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Old 09-11-2018, 10:31 AM
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Default First trip under our belt

We are back from our first camping expedition to Blue Springs National Park. The trip was mainly to check out our gear. See which will make the cut for our next trip. Also to see what needs adding. More fans are a must.
Putting the tent up and all the other bits took it's toll in the Florida sun.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:57 PM
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Nice setup! The awning is a nice feature! So did everything work out? How was the weather? Do the windows on the front doors close up? Did you figure out made the cut, and what were you missing?
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:28 PM
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Looking good! You might want to consider getting an adjustable height pole for the awning. They are notorious for catching rain. Replacing one of the existing poles with an adjustable pole will allow it to go higher or lower to slope the awning to drain the rain.
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Hi both poles are adjustable.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:36 PM
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Nice setup! The awning is a nice feature! So did everything work out? How was the weather? Do the windows on the front doors close up? Did you figure out made the cut, and what were you missing?
The red grill did not make the cut for future trips. works great as grill, however not so good as a stove top. So that will be replaced with another small stove. Maybe we will use a disposable grill.
The weather was typical Florida, mostly hot then hotter then hotter then slightly cooler. Then repeat. ;-)Need an extra fan.
Yes all the windows open
The screen room is on injured reserve. Until we get a 10 x 10 straight legged pop up shade canopy.
Oh and the luggage trailer you can see will be replaced with a bigger one.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:47 PM
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Hi both poles are adjustable.
Looking closer at the picture, I can see that now. Is that standard with the tent now? The ones that came with mine only fold in half.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:00 PM
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I would assume so, because that is how mine arrived.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:30 PM
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The red grill did not make the cut for future trips. works great as grill, however not so good as a stove top. So that will be replaced with another small stove. Maybe we will use a disposable grill.
The weather was typical Florida, mostly hot then hotter then hotter then slightly cooler. Then repeat. ;-)Need an extra fan.
Yes all the windows open
The screen room is on injured reserve. Until we get a 10 x 10 straight legged pop up shade canopy.
Oh and the luggage trailer you can see will be replaced with a bigger one.
At one time we had some kind of portable grill, I forget what brand. We did really use it so much though, I had gotten a Coleman two-burner, with most campsites having grills we were fine. I don't remember what happened to the grill, but I got the stove after divorce. We also had gotten an electric griddle, left that in pop up camper when we sold it, but I bought a stove top griddle last year that works just fine. So, a two-burner with griddle, and campsite grill/fire, works well for me.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:22 AM
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I remember when we had our canvas tent when we first started camping. If it was raining and cool, we could get our tent up in about 15/20 minutes, when it was hot, it took us just over an hour. We now have a caravan, and if its hot, we wait until the evening to put the awning up.
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