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The Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory announced its list of Top Group Camping RV Parks for 2014. The parks on this list, compiled by the travel guide’s editors and consultants, provide facilities and space for large groups of RVers who camp together and conduct meetings, social gatherings and events.
From manufacturers’ organizations to independent RVing clubs, RV groups share a passion for hitting the road and meeting up at the end of a long journey. The RV parks on this list deliver when it comes to giving these groups all they need for a great stay.
Here are just a few reasons why RVers travel in a caravan:
• A number of RV parks dedicate staff members to serve large groups. Blueberry Hill RV Resort in Bushnell, Fla., for example, avails groups to an on-site event concierge to help coordinate renting a clubhouse or pavilion and reserving space for as many as 20 RVs.
• Facilities also are a key feature for group friendly parks, such as EZ Daze RV Park in Southaven, Miss., which offers a southern veranda for cookouts as well as a meeting room that’s adjacent to a fully equipped kitchen.
• Food is a top-of-the-mind item for RVing groups. River Plantation RV Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., for example, provides catering for large RVing groups who travel with an appetite.
RVing groups have a significant presence in campgrounds throughout North America. Among the more interesting aspects of RV group camping:
• The Good Sam Club alone boasts almost 1,500 chapters across the United States and Canada.
• Many RVing groups spend countless hours in charitable work, from cleaning up public highways and parks to raising funds for organizations like Dogs for the Deaf.
The editors and consultants of the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory chose the list of Top Group Camping RV Parks from the annual publication’s database of 8,000 private parks.
In addition to in-depth listings of RV parks and campgrounds across North America, the Good Sam RV Travel Guide and Campground Directory features travel itineraries, helpful maps and informative tips that RVers need for a journey anywhere in North America.
Top Group Camping RV Parks
Casa Grande RV Resort & Cottages, Casa Grande
Blueberry Hill RV Resort, Bushnell
Pecan Park RV Resort, Jacksonville
Red Oaks RV Resort, Bushnell
Coastal Georgia RV Resort, Brunswick
McCall RV Resort, McCall
EZ Daze RV Park, Southaven
Raleigh Oaks RV Resort & Cottages, Four Oaks
Seven Feathers RV Resort, Canyonville
Barnyard RV Park, Lexington
River Plantation RV Park Inc, Pigeon Forge
Sherwood Forest Camping & RV Park, Wisconsin Dells
RVers and campers in eastern states who are planning a 4th of July holiday outing better pack their rain gear.
The next five days (July 3-7) favor wet weather across most of the eastern half of the nation, with heavy rains forecast from the Gulf Coast to the Central Appalachians and portions of the Northeast. Some rains associated with the southwest monsoon are also likely during the next five days. Generally, less than 1.0 inch of rain is forecast across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest.
For the ensuing five days (July 8-12), the odds favor above-median precipitation over northern Alaska, the southern Rockies, portions of the Great Plains, and from the central Gulf Coast across the Tennessee Valley to the Northeast. Dry conditions are likely across the Pacific Northwest, the Alaskan Panhandle and the immediate Southeast coast. Temperatures are likely to be above normal west of the Continental Divide, and across the northeast, with below-normal temperatures favored over the center of the lower 48 states.
A bit of RV history is rolling down U.S. 30 this month between eastern Ohio and western Nebraska.
It’s a collection of “Tin Can Tourists” traversing what was once called the “Lincoln Highway” with 24 vintage RVs, most of them travel trailers dating as far back as 1948. The group embarked from Hayesville, Ohio, northeast of Columbus, on Saturday (June 21) and are due in Kearney, Neb., on June 29. The RVers are more or less following U.S. 30 but are allowed to deviate from the highway as they see fit, since they are not moving in any type of formal caravan.
The band of vagabonds stopped in Elkhart, Ind., Monday and “dry camped” overnight outside the RV/MH Hall of Fame.
This caravan of Tin Can Tourists hails mainly from the East and parts of the Midwest: Florida, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Wisconsin, Virginia, Arizona and Ontario. The organization, originally founded in 1919, has some 1,500 members and 5,000 fans on Facebook.
The Rest of the Trip
Other stops on their trip include St. Charles, Ill.; Franklin Grove, Ill., (home of the national headquarters of the Lincoln Highway Association); and Oxford and Boone, Iowa, before crossing the Missouri River into Nebraska. They will camp at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington and arrive in Kearney on June 29.
On June 30, they will converge with the East and West Coast Centennial Auto Tours in downtown Kearney to participate in festivities all afternoon.
On July 1, the Tin Can Tourists will set up a 1920s model camp and make presentations at the Great Platte River Road Archway. They also will show their historic vehicles to the public at the fairgrounds.
The group will split up and go their separate ways after Kearney.
For more information about the Tin Can Tourists, visit www.tincantourists.com.