May as well motel it instead of camp....

Discussion in 'Americas' started by theshnizzle, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. branthopolis

    branthopolis Long time lurker Noob

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    App doesn't appear to be in the Google Play Store or on the Google Play website right now.. Camp and RV is there and a couple others..but no Camp and Tent
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  2. jfman

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    You wanna know how much I spent on campground fees riding to AK? (read sig)
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  3. jfman

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    In Canada, my favourite stealth camping spots are when you cross powerlines/pylones. They usualy have an access rd that and you can camp under the lines, away from pryinf eyes.
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  4. cyclopathic

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    Any issues with bears and coyotes?
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  5. jfman

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    They only eat bmw riders
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    Hahaha...I didn't think bears liked the smell of Old Spice cologne?
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  7. cyclopathic

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    You mean you have to be a fruitcake to buy one? or is it dead meat?

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  8. jfman

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    Meaning I like to pick on BMW riders. No real reason other than I cant afford one.
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  9. cyclopathic

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    Understood. I mean those Yamaha riders are so goofy too in their Yamaha branded grab and with their yamalube oil changes
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  10. LTRyder

    LTRyder Been here awhile

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    When camping, do they charge by site or person. There will be 3 of us so 3 small 1-2 man tents that will fit on one site. Will they charge us for one site?
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  11. cyclopathic

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    It depends usually they charge by site but add extra fee for additional person. Sites can normally fit 2 small tents but not 3. However we stayed in some camps on tribal land where there weren't any sites just big grassy field and they were charging $15 per tent, pick your spot.

    Not sure how California Nazis would handle it, they wouldn't let us on Federal park area at lake Tahoe with annual agency access pass, I called and filled a formal complain. They were also very prickly at a few state parks we stayed, and with what they charge it is actually better/cheaper to stay in KOA at least you get free showers and swimming pool.
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  12. theshnizzle

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    Yes, it seems to vary by park and who's on duty. Some rangers will let it slide while others are less forgiving. Really, whats the big deal with jamming a couple of tents in one spot.
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  13. Joe Mc

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    This is a handy website to locate moderately priced rooms.
    http://www.momandpopmotels.com/
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  14. 4PawsHacienda

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    Camping is a way to spend a small fortune to live like a homeless person.
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  15. jfman

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    I disagree. Camping is the only reason/way I can afford to travel.
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  16. dksd39

    dksd39 Been here awhile

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    Then you are doing it wrong lol.. some people prefer hotels.. to each their own ride on :)
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  17. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I've seen this statement a few time on various camping threads... 2-3 nights in a hotel could fund decent gear that one would have for many years.

    I like to fish, drink, have a fire, look at the stars. Chat with other travellers. Don't happen while motelling it.


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  18. Tsilatipac

    Tsilatipac Go Adventure

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    I recommend not staying in campgrounds. Last summer I did a loop around the US and Canada from San Diego to Halifax. Most days I started looking for national forest, BLM land, and some times state forest, and could usually camp for free.
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  19. TUCKERS

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    There is NO WAY the Mrs Tucker will go without a shower more than one night. We are finding $35 average for a campsite with hot showers. Sure Cottonwood in AZ is $8, but Ventana in Big Sur is $80! $35 is still a lot less than a motel. We are experiencing average $60 motel, not many under $40 and some $85! With a motel we are also likely to go out and eat, in the campground we cook. So the answer to the OP is "camping is less expensive" on an average trip by half.
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  20. damurph

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    Most provincial campsites here don't have a problem with two tents but they are generally well used and have a full park. Out in the more obscure parks that are trying to keep the numbers of sites rented they tend to be a bit stickier.
    While registering in Sandbanks park, our most beautiful but out of the way park, the staff wanted to charge us for two sites. He argued we had two machines....two tents....two sites. I argued 4 wheels and one tent with a storage tent to keep our gear dry. I trumped him by asking if he was going to discriminate because of sexual orientation. Took the wind out of his sails pretty quick.
    Disclaimer; I'm not gay but 20 bucks is 20 bucks.