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Old 10-22-2006, 12:25 AM   #15
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Pismo Beach, CA is a popular camping and off road vehicle area around here. It is done here quite safely, even by large motorhomes, our sand may have a different consistancy. The problem usually comes when they try to get too far away from the water in dry sand and get stuck.
Just one bit of info that I didn't see mentioned is the need to thoroughly wash your vehicles after being on the beach. Especially the undercarriage. The salt tears them up, as does the sand. A build-up of sand on horizontal surfaces such as frames, crossmembers will start a rust project that you don't need. Just be careful when spraying - don't direct a pressure spray toward seals, bearings, etc. No need to drive the sand into places it shouldn't be.
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Old 10-22-2006, 08:29 AM   #16
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Fyrzout, you are absolutely right to repeat the salt issues of beach camping. Salt spray on the wind will end up getting to the frame even if one parks only on pavement near the shore.
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Pismo Beach, CA is a popular camping and off road vehicle area around here. It is done here quite safely, even by large motorhomes, our sand may have a different consistancy. The problem usually comes when they try to get too far away from the water in dry sand and get stuck.
I have tent camped at Port Aransas, Mustang Island, and near Port Isabel multiple times. The car would stay on the damp sand near the high water mark -- there really isn't an abundance of area where one could park on the beach. An occasional person would take their car above that and it would sink to the frame in dry sand. We went to bed one breezy evening only to awake at 2:00AM with a storm rising and the waves within 10' of the tires. Did a quick drive down to the beach and rode out the storm in the back of the wagon in a paved parking area.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:35 AM   #17
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A point to remember about the Island.....There is a BIG Difference from the north end in the Aransas/Corpus area and the south end a Port Isabel. The getting stuck when remote...true story. There are many boondockers and just weekend campers at both ends. Now is the time to go...in a month the Winter Texan crunch hits the lower Valley area and the Island and nearly ruins it.
Would the week between Christmas and New Years be a looney time to go there?
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