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Old 07-23-2013, 08:13 AM   #15
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Maybe somebody should make a hat for Donna D. like the one in her avatar. What do you say Donna? Would you wear it?
I don't wear hats Byron... hat hair and all ya know
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:50 PM   #16
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I am back from Oregon and will fly up to Maine on Saturday to pick up my new (to me) TT and TV.

I will camp my way back down to NC and update this thread when I get back.

Tentative plan to drive from Maine to Hillsdale NY Saturday evening, spend Sunday with a client, then head on south.

Big anticipation, as this is my first time towing anything.

Any recommendations for campgrounds around Hillsdale?

Then recommendations for a route south from Hillsdale. I soooooo don't want to drive that 95 corridor through NY, NJ, PA etc. I have driven it several times without a tow and it generally just sucks.

I am planning on taking two driving days (Monday / Tuesday) to make that part of the drive, which is really only about an 11 hour drive no matter which way I go. So I really need touresty things to do to sop up the time. An of course campground recommendations around the 1/2 way point.

I've never been to Hershey, but that seems a little too touresty. My kids love it though.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #17
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:18 AM   #18
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congrats JWCOLBY on the "new" purchase. I know you'll love it. The misses and I can't wait till Feb. to go the scamp gathering in Highlands Hammock here in Fla. We know we will meet bunches of new friends and hopefully alot of folks from this forum. Never can till. congrats again and I know you will love it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:27 PM   #19
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Avoiding I-95 traffic

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Then recommendations for a route south from Hillsdale. I soooooo don't want to drive that 95 corridor through NY, NJ, PA etc. I have driven it several times without a tow and it generally just sucks.

I am planning on taking two driving days (Monday / Tuesday) to make that part of the drive, which is really only about an 11 hour drive no matter which way I go. So I really need touresty things to do to sop up the time. An of course campground recommendations around the 1/2 way point.

I've never been to Hershey, but that seems a little too touresty. My kids love it though.
I prefer floor plan 4 over our side dinette floor plan 6. It seems more open and roomy.
Can't help you much with the route in NJ and PA, but we just came back from DE and took the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel on our route from GA to DE. The bridge-tunnel toll was $12 solo, or $16 with a Scamp.
You could also pass through Cape May NJ and take the Cape May-Lewes ferry to get to DE and avoid I-95 in PA. The ferry with Scamp would probably be at least $50.

Coming back we tried a different route from DE, and headed toward DC, but turned South on 301 which bypasses DC and Fredericksburg (which always seemed to be the worst stretch for us) and rejoins I-95 just North of Richmond before the I-95/I-85 split. This was a pleasant drive which we will use in the future. The toll on the 301 bridge was $6 without a camper, or $12 with. You can get to 301 from Baltimore by taking I-97 to Rt 3.

I think you have to take 695 around Baltimore since you can't take LP through the tunnels.

The Dakota V8 is a great match for the Scamp 16.
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:52 PM   #20
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The Dakota V8 is more truck than is required to pull the Scamp.

The Scamp had been sitting 50 feet from the ocean, closed up for about 15 months, and the door had leaked, allowing water into the interior.

I purchased the Scamp and the truck as it sat when the PO flew home without it (the PO had serious medical problems) so...

There were several items of bedding in the closet just inside thhe door, all soaking wet and mildewed, so the whole interior stank. I started hunting down anything made of cloth that could be thrown away and discarded it. Carpet, cushions and curtains are the only fabric items I did not throw away. I will wash the curtains. I guess I will just fabriz the cushions and carpets, although my mom is pushing vinegar spray for the odor. And we all know moms are often right.

Anyway, just getting rid of what I have, plus leaving all the windows open and the fan on made it at least bearable to be in. The smell is fading fast.

Likewise the exterior was a mess. It had sat under a tree for 15 months and was covered in gunk and mold. I found a fella that does detailing on the side and hired him to help me scrub down the outside. I didn't get it polished, but once cleaned the original gel coat still looks good.

I secured a camp host position at Crosswinds state park in Jordan Lake in Durham, so I towed it right in and set up Wed morning, and slept there last night.

I will be living in it full time starting pretty much now.

Fun stuff!
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Pictures John... we need pictures of where you are now....
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Pictures John... we need pictures of where you are now....
LOL of course you do!

I took a few but I am still cleaning it out. I am also waaaaay busy, what with an 8-7 job, moving out of my rented room, being a camp host.

Patience Donna!

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