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How to Pick Perfect Camping Chairs

Posted in Camp Furniture by Tinny on Sunday, April 26th, 2015

When it comes to choosing camping chairs there are many different models to choose from.  There are also different chair construction and not all chairs are built equally.

Picking the Perfect Camping Chairs

Camping ChairsFirst you need to figure out what features are important to you in ideal camping chairs.  Some features to consider:

  • Weight Restrictions – You should always check out the weight limit of the camping chairs you are considering buying.  Even if you are thin, not all your camp visitors may be as light.  Remember people tend to sit on laps and the combined weight can add up quickly.  Avoid potential accidents by picking out sturdy camping chairs.
  • Camping Chairs with Cup Holders – If you are needing a place to put your cup (beer) then consider getting camping chairs with a cup holders.
  • Camping Chairs with Foot Rests – If you love putting your feet up at home then you should consider getting a camp chair with a foot rest.
  • Camping Chairs that Recline – These are types of chairs are my favorite but can be very hard to find.
  • Camping Chair Height – Beach chairs tend to be low to the ground.  Lower chairs are great for kids but not great for people with bad knees or backs.  Likewise, you should use caution putting smaller children in a high camping chair especially near camp fires.
  • Camp Chair Weight – If you plan on carrying your camping chair any distance then the lighter the better.  If your chair will only be used around your camp then the more comfortable chairs tend to be heavier.  If you aren’t sure if you will be carrying around your camping chair then it’s probably best to go with a medium weight camping chair.

I’ve learned from experience it’s best to get one camping chair and try it out to see if you like it before investing money in a full matching set.

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1940 Popular Mechanic’s Trailer Plans

Posted in Trailer Plans, Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Here’s a trailer built in 2004, from 1940 Popular Mechanic’s trailer plans. How cool is this?

Airstream Parks

Posted in Airstream, Camp Grounds by Tinny on Monday, April 20th, 2015

Our Neighbor
Image by Koocheekoo via Flickr

There are many Airstream Parks here is a list with links of what I’ve been able to find.

Alabama

Alabama – Near Huntsville
Roaring Pines
Union Hill, AL
(256) 852-0919
fmorchids@yahoo.com

Arizona

Superstition Resort
11313 East Boise Street
Apache Junction, AZ 85520
(602) 984-5341

Ponderosa Shadows Airstream Park
5900 Show Low Lake Road
Lakeside, AZ  85929
(928) 537-1103

California

Lake Tamarisk Land Yacht Harbor
26250 Parkview Drive
Desert Center, CA  92239
(760) 227-3138

Yucaipa Land Yacht Harbor
12618 3rd Street
Yucaipa, CA  92399
(909) 797-1807

Florida

Christmas RV Park
25525 E. Colonial Drive
Christmas, FL  32709
(407) 568-52.07
christmasrvpark@yahoo.com

Aminities:  Large shaded sites, clean restrooms, hot showers, laundry facilities, good tv reception, full hook up sites, pets welcome, swimming pool, ALL RV’s WELCOME, and dump station.

Land Yacht Harbor of Melbourne
Website: http://www.landyachtharbormelbourne.com

201 North John Rodes Blvd
Melbourne, FL  32934
(321) 254-6398

Mystic Springs Cove
Pensacola, Florida
(850) 256-3280

Paradise Park Condominium Association
46900 Bermont Road
Punta Gorde, FL 33982
(914) 639-2680

Travelers Rest Resort
29129 Johnston Road
Dade City, FL  33523
(353) 588-2013
(800) 565-8114

Amenities:  654 full hookup sites, 15, 30 & 50 amp service, WiFi access, paved streets, 8 hole USGA rated golf course, practice range, putting green, heated pool and spa, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, bocce ball courts, cable tv, public phones, off leash dog exercise area and spa, maintenance facility, 24 hour  laundry room, post office, seasonal grocery, seasonal snack bar, library with 24 hour internet access, rescue squad, partial handicap access, propane service, recration buildings, seasonal resort newspaper, seasonal entertainment, seasonal church services, and pavilions.

Georgia

Top of Georgia
Airstream Park
14255 Highway 75N
Helen, Georgia
(706) 878-3590

Michigan

Holiday Park Campground
4860 US-31 South
Traverse City, MI  49684
(231) 943-4410

Amenities:  Spaciious sites, WiFi hot spots, picnic tables and fire rings, 4 bath houses and hot showers, wooded nature, camp store, group camping, laundry, cable tv, 50 amp service, big rig friendly, paved roads, trailer storage, boat launch, sandy beach, play area, boat rentals, fishing, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes,

Minnesota

Minnesota Airstream Park
An Airstream Only Resort in Mid-Minnesota.
8795 82nd Street
Clear Lake, MN 55319
(320) 743-2771

Amenities:  Full water, sewer and elctrical hooks ups, level mostly wooded lots, storage sheds, leashed pets are permitted, WiFi access, Most sites have patio or screened room.  Swimming pool, golf course, tennis court, horseshoes, activity center, paved roads, central refuse collection and recycling, restrooms and shower facilites, laundry  facilites, controlled access to the park, on site propane service, wireless internet service, public telephone, mail service, daily newspaper service and easy access to medical facilities, churches and shopping.

New Jersey

Jersey Shore Airstream Haven
County Road 628
South Seaville, NJ 08246
(609) 861-2293

Amenities:  Beautiful heated swimming pool, spacious shady sites, 4 point hookups (cable included), central garbage depository, washer/dryer, clothes drying area, sanitary unloading/dump station, clean restrooms, hot showers, public telephone, screened pavilion, WBCCI rallies welcome!

Oklahoma

Cherokee Land Yacht Harbor
23716 E. 876 Road
Park Hill, OK 74451-2911
(918) 457-9333

Pennsylvania

Penn Wood Airstream Park
P.O. Box 7 Kindel Road
Limestone, PA  16234
(814) 764-8963
pwweb@pennwood.org

Amenities:  3 point hookups, 30 and 50 amp service, cable TV, laundry facilities, restroom and shower facilities, wi-fi internet access, public telephone, central garbage repository, rural mail service, churches, hospital, restaurants, shopping and hotels nearby, and metered propane available on site.

South Carolina

Palmetto Cove
521 Table Rock Road
Cleveland, SC 29635
(864) 836-6221

Tennessee

Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground
13 Airstream Drive
Crossville, TN 38572
(931) 788-2211
haje141@aol.com

Amenities:  Hiking rails, 3 point hookups, electric, sewer and water.  Spacius visitor lots are buffered with open space and are a short walk from clubhouse.  WiFi is available.

Texas

North Texas Airstream Community
200 Walnut Hill Ave., #1
Hillsboro, TX 76645
(254) 582-5566

Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
714 Angelina
Zavalla, TX 75980
(936) 897-8041

Virginia

Highland Haven Airstream Park
6517 Highland Haven Road NE

Copper Hill, VA 24079
(540) 651-9050

Download Park Brochure pdf

Washington

Washington Land Yacht Harbor
(360) 491-3750
(360) 413-7539

Wisconsin

Fountain Lake RV Park, Inc.
8599 16th Road
Almond, WI 54909
(715) 366-2954

West Virginia

Tri Lake Airstream Park
1 Tri Lake Park
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(304) 258-1331

White Oak Land Yacht Harbor
Mountain Lake Road
Hedgesville, WV
(304) 754-7525

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1925 GM House Car

Posted in Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Friday, April 17th, 2015

This is such a cool find. I had never even heard of a GM House car before today. Someone spent a lot of time and money restoring this vehicle. AMAZING!

Old Travel Trailer with Renault Turbo Engine

Posted in Teardrop Travel Trailers, Video, Vintage Trailers by Tinny on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

This video is awesome! I love the sound of the engine.

Make Your Own Renault Turbo Engine Travel Trailer!