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Posted: 11/25/20 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many have had thanksgiving in a truck camper including cooking the meal?

I have in a 10ft TC on a 3/4 ton Ford with the wife/kid and a dog..Went fishing at a mountain lake called Lost lake, then went down to the Salmon river for thanksgiving out of the snow..We cooked a big chicken because the oven was to small for a turkey..Stuffing and all the goodies..Twas a bunch of fun watching the jet boats tackle the rapids.


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Posted: 11/25/20 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had it quite a few times in the desert, in a 21' toyhauler, with 8 people and several dogs. Granted, the bird wasn't cooked inside (deep fried), but everything else was.


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As a kid, my family of 5 would often have Thanksgiving and Christmas in the truck camper tucked away some place in the Appalachian Mtns of NC..

One Christmas eve we were caught by an early snow in the Smokys so most campgrounds were closed. We wandered down this backroad looking for a place to pull off to the side when were blocked by a gate. Just as we were about to turn around, the ranger came out of his house and asked if he could help. My father explained the situation and the ranger just smiled and said follow me. He opened up the gate, drove about another mile where he pulled into an old church parking lot. He walked over to the church to make sure the door was unlocked. He smiled at us and simply said "The church is unlocked, plenty of firewood by fireplace, just make sure to close the door when you leave. The gate will be closed but I'll leave it unlocked so you can leave at your leisure in a couple of days." Then he climbed in the truck and shouted "Merry Christmas" as he drove away. We didn't use the church as we were kept warm in the camper. Next day turned out to be sunny and mild so the snow was gone almost by the time we woke up. Us 3 kids had fun chasing the "cat" with a white and black stripe down it's back across the field. Some of you on here probably have gone by the church as it is the one in Cataloochee of the Great Smoky Nation Park.


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We had thanksgiving in our camper a few years ago. Thought it would be fun to go to Detroit Lake campground on thanksgiving. Cooked two game hens in our propane oven so we each had our own "Turkey".
Weather was cool with intermittent showers. Would do it again but not this year, don't know if the campground is even open after the fires this summer.

Update on Detroit Lake;
Park is closed while staff repair damage from the Lionshead Fire. All reservations will be canceled and fees refunded for the duration of the closure.

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Oregun wrote:

We had thanksgiving in our camper a few years ago. Thought it would be fun to go to Detroit Lake campground on thanksgiving. Cooked two game hens in our propane oven so we each had our own "Turkey".
Weather was cool with intermittent showers. Would do it again but not this year, don't know if the campground is even open after the fires this summer.

We are Hosting this year, in the past host got together for a potluck Thanksgiving, and did have one turkey cooker. This year no gatherings so we are also doing the Gam Hen thing.


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Posted: 11/25/20 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One Thanksgiving, we drove all day and had Bojangles chicken for dinner parked at a truck stop. That's the closest we had to a holiday feast in our camper.


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Several times for Christmas but never Thanksgiving.

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If this counts, then yes. We’ve done it! [emoticon]

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NRALIFR wrote:

If this counts, then yes. We’ve done it! [emoticon]

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I'm not even that close.

I've never even lit the oven in my current camper.
Come to think about it, never in my previous camper either.


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It's a bit of a stretch but we've had gatherings at Thanksgiving with fellow RVer's and it was there we saw our first truck camper with slides. It was a Chalet and the owners remarked it has everything our 5th wheel had.
We've prepared side dishes and desserts but never a turkey.
Being in N Ca., there is a lot of anticipation for crab season to open during this time so it's common to have this in addition to turkey.
Sorry we can't contribute to any actual prepared turkey stories but I couldn't help but comment to the topic. The interesting thing was every family we gathered with had met and become friends through RV.net


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