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Old 08-24-2014, 09:46 AM   #1
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Any Camp Site is a Scampsite Contest

Got the last site available in Custer State Park, SD last weekend. They said it was tent only but parking area was big enough for 2 cars. We said we would fit and it was with room to spare. No small wonder it was open because the whole site had at least a 10 degree lean in even the best place.

We took a tent only site at Wildcat Mountain State Park that was much worse and will post if I can find the pics. If you have some bad site you fit nicely on post it. Let's rate the worst of the worst but it fit anyway!
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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We camped at Custer State Park on our trip home from Backus, MN after picking up our new Scamp. It is one of my favorite parks! Say "hello" to the buffalo there!

One of our first camping trips with the Scamp was to Lake Tahoe, California. At Bliss State Park we had to back into our site which was at an estimated 30% incline. I really don't know how we did it, but we did. We had reserved the site for Independence Day weekend, so there were not other sites available.
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Found our worst site

Check out the incline from front to back. The first step was scary when getting out in the morning. There was one small tent pad and room for 2 cars on an incline. This was at Wildcat Mountain State Park, WI, and of course, the last site available. I had to use every piece of wood I could find to get the trailer tongue pad high enough to level it. When taking down to get it low enough to hitch up I had to use a piece of firewood vertically on end (so I could remove some of the blocks) underneath to get the tongue low enough to re-hitch.
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Check out the incline from front to back. The first step was scary when getting out in the morning.
I was glad that the Fiber Stream's door is behind the axle. This picture from 2005 is from a rally at Cambria, CA. It's not a campground but just an open field at a retreat center. It took 2 sets of RV Leveling Blocks. The bumper was 6 inches off the ground and the tongue was 3 feet off the ground.
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Boondocking, NO CAMPGROUND

Ok, Here goes. We had planned on camping on a little remote lake with about 3 dispersed camping sites. All full. We found another spot off the gravel road, not even close to level. I didn't get a picture of the left side with Bal leveler with less than an inch left on the lead screw. If you look at the right rear stabilizer you can get an idea of how unlevel it the ground was.

It was a great week-end, (we were still working). We weren't bothered by anybody's noise all week-end. Very quiet and dark at night.
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Sorry, small campsites are made for Scamps. Some of the worst campsites have the best views.
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We have had several small site experiences...
Once in the Keys we were told they had no sites left until we asked them to look out the window and see what we were towing, we got a very private little site right on the gulf with the view of the water framed by two gorgeous palm trees!

Once at Myrtle Beach, after spending several minutes on the phone convincing them there really was such a thing as a 13 foot travel trailer, we got a site in the shade of a huge tree which blocked access for the bulgemobiles and it was just 11 spaces from the beach!

At Stone mountain Georgia they had separate facilities (read parking lot) for Travel trailers and bulgemobiles. The nice sites on the water reserved for tents and pop-ups due to the tight spaces and winding roads.
Another look out the window and we were allowed to stay at the site pictured below...

Oh! And once we got on a narrow road in Kentucky on the way to Mammoth Cave, the ferry across the Green River (last picture) let us on even though they normally refused trailers.... Saved us 40+ miles of back tracking and a difficult turn around on a narrow road!
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I have zero pictures that shows my Scamp listing starboard.. but OMG the frig will never run with being that far off level. And sleepiing? Either my head will pound or the feet will have NO blood.

BAL level to the rescue. Park where I want, shove that sucker under the "low" tire, wrench, wrench, wrench (30 sec.) LEVEL.

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This was easily the most challenging site I have used so far. The entire campground slopes down to the lake. When I arrived, this site, meant for a tent, was the only shaded spot left big enough for the Scamp, but to get her in, I had to back 20' up a narrow, rock-strewn "driveway," avoid several awkwardly placed trees, make a sharp 90-degree turn, and run one side up on blocks. It helped that nobody was watching!
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... It helped that nobody was watching!
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Donna, if the COOL people were watching, I'd still be trying to back in!
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BAL level to the rescue. Park where I want, shove that sucker under the "low" tire, wrench, wrench, wrench (30 sec.) LEVEL.

NIVANA!

Now you know why I have TWO.

Ha, I know this one, because you now have a trailer with TWO axles?
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Not a Scamp. Can I play too?
Anyway, doesn't look that bad, but if you look at the RAV you can see the slope to the lake. We had passenger side up on 2X6s and dug a hole for the tire on the driver side.
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Old 08-25-2014, 08:55 AM   #14
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I had a very un-level site in Yosemite's Bridalveil CG last year, but I didn't mind a bit. When the trailer is short, it's easy to cope. We can laugh at those un-level campsites!
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