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- February 6, 2017 at 3:57 am #44609February 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm #44646
Here’s my caveat on RV park reviews, and any other review site. Especially, since I owned and operated a small business.
I always look at the originator of extremely good, and extremely bad reviews. Some people only post when they have an axe to grind. Others, only post when their experience is excellent.
So, click on the poster, and review his/her history. I’m sure many people who love stacked side by side spots with playground, camp store, and wifi, hate my favorite campsites. And, vice versa.
And, truly, a link to RV park review, without every state, is sufficient. We will get there. Not many of the state, county, city, coe and NFS campgrounds…. The lesser used, more private but lesser services sites, got that many reviews the last time I used the site, which was years ago
I’ll live with one night of a bad site, if it’s in my path, and move on. Trailers have wheels for a reason
I’ll also wrangle the calendar to stay extra nights in a surprisingly great spot when we travel.
It’s all about your camping style, and your comfort needs.
I hope wikicamps takes off here as it has in Australia. Great resource there.
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1 user thanked author for this post.February 7, 2017 at 9:32 am #44655
I really agree regarding your Wikicamps comment. The more people use it and post to it, the better it will become.
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1 user thanked author for this post.February 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm #44660
Sherry and Bill I agree with you both totally! Caveat Emptor for sure! The good ole boy system is everywhere. You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.
Thank you again Sherry for your excellent advice!
~PFebruary 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm #44661
OK I just looked up WikiCamps.
It’s an APP and you have to pay for it.
” App Rank HistoryCheck out the download rank history for WikiCamps USA in United States.
Rank History shows how popular WikiCamps USA is in the iOS app store, and how that’s changed over time. You can track the performance of WikiCamps USA every hour of every day across different countries, categories and devices…”
I am cheap and I don’t like apps.
Some of you with iPhones I am sure disagree.
We will stick with our dumb phones.
I do not like Apple anything because of where it is made and who owns the company and their shady they support.
I used to work on their equipment.
We have “dumb” phones and use PC secured connections and seldom touch our iPadness.
Now our dear friend and Pastor seems glued to his iPhone.
So surely it’s OK right !? 😉
Peeve: Some people drive down the road a public hazard to others with the phone glued to their ears.
I hope someday it will be illegal to use cellphones while driving unless it’s an emergency.
We have seen tragic wrecks because of them.
PULL OVER and talk or have your navigator use one but still pay attention to the road.
You may just save your own lives and that of others. ]
Here is a review of the paid WikiCamps App – it does say you can use it offline.
“… WikiCamps is the ultimate camping companion, whether you’re heading away for a weekend camping trip or planning a big adventure, WikiCamps will be your guide.
The best part is, it works completely OFFLINE so you don’t have to worry about phone signal or a WiFi connection.
Simply download all the content (and map) to your device before you go and you’ll have it in the palm of your hand, no matter where you are!
WikiCamps is a crowd sourced database of campgrounds, caravan parks, backpacker hostels, day stops, POI’s, dump points, and information centers.
Sites are added, modified and shared by thousands of WikiCamps users like yourself, making it THE LARGEST AND MOST UP-TO-DATE database available in one app!
The database is always growing and constantly being updated with the latest site details, reviews, prices and photos.
With over 18,000 site listings, join the number #1 camping app in the USA and start the planning your next adventure today!
WikiCamps makes it incredibly easy to find sites. Simply bring up the site list to see sites nearest to your current location, or use the map screen to see exactly where they are on a street or satellite map.
Then tap a site to bring up its details page. The site details page shows icons representing features the site has to offer, such as toilets, showers, power, pet friendly, and so many more! It also shows the name, address, contact details, a user rating, user reviews, prices, photos and even a handy 7 day weather forecast.
You can also use the site filters to narrow down your results and only show sites relative to your needs. Eg. Must have toilets, must be pet friendly, has power available, etc.
Add sites to your favorites to keep track of places you want to visit! Sign up for a WikiCamps user account to sync favorites across multiple devices.
Create and plan multiple road trips using the built-in trip planner. Add sites to your trip, update your progress as you drive, then share your trip with friends and family.
MORE FEATURES INCLUDED!
· Use the handy camping checklist to help with packing for your next adventure.
· Tired of trying to guess where to point your satellite TV dish? We’ve made it simple with the satellite dish pointing tool. This amazing tool makes aiming your dish a breeze! It works out the azimuth, elevation and LNB rotation instantly. You can also see the satellite right on your phones camera screen and see exactly where it is positioned in the sky in real time!
· Chat with other WikiCampers in our interactive chat forum.
· And so much more! …”
Caveat Emptor. Different strokes…
Our family passed down motto is … Free is good! And anything is better than nuttin’ 😉February 7, 2017 at 4:28 pm #44665
When you go pickup Smokey, take a few minutes and go north on the Trace about 1/2 mile to the parking area on the east side. There is a short trail that goes back to a couple of neat water falls, worth the hike.
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2 users thanked author for this post.February 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm #44668
We loved wikicamps in Australia. Took us to places we would never have found.
When we signed up for the US version, it was free, I think.
Either way, I’m a wikicamps fan. I do hope it takes off here, as it has in Australia.
Same caveats… Cranky spoiled campers want the wilderness, plus services. Ignore them, after reading their history. The folks to read, for me, are the barebones campers. As I do on any site.
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2 users thanked author for this post.February 7, 2017 at 10:34 pm #44682
OH and Sherry we already have the olde fashioned Trip Tix from AAA for the Destin-Fort Walton-Santa Rosa area and going down to the Keys.
We are going LOW Tech 😉
We added back the RV Plus to AAA.
Something we learned about our automotive policy rider liability and comprehensive to cover Smokey is…
liability doesn’t cover us when we are parked.
In other words if a drunk falls coming down our steps we are liable.
No inside tours for us no matter how much they beg.
Which goes back to the KNOCK knock Thread.
T-Minus less than 2 weeks! We are amp’t up!
~ J and PFebruary 7, 2017 at 10:44 pm #44683
Sure will try. It’s up to the boss the 99%er.
Thanks for the tip!
I would hate to go all that way and not check out The Trace.
– P who only gets 1% <wink>February 8, 2017 at 6:33 am #44688
We usually use “Trip Advisor” and “Yelp” mostly and have only been steered wrong on one diner once in the last few years. It’s how we’ve found a bunch of great spots. Karen also has wikicamps and she loves that site and doing reviews 🙂
Me? I just make movies of the camping spots that we like best and then put them on YouTube.
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1 user thanked author for this post.February 8, 2017 at 8:20 am #44689
Thanks for the tip SeaDawg. I’ve downloaded it and will check it out later today when I have time.
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