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  1. Oak Plantation Campground

    We've stayed at Oak Plantation a few times and liked it. It's convenient to stuff in the Charleston area. Only problem I recall is trying to make a left turn out of the park at certain times of the day. Sites we have been on were roomy and worked well for us. I would stay there again. Lots of folks like James Island County park. We have not stayed there but the time or two we rode through there it seemed pretty crowded, particularly in summer with the other attractions in the park open. Some of my family members have been there and really like it though.
  2. RV Park In Gulf Shores AL

    Ho Hum RV Park.. just East of Carrabelle.
  3. RV Park In Gulf Shores AL

    We have been to Carrabelle a couple of times previously. We like Ho Hum just east of Carrabelle. Small, quiet, no kids. And, plenty of good oysters near by!
  4. RV Park In Gulf Shores AL

    With the unknown's about the festival, and us wanting some peace and quiet, we decided to move east... way east.. like Carrabelle FL! Seems like it's always quiet there.
  5. RV Park In Gulf Shores AL

    Yes but thanks for the reminder. Thats one reason I'm so concerned about the crowds, wondering if the SP beach parking area will be full with concert goers. One of the maps I saw looked like the SP beach parking lot is one of the shuttle stops.
  6. Campers Grading Campgrounds @ RV Park Reviews

    RV Park Reviews is a staple with my travel planning too. I often have 3 tabs open on the internet at the same time... RV Park Reviews map view, Passport America, and google maps!
  7. RV Park In Gulf Shores AL

    Waking this thread back up...we are scheduled at Gulf State Park the end of May. I found out there's a big music festival - Hangout Fest - at that time. Will the place be over run with folks then or should we still be able to enjoy the beach?
  8. Mt. Desert Island, Maine/Acadia NP CG

    We stayed at Bar Harbor Campground a couple of years ago and would consider it again. They do not take reservations, but we got there shortly after noon and didn't have a problem finding a spot. We took a pull through in the part of the cg near the office area, but there were openings out on the front facing the ocean. It's close to the national park, and there's a pretty good lobster pound right across the road!
  9. Best Campground Near Charleston SC

    Agree with Jim on Oak Plantation. We have always stayed there and like it. Lots of folks like James Island County Park but we have not stayed there yet. We do plan to try it though, as it is close to some friends of ours that live in Folly Beach.
  10. Trip To The Keys In October

    You'll be missing quite a treat! The 7 mile bridge is usually the highlight of the drive. Makes us feel like we have finally arrived! Such a beautiful view, I wouldn't want to miss it at all.
  11. Operating Slides Without Running Engine

    Amen to that! With my previous Bounder I usually had the engine running while extending/retracting the slides since that's what Fleetwood said. And it seems kind of natural when arriving or leaving a campsite to do it that way. If I was at home with 50amp shore power connected I may not start the engine. Now though, our new to us HR Endeavor DP is completely backward from the instructions for the Bounder...engine off when operating the slides. Additionally the Bounder specified to always deploy leveling jacks before operating the slides. The HR specifically says to deploy slides, dump air, then level. I'll get used to it eventually!
  12. Diesel Motorhome MPG-- Honest Answers Please

    Been reading this one as I am currently scheduled to take delivery of a new to us '08 HR Endeavor w/ 400HP ISL 8.9 next week. My gas Bounder has consistently averaged 7.00 MPG towing or not. The biggest difference with the gasser seems to be running the dash A/C..MPG takes a noticable hit then. On another note... Can't tell you how many times we've been pumping gas next to a car and we get the question "wow.. how much does it cost!?" My answer: "same as you $2.59 (or whatever) per gallon!" After that they'll either leave the smart alec alone or its the start of a good conversation.
  13. Road Guide, Pretty Cool

    Ya know.. there are so many resources and you think you have all the links you need, then you come across a post like this! Not only the Roadguides.com, but it also has a link to another set of apps that are interstate specific! Perfect since we are leaving Sunday morning headed down I95. Thanks so much for posting!!!
  14. Acadia/Maine Mountains/Nova Scotia

    We were at Acadia NP in Sept 2013. Parked at Bar Harbor Campground which we found to be good for us. No reservations so get there shortly after noon and get a good place. Huge campground with lots of wooded and open sites. Also views of the water in some sites. We stayed there and took the toad to Acadia several days. And as you are asking, we used the toad to range as far south as Thomaston, and as far north as Jonesport. Lots of bays and small towns to explore and lots of lobster to eat (cheap!) Going as far north and south as we did was about the limit i would want to go. There is so much to enjoy along the way that we definitely dont want to rush through it. So next time...we would take time and stop at several more towns along the way. Also do not forget to go to the northern section of Acadia - Schoodic Point. While MDI was crowded, there was almost no one at Schoodic Point. And I have to say that comming from the flat coastal beaches of the Carolinas, the rocky coastal scenery was breath taking!
  15. Campgrounds, Myrtle Beach SC

    We just got back from 3 days at Huntington Beach SP. Had a great time as usual. Since it was short notice we had to change sites one day to stay. Saw the gators, rode bikes over to Murrells Inlet for some fresh oysters at lunch. The bike paths have been improved so you can ride from the park to Murrells inlet, and down to Lichfield Beach (i was told but we didnt go that way.) There's plenty to do in the park. Take kayaks if you have them too!