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Old 01-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #29
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We camp on our way South , I am too cheap to spring for a motel when I own a $20,000 trailer that has heat! .We have a 16000 BTU propane furnace ,a strip heater in our A/C which I feel leaves something to be desired (Coleman's new low profile design)
a portable 1500 watt electric ceramic heater and 2- 20 lb propane tanks . We have camped in 18 Deg F weather with strong winds and I have had no problems staying warm, My wife's opinion may differ
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:11 AM   #30
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We have an usually cold day today here on the southern coast of GA, 20 degrees. We are staying nice and warm with a small electric heater. Propane has been removed from our trailer, we have used the small Mr Heater with a window slightly open, but won't sleep with it on.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:31 AM   #31
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Thank you all for posting, Once again you all gave me the info I was looking for!

Keep Warm, and Happy Travels!
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:02 PM   #32
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Countdown is on for an early departure Saturday, heading due south to New Orleans-ish, then ambling east to Florida.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:21 PM   #33
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:22 PM   #34
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It started off right side up....? And it is if you click on it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #35
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We're looking forward to our first ever stay on the Keys after Scamp Camp this year. It only took Mr. Man online with 6 windows open on 2 computers for two weeks every single morning at 8:00 am sharp to snag a site that turned out to be the only tent site they'll allow a 16 footer on at Big Pine Key on the Atlantic side.

Have a great time...maybe our paths will cross in Feb/March.

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Does that mean you got a site at Bahia Honda SP on Big Pine Key?
We camp there a lot.......if you got a site on the Atlantic it will be beautiful!!

We are leaving tomorrow for a week end trip to Long Key SP....you'll pass it on your way to Big Pine Key.
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:37 PM   #36
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Hi Maryann in Mn
You'll like this.. We stop at the casino in Hinkley, Mn first night out and use the electric hookup only(they do have full hookup if you want). We used our propane furnace only about ten minutes on arrival (-10C last year) and electric cube heater the rest of the night. Reflectix on the windows and vents. We usually take the shuttle over to the casino for meals. Second night in Missouri and usually by third night can dewinterize. . This was for our Scamp 13.. Will have to see how the Casita does this year
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:15 PM   #37
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Interesting. I like following all these posts. One can learn so much.
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:49 AM   #38
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Back home. This was an unusually cold winter, and more people than usual were compressed into the southern half of Florida. We were able to get into state parks, albeit Monday thru Thursday; weekends were long since booked. Everglades NP was very enjoyable, but also tricky to get into; campgrounds which normally had plenty of room tended to be full this year. Our purpose was to explore spontaneously, which led us to Dauphin Island, but is tough in a world of 11 and 9 month advance reservations. Internet connectivity is required to search out and reserve campsites, which led to many trips to McDonalds, for fry fi. Weekends were a challenge, til we hit the Good Sam website. Private campgrounds were surprisingly good, with good wifi, and most with excellent showers, washrooms, and laundry. The hidden gems were the County campgrounds, often amazingly cheap, well run, well located and with great facilities. Talking with fellow campers proved to be the best method of locating campgrounds.
For reliable heat in January, this year at least, you should be at or south of Tampa - Orlando. This is also where prices increase.
Spent two months in the Bigfoot; should have been three. Enjoyed it all. Thanks for your information.
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It started off right side up....? And it is if you click on it.
I just thought you were in the Southern Hemisphere.
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Cam, what campground were you in when you took the picture of your Bigfoot and truck above?
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Hi: Cam A... Been wedged in here at Oyster Bay RV Park since Feb 1. Today is a breezy cool 72*F. with 20 mph gusts...but hey it's better than back home!!!
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Cam, how did you find the County Campgrounds? Those seem to be most illusive, lol.

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