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Old 07-06-2003, 03:32 AM   #1
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"Most everyone must have went camping"

You can tell when most everyone goes camping; the activity on this board really slows down!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!
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Old 07-06-2003, 06:12 AM   #2
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Nope - busy removing my old carpet and getting ready to install some new, 18" sq commercial-grade tile carpet.

Off the subject ---- I've toured RV factory's before and noticed that they install carpet THEN install walls, etc. Bummer if you want to remove the carpet. I see that Airstream installs carpet as the last item to install in their RV's. A tip-of-the-hat to Airstream - made my job easier, for sure.
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Old 07-06-2003, 07:24 AM   #3
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Camping this weekend? No way! Unless we get a chance to go back to the mountains, we are parked until fall and cooler temperatures.

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Old 07-06-2003, 08:10 AM   #4
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Of course the only ones responding to this are those who did not go camping............

I've spent the weekend under my trailer - refinishing the frame - from what I can tell water got in the front section of the trailer and started rusting the bottom of the frame - I'll be coating with POR 15. Should be great then.

Also trying to replace the holding tank valves which in my case are glued in. Probably will replace the who thing.

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Old 07-06-2003, 08:19 AM   #5
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We're home polishing....

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Old 07-06-2003, 08:33 AM   #6
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It's been raining in our area every day for a month.
Last trip a few weeks ago I drove through about an hour of
hard rain to get away from the city. Packed the trailer in the
rain as well. No fun. We're quickly becoming the swamp everyone thinks we are!

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Old 07-06-2003, 08:38 AM   #7
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storms

had to work due to the weather...

thunder and lightning the sound/sight of money to a lineman!

cha ching

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Old 07-06-2003, 08:46 AM   #8
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Off the subject ---- I've toured RV factory's before and noticed that they install carpet THEN install walls, etc. Bummer if you want to remove the carpet. I see that Airstream installs carpet as the last item to install in their RV's. A tip-of-the-hat to Airstream - made my job easier, for sure.
Not on my brand new International. One piece wood floor, one piece carpet stem to stern. Walls and other furniture on top of carpet. The only spot in the entire trailer that is not carpeted is the mechanical area under the dinette seat.
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No way I will ever go camping on a holiday weekend. I hate crowds with a passion. The best part of being retired is the ability to use camping areas during the week and during off-seasons when they are relatively empty. On occasion, I'm the only unit in the campground.
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Old 07-06-2003, 09:42 AM   #10
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Just got back this morning. A few folks coming back from the International stopped in for an overnight stay, so we had 3 A/S including ours at Virginia's Beach Campground, on the shores of Lake Erie, in NW PA. We all left at the same time so we had a 3 A/S caravan going for 50 miles, until we got off at our exit, 2 trailers and 1 345 motorhome. I post a few pix later, got to go unpack!
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I'm with Pahaska on this one, went camping this last Memorial Day weekend, what a zoo!! Nevermore!

The goofy city-run park threw all the tent campers in with the RV'ers, we had to create a neighborhood watch program to watch out for one another. There were like 20 or 30 people per site, "borrowing" our chairs, invading our spaces, drinking too much, yelling, loud music and the list goes on. We did feel good when on the last nite a good hard rain came down and soaked them all good! The group next to me left their boombox out and I heard them turn it on the next morning, nothing but static and popping! Sweet!!

Thought I would get some things done on my Overlander but the wife had other ideas, landscaping the front yard. I have a flexible enough job that I can get off for 3 or 4 day weekends most anytime. A good way to skip the crowds.

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Chas, sorry to hear about your horrible experience. The CG we spent this holiday at, was a wonderful place, full of nice people. We had some greenhorn tent campers next to us, from "Philly" and they had stove trouble, so I lent them our portable propane hot plate. No loud music, just a good quiet time.
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Camped at a county park...

We were some of the foolish ones who went out. We avoided the major campgrounds like the plague. I had to work on the 4th so we couldn't go too far. There is a county campground with electricity and water about 11 miles from here for $7.50/night. There are probably twenty-five or so sites with hookups, and another 40 without. My folks who are full timers, stay there most of the summer if they're not off camping with their club. We went over Thurs nite, and just got home at noon. Other than my folks' motorhome, there was only one other small 5th wheel. Local folks too, as it turned out, who only ended up sleeping there.

The daytime temps were high, with high humidity, but it cooled down nicely at night. This morning was about 75 degrees until 11 AM when the sun finally broke through the clouds.

We saw dozens of birds, cardinals, thrushes, swallows, and both gold and read-headed finches. The striped gophers and rabbits were a ball to watch. The place was noisy with bird songs.

I talked to two other campers using the dump station in our town when we got back this morning, and they both said they had camped in popular state parks on one of the larger lakes in the area. They both said that it had been a miserable time there.

Other than the storm watches and warnings all weekend including tonight until 6PM, we had a WONDERFUL holiday campout. It's pretty nice when you get lucky and pick a place that few folks know about! It was like it was when I camped as a kid (except for the satellite TV and NOAA weather radio of course... )

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We saw dozens of birds, cardinals, thrushes, swallows, and both gold and read-headed finches.
Reminds me of my stay at Lost Maples about a month ago. A male Cardinal spent all of 3 days tirelessly attacking my truck. He attacked the tinted windows, the mirrors, the chrome fronts of the mirrors, and the shiny wheels. When I went to hook up, I found that he had torn the stick-on convex mirror off of my driver's side mirror and it was laying there on the ground.

When I left, he probably thought he had won the day.
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