Casino Camping, part 4: Where to get more information
This is the last of four posts on Casino Camping. For more information on Casino Camping ... start here: - “Casino Camping: Guide to RV-Friendly Campgrounds," by Jane Kenny, (Roundabout Publications, 8th Edition, 2017, 264 pages). The paperback offers informatio
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Casino Camping, part 3: A few courtesies to keep in mind when parking for free at a casino
This is the third of four posts on Casino Camping. "Needless to say," said Jane Kenny, author of Casino Camping: Guide to RV-Friendly Casinos, "recreational gaming is a popular activity and more casinos continue to be hospitable to RVers." Many resort casinos inc
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Casino Camping, part 2: RVers Steve and Jackie Jones have stayed at casinos for 30+ years
This is the second of four posts on Casino Camping. Steve and Jackie Jones of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., have stayed at casinos for more than 30 years, both in dry camp and at the commercial RV parks. "We have never had an issue parking because of the size of our r
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Casino Camping, part 1: RVers bank on many Casinos for free overnight blacktop boondocking
The popularity of Recreation Vehicles continues to skyrocket for both retirees and millennials. Many of these RVers are looking for ways to trim their overall cost of overnight campground stays. This is especially true when RVers are traveling long distances and simp
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Remember National Public Lands Day, 'Go. Play.' 'Go. Discover.' 'Go. Help.' - Sat., Sept. 30
"America's state and national park systems are popular destinations for RV trips," according to the Campfire Canvass survey of RV owners by the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association. Of the RVers surveyed, "77% percent will visit a state park, and 74% plan to visit
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'The Wright Guides' to public campgrounds
My absolute favorite 'go to' resource book when we are traveling is The (Don) Wright to "Free and Low-Cost Campgrounds: Includes Campgrounds $12 and Under in the United States". It has a permanent place between Jimmy and me in the front seat of the truck. My dog-eare
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Overnight dry camping stops at SKP RoVer's Roost in Casa Grande, Az; SKP Dream Catcher in Deming, NM
To backtrack just a little, after a week in Yuma, we needed to cover some ground so we  opted for overnight stops in dry camping at the Escapees' RV parks near Casa Grande, Ariz. and again in Deming, NM. At the RoVer's Roost RV Park in Casa Grande we parked by anoth
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These Snowbirds heading south ... traveling light, sorta
After a long stretch nestled in the Timber Valley SKP Park in Sutherlin, Ore., these snowbirds will be heading south soon. For the next couple of months, we will be storing our 30-foot Cougar 5th wheel 'mother pod' under wraps in an Expedition RV Cover purchased from
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RVs for Autumn, part 5: Locating campgrounds near hunting, fishing destinations
Recreation.gov: one-stop site for trip planning, information sharing and reservations on 12 federal agencies. The Army Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Nationa
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RVs for Autumn, part 2: For back country dry camping, Ron & Sharon Vail go for small travel trailer
For cool autumn camping, RVers Ron and Sharon Vail of Powell Butte, Ore., opted for a 2014 Lance travel trailer 1985 that they tow with a 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 4 WD diesel. The Lance has “everything we were looking for in size, convenience and features,” said Ron
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