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Old 06-26-2016, 06:10 PM   #11
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We have done it many of times with our motorhome pulling our trailer. we also had a jeep in the trailer so we could sort of help ourselves if needed, I would check the tide charts, go in at low tide not to far down the beach just past the area where you can camp, back in as far as possible, I mean as far
Then build a sand dam in front of our rig as best as possible when the tide comes up hope you are back far enough Thats half the fun , then break out the jeep and cruz
Great place to hang out never gets to hot. but with the overcast put on sunscreen.
If you do get stuck there are guys there in trucks just waiting for you $$$$$$$
I can assure you $20 won't do it, although there are some guys there that is what they do is take you out and pick you for a fee.
We would take pieces of 1/2" plywood cut in 2'x 8' strips and put them under our tires and that helps to get our if you need it, back in the day we were set up for sand would go to Pismo and Glamis quite often, always had that plywood in the trailer just in case.
Check the tide chart and go for it.

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Old 06-26-2016, 06:21 PM   #12
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Good luck. I watch the YouTube videos of people at Pizmo beach. Take a look could give you tips on what not to do. Seems like a lot of people do it. Make sure you let us know how the trip went. Its not the same, but I pull a 5ver on the beach (not Pizmo but NY). Airing down helps alot, when I go down to 14 lbs. I can go all over in 2wd. Only have an issue backing up in 2wd. Try not to turn when backing up, if you can avoid it.
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Old 06-26-2016, 06:58 PM   #13
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Ive been there and got stuck twice. A real madhouse the day I was there. We had been thereabout 15 years earlier and drove a 36 foot motor home on the hard pack sand and had no problems, but now its too busy. The sand is hard packed on the beach close to the water, but getting out there from the street and turning around is a sure axle depth tire spinning experience. Stay at a place close to the sand and drive your off road toys into the dunes, if that is what you are there to do. If you have a pick up with 4 wheel drive, it MIGHT be a different experience.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:15 PM   #14
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I've had one experience parking on the sand for a week, and I don't look forward to doing it again (although I'm sure we will)! With three teenagers and all the stuff, we ended up with sand EVERYWHERE! It's in every nook and cranny inside and out, in all our mats, rugs, chairs, sofa, etc. etc. That was in February and we're still trying to vacuum it all out. I guess that's just the price for having lots of fun.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:21 AM   #15
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If you're just looking for the beach experience but not planning to run quads or other sand machines you can camp on asphalt at the edge of the sand at Morro Strand State Beach north of Morro Bay and Seacliff State Beach up near Santa Cruz. Full hookups are available but apply EARLY for reservations.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:04 PM   #16
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Motorhome on the beach

Well we did it! Best camping trip in 40+ years of camping. Do it right and it's lots of fun. Not for those of you who love peace and quiet. More for the thrill of watching the kids and grand kids have a blast and play in the surf just steps away from camp. In mid Sep. the weather is perfect. I did a lot of research and made sure to bring all the stuff needed to air down tires and air them back up. I even installed a forward facing trailer hitch in the event I needed to be pulled forward. $70.00 and about 1.5 hours to install. It may come in handy if I need to maneuver my boat in a tight spot as well.

Any way if you like a little adventure give this a try. I would recommend as we did, go after school starts or before it gets out for the summer and get there during the week for a good spot near the water I don't think you can get a heave Motorhome too far into loose sand although I say some way back. check the tides and travel to and from during lower tide periods this allows people to drive around you while airing up or down tires, and there is plenty of hard packed sand. still new to this so not sure how to send pix?
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:41 AM   #17
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We camped in an RV on the sand many times at North Padre NS and some in OR state parks. Stayed on packed sand. However will not do it in my new camper because of the salt damage to the vehicle.

THAT is my immediate thought, the salt damage to every metal part in/on your MH. But, it's your call.


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Yes the salt and sand were well worth the experience. Nothing a little pressure washing and sop vac couldn't take care of. We are at the coast a lot because we live about 40 miles from it. with regular cleaning I'v had no signs of salt damage.
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Yes the salt and sand were well worth the experience. Nothing a little pressure washing and sop vac couldn't take care of. We are at the coast a lot because we live about 40 miles from it. with regular cleaning I'v had no signs of salt damage.

Do you spray the underside of your RV after beach camping, or is it seal coated anyway?
We live 1/2 mile from the beach, but as in all so. CA coastal towns, we have a lot of traffic. We aren't of the super rich to live with an ocean view from our house, so beach camping to go to sleep by the sound of the crashing surf is next best thing! Our little poodle love beach camping too, and it's fun to see them frolic and truly love their leash walks in the campground. We have an annual day pass and can take our MH down to the beach to spend a day relaxing. Haven't done that yet, but may still. That salt air really sticks. But, as the rig gets a little dirtier in the driveway, we may take it down to the beach.


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