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Old 12-08-2011, 06:56 AM   #21
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East Coast Meet and Greet

I must confess. I have stayed at Aces High RV park 3 times over the past few years. Always in November when it is already getting cold. (This is an annual event as my last 'camping trip' of the year...which is really an excuse for my best friend from college and I to spend a weekend gambling in the daytime at Mohegan Sun and staying up all night in the van drinking and catching up.) It is a manicured, RV park, and nobody would really call it camping. But, they do a good job, have good firewood.. They are truly set up for winter RVing with heated water connections, etc. The bathrooom facilities are nice and relatively unused since it is mostly big rigs with their own plumbing. It was just 1 shower and 1 bathroom for men and 1 for women (again, nobody is using them.) We used them and always got the site right near the store building/bathroom building. There are fire rings and grills. It is kind of like camping on a golf course, know what I mean? But it works for our purposes and they have a system down for winter camping. now, I have not been there in snow or in January.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:10 AM   #22
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I spoke with Bruce Elfstom at Overland Experts who is just down the road a bit. OEX said they would be glad to cut as a deal for a half day of training centered around our vans and lunch as a group. I can speak with them further if any interest.

Bruce also said we could camp at their training area the night for free if we wanted.

thoughts?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:17 PM   #23
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Re: East Coast Meet and Greet

we are up in northern new hampshire
and we mainly travel in winter
we might be able to rally
out west to Ny
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:20 PM   #24
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we need to pick a time and get organized. I am thinking I organize private land where we can camp and have fire unless someone needs to be hooked up?

Maybe Jan.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:22 PM   #25
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I think no hook ups is fine as long as we find a place it's cool for NOMADCAT to use his Honda 2000 generator per his earlier post in this thread.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:28 PM   #26
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Re: East Coast Meet and Greet

I hear Key West is nice this time of year. It's just a short drive down I-95.
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #27
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Re: East Coast Meet and Greet

Just a thought. I would be happy to host a meet and greet at the house here in Warwick the first or second weekend in January. Since I'm heading out west in January, I think I might miss anything more organized. We have enough room in the front yard for 6-8 rigs, plus 4-5 in the driveway.
People are more then welcome to camp over night (or the entire weekend). We have a little fire pit in the back yard and plenty of room for grilling, etc.

Let me know if there is any interest and I'll start planning. I already got 'permission' from my better half...

If anyone is commuting here from a distance, your welcome to set up "camp" for a few days too
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:03 PM   #28
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ahhh the warwick drive-in.....brings back memories....

and waywayanda.....i wonder what their overnight camping policy is in the winter?
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:20 PM   #29
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My build starts Jan 2 at SMB North (my first SMB); probably won't be ready for this meet & greet though hope to meet other SMB'ers at future events.

For future reference, I'm on Eastern Long Island and Indian Island County Park Campground in Riverhead, NY is open weekends (Thurs-Sun) all winter if anybody is ever interested for an East Coast winter event. Only electric is available though the park is beautiful and lots of nearby attractions/shopping for activities. Not far from the south shore beaches (4X4s allowed on some beaches), Montauk, and the north shore wineries.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:54 PM   #30
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I'm okay with no hookup once I'm buttoned in for the night.

Make your plans regardless. I may be in TX in January.

If I'm here, though, I'm there. Where? With you guys.
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