/3 years (save $23)

Benefits:

  • Save 50% on Passport America campsites (nearly 1,900 campgrounds)
  • Free 50% Discount Camping Directory (over 480 pages)
  • Decal
  • Free online subscription to the RV America Magazine ($12 value)

Services:

  • Free Trip Routing – Point A to B directions with campgrounds en route.

 

The Happy Camper Club

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Happy Camper is an online discount club for RVers, is a web based club with ALL guides, listings and maps available to members online and updated on a “real time” basis.

“Happy Camper is a 50% discount camping club for RVers.As a member you can stay at nearly 1,000 RV parks and Campgrounds for up to half price. Buy today camp tonight. ”

Price:

$39.99/year

Benefits:

  • Up to 50% off at nearly 1,200 campgrounds
  • Free online camping guide
  • Free online email account
  • Free online Trip Planner
  • Free collection of Ebooks ($80 value)

Services:

 

Escapees RV Club

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“A total support network that will meet all your travel needs, whether you travel full-time, part-time or sometime – Escapees help figure out how to get your mail, generating income on the road, finding reputable RV services, and locating places to park.”

Price:

$39.99/year

$850/Lifetime

Benefits:

  • Save  15 to 50% (1,000 camprounds)
  • Free Travel Guide with maps/directions
  • Free online maps
  • Free Escapees Magazine

Services:

  • Job Board – “Looking for work while you travel or want to post a job opportunity? The Job Center connects those seeking job opportunities and those hunting for full-time, part-time, or contract workers. The RV community offers both mobility and flexibility that are hard to find elsewhere. Looking for a simple house-sitter or need someone with nursing skills to assist an elderly parent? Need someone with carpentry skills or technical expertise? The Job Center is comprised of diversely talented people.”
  • Escapees RV Advocacy Coalition – Escapees has fought to uphold full-time RVers’ right to vote; defeated unfair RV-specific taxes; protected overnight parking rights; and stood up to city, county, state, and federal regulations that threatened our personal freedoms.”Escapees has fought to uphold full-time RVers’ right to vote; defeated unfair RV-specific taxes; protected overnight parking rights; and stood up to city, county, state, and federal regulations that threatened our personal freedoms.”

Our California Central Coast RV Trip (Revision #1)

We have taken our best friends from across the pond (Liverpool area, England) to attractions in Northern and Southern California. We will be touring the middle of California along the coast in 2017.  We aren’t sure of dates or lengths of stays, but here is the draft itinerary with campgrounds and places of interest:

Saturday

Departure SB  I-5 to rest stop  –  (106 miles)

San Benito RV & Camping Resort

16225 Cienega Road Paicines (near Hollister), CA 95043 (I-5 to 152 to 156 and on the way to 101)

877.570.2267

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From $58.00 per day

These back-in, grass pad sites offer 30 amp electric, shade, and are close to the adult center, adult pool and restrooms. Full hook up and 50 amp service if available at check-in, for an additional charge. Size limit is 50′.

Site Map

 

Sunday and Monday

To Pismo Beach via 101 – 2 hr 28 min 138 miles

Pismo Coast Village RV Resport

888.782.3224

Pismo Coast Village RV Resort

At Pismo Coast Village RV Resort, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of family activities and accommodations, affordable rates and ideal weather year-round. • Clubhouse • Basketball court • Horseshoe pits • Mini-golf course • Heated swimming pool • Video and pinball arcade • Large laundromat • Full service restrooms • Propane, firewood and ice • Well-stocked General Store • RV storage, repair service, wash and spray wax • Groups and clubs welcome • Bicycle rentals • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Site Map

 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Pismo to Paseo Robles  – 42 mi (approx. 45 min)

 

 

Wine Country RV Resort

2500 Airport Rd.
Paso Robles, CA 93446

888.886.2477

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Full hookup service that can fit rigs up to 70 feet with plenty of room for slide-outs. Complimentary wi-fi and cable are provided for your enjoyment as well as a picnic table to entertain outdoors. Other site options include concrete pads, breathtaking bluff views and pull through availability.

Amenities:  Pool, billiards, adult escape full outdoor bar with wines and beer on tap, cornhole oversized Jenga

Site Map

We plan to do some driving in Morro Bay and San Simeon areas after planting the RV in the campround.  The following is one tour on the list:

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Hearst Castle –  tours start at $25

Saturday, Sunday and Monday – maybe Tuesday who knows?

Paso Robles to Monterey –  115.8 mi (via 101) about 2 hours

Carmel By the River RV Park

27680 Schulte Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923

831-624-9329

Carmel park

  • 35 full hookup RV sites
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Sewer
  • Cable T.V.
  • Free WiFi
  • 50amp Hookups
  • Private BBQ Grills
  • General Store
  • RV Supplies
  • Club/Meeting Room
  • Propane Sales and exchange program
  • Hot showers
  • Lounge with ping-pong, pool and air-hockey
  • 4.5 miles from downtown Carmel
  • 7 miles from Monterey
  • 2 day pass Monterey Bay Aquarium tickets sold here

Site Map

We plan to park at the above resort for our last few days to see the following sites:

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Cannery Row/Wharf
Drive Hwy 1 to Big Sur
Capitola – maybe the Ritz
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

 

If you have any ideas, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to let us know. Especially, if you live in the areas we plan to visit.

Our itinerary is a draft and there is lots of time to be amended or revised !

Thanks in advance for your help.