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Old 09-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Just curious when on the road if you reserve sites ahead of time or just wing it and find what you find for a place to stay as you travel. Planning a trip out east in a few weeks and just wondered what others do. Thanks for your opinion
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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The Bride and I are "planners" so we've got spots reserved in advance. We've talked about just winging it but till I retire we'll be on a schedule.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:23 AM   #3
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We always make reservations. I don't want to have to search for a site after a day of traveling. Also, in CA where we live, if you don't make a reservation you probably won't be camping. Most places are sold out 6 months ahead of time.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:56 AM   #4
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We start looking for a c/g each afternoon; while on the road we do not make reservations.

We do make reservations at our final destination site where we will be staying for quite a few days.
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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we are headed to Williamburg Va in a few weeks. I think that I will book a site at final destination and a couple of travel days but leave the rest to chance. Anyone got a good place for me?
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:55 PM   #6
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I always make reservations but I know plenty of folks who do not. I do it just cuz that's what I've always done but I have found that there is a drawback. Sometimes when we want to stay a couple of extra, non-planned days we can't because it throws the entire schedule off. On the other hand, we never are turned away because we have no reservation. Somewhere in-between is probably the perfect answer .
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:57 PM   #7
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Always plan out the trip and make ressies.
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Haven't yet. All we "plan" is to get up when we feel like it, wander off just whenever it suits us. We don't get too far some days, as we both like to stop in at little towns and scout around a bit. I'm sure things would be much different where the population is higher. This summer we headed off to Yellowknife. Had a ball.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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My DW is a planner, and if was totally up to her every night, every day, even every second would be planned. I on the other and am a winger. So on bigger trips we compromise, we reserve sites at key locations. Everything in between is winged. So far we have never not found a spot on our first try.

This time of year when the kids are back in school, the campgrounds in our area are always fairly empty, I am sure the rest of the country is the about same.
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