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RE: New to Trailer camping, what are some must haves, and wants

A fan to circulate air inside and to blow away the bugs outside. An electric skillet. Nice for cooking outside along with the camp grill. Toaster. A small white folding table to set outside the trailer for cooking, drinks. We have a basket drawer in our freezer in the basement where I stash camping food, fish, cooked burgers, leftovers, steaks all ready to grab and go. I bought the smaller size, mustard, mayo, etc. They fit nice in the trailer fridge door. Refill as needed. I also keep small bottles/containers of oils, spices, sugar, flour, etc. in the trailer. Keep utensils in covered containers. Mice will get in there. We re-purposed a kid size tackle box to hold tools, screws, light bulbs, the special square head screwdriver. We love our Shark Rocket vacuum. Keep a few changes of clothes, shoes, beach sandals,seasonal and jackets, gloves, hats, $1 store rain ponchos so you don't have to pack clothes each trip. A tray w/sides for carrying plates, food, etc in and out of trailer. We usually have pen / paper to write down things to remember to replace, buy when we get home. We have 3 one gallon jugs that we fill with water at home. They ride in the shower. We don't like to drink the water out of the holding tank. A notebook for a trip journal. Broom, rake, Axe, fireplace poker and shovel. Bucket (many uses) A short wood box step for times when it is a big first step in to trailer due to leveling. Outdoor extension cord. We have over time duplicated what is in the house. It is our second home. #1 favorite part of the trailer is the awning! Bathroom and bed off the ground too! Happy Camping! Marcia
welove2drive 04/20/18 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Chicago area where do you go?

When visiting Springfield, Sangchris Lake State Park. My brother thought it was nice. If cold and windy stay in the section away from the lake. Turkey Run State Park, north of Terre Haute, IN, best hiking trails!, all ranked by difficulty, lodge, covered bridges, golf course nearby, stream to float. The covered bridge fest in area towns, vendors, etc. It is in October. Warren Dunes State Park, MI, beautiful area on the Lake, dunes, beach. Carlyle Lake, IL, Eldon Hazlet SP is wooded, the other COE parks are more groomed, golf course near, bike trail, popular sailboat lake, The Keys in Keysport, IL has good food, bands. Lake Shelbyville, we like the COE campgrounds, the State Parks need some care, nice lake to rent a pontoon boat, shops in Shelbyville, nice Visitor Center, balloon fest in October. Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock SP, Giant City SP all south of Marion, IL beautiful area, hiking Pere Marquette State Park, the park, beautiful lodge, hiking, quaint town of Grafton, IL (google it) really busy on the weekends, wineries, bars, shops, river cruises, Aeries Winery (best view!!), The Loading Dock (dine by the river, bands, flea market 4th weekend of the month), always something going on in Grafton, free ferry to beautiful Calhoun County hilly (peaches,apples), pay ferry to Missouri go to St. Charles old town area, shops, restaurants, bars, gambling boat,Lewis & Clark history.
welove2drive 04/19/18 07:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jinks' third Mungo Homes commercial

Beautiful dog! Thanks for sharing.
welove2drive 04/11/18 08:28pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Six Month Trip -- Say Hi

I painted a sign with RV.Net and our screen name. It hangs from one of those metal little flag holders you stick in the ground. So far no rv.net people have approached us. Interested in your trip reports. The northwest is on our trip list when we can take off for unlimited time. Have a wonderful and safe trip. Marcia
welove2drive 04/11/18 07:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lower Missouri/Arkansas trip

X2 on Echo Bluff. I spent a couple weeks there last Fall. The roaming horses are neat. Also a lodge and restaurant. More like an Aspen resort than a state park. No cellular service. There is no cell service but there is WiFi in the campground. You can text and make calls with the WiFi. You just have to change the setting on your phone for wifi calling. We were there Thanksgiving weekend. I always wanted to see those horses. We woke up one night to a horse rubbing his head on the spare tire at the back of the trailer!
welove2drive 04/04/18 07:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lower Missouri/Arkansas trip

Echo Bluff SP just North of Eminence, MO, very new SP, near Current River, wild horses walk through campground.Bull Shoals SP, in AR, below the dam, trout fish, if you get a river front site the occasional breese off the river feels like you opened the freezer door. Great when it is hot. Lake Ouachita, in AR, very deep, clean lake near Hot Springs. Lake Dardanelle SP in AR is nice. We used it as base for visiting Petit Jean SP, Mt Nemo SP and Mt. Magazine SP-beautiful lodge but the campground does not have a view. You may be late for making reservations for Labor Day. You will have a great time in So Mo or AR beautiful area! Marcia
welove2drive 04/02/18 08:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lees Ferry Campground near Page AZ.

This is an interesting area. The Campground is primitive no hook ups be prepared for HOT weather even in the late spring. We were there in late may the Temps were near 100. No A/C. The early morning fishing was awesome, the views incredible but too hot. We left there for the North rim Grand Canyon where that night it was 18* with no hook ups again. Talk about a shock. This is where the long raft trips start for tge Grand Canyon float. It was amazing seeing them unload, inflate and load 2 weeks plus of provisions on those huge rafts and take off. Jesseannie X 2 about seeing the rafts ready to launch. Lee's Ferry is the end point for the Colorado River Discovery raft trip out of Page, AZ. Very interesting flat water raft trip. You go through the horseshoe bend and can see people up there near the edge. They look very tiny. It is a long way down!
welove2drive 03/06/18 06:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Overnight in Alabama

We overnighted at Rickwood Caverns State Park, I-65, Exit 284. It is about the area you are looking. They only have a dozen or so sites. There is a cave to tour and a pool. It was a nice place to stop. They have a gate that closes at a certain time so you need a code.
welove2drive 02/10/18 02:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: That Time of Year Again! Great Lakes Itinerary?

We will be up there the last week of July. Maybe our paths will cross.
welove2drive 02/04/18 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Do you take a boat with you?

Didn't work. Try again for you GeoFish: https://i.imgur.com/yri2ntGl.jpg GeoFish, I tend to be the talk of the campground and every bodies phone goes their face for a picture. Do you get that as well? http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg102/1st_ta/20171012_140214.jpg
welove2drive 02/02/18 09:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you take a boat with you?

https://i.imgur.com/mkylAsvl.jpg I like your style. Here is mine. Is your store bought or did you put it together yourself? I made mine but its not as elaborate. Hope this works out, I tried to resize on photobucket but it would not load for me. Forgive me if the size is wrong. http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg102/1st_ta/20170601_174913.jpg
welove2drive 02/02/18 09:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Central Florida to Grand Canyon

We typically take different routes there and back. I find things to do or see along the route. Sometimes it is our rest stop or is near where we stop for the night. There is so much to see in Co., AZ and UT and between there and Florida. If you have some places in mind that is a start. I would look at the state tourism sites, Trip Advisor, etc to see what might be interesting. It is a long haul out there. Just a thought but it may be more relaxing to do week one as a base camp, week two move around, and week three as a base camp before you head home. X2 on finding some higher elevations to visit. If you let us know the ages of your children; your interests; dog, etc we could provide better ideas.
welove2drive 01/01/18 10:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Caution traveling on I-55 in Illinois near Exits 23 & 31

Yes, there are plenty of road construction lane warnings. They even added rumble strips on the road. The driver that caused the last accident said he was reaching for his tea and was distracted. They are not talking about the driver that caused the first accident. He plowed over/through 8 cars at full speed. Four young women died. No charges yet...
welove2drive 12/17/17 07:44pm Roads and Routes
Caution traveling on I-55 in Illinois near Exits 23 & 31

They are working on an overpass on I-55 between Exits 23 & 31. It is down to one lane in north and southbound lanes. There has been 2 horrible accidents in the last 3 weeks! Both involved tractor trailer plowing in to 7-8 vehicles, 3-4 people airlifted each accident. There were 4 fatalities in the first one. The second one was Friday at 2 pm. After the first one they installed rumble strips but that didn't help. Traffic slows rather quickly. Safe travels!
welove2drive 12/16/17 07:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Natural Tunnel SP, VA

If you have time you may like to stop in Damascus, VA and ride the Virginia Creeper Trail. We did it a couple of years ago. It is really nice. They haul you and your bike or rental to the top and you very gently ride down. Very little pedaling required. The old train path is through the woods, over bridges, creeks, ferns. We only went half way up since we had the puppy trying out her new cart. Laurel Creek RV park is near the bike shuttle/rental.
welove2drive 11/15/17 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: St. George Island State Park, Florida

As said the State Park is at the far end of the island. The island is not commercialized. There are a quick shop,few restaurants and gift shops. Buy supplies on the mainland. You can go to the beach and look in each direction and a few people. There is vegetation around the sites but beware there was standing water in the brush. The biting bugs were terrible. You had to spray as soon as you step outside. We would return in cooler weather hoping for less bugs. We were there in August.
welove2drive 10/20/17 09:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Great Salt Lake SP -- Swimming

Last time we went through the stench was horrific and massive amounts of brine flies. x2 We were there about 20 years ago and a young woman in a swim suit walked past us with a raft. She was heading to the water. We didn't make it that far.
welove2drive 10/09/17 08:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cobb Ridge Recreation Area, MO

We stayed at Table Rock Lake State Park last summer. You wouldn't know you were near Branson. There is a nice paved trail from the marina to the visitor center. Roaring River State Park in SW Missouri (Cassville) is real nice although trout season ends in October and it is very busy that last weekend of season. Fishing is allowed on the campground 3 side of the river. Bull Shoals Lake SP on the white river below the dam is nice and Buffalo Point campground on the Buffalo River has beautiful bluffs. Scenic route 7 is beautiful.
welove2drive 10/09/17 08:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Key west

We walked through Big Pine Key Fishing Lodge to check it out. It is 31 miles from KW. The little key deer roam through the campground so no dogs allowed. The shower facilities were very nice. It is on the water. There is a pool and activity hall. We would stay there but we now have a dog. She would love to play with the deer. Bahia Honda is across the 7 miles bridge. They have some long sites.
welove2drive 10/09/17 07:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy 7 Arkansas ?

Lake Dardanelle SP in Russellville is nice. It has FHU if needed. We stayed there a couple of days while exploring Petit Jean, Mt. Nebo and Mt. Magazine. Lake Ouachita SP is nice too. It is near Hot Springs.
welove2drive 10/03/17 08:35pm Roads and Routes
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