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Old 01-25-2013, 11:20 PM   #21
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When you say background...do you mean you worked for the State Parks...or do you mean you generally camp at State Parks?
Tent camped for 20 years before becoming a RVer. Sadly, my rig is too big for my favorite campground.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:43 PM   #22
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Has to be my Keurig coffee maker, nothing like my favorite Newman's blend first thing in the morning. Next would be the BBQ grill for the evening meals.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:46 PM   #23
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Tent camped for 20 years before becoming a RVer. Sadly, my rig is too big for my favorite campground.
Thats too bad. I see you still camped in a popup last year. Take that thing back to that campground! Which campground is it?

I am changing over from a popup to a hybrid and hope that doesnt happen to me. I'm actually hoping to do some boondocking this summer.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:45 AM   #24
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We use our Ice maker more than anything else, We keep a cooler outside and keep dumping ice in it and also have plenty for our cocktails. The next thing would be our folding coffee table.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:49 AM   #25
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Wish MN State Parks were so tolerant of down and dead wood as they are in PA. Doesnt work that way here. You are not allowed to gather up firewood in State Parks. You are in State Forests but they are managed by the State Parks and I've had workers attempt to shut me down using State Park rules. They are only able to show State Park rules but I am well versed in State Forest rules. National Forests generally are more tolerant of gathering up firewood but Park staff in MN were the ones that tried to dissuade me from gathering and wondered why I didnt just buy wood. I was told by one staff worker that I had better not "fill my truck" or they will shut me down. I let them know that I didnt have a big truck and I was only staying for three nights at the campground! I'm not aware of private campground rules in MN as I dont stay at any. I stay at National Forest campgrounds frequently in Wyoming and they are the absolute best when it comes to gathering up dead and down wood.

When you say background...do you mean you worked for the State Parks...or do you mean you generally camp at State Parks?
Wow,

The provincial parks here in Sask have staff that collect all the wood and cut it to proper length. There are a few compounds in each campground and you just drive into them and pick what you need.
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I guess my favorite is--------------

I guess my favorite is, aside from the grill, Boliy Generator, remote control is my little "STOW-A-BIKE" from amazon.com. You see my TV has a 6'5" bed and no room for a bike. So the little folding, six speed bike is a neat little trick for stowing in the lower stowage compartment of the 5 VER
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #27
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Movie Projector..We can play any movies or on the side of the camper in huge size. Great way to meet others in the campground.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:34 AM   #28
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Our outdoor propane fireplace. Can be used during a no burn season.
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Our outdoor propane fireplace. Can be used during a no burn season.
I do like my "Little Red Campfire", as Caper pointed out, that can be used during burn bans. It's just not the same without an outside fire going.
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Movie Projector..We can play any movies or on the side of the camper in huge size. Great way to meet others in the campground.
We do the same thing. Our Epson Moviemate was the greatest purchase ever. It's capable of producing a 30' picture with amazing clarity. We use it at home by the pool all summer and have a portable screen for camping. The kids take the Xbox Kinect camping and it's hilarious to watch on a big screen. Always draws a crowd.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:27 AM   #31
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Our outdoor propane fireplace. Can be used during a no burn season.
A guy camping next to us one time had one, and was told he had to extinguish the flame. Their ruling during a no-burn was "no open flame". If they could see a flame it wasn't allowed. I thought it was a bit much, but the guy complied. Only saw it happen one time though.
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Our jiffypop popcorn holder. No more bending over the fire trying to shake that thing and burning your hands or eyebrows. Its about as hard to find as the jiffypop popcorn is. Happen to come across for $5 at a state park store and snatched it up.. One of the best investments we ever made!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:53 AM   #33
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I know I am spoiled, but I have to have my satellite, and my tailgate grill. I just ordered parts to rebuild the burners, and a new wheel for it. This is my first spring project.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #34
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Got a Emerson portable ice maker for this past Christmas. Can't wait to give it a try, as others have posted, tired of daily trips to the store for ice that doesn't last long either.
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Its about as hard to find as the jiffypop popcorn is.
I have bought jiffy pop at our local Target several times. Don't know if they carry it at all their stores. They had it in their dollar sale bins one time, as you enter the store.... and boy, did I stock up in it.
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:41 PM   #36
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Thats too bad. I see you still camped in a popup last year. Take that thing back to that campground! Which campground is it?

I am changing over from a popup to a hybrid and hope that doesnt happen to me. I'm actually hoping to do some boondocking this summer.
I knew what I was in for when I got this rig. At 42', I'm limited to mostly RV Parks. We're more travelers than campers, so it works for us.

I sold the pop-up to my step bro. Hopefully we can talk him into going a one or two and crash with him! But, I'll tent it back there. My dad and I have twice yearly camping trips there that we have been doing for 25+ years. It'll actually be nice getting back to the "simplicity" of tenting.

The park is Pine Grove Furnace State Park. I've always thought it was a beautiful park and, well, the sentimental-ness of our yearly camping trip is hard to beat!
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I have bought jiffy pop at our local Target several times. Don't know if they carry it at all their stores. They had it in their dollar sale bins one time, as you enter the store.... and boy, did I stock up in it.

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Seen this on amazon too. We got ours about 5 years ago. It's the same one Lol. Amazon seems to have everything nowadays. I love it! Sometimes we can find the jiffy pop at our local Walmart. I definitely stocked up when we do. Usually buy enough for 3-4 months worth of camping. I have to laugh when our non-camping friends come over. They are usually like "why do you have so much jiffy pop?" If they only understood! .
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The outside kitchen and ice maker had to me the best 2 items
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