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As most of us have discovered - finding decent spots to park Ollie has become somewhat more troublesome. We generally like to boondock, use public State, Harvest Host, and federal facilities, and when pressed - as a last resort - private RV parks - think KOA, Etc. 

Florida is not a boon dockers dream, and finding a state or federal campground opening can be a nightmare. We found ourselves needing a few days in between the fed park and the state park - so we spent the money  and stayed at a privately owned park. This time of year - the gulf coast is in demand - thus every place is full to the gills - and here on the bay side of the water is no exception - sardines have it better when it comes to space.  Ok I admit, I just don't like apartment like living in an RV. Even if it is in our Oliver.

I would rather stay at home - however - this too shall pass.!!

Rant over. I am just gonna have to start planning - a year ahead of time. 

Cindy,  Russell and  "Harley dog" . Home is our little farm near Winchester TN

2018 Oliver Legacy Elite II - 2018 GMC 2500 Duramax 

"Die young - As late as possible"





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The biggest challenge, amidst the Pandemic, is finding a place to land; it certainly takes away the joy of spontaneity.  I only hope that this challenge will be what separates the Covid Campers from the veterans.  

Living in the PNW, we are seeing a surge of RVs, especially from "down south".  Fortunately we have more opportunities for boondocking and avoiding the crowds.  Nevertheless, I expect the demand for camping sites will level off and return to something close to normal.

Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; delivered December 7, 2020

2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed (sold)


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To escape the summer Texas heat we like to go north.  I’m planning a July Colorado trip and state parks and USFS campgrounds that take reservations are full.  Some locations had no availability.  Hopefully, we’ll find some dispersed or no reservation sites.  

I’m not sure it is all COVID.  My son bought his first travel trailer this week (they’re in Colorado).  My niece and her husband here in town did the same.  They are all in their 30’s.  Now I find myself providing lists of essentials to them and recommending good camping locations.  A new camping generation is on the way....  Mike

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Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel



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Yeah, here in WA we were seeing a big uptick  of other outdoor pursuits  such as hiking and skiing even pre-pandemic, to an extent significantly greater than our also large regional population increase. A lot of younger adults fed the boom. Imagine that - a generation that wants to spend more time outdoors doing healthy  activities. While it's a pain in the butt for me I have to think this  is nonetheless a healthy change, though I think some shifts  back to spending more toward investing in  our  public lands may  be in order if demand stays up. I suspect that  there will be some dropoff in folks camping as their trust in various built environment options for vacations returns, but my bet is that it won't return to what we were used to.

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Jim and  Yanna, Woodinville WA

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