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Old 06-20-2017, 02:33 PM   #291
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Looking for some suggestions about where to do the first night in the van. I'm thinking Shaver Lake area since it's close to the factory. Any ideas, spots, and suggestions are welcome.
Pick up is tomorrow 6/21 and I need to be at Van Compass on Friday.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:02 PM   #292
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Looking for some suggestions about where to do the first night in the van. I'm thinking Shaver Lake area since it's close to the factory. Any ideas, spots, and suggestions are welcome.
Pick up is tomorrow 6/21 and I need to be at Van Compass on Friday.
TIA
Michael,

First of all, congratulations!

This suggestion is going to seem a bit odd, but bear with me....

Harris Ranch encourages overnighters in the lot between the restaurant and the motel. It is about an hour away, as is Shaver Lake or Lake Kaweah, but it has the added benefit of the air conditioned bar and restaurant (it is currently 106 in Fresno...) We have stayed there several times going up and down the Valley and no one will think twice about you doing what you need to do as you go about checking out the systems. And when you are done there is a cold beer just steps away....

A bit unorthodox, but throwing it out there for consideration!

Say hello to Mark and Rob at Van Compass for me, and remind them that I will be there a week from Friday.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:38 PM   #293
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Well you picked one hot week to pick up your van. Probably a record breaker tomorrow. Not sure if Sample Meadow CG is open but it should be cooler up there. Lots of camping around Shaver. Badger is a nice little CG.


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/sie...45420&actid=29


The Sierra Vista Byway is a loop road above Bass Lake and also has a lot of camps or spots to boon dock.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/s...567&width=full
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Thanks for the ideas Tim and Dave. The heat is one of the reasons I'm looking at Shaver Lake area, supposed to be much cooler up in the hills. Any other suggestions?
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Another suggestion, ask Jonathan Feld about Dinky Creek area.
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Plenty of campgrounds in Sequoia/Kings Canyon, too, but no hookups if you want to try all the systems. We were up there last Sunday. It was 108 in Fresno and in the 70s up in the mountains. Only an hour or so away.
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I had to have SMB do a little work and saw these they're building.
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