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RE: Stop about 2-3 Hrs from Destin FL.

When we stayed at Florala SP a couple of years ago it was in the midst of being transferred from state control over to the city. At that time it was nice, but in dire need of up keep. Laundry equipment was yanked out and the restrooms weren't the cleanest. Great for a one night pass stay over. View of the lake and everything else was terrific. Just shoddy facilities.
garmp1 01/19/17 03:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: getting campground reservations

I just had a similar experience while trying to book a site at Tallulah Gorge SP, GA. We want a site with 30amp power. Every time I set my search parameters to 30amp the results showed none available. Revising the search to 15amp displayed several sites available. When selecting the type of site preferred, GA is non site specific, it was displayed as having 30 to 50amps. Frustration led me to call the 1-800 number. Explained my dilemma and was told "Oh yes, all those sites are either 30 or 50amps. The web site is just messed up!" Who'd a thunk.
garmp1 01/19/17 02:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stop about 2-3 Hrs from Destin FL.

Frank Jackson State Park is 1:36 hours (78 miles) to Destin per google maps. Stayed there once several years ago on our way south. Pulled in real late at night and left real early in the morning, so we have not much to report other than it was tight and crowded. But as memory serves me it was late Friday evening and all the regulars have already staked out their sites awaiting the weekend. Pretty much easy in and out, especially when the beach is you objective. Best I can do.
garmp1 01/18/17 03:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New here, wonder what way to go, RV-wise

We just sold our SportsMobile. Basically an E-150 van with a couple of windows and a raisable top. Parked it in our driveway for five years without a whimper from our HOA. And they can be a real dog on rules. We upgraded to a Phoenix Cruiser 2100. At only 22' long, and would fit in our driveway, but the HOA would have a total fit it we did that. We plan to park in a rental/storage facility nearby. Maybe something like this could work for you. Just a thought!
garmp1 01/17/17 03:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tallulah Gorge SP

Thanks a ton Magnus. Plan on making our reservations when the window opens up. Bring our DO and kick back for a couple of days.
garmp1 01/16/17 03:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Summer trip to Missouri and Arkansas - advice/recommendation

We would like to stay in Arkansas while we are out there, but can't find as much info on that. I have read about Eureka Springs, and Mountain View. We are all musicians, love folk music and small towns so Mountain View sounds great. Is there other things in the area to see and do for a few days? If you plan on being in that area I would like to suggest Roaring River State Park just a couple of mile north of the Missouri/Arkansas line right about Eureka Springs near Table Rock, Eagle Rock Marina/campground, which isn't bad. Roaring River SP is a trout fishing park, but beautiful even if you don't fish. Heading east toward Branson in Golden, MO is the Golden Pioneer Museum. In a pretty much a tin shed building, but packed with interesting things. Worth the visit. Further down the road is Dogwood Canyon. Run by the Bass Pro people, but worth the price of admission. Absolutely gorgeous!!! You can take a tram ride, rent bikes or Segways. On the pricey side. Hope this helps
garmp1 01/16/17 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tallulah Gorge SP

magnus, Sold our Sportsmobile :(but have moved on/up to a Phoenix Cruiser 2100). Age and health are catching up with us and we just needed a few more conviences, ie., fridge, john, full time eating area, etc. That's why I asked about the sites being level the new unit has a fridge and it should be "level", which makes me paranoid. For sure don't want to burn up a new convenience before I get used to it. We plan on Tallulah Gorge being only our third or fourth trip after getting the PC2100 in March (hopefully). thanks
garmp1 01/15/17 10:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Tallulah Gorge SP

Anyone familar with Tallulah Gorge SP, GA? We're thinking about making reservations for a gathering that is said to fill up early. What are the campsites like? Level? Treed? I know Georgia reservations are site non-specific and really don't want to get stuck with a bummer. Are the sites in general relatively level and private? After reading RVParkReviews I thought they were talking about two different parks. What's you opinion?
garmp1 01/13/17 03:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Henderson Beach campground

Just pulled into Henderson Beach State campground in Destin, Fl. this evening. Real nice and the temperature and weather beat the heck out of Kansas right now. Not a bit of freezing rain here! You're not making a whole bunch of friends here in St. Louis. We're bogged down in the first of a projected 3 day ice storm. All we can do is read the forums and look at the maps, for now. Hope you have a great time and wish we were with you.
garmp1 01/13/17 03:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Food & Traveling

After reading most of the posts and skimming thru the rest in this thread I don't want get into the tunnel on/off debate, but do want to put in a plug for the FoodSaver (seal-A-Meal) devices. Our RV is on order and we never had a fridge before so we lived out of coolers until this point. I like to BBQ & smoke meats and the FoodSaver makes it real handy. Cook/smoke up a bunch of ribs, pork chops or what have you and after eating your share package a meal portion in the FoodSaver and seal up good. Freeze until you trip and you're good to go. Not only will the frozen food help keep everything else cold, but also saves ice. We take out a pack of ribs, still frozen and pop'em into the mircowave (never had a fridge, but can't be without a microwave). The bag blows up like a balloon and steams the food warm. Taste like it just came off the grill. I'm a big advocate for the FoodSaver.
garmp1 01/13/17 02:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Volcano smoking

My plan is to use charcoal along with my tube smoker with apple pellets for pork chops. Get everything lit and going, put on the chops and then cover it up. Maybe marinate the chops first and go from there. Gonna try this at home before taking the show on the road, but right now it is freezing rain & sleet and then turning really cold, so they say. So I guess I'll just put this on the back burner so to speak. Will keep ya'll posted.
garmp1 01/12/17 03:42pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Scooter carrier

Tal/Il, I don't need anything with a ramp, but thanks and great shot of the arch! Here's the scooter I have http://i.imgur.com/AiwHBS2l.jpg and was looking for something that will carry the scooter but yet reduce the rear extension as much as possible. Almost am thinking more along the lines of something like this http://i.imgur.com/a534vbXl.jpg Just eliminating the outer bike carrier parts. We will be driving an RV that is larger/longer than we have been used to and want to keep it a tight package. After all that's why we bought the small unit that we did. But always open to suggestions/ideas.
garmp1 01/12/17 03:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: favorite campground

My favorite campground is the one I'm heading to tomorrow.
garmp1 01/11/17 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling in the summer

We always wanted to see St. Augustine, FL and camp at Anastasia SP. Watched their reservation site for the closest to the dates we wanted and went from there. Reserved our 4 day stay, by guessing at a "good" site from the reservation site, google earth, RV ParkReviews and any other info I could garner. Pretty much based our 3 week trip around that. It was the focal point and we made that the middle of our tour of the south. All worked out fine as we enjoyed every CG before and after. Just have to be flexible at times.
garmp1 01/10/17 03:41pm General RVing Issues
Scooter carrier

Anxiously awaiting the completion date for our Phoenix Cruiser (2100) and trying to get things together. We currently have a relatively new Razor Metro Scooter which we use while in the various state parks to go to the store for bread, fishing tags, to the fishing hole, whatever. On our previous B we had a cargo carrier with a fabricated bike holder to carry the scooter. It extended about 3 feet total beyond the B. Our new unit is larger and I don't want, at least now, any excess cargo hanging low off the rear of the unit. Does any one use anything close to this to scoot about the campground? And if so how do you carry it? I am trying to find a bike rack I could adapt if need be to: a. fit the scooter, b. get the scooter higher off the ground and c. be closer to the RV (not stick out as much). Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but want to use the scooter and also want to minimize the RV total length. The scooter is really nice for our nightly jaunts around the campground after supper, as the DW has breathing issues and wants to go with me on my walks. Thanks
garmp1 01/10/17 03:27pm Class C Motorhomes
Volcano smoking

We have a Volcano Grill with all the bells & whistles, propane, cover, etc. We also have an A-Maz-N tube smoker. Which we dearly love. Has any one tried smoking on the Volcano with the tube smoker? We have/had a B so space is a premium, no fancy accessories. If so what kind of meat, how long, etc. If not I let you know come this May when I give it a go. Maybe something simple like pork chops.
garmp1 01/09/17 03:47pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Traveling in the summer

Being a retired couple from the mid-west and enjoying the Gulf Coast either before Memorial Day or after Labor Day was our rule of thumb. Not so much any more, between spring and fall breaks and the year around school and their frequent breaks, there are families with children every where. And you never know when they'll be there. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that kids get introduced to the wonders out of doors. My parents took me CAMPING when I was 6 mos. old, just turned 70 the other day, and still loving it. And I should not complain about the families with youngsters being the only reason for crowds at the parks. I AM A BABY BOOMER and we're totally consuming the camping space. More of us hit the road every day. So with that said my advice is to have a Plan B.
garmp1 01/09/17 03:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Well, It's Here Again!

We only had an inch or two but the high was like 8. BURRR!
garmp1 01/07/17 03:43pm Around the Campfire
RE: Roaming RVers rally schedule for 2017

New to RVing, but seasoned campers (moving up in the world, maybe). Are there membership dues, enrollments, sign ups or whatever? We plan to have our RV by mid-year and are really interested the Tallulah Gorge outing. What is required of us to become a part of this gathering. We plan of touring that area and would like to investigate this happening. Thank you
garmp1 01/07/17 03:12pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: RV facts and info.

goducks, pretty interesting!
garmp1 01/05/17 03:24pm General RVing Issues
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