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RE: Van for 4 with example of what I am looking for

We bought our Sportsmobile with the rear sofa/bed. The sofa faces forward with three seat belts and opens to a double bed. (This was to take my mother and aunt shopping, Dr. appts, etc.) The penthouse top affords another sleeping area. We love ours!
garmp1 10/07/15 03:09pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Test Drive

garmp1 10/05/15 03:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: USA Sticker Maps - Settle an argument!

Here's our reply to the question. We have a bi-colored map with dark colored states as the states we have camped in and the lighter colored states as states we have visited and stayed, but not as camping in. http://i.imgur.com/HXdL4Izl.jpg
garmp1 10/03/15 03:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Canopy for Rain, not just Shade?

If you're referring to a stand alone canopy, we had, lost it in a nasty storm, and were very happy with a Gander Mountain canopy, link. As most canopies they will say water resistant, almost never water proof. Ours kept us dry during the heaviest rains, just not very good when not staked down during a heavy wind situation.
garmp1 10/03/15 03:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: USA Sticker Maps - Settle an argument!

I'm glad we helped and things have improved for you. I couldn't help but notice such a difference our opinions made. After all a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do. Yes dear, the phrase I've learned to live by.
garmp1 09/30/15 03:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Niagra Falls

We were there in mid-July. Stayed at Four Mile Creek SP. Took in the falls in one full day and that was pushing it in my opinion. Had supper in Buffalo at the Anchor Bar. Supposedly "The Home of Buffalo Wings", which were very good by the way. If you camp at a NY SP leave your SP pass displayed and you'll park free at the falls SP. ($10.00).
garmp1 09/28/15 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What Did You Do To Your Class B Today ?

DW got the sewing done the other day and we now have a rear screen for our Sportsmobile. A couple of hooks and some screening from an old instant up type canopy. A few magnets and some velcro. And a good seamsterss and TADA a rear screen. http://i.imgur.com/Ip4JNc0l.jpg
garmp1 09/26/15 02:57pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Removable Awning

I have stakes to tie down with. I used 12" garden spikes, drilled a hole near the top and attached a round key ring. http://i.imgur.com/HdTef3dl.jpg This ring will also hold the pole as well as the tie down. Especially if I want to put the poles on an angle. By scavenging the other two poles I have one or two other sections to add for the angle. Two extra lengths, pictured below, seem to be a bit to drastic, might be better suited to use only one more length. http://i.imgur.com/zzH3Pial.jpg http://i.imgur.com/W51aOXnl.jpg
garmp1 09/26/15 08:11am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Removable Awning

Finally got it done. I bought the awning from Gander Mountain. Wally worked had a cheaper one ($29.00), but were out of stock/discontinued. Gander Mountain wanted $69 and on sale for $49, but on the web for $39. The local store honored the web price so I bought it. As dumb luck would have it the size was perfect to reach from one O-ring to the other on the penthouse top with carabiners. The carabiners I found in a close-out bin at our local grocery store attached to bottles of hand sanitizer for $.25 each. http://i.imgur.com/TkKsdaYl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/iPIni6pl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Nc99s79l.jpg DW sewed on a couple of patches with velcro strips that align with the other two center O-rings on the penthouse top. http://i.imgur.com/1K04V7Tl.jpg The carabiners and the velcro strips provide a secure fit to the top and are easy on and off. http://i.imgur.com/xpbRnk6l.jpg And using only two of the provided poles it makes for a simple awning. http://i.imgur.com/qxlwWx3l.jpg That's my easy removable awning. Haven't field tested it yet, nor even tried it in rain. But we want it more for sun/shade. Don't plan on using it during a heavy down pour. I know that with domed roof channeling the rain down into the open doors is an concern of many, but I feel that this should work. If it doesn't, I work on addendum A (what ever that may be).
garmp1 09/25/15 12:36pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Campground Trash

I'd suggest that they be fined a clean-up fee and not allowed to use the campground again until the fine is paid.
garmp1 09/25/15 09:26am General RVing Issues
Sam Houston Jones or Palmetto Island SP

We'll have a limited amount of time to spend touring this area and want to spend a night or two at either Fontainebleau SP or Fairview Riverside SP then on to either Palmetto Island or Sam Houston Jones. I say Palmetto Island, cause this way we can drive through NOLA and say we've been there. We're not much on big city doings or night life. Love the Blues, but at my own pace and uncrowded. DW says to book on the SHJ and then start the trek home. Do like to try local food, just not spicy. History, scenic views and home spun folk lore is always a plus. We camp out of a B and only need electricity, flush toilets and clean showers. What's your opinion? Thanks
garmp1 09/24/15 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is an icebox cool enough for insulin 24/7?

Opie431, I can feel for you. I am a diabetic also and had to adjust my life so I could still go camping. Even tried to get the doctor to write a prescription for a Yeti cooler to maintain a cold temp for my insulin. Didn't work, but was worth a try. Good luck & take care.
garmp1 09/23/15 02:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: New member

Welcome Larry, We lurk a lot also. Mainly cause we don't fit into the typical RV category. We're B campers. Not ones who like the typical RV Park. To us RV Parks and Camping are two totally different things. But this is a great forum full of information and many very helpful/knowledgeable folks who are more willing to help with even the most difficult question. Welcome aboard and impart us with some of your wisdom.
garmp1 09/18/15 03:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Da Broncos!

As a Rams fan, for at least a couple more months, I am also a huge Peyton Manning Fan. Such a genuinely nice guy who cares about others. Had my doubts also about his first start this year. He did seem to show his age. If any one in the league, or for that matter pro-sports, deserves acknowledgement for his accomplishments, on and off the field, he certainly is the one. Hats off to you Sir!
garmp1 09/18/15 03:31pm Around the Campfire
RE: High season in Louisiana?

Sounds like we picked a busy time of the year for our jaunt. From Panama City, FL along the coast camping along the way stopping at Davis Bayou, Fontainebleau SP or Fairview Riverside SP through to Sam Houston Jones SP before heading north to Natchez SP, MS. More than likely we won't go into NOLA and are not big on festivals or such. Don't really care for cities nor crowds, love nature. Should we expect crowded campgrounds? We are making no reservations as we are not sure of our time table. Camp out of a B and only need electric. Thanks
garmp1 09/18/15 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for north ga, blue Ridge area

Not to far from there is Vogel SP. A beautiful park. Reservations are recommended. Not far from Helen, GA is Unicoi SP which is another really state park. And Helen is always good for a visit and a good meal. Google Helen, GA and find all sorts of interesting sights. HTH.
garmp1 09/17/15 03:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: USA Sticker Maps - Settle an argument!

Our vote is camped in. Otherwise do you count the states you have flown to and stayed in a motel? Sorry motels are not the same as camping. Camped in.
garmp1 09/13/15 03:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone Yak Attack

Yup! As a midwestern hick, I had no idea what a yak was/is. Thanks for the explanation. Gotta love acronyms.
garmp1 09/11/15 03:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pellet grills

At the risk of high jacking this thread, I have a question for IDman. I have a charcoal Brinkmann smoker that does a fabulous job, but looking to upgrade. My cousin has an electric that does a mediocre, if that job of smoking meat. My charcoal smoker requires attention if smoking for a prolonged period. Looking at a Traeger type pellet smoker, but realy wonder if they offer the same or at least close comparison to a charcoal smoker. Thanks and pardon the interruption.
garmp1 09/11/15 03:15pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Handy Hints, Gadgets, Products & Gizmos

ddndoug wrote: Wow, you guys must use some pretty tight campsites if you need a stick, wife's arms, or even a tape measure to check your clearances. (just saying) Glad I don't frequent those type of close quarter places. Doug Never had a tree, electrical box, or water connection nearby? One time my neighbor had to retract his slide so I could access the electric connection. It was a shared box and he was so close that the box cover couldn't be lifted. Ahh. Nothing like camping in the wide open spaces.
garmp1 09/11/15 02:56pm General RVing Issues
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