Saturday, October 8, 2011

What’s ROD?

It’s a RV park membership that is similar to Coast To Coast(C2C) .  With C2C you pay your yearly maintenance fee to your home park, your yearly fee to C2C and then your camping fee where ever you stay in their 500 or so parks which is $10 a night.  Basically the same with ROD (Resorts of Distinction) except your camping fee is free.  Yes, free.  I don’t know how they do it and we have know about them for 9 years and have had them for over 3 years.

We drove the 100 miles or so with a stop at Newmar since it was on the way. We dumped and got a half of tank of water that would hold us over till Branson.  This way we don’t have to hook up water or dump while en route.  People say oh that’s extra weight you have to carry, etc.  Hog wash.. When you get up to 41K pounds (with a car) the few extra hundred pounds don’t make any difference when you get right down to it.  Travel trailers, fifth wheels and smaller motor homes it would make a difference.  Not with the Beast.  While there we met some students from the Boot Camp that was just held in Gillette a couple of months ago.  That was neat.

We hit the road…back roads only and they are narrow.

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We got to the park about 1 PM. Checked in and had a 30 AMP FHU back in site – free.  We couldn’t get out with the datastorm or TV – too many trees.  We moved to this spot and our back side was open – no trees.  It was a 50 AMP FHU so we had to pay $3 for the site.  We can handle that.  Carol backed it in and had an audience.  She backed it in with no pull forwards.  Our datstorm kinda came up and the TV no problem.  DSC_0032

This was interesting watching this guy.  Normal newbie backing mistake and that is waiting to long to straighten it out.DSC_0025 

This park is a “camper” campground on the water.  Fires lit up the night and  the smoke made be think of what the battle was like at Gettysburg…DSC_0031  DSC_0028DSC_0030

See ya…

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