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General Campfire Discussion / Worse SPUT Ever
« on: March 05, 2017, 07:56:59 PM »
I don't know if anyone else has done it but today I closed up everything in the camper and when I went to hook up the truck.... NO KEYS.  Checked my clothes and everything in the tow vehicle.  I raised the roof half way... didn't find them.  :anono1: Raised the roof the remaining way... nothing.  :sotired: Pulled out one bunk end and then the slide out... still nothing.  :-[

I found them, not in the camper or the tow vehicle... but I found them.  :banghead:

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Appliances / Propane Wraps
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:19:48 PM »
These are pretty cool propane tank covers for $25 each if you want to customize the camper a little.



http://www.jackits.com/product-index.php?image-category=4


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What's Cookin / Jackpot - Ice Maker
« on: February 28, 2017, 07:22:57 PM »
Scored a new Igloo ICE109 Compact Ice maker for $25

Don't know that we will bring it every weekend but definitely on longer weekends.

Does anyone else use one?  Would you recommend it?



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Appliances / Heat Strip Install
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:54:05 PM »
After a lot of research, I installed a heat strip in my A/C unit.  It gives me additional free heat at the campsite, better circulation, and hides the exterior noise when the kids are sleeping.  It does not replace the furnace or other heating source but provides 5600 BTU, usually a separate circuit so eliminates breakers tripping.

The coleman/RVP air conditioning units have new knobs with the unit and thermostat control.  The DuoTherm/Dometic units do not have thermostat control and is not recommended to be run for more than 4 hours at a time.

FYI - it costs about $45 and can be installed is 2 screws and one plug.
http://www.adventurerv.net/coleman-camper-roof-air-conditioner-heat-strip-add-p-708.html


Worth the money

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Appliances / Handy Heater
« on: February 22, 2017, 10:18:07 PM »
I watched a local new station review this handy heater and according them the reviews, it works, that's awesome.



The Handy Heater™ Portable Ceramic Space Heater just has one plug, so there are no messy cables
Adjustable thermostat
Can be programmed for a 12-hour timer
Whisper quiet
$22.49 or cheaper
250 sq ft space
Cool to the touch
Adjustable thermostat ranges from 60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Measures 5.75" L x 7.75" W x 4.5" H


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Kids, Pets & Relatives / K9 Seat Belt
« on: February 22, 2017, 09:30:59 PM »
We have 2 dogs that travel with us everywhere.  They love the car and the first thing they do is jump in the front/drivers seat.

We just purchased two Paw Prime dog seat belts, a pet restraint device designed to help protect you and your pet while traveling in an automobile.  Simply clip onto your pet harness or collar and snap the belt tab right into the seat belt receptacle of your vehicle, securing your pet into place. With an adjustable length, the Paw Prime Seatbelt accommodates dogs both small and large of up to 100 Lbs.


https://pawprime.com/products/paw-primes-seatbelt

If you exit the page, a window pops up offering an extra 10% off

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Pennsylvania Grand Canyon / Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally
« on: February 04, 2017, 04:44:27 PM »
Grand Canyon of PA Group Rally 2017
Date: August 17-20, 2017
Location: Hill Creek State Park, Wellsboro, PA 16901
Campground Info: Click Here!
Reservations: Click Here!
Coordinators: TBD and TBD
By posting or participating in this event, you agree to the linked Legal Agreement that CanvasCampers.com and its agents are not liable for your participation.


  • Camping with full hookups at some sites
  • PA Grand Canyon local
  • Lake for boating, kayaking or fishing
  • Beach with snack bar
  • Over 5 1/2 miles of hiking trails
  • Cabins, cottages and yurts available

Full Map
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_004619.pdf

Click on Map to Enlarge

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Apr - Jun, 2017 / Pocono Raceway Nascar Camping
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:40:31 AM »
    Pocono Raceway Rally 2017
    Date: June 08-11, 2017
    Location: Pocono Raceway 1234 Long Pond Rd, Long Pond, PA 18334
    Campground Info: Click Here!
    Reservations: call at 1-800-722-3929, or email bkrueger@poconoraceway.com
    Coordinators: JoeCamper and ?
    By posting or participating in this event, you agree to the linked Legal Agreement that CanvasCampers.com and its agents are not liable for your participation.




    • Where: We camp in the family grandstand RV section outside of the track on turn 3.  This keeps us close to everything but not in the middle of it all night.  I'm to old and like to sleep.
    • How Much: 4 nights and 5 days of camping for $150. ($125 for popups) Thursday thru Monday
    • Who: Both men and woman are welcome
    • Group Gathering: There are marked sites, first come first serve.  The first person who arrives in the group saves our sites by putting their camper in one, tow vehicle in another, chairs in a 3rd, etc
    • Amenities:

         Electric - There are no utilities at the site.  A few of us run generators for a few hours during the day to charge our batteries for lights, etc at night.  Take showers in our campers etc.  If you don't have a generator, no worries.  You can borrow mine.
         Bath house - There is a bath house with flush toilets and showers.  Showers are normally nice on Thursday and Friday if you go early.  Cold showers later.  The campground is packed on Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday.  Showers are always cold and busy.
         Campfires are permitted, above ground.  One of us bring a fire pit.[/li][/list]
         Water - a fresh water truck comes around a few times a day to fill your water tank as needed. Cost is $??
         Grey/Black Tanks - HoneySucker comes around daily to empty tanks for a fee. Cost is $??
         Ice - Ice truck comes around daily, about $5 per bag
    • Potluck: Everyone brings their own beverages and snacks.  Prior to the trip, we split up meals and eat most together.  There is a lot of food and we eat well.  Maybe not completely healthy but well. (OPTIONAL)
    • Activities: Typical day is big breakfast, playing bocco ball, corn-hole, ladder golf or other games, lunch, visit racetrack activities and drivers, watch individual track trials, watch truck rain on Saturday, big dinner, drink a few beverages around a campfire.
    • Sunday race day tickets are about $25-$30
    • Tour: Even though I don't gamble, we often visit Pocono Casino one evening for diner, slots or whatever. (OPTIONAL)
    • Camping includes access to the inside of the track via walking or shuttle bus.  There are live bands inside and outside of the racetrack nightly.
    • Pack a hat, sunglasses, suntan lotion, etc for race day
    • Personal coolers for water or other drinks including alcoholic beverages are welcome in the race.  There are restrictions in size and I think they need to be soft coolers.


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    Gettysburg / Spring Historical Gettysburg Rally - May 2017
    « on: December 29, 2016, 03:26:52 PM »
    The Canvas Campers Spring Historical Rally
    Date: May 19-21st, 2017
    Location: Gettysburg Campground 2030 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
    Campground Info: http://gettysburgcampground.com/
    Reservations: call (888) 879-2241 the reserve a site with the Canvas Campers group. Post once you've booked.
    Rates: .Rates are per night and are listed in the next post. Disccounts based on the number of reservations, 10% off for 10 sites or more.  Deposit is one night.
    Coordinators: TBD and TBD
    By posting or participating in this event, you agree to the linked Legal Agreement that CanvasCampers.com and its agents are not liable for your participation.


    We will have a large pavilion for the group dinner and we are working on scheduling entertainment that evening.
    download campground map at:

    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point.  Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle.  That November, President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the fallen Union soldiers and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic Gettysburg Address.

    We have 15 sites saved in our block but you can book any site in the campground and both recieve the discount and join the group.  Just let the campground know that you are with the returning Canvas Campers group when making your reservation.

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    Thanksgiving Closer / Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Closer
    « on: December 05, 2016, 09:57:16 AM »
    Caledonia State Park is currently closed for all of 2017 year for renovations.
    "Campground Advisory: Due to a potential campground rehabilitation project, the campgrounds are not avalable for reservations for the 2017 season."

    2017 Thanksgiving Group Rally
    Date: Nov 03-05th, 2017
    Location: Lums Pond State Park, Delaware
    CG Information: http://www.destateparks.com/camping/lums-pond/index.asp
    Reservations: http://delawarestateparks.reserveamerica.com/
    Rally Coordinators: Elimra Fudd & mdbaird76
    By posting or participating in this event, you agree to the linked Legal Agreement that CanvasCampers.com and its agents are not liable for your participation.


    Full Campground Map:CG Map

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    Campgrounds, State Parks, Etc / 50% discount in Delaware State Parks
    « on: December 05, 2016, 09:20:26 AM »
    Use promo code HRVS5016 for a 50% discount on a campsite* stay at Killens Pond, Trap Pond or Lums Pond State Park.

    Use promo code HRVS2516 for a 25% discount off a campsite* stay at Cape Henlopen or Delaware Seashore State Park

    Reservation must be made by January 31, 2017, for a stay taken between October 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017
    Promo code may be used one time, for new reservations only, and may not be combined with any other offer or discount.
    Reservations must be made online or through our call center at
    1-877-98-PARKS
    The following dates are not available for this promotion:

    At Trap PondState Park:
    Halloween Weekend – October 28-30, 2016

    At Killens Pond State Park:
    NASCAR weekend –– June 2-4, 2017
    Firefly Festival – June 15-18, 2017

    At All Parks:
    Memorial Day weekend – May 26-27, 2016
    4th of July weekend – June 30-July 7, 2017

    All campground rules, regulations and policies apply, including restrictions on minimum and maximum stays, which vary according to time of year; details for each park are available at our reservation site at ReserveAmerica or by phoning 1-877-98-PARKS.

    Normal cancellation and refund policies apply.
    * Valid for campsites only. Offer cannot be applied to camping cabin, cabin, cottage or yurt rentals.

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    Halloween Rally / Haunted Halloween Rally - Oct 06-08th, 2017
    « on: October 17, 2016, 07:02:56 PM »
    Halloween Group Rally
    Date: October 06-08th 2017
    Location: Spring Gulch Resort
    Campground Info: http://www.springgulch.com/
    Rate: $70 for the weekend
    Reservations: (717) 354-3100 and let them know you are with the CanvasCampers Group
    Rally Coordinators: Chiefbowes & TBD
    Area Attractions: Your CanvasCampers friends and so much more. Haunted Hay Ride, Costume Contest and Site Decorating.
    By posting or participating in this event, you agree to the linked Legal Agreement that CanvasCampers.com and its agents are not liable for your participation.


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    What's Cookin / Menu - grocery store app
    « on: October 17, 2016, 05:09:46 PM »
    Does anyone use a grocery list app?  One that the family can share.

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    New Jersey Shore / Whippoorwill CG, NJ - Sept 2017
    « on: October 05, 2016, 01:36:07 PM »
    Late Summer at the Shore 2017

    Date: September 22-24, 2017 - yes, I said 2017
    Location: Whippoorwill Campground, Ocean City New Jersey
    Campground Info: Click Here!
    Reservations: Click Here!
    Coordinators: - - - and - - -
    By posting or participating in this event, you agree to the linked Legal Agreement that CanvasCampers.com and its agents are not liable for your participation.

    We will be having a group camping rally over this weekend and several members will be bicycling this weekend for awareness of Multiple Sclerosis.  You can do whatever you enjoy including come camp and enjoy the beach and shore.  You can cheer on the riders or you can participate in the ride.  There are a few options for distance.

    Last years rate was $25 per night for participates of the MS150 Bike ride, cheering fans and family.
    You will not be able to pick your site number but let them know you are camping with the CanvasCampers group so we will be near each other.



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