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RE: Class B "sweet spot"-priced campgrounds, 2 adults

OP. You hit the nail on the head, so to speak. We are in the same boat other than the fact that we've been doing this for a number of years. Our latest RV is a '12 SportsMobile and appears to be set up like your B. We have no shower or water at all, so there's no disposal issue. We use the campground facilities, showers & such. Don't want nor need water park slides, mini-golf, etc. As you said adult-ish orientated. Most posters on this site have large A's or C's and are totally self contained. The only time you see these people is when they step outside to adjust the TV dish. They offer great advice and insight, but are big rig driven. Tree overhang and clearance for the slide is not a concern to me and nor is satellite reception. Not knocking the larger RV people (just envious I guess), but that's not the type of info I am seeking at this point. As stated a couple of times earlier, we find the COE parks about the most consistent from state to state and very friendly to most any size rig. Most state parks are also nice. But be aware of the "RV" parks. Like camping in a treeless field. I guess that's the big difference between B's and the others is that B's camp, the larger units park. Please start you web site geared toward "campers" and we'll do our best to contribute.
garmp1 07/05/15 03:25pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Need a guide for San Antonio TX

DW fell in love with the River Walk, the Alamo, and the entire downtown experience. After I convinced her that she needed to see it and the Alamo. We were able to stay at Ft. Sam (disabled vet), just north of the River Walk. Sorry I can't help with campground info, but be sure to take in the River Walk and enjoy. We sure did!
garmp1 07/01/15 03:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Smokers

Come to the conclusion that I'm best off with what I have. Just have to adjust my cooking methods. To do a pork butt for several hours, I'll simply put it on the smoker for 6 or so hours and then transfer it to the gas grill for the final cooking. Equipment I have. Flavor I like and I don't have to fork out a couple grand for a cooker I'll use a dozen time a year. Not to mention the storage issue. Our home isn't that big and not is the patio area. Thanks for all the advice, info and leads.
garmp1 07/01/15 03:19pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Watch out for cost of Michigan State Parks

Missouri State Parks are hard to beat. NO entrance/use fee. No up charge for out of state. Paid for by an 1/8 of one percent state sales tax. Not big on discounts for various things,(10% senior/disabled) but the cost is already more than reasonable.
garmp1 06/29/15 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Smokers

GoPackGo, I just did the same and am planning to go there next week. I'd like a nice unit for home, but am a bit scared to pull the trigger. Will talk to these people then shop! Thanks
garmp1 06/29/15 03:31pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Miracle grill mat

The marketing clips appear very interesting and the reviews have been good. My question is we had recently purchased a pair of Grill Grates and really like them. They are ideal at campgrounds that have, what we call the hibachi style grills. They really work well. Question is, are the grill mats comparable? Or of a different animal? More like a frying pan? If you use both, what's you preference? Or are there different applications/uses? Thanks
garmp1 06/29/15 03:28pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What now? Have my route mapped out...

Take your smart phone, tablet or whatever internet device you use. You want a Wally World near Stone Mountain SP? Go to Google maps and type in Walmarts near Stone Mountain SP. TA DA!!! Instant information. Or whatever. We use our tablet constantly when on the road searching for this or that, even making campsite reservations. Get to camp and off it goes! Crickets and birds make a much more pleasing sound.
garmp1 06/29/15 03:16pm Beginning RVing
RE: Another good reason to go camping

Add diamonds to the crisp outdoor air and outdoor experience? Wow! Can it get any better? Arkansas has a lot of great state parks and spectacular sites abound. Enjoy! We do!
garmp1 06/28/15 03:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Smokers

My use would be strictly at home (our RV is a B, ain't got no space for a smoker!). As I research this more I find that pellet grills/smokers are quite a bit more expensive than I anticipated. Am willing to spend the bucks if the flavor is there. I keep comparing the pellet grills to charcoal smokers, cause that's what I have and used successfully. Will I lose the rich charcoal type taste with a pellet grill? I realize that I won't be using charcoal, but will the pellet taste be comparable? Electric smokers, even with wood chips can't compare, in my opinion.
garmp1 06/28/15 03:03pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs

SteveAE, where'd ya get the two gallon containers. I use the bags the newspaper is delivered in, if it has no holes and lands on the lawn. Convenient size to freeze in the freezer door and when the ice melts the thin bags take up no room and is easy to dispose of. Some bread bags work, but most can't take the pressure of being full of water without leaking. Always searching for the idea container to freeze in.
garmp1 06/27/15 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Smokers

From what I can gather the pellet type smoker seems to be the best for my purposes. But I've been wrong before. What's the best entry level pellet smoker for home use? The best bang for the buck, so to say?
garmp1 06/27/15 03:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Driverless Cars

Driverless cars can be of great value. This way all the people on their cell phones, drinking their coffee, applying make-up or what ever they are doing now, INSTEAD OF DRIVING, can pay full attention to their current task and not worry.
garmp1 06/26/15 03:09pm Around the Campfire
RE: Plans for the 4th?

We're hoping to leave the following weekend, after the vacationers have had their trip and have returned. But the 4th we'll spend at home reading maps, smoking pork butts and downing a beer or two in preparation of our trip.
garmp1 06/26/15 03:05pm RV Lifestyle
St Louis to Niaraga Falls via Canton OH

Any road issues to be concerned about as far as detours, etc?
garmp1 06/26/15 03:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: A short quiz (for fun)

2012Coleman: You hit it on the nose!!! Can't get my car into the garage, because it's full of scrap lumber that I MIGHT need some day. Funny though, I'm the first one friends/relatives come to for a chunk of wood. Makes great kindling for starting campfires.
garmp1 06/24/15 03:28pm Around the Campfire
RE: Flashlight

I have to agree with 4X4Dodger. Mag light is the choice for me. And my go to light. But at the same time I must say I do use the free Harbor Freight LED lights. Light weight, bright enough for my uses and free. Stock up now!
garmp1 06/24/15 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: 10 weeks and done

Guess I'm the odd man out! So we started this trip the end of March 2015. Having a great time. We have had a TC for a long time. Got this 996 just over a year ago. Never did a extended trip like this. Have learned some new tricks. Guess old dogs can learn new ones. What's a TC.....996???? Love it when people know what they're talking about and expect everyone else to also know. Thanks
garmp1 06/23/15 03:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sportsmobile

We got our '12 SportsMobile because they built it to our specs/usage. Too many things come standard on many PW, Traverse, RT etc that we didn't want nor need. It cost you to not get them! SportsMobile people treat you right, do what you want and do excellent work. If you want a van built for glitz and glamor, they will do that. But if you're a serious camper, they'll make it functional and help guide you through things you never even thought of. Can't praise them enough.
garmp1 06/22/15 03:45pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions

I have a Brinkmann 2 door charcoal smoker, which I dearly love. And it does an excellent job, but!!! I'd like to smoke for 10-14 hours and don't want to feed charcoal every hour and a half. Nothing can beat the charcoal flavor, IMHO. What would be the next best thing? A wood smoker is out of the question for cost and size. Electric smokers don't seem to have the flavor, unless I'm missing something or there's a trick to it. Propane smokers have potential, but can they produce the taste, wood chips and all? Then there's the puck smokers. They seem very expensive and the supplies (pucks, etc) not even cheap. ANd I've not heard if the flavor or taste is even close to that of a charcoal/wood smoker. At least with the charcoal smoker I can cut on Oak tree and have all sorts of wood to smoke with. Any opinions/advice out there?
garmp1 06/20/15 03:11pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Eggs

WOW! Totally impressed. Thanks a bunch for the post.
garmp1 06/20/15 02:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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