Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
ryand's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Metro St. Louis Area
Posts: 1,193
NASCAR Camping No Hookups

Hi All,

Some friends of mine are intending to mooch off me to attend our first ever Nascar event at Kansas Speedway next month. We are all pretty excited about the trip and have 5 guys booked for Friday through Monday morning. I am concerned about a few things as there are no hookups at the site we are at…..I have a brand new battery along with a Yamaha 2400 generator for re charging. Plan on using the bathroom and shower sparingly….but with enough coolers full of beer anything can happen. Am I crazy???? What pointers can some of you give me about living off the grid with a bunch of drunk idiots?
__________________

__________________
2011 Coachmen Catalina 28DDS
2015 Ram Bighorn 2500 6.4L
http://www.ryandethrow.wordpress.com
Nights Camped 2016: 32
ryand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 01:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
trudinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,326
Two words: Blue boy. I think you may have an issue with the black tank unless there are bathrooms on site they can use. You really only "rent" beer. What goes in, must come out!
__________________

__________________
2012 Rockwood 8293RKSS
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cummins Turbodiesel 4x4; 2012 Ford Escape 4x4. 3 very pampered cats.
Days camped: 2011: 61; 2012: 66 Days; 2013: 69;2014: 68 2015: 90 Days camped 2016: 34
trudinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
Flagstaff 625D Popup
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Shiremanstown PA
Posts: 207
You say there are no hookups at your site. But is there water and a dump station close by ? If so, you will be fine with the genny.

If not, try to use porta-potties as much as you can. Use the camper toliet only if you have to. Once it's full you're done without a dump station.

Same with the greywater. Make sure you have plenty of propane for the fridge too.

Sounds like a good time, enjoy it.

Bean
__________________
bean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
racer30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 15
We go to New Hampshire every Sept, and it is dry camping there too.... the tracks usually are very well organized and have trucks driving throughout the camping area to pump out your tanks. If i remember correctly we paid $35 to have our tanks emptied on Sat afternoon. you will prob need extra fresh water to get you through too I take a couple extra water jugs to pour in and it gets us through but there is usually a truck selling fresh water as well.........
__________________
racer30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 02:41 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Rugged Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,098
You and your buddy's have a month to do some bladder control exercises. Five guys and several coolers of beer will result in excessive urinary output.
__________________
Terry/Bernadette
Lily the Yorkie
2015 Dodge Ram Sport 1500
2015 Crossroads Zinger ZT28BH
Rugged Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 17
We're going to Martinsville this week and Darlington Next month. Make sure you have a shower head that cuts water off and make sure the guys know you get wet and shut of water. Lather, then rinse. You will go through your water in 1 shower if you leave it running. Other than that you should be fine. If you require AC, make sure your Generator has enough juice and you have enough fuel to last the 4 days. I doubt a 2400 will run AC but should run everything else.
__________________
Ensminger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chatham, IL
Posts: 215
LOL-in answer to your question-yes you're crazy
__________________
jmswms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2012, 03:18 PM   #8
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
We only have three rules at fish camp when the boys and I take my trailer that can easily be used for NASCAR:

1) What happens at fish camp; stays at fish camp.
2) Anything your bring with you belongs to the fish camp.
3) You break it; you buy it (that's my special rule).
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 3
Kansas

We have a infield Rv spot for the upcoming Kansas race. Hoping everything works out so we can go for sure. First time camping in the infield! Camped at Chicagoland two years ago and it was a blast. There was a lot of port a potties and showers when we were there but used mostly the TT bathrooms and I believe we got it pumped out once and filled with water from the trucks.
Hope you have a blast.
__________________
neiks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 10:25 PM   #10
William
 
WEMig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: South Louisiana
Posts: 560
We attend Talladega in the infield twice a year. Talladega has independant contract trucks that suck your grey and black tanks out for a fee and fresh water trucks that fill your fresh water tank. At Talladega the fee is $25 dollars to dump and $25 dollars to fill you up. Make sure you bring enough gasoline to last you while you are there for your generator. It seems like every race I go to, I end up lending gas to neighbors.
__________________

__________________
2012 Crusader 320RLT
2011 F250 Lariat 6.7L
2016 (19 Nights Camped/1348 Miles)
2015 (38 Nights Camped/3560 Miles)
2014 (28 Nights Camped/1980 Miles)
2013 (30 Nights Camped/1411 Miles)
WEMig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.