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Old 02-29-2008, 12:12 PM
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Hello everyone, just wanted to say hi and I like this site a lot. I've been looking for camping forums to share ideas and such. Seems like this is a good one.

Been camping for about 15 years now since my wife introduced me to it. We bought our first camper last spring a Hornet 30BHS. Been trying to use it as much as possible.

Looking forward to sharing and learning from everyone on this site.

Mike, Paula, Dallas, Devyn, Brooklyn, and Ashtyn.....otherwise known as the Kelly's
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:21 PM
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Welcome aboard Roadhouse

I too was looking for a forum that was community based and stumbled across it by accident. Real glad I did as I have learned a bunch in my short time here.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:22 PM
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Here's some pics of our camper




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Old 02-29-2008, 12:25 PM
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pics of tow rig, camping accessories hauler, play rig, and family minus me




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Old 02-29-2008, 12:39 PM
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Great pictures thanks for sharing
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:48 PM
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Hey Roadhouse, glad to have you here. We have a lot of great members here, from all over the world. You came to the right place.

Thats a great looking rig, and family!! 4 women in the house


My wife had a 2001 grand cherokee that we just sold, but it wasnt quite as high as that one. Hows she do in the mud?



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Old 02-29-2008, 12:58 PM
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Hi roadhouse, great pics. That is a very nice rig, 30 foot is a perfect size to me. How does the burban do towing it?
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Mikey I have a 27' Shasta (Aluminum Trailer, NOT Fiberglass) with a 97 Tahoe as a tow vehicle, NO WORRIES is all I can say about the Tahoe's/Suburbans...

They work real well, BTW mine has over 300K and still tows like there is no tomorrow. She's NO deisel mind you and sucks the fuel doing what she does but wow what a great vehicle for what we love to do!
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:03 PM
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Thanks for the replies folks.

The Suburban tows the camper okay. It gets the job done, but nothing to write home about. I knew the Suburban wasn't the exact rig I wanted to tow with, but didn't want to buy a small or lite weight camper. Just figured if the Suburban could get us by for a year or two great. We've been looking at 3/4 ton Suburbans with the 6.0L or 8.1L, and looking at Excursions with the V10 or 7.3L diesel.
I am going to put some air bags on the rear of the Suburban to help with the weight of the trailer. It sags even with a weight dist. hitch. Camper is heavy, 68XXlbs empty....so probably a little over 8000lbs loaded. Thats why I try to take the Explorer with the generator, bikes, and wood in the bed.

As for the Jeep, its a blast. I just did this the new lift/tires, so really haven't had it out yet with the bigger tires. Soon.

And yes four women in my house My son is the oldest and when he goes away to college I think I'm going with him. Then my wife can deal with the three teenage girls
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Haha roadhouse, does you wife know about that??

Sounds like it would be a wise move though, 3 teens, spells

Oh yeah, welcome to the site too!!!
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Hello and welcome roadhouse!
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:56 PM
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Hi roadhouse.
I thought I responded to this one already but I didn't Welcome to the site and wow great pics. I like the Sport trak I'm a Ford guy myself. (Long Family History with Ford)
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Great to have you on board here at Camper Community. Great pics posted also.
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Default hey michigander

what part of michigan are you from ? Whats your favorite campground in michigan..? im located between flint and port huron.
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Old 03-03-2008, 08:39 PM
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what part of michigan are you from ? Whats your favorite campground in michigan..? im located between flint and port huron.
I'm from Sanford, just outside of Midland.

So far my favorite campground is Alcona County Park just side Glennie. It's on the backwaters of the AuSable River. We've probably only stayed at 10 different campsites around the state over the years, so I don't have much to compare it to.

I like Alcona Park because its fairly cheap the stay there, the place is quiet. Its on the water, and surrounded by federal land. Can't ask for much more than that.
Plus the place is broken up into 5 campgrounds. 2 are seasonal. One rustic, one full hookups, then one modern. All have great views of the water.

Alcona Park - 1100 Acres of Trophy Producing Fishing Waters

I also really like Clear Lake State Park just north of Atlanta.



What are some of your favs in MI?
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