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Old 04-23-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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What makes a "better site"?

I have read several posts about MOCers having located a "better site" at a campground. I am interested in "what makes a 'better site?'"
Are there any objective criteria or is it just personal taste?
What types of things should one look for in a park or campground to get a "better site?"
We will be touring many campgrounds this summer as part of our learning process and hope to have some ideas in mind when scrutinizing the sites they offer and talking to people.
Thanks for any ideas.
Larry
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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I LIKE LOTS OF OLD PEOPLE

NO KIDS YELLING-

no one working on there car-

lots of sunshine, see the ocean and smell it-

I have lots more..........interested??
upon rereading your post I gave ideas on a better campgound not site..would be the same either way for me, I like being around HAPPY PEOPLE


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Old 04-23-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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Larry,
Not too much experience here, but have to add my thoughts.
Having something in your "front yard" other than another site,
because it makes your site feel bigger.
Shade trees are nice.
Campfire rings are great.
Electric posts at the rear.
Pull Thru , Pull Thru, Pull Thru, Did I mention Pull Thru? LOL
You'll get the hang of what you want and BE SURE to write down
the site you stayed in along with other site #'s you wished had been
available so when you go back, you can ask for those sites.
Always check with the Moc, their recommendations are great.
We're all different and so personal preference is ALWAYS right.
Hope this helps a little.
Lisa

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Old 04-23-2007, 12:30 PM   #4
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Well said wifeofdano. Pull thrus where I have a view out my back window, other than looking in somebody else's back window. Paved sites are good for leveling. Long sites are good for the long rig. I like trees but not so close that you can't open slide-outs. Away from playgrounds and swimming pools (the noise interupts my naps).
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:31 PM   #5
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I must admit we like pull thru's. However you will find most often that you will be looking at another 5er out your rear window. But the pull thru is much easier on the suspension of you 5er. Lots of pressure on the axles and tires when backing into a site. We like site's with a great view from the rear because we have such a large rear window. When we pull into a RV park we try and pick the site we want. Never around the pool or the main entrance, beware of the trash dump. Try not to get near trees, will be problem of setting up your Satellite dishes. And want have to worry about tree limbs, they aren't very forgiving to you roof tops. Good Luck... GBY.....
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:02 PM   #6
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I always ask for a level site that is large enough to handle all 40' of my coach, 20'+ of my truck and all four slides. If it has a view, even better! Most of the times while en route from my home base to my destination I will stay in truck stops or Wal*mart's to help offset the cost of the trip.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:09 PM   #7
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You will want level side-to-side, long enough for the 5er and TV (unhooked). Our preference is shade to the west, open to the south (at least enough to "see" the satelite) and wide enough not have the neighbors sewer hook-up under our awning (had that one night in Iowa)
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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Larry,

It's all personal preference, but you can always be assured the better sites are the ones that sold out last year .

With the big back window, we always try for the perimeter sites near the attraction (ocean, lake, valley, cornfield, etc.), but as Delaine and Lindy say, trees, length, width are all limiting factors for these big 3400s with slides out both sides. Trees can really mess up any plans you had to put your awning out as well.

We have kids, so our criteria is somewhat different than CMP-SHOOTER (we avoid old people, try to get near the playground-lodge-pool). We also travel in packs, drink beer all night and play loud music, have friends with Harley's, dance naked after midnight, and shoot guns in the air - well, maybe 30 years ago
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Old 04-24-2007, 02:15 PM   #9
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Thanks for the inputs so far. It helps us to have a starting point from which to develop our evaluations.
(By the way Brad, if I danced naked in the moonlight the guns would be shooting at me, not in the air!)
Larry
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:21 AM   #10
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- Level side to side.
- Shade in the summer.
- Away from the Interstate noise.
- Pull thrus when staying only one night.
- Back ins when staying a while...better views and less traffic.
- Room to park the truck off the road when unhooked.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:25 PM   #11
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The "better site" is what's better for you. I don't know how you get a "better site" unless you're parked in the desert at Quartzite, AZ.

Orv
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:32 PM   #12
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quote:Originally posted by bsmeaton

Larry,

It's all personal preference, but you can always be assured the better sites are the ones that sold out last year .

With the big back window, we always try for the perimeter sites near the attraction (ocean, lake, valley, cornfield, etc.), but as Delaine and Lindy say, trees, length, width are all limiting factors for these big 3400s with slides out both sides. Trees can really mess up any plans you had to put your awning out as well.

We have kids, so our criteria is somewhat different than CMP-SHOOTER (we avoid old people, try to get near the playground-lodge-pool). We also travel in packs, drink beer all night and play loud music, have friends with Harley's, dance naked after midnight, and shoot guns in the air - well, maybe 30 years ago
Brad I am ROFL...that could not of been you all them years ago...could it? LOL
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:41 PM   #13
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We like pull throughs because we are so darn big.Other than that we are flexible.If we don't like where we are..we just hook up and move.
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