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How about my Northeast Brothers & Sisters....when/where is your first trip out?

I'm headed out to my annual first trip to Bear Brook the first weekend in May...
This weekend!!! Local, just to get the winter storage bugs out.... Uncovered it last week. All ready to go...
 

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We are heading out the weekend after next. I still gotta get the water and waste tanks strained out. I have been to busy with my bed rack build to get to it. Maybe this weekend.

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This weekend!!! Local, just to get the winter storage bugs out.... Uncovered it last week. All ready to go...
Hopefully you are going to have better weather downstate then forecast for us in western NY this weekend.

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Sunday 28.

I uncovered mine this past Friday but will not use until probably May. First booked trip is memorial day but will watch for any good weather weekends and jump on the chance to get out.
 

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First trip of the season and this is what we woke up to this morning!! Still had a good time...




 

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First trip of the season and this is what we woke up to this morning!! Still had a good time...




Well I like to say that a bad day camping still beats a good day at work. Glad you still had a good time.

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First trip of the season and this is what we woke up to this morning!! Still had a good time...










And this is why we have invested our hard earned $$ into things like nice rigs with heat! Ready for any weather that may come!
 

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How about my Northeast Brothers & Sisters....when/where is your first trip out?

I'm headed out to my annual first trip to Bear Brook the first weekend in May...
Does it count if the wife and kids head out. They are back from Grey Wolf lodge on the april 20th and asked me to tow the camper to ANY campground so they can camp for a few days while I work and live at home.

the closest campground is completely sold out...they are only one that has a 20000 indoor activity center with indoor heat pool, sauna and hot tub .

so I have to find one soon.


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Awesome thread!

Just found this thread, big camping family here. We own at least 5 or 6 tents and a 2011 Rockwood Roo 233S (but need to upgrade since our 4 boys are growing like weeds).

Just got back from Ray Roberts Lake SP this past weekend, beautiful weather for it too! 1st outing with Roo in over 2 years and 1st pull with the new tow vehicle, AKA Bevo!

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We have camped all over the country, mostly in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Ohio. A couple of my favorites are Mueller SP in Colorado and Hocking Hills SP in Ohio.

EDIT: added this campfire picture...

In all of my years photographing our campfires, this one was intriguing!

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Just found this thread, big camping family here. We own at least 5 or 6 tents and a 2011 Rockwood Roo 233S (but need to upgrade since our 4 boys are growing like weeds).

Just got back from Ray Roberts Lake SP this past weekend, beautiful weather for it too! 1st outing with Roo in over 2 years and 1st pull with the new tow vehicle, AKA Bevo!

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We have camped all over the country, mostly in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Ohio. A couple of my favorites are Mueller SP in Colorado and Hocking Hills SP in Ohio.

EDIT: added this campfire picture...

In all of my years photographing our campfires, this one was intriguing!

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I'm in the DFW area also. What would you say are your favorite Texas state parks for camping?
 

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I'm in the DFW area also. What would you say are your favorite Texas state parks for camping?
Hey Equin,

We enjoyed Ray Roberts (Isle du Bois area) and will definitely go back. Inks Lake, Colorado Bend, and Enchanted Rock are a few of our Texas favorites. Most of my hunting, camping, and fishing (as a child and college student) was done out at Belton Lake, Ft Hood areas, Canyon Lake, McQueeney, and Buchanon. Of course, coastal camping and fishing down by the Gulf (Galveston, and Bob Hall Pier in Chorpus) in the back of our 80's econoline van (lol) was fun.

We haven't been, but on our list are: Lake Mineral Wells, Palo Duro, Dinosaur Valley, Possum Kingdom, and Sam Houston National Forrest area (I want to backpack hike the Lone Star Hiking Trail someday).

Just up the road near Sulphur, OK lies Chickasaw National Rec Area (on Lake of the Arbuckles). We've been there several times and the sites are awesome - we will definitely go back. The hiking trails are nice and Turner Falls is close by (nice wading pools, swimming holes, etc). Sulphur has some shops and a casino, but I haven't been to town.

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Lake Murray SP is nice but always full (great small mouth bass lake). We haven't been to Robbers Cave SP, but I hear it is nice.

Haven't fished in a while, but I need to get out and drown a lure just to see what bites...
 

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Great photos, Gaslight, and thanks for the info. I've only been to a few state parks and have only camped at two of them - Tyler and Cleburne. Both were nice.

I've visited Palo Duro and loved it, but haven't camped there yet. I hear it's the second biggest canyon in the U.S. after the Grand Canyon, and having never been to the Grand Canyon, I was really impressed.

I like your hybrid camper. Would like to get a used pop up when my son gets older and do some semi-glamping with it. In the meantime, I hope to take him tent camping hopefully this coming Fall.

I've been to Ardmore and had fun jumping off their diving platform, but that was many years ago. Had not thought about OK camping til you mentioned it. Makes sense since it's relatively close to us here in N. TX.

Others on my to-do list are Davis Mountains, Balmorrhea and Big Bend State Parks. Too bad they're kind of far from us.
 

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Great photos, Gaslight, and thanks for the info. I've only been to a few state parks and have only camped at two of them - Tyler and Cleburne. Both were nice.

I've visited Palo Duro and loved it, but haven't camped there yet. I hear it's the second biggest canyon in the U.S. after the Grand Canyon, and having never been to the Grand Canyon, I was really impressed.

I like your hybrid camper. Would like to get a used pop up when my son gets older and do some semi-glamping with it. In the meantime, I hope to take him tent camping hopefully this coming Fall.

I've been to Ardmore and had fun jumping off their diving platform, but that was many years ago. Had not thought about OK camping til you mentioned it. Makes sense since it's relatively close to us here in N. TX.

Others on my to-do list are Davis Mountains, Balmorrhea and Big Bend State Parks. Too bad they're kind of far from us.
Some of our best camping trips were either out of a tent or in the back of a vehicle! The Roo is nice, but overkill for us on short trips (1-2 days).

We bought it after we had our youngest (twins), and with four boys it made sense (while they were little). We eventually will tent camp more when they age (hopefully backpack camp more too).

Of note, our second oldest was recovering from cancer at the time (liver cancer/transplant survivor, diagnosed when he was 2 years old), so it was critical to keep him in a "bubble" (due to immune-suppression).

We too want to check out Big Bend as well, but that is a haul from here!

Here is our typical set up without the kids (Mueller SP Colorado), in our Kelty TN 3-person

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Hey guys i'm also here in Texas, As an old retired military guy I get into all the state parks for free! So far my favorite is Tyler. Also a nice park is Hords Creek Lake, it is an Army Core Park.
 

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Hey Folks I have an on going debate with the wife I hope y'all can help out with. What size equalizer WDH would you recommend for a 7800lb TT...Yes that's Wet completely loaded, food, gear, gas, bikes, etc. and weighed on Certified Cat Scales.(figured I would just save "those" folks some time).
 

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The 1000/10000 should probably work but if it were me I'd go with the 1200/12000 pound hitch. That's what I have and I'm loaded at 7100 pounds with a hitch weight around 900 pounds. Tows great.
 

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I've been welding up these campground campfire pit grates for a couple years. I've been giving them away. I use mostly scraps of iron from other projects, so no real cost but my time.

With all the positive feed back I get from everyone, I think I would like to build maybe 10 or so to have on hand. I have just under $20 into each one and maybe 30 minutes of time. Usually there is time to drink a beer as well.

I was hoping I could get a suggested price to sell these things for. I know I can't beat prices of store bought, over seas type cookers, but I know I can beat quality hands down.


 
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