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8 years 2 months ago #9905 by Frank A.
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This guy at Mid Bay was healthy looking and looked to be in his 40s so that made him young by my standards (late 60s). He was gone all day. He did have a DoD sticker on his motorhome and SUV. He had a bicycle so don't think he was disabled. Anyway. Why should he live there forever?

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8 years 2 months ago #9906 by Suzq
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Well, the camper we met at Sigsbee looked well and was windsurfing. His bouts of illness were sporadic and very serious. Most people never saw them. My point is that we do not know the circumstances. Unless we do and fraud is taking place we should not be assuming anything. If they pay for their site it is management who should be handling things. You may have indeed found something wrong, but as campers we should be enjoying ourselves, not sleuthing. What about camaraderie? Put your energy to getting us more space to camp. We need energetic people like that! Sorry if I seemed to be suggesting any wrong doing. Believe me, I see what looks like fraud all the time, I used to do it for work!
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7 years 11 months ago #10330 by SkyWatcher
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I agree with you, MCG are just that Family Camgrounds not a holdover stations for months at a time while the Government pays the BHA rate which is illegal to do or in other words frauding the Government, Finance normally want a lease which shows the rent charge to allocate your BHA rate

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7 years 10 months ago #10392 by mikey4813
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Homesteading messes it up for everybody else, move it along.

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7 years 8 months ago #10540 by SkyWatcher
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This is just wrong, We learn courtesy and respect in the service and how can some take it upon themselves to feel I want a cheap place to stay, cut no grass and pay low utilities and then store their crap all over the place and without them noticing it the trash gets out of hand, also When we visit a Military Campground we expect things to be kept up to military standards, so remember this is a benifit and a priviledge to have a CG with such great rates and amenities so those who Homestead need to get a apartment and let military CGs be Military CGs.
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7 years 8 months ago #10541 by Suzq
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I don't think all of these folks are messy. They could simply be full timing and want to stay a while. Park management should disallow any mess. If it needs to be stored it should be stored. We stayed at one patk off and on for 7 years to help our daughter when her husband was in north FL. We had a storage area and obeyed the rules. Our rv was our home then. I miss it too now that we have a retirement home and the rv in storage. There should be rules and people would not need to analyze rv neighbors.

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7 years 8 months ago #10542 by elisowski
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We all know there are regulations, or in the case of the AF, instructions. Yet NO one pays any attention to them. IMS which is the major command for all MWR is located here at Fort Sam Houston, TX and even this park has no idea what or how to enforce the rules. Fort Bliss, TX hands out a flyer that has the AF quoted on it and they don't follow it. So why do we have Regs? Who cares? It appears that only the RV'ers obey the rules, yes those of us who were brought up to respect others and the rules. What we have today in our military is the Y (why me) and I (why do I have to do that? What is in it for me?)) generation. If you do not believe it, talk to any drill sgt, trainer, 1st Sgt or Senior NCO. Now that they found out they can save a bunch of money by getting a small RV and living in a RV or FamCamp, well? So the RV has replaced the trailer of the 60 and 70s and the on base trailer parks have given way to the RV park.
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7 years 8 months ago #10544 by Suzq
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I basically agree with elisowski. In 1974/5 I worked at Andrews AFB with a much loved and respected gent who said "they live like pigs" in the trailer park, that was on that base then. I drove by and noticed a rather "relaxed" attitude. I am no drill sgt. Lol! but I think we should follow strict rules as to what is left outside and keeping up the looks. I also hold fast to management being called to task for failing to enforce rules. We should not have to disparage our neighbors..that is just wrong. They have things going on that we have no business knowing anyway. The long term rv folks sometimes buy an rv and get "taken". Happened to me ONCE, and I am living with it. I have a home that cannot be sold or I might be a long term rv'er right now. If I look like I am following the rules would I be someone who should " move on"? I hope not. I love rving enough to do it full time! There is no better good neighbor than a good camper whether short term or long term! I must be getting old...lol

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7 years 2 months ago #11338 by SkyWatcher
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Update: there is a regulation covering Homesteading, check with Larry for the Regulation, I saw and read it and it is to the point, I printed a copy off to quiet those who mouth off about what the reg says and don't say and everything gets quiet when they are hit with the TRUTH.
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7 years 2 months ago #11494 by Hoke Brady
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People have funny definitions on what "Homesteading" is. There is absolutely nothing wrong with long term campers, nothing!! If the CG allows it, so be it, go someplace else. If I was the CG manager and I had my choice of a long term camper paying on time each and every month over a weekender, guess who I would take!! I love the comment in tight with the camp host, that is too funny. That individual making that comment must of had a bad experience with a camp host. Camp hosts in most campgrounds are volunteer and have nothing to do with making reservations in the first place. Oh live, live and let live, long term campers are okay, leave them alone!

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7 years 2 months ago - 7 years 2 months ago #11495 by Frank A.
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I wonder how many military campgrounds you have stayed at Mr. Brady? The big problem now is they are more worried about how much money they take in than running a clean campground. And at some campgrounds, the hosts have been there so long that they do have an impact on what goes on. I will continue to "live, live and let live" but will also continue to complain about the slobs who occupy some of these campsites. OH! By the way. Keesler does not take reservations but the hosts controls who gets a site. I've been there and told by the host nothing is available when 2 sites were available. The hosts were saving them for friends.
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7 years 2 months ago #11496 by LamSan
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I cannot believe I am commenting here on homesteading again but Hoke Brady military campgrounds are not trailer parks. Trailer parks are for people who want to stay month after month after month and so on and not for recreational rv'ers as those of us who use military campgrounds. As for the hosts having no say in who gets a reservation, at some campgrounds they sure do and it does not mean somebody had a bad experience just because they made that comment it is a fact and I experienced the same thing Frank did at another campground; friends of friends of hosts etc. If you are new to using the Military Camgprounds you will learn what everyone is talking about here and you just might change your mind about homesteading when you want to make a reservation and can only get a few days instead of a few weeks and then you get to the campground and see the same units there from a year ago or six months ago.
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7 years 2 months ago #11497 by Frank A.
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Amen, LamSan!

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1 month 2 weeks ago #17402 by ipolady
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I would like to get a copy or link to where I can find that regulation.

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