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Old 10-19-2017, 12:33 PM   #15
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yep I know that area used to sell things to Alton schools I like the town I will keep this in mind. I am a little out of tenting right now with the back surgery!

I have this on file and will consider by the way I have been all over that region including Salem on down! People don't realize how great this area is worlds largest springs there matter of fact.

thanks for the tip


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Old 10-20-2017, 10:02 AM   #16
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My 2014 ParkLiner measures at almost 78" in front of the door. There's a light basically where you'd stand up from the bed; there it's 75 inches plus. Nothing else comes down from the ceiling.
The bed is 82" in the side-to-side dimension. Probably should have measured the door, now that I think of it.

(For mine, and I think for all 2016 and earlier models, the A/C is through the wall under a bench; as I understand it, 2017 on they plan to under put it on the roof, probably about where that light is, so might protrude a bit more.)
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Old 10-20-2017, 04:04 PM   #17
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I frankly don't know how you tall people deal with us short people you know we are in the majority so everything built to us!


by the way there is a guy in Va. I have become pals with he is a trout fisherman deluxe. There they raise tropy trouts he get up at 3am scouts out his place in the brush and waits until 6am. he catches them that weight up to 10lbs.


back to our 13f scamper can you belive my wife and I sleep on a 44in mattress with a doggie! it was tough figuring out how to do and the first night was not fun but after that we make it through the night!


we too want to camp out about 1 mo at a time I don't know if she will stand for longer than that. We are mooooochers at the Walmarts have been run off once but now we pull them up on gps and call them. don't even need to go into the store.


Columbia scared me we don't camp there but one time we went by and they had put up no loitering type signs but I still see trucks the 500k rigs and us parked there so I guess they aren't going crazy yet. there have been some drug deals go down there certainly in your town too.


seems to be a way of life now!


good luck maybe we will find each other we will be heading to n.c. soon1


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Old 10-25-2017, 08:23 AM   #18
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Yep, even have a hard time finding shoes, pants, shirts - markets don't give much consideration to large people.


I spend more time trout fishing because my buddies are into it. I prefer smallmouth fishing in the Ozark streams. Much better fighters!!
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:43 AM   #19
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trouting and clothes

yes on the clothes you cant really even do mail order they never fit either! on the trouting we fish on the bridge catfishing style. Sometimes we do great sometimes we get skunked.

I am amazed at the people who wont eat them they say they taste like alphapha! I have not noticed that except I live their flavor!

By the way what part are you normally parked in?

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Old 10-25-2017, 08:59 AM   #20
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Count me as one who don't care for taste of trout. I'll eat them occasionally (on the grill with lemon, butter and onion), but give me crappie and blue gill fillets anytime over trout.


I assume you are talking about the Eleven Point and the Hwy 19 bridge at Greer???? We fish almost exclusively from Turner to Whitten - the White Ribbon area as group likes to harvest enough to eat and take some home. The water levels determine where we put in or park, normally launch at Turner. But right now my buddies with jets almost have to launch at Whitten. I think the Turner to Whitten stretch is the prettiest part of the river. The Whitten to Riverton stretch can get tough for jets with low water stretches and Halls Bay shoals. And longer stretches between moving water the farther downstream you go. But it's all beautiful, we've covered the entire MO part from Thomasville to Arkansas line. Good smallmouth fishing on lower stretch from Hwy 142 bridge to Arkansas. Walleye in this section too, but we have never been so lucky.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:02 AM   #21
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mark we camp mostly at Bennett, have been to roaring river and mantauk. we like mantauk reall well but its an hour past bennet. We are not into what you are doing not into the boating much

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Old 11-14-2017, 12:06 PM   #22
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Mark. I'm in your same boat at 6'5 3/4" to be exact. My #1 pick would be an Escape 5.0TA. #2 is an EggCamper. I believe those are the only FGRV we fit in, period.

Some say its ok to not be able to stand up straight, or lay stretched out. I tried in in a Casita, it didn't work for me. Even standing in my friends Escape 21 is a HUGE no-go for me!

The TA wins in my mind because we want to extensivly travel too. I just dont think the EggCamper has enough room for all the "stuff" needed. Solo, yes. Couple, no. So the 5.0TA wins. Lounging on the U shaped dinette of an Escape seems like it would be nice too.

But I have to admit I LOVE the hard tonneau on my Silverado and all the truck bed for the camp gear, water, chairs, BIG beer cooler, etc. So that's a HUGE negative for the fifth wheel. Although one thing I really like about the fifth wheel is that just any low life cant hook it up to their 2" ball and steal your home while you are sightseeing! Big Plus!

Neither is perfect. But one of those two is the only option for us....
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:03 AM   #23
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I may be taking Step #2 this summer. I found a guy near my hometown who has a Little Guy tear drop camper for rent. I am thinking of renting for a month this summer (school teacher, summers off) and hitting the road to see if I like the lifestyle, Camper is not much more than a bed on wheels, and back flips up for a kitchen. But don't figure I will need much more in the summer, and get a good feel on how I like travelling alone and living out of a camper.
July is hot in Missouri, probably head to the Rockies for some cooler weather.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:28 AM   #24
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I think renting something, most any RV in fact, is a great plan. It's easy to get caught up in wanting something, but sometimes it turns out we're not so excited by it after we've actually had a chance to try it out. Renting is a great way to start finding what works for you without having to put a lot of money at risk.

We really liked the outdoor kitchen in the back of our teardrop trailer. We spend most of our time hanging out outdoors anywy, and only cook inside the trailer as a last resort. Many of the larger trailers feature a second, outdoor, kitchen additional to the one inside. So, it's clearly a popular approach.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:46 PM   #25
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Great plan. In the Rockies, be ready to do the trout thing, especially if you're seeking cooler temps at higher elevations.

Think about going ahead and springing for some kind of popup shelter; not much interior space in a Little Guy when weather sends you inside. My trailer has a nice awning, but in addition, since mosquitos can become quite fond of me, I got a Clam screen shelter, the smaller 4-sided one. Compact to carry, room for two chairs and a cooler, good height, available zip-in side panels, and still something I can park at a lake or so, if not fully camping. Plenty of other shelter options, too.

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Old 03-13-2018, 07:40 AM   #26
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Yep, camper has an outside screen room. In the central CO mountains in the summer, you can just about set your clock to a pop up storm about 3pm. Actually kind of cool to see the clouds form coming across the peaks to the west midday and hit the cooler air of the central mountains.
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Mark, when considering Escape, do not forget to take into account the exchange rate. The prices quoted by Escape are Canadian dollars. A couple of years ago I created a comparison of similarly equipped Scamps, Casitas, and Escapes. I found, in general, after applying the exchange rate, that the three were all within two or three thousand of eachother.
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Mark, when considering Escape, do not forget to take into account the exchange rate. The prices quoted by Escape are Canadian dollars. A couple of years ago I created a comparison of similarly equipped Scamps, Casitas, and Escapes. I found, in general, after applying the exchange rate, that the three were all within two or three thousand of eachother.
And as I type this the exchange rate is 78 cents CD to $1 US. That's like getting a sale of $2,200 for every $10,000 spent. Getting a $30,000 trailer for $23,400 is sweet for US buyers. When I bought my trailer the exchange was 86 cents CD to $1 US... and I was still thrilled.
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