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RE: campgrounds in destin or pensacola fl

Good luck to you. We've been wanting to go to Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island (COE Park) for quite a while and finally the other day an opening/cancellation opened for 4 days in May and we jumper on it. Many people now a days make their reservation for the up coming year as they are leaving the park. As I always say, " Dang all those retired Baby Boomers and their RVs taking up all our camping spaces. Oh, wait I are one!"
garmp 02/01/20 03:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which RV is right for you QUIZ

Mine came back as a TC also, which is not even close to our wants. Are they selling Truck Campers?
garmp 02/01/20 03:07pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Need help with Tims Ford SP

Thanks for the great advice. We'll pick up our new RV in Elkhart and take the maiden voyage down to Buffalo Trace Distillery for a bottle of their Bourbon Cream and a tour. (The best!!!) Then to Tims Ford for a couple of nights and a tour of Jack Daniels. Meander our way into Arkansas back up through Missouri to St. Louis, home. The George Dickel tour sounds awfully tempting, just have to talk the DW into it. I was just terribly confused when I red about Fairview Campground and then Fairview Devil Step Campground only to find out they are one in the same. A bit confused about the "Seasonal" sites at Fairview. Are open to the public or totally reserved? The Fairview loop doesn't seem to have many available in our time slot. Oh well just gott hope! thanks again.
garmp 01/29/20 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Things to do in Biloxi/Gulfport MS

Go west along the beach to visit Waveland, the town where Katrina came ashore. Nice places to eat and a great little museum about what little was left after Katrina hit. Buchanan State Park is just a few miles west of town, we stayed May of 2018 for several days. Stennis is really worth seeing also as mentioned above. According to what I can find Buchanan State Park is in PA and google maps show no town of Stennis in LA. Did you mean Stennis, MS? And was it Buccaneer State Park, Mississippi?
garmp 01/29/20 03:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just 13 threads

solismaris: I have to disagree about the lumping of categories. I don't care to read about a toy hauler with ramp issues when I drive a Class B. Couldn't care less about the best tent when I drive a Class A. ETC, etc. IMHO the divisions are great for narrowing down the information I would be interested/knowledgeable in. Looking for help or offering advice. But that's just me.
garmp 01/29/20 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Texas Hill Country Ideas

If you're near Fredericksburg take the Willow City Loop to see the wild flowers, if they're still in bloom. We hit the loop about the same time last year and was totally blown away. Then trek on to Lukenbach!!! It's a must. I'm not a big country & western fan, but this place is worth seeing, and it's free, unless you drink beer & buy souvenirs.
garmp 01/28/20 03:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need help with Tims Ford SP

Planning to go to Tims Ford State Park early to mid April. From what I have read Fairview campground is the better of the two campgrounds. This gives me several questions that I need help with. While researching I found vague info on Fairview campground and also Fairview Devils Step campground. Google maps show them about a half a mile apart, but shows no roads/entrance to Devil Steps. Nor campground. Nowhere can I find a site for reservations for Devil Steps. They gotta be the same, aren't they. Also if I arrive at Fairview CG for a night without reservations, do I have to go to the main campground to register? This isn't supposed to be this hard!
garmp 01/28/20 03:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Things to do in Biloxi/Gulfport MS

Not knowing where you are staying in the area, but Davis Bayou Campground, which is part of Gulf Islands National Seashore is a real nice COE campground. Just east of Biloxi 10 or so miles. And for food – in Bay St. Louis, is The Blind Tiger. If you're a burger fan, it is THE best. Family friendly bar & grill type place that can't be beat!!!
garmp 01/27/20 03:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beach Stop When Travelling from WI to Orlando

If you're thinking of Gulf State Park in Alabama best check early and often for a site. Two years ago we were there and it seems most people that camped there stop on their way out and make their reservations for the coming year. VERY popular park. FYI
garmp 01/26/20 02:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: good Sam VS AARP.

I don't belong to ARRP.I am a Good Sam Life Member but I joined many years ago.Not sure I would do it again today. We rarely use private campgrounds anymore so the discount means nothing to us. We get 50% off Federal Campgrounds with the Senior Pass and state and county parks are generally cheaper than private parks. Plus they are usually more scenic and provide more room between sites.We had a nice large site right on Lewisville Lake near Ft Worth. Regular price was $38 for water and electric. With Senior Pass it was $19. So if you are looking to save money,there is where you should look. Couldn't agree more, other than the fact we are not GS members, but a disabled Vet that can use FamCamps and am very appreciative of the fact that we can. Commercial parks just aren't for us. unless maybe for a night over or so.
garmp 01/26/20 02:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: A visit from Huge

Nice one!
garmp 01/25/20 03:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Camping Lights

Not meaning to add fuel to the fire, but many of the parks where we stay have lights, street lights if your will, that come on at night. That's the one thing we try to avoid. Why drive miles to a park to be lit up at night as though you were in the city? We will purposely avoid a great site if it directly under a light. But that's us.
garmp 01/22/20 03:32pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

As only been RVing the last couple of years and coming from a long history of camping, I wish to tell you that there is a world of difference between camping and Rving. Trust me! Years ago, whether we camped out of a tent or a van, 90% of our time was outdoors. Cooking, eating, sitting, walking, fishing, what ever, we were outside. That is camping!!! That's why there was more socializing. Who can resist walking past a campsite with bacon cooking on the open fire and not making a comment? A conversation is born. That's camping! Same goes for a pot roast in a dutch oven and the aroma whiffing about all day! That's camping! Today we are RVers, primarily due to age and ailments and have to admit that we spend more time in the coach than wanted. But still get out to enjoy our great country! Campers are outside sitting at the picnic tables enjoying the outdoors and are socializing while too many RVers emerge only to adjust their satellite dish. But that's just my take on it.
garmp 01/22/20 03:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: THOR Motor Coach

the water heater is under ketchin cabnets with no axes panel to get at the buy pass valves. pieces falling off and comming loose all the time. i can go on but thats my problem. so dont tell me thor is ok Guess I have to agree!?!
garmp 01/22/20 02:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Problems with Apple Mac Book Pro

Try posting that here. Great help and info site.
garmp 01/20/20 03:34pm Technology Corner
RE: Camping Lights

As for the rest of outside lighting usually the only thing used is an old fashioned kerosene type lantern on the table or hanging somewhere. Amazing how well you can see once eyes adapt to available light. You got it! We really like the warm glow of a kerosene lantern. Enough light to see, but not obnoxious enough to light up the entire campsite. Just reminds you of the good old days.
garmp 01/20/20 03:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping Lights

Too many people either don't care about their neighbors or simply don't think about the effect of their actions on other people. Its obnoxious... X2
garmp 01/19/20 02:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Candied Bacon Brittle

garmp 01/18/20 03:24pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Where, oh where to go

If in the Branson area drop south by a dozen or so mile to The Top of The Rock, no camping, but an interesting place to see. Next would be Big Cedar Lodge, lodging but no camping, then comes Dogwood Canyon. Another worthwhile sight to see, but no camping. ( All three of these owned by Johnny Morris of Bass Pro. From there another interesting place is the Golden Pioneer Museum in Golden, MO. Looks like a barn/metal shed, but contains a vast collection that we found interesting. From lunchboxes to Indian artifacts, dinner ware to dolls. Well worth the free admission (donations accepted). Down the road apiece from there is the Office Pub & Steakhouse, Eagle Rock, MO. Some of the best fried chicken ever. Not far from there is Roaring River State Park and finally a campsite! A beautiful park, especially loop 1 or 2 (our favorites). It's a trout fishing park. Just a jump from there to Eureka Springs, AR, which is a small town worth visiting. A little long, but hope it helps.
garmp 01/18/20 03:12pm General RVing Issues
RE: THOR Motor Coach

Anyone have experience, good or bad with THOR Class C Motor Homes. Currently looking at many different Brands, and Thor just happens to have a floor plan the wife likes. I have no experience with this manufacturer.. Depending on what floor plan, over all length and other factors you want is the key. As is the chassis, Ford, Chevy, etc is also an important factor. Like any other manufacturer there are good and bad reviews. We looked at Thor before deciding on our Phoenix Cruiser. A.) we wanted a Ford. B.) A floor plan of our liking. C.) a quality product form a reputable company, D.) the length we thought we could handle for drivability and livability (comfort space). Phoenix Cruiser had far many more positive reviews and virtually zero negative ones vs Thor and to many discontented owners. This is my opinion, for what it's worth. Check them out. They are fully customizable versus buying off the rack type of sale.
garmp 01/18/20 02:41pm Class C Motorhomes
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