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Bill N

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #30 on: November 24, 2017, 09:41:44 AM »
A lot of our trips are planned around FAMCamps depending on the area we are going to. We like so many of the campgrounds and some are in nice resort areas such as Lake Texahoma where we stayed this past summer for a week, Grand Rapids, SD offers Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills, We also have stayed at Dover AFB which really has a limited number of sites. The panhandle of Florida has numerous military campgrounds of which we have stayed in 3 of them. Make sure you make reservations where allowed.

Did you possibly mean Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota for Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills.  We were stationed there for 9 years but have never heard of Grand Rapids, SD.  There is a Grand Forks, North Dakota where we lived another 30+ years and the base famcamp there is very good.

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2017, 03:03:19 PM »
Yes Bill, I meant Ellsworth. I am starting to get the dreaded brain farts now at 76. We love it there in the summer. With Base closures, we lose a lot of the FAMCAMPS. Our S&B home is right off of the old Homestead AFB where a really nice FAMCAMP once was. Oh, I did mean Rapid City, must of been thinking of Grand Rapids, Mi where we have friends.
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catblaster

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2017, 07:11:43 PM »
No Sir, You are wrong.   Home Depot is now the same as the Military Campgrounds are.

If your VA card does not show "Disabled service related" on it right below your photo...no discount.

It used to be any Vet with a card got 10% off....but they stopped that.



  I knew all of us Vietnam and cold war vets were riding along on the nobility of todays vets,   and I knew it wouldn't last.

But hey !    at least we can get in the same Military campgrounds that civilians can get into.... ;)

I would like to mention that our local ACE hardware gives 10% off, not sure if others do but the one I frequent does.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2017, 07:20:10 PM »
Even without the 10%... I prefer to shop at a locally owned business,  and you always get wonderful customer service at an Ace Hardware.

I got my Va card before I was awarded any disability,   I could just go get a new card... but I've seen Home Depot's colors now.
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Oldgator73

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2017, 01:34:49 AM »
I have four years active duty in the Navy 63 to 67. Can I use these campgrounds?

You have to be either active duty, retired or 100% disabled in order to use the facilities.

catblaster

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2017, 07:24:02 AM »
Even without the 10%... I prefer to shop at a locally owned business,  and you always get wonderful customer service at an Ace Hardware.

I got my Va card before I was awarded any disability,   I could just go get a new card... but I've seen Home Depot's colors now.

   Agree and I felt the same about home depot until I looked up their helping veterans and found out how much they donate. Will only shop at a home depot that is out of my local area, our store is repulsive.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2017, 07:34:54 AM »
 Being only a Veteran doesn't get you much in the way of perks anywhere.

If fact,  I don't think Home Depot will give you a discount... on Veterans Day.

 





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BobNSam

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2017, 08:15:39 AM »
I didn't serve 20+ years in the military with expectations or desires to get perks for the rest of my life.
If a business offers a perk I thank them sincerely and move on. I most certainly do not criticise them for how they do it.
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Bill N

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2017, 08:16:05 AM »
Being only a Veteran doesn't get you much in the way of perks anywhere.

If fact I don't think Home Depot gives you a discount on Veterans Day.
I consider any discount I get as a retired veteran to be a bonus.  I don't hold a grudge if a business does not offer one.  I get my Lowes discount for every purchase and have never had a problem.  In fact, I no longer need to show my ID card, it is in my records and since I scan my MYLOWES card with every purchase, the discount comes up automatically.  It is nice that a lot of restaurants give out free meals on Veterans Day but I don't take advantage of them because every time I have tried I found that they offered the meal on a different day if Veterans Day happened to fall on a normally high traffic day.  It is sort of like a seniors discount. Some stores offer them, many don't and several have strings attached.

Being a veteran has given me a lot of perks - discounts, meals (at times) and, best of all, recognition by the general public.  I am proud of every minute I served and that is the perk of which I am most proud.

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Bill N

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2017, 08:17:28 AM »
I didn't serve 20+ years in the military with expectations or desires to get perks for the rest of my life.
If a business offers a perk I thank them sincerely and move on. I most certainly do not criticise them for how they do it.

Ditto 100 times.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2017, 08:23:22 AM »
I don't see Veterans day and commercial Veteran discounts as a big "thank you" for your service. (especially if they throw conditions on to it).   It's a marketing tool just like Mothers day.

 I went almost 40 years before anyone ever even said 'Thank You' for my paltry 3 years of service.

How much is being a Veteran worth to our government ?    It doesn't even qualify you to set foot on a military campground. 

You guys should milk your retirement benefits for all you can...you worked for it.

IMO..,  those Military RV parks must be a very nice little lifer only retirement perk.   ;)    right ?

It's a "Military" rv park...not a Veterans RV park.

 My point was,  just being a veteran doesn't count for much.  (even at Home Depot  :) )
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Bill N

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2017, 08:28:03 AM »
I would like to mention that our local ACE hardware gives 10% off, not sure if others do but the one I frequent does.
Mine does too but the prices are 30 percent higher than Walmart on similar items.  However, I do shop their sales and 'need fast' items as they are conveniently located.  I am all for local businesses but Walmart is no longer their enemy - Amazon is.

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ChasA

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2017, 09:41:29 AM »
WWII was the last war we won.
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TonyDtorch

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Re: Military RV Parks
« Reply #43 on: November 26, 2017, 06:13:57 PM »
The Korean war isn't over yet.

 

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