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#1 Peggy

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

FMCA members...

Do you visit KOA campgrounds as you travel?

I am FMC magazine associate editor Peggy Jordan. I am looking for just a few brief quotes from FMCA members for a story I am writing about KOA's 50th anniversary. Yes, they turned 50 in 2012 - who would think they'd be a year older than FMCA?

The story about KOA's 50th anniversary will appear in the December issue of FMC and I need responses as quickly as possible, as I am writing it now.

Please email me at pjordan@fmca.com and include
- your name(s)
- FMCA member number,
- and the answer to these questions:

What aspects of KOA campgrounds do you enjoy most?

Do you have a favorite campground memory that took place at a KOA? What is it?

Please send responses to pjordan@fmca.com. Thank you so very much!
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#2 bizsmith@yahoo.com

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:13 PM

We use KOA for one night stops. There is usually a pull thru available so we don't need to unhook the toad and the 50 amp power suits our power hog coach. Most times easy in, easy out, level sites.
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#3 RVerOnTheMove

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

I do KOA when there is no other option. Did you want to hear from me?
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:29 PM

I have found that the better run KOAs are the franchises and not company owned. We had a great trip one year that we stayed in three different KOAs in Wyoming. All were very nice and all were very different. Casper, Cody and Rock Springs. We have stayed in WeKeeney, Kansas. Also a realy nice park.

My favorite KOA was before we had an RV. We took 18 Boy Scouts to Camp in Arkansas and on the way back we stopped in Hope Springs so the boys could go to Magic Springs Park. We arrived at the Hot Spring KOA about 8:30 PM and took up two RV spots with our Vans. It was after hours and we didn't have the code to the Showers but a nice gentleman gave us the code and all of boys had a hot shower for the first time in a week. The next morning we went to the office to pay for the site. The office manager asked if we were the scouts that slept on the ground, in the vans and under tarps. When we said yes he said that a lot of the RVers had came to the office saying how well mannered the boys were and how quite they were. If he only knew how tired they were he would have understood. We asked how much we owed for the two sites, he asked if $11.00 would be too much.

That is my favorite KOA story, with the scouts and not in an RV.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

We have done KOA for years. Had a 99 Goldwing and pulled a little camper behind it! Always stayed in a KOA campground and they really accommodated us because we had to have flat space and smooth. They let us stay in a pull thru too so we could have power and water because we did use a little heater when cold!! It was very cold one year we ventured to Yellowstone!

All the KOA's we stayed at we were very pleased.

We are still a member and now we will use it for our motorcoach!!
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#6 charles10

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 03:16 AM

We recently made 45 day run through Midwest, Badlands,Custer to Wisconsin from Texas. KOAs did not come up on the GPS often, did stay at one, a little pricey for someone who just wants to get safely off the road and does not need many facilities.They are great for kids.
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Posted 22 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

Thanks to everyone who has written so far. Just a reminder -- If you want to possibly be quoted for the story, please send your comments to to pjordan@fmca.com along with your name and FMCA member number. That way you can stay private, and I can use your info. I cannot use it in this format here at FMCA.com, as it does not provide name or member number.
Thanks a bunch, everybody!
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:32 PM

I am setting in a KOA right now in Mt Pleasant SC waiting out the rain from Sandy. Our first time in this KOA and it has been a joy spacious pull thru site 50amp service southern hospitality. We have been here 5 days and will be pulling out Monday. Our neighbors have been here a month and informed us they visit this location often. We will also return. Of the KOA we have stayed at several over the past few years this one is at the top of the list.
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:54 PM

We koa this summer, they were all very nice except 1 out of 6 weeks
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#10 RVerOnTheMove

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:59 PM

There's certainly nothing wrong with a KOA. There are just usually better less expensive choices where we travel.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

KOA ......Simply means KEEP ON ADDING.   The only thing good about KOA pricing is it cost less than a Root Canal.


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