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Old 04-22-2020, 12:55 PM   #1
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If your state is like mine, we have not been able to get out and RV yet, and I have cancelled one trip so far this year. I am in hopes things will open this summer so I can back out there. My hope is to go to Assateague Island in MD. at the end of June. What about you? Where is the first place everyone is going to head in the RV once the restrictions are lifted?
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Old 04-22-2020, 01:20 PM   #2
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We have one trip planned, our annual Opening of Bass Season in the upper peninsula. Otherwise, we've pretty much put everything else on hold until we find out what does/doesn't happen. There will be some places that likely won't be "up and running" in June, maybe not even in July and other states that are going to "need to absorb the mass migration of people who had planned to go to places that aren't open. So, where will that "rip-tide" flow ??? Not in the campground I'm paying too much to sit in an overcrowded space.... We'll wait until next year to get "back out and enjoying RV travel"...

I honestly think it's too early to make plans for June, and if there's a resurgence during opening some states, maybe it's too early for July or even August. Until those 24+ million people get their jobs back, there's way too much potential for things to go "bananas"...

We've already had several "They won't refund my deposit" threads, I don't want to be "fighting for mine".... YMMV
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Old 04-22-2020, 01:50 PM   #3
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If your state is like mine, we have not been able to get out and RV yet, and I have cancelled one trip so far this year. I am in hopes things will open this summer so I can back out there. My hope is to go to Assateague Island in MD. at the end of June. What about you? Where is the first place everyone is going to head in the RV once the restrictions are lifted?
You are in Prince Georges County, one of the hardest hit in the state. I wouldn't count on anything happening anytime soon. When they start opening parks I would assume it will be for limited times and not camping. I told my DW the other day that I'm not expecting to see any fireworks displayed anywhere near this year.

Here's a link on the cases in Maryland. https://covid19.biglocalnews.org/cou...#/county/24033
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:25 PM   #4
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Based on my dim recollection of life in Maryland, seems to me Burtonsville is in Montgomery County. I would guess it is similar to PG County in terms of the effects of the bug and likely regulations are similar.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:26 PM   #5
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Wait to get out and RV?? Cancel trips?? What?

Heck we've got our first night since this virus thing set up for tomorrow night for 3 days!! Camping and glamping in the new trailer. Hanging out, beautiful sights, fun, sun you name it!

Of course, our little soiree will happen a couple of miles from the house here, at the local RV park, in the middle of our barren W TX landscape. The glamping will be here at the house as our RV sits unattended some of the time. I just have to get some time in it before I take it in for my last warranty repairs (I hope). Don't know if anyone else has ever encountered it but the LP tank straps were too short! They won't fully close; one spring was missing from a screen and the tech overtightened and broke a screw off when replacing the furnace control board (haven't been able to remove it with an extractor yet).

Anyway, we will sleep in it, make breakfast and run it through the paces. It will be a blast even if it's just "right over there" and certainly not picturesque.

As far as "future" trips I'm thinking things are really going to be in a state of flux from what I'm hearing from all the "trapped" folks. Those that are retired are chomping at the bit to "go", those that have lost jobs are going to be going wherever to find a job while the places we're trying to go to are trying to get back up to speed after firing everyone due to our current situation. Whoops! and then, a single person will again test positive for the virus in some remote location; their name, picture and everything about the situation along with the horrific, dire predictions for it will permeate the media around the globe and the knee jerk reactions will begin and then there I'll be; locked, impounded, quarantined at some midpoint, no name RV park in Podunk USA with not a grocery store to be found, no laundry and 2 pair of underwear ...….Nah, think I'll just wait, but, it does remind me that I probably ought to go down and get me 5 lbs of bologna to put in the freezer in case I AM caught in that Podunk place.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:29 PM   #6
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Based on my dim recollection of life in Maryland, seems to me Burtonsville is in Montgomery County. I would guess it is similar to PG County in terms of the effects of the bug and likely regulations are similar.
You are correct. PG is next door. They are both to close to D.C. for me!
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:36 PM   #7
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We were cancelled for our Virginia trip including the NASCAR race. We will have credits to use later this year or next. We have the month of August reserved in Colorado. I can't decide if I want to cancel that or not. I've got the itch real bad to get on the road. Thinking about loading the Bigfoot and doing some USAC race watching and/or trout fishing. Or maybe that Glacier NP trip. It's all up in the air right now.
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Old 04-22-2020, 04:00 PM   #8
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Utah has just opened the State Parks for camping with only a couple of exceptions. We're booked for May 5th at a close by park. Lakeside spot, walking distance to the golf course and plenty of room between neighbors.
Cinco Di Mayo, Taco Tuesday and spring is in the air. Can't wait to get out camping!
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:49 PM   #9
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We will go to a TX State Park when they open for overnight, then to Carroll County MD to see my Mom, BIL & SIL as soon as MD opens up. (Actually will stay at Ramblin Pines which I think is in Howard County)
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Old 04-23-2020, 04:28 AM   #10
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We will go to a TX State Park when they open for overnight, then to Carroll County MD to see my Mom, BIL & SIL as soon as MD opens up. (Actually will stay at Ramblin Pines which I think is in Howard County)
MD governor to hold press conference about it. The requirement for first stage is a 2 week decline in new cases, in the past 24 hrs there's been 582 new cases. Most estimates put that at June 5, So extrapolate out a minimum of 2 more weeks for phase 2 then another 2 weeks out for phase 3 puts a "complete" re-opening at first week of July. That's if it all goes to plan.

We used to camp at Ramblin Pines as our first outing of the season. A few years ago we arrived 15 before "check I time" and they wanted to charge an extra $10. I told them I'd park at the cg entrance and wait. The woman got really crappy about it so I asked to see the manager. By the time she arrived 15 MI. + has passed. Between that and the high prices $70 ? we now go to PA (Lancaster area) instead.
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Old 04-23-2020, 05:46 AM   #11
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We have been making reservations for May and June with the thinking, if they open things back up, we have somewhere to go, if not we simply cancel and wait for the next one. We have had to cancel 2 in April so far (both in our home state-PA) and expect to be canceling one for May 1 (also PA). This way when things do reopen we should at least have some reservation somewhere before it goes"bananas" and we can't get in anywhere.
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You are correct. PG is next door. They are both to close to D.C. for me!
When we moved back to the States from overseas, we moved to College Park and when President Reagan took office and interest rates dropped and we could afford a better home, we moved to Riverdale. That area disintegrated with Hud housing infiltrating and drive by shootings so I wangled a job in Texas.
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Old 04-23-2020, 06:56 AM   #13
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When we moved back to the States from overseas, we moved to College Park and when President Reagan took office and interest rates dropped and we could afford a better home, we moved to Riverdale. That area disintegrated with Hud housing infiltrating and drive by shootings so I wangled a job in Texas.
Rt 1 from there up to College Park does have problems with crime.
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We used to camp at Ramblin Pines as our first outing of the season. A few years ago we arrived 15 before "check I time" and they wanted to charge an extra $10. I told them I'd park at the cg entrance and wait. The woman got really crappy about it so I asked to see the manager. By the time she arrived 15 MI. + has passed. Between that and the high prices $70 ? we now go to PA (Lancaster area) instead.
Yeah, Ramblin Pines is definitely on the expensive side, but we have never encountered anything like that, they even left us stay an extra night when we got snowed in at no charge. We stay there because Mom is in an assisted living facility in Westminster and it's pretty convenient to visit her each day and get back for the dogs. Also there is a pretty good place for crabs in Woodbine.
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We still have reservations at one our favorite State Parks in Oregon, Prineville Reservoir. We go every year over July 4th for 9-10 days. Here's hoping we can still go. Our Memorial Day reservations at a Clackamas County park were just canceled. They are closing all of their parks through May.
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We were hoping to do Utah’s might five in late May or early June. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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We just finish booking our trip from North Carolina to Oregon. Hope to be there by the start of crabbing season.
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Old 04-24-2020, 04:24 AM   #18
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All this summer activity brought back memories of the 4th of July get together on the sand bar in Torch Lake MI. Since this is a local impromptu annual event I wonder if cancellation is possible. I'm sure the "Burger Barge" will be well stocked.
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We were hoping to do Utah’s might five in late May or early June. We’ll just have to wait and see.
Watching the news here, there is a good chance the parks will open.
https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/4/...-and-safe-plan
State Parks are open now and we just made reservations for May5.
Here's hoping we get opened up in time for your trip.
BTW there are some very cool places to visit outside the park boundaries and BLM camping is still open as far as I know.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:37 AM   #20
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Canonman I don't think keeping a "social distance" would be a problem where those beautiful pictures were taken.
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