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Old 11-06-2006, 08:32 PM   #155
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Speaking of vintage, I noticed on the reservation that stakes aren't allowed in the grass due to underground utilities. Anyone have ideas on how to put up a vintage style awning without stakes? or enough trees close by?
Use a bucket with rocks?
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Old 11-06-2006, 08:39 PM   #156
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I love the thought of a level site, practically unheard of in Tennessee. I knew there was something about Florida that I missed, just didn't know how much until I got an Airstream.

I don't want to stake any further out than the edge of the concrete picnic table pad. Surely they don't have utilities buried under a concrete pad. Great thoughts everyone. Concrete blocks may be an option, but aluminum beer kegs would go with the decor. Bucket-o-rocks . . . . rocks, hmmm, could pick some up in every state I pass through on the way down. Sounds like something I saw in a movie once about a long, long trailer!
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It has to be an aluminum bucket-o-rocks
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A lot of those campers had tie downs on their awnings staked to the ground. Some of them some distance from the edge of the paito.
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I am curious about the fiver on site 141, where do they hook up to the jeep? Or, do they pull the jeep behind the fifth wheel?
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How about these for the poles?
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It has to be an aluminum bucket-o-rocks
Definitely, a shiny aluminum bucket-o-rocks.
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How about these for the poles?
Hey, I think that would stabilize the pole bases. Probably would make set-up easier no mater where I camped. I would still need ropes to stabilize the entire awning in the breeze and keep it taut away from the trailer. I'm thinking the most practical solution would be to pick up 4 concrete blocks at an ACE hardware or such just before coming into Topsail. Then I can ditch them before I go home. I think I'll give Topsail a call before I lug around the blocks, though. Just four little short stakes!

I wondered about the jeep and 5th wheel in #141 too. I had to chuckle at the lone bike in #165. Recalling one of the oldest Airstream logo's with the bicycle as the TV, it's more believable to see an Airstream with a bike than a jeep with a 5th wheel.
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My new trailer didn't come with any awning.
I balked at spending $1500 for a new one.

A buddy of mine is making me up a vintage looking awning it's going to have poles from the trailer to the top of the vertical pole and horizontal poles between them, so it it should be stable.

It will also have a valance,
I'll tell him this rally will be his debut, watch the whole thing fall down
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I love the thought of a level site, practically unheard of in Tennessee. I knew there was something about Florida that I missed, just didn't know how much until I got an Airstream.

I don't want to stake any further out than the edge of the concrete picnic table pad. Surely they don't have utilities buried under a concrete pad. Great thoughts everyone. Concrete blocks may be an option, but aluminum beer kegs would go with the decor. Bucket-o-rocks . . . . rocks, hmmm, could pick some up in every state I pass through on the way down. Sounds like something I saw in a movie once about a long, long trailer!
They have an underground sprinkler system, which is the reason for the no stakes signs. Runs on the edge of the pads. Kegs would look good.

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Some lead weights?
Blocks?
Milk Jugs filled with sand/water?
Aluminum Beer Kegs?

That is really poor planning on their part, no stakes at a campground?

From the looks of sites...most of the space under awning area is concrete.
Klattu last time I was there I was at site 123. I remember your site 167 as a great pull thru, and the group located their had a great party going on because of all the area to spread out.They even had a swing set setup for kids Yours site is one of the best, none are bad but you have a winner.

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They also have the cable running around just less than a foot underground also.You can see it coming up in some places but this was when they were fixing things at that time in the begining of the year.
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I tried, but SOB beat me to it. It was flat out unavailable. Man, they sure will feel out of place.
hey, at least you guys don't have to sleep NEXT to him! haha! there goes the neighborhood, i tell ya... they should knock a couple of bucks off my rate...

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