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Group Camping Food Planning Question

Hi All, We love to camp with another family. Many years we do Thanksgiving in the Woods together. To help make it easy for us to share in the cooking for the rest of the weekend, we usually come up with a few dinner themes. It can be as simple as Mexican or Italian which helps us bring our own recipes that will likely work well together. Wondering what other people do to plan camp cooking with 2 or more families for a weekend. I would love your thoughts and ideas. Thanks.
the e-man 10/21/19 04:01pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Smoothie Recipes

Great conversation idea. Two of our favorite smoothies are berry smoothie and peanut butter banana smoothie. Berry Smoothie: 1/2-1 cup juice (orange or whatever is your favorite) 1/2 cup milk (whole preferred) 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt (Greek preferred) one frozen banana sliced into 1 inch pieces 2 cups frozen mixed berries 3 T honey 2 T chia seeds Directions for how we make the berry smoothie are on our on site: Berry Smoothie Recipe Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie: Three frozen bananas 2-4 cups mile (whole preferred) 4 T PBfit powdered peanut butter 2 T flax seed
the e-man 10/21/19 03:57pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Freshwater Hookup Port Question

Thanks again to everyone for the great ideas. After some experimenting, the suggestion that worked best for my situation was the sponge. I used a thick sponge like you would use for tiling, cut it out to the size of the port, and then cut a slit to accommodate the hose. Helpful conversations like that is why I like these forums. Regards.
the e-man 10/11/19 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Freshwater Hookup Port Question

Thanks for the answers so far. Bob213 said "Replace existing port with a deck plate thru floor that you can cover when not in use." I appreciate the idea. Just to clarify, the port has a flip up plate that covers the hole when not in use. When I put anything through the port - like a hose or cable tv cord - the plate is in the open position and there is a significant gap around the hose & cable. It seems like a bad idea to have an open hole in the floor leading into the storage compartment. Thanks Yosemite Sam1 for the steel wool idea. Sounds promising. Any additional recommendations?
the e-man 10/07/19 01:55pm General RVing Issues
Freshwater Hookup Port Question

Hi All, After getting a new camper last spring, I had to think of a different way to hook up my freshwater hose. The new camper had a universal docking station. That meant I had to run a hose up through a port in the RV floor to hook it up inside a storage compartment. I couldn't seem to get the hose tight enough and had a drip. I think I have solved that. I used one of the flexible hose couplings that come with a water filter and put that in between the hookup and the hose. I also added a few other things like a quick connect and a better water hose. I did a writeup of all the parts I use to hookup my freshwater hose at drinking water hose connections Wondering what people do to plug the port in the floor. I would prefer not to have mice, ants or other pests come into the camper through that hole. So far, I have just been stuffing a rag in around the hose. Anyone have a better solution? Thanks
the e-man 10/07/19 12:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Water hook up

I have the same problem. And water leaking inside an rv storage compartment is not a good thing. I looked at the Camco elbow. On the front of the package it says TastePURE. But on the back, it says warning: this item contains chemicals including lead known to cause cancer and birth defects. Wash hands after handling. Has anyone found a drinking water safe hose elbow and quick connect? Thanks.
the e-man 09/16/19 01:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need an Overnight stop off I-95 near Walterboro SC

One more question. Do you know where you plan to stay on the return trip? We like using Fayetteville RV Resort in Wade NC on our return from The Fort. It’s a good day’s drive, easy to access from the interstate, and well maintained. Hope you have a great trip.
the e-man 09/11/19 07:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need an Overnight stop off I-95 near Walterboro SC

Two options you could consider for your Disney road trip stop over. If you don’t need hookups, There is a Flying J in St George. It’s just a bit North of Walterboro. If you can go a bit farther, we have used the KOA Savannah South in Richmond Hill GA and it worked well. For us, it’s a long drive to The Fort from Virginia. I like to make the first day a bit longer so we can get there a bit earlier on day two. When we get an early enough start, have gone as far as Daytona which sets the next day up to be an easier one.
the e-man 09/11/19 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations for RV Park near Helen,GA

One good option near Helen GA is Don Carter State Park. It’s about 20 miles away but it is a nice park and relatively new. Long & level sites. I did a short review at Don Carter Review
the e-man 09/08/19 08:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Traveling with glass

Hi all, Many of the kitchen supplies we use at home come in glass containers. Think salsa, spaghetti sauce, and wine. I have found some substitutes we use for camping like spaghetti sauce in a can. But some things I haven’t been able to find in anything but glass. Do you bring any glass items in your RV/camper? If so, how do you ensure it doesn’t break while on the road? For example, do you have a special wine bottle storage container? Thanks.
the e-man 09/06/19 08:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Hurricane advise?

If tropical storm or hurricane force winds are expected, would putting the stabilizers down make any difference? Thanks.
the e-man 09/05/19 08:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: Removing debris from slide out

I am also new to having a slide. I don’t yet have a slide topper. What I’ve been doing is to climb the ladder on the back of the camper, then clear off the top of the slide using a broom. Our last camper didn’t have a slide or ladder. To get on the roof, I used a Little Giant ladder. Still bring it along because there are times when a ladder comes in handy. For example, you might find it handy if there is a problem with your awning.
the e-man 08/26/19 02:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: New to Travel Trailers. What to look for?

Thanks so much everyone! That’s very helpful. My tow vehicle is a 2014 Ford F-350 LB CC 6.7. I was wanting the quad bunks because I have 3 youngsters 5,4 and 2 along with my wife and I. Are there brands I should stay away from? Makes sense. Kids at that age will probably love having bunks and a separate bunkhouse play area. There have been many discussions on which brands to buy or avoid on this forum. There are a few people who are passionate about their brand. In the end, the advice usually is that many manufacturers produce similar products. Find a floor plan that you like. Check that floor plan out from several companies. That’s easiest to do at an rv show. Find one at your price point and from a dealer you like. You’ll probably have to go back to the dealer for service at least once, so having them somewhat close is good.
the e-man 08/12/19 05:34am Travel Trailers
RE: New to Travel Trailers. What to look for?

Thanks so much everyone! That’s very helpful. My tow vehicle is a 2014 Ford F-350 LB CC 6.7. I was wanting the quad bunks because I have 3 youngsters 5,4 and 2 along with my wife and I. Are there brands I should stay away from? Makes sense. Kids at that age will probably love having bunks and a separate bunkhouse play area. There have been many discussions on which brands to buy or avoid on this forum. There are a few people who are passionate about their brand. In the end, the advice usually is that many manufacturers produce similar products. Find a floor plan that you like. Check that floor plan out from several companies. That’s easiest to do at an rv show. Find one at your price point and from a dealer you like. You’ll probably have to go back to the dealer for service at least once, so having them somewhat close is good.
the e-man 08/12/19 05:29am Travel Trailers
RE: New to Travel Trailers. What to look for?

Welcome to the world of camping trailers. I'm sure you'll have fun. It can take some time to find the right unit, so its good you are giving yourself plenty of time. We started with a Jaco 26BH. I wanted something simple and this fit the bill. No slides. Great space for a family of four. As the kids got older and we added a dog, it became a bit too small. Now we have a Grand Design Transcend 28MKS which has a large slide. Everyone is enjoying the extra space. You mention wanting a quad bunk camper. Is there a reason you need four bunks? Most units like this have single bunks. Some might find them comfortable. My kids outgrew them around age 12 or 13. I was reluctant to move away from having bunk beds but in our new camper, we have a fold out couch and a dinette that makes into a bed. It is working better than I expected. Shopping for campers at RV shows and dealers can be a lot of fun. There are a few things I found during last round of camper shopping. I put a few notes of things to look out for on my blog at: https://traveltrailsail.com/seven-rv-shopping-warning-signs/ Good luck and enjoy.
the e-man 08/11/19 03:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: What do you folks think of aluminum sided trailers?

That’s a nice unit. Aluminum siding is fine. It worked well enough on our first camper that we recently bought a Transcend. Take a look at the Grand Design Imagine as a comparison with similar quality but with fiberglass siding. The Transcend is very similar, mostly the same appliances and features, but at a significantly lower price point.
the e-man 02/16/19 09:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Finding the right trailer for a couple

Like others have said, look at many units to see what might be a fit for you. For just a couple, consider models that have RB, RK, or RL in their name. That would be rear bath, rear kitchen, and rear living. After a year of research, we decided to get a Grand Design Transcend 28MKS. It has a rear kitchen, L-shaped sitting area with a couch, theater seats, and a dining area. The bath is in the middle and there is a queen bed in front. It suits us as it is optimized for a couple but allows us to have company inside on a cold or rainy day. We looked at smaller units and I really wanted to stay less than 30 feet overall. However, we found that most had only a camper queen size bed. Many had a u-shaped dinettes, which many people find to be too small for adults. And most had very limited storage for our kitchen items. After having a Jayco 26BH, moving to a unit with a slide meant losing a lot of storage compared to one with no slide. What suits you will likely be different. the e-man
the e-man 02/10/19 01:24pm Travel Trailers
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