Camping


Bought a camper for out of town work. Spent our first week in the camper don't seem to be too bad of a deal. It beats staying in a motel.and a whole lot easier than dealing with trying to rent a house. with the beer virus we're doing this project and phases. So really don't want a sign a lease.

New to the camping thing my parents used to camp when I was a kid but that really don't account for anything.
Is there anything I should be aware of or be looking out for as a new camper?? Anything special I should be doing to maintain the camper?


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.
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Glad you're enjoying the camping experience. As those who posted above have said already, preventative maintenance goes a long way in extending the life of the camper and preventing failures when you least need them. You'll learn a lot of helpful tricks just by talking to other folks camping around you, and if you need something the chances are good that somebody has what you're looking for. One other thing about the water heater, don't forget to check and/or replace the anode each year. When I winterize at the end of the season I'll pull that anode to inspect it and drain the water heater tank. I'll also tape a piece of flexible tubing to the hose of my shop vac and suck out all the sediments that build up in the tank through the anode port. We set up at a campground that had very high water pressure once. When I hooked up the water to the camper it stirred up that sediment and actually stopped up the screen in the kitchen faucet. Only took me about twenty minutes to figure that one out! On that same note, make sure you have at least one pressure regulator on hand and hook it up AT THE SUPPLY FAUCET! NOT at the camper.
If you want to try something different Google "Pie Irons" to try over the grill.

Good Luck!


There's a reason I'm close to the top of the food chain.
'97 HYDRASPORTS 22' OCEAN DC
EVINRUDE 175
18' LOUISIANA CUSTOM
YAMAHA F50
'17 F-250
Pie irons. Didn't know what that was. Googled that and instantly brought childhood memories back. Got the wife ordering one now. You can make the best grilled cheese sandwich ever.fill them with jelly, peanut butter & jelly ham and cheese . You name it.
Thanks a million.


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.
Hey OTC, how about posting a pic of the new camper??
Not new . New ones are way out of my budget.

2020
You've been on the water lately?
It won't be long the big reds will be here.


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.
OTC, something else to try in the pie irons- Take regular store bought biscuits and mash one out flat so it will flip over and cover itself when closed. Take a chunk of cream cheese and a good spoonful of pie filling (apple, blueberry, strawberry) to fill 1 half of the iron, pull the rest of the biscuit over the filling and close it up to cook. The tricky part is making sure the biscuit cooks thru before burning the outside.

Here's another hack for ya. If you have an electric waffle iron you can cook a cinnamon roll in about 15 seconds once it's hot. Make sure to spray it down good with non-stick after a couple have cooked. We don't like cooking inside of the camper when we don't have to so we look for ways to keep everything outside if possible.

Good looking rig! have fun with it.


There's a reason I'm close to the top of the food chain.
'97 HYDRASPORTS 22' OCEAN DC
EVINRUDE 175
18' LOUISIANA CUSTOM
YAMAHA F50
'17 F-250
Not new . New ones are way out of my budget.

2020
You've been on the water lately?
It won't be long the big reds will be here.


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.Originally posted by Off the chain


Yeah, a couple of times. Just so frustrating dealing with the crowds and jet skis. Fished a few times from our neighborhood dock. Caught a couple of nice striped bass. Looking forward to the fall. I plan on fishing a lot off McClellanville this fall. Its so uncrowded down there, and the shrimping is great.
Not new . New ones are way out of my budget.

2020
You've been on the water lately?
It won't be long the big reds will be here.


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.Originally posted by Off the chain


Yeah, a couple of times. Just so frustrating dealing with the crowds and jet skis. Fished a few times from our neighborhood dock. Caught a couple of nice striped bass. Looking forward to the fall. I plan on fishing a lot off McClellanville this fall. Its so uncrowded down there, and the shrimping is great.Originally poted by BLP2020


Nice camper BTW
Impatient went last night to Cabela's tried to find a pie iron they didn't have any. Oh well should have the one wife ordered about Wednesday.

2020. The neighborhood just south of the swing bridge. Plantation harbor? A couple years ago fishing the docks and that bridge pulled a 35-in striper from under the bridge.

It's definitely been crazy how many people on the water. even on the weekdays.going to try to get home next week. make a Georgetown trip. try to get on some tarpon.
I've not been on the water maybe 15 times this year. I usually make it on the water nearly a hundred times a year. Even if it's just a quickie 1 or 2 hour trip after work.
Oh well.



I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.
Finally got one of the pie irons wife ordered. Seasoned it and it'll be ready to go tomorrow.


I am fragile.
Not like a flower.
But like a bomb.

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