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B & J T

At Cruise Speed
Joined
Aug 16, 2021
Messages
59
Location
Broken Arrow
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
New Aire
RV Length
35
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Rubicon
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Let me see if I can contribute to this worthy thread.

At Marval RV Resort located near Gore in SE OK. Nothing stunning about it but our goal as to spend time with our three Tulsa grandsons which made this place perfect. Two pools, putt-putt course, jumping pillow, arcade game area, playgrounds, splash pad, basketball court and fishing pond along with the Illinois River adjacent kept them plenty busy.

The park itself is older and a bit run down in areas with more than a few sites with RVs set up “permanently” that look tired and worn. There are nicer areas with okay bathhouses. The people were very nice and helpful.

WiFi when it was working was more than adequate, it allowed the boys to watch a movie to settle them down at their bedtime. We have ATT and had spotty reception with mostly one or two bars.

I’m sure we’ll return and I know the boys loved it!

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Edit to add I clearly don't have this posting photos thing figured out.
 
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Neal

Staff member
RVF Administrator
Joined
Jul 27, 2019
Messages
8,661
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Custer's Gulch RV Park
Custer, SD

Arrived yesterday so not much to report on yet. Gorgeous countryside here, I've done Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse in the past. Lot's to do in this neck of the woods for the outdoor enthusiasts.

Cellular: Verizon stronger over AT&T but both usable
Starlink is fine here as well as SAT other than maybe the top most sites which are forested.
OTA: 6 channels, 2-3 of which are music - don't waste your time
Cable: N/A

My site is very level, air leveling needed no correction, dumped air and called it done. Sites are spacious enough, not as tight as many parks which is nice.

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J&JD

RVF Supporter
Joined
Nov 3, 2019
Messages
1,755
Location
Fremont, California
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4018
RV Length
40’
Chassis
Freightliner
Engine
Cummins ISL450
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Fulltimer
No
Certainly doesn’t look very crowded. Is that also true for the visitors in the surrounding areas?
 

Neal

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RVF Administrator
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Messages
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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Certainly doesn’t look very crowded. Is that also true for the visitors in the surrounding areas?
That occurred to me this morning, this CG is about 30% booked right now. Blackhills KOA was about 60-70% booked. Don't know what you mean by visitors...
 

GypsyR

RVF Regular
Joined
Mar 15, 2021
Messages
153
Location
upstate SC
RV Year
1993
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Kountry Aire
RV Length
38 feet
Chassis
F53
Engine
7.5
TOW/TOAD
Matrix
Fulltimer
No
Same "Smoky Mountain Campground we weekended at last year. Cable inop. No wifi. Place is basically a gravel parking lot where you leave your camper while tubing in the creek or hiking in the national park. And as such it suits us just fine. Sites are on the short side, with no toad my 38 feet squeezed in again, just. A couple of spaces are deep enough for 40 feet.
When little man was aske dhow cold the water was.
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J&JD

RVF Supporter
Joined
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Messages
1,755
Location
Fremont, California
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4018
RV Length
40’
Chassis
Freightliner
Engine
Cummins ISL450
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Fulltimer
No
That occurred to me this morning, this CG is about 30% booked right now. Blackhills KOA was about 60-70% booked. Don't know what you mean by visitors...
Was just wondering if the tourist areas in the area were also not crowded.
 

Neal

Staff member
RVF Administrator
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Messages
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Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
Was just wondering if the tourist areas in the area were also not crowded.
I don't know, not going to be around them. Already been to the places here. I'm just in holding for my Colorado entry which is the objective of my trip, exploring CO.
 

J&JD

RVF Supporter
Joined
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Messages
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Location
Fremont, California
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4018
RV Length
40’
Chassis
Freightliner
Engine
Cummins ISL450
TOW/TOAD
Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Fulltimer
No
I don't know, not going to be around them. Already been to the places here. I'm just in holding for my Colorado entry which is the objective of my trip, exploring CO.
Hard to beat most of western Colorado & the Rockies
 

Headhunter

RVF Supporter
Joined
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Messages
286
Location
Northeast PA
RV Year
2021
RV Make
Tiffin
RV Model
Red 33 AA
RV Length
35 ft
TOW/TOAD
2017 Jeep Sahara
Fulltimer
No
That occurred to me this morning, this CG is about 30% booked right now. Blackhills KOA was about 60-70% booked. Don't know what you mean by visitors...
Hi Neal: We are about a week a head of you. I think we stayed in Hermosa when we were in Custer. But there were a million bikers around because of Sturgis.

HH
 

Headhunter

RVF Supporter
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Messages
286
Location
Northeast PA
RV Year
2021
RV Make
Tiffin
RV Model
Red 33 AA
RV Length
35 ft
TOW/TOAD
2017 Jeep Sahara
Fulltimer
No
Was just wondering if the tourist areas in the area were also not crowded.
We are in Cody Wyoming now ALL tourist traps are jammed because of Sturgis bike week. But as the rally continues to August 14th the crowds are thinning.

HH
 

lostinfla

Professional nobody
RVF Supporter
Joined
Dec 19, 2019
Messages
358
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star
RV Length
37
TOW/TOAD
2021 Willys
Well, still at Follow the River till Saturday then on to Anchor Down in TN, but I thought I'd post a pic or two. Tooling around in Madison, the DW found the Miss Madison Unlimited Hydro behind a warehouse, so we drove back there for a peek. (also found a nice little Brewery) Amazing what you find!
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K0YJ

Just Idling Around
Joined
Sep 5, 2021
Messages
20
Location
Rocky Mountains
RV Year
2022
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 3407
TOW/TOAD
2022 Jeep Wrangler
I just returned from dry camping out at the Bonneville Salt Flats for Speed Week. We took out 6 motorcycles this year to run on the flats but unfortunately Speed Week was cancelled due to heavy rains. Oh well, there is always next year... (y)

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lostinfla

Professional nobody
RVF Supporter
Joined
Dec 19, 2019
Messages
358
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star
RV Length
37
TOW/TOAD
2021 Willys
Anchor Down in Dandridge TN for 2 nights. Will NEVER come here on a weekend again. Literally every space filled with trailers complete with bright blue LEDs on all night, all had a golf carts with children driving at fairly high speed all day and into the night. Actually made it dangerous to walk the dog. Too bad as it's a beautiful setting on Douglas Lake.
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lostinfla

Professional nobody
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Joined
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Messages
358
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star
RV Length
37
TOW/TOAD
2021 Willys
Onward to Tripple Creek near Newport TN for 7 nights. Nice quiet rural CG with creeks running through. Very nice owners on site. Good Verizon signal, no cable and limited OTA, full hookups, and spacious shaded sites. Nice just putting a chair in the Creek and sit with your feet in the water.
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Rich W.

Fire Service 46 years; semi-retired
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Messages
1,068
Location
Grass Valley Ca
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 3427
RV Length
35
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
6.7 ISB 360/800
TOW/TOAD
2001 Jeep Wrangler, M&G air brake system, Blue Ox bar
Fulltimer
No
Onward to Tripple Creek near Newport TN for 7 nights. Nice quiet rural CG with creeks running through. Very nice owners on site. Good Verizon signal, no cable and limited OTA, full hookups, and spacious shaded sites. Nice just putting a chair in the Creek and sit with your feet in the water. View attachment 13970 View attachment 13971
I like the 7 nights thing. Good way to do it. Thats enough time to rest, relax, see some sights, fix some stuff, and plan the next leg of the journey. I put a chair in the N. Platt river, north of Sinclair Wy. Nice way to relax.
 

GlampDaddy

RVF Supporter
Joined
May 3, 2020
Messages
316
Location
From Deep in the Heart of Texas
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Mountain Aire 4519
RV Length
45
Chassis
Spartan K3
Engine
Cummins 500
TOW/TOAD
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Spending two weeks in Manistee, Michigan at The Bluffs on Manistee Lake. LOTS to see and do around here, with Ludington to the south, Traverse City to the north, and pickleball courts at The Bluffs and nearby in Manistee. Strong AT&T and Verizon, virtually no T-Mobile or OTA. And...nearly perfect weather in the 70s. They grow Christmas trees here, too. We'll be back!

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NWIP

RVF Supporter
Joined
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Messages
1,503
Location
No Where In Particular
RV Year
2020
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star 4369
RV Length
43’ 9”
Chassis
Spartan K2
Engine
Cummins ISL9
TOW/TOAD
2016 Colorado
Fulltimer
Yes
Jasper National Park, Whistlers Campground

Parks Canada campground, some with full hookups, 50a service. Although this guy made it a little difficult to get setup 😳

AT&T-good
No OTA
SAT-good

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lostinfla

Professional nobody
RVF Supporter
Joined
Dec 19, 2019
Messages
358
RV Year
2016
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Dutch Star
RV Length
37
TOW/TOAD
2021 Willys
Just arrived at one of our favorite parks, Two Rivers in Sevierville for a 10 night stay to enjoy the Smokey Mountain Jeep Invasion starting this week. Nice concrete sites facing the French Broad River, good Verizon signal, cable, and VIEWS!
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Neal

Staff member
RVF Administrator
Joined
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Messages
8,661
Location
Midlothian, VA
RV Year
2017
RV Make
Newmar
RV Model
Ventana 4037
RV Length
40' 10"
Chassis
Freightliner XCR
Engine
Cummins 400 HP
TOW/TOAD
2017 Chevy Colorado
Fulltimer
No
River Run RV Park
Granby, CO

AT&T beats Verizon
Starlink - no issues, no obstructions
Cable TV - 55 channels (all analog I believe)
SAT - not used but should be no issues

Sun Outdoors parks - very nice setup here, could definitely spend weeks here and relax. Very quiet and peaceful now that school is going back in session, I hear after meeting @Tip&Tina that it was a bit noisy prior to my arrival. You can see @Tip&Tina's beautiful DSDP parked in front of me. Nice to meet them last night after arrival.

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