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Old 06-03-2015, 08:58 PM   #1
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Anyone Tow their camper on the beach?

I primarily camp on Long Island beaches. You need 4x4 TV to get out there. When I was younger my parents took us camping on the beach every weekend during the summer. Now I get to do it for my son. I was looking for some tips or advice, from anyone that has expirience with beach camping. Anything from tips for driving on the beach to must haves in the camper. Thanks
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:09 PM   #2
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No experience but that looks like fun. Right on!
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:22 PM   #3
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I havnt but a bunch of co-workers always pull out on montauk.
Is that montauk? Nice setup too must pull nice!
I guess ill try it one day, only have reg sites booked this year
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thanks, it pulls really nice. I'm somewhat high on the front of the camper. Still trying to get it to tow level. I just dropped it off today at Shinnecock East in Southampton, going to go back on Friday for the weekend. They make you reserve 4 night minimum, that's why I had to drop it off today. We love Montauk, we have some weekends reserved there also.
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Old 06-04-2015, 04:09 PM   #5
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Beach camping

We camp at pismo beach in California often. A few must haves are a tow strap and air compressor. You will need to air your tires on the tv to between 15 and 25 psi. I usually air down the fifth wheel to about 30 psi.
The tow strap is needed when you need a tug from your friend and the compressor to air before driving on pavement. We also check the tide tables so we are at the edge of surf at high tide.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:55 PM   #6
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Here in Nova Scotia Canada they "frown" on driving automobiles on the beach....."POLLUTION"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:16 PM   #7
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Yes I have camped on the beach, yes I have been towed and there are three very important things about driving on the beach:
1. Air down those tires
2. Air down those tires
3. Air down those tires
and have a good air compressor to air them back up. The air compressors that plug into your power port or lighter plug will take for ever, buy a good one. JH
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I did get a good compressor. On more than one occasion while towing my 5er, I had these little cars cut me off thinking I can just jam on the brakes. I got a viar on board air system and two of the big trucker air horns. It fills up the tires no problem. I have an air chuck mounted by the passenger side door. Now I can let them know when I'm not happy....lol
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Quick update. Had a great weekend. Aired the truck down to 12 lbs. and the trailer to 17 lbs. and left the beach with no problem, even pulling up the cut through the dunes.
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Quick update. Had a great weekend. Aired the truck down to 12 lbs. and the trailer to 17 lbs. and left the beach with no problem, even pulling up the cut through the dunes.
Looks great! As im sitting in mine on the side of my house having a cold one wishing i was there!
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