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Camp Ground Options

If you are looking for something different than state and commercial campgrounds check out hipcamp.com.
deadticket8 06/14/19 10:16pm Tent Camping
Summer is here!

Who is going tent camping and where? I am going to Grand Isle, VT on Lake Champlain for 5 days. Then I go to Rogers Rock on Lake George, NY for 10 days. I haven't back packed in a few years but I am going to do an overnight into Pharoh Lake Wilderness area in between tent sites.
deadticket8 06/14/19 10:10pm Tent Camping
RE: How to Set up a two person TENT.

wow like watching grass grow. I can put up my Instant Up by Coleman in 3 minutes. Its a tent I can walk around in! Car camping only, it's a beast that weighs about 15 lbs but an awesome tent! BTW did your troop have the Eureka Timberline tents? They were great tents but were tricky to set up the first time.
deadticket8 06/14/19 09:59pm Tent Camping

I am an Elks member and I recently camped at the Elks in Burlington, VT. Memorial Day weekend. I was surprised to be the only one there! Great location on the north side of town near many parks and quiet. Also Littleton, NH Elks has electric hookups for RVs. Rarely used.
deadticket8 05/28/19 12:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: National Park and National Forests Bummer

Great responses. And as to us rich seniors, I tent camp and now have an 8' cargo trailer I've made a few improvements to. I love to camp, love to travel and this works on a limited income. My KISS program(keep it simple stupid) allows me to enjoy restaurants and amenities of the area.
deadticket8 04/10/19 07:20pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Some Great tent Camping!

An alternate to campgrounds is a site called hipcamp. All kinds of accommodations, mostly on private property. They may have 2 sites or 20. They may or may not have showers, it may be on a working farm. Thier sites may be wooded or in a field. They may have live bands on the weekend. Everything under the sun, worth checking out!
deadticket8 04/09/19 05:03pm Tent Camping
RE: Some Great tent Camping!

The National Park and National Forests in many places are being managed by consessioneers. Some recognize the senior pass but this does not always mean 1/2 price. I got a 10% discount in the everglades this year, very dissapointing.And someone had occupied my site when I was gone for the day, in fact 2 other parties showed up at the office with the same complaint. Then I went to Ocala NF. Instead of free admission to the springs I had to pay. The campgrounds offered a generous discount and the two I stayed at I feel were well managed. But these prices are left up to the private managers. I feel that the senior card has lost value and will lose ground in the coming years.
deadticket8 04/08/19 08:43pm Tent Camping
RE: pickup bed tent

I used to sleep in my pickup occasionally, one nighters mostly. I bought an ARE topper that had a full back hatch. That is the tail gate was removed. I could open the whole hatch or just open the little glass door for personal entry. I loved that truck cap, wouldn't buy any other.
deadticket8 03/29/19 11:56am Tent Camping
Some Great tent Camping!

I jettisoned my pickup and travel trailer a few years back. I either tent camp or in my 8' cargo trailer. So my needs are less and needless to say I don't wish to pay $50- $75 a night. I am hoping we can share a few nice spots for us who need few amenities or perhaps none other than a place to rest. My first contribution shall be Rogers Rock Campground in Hague, NY on Lake George. This campground is on the north end of the lake and has a lot of shoreline although few campsites are on the water and these are generally booked months in advance in July and Aug. The sites are all dirt,well shaded, have a firepit and picnic table. There are limited hours for generators and people are generally considerate. There are boat moorings campers can rent, a boat launch and lots of room to stash car toppers(kayaks, canoes) near the water. The lake is surrounded by mountains. Hiking opportunities are endless in the area.It is a state campground listed under the DEC. Non residents are charged an extra $5/ night but still a bargain under $30 on a gorgeous lake.
deadticket8 03/29/19 11:45am Tent Camping
RE: Tent Camping Forum

I am 63. Got rid of rv, couldn't justify the pick up payments since I retired and don't have to boom out for work. I bought a small cargo trailer which I pull behind a Ford Edge. If I camp for a week or more I may set up a tent for a little more room. If not I have a bed, fridge, solar panels in/on the trailer. In the tent I like to sleep on an air mattress, makes all the difference at my age. I want to share a few nice spots I found to tent camp in FL. Ocala National Forest near any of the springs. Alexander Springs, Salt Springs and Juniper Springs. All have nice swimming areas with NO alligators! Hiking trails etc. Salt Springs had about 25 full hookups for walkups and more you can reserve. And about 50 tent sites!Nice shaded area. Another one I enjoyed which is much easier to book than the hookup sites is St Lucie South on the St Lucie River in Stuart. The few hookup sites are nearly impossible to reserve but there are 3 tent sites right on the water. Not much sought after. You park right across from site, Lots of boats and wildlife you can enjoy from your site. OK showers. Nice picnic areas and trails.
deadticket8 03/10/19 06:56pm Tent Camping
RE: New dual 6v's. Need some advice plz

Thanks much for the info. I may have to go that way at some point, but for now I ordered a Pro Logix 2320 charger. $89.97 According to specs will go on float at 14.3 volts. That should allow me to run refrigerator(110v) at night along with fan etc. Well see how it goes! Update: hooked up new charger and charged right up over 14 volts. Very happy! Thank you for educating me on trickle chargers.
deadticket8 03/09/19 03:41pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New dual 6v's. Need some advice plz

Thanks for the info, but I do not have an RV. I used to though. Now I have a cargo trailer with a solar setup. I am looking for a good charger that can be plugged into a 2000 watt portable generator when I am parked in the shade. Need something that will top off batteries not stop charging at 12.5 or there abouts.
deadticket8 03/08/19 01:09pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Searching for a summer campground

New England and Up state NY have tons of seasonal campgrounds. They shut down in winter so homesteaders aren't an issue. Won't get into particular camp grounds but its a heck of a lot cooler than NC!
deadticket8 03/07/19 07:59pm Family Camping
National Park and National Forests Bummer

I camp in National Forest Campgrounds around my home state and with my senior pass I get 1/2 price camping. To my surprise I got a measely 10% discount in the Everglades campground. Huh? It's under a contractor and they set their own rates. I came back from a day of exploring. Since I took my tiny camper I left items on the picnic table and an orange cone in the pullout as instructed. Got home at supper and my spot was occupied. At the checkin booth were 2 other parties that had the same problem. And try to find these darn websites if you try to reserve a site. Very difficult. Then I went up to Ocala National Forest. To enjoy the developed part of the parks we have to pay. These contractors didn't build them but our senior pass is no good there. Whats next? Anyone else run into this situation?
deadticket8 03/07/19 07:51pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Window AC to roof air , hare brained idea.

I remember living in vegas one year, my 13500BTU (drew 12 amps) barely kept my trailer, a 32' HR TT with slideout, cool some days. And I was afraid of tripping the main with a dog in the trailer all day. My next door neighbor was a "tin knocker" and built a little insulated house over his a/c. I bought a cheap 5000btu that drew 5 amps in my emergency window in the bedroom. Put a piece of styrofoam over to give it a bit of sun shield. It blew the roof top out of the water. Go for it!
deadticket8 03/07/19 07:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: New dual 6v's. Need some advice plz

I camp from a cargo trailer now with solar panels. When I charge my batteries from my solar panels they show a charge of up to 14.4 volts. But if I charge batteries off of a trickle charger the highest they get is 12.4. Any suggestions on a charger I can use in shady spots that will take it up? Ill be charging from a 2000w generator.
deadticket8 03/07/19 07:24pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Battery charging in Cargo trailer

I am driving a ford edge that has a 4 pin flat plug. I will google Anderson connector ( no idea what that is). Sounds warm since I do not wish to eliminate flat plug. If I ran a #10 how much should I fuse that for? And what will keep battery from overcharging?
deadticket8 09/06/18 12:04pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Battery charging in Cargo trailer

I camp out of a small cargo trailer. Currently have it set up on solar with 2 6 volt batteries. Long story short I am looking for someone with experience charging batteries off tow vehicle that is not set up with tow package. I have no inverter in trailer, this is not an rv. It would need to go from tow vehicle battery ? to trailer battery? Needs to be fused? Need some kind of charge controller so batteries do not overcharge? Thanks in advance for help.
deadticket8 09/06/18 10:32am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Looking for solar suggestions

I had a nice rack welded on with some 1 1/2" angle iron.It's a V nose so mounting on tongue wouldn't work but a good thought. He charged me $30, I was embarrassed and asked him to at least take $40. As soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will.
deadticket8 08/01/18 07:07pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Bangor, ME to Burlington, VT: US-2?

Don't know your destination but if going to NY I love riding the ferry from Grand Isle VT to north of Plattsburgh NY. They run constantly 24 hours and take large commercial vehicles and campers all the time. There are other ferry options such as Charlotte VT to essex NY. Also the Champlain Bridge, visitor center on other side on left, or you can pull into Crown Point Fort ruins on right. Watch your speed coming off bridge!
deadticket8 07/31/18 03:58pm Roads and Routes
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