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Old 01-07-2011, 11:52 AM   #43
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At some point in the future once I get use to driving my remodel 76 I would like to see the Grand Canyon. From here GA to there AZ looks like I-40 most of the way. Anyone make some recommendations on Military camps that are not to far off I-40. I may start planing a trip next summer and see what is avaiable. For several years I have used many resorts and Space A but just starting the AS hobby. Thanks
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #44
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At some point in the future once I get use to driving my remodel 76 I would like to see the Grand Canyon. From here GA to there AZ looks like I-40 most of the way. Anyone make some recommendations on Military camps that are not to far off I-40. I may start planing a trip next summer and see what is avaiable. For several years I have used many resorts and Space A but just starting the AS hobby. Thanks
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Take a look at the links I provided at the beginning of this thread. A quick look at them shows that you're in luck. Lots of campgrounds along I-40:

Lake Alltoona, GA
Arnold, TN
Navy Lake, TN
Little Rock, AR
Ft. Chaffee, AR
Tinker, OK
Kirkland, NM
Ft. Tuthill, AZ
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #45
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Thanks for the help. As I get better with a computer I should be able to look stuff up. That seems like some good choices and spaced about the distance I would like to travel in a day. I will start my plans. Thanks again.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:56 PM   #46
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Kirkland, AFB in NM is along your way (as noted above). They just added a lot of sites. No shade in half the sites but full hook-ups and they almost always have sites available (we got in during the Albuquerque Balloon Fest!). Not scenic but easy access to I-40. Exchange and Commissary (and, critically, Class Six) nearby. ABQ is a nice town to visit for a few days,

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Old 01-07-2011, 04:15 PM   #48
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Take a look at the links I provided at the beginning of this thread. A quick look at them shows that you're in luck. Lots of campgrounds along I-40:

Lake Alltoona, GA
Arnold, TN
Navy Lake, TN
Little Rock, AR
Ft. Chaffee, AR
Tinker, OK
Kirkland, NM
Ft. Tuthill, AZ
Mike,

Lake Allatoona is much closer to I-20 (about 40 miles) than I-40 (about 150 miles). Then again, what is 150 miles amongst campers?

Thanks for starting a great thread.
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:57 PM   #50
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Mikes point is to start from Ga to AZ. After looking at the various places it causes me to want to go to Grand Canyon sooner then later. It's been on my bucket list and may go. Also it was a diversion from previous threads conceding people who don't understand the Military way of life. This is to good thread to loose focus. I say that with respect with 35 years in public education and 36 years in Air Force Reserves. I know both sides. Thanks for listening.
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Pelican Roost RV Park, Mayport, FL

Attached are some pictures taken at the Pelican Roost RV Park located in the Mayport Naval Base in Jacksonville, FL. Complete hookups, clean facilities. Especially great when the ships pass in front of your rig and you can hear the turbines spooling down as they get picked up by the tugs for their trip to the dock areas.

I'm going to hold back my comments for the remarks by "mi silver", as I would like to continue to participate on this forum.
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Eagle Hammock RV Park, Kings Bay Sub Base, GA

This campground is a first class operation with concrete aprons for each site, water, sewer, electric and cable at each site. Bathroom facilites look like their brand new and the place is spotless. The manager of the facility is great and the camp host was friendly and helpful. My only complaint is that you can't get close to the "boats"
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This is such a great thread, I hope it continues. Hey everyone we need to start getting more pictures of the Fam Camps and anything else of importance on base or in the area.
We have stayed at Davis Monthan (sp?)AZ about 10 years ago. At that time I would give it a 9. I have heard that they have enlarged it to about 75 sites. We had to wait in the boondocking/overflow area for 3 days while waiting to get a site.
Pacific Beach, WA is a great place and close to the rain forest and terrific views of the ocean.
Point Magu, in Southern CA very nice, right on the beach.
Camp Pendleton USMC in Southern CA is really nice, rate at a 9 or 10. Probably best to have reservations. They have an upper level and a lower level which is about 10 feet from the beach. In fact if you are there and a severe winter storm is approaching you would be better off in the upper level. I know someone that was on the beach level about 15 years ago, an unusual tropical storm came up and the campground host had to go around to wake everyone up at about 0100 and had everyone move to higher ground because of a big storm coming in. The waves actually came up to within about 10 feet of where they had been parked.
We have also stayed at the camp on Coronado Island on Fiddler's Cove just outside San Diego on the Silver Strand. The campground is on San Diego Bay (facing San Diego) and 300 yards or so west is the Pacific Ocean. Lots to see and do in the area. This place is popular and I .would highly recommend reservations.

Sorry I have no pictures of these areas, but from now on I will take pictures of the Fam Camps to post. In one year we are planning to tour the US and take in many Fam Camps.

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Ditto's on Eagle HammockRV Park at Kings Bay Sub Base. I was there during a busy time and they doubled me up at the end of one of the loops. Next to another AS. I still had water electric and cable.Some of the sites are designed to double up. They also sell propane. I had 1 full tank and 1/2 tank of propane but I topped of the 1/2 tank. Price was right and I wanted to give them my business.

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Nice pics, 2dabeach. The one shot of FFG28 brings back memories when I was on FFG59.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:45 PM   #56
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This is so Great!

Wow! This is a great thread. It is so useful and fun to read.I really enjoy all the beautiful pictures. Thank to everyone who posts. CU, on the road Airperson
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