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Old 09-30-2015, 05:50 AM   #29
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Many good suggestions here and while we personally prefer state parks over commercial campgrounds, most do not provide sewer hookup. For a shakedown cruise, especially with kids, I would recommend a campground with sewer hookups. Grey water capacity is usually a limiting factor when full hook up is nut available. While conserving water (ie: grey water capacity) is not difficult it dies require a little practice. Full hookups will allow you to check all systems and have fun (use camper shower, etc) without running out of grey water storage half way through your stay. Have fun.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:03 AM   #30
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BTW, for full hook ups, James Island County Park is a really good choice. Lots of paved bike trails, playground, supervised climbing wall, paddle boats, water park (if still open for season) meadows, shelters. Close to destinations and shopping.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:22 AM   #31
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Not sure what your definition of kinda close is - I'm across the river in Augusta. I have an app on iPad called RVParking that gives good overview with so far.

Within an hour or so I would suggest on of the campgrounds at the Lake. These are Corp of Engineer campgrounds, Hickory Knob on SC side and Elijay on GA side are bigger campgrounds with more activities.

Moving a little further (2-hours) the recommendations for Hunting Island, Edisto, or Tybee (has hook-ups) are good.

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Old 09-30-2015, 06:29 AM   #32
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Many good suggestions here and while we personally prefer state parks over commercial campgrounds, most do not provide sewer hookup. For a shakedown cruise, especially with kids, I would recommend a campground with sewer hookups. Grey water capacity is usually a limiting factor when full hook up is nut available. While conserving water (ie: grey water capacity) is not difficult it dies require a little practice. Full hookups will allow you to check all systems and have fun (use camper shower, etc) without running out of grey water storage half way through your stay. Have fun.

This is REALLY good advice. Hunting Island is a great park and apart from being almost always full, it's still relatively quiet and right on the beach. It just doesn't have sewer hookups at all but a few sites which are never available. They do have two dump sites which you can hit up on the way out but you'll fill your grey water tanks and have to deal with it sooner than you might think. Most people bring portable dump tanks they can tow to the dump station... a genius idea but not something you want to do (or buy for) on a maiden voyage. South Carolina has a TON of great places to camp so as long as you have full hookups and bug spray, you're going to have a great time. Just remember, the first memories everyone has of Airstreaming are the ones they will most often recall so make sure it's enjoyable for all!
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:06 AM   #33
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As I have a vacation home in both, but definitely had more fun in one more than the other as a child, it's between Charleston and Myrtle Beach...since you're toting 7 young ones, easy, Myrtle Beach...as far as RV parks go, with 60 miles of uninterrupted coastline...there's far to many to list. There is one though I would avoid, but I can't remember the stinking name of the place...I know I have it in my log book somewhere, so I'll post it if I find it...but you can tell by the pictures on their website from what I remember that it's not the best of campgrounds...lol.
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