Reviews written by bcrocker
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4-5 May 2013
Called on 29 Apr to make a reservation for 4 May. The young lady who answered the phone took all our information and we was told that another person would call later with a site number. We never received a call, just like all the other times we have stayed here. Upon arrival at the park there was nothing on the message board and it appeared all sites were either full or reserved. We called the host who came down with his list and of course we weren't on it. Luckily, there was one site left. Note to self: get the name and a confirmation before going to the park and if they don't call you back with a site number, call them back! I plan to stay long enough to talk the the manager before we leave. Park roads a a little small but we were able to get our 40ft 5'er in OK. Check out Spuds for great drinks and good bar food. Diesel fuel was $3.87 today.
30 Apr-4 May 2013
We have stayed at Edwards several times and have always enjoyed our visit. This review will provide you with a couple of updates. Verizon Wireless completed the upgrade to 4G LTE service on the base and now our Jetpack MiFI screams. Here in the Famcamp we are getting five bars of solid 4G service. AAFES is building a new gas station directly behind the famcamp and by the looks of the progress, we should see that completed very soon. If you have an Air Force Frequent Camper book, you must go to the Outdoor Recreation Office to get that stamped. On Fitzgerald Ave go past the BX/Commissary complex, turn right at the next street and follow that around until you come to a strip mall on the left. The MWR office is the last office.
23-26 April 2013
This is one of the nicest military parks we have ever stayed. One of the reasons for this has a lot to do with Sharon, the park's manager. When we made reservations, she told us to call back when we got closer for better directions to the park. She had us come in the east gate (0700-1900, Mon-Fri) which is a little easier than going through the main gate. Also, she gave us our site and told us to park and catch up with her later. When I went to pay, she provided a lot of information about the local area, especially for the attractions in Tombstone and Bisbee. Parking is one level, concrete pads with very good water and electric service. The bathrooms and laundry facilities were immaculate. There is an exercise room but there are too many machines crammed in it and really not useful. Thanks Sharon for making our stay great. We hope to return soon.
19-22 Apr, 2013
This large park is a great place to stop while traveling I-10. Office staff are very friendly. Parking is on concrete pads and are very well spaced. Laundry is large with several machines; $1 wash/.75 to dry. Some road noise from Hwy 54 was a little bothersome for us. Several long-term folks and not all are attending the Sgt Major Acadmey. I talked to two retired folks who have been here for over the 60/90 day limits. Both wouldn't say how long but I got the impression it was for a long while. The Freedom Crossing PX and Commissary are outstanding. The PX complex has a huge food court. Also in the complex, there is a Buffalo Wild Wings, a Dairy Queen, the Shamrock Irish Pub, a Denny's and coming soon, a Texas Roadhouse. At $16 a night with our Access Pass, this RV park is a great bargain!
1-6 April 2013
Very nice RV park with all the amenities. Fairly level concrete pads, good 30/50 amp elec and good water pressure. Not a lot of lights which helps with sleeping. Kenny, the manager is doing a great job and will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay in the New Orleans area. About a 30-40 minute drive to the free ferry at Algiers Point. Washer/dryers work great; $1 to wash and .75 to dry. You will need a sticker to get on base. When we arrived they let us go to the park but I had to return the next day for a new sticker (new windshield recently installed). When they say that I-10 and LA 23 are rough, they weren't kidding. Be sure to have chicken at Willie Mae's Scotch House and a Po'boy at Johnny's. I'm glad we came and will return.
26 Mar-2 Apr 2013
The park is a little tight and I wouldn't call it big rig friendly, however we were able to get our 40' 5'er backed into site #33 with just a little maneuvering. The folks in the office are fantastic who go "above & beyond" to make your stay pleasurable. Be careful driving in the park as there are a lot of kids riding their bikes and playing. Rules for dogs are not enforced as they should. Dogs are left tied up with no one at the site, several off-leash and some folks don't pick up after their animals. We got a solid Verizon 4G signal and our rooftop satellite got a good Directv signal as well. We will be back.
1-18 Mar 2013
We were in site 37, a large concrete pad, 50/30-amp back-in. Sites are well spaced with picnic tables. We called ahead and were told to park in Site 34 and then come back to the MWR Office for check-in. After getting settled, we got a call from the office telling us we had to move as the power in that site had been reported as having a problem. Seems maintenance won't work on the problem with someone in the site. OK, we moved. About an hour later a large MH pulling a very long trailer pulled into #34 (being directed by another RV'er already here) and settled in. Maintenance had not been out yet. Don't know what that is all about but something seemed fishy to us. Laundry has five washers/dryers and is free. All facilities were clean and well maintained. We will return.
Oct 27-30 2012
One of the nicer military parks we have stayed at over the years. Price has gone up to $20 a night. Doc, the camp host, met us as we pulled in and showed us to our parking site. I wish all camp host's had Doc's positive attitude! Facilities were very clean with three washer/dryers that actually worked. We will stay here again.
16 - 19 Oct 2012
Nice small park with only water and 30 amp electric service. Folks in the office are great! Bathrooms could use some attention, especially the urinals and toilets. Pudgy's, the spots bar at the club is fantastic. Tuesday is $.25 wing night and they are great. There are a couple of homesteaders that look like they have been here forever.
1-16 Oct 2012
Arrived early afternoon on 1 Oct and found a full-hookup, pull-through site, one of five available. While setting up, Sharon, the park manager came by to check on us. She said that we should have checked in at the office before taking a site but we didn't know about that rule. More parks that are first come, first serve just say to take a site and then check-in. Our bad. My wife said she would walk over with her to do that and Sharon told us that the office was closed until 1:30 PM. OK, got that. The park sites are long and fairly well spaced. Water pressure and electric is good. Very nice laundry room; $1 to wash and $1 for dryers. Sharon has plenty of info for you about the local area and places to eat. Make sure you try Cafe Luigi's in Bedford! Amazing Italian food. You can call ahead and have your name put on the waiting list which helps with the long wait times on the weekends. The Park office sells Trolly Tour tickets for $32 which are good for 2 consecutive days and includes a couple of freebies including a harbor cruise. If you are a light sleeper, this is not the place for you. Air traffic starts before 6 AM and continues until 2AM the next morning, most of it corporate jets. Weekends are somewhat lighter but there is still considerable takeoffs and landings. I noticed several piles of dog droppings in different areas of the park.
26-30 Sep 2012
We stayed at Earle for four days. Muriel is a gem and worked with us when we wanted to move to a different site.! When pulling into the park watch for the trees on your right (near the bathhouse/laundry). The limbs need to be trimmed. Sites 1-4 and 8 might be iffy for satellite reception if you have a rooftop system. No Wifi. We didn't use any of the facilities but they were very clean and well maintained. Need your towed or truck serviced? Check out the Auto Hobby Shop. I provided the oil, filter and fuel filter and Less did the work for $25. Not a bad deal and he did a fantastic job. Open Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun. Our site was #5 and the sewer connection was right in the middle of the pad. A little awkward but doable. We will return.
22 Sep 2012
Arrived on a Saturday so had to use gate 12A. Not a problem and the directions the guard gave use were very easy to follow. Eric met us, checked us in and directed us to our site, a long pull-through. Bathrooms we very clean. Two washers were inop in the laundry so we went to Fairborn to do our washing. The grounds could use a little TLC. We'll be back. Hwy 444 is being closed so I would call for directions if you need to use gate 12A.
18-21 Aug 2012
I wish I had seen the new directions to the park before our arrival! Very nice campground with some large pull-thru's. We were assigned space 32, one of the pull-thru's. The hookups are at the back of the sites so you might need extra sewer and water hoses. A lot of train noise! Bathrooms are very dated and need to be cleaned more often. Laundry has two washers and dryers but only one each working. Apparently they others have been inop for some time. Staff was pleasant but not very accommodating. We asked to be moved to another space and told that all their spaces were booked. We saw two spaces that were empty the whole time we were there and no indication of a reservation on one of them. We would stay here again.
13-15 Aug 2012
Came through Gate 2 off of I-25 south. When approaching the inspection building the airman on duty waved us through to the gate area. Followed the directions to the Famcamp with no problems. Watch for low hanging limbs on the trees when navigating to park roads. My magnetic internet antenna was pulled off the roof. We were in site 35, a wide pull-through that shares the driveway with another RV but with plenty of room. You share water hookup with the RV next door. Outstanding water pressure so you might need a reducer. Observed several dogs running off-leach and a lot of dog pooh in the overflow areas. Not all sites can get a satellite signal if you have a stationary antenna; pull-throughs will have no problem. WiFi is available but only in or near office. Our Verizon aircard was OK but up and down during the day. Some noise from trains at all hours. Small commissary and BX, but adequate. Club is open for lunch buffet with specials everyday. MWR has no discounts for Cheyenne area but does have tickets for Denver attractions. Be sure to visit the Frontier Days Old West Museum.
10-16 April 2012
Back for another visit at Travis. The new manager is in place and is doing a great job. She goes above and beyond to make sure your stay is a pleasant one. Grounds, bathrooms and laundry facility are immaculate. Easy on and off the base with any size rig. WiFi is free for the first 24 hours. Our Verizon aircard was up and down during our stay this time and 3/4g service was spotty on base and sometimes nonexistent. We'll be back.
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