Nice Product Placement NüCamp!!

LauraReyLauraRey Posts: 337Member
edited July 2017 in Events & News
While looking at possible places to camp in the next couple of weeks, I went to the KOA site.  Since I own a red and white [email protected], should I take this as a sign? :)  

Red and White, 2017 Max S being towed by a 2014 Honda Ridgeline.  Hello Mountains!

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  • RatkityRatkity Posts: 3,402Member
    They had a teardrop on their cover from PV last year. They probably have deal with KOA. It's great advertising!
    2017 820R Retro Toy Hauler from 2015 Tabitha [email protected] from 2009 Reverse LG Teardrop (but a [email protected] at heart)
  • JandJ92010JandJ92010 Posts: 302Member
    You can tell it was staged, the stabilizers aren't down.
    The [email protected], 2015-L, towed by a2014 RAM C/V
  • Tabaz Tabaz Posts: 1,375Member
    Yes Laura, this is an omen. You must stay at a KOA.
  • RatkityRatkity Posts: 3,402Member
    You can tell it was staged, the stabilizers aren't down.
    It also looks like the door slammed open on a kid LOL.
    2017 820R Retro Toy Hauler from 2015 Tabitha [email protected] from 2009 Reverse LG Teardrop (but a [email protected] at heart)
  • fiddlefootfiddlefoot Posts: 54Member
    that's funny
    2016 CS S, 2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Somerset, VA

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  • LauraReyLauraRey Posts: 337Member
    I think it is awesome advertising.  Great to pair with KOA.
    Red and White, 2017 Max S being towed by a 2014 Honda Ridgeline.  Hello Mountains!
  • larrygonlarrygon Posts: 223Member
    Why stay at a KOA when you can camp in your own front yard?
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein
    2015 [email protected] [email protected] S White with Grey trim | TV 2014 3.6L Outback | Flagstaff AZ.
  • Z_GZ_G Posts: 38Member
    Why use your own fire ring when you can use someone else's ... 
  • LauraReyLauraRey Posts: 337Member
    larrygon said:
    Why stay at a KOA when you can camp in your own front yard
    Everyone camps in different ways.  Got young kids?  Sometimes a KOA is perfect.  Please don't be rude.  We are all different.
    Red and White, 2017 Max S being towed by a 2014 Honda Ridgeline.  Hello Mountains!
  • jgram2jgram2 Posts: 833Associate Member
    Some folks feel the same way about Walmart which saved our poorly planned behinds a couple of times-well once. The second "saved" night, parked on a dead end street next to Walmart, and were awakened at 0200 by the most horrendous revving engine noises, followed by head splitting pounding. Discovered they were widening the entry drive to the Walmart parking lot. Had to remove ~ 10 yards of concrete to do so! It wasn't just a jack hammer-I've used one, it was a hydraulic cannon of some sort. Then they had to load the chunks-3loads-and haul them away. This was all ~50 feet from us! I'll bet that never happened at a KOA!
    John, Judi, Guinness & OD
    [email protected]@t 2015 S Max Outback/2006 V8 4Runner 


  • PhotomomPhotomom Posts: 1,930Member
    edited July 2017
    We just got back from a 2 week trip.  Because we were visiting popular tourist areas location was very important so we stayed at 3 different KOAs. The Gettysburg/Battlefield KOA was one of the finest campgrounds we've ever stayed at, hands down. We would camp there again anytime. The Hagerstown/Antietam KOA wasn't quite as nice physically but the owner and employees were some of the nicest, most helpful people we've met. The third KOA was conveniently located but the owners should NOT have been in the hospitality business, but a beautiful valley full of Amish farms stretched out from the campground to the horizon. 

    Don't discount KOAs without checking reviews, especially if you're touring the country. 
    John and Henrietta, Late 2016 [email protected] S Max in Western New York
  • larrygonlarrygon Posts: 223Member
    edited July 2017
    I apologize if you took my sarcasm of the picture which looks like people camping in a front yard to mean that KOA camping is not camping. 
    I am a card carrying KOA camper and enjoy my points for free nights.
    Don't be rude and quick to judge.
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein
    2015 [email protected] [email protected] S White with Grey trim | TV 2014 3.6L Outback | Flagstaff AZ.
  • LauraReyLauraRey Posts: 337Member
    larrygon said:
    I apologize if you took my sarcasm of the picture which looks like people camping in a front yard to mean that KOA camping is not camping. 
    I am a card carrying KOA camper and enjoy my points for free nights.
    Don't be rude and quick to judge.
    My mistake. It sounded like you were making fun of people who utilize KOAs. 
    Red and White, 2017 Max S being towed by a 2014 Honda Ridgeline.  Hello Mountains!
  • rkj__rkj__ Posts: 438Member
    I just went to the site, and it looks like they fixed the door slamming on the kid.
    2016 [email protected] 320 CS-S - 2008 GMC Canyon - St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • ericnlizericnliz Posts: 4,103Member
    Here, here @Michigan_Mike! Life in a [email protected] IS an adventure, no matter where you are. I'm always amazed at how kind, and generous folks are when we travel. Made lots of friends, and enjoyed campfires with total strangers along the way. Can't say I've regretted any of the adventures. I agree KOA's can be a little spendy, but most of them have amenities you won't find at most campgrounds. I've also found that if you stay at one of these KOA's, local folks work there, and can give you insights, and places to go that aren't "listed" in any of the "touristy" information listings. Found some AWESOME waterfalls along the Columbia River gorge that way!
    2016 [email protected] MAX S-aka: [email protected]
    TV: 2006 Chevy Avalanche LT Z71 aka: WhiteWolf, or 1972 Chevy Custom10 P/U aka: SnarlingWolf
    Spokane, Wa.
    Eric aka: Lone Wolf  with,
    Ruger aka: Adventure Companion

  • 2Cougs2Cougs Posts: 451Member
    We will be traveling thru Nevada in August... KOA may be an oasis in the desert!!!
    2016 [email protected] CS-S silver with white trim and WSU themed
    Pulled by a silver 2017 Chevy Silverado
    Leaves on [email protected] from Spokane, WA


     


  • larrygonlarrygon Posts: 223Member
    2Cougs said:
    We will be traveling thru Nevada in August... KOA may be an oasis in the desert!!!
    If you go through Las Vegas, Sam's Town KOA is great spot. You get all the benefits of the casino too. We stay there all the time.
    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein
    2015 [email protected] [email protected] S White with Grey trim | TV 2014 3.6L Outback | Flagstaff AZ.
  • ronin718ronin718 Posts: 96Member
    edited July 2017
    @Photomom....  Which KOA in the Amish area are you referring to?  Hershey Park has 2-3 in that area, and I would prefer to avoid the one that has owners who "should NOT have been in the hospitality business".  Thanks!

    John & Lori in Northern VA
    2015 [email protected] CS Max "Uteki" aka "[email protected] [email protected]"
    2012 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 Off-Road "Zame"

  • 2Cougs2Cougs Posts: 451Member
    @larrygon - this time it is traveling from Santa Rosa, CA to Boise enroute to view the eclipse.  There is definitely no-man's land between Reno and Boise!
    2016 [email protected] CS-S silver with white trim and WSU themed
    Pulled by a silver 2017 Chevy Silverado
    Leaves on [email protected] from Spokane, WA


     


  • LibrarydragonLibrarydragon Posts: 99Member
    There was a koa in Winnemucca NV that we have stayed at in the past. Not sure if it's still there.
    Sara&Carl
    2015 max s outback, TV 2011 RAV4, V6, 4x4
    Soquel, CA
  • larrygonlarrygon Posts: 223Member
    @2Cougs  Yep, Vegas is a bit out of your way!

    "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." Albert Einstein
    2015 [email protected] [email protected] S White with Grey trim | TV 2014 3.6L Outback | Flagstaff AZ.
  • dsatworkdsatwork Posts: 721Member

    A few weeks ago, on our leg of the journey between Yellowstone and Mt Rushmore, we stayed at a KOA in Sheridan, WY. (let me just go on the record here, KOA is never our first choice because they are usually expensive and crowded) However, we found the Sheridan / Big Horn Mountains KOA Journey a great place for an overnight stay. They had just invested in a new WiFi service, but it wasn't working. The manager asked us to call the support number and complain about the service. She was told by the service provider that they didn't think there really was a problem, because not that many people were complaining. We were all to happy to oblige. We always play putt-putt golf at these ridiculously old pitiful KOA mini golf courses, that were probably new in the 50s and 60s. Doesn't matter to us how run down it is... @Sandiegogal and I have a blast knocking balls all over the place. BTW.....Seeing a [email protected] in a KOA ad......is very cool indeed.

    2017 Tab Basic S Silver on Silver with Sofitel Cushions....upgraded from 2013 LG 5W....Towed by a 2016 Sorento V6 AWD w/5000lb tow capacity. Dave S. married to Jen aka SanDiegoGal We pull a Tab but live in a 2014 Airstream International Signature 27 FBQ...Talk about embracing a trailer lifestyle.
  • dinzzydinzzy Posts: 122Member
    We have enjoyed our KOA stays.  They are what you make them.  With a good attitude I find that others will tag along with your positive mind set...and if you have non camping relatives they can stay in one of their cabins close by you!
    Tow with a 2016 Tacoma TRD Sport, 2016 [email protected] CS-S Max


  • PhotomomPhotomom Posts: 1,930Member
    ronin718 said:
    @Photomom....  Which KOA in the Amish area are you referring to?  Hershey Park has 2-3 in that area, and I would prefer to avoid the one that has owners who "should NOT have been in the hospitality business".  Thanks!
    Check reviews for any campground. As I said, location was excellent and the owner's behavior was a relatively minor annoyance for us. When confronted with a rude person its best to remember that it's about them, not you.
    John and Henrietta, Late 2016 [email protected] S Max in Western New York
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