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Old 05-15-2015, 11:26 AM   #11
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I'm not the most experienced camper on this forum, but I've never been to a campground that didn't sell firewood or have at least one local vendor nearby. Why would you haul firewood to a campground?
PS. In New York it's illegal to haul firewood more than 50 miles from its origin to prevent the spread of dutch elm and other diseases.
I'd spend more on firewood than the camping fee if I purchased wood. I typically haul something like hackberry that I can easily cut on our place- it's EVERYWHERE, particularly fence lines. And you don't have to worry about spreading things like the emerald ash borer if you use hackberry.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:11 PM   #12
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Cut this huge hackberry off a house last week. Tornado damage. Too far to haul home. But it looked good.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #13
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Truck manufacturers should consider a six door truck with three rows of seats. It makes sense for campers with extended families.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:52 PM   #14
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Truck manufacturers should consider a six door truck with three rows of seats. It makes sense for campers with extended families.
I agree. Maybe 2 regular rows with a third row similar to an extended cab seat? And a 5.5' bed.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:52 PM   #15
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Yeah, sewer hose needs to be in the bumper (as far downwind as possible, right!).
Firewood? Our entire state of Michigan is a quarantined area, so no worries about transporting. We just burn it all, or leave what we don't burn for the next guy. We have a huge Rubbermaid tote (longer than the standard size) that is just for this purpose. It's the only thing I carry in the back of the Mountaineer. After the camper is decoupled, I back up to the firepit and out it comes. If that's not enough wood, I buy more locally.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:30 PM   #16
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Truck manufacturers should consider a six door truck with three rows of seats. It makes sense for campers with extended families.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:25 PM   #17
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Rubbermaid containers, maybe? We're not allowed to transport firewood more than 10 miles in WI b/c of Emerald Ash Borers, so the wood is not a thing for us...but when we went from a pickup truck to an SUV, we instantly were confronted with ten things we needed the truck for!
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:39 PM   #18
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I went from SUV to truck. Just a word to the wise watch your tires. Many SUV's use regular car type tires and the softer suspension may seem "squirrely" when towing. Have fun and be safe.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #19
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X2 on the firewood in the totes placed into the camper. I do that with the pop up.

I would buy a sewer hose storage tube and install under the unit. Or you can fabricate one simply with PVC pipe or fence post.

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Old 05-15-2015, 10:50 PM   #20
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I installed a hitch receiver on the rear bumper and use a hitch carrier....works great for firewood or coolers etc.
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