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July for cooler weather

Were thinking of a week plus in the UP of Michigan in mid July and playing it by ear as were to stay and what to see. As a couple from St Louis in a B, and only requiring electric, we wanted to escape the heat and head north for a week or so, but a very reliable source recommended that we rethink our plans. A: the bugs are horrific, B: campgrounds are usually full, & C: reservations are normally made far in advance. We are not the reservation type of campers, sure it has burned us before, but so has the making of reservations in an unfamiliar campground. Besides we never know when we'll be where. Any ideas where such a couple can spend a week or so touring where the weather is not sweltering? Thanks
garmp1 05/21/15 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Our Honey Bucket Console

Well, took it on it's maiden voyage so to speak. As anything you design on paper, then manufacture, then test in the field, there's always something that can be improved on. After a week on the road, can't think of much. Worked like it should when needed at night and when on the road the extra console was a welcome spot for various items opened and not put away. Gave myself a pat on the back on this one.
garmp1 05/21/15 03:07pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: NFL punishes PATS/Brady

I believe that part of the problem is that they (the Patriots) have been caught/accused of cheating in one way or another in the past on a couple of occasions. Hence the suspicion is always there. Tom Brady said that he "always plays within the rules". I've always said that I play "BY" the rules. Is there a difference?
garmp1 05/12/15 03:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Faith in human nature restored

My Mother just passed away and my Brother & I were finalizing her estate. We had consolidated everything into her checking account, which my Brother & I were listed as co-owners, and planned to divide according to her wishes. My wife, an ex-bookkeeper and in charge of balancing, had the checkbook in her purse when she took me to the doctor. The next day the bank called me & informed me that they had found our checkbook. A customer of theirs found it at the local hockey (St L Blues) game and returned it to the bank. We had 90k in the account awaiting dispersal the next day. Nothing was missing, nor disturbed. Could not find this mystery man's name, nor was I able to thank him. But it does reinforce hope that honesty does exist.
garmp1 04/30/15 03:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: campgrounds in North or South Carolinia

garmp1 04/26/15 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cooler holder

Works on a tree, pipe, and/or wooden post. As long as the wrap around chain is long enough.
garmp1 04/22/15 08:03am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Our Honey Bucket Console

Black'95, that's the way we use it also. DW feels that she must defend herself and states that it is only used at night with scented bags and emptied every morn. Faces the "living space" or bedroom.
garmp1 04/22/15 08:01am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Dutch Oven Recipes

Or use a Voncano? Love ours!
garmp1 04/21/15 03:33pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Cooler holder

Being from Missouri, most of our camping has been in this state, and our state park system is the best in my opinion. Anyway, Mo State Parks and several COE parks have a post/pole for lanterns, I came up with this device. http://i.imgur.com/MBVuVhgl.jpg Took an old deer stand and converted it to a cooler holder. Keeps the cooler off the ground, off the picnic table bench, at a convenient height, folds flat for storage, and is adjustable for the pole, tree diameter or whatever by a simple chain. And doesn't mar nor damage the tree, pole, whatever. Hope this sparks some creativity.
garmp1 04/21/15 03:26pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Our Honey Bucket Console

Thanks to Black'95 and his inspiration http://i.imgur.com/LwGBwWfl.jpg I expanded on that idea to fit our mode of operation. We don't have a fancy porta-pottie, just a honey bucket, and so our Honey Bucket Console. Which I designed, but had a friend of mind make to match our cabinetry. http://i.imgur.com/3kceamNl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/w1eu6Kel.jpg http://i.imgur.com/ULccnJ1l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/zivY7Vul.jpg http://i.imgur.com/H0UfTcgl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/F51AaSVl.jpg Just had to share this with ya'all Thanks Black'95
garmp1 04/20/15 03:28pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
Tangled in cords

Some how or another we ended up with a gnarly mess of cords/chargers for all our electrical devices. Two cell phones, (and of course they take different chargers), GPS, MP3 player, MP3 dock, tablet, tablet keyboard, camera, laptop, hot spot, and Lord knows what other chargeable device she'll decide we NEED. How do you carry this mess of cords and devices so that you can easily tell which charger goes with which device. I was thinking of color coding each device along with their respective charging unit. That seems too complicated. Now I'm contemplating a separate bag/pouch for each device and their charges. (MP3 for example has 3+, Power port, AC, & USB, plus phono jacks for RV plug in usage) and then putting all pouches together in a larger tote or whatever. Any thought/ideas? Other than leaving half this behind, how do you handle your cords?
garmp1 04/14/15 09:59am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Where to camp on Michigan rivers ?

travelnutz: what a supper list. We plan, well are trying, to drive from St. Louis to the UP and camp along the way to and fro in July. Realize this is probably the most crowded time to try this, but you gotta take what you can. Any quick thoughts on which parks to avoid because of crowds? Another concern is we do require electric (medical reasons), but camp out of a B, so size is not a problem. Lake front would be nice, but not required. thanks
garmp1 04/13/15 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Knob Noster, MO State Park

garmp1 04/13/15 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: From central Fl. to Natchez

Natchez Trace SP, TN or Natchez SP, MS?
garmp1 04/03/15 02:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who caught what

I caught enough trout for the DW & I to have a good. meal and left the others for others to enjoy the thrill. Gotta love it!
garmp1 03/29/15 12:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Relatively Inexpensive but Good Food in Destin, FL?

x2 on the Back Porch and The Broken Egg is great for breakfast. But as stated before, Destin is a tourist town, no food is cheap!!! But good. Really good!
garmp1 03/23/15 03:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Must see in Michigan, Mackinaw & Great lakes area?

We'd like to make it to the UP in July-ish. We are B campers and basically need only elect. We'd like to stay at the Straits SP and further north. Any issues or problems with getting a site in that time frame? Any preferred state, COE or Federal parks in that area. And what must see (history, scenic, quaint, etc. Touristy type stuff without the neon lights nor T-shirt shops. Plus good local eateries and fish markets.)
garmp1 03/23/15 03:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for App where I can select miles per day.

Can't really find the "measure" app you mentioned. Found one called Maps Measure, is that it? Sounds different than your description. Do you have any more info, as developer, etc. I'm looking for such an app for android tablet. Thanks
garmp1 03/23/15 03:01pm Beginning RVing
RE: Big M Corp of Engineer Park Mo.

Have been there a couple of times for lunch at the dock, but never camped at the park. Maybe this will help: Big M Marina From what we saw, looks like a very nice park and to us the lower campground looked better although the view was not near the same. Didn't bother paying attention to hook-up, as we knew we weren't staying. Hope this helps. Lots to do in that area.
garmp1 03/18/15 03:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Apr 25 - Missouri State Dutch Oven Championship

Dang! What a shame. We have plans to be in that area about mid-May and don't have the latitude to make two trips and plans are already set. Any other future MODOG events planned? Are they posted anywhere? thanks
garmp1 03/16/15 03:23pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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