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homeless 12-08-2014 05:35 AM

I'll show you mine if you show me yours!
 
Specific GPS locations on the east coast where you can pull out onto the beach and spend the night?

simonsrf 12-08-2014 06:35 PM

Go west young man, go west!

ChasA 12-12-2014 06:58 PM

North Carolina has some beaches on the outer Banks that allow vehicles on the beach. Some require a permit.

Personally I wouldn't drive my motor home on a beach.

sdlowe11 12-13-2014 12:23 AM

We traveled down the east coast and the outer banks last fall, and although we didn't find any locations right on the beach, we found 2 that were very close to the water that we enjoyed very much.

You want GPS coordinates? OK, the place we loved in Kitty Hawk is at:

36.069386,-75.693955

You should be able to get a spot right across the road from the beach, and it's close enough that you can hear the surf at night and see gorgeous sunrises. We detailed our experiences at:

Betsy’s “ferryfull” adventures – Outer Banks, NC | The Lowe's RV adventures

There's another place down the coast at Cape Hatteras, NC that we mentioned in that post. It was a NPS campground which was closed when we arrived in November, but we would definitely like to go back as it's very near the water:

35.235612,-75.538838

We really enjoyed our trek down the east coast and hope to do it again soon. I hope you have a great trip!

~Steve

homeless 12-13-2014 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ChasA (Post 2343082)
North Carolina has some beaches on the outer Banks that allow vehicles on the beach. Some require a permit.

Personally I wouldn't drive my motor home on a beach.

I'm curious about why you and Mr. Sdlowe11 would not want to drive on a beach or be near the water?

CLIFFTALL 12-13-2014 05:33 AM

Salt water would be my reason if you were asking me. It doesn't take long for rust corrosion to appear.

ChasA 12-13-2014 09:09 AM

https://www.nps.gov/caha/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm

The link above will take you to NPS info. None of the NPS campgrounds are open now.

ChasA 12-13-2014 09:14 AM

Yep, Clifftall nailed it. That and the sandblasting your coach will get.

palehorse89 12-13-2014 09:21 AM

Spent a week at Ocean Waves Campground a couple years back, wonderful place!
Rode my Harley everyday! sunshine and 80's everyday! Washed the Coach and Bike trailer when we returned home, Harley "appeared" to be clean? (No rain, sunshine riding) wiped it down while down there, put it away for the winter, next spring, chrome pitted, front aluminum forks ruined, pitted, mirrors ruined, had to replace......anything facing forward......green corrosion...........bummer! I failed my HOG! DID NOT WASH IT! salt is in the air! Wash everything when visiting.......or after visiting near the ocean!

homeless 12-13-2014 05:27 PM

My Wife loves the beaches, I guess I am blessed with a 25 year old rig.

Murf2u 12-17-2014 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Clifftall (Post 2343325)
Salt water would be my reason if you were asking me. It doesn't take long for rust corrosion to appear.


My 1995 C spent it's first 15 years on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the owner had a waterfront house north of Tampa where he and it lived full time. It's spent the last few years in Canada, we drive it in winter (heavily salted roads) 4 to 6 times a year and heavens knows how many ocean front camping trips since.

There's not a speck of rust on it anywhere.

John H... 12-17-2014 07:06 AM

Myrtle Beach has 3 campgrounds where you can stay by the beach. We were at Pirateland in October and had a site next to the beach on a concrete pad. Don't know the coordinates.

homeless 12-17-2014 02:32 PM

John H thanks for the camp ground recommendations but I am looking for free spots!!

palehorse89 12-17-2014 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Murf2u (Post 2347746)
My 1995 C spent it's first 15 years on the Gulf Coast of Florida, the owner had a waterfront house north of Tampa where he and it lived full time. It's spent the last few years in Canada, we drive it in winter (heavily salted roads) 4 to 6 times a year and heavens knows how many ocean front camping trips since.

There's not a speck of rust on it anywhere.

Is your Coach made out of a high grade space craft stainless steel?:laugh:

Murf2u 12-18-2014 05:17 AM

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Originally Posted by palehorse89 (Post 2348176)
Is your Coach made out of a high grade space craft stainless steel?:laugh:


No, I maintain my unit. It's rinsed after each exposure to road salt.

Seaside salt exposure is almost exclusively in the form of dew settling at night, or mist and spray on windy, wavy days. Both of those are line-of-sight things, dew settles straight down, spray on the windward side.

However corrosion of any kind needs exposed steel for the rust to start. Undercoating, and maintaining it, is key.

Alan Wilson 12-29-2014 01:18 PM

The salt found every little chink in the paint. I washed it after two days on the beach and coming out of storage it had many rust spots all over it. I spent the next three years waxing and buffing out the rusty spots only to have them return. My wife loves the ocean and waves as well so we drive the less expensive Honda to the parking area so she can play in the sand. The Honda has been under coated and washed every time afterwards. Never camping on a beach close to salt water unless .... Well not even then. Whoever would buy my motorhome after that would have to deal with the rust so not going to do it.


Thanks,

Alan

2001 HR Scepter 38PBD 330 Cummins

vermilye 12-29-2014 01:38 PM

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When it is open, while not free at $11.50 per night with the Senior Pass, many of the sites at the Ocracoke Campground in the National Park are a dune away from the ocean. I was in D3 last Fall:

SkiSmuggs 12-30-2014 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by vermilye (Post 2361661)
When it is open, while not free at $11.50 per night with the Senior Pass, many of the sites at the Ocracoke Campground in the National Park are a dune away from the ocean. I was in D3 last Fall:

And, man, it is windy there!

mchero 01-04-2015 08:00 AM

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Originally Posted by homeless (Post 2348172)
John H thanks for the camp ground recommendations but I am looking for free spots!!


Good luck finding "free spots" up here in the Northeast. Please post any findings.

Thanks

Grey Ghost I 01-09-2015 07:49 PM

:cool:Having lived and worked on Merritt Island, Fla for many years, I found out that salt air will get to places you can't get to.

floridaflash 01-09-2015 08:08 PM

Here in St. Augustine, FL, you can drive on the beach but you can't stay overnight.
David

Alan Wilson 01-10-2015 04:47 AM

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Originally Posted by floridaflash (Post 2377143)
Here in St. Augustine, FL, you can drive on the beach but you can't stay overnight.
David


I assume you are free to get stuck on the beach as well! Lol! I have been on a couple beaches where the entertainment is watching everyone push a person that got into the wrong part of the sand. I would not want to do it because of the salt and rust.


Alan Wilson

2001 HR Scepter 38 PBD

bruceisla 01-10-2015 05:41 AM

Salt-Away ... used it for years on my boats and scuba gear. Available at most marine stores.

https://www.amazon.com/Salt-Away-Prod...9F8QGEMTJG2555

Grey Ghost I 01-10-2015 06:14 AM

The boats and SCUBA gear are designed for the salt water. My motorhome is not.

homeless 01-10-2015 06:22 AM

As stated before my Motor home and toad are both 25 years old! It would be a blessing if either lasted long enough to have salt water issues.....


Quote bygeorge

bruceisla 01-10-2015 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Grey Ghost I (Post 2377439)
The boats and SCUBA gear are designed for the salt water. My motorhome is not.

I can see how I may have caused some confusion so I'll rephrase ... I use it on my car and coach (which are not specifically designed for salt water use) whenever my car and coach have been subjected to a salty environment.

You have apparently not read the description of the product nor are you familiar with its use. Please read the section entitled "COASTAL SALT AIR APPLICATIONS".

Salt-Away Applications ...

It removes salt and leaves a non-corrosive film ... and it's a non-hazardous, biodegradable product.

I have no affiliation with the company.

Murf2u 01-13-2015 05:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Alan Wilson (Post 2377397)
I assume you are free to get stuck on the beach as well! Lol! I have been on a couple beaches where the entertainment is watching everyone push a person that got into the wrong part of the sand. I would not want to do it because of the salt and rust.


Alan Wilson

2001 HR Scepter 38 PBD



I can't recall ever driving on a beach, St. Augustine included, where the driving lanes and parking areas were not very clearly marked with signs and / or barriers.

I can't see how driving up and down a paved highway a few hundred yards further back would be any different than driving on the beach is from a salt exposure point of view. Lots of people live right on the beach, I don't hear them complaining their cars rust faster than anyone else's does.

Alan Wilson 01-13-2015 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Murf2u (Post 2381335)
I can't recall ever driving on a beach, St. Augustine included, where the driving lanes and parking areas were not very clearly marked with signs and / or barriers.

I can't see how driving up and down a paved highway a few hundred yards further back would be any different than driving on the beach is from a salt exposure point of view. Lots of people live right on the beach, I don't hear them complaining their cars rust faster than anyone else's does.


DW and I were stupid enough to drive on a beach, I believe it was at Daytona Beach in Florida. As I get older my memory fades more each year. We also drove on the beach at Brownsville TX and there were no barriers or cones at all but there was a sign telling you the rules of driving on the beach and tracks you could easily follow. Between those excursions on the beach and a short 50 mile drive in Iowa in the wintertime my MH started showing an immense amount of rust within a few months. I did wash it every time I walked into the fires of salt. I do agree with you that there would be a certain amount salt on the highway two blocks from the beach just from its proximity to the salt water and the mist in the air from the salt water but I think if you have enough money to live on the beach I seriously doubt you keep a vehicle long enough for rust to show up as it takes a little while for rust to eat through the body. I live in Iowa where they pour salt on the roads to keep ice and snow from freezing allowing traction to the road. They don't use much salt in southern states which is why the collector cars purchased usually come from there or isn't stored close to a large body of water full of salt or the vehicle just isn't driven in the winter. I personally think that sand that gets completely emerged in salt water a couple times a day is going to have a much higher salt content than a highway two blocks away that is driven on and rained on all the time. Vehicles will blow debris to the side of the road and rain washes it away. Lastly, I have read many posts from people living inland of the gulf or the ocean some miles away that have issues with salt accumulating on their vehicle causing rust issues wanting to know the best solution to stop it. The best solutions I have seen are keep it inside building that is fairly airtight. That is enough logical proof for me to stay the hell off of the beaches. Everyone else can enter at their own risk. It just isn't worth the damage to me. That is my opinion and worth what you paid for it! Lol!


Alan Wilson

2001 HR Scepter 38 PBD

Red Dawg 01-13-2015 07:19 AM

I don't know of any that would allow overnights , but you can drive and park on Daytona and New Symrna beach for a good part of the day. I've not seen any MH of any size there though.

X2 for Salt Away . Amazing stuff!

Alan Wilson 01-13-2015 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Red Dawg (Post 2381405)
I don't know of any that would allow overnights , but you can drive and park on Daytona and New Symrna beach for a good part of the day. I've not seen any MH of any size there though.



X2 for Salt Away . Amazing stuff!


Yeah I don't think they have overnights. I have never heard of salt away until a couple days ago on this thread. We could use that up here every darned winter!


Thanks,

Alan

2001 HR Scepter 38PBD 330 Cummins

Murf2u 01-22-2015 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Alan Wilson (Post 2381367)
DW and I were stupid enough to drive on a beach, I believe it was at Daytona Beach in Florida. As I get older my memory fades more each year. We also drove on the beach at Brownsville TX and there were no barriers or cones at all but there was a sign telling you the rules of driving on the beach and tracks you could easily follow. Between those excursions on the beach and a short 50 mile drive in Iowa in the wintertime my MH started showing an immense amount of rust within a few months. I did wash it every time I walked into the fires of salt.



Alan Wilson

2001 HR Scepter 38 PBD




I guess Class C Itasca's (and the Ford chassis they're built on) are just built better, with superior finishes than Holiday Ramblers are then.

The original owner of my unit lived on a waterfront lot and the unit was parked within 100' of the Gulf of Mexico and he was an avid surf fisherman. My rig spent many hundreds of days, both before and after I purchased it, on and next to both Gulf and Atlantic beaches.

There's still no visible rust after 20 years.

It was "built Ford tough" I guess. LOL.

Alan Wilson 01-22-2015 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Murf2u (Post 2393387)
I guess Class C Itasca's (and the Ford chassis they're built on) are just built better, with superior finishes than Holiday Ramblers are then.

The original owner of my unit lived on a waterfront lot and the unit was parked within 100' of the Gulf of Mexico and he was an avid surf fisherman. My rig spent many hundreds of days, both before and after I purchased it, on and next to both Gulf and Atlantic beaches.

There's still no visible rust after 20 years.

It was "built Ford tough" I guess. LOL.


Rofl! I would not dream of taking this big behemoth on the beach. We had a Ford E3500 Class B+ when we drove on the beach. The metal on it is the same as the metal on all vehicles as far as I know. 😚 This Scepter would go down like rock in that sand. And rust the same. I am interested in that salt away stuff. Never heard of it. Anyone that wants to park next to salt water makes no difference to me and is no concern of mine.


Thanks,

Alan

2001 HR Scepter 38PBD 330 Cummins


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