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The Official Camper and Camping Thread

Qback5

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A couple camping related questions...Planning a month long outing for 2020 if all goes right. With the way Yellowstone works, reservations start as early as May of this year.

- any recommendations for Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, it anythingnin between? Planning nearly two solid weeks in that area.

- the trip out and back look brutal in terms of time, and what to do. Any recommended stopping points between Ohio and the Rockies? (Already thinking about Roosevelt I’m way out and Badlands/Mt Rushmore I’m way back. Looking for recs in Minnesota/Sconsin areas in particular.)

- I run a smaller pop up pulled by a mid-size truck. All works great, never had any problems and I work to maintain both. I do NOT currently have breaks on the camper...think I need them for the Rockies? I have the truck wiring ready to go (long story...I thought the camper had brakes when I picked it up)...but would need to upgrade the camper to brakes. Thoughts?
 

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We are planning a trip to the Rockies. Time is limited. Looks like kids will fly for the first time. Everyone tells us Mount Rushmore is awesome with a pretty drive getting there. Sounds like it is worth a stop but we are skipping it. Will be 5hr drive each way from where we are staying. That is about all I know. Just a lot of recommendations to go there. If we had a couple weeks and were camping we likely would hit it.
 

Qback5

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Awesome! What time of year are you thinking and what parks?

We are planning a trip to the Rockies. Time is limited. Looks like kids will fly for the first time. Everyone tells us Mount Rushmore is awesome with a pretty drive getting there. Sounds like it is worth a stop but we are skipping it. Will be 5hr drive each way from where we are staying. That is about all I know. Just a lot of recommendations to go there. If we had a couple weeks and were camping we likely would hit it.
 

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Since I don't read every thread unless its hunting related, maybe I missed something... Dave, you get a new camper??? If so wishing you many years of enjoyment with it...
 
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giles

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Since I don't read every thread unless its hunting related, maybe I missed something... Dave, you get a new camper??? If so wishing you many years of enjoyment with it...
Yes we did Rich and thank you. It just sorta happened...went looking with Dustin to get an idea of what we wanted to get next year and....I lost the battle. Didn’t get any of the upgrades I wanted, but she got everything she wanted.
 

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awesome rig!!! Any trips planned?
Paint creek in a couple of weeks with the TOO crew and families. Then I just might be living out of it, haven’t decided yet. That was the main purpose of upgrading...then I got a company truck....if you figure out wtf I’m doing, let me know! 😂
 
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giles

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I know of one lucky fella camping this weekend on his first shake down trip. Hope it was a good one!

I'm currently dewinterizing....won't be long!
He’s sandbagging the crew...I was able to swing by and through a couple of empties on the pile. Kids burned some dogs. Kody was also in the smashing mood. 😂
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