About Trailer_Traveler

Jan & David are part-time campers, averaging 10,000 miles and 3-4 months annually in their Lance 1685 travel trailer. They also write TrailerTraveler.net, a blog dedicated to the adventure, both making the trailer home and the places explored.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Coastline RV Resort, Eastpoint, Florida

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Coastline RV would have deserved an almost perfect score ... except for the road noise from Hwy 98 between the resort and the water. Hard to believe how many sirens there can be in an out of the way spot. Otherwise, Coastline RV has resort style facilities. I wanted to take the tile shower with 2 full length glass doors home with me. The pool was very nice. The sites are large and have nice paver patios. Site #3 was way more than large enough for our Lance 22' trailer and our Toyota Tundra. It's centrally located to explore Florida's Forgotten Coast, we enjoyed St George Island and especially riding bikes to the far east end where we enjoyed beachcombing and shells without anyone else on the beach. We also enjoyed a Lighthouse Day Trip featuring 4 area lighthouses. Carrabelle's WW II History Museum was eye opening - we had no idea the final Normandy invasion training was held here. Plus Apalachicola, Carrabelle & even Eastpoint offered fun spots to hang out, have a great seafood lunch/dinner. Seafood doesn't get fresher than where it's caught! We camped at Coastline RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Concrete, Pavers
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Sunsets on the Coastline RV Resort Pier often feature a flyover - or two - with a bald eagle that obviously lives in the area. One night we heard a Barred Owl "who cooks for you" hoo hoo. The hermit crabs in the shallow clear water off the pier provide a never ending source of amusement. We've never seen hermit crabs so busy in motion. ENJOY!

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Cottonwood Campground (NPS Campground), Big Bend National Park, Texas

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $7.00
Overall Rating:

A green quiet oasis along the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park - really pleasant change from the mostly desert gravel in most campgrounds in the area. Good birdwatching. Big cottonwood trees and some mesquite provide shade for some sites. Javelinas wander through the campground on a regular basis. Convenient location to be at Santa Elena Canyon by sunrise (8 miles on down the road). Also convenient to drive "Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive" - listed in National Geographic most scenic routes in America. Sites were a bit small - great for us and our trailer, but we saw a couple motorhomes drive the loop and leave because sites large enough for them were taken. All first come first serve. We'd camp at Cottonwood again! We camped at Cottonwood Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
09
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

South Padre Island KOA, South Padre Island, Texas

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Location! South Padre Island was a great way to spend a month being a Winter Texan - so much to do, from birding, photography and dolphin watching, good restaurants (including Pier 19 right on the KOA property), the beach, and even a KiteFest! Although the KOA spaces were extremely Rate was monthly rate. Sites are cramped with not much privacy, but we thoroughly enjoyed the location & facilities (heated pool, workout room, activities) and most of all we enjoyed free ZUMBA instructed by the owners! Oh, and the sunset deck, and the camaraderie of other Winter Texans.... so much! Here's my blog post review with lots of photos for anyone interested: http://trailertraveler.net/park-your-rv-south-padre-island/ We camped at South Padre Island KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Lazy Dazy Retreat, Lakeland, Florida

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Lazy Dazy to visit my 95 yo Dad who lives a mile away. Very convenient location. Nice staff, site was satisfactory. Since we were only there to sleep, it was just OK. Lots of traffic noise from US98 - sirens all night long. Bathrooms and showers were cleaned once in our week there & were very dirty after a few days. We chose to shower elsewhere. Won't stay again, but it served our purpose for this trip. We camped at Lazy Dazy Retreat in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C-7
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Texas T Campground, Cornersville, Tennessee

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Friendliest & most helpful staff we've experienced in awhile! Thanks! We stopped for a quick overnight, but enjoyed Texas T Campground. Nice not to have to disconnect! Even tho' it was right off the interstate (convenient!), there was little traffic noise due to the way it sits down and a bit away. There was a nice country road beside the campground that allowed us a relaxing 3 mile walk. Overall we very much enjoyed it here - and it was the supermoon so I got some good photos! We camped at Texas T Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Tallahassee RV Park, Tallahassee, Florida

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed at Tallahassee RV Park as a quick overnight stop along I-10. DIdn't even have to disconnect since we'd be on our way early the next morning! Surprisingly nice, clean and friendly staff! Although they were pretty full, they "made" a space by giving us the Managers spot (they recently sold their RV & hadn't replaced it yet -- our good luck!). Nice people, clean facilities. We camped at Tallahassee RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
IFO
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Vogel State Park, Blairsville, Georgia

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Who needs a playground when your campsite has Wolf Creek! Grandkids loved playing in the creek. Since it's shallow, no worries about letting them explore behind our campsite on their own. Nice location for exploring waterfalls in the area. Quiet, spacious campsites with better than average state park amenities. We camped at Vogel State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
59
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Vogel State Park is in the middle of the Northern Georgia Waterfall Loop! Great base for exploring the area's waterfalls.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Watchman Campground (NPS Campground), Zion National Park, Utah

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed in campsite B056R, Loop B. The site easily accommodated our 21 foot Lance travel trailer and a friends tent. It was on the exterior of the loop facing Watchman mountain and not far from the babbling brook. No noise, no other campsites in view. The park was PACKED with spring breaker visitors so we appreciated an easy walk to the visitor center to catch the park shuttle, leaving our vehicle parked the entire week we were there. We camped at Watchman Campground (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B056R Loop B
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Coronado Campground, Bernalillo, New Mexico

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

We needed a pitstop in an across country trip to take our Lance travel trailer to a dealer for some minor warranty work and our Toyota 4 Runner to a dealer to replace the rear shocks. We had no idea we would enjoy Coronado Campground, run by the town of Bernalillo, NM so much. Overlooking the Rio Grande, we heard coyotes howling at night, enjoyed beautiful sunsets on the benches along the riverfront and took advantage of the clean hot showers, in between getting all the work done on our rig. Plus it was a great base for area hiking and exploring. For more photos: http://trailertraveler.net/overlooking-the-rio-grande-coronado-campground/ We camped at Coronado Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great concrete covered patio shelters with picnic tables made a nice extension to our small trailer. Like an added room!

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