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Old 08-08-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Sand, sand, and more sand....

We just returned from a weekend in Brownsfield, Maine at a campground named Woodland Acres. We went for the sole purpose of baby-sitting the two grandkids...a 2 year old amf a 16 year old. Their parents were there for the annual adults only canoe trip. The campground and area in general is famous for their canoe trips along the Saco River.

The campground was quite clean had a number of W/S/E sites but most sites were occupied by tents and small, older trailers. The place was immaculately maintained, but little in the way of amenities. Small playground, no pool, and limited river swimming. (strong current). The owners were very hands-on and have only owned the place for 4 seasons. BUT....My pet peeve was all the sand and dirt. The camp roads and all sites were covered in a sand/dirt mix and it seeped in everywhere!!! It poured off and on and the splashing rain made the sand/dirt coat everything up to about 6 feet high. Even being as careful as I was and downright anal about making everyone wipe their feet before entering, I feel that my coach now looks like a giant sand-box!! I used the built-in vac daily but it never seemed to end.

Has anyone had a similar experience and what if anything did you do??

Happy to be back in my sand-free non-rolling home.


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Old 08-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Astro turf. We have a indoor outdoor rug 8 ft X 20 ft. when eveyrone walks across it, they clean their shoes. automatically.

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Old 08-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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Make it a point to remove shoes before going up the steps,,or better yet scope out the campground before you go there if its looks very dirty don't go there, If I am going to spend more than a few days in a campground I am not familiar with I call and ask if the roads are paved, gravel or dirt as well as the sites. Also we keep a full size house vac on board and 40 ft of outside mats just in case we have to park on dirt, with 2 dogs its the only way to keep the inside clean the dogs feet get wiped off also with large wet wipes.
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One word of caution. If you should decide to use indoor-outdoor carpet. buy the cheap stuff. We originally bought heavy duty and it was hard to manage when dry and impossible when wet. You can find it at Lowes or Home Depot.
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