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General Campfire Discussion / 2017 and beyond
« on: November 09, 2017, 01:01:01 PM »
It has been a great year of camping!! Together, Thingette and myself have been at 9 out of 11 rallies. And 2018 looks to be a busy year also.

Thanks to all our friends and family for making the rallies what they are. This is the most fun I have ever had with people I met on the internet. I like probably many of you have been asked why this group. My answer remains the same. I don't know, but if you went once you would understand. Some of you have become more like family. Most of you i like more than my family. LOL.

I think the person who deserves the most thanks is Joe! Without Joe and the people who support him (you know who you are). Non of this would exist. Hours of time on the site, on the phone making deals with campgrounds, finding wood and on and on.

Congratulations and thanks to all for a great 2017 and looking forward to 2018.   :chief:

General Campfire Discussion / Back in the game new to me camper
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:04:11 PM »
I pick up my new to me 1990 Coleman Columbia tonight. pictures to follow.

Raystown Lake / Re: Raystown School Starting?
« on: May 31, 2017, 12:35:53 PM »
Isn't this the first week of school in Pennsylvania?

General Campfire Discussion / Segway groupon for Gettysburg
« on: January 19, 2017, 11:18:21 AM »
Segway Groupon for Gettysburg.  On sale now $55 for two on $29 for one good until June 8.

The passing to new owners. The Inn has moved on. i have turned them on to Canvas Campers. I am not leaving, i will be around sleeping in a different canvas.  Chief

Canvas Classified / 2003 Flagstaff 227 pop up camper - $3500
« on: March 08, 2016, 02:17:27 PM »
2003 Flagstaff 227 pop up camper : $3500.00

Used it at least once a month from March to November. I was the second owner. Bought it from a dealer used. No leaks in the canvas, canvas was treated every other year. No water damage as I resealed it every year. I used my Dodge Caravan to tow it without any issue. Looking to upgrade, need the cash to buy something else. Great camper for the year and price!


Sleeps 7 easily, 2 queens, 1 king, 1 twin
Heated King and Queen mattresses on bunk ends
U-shaped dinette (sits 6 comfortably, sleeps 2)
conventional dinette as well (sits 4, sleeps 1 : 2 if they are little)

3 way refrigerator: works great! Used it every trip.
Propane furnace
2 burner stove

Holding tank for water w/ water pump.
Roof fan w/ all weather cover to keep rain out while running fan
Awning: used almost every trip.
Set of Popup Gizmos (
Accessory shelf for outside (Great for a coffee maker)

Lots of storage
Added interlocking foam flooring like you would use under exercise equipment for warmer floor in cooler months.
Some lights coverted to LED

Storage tube on back bumper for awning poles.
Electric brakes
Spare tire
Outdoor grill (I never used it, already had a RoadTrip grill)

No water damage. Sealed every year.

General Campfire Discussion / Tom and Jerry Mix
« on: November 05, 2015, 04:49:17 PM »
I am looking for Tom and Jerry Mix. it is usually produced by a dairy or country store.  I anyone knows of any please contact me.

Thanks Gary

General Campfire Discussion / CHECK YOUR RESERVATIONS PLEASE!!
« on: March 01, 2015, 04:18:30 PM »
Went on the reservation site and it shows none of my reservations, Gary

General Campfire Discussion / Bad Weather
« on: July 08, 2014, 09:23:29 PM »
Everyone survive that line of storms today? Missed home, but work area lots of tree damage with some loss of power. Chief

General Campfire Discussion / Crank Handle
« on: May 16, 2014, 07:01:35 AM »
Did anyone find one leaving the spring opener?  NOTE to self remove the handle before leaving.

General Campfire Discussion / Spring?? Does it exist??
« on: March 30, 2014, 09:19:29 PM »
2 inches of water yesterday and 9 inches of snow today.  Is it ever going to end? Spring in July?  Gary

Group Memories / Finger Lakes Rally, NY
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:30:01 PM »

The Finger Lakes Rally, NY
Date: July 17-20, 2014
Location: Babcock Hollow Campground, Bath NY
Campground Info: Click Here!
Reservations: Call (607)776-7185
Coordinators: chiefbowes and tbd

SiteMember NameAttendingArrival DayDepart DayPotluck
Site 20$35....
Site 21$35....
Site 22$35....
Site 23$35....
Site 24$35....
Site 25$35....
Site 26$35....
Site 37$35....
Site 38$35....
Site 39$35....
Site 40$35....
Site 67$35....
Site 68$35....
Site 69$35....
Cabin 52 A$65....
Cabin 52 B$65....
Cabin 52 C$65....

There is more than just wineries here!
(1) Corning Glass Museum, It is a day in itself. Great for kid and they are FREE!
(2) Rockwell Museum of Western Art, Can be done as a package with the Glass Museum
(3) Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport.
(4) National  Soaring Museum in Elmira.
(5) Mark Twain Museum in Elmira

(1) Eldridge Park in Elmira. Restored Carousel and other rides perfect for kids of all ages
(2) Harris Hill Amusement Park. Great for the kids and next door to the soaring museum

Hiking & Biking & Water
(1) Finger Lakes Trail.
(2) Cohocton river, Tioga River, Chemung river

The fun never ends please join us for the 2014 Fingerlakes Rally!

Campgrounds, State Parks, Etc / Asseteague Island MD/VA
« on: September 15, 2013, 08:01:25 PM »
Has anybody been? We are looking at this for a week trip. Any info would be helpful.

Campgrounds, State Parks, Etc / Stony Brook State Park NY
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:06:25 PM »
Spent last weekend at Stony Brook State Park. Rented a double site had family reunion with our PUP and 2 tents.  Pool is open after being closed for 5 years.  Great park!!

Pre & Post Trip Ideas & Report / Mammoth Caves National Park
« on: August 04, 2012, 07:33:54 AM »
  We recently spent 10 days traveling to and from Mammoth Caves.  This is a most for everyones list.  We spent i day of travel each way, 5 days in Cave City, KY and 3 days in Nicholasville. KY

  We said in Pier-Lon Park in Median OH the first and last nights as this was the half way point for us. A very nice park with great staff.  A little off the beaten path. Most of the nonseasonal site are in a open area with trees that are maturing.

  In Cave City we stayed at Jellystone Park, Now normally i would have avoided places like this.  A very clean and well laid out park on the the lay of the land.  It is a little hilly but not bad.  Some of the best staff i have ever had the pleasure to deal with!  The events were enough to keep DD busy and happy when were at camp.  The pool was large and cool (low temp 94 high 100).  would recommend this park to anyone.

  We got caught in one of the storms that tore thru the area.  Hail pea and grape sized, torrential rain and high winds.  This folded our first up in to a ball :thumbdown: Camper was dry and awning in one piece :)  Park staff told us that the storm had dumped just under 3inches of rain

  We moved to Camp Nelson RV Park in Lancaster, KY.  A small park with 75% permanent residents.  We staid "on the river" which was not so much.  Met some colorful locals while DW and DD went to Kentucky Horse Park for 2 different days. This could be a gem, but would take some work,  We also ran into a fast  moving storm here which ripped the awning off the leg.
I had to roll it up in high winds and rain so no more shade .

  2 hours of rain in 10 days going to take it.  Loosing the First-Up, the awning and having to replace the battery in the TV, i will deal with it.  Great Trip with great memories can not wait for the next one!

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