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Old 05-25-2019, 10:25 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone else walks the campground looking at how others do things or how their rigs are set up. Seeing how others do things usually intrigues me. However today I was amazed with how many people cram into tents and small trailer saw many of campsite with 10-15 people one or two tents . Usually itís something mechanical or so simple why didnít I think of it. Today sure volume of people in one tent or two or small trailer and tent
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Yup. We walk the campsite to see the other rigs and to see how others camp.

It is Memorial Day weekend with lots of families camping. Our schools are out for summer vacation and I was wondering where everyone went. The stores seem to be deserted in our neighborhood.
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Saw a really cool cabin tent last year that they fabricated a very professional looking setup with a 110V window A/C unit attached to side of the tent.
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Camping is like an ever-changing RV show. I love looking at what pulls in and out of the campground, talking to people about where they're from and are going and also love watching people attempt to back into their sites. Think of a couple at a boat launch

It is fun to see how different trucks and trailers work. I'm always intrigued with some of the smaller units and how people camp efficiently with them. Its fun for sure.
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We always walk around the campground to look at all the rigs.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:31 AM   #6
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Yup. We walk the campsite to see the other rigs and to see how others camp.



It is Memorial Day weekend with lots of families camping. Our schools are out for summer vacation and I was wondering where everyone went. The stores seem to be deserted in our neighborhood.


Yes when my wife said our campground was nearly full I didnít believe her. Never seen the park at half capacity even on past Memorial Day but is officially full. Drove 130 miles set up camp looking at campsite next to ours count 18 people. Mostly adults one waves I wave back then realize he is former student, graduated 3 years ago his parents there as well. Then I see two current students in the group as well. 18 more than I would have seen had I stayed and worked around house. Many campsite have three plus cars and loads of people
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also love watching people attempt to back into their sites. Think of a couple at a boat launch


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I have been on both sides of that before. Saw a guy at South Llano State Park take over an hour trying to back his 42í ( it looked about as long as mine) 5th wheel into his site. Both the trailer and truck had paper tags ( found out next morning bought the truck 4 days earlier and the trailer the morning of the trip just transferred supplies from his trade to new ) We all moved our trucks and offered assistants. His problem was the way he was facing in order to avoid hitting tree limbs with new trl he had to wait before cutting hard to make trl straight. Which resulted in the front driver fender going deep into a bush. We suggested he just enter the loop from the other direction eliminating both obstacles and offered to block road from traffic but in the end he sacrificed the trl and truck getting it in. We gave gave him a cold one for his perseverance.

As for my experience wife booked a campground in Illinois on the Mississippi. I was sweating bullets even before I hit the site narrow streets tight corners and cars parked in all the wrong spots. Find our spot. I know right away that between the parked truck and golf carts I canít back the way I want. I decide my plan of action let the wife out. People outside have already stood up turned their lawn chairs to face the action. By the time I position truck and trailer for backing several golf carts have shown up and parked as well. One gentleman even left his chair and pulled the post that had the site number on it. I was definitely feeling the pressure as the wife took her normal spot right in the of the trl and no I donít have a backup camera on the trailer. That said with lots of luck and help from above. I was able to hit it first time. I really feel like I disappointed a lot people that day
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