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Old 10-30-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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We are planning on attending the 2016 Air Adventure in Oshkosh. This will be our first time to drive in and plan on camping in Camp Scholler. We travel with 3 cats and plan on using our generator some of the time. Since we will be leaving Escanaba, MI we should arrive at OSH 7 days before the events starts. Should I make reservations for the dry camping in Camp Scholler? Would like to hear from others their experiences RV camping at Air Adventure. This will be our first time back in 11 years and although we are not flying in we are really looking forward to returning to OSH.
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We are thinking of attending also, so following the thread... Thanks for starting it!
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:42 AM   #3
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Sure would like to hear past experiences at the OSH flyin. Going in a week early and wondweing if there will still be some good dry camping sites. In the past people have parked their rv, s on sites several weeks in advance.
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We to are thinking of going in 2016. Any and all information anyone can provide will be appreciated.


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Old 11-18-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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TinyTin, we will be attending next year. We will be coming from the Escanaba. The daily rate for dry camping with generator is $29 per day. I'm thinking of going in a week ahead of the opening. I will keep in touch with you.
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TinyTin, we will be attending next year. We will be coming from the Escanaba. The daily rate for dry camping with generator is $29 per day. I'm thinking of going in a week ahead of the opening. I will keep in touch with you.

We will be coming from San Antonio. I would like to get a spot with the 24 generator. Do you know when you can start to reserve?? Thanks.


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Old 11-20-2015, 12:26 AM   #7
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I will be there from July 25-31. But may arrive earlier if this is possible.


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Old 11-20-2015, 10:44 AM   #8
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TinCan, you can reserve a spot now. We live in St. Hedwig. I think we will arrive in OSH a week before the start. Its nice that there will be some other Airstreams in the park.
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I have camped at AirVenture for many years, but this will be my first in an Airstream. Here's part of what I've learned over the past 20 or so years of staying at Camp Scholler.

First, the dry camping is first come, first served--no reservations accepted. EAA has recently (last year) significantly expanded the full hook-ups, and the daily rate is about twice the dry camping rate. Since I've always dry camped I don't know what the drill is re: full hook-ups and reservations. If you want that, call EAA now and inquire.

Coming a week early is a great idea! That's what I will do. There will be plenty of choices for camping. By 3-4 days before the show opens it will be really crowded. Many folks send a "point person" to stake out an area for their group, with others to come later. You're supposed to pay for all spaces marked off, but not all do so. I've been the beneficiary of this, and in other years, the victim.

I usually camp on about 43d Street just South of Lindbergh. If you get too far west of the airfield, it's a significant hike to the flight line. There's a school bus shuttle, but that's cumbersome.

I never want to intrude on others' plans, but is there a desire to camp with the Airstreams in the same general area?

I don't know much about Airstreams since I don't get mine until February, but I know a lot about camping in Camp Scholler and other privately-owned camp sites, so if you have questions just ask. I do know what works, and what doesn't.

There are a lot of shower houses and a zillion port-a-potties that are very well-maintained.

Camp Scholler opens a month before the show starts, so you can come as early as you like. Those staying in the most choice camping areas (like Paul's Woods) do come a month early, stake out their areas, and frequently go back home.

By the way, when dry camping generators have to be turned off by 10PM, but there is a "generator only" area where you can dry camp and run your generator 24/7. Also. there is a pumping service for black water tanks. More than one RV adopts the "Oshkosh drip" for grey water tanks. Don't tell the authorities I said that...
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Old 11-21-2015, 09:32 AM   #10
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Bob, thanks very much for posting the information. The full hook ups are $59 per day and the charges start the day the reservation is made. To me its seems unfair for someone to come in and block off an area. That's easy if you live close by but very unfair for those living hundred of miles away. I would like to get as close to Paul's Park as possible. It's difficult walking these days. The buses and trams are usually so crowed that it much faster to walk.

I wouldn't mind parking together with Airstreams. Although we live in the San Antonio are we will be coming from Escanaba, MI.

Again, thanks for the information it's very helpful for me.
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I have my ticket for the week long fly in, and camping at Scholler arriving July 18, leaving July 31, 2016. I will most likely pull my AS over to the dump site about midway through, although I understand there will be those folks who pump out your tank for a fee.

I think it would be great to have some AS folks in the same area....we can talk about JC....LOL
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Joe,
The areas south and west of Paul's Woods are prime camping sites and fill up quickly--probably more than a week before the show starts. The other problem with that area is there's a lot of campers and only one shower room. Thus I've always elected to camp a bit further west where I'm still reasonably close to the south entrance but with three shower rooms to choose from.

There's a rather large disabled (honor system) camping area adjoining Paul's Woods on the west, and it's right next to the south entrance--a prime spot. Anyone having trouble walking or with other mobility issues ought to consider that area. There are rental scooters (like you'd find in Walmart) just inside the gate.

I usually count on walking eight miles a day while at AirVenture. Motrin and good shoes help!
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:48 PM   #13
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Bob, we are looking forward to the event. It would be great to have some other AS's in the area. The last time we flew in was 2002 and we are really looking forward to returning with the AS. All the information has been very helpful and appreciated. I wanted information from someone who has been there before who could give us some pointers on camping.
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For those considering attending Airventure 2016, remember you have to belong to EAA to camp at Scholler. It's not a big deal; you can do it on-line or at check-in, but I suggest at least a month ahead to be sure you've received your member card.

When we get closer to the event, I can post driving directions in the OSH area should any wish me to do so. It's not hard, but it is somewhat confusing if you've not been there before.
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