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Old 03-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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There were a number of tent campers packing up the Sunday we arrived. Those tents would have had the floor submerged, as deep as the standing water was in some of those sites.

Were you at Alumalina?

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Yeah, there were a few tent sites underwater but here we are 24 hours later with nothing but sun and a TON of wind, and they don't seem to have recessed at all. The sites at James Island CP seemed to have excellent drainage (once it stopped raining) but these seem to just hang on to it. We're big fans of it so far... although it is a little comical how remote this place is. We went out to eat last night at 8:15 and there was nothing open. We had to hit the piggly wiggly and grab a frozen pizza for dinner last night

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We had below-normal temperatures almost our entire time at Edisto. We still walked on the beach twice a day. Even a cold day at Edisto is a good day, in our opinion.

The weather is so something you can do nothing about that we just never let it upset us, ya know.

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We concur with your sentiments totally. Obviously it doesn't stop us from whining about it, but we're getting used to it. We're only here for a few nights before heading on down to Jekyll Island on our trip back to Tampa, so winds be damned, we're hanging out on the beach!
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Taylormade,

You never did say whether you were at Alumalina?? Is it a secret?

Just thought, if you were, that I would try to put your forums name with your face.

If you weren't, and you like that part of the country, you should come next year.

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:30 PM   #17
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Taylormade,

You never did say whether you were at Alumalina?? Is it a secret?

Just thought, if you were, that I would try to put your forums name with your face.

If you weren't, and you like that part of the country, you should come next year.

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Ha, sorry, no, we weren't. I'll keep an eye out for it next go 'round.
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Taylormade,

You never did say whether you were at Alumalina?? Is it a secret?

Just thought, if you were, that I would try to put your forums name with your face.

If you weren't, and you like that part of the country, you should come next year.

Maggie


We were at Alumalina last year and loved it, but couldn't fit it in the schedule this year - maybe next time we are down this way we should fit our schedule around Alumalina instead!

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #19
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Hi there, my wife and I were camped near you in the 78 polished Sovereign. I tried to stop by a few times to chat with you but your truck wasn't there when I happened by. I clicked on this thread because I was wondering if you were talking about Charleston. Man what a crummy morning! Of course it stopped raining right at 11:45, when checkout was 11, ha!

We're down at Edisto now and there are still several sites completely under water and unusable. Yikes!

Anyway, cheers and what a great rig you have there!


Hi Taylormade,

Sorry we never got together! There were always around 4 'Streams in the park while we were there (for a week) and we did meet up with one other couple close by.

There was also a highly polished shorter trailer than yours. Love those shiny polished trailers!


Myrtle Beach is dryer, but windy and still cool - high of 55 today - still having fun though!


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I used to own an old VW bus and remember going through some high water during a flood we had years ago. The bus sat high and I smugly drove on a flooded street where the storm sewers had backed up. About a week later I remember hearing squeaking sounds and something sounding like a rubbing sound. I took the bus to my VW shop and I was informed that I had ruined the bearings on all four wheels. So I learned a then expensive lesson regarding high water.

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Oh Jack, now you got me worried again!

Perhaps I will pull a wheel before we go home, but our present campsite at Myrtle Beach, although a pull through, is too short to leave the truck on and so I can't use my ramp method to get a wheel off! I'll see how we make out at our next stop up near Richmond Va.

Actually i did a little measuring this am and I think that likely the flood level was just around teh bottom edge of the trailer hubs.

We too had a VW bus way way back - it was a Westphalia camper (1971) and our first step up from a tent. It had a zip on add-a-room. One child used to sleep on a hammock across the front seats, and one on a hammock up in the angled roof. I quite liked it really!


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I would also be concerned if water entered the bellypan. I could just picture what over 200 square foot of soaked batt insulation looks like
Hi Dan,

From measurements I took, I don't think it got that high - even if it did, i don't think I'd be doing much about it!

As we entered the water though, I was thankful that just before our trip, I had indentified all of the pop rivets that had let go underneath due to corrosion and replaced them - otherwise, if the water had got that high, I'm sure it would have been ripping panels off! There were a great many spots where rivets were no longer holding and I fixed all the ones I could find before this trip!

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Boat trailer bearings use a waterproof grease. I would not automatically assume that the same grease is used on your trailer bearings. The bearings on boats also use seals, and very often something like a Bearing Buddy that keeps slight pressure on the grease to prevent water from entering the bearings.

Given that you are a long ways from home you might consider dropping by a friendly RV serivce center to have them pull a whell and check for water in the bearings. If there is water in the grease it is possible for it to thin out as any water gets hot.

Better safe than sorry.

I'll check what grease I used on the bearings when I repacked them before this trip as to whether they call it waterproof - pretty sure I have a tube or two someplace in the back of the truck. I recall it was one of the more expensive ones and was described as "Red and Tacky!"

I may well pull a wheel or two before we get home - cannot do it easily here as the pull through site is not long enough to keep the truck hooked up and pull a wheel onto a ramp. without blocking the roadway.


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We were at Alumalina last year and loved it, but couldn't fit it in the schedule this year - maybe next time we are down this way we should fit our schedule around Alumalina instead!

Brian
Yes! That would be good!

it will be mid-March again next year, sounds like, same place as these last two years.

We had 34 trailers this year, and had a great time.

Travel safe,


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Brian,

I hope you don't have any damage from your attempts at floating thru CHS. I drove into CHS on 26 to 526 today and saw a low off ramp that they were I assume cleaning out a catch basin to get it to drain out, deep water.

Brain, if you didn't notice in the tour guides, its called the Low Country. Maybe you found out why.

Safe travels.

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Brian,

I hope you don't have any damage from your attempts at floating thru CHS. I drove into CHS on 26 to 526 today and saw a low off ramp that they were I assume cleaning out a catch basin to get it to drain out, deep water.

Brain, if you didn't notice in the tour guides, its called the Low Country. Maybe you found out why.

Safe travels.

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Hi Gary,

Floods notwithstanding, I think Charleston has to be one of our favourite spots to visit and Im sure we will be back - this was our third visit!

On Saturday, before leaving Sunday morning, we attended a re enactment of the civil war "Battle of Charleston" re-enactment at a farm on Johns island.
(I'm a bit of a civil war nut, despite being from farther north than the yankees !)

It made one sympathize all the more with those poor b*ggers back in the 1860's, what with pouring rain and 44 degree temperature! At least we could get back into a warm truck ...... and no-one was shooting at us!

All the re-enactors were sleeping under canvas on saturday night in the thunder and lightning whilst I enjoyed a beer or three in the AS and watched telly!

I suppose for them, it is all part of re-enacting - if you are really into it!


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Hi Taylormade,

Sorry we never got together! There were always around 4 'Streams in the park while we were there (for a week) and we did meet up with one other couple close by.

There was also a highly polished shorter trailer than yours. Love those shiny polished trailers!


Myrtle Beach is dryer, but windy and still cool - high of 55 today - still having fun though!


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Oh no worries at all, with so much to do in the park, we were hardly at the trailer. Our dogs LOVED the big park and my german shepherd pulled me countless times throughout the entire park on my skateboard.

The shorter AS you spoke of was a '61 Tradewind. I stopped and talked to him as he was packing up. It was a real beaut. He wasn't an Airforums member, but used to be on the mailing list prior to airforumes I guess.

In Edisto, I'm parked right next to a 79 Sov and there's an 86 25' Sovereign across the way from us. It's a very different experience for us, as we're typically the only AS where we camp.
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Brian,

I think you're correct, lots of history both Civil War vintage and up including The Hunley, Yorktown carrier at Patriots point and much much more. I'm only 10 years in SC and less about1 yr of that in CHS sorta. I've heard of several reenactments, one at The Columns (hope I got this correct.) my daughter went to FMU Francis Marion University named after the Swamp Fox. No idea how people survived what they did. One thing I have experienced here in CHS is the biggest nastiest mosquitos I have ever seen, period.

Glad you enjoyed the area and a safe uneventful trip.

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One thing I have experienced here in CHS is the biggest nastiest mosquitos I have ever seen, period.

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Gary, c'mon down to Florida. But hide your wallet, because the mosquitos here will mug you and leave you laying in the mud.
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