We just returned form our #2 camping trip (very short, less than l hour away) to test our do's, dont's and skills. We have the 23TT Kodiak by Skamper, is a little work intensive to set up and take down, but we did it. This trip was the perfect test for the fold out canvas sides - ONE HECK OF A RAIN STORM for about 5 hours. NO LEAKS!! Luckily no rain while setting up or taking down.
A few hard lessons: 1. Open drains if using full Hook ups
2. Unlatch outdoor range hood vent 3. Be sure to get refrigerator cold BEFORE
leaving on trip, and use propane function while traveling
4. If wanting to watch TV you MUST
have outdoor cable wire
5. Last but not least - LIGHT
the hot water heater ASAP
Best of all the Friday night Martini's were PERFECT! We slept like babies
I would like to interject that we set up camp in a KOA in Wade, NC and were very impressed. Well maintained, polite service, quiet, full hook ups
and good sites. A couple of sites had cement patio's with wrought iron furniture, outdoor lighting, firepots and the usual 3 ft. high outdoor charcoal grill.
Next trip we are thinking of going to Wilmington, NC, about 2.5 to 3 hrs from Pinehurst, NC in late September. We would like to find a campsite on the beach with full hook ups, is this possible??? Any suggetions on a good place in that immediate area would be welcomed.
Cyndee & Bruce
PS. Isn't I-95 the pits - traffic is terrible!!!