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RE: Help a newbie choose

Sportsmobile also offers a huge variety of floor plans that may help you with your design. They are also very good people to work with and will do as much or as little as you want. Their workmanship is unsurpassed, as is the quality of components. You could have them put in just the penthouse top, if that's an interest, the toilet and do the rest your self. Or any combination there of. Hope this helps.
garmp1 04/11/14 03:02pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Anyone have problems parking their class B in their Driveway

That's why we opted for a Sportsmobile. Virtually stealth. HOA just smiles and says "Hmmm!" Into our second year and nary a rumble from neighbors or anyone. Also is used as our second vehicle, so it doesn't just sit until camping time.
garmp1 03/31/14 02:52pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Grayton Beach State Park area

Not necessarily a restaurant, but a great food/eating experience unto itself. It seems to me that just east of the main courtyard (past the port office, central square) there is/was a GREAT deli on the land side of the highway, not the gulf side. Somewhere around goatfeathers east. It's name escapes me and is driving me crazy at this point, but they have all sorts of great deli & seafood. The smoked fish spread was very good as were the smoked pork chops. But the ultimate item was the smoked shrimp. To die for!!! Almost worth the trip from St. Louis for the shrimp alone.
garmp1 03/25/14 04:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camper Parking

We also have a converted van and feel no difference. Our conversion affected the height not the length. Going from a scooter to a full size van could pose a learning curve. Best practice before tackling a major metropolitan area. But consider where you live, where you want to go and the city size. New York City is a huge cry from Tampa. Besides if you have a camper/van, why got to the city? CAMP!!! Just my opinion.
garmp1 03/24/14 03:49pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Along I 55 in Arkansas

55 isn't long in Arkansas before it gets to Memphis. Once you break through Memphis, Arkabutla Lake isn't very far off 55 and offers a couple of COE parks. Always nice for a night. We plan on hitting it on our way to New Orleans.
garmp1 03/18/14 04:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fried Eggs in Bread

My father called them "gashouse eggs" I have no idea where that name came from, and I've never heard it anywhere else. Doesn't matter what they're called, they're good! We were introduced to these by our neighbor as I was growing up and she called them "gashouse eggs". She was, even then, an elderly German lady married to an Italian man. No ides where she got the name from.
garmp1 03/18/14 03:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: What's your RV's Name???

We simply call our RV "da Van". but our gps is named Della, from the old Perry Mason TV show (his secretary). Or am I showing my age? (Della Street was her name!)
garmp1 03/18/14 03:14pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone in getting ready for an early trip?

March 27 heading to the NOLA and east area. A couple of days down, week on the coast, and a couple of days back. Starting at the Natchez Trace beginning and finish at the Natchez SP end point in TN. Can't wait!!! Snow be gone with ya! Sunshine, I hope, here we come!
garmp1 03/07/14 03:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mistakes we don't want to repeat!

Mistake I won't make again? Telling my brother-in-law where and when I/we would be camping. Doesn't even bring his own food, and yet complains about what we feed him, as everything else about our choice of campsites or even campground.
garmp1 03/07/14 03:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Destin, fl

It does become a busy, busy place that time of year. Miniature golf courses abound, as does surf shops. Best bring an extra credit card. Destin teems with activity. Topsail is convenient to the shops, etc and Henderson SP is also close by. Grayton beach is a bit more towards Panama City, but much quieter. But for ANY of these, best check for openings. They book up fast for that time period.
garmp1 03/07/14 03:22pm Family Camping
RE: QUICK SHADE CANOPY

I'm looking for an EZ type canopy that is only 36" when closed and in the carrying/transporting/storing mode. (Have a specific spot in the B for it to fit) Hopefully opens to a 10X10 and, while being picky, is water proof/resistant. Anyone have any thoughts?
garmp1 03/07/14 03:14pm Tent Camping
RE: Northern Kentucky lakes,where?

We were thinking a spending a day or so at Piney, LBL campground, on our return trip from Mississippi in early to mid April. Not having been there for years, would this time frame be a problem for a B Camper requiring elect only to find a decent spot?
garmp1 03/04/14 03:33pm Family Camping
RE: Forced to replan July trip. Help! Arkansas.

Petit Jean is awesome as is Magazine Mountain SP, AR. A little park just past Texarkana, Wright Patman Lake, is a terrific COE park that we really liked, but were in route to Dallas. We stayed at the Malden Lake area. Didn't do much in the way of the lake stuff, basically passing through on our way to Dallas, but the campground was one on the best. This was Oct, so maybe the timing was part of the reason it was so quiet and peacful.
garmp1 03/03/14 03:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What experiences led you to be able to do RVing?

I wish to revise my earlier post about what prompted me to become a RVer. My reply was "A Tent". It should have been a wet, soggy, tent. And I don't mean the new nylon wonder fabric of today. I'm talking about the heavy, army surplus type tents. You know the ones with the 4x4's for uprights, a 2x6 for a cross member and enough stakes to keep John Henry busy for the better part of a day. Canvas that seemed a half inch thick and still seeped water during a good rain. The only saving grace was that it did not have a floor sewn in, otherwise you'd never be able to carry an eight man tent with less that a dozen men. My younger brother never got to experience these outings, as he had to stay at home. We didn't have room for him with all the poles, ropes, sledge hammers canvas and such. Yup! RV is the way to go!
garmp1 03/03/14 03:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: New RVer and new (to me) RV

Glad to have ya RmScadd! Lots of good opinions and knowledge here. And really glad to have another "B'er" on the board.
garmp1 03/03/14 03:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Houseboating

Did it for about 3 or 4 years, but many, many years ago. A clue as to how long it has been the houseboat for monday thru friday was $300.00. Had a hoot each and every time, but things have changed quite a bit I would suspect. I know the cost has increased, but there again the boats have gotten bigger. For us it was cheaper to rent the house boat than get a resort and rent a fishing boat.
garmp1 03/02/14 03:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What experiences led you to be able to do RVing?

A tent.
garmp1 02/28/14 03:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: im a planner and it makes him crazy.

OP: what are your sources when planning a trip? Any favorite web sites other than the norm, ResrveAmerice, RVReviews, uscampgrounds.info, and such? Please share.
garmp1 02/28/14 03:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Class B: Driving on Parkways and Tolls

That's one of the biggest advantages to a Sportsmobile type, they are almost stealth as they say. Looks and acts like an ordinary van, until you stop and set up camp. Home Owner Associations don't bother us about our vehicle in the driveway one bit. It looks like a van. It is a van! Never had an issue with tolls, not even on ferries it is virtually considered a car. I truly believe the height plays a large part in it. Get the Sportsmobile with a penthouse top, rather than the turtle style top and you can hardly tell the difference from the exterior. Interior wise you can do what you want. These people are GREAT to work with and have a wonderful product.
garmp1 02/28/14 02:56pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Worst/Best RV products you have found

BEST My YETI Tundra 45 cooler. Unbelievable!
garmp1 02/27/14 03:20pm General RVing Issues
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