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    Post by AllanR on Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:31 pm

    We really started "camping" This year. Mostly camp ground's to get my son's feet wet with the camping experience. So far so good. He loves it. So Im going to combine some photo's From here on out until we stop our adventures into this one thread. Next year in 2014 we plan to do Alot more camping as a family. And I plan to get out with you good folks here in the NMW atleast once a year.
    We Mainly use a truck Bed tent, a full size air mattress on the floor. And I built a "Bunk" That goes from one bed rail to the other bed rail 5'x26" about the size of a toddler bed for our 4 year old to sleep on. Our feet go under his "Bunk". He Loves his "bed" and it works out great giving us all our own space.
    We cook on a small portable grill with 1 lb. propane canisters. A Cooler Filled with ice for beverages and to keep meet and veggies cold. I have a tiny converter if needed for something. Any other food and plates/silverware/etc.. stay in a rubber maid tote. So Far its worked out pretty well.

    Anyways On with the pictures.

    This is our first official camp out. The wife and I did a night by our selves with our new truck tent while our son stayed at a friends house. This was the 2nd anniversary of our daughters passing and we wanted a peaceful relaxing day together. Aug.3rd we visited Beaver brook camp ground together.


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    2ND Weekend in Aug. My wife has a family reunion every year, this year it was held Above N.Conway Over by story Land I think the place was called Green Meadows CAmp ground. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

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    This coming up weekend (Aug17th) we are hoping to get a spot over at Lake St.George In Maine for a couple nights . Pictures to follow if it goes threw.

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    Post by Guest on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:00 pm

    My sincere condolences on your daughters passing

    however the camping pics look very memorable & thats one impressive truck
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    Post by MtnClimber on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:26 pm

    That tent seems to fit your truck perfectly Cool I'm always pleased/jealous to see families out camping and enjoying the great outdoors together.


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    Post by AllanR on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:42 pm

    Thanks guys. On Both accounts.

    The truck does its job. Its not exactly what I want. I would like to get a full size truck in a year or so And Haul a Small tag along or slide in for us if camping keeps going well with our son, My wife grew up camping. I did not. I enjoy it tho.

    Maybe one day I will have a full size for DD/camping, But something like a LandRover D1 again with a RTT for exploring And expeditions with the fellah's. But thats a long ways away.

    The truck has a few more steps to go until Im really satisfied with it for what I want it to do,look, and perform. For now its serving its purpose great for what I/We need it for. But once you start you always want more.
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    Post by muffinman on Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:12 pm

    glad to see u enjoy taking your family camping I have been taking my wife and daughter to the nmw since she was 2 she loves it

    my parents started taking me when i was very young i have alot of good memorys I'm sure your son will to

    your truck looks real good love the idea for the little bunk bed in the tent
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    Post by AllanR on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:54 pm

    We just reserved 2 days (Friday night to Sunday checkout)at K.O.A in Gardiner/Richmond nothing greet but lots of activities for our son. Ill snap a couple pictures.
    I'll also get better pictures of the bunk as well.

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    Post by AllanR on Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:02 am

    Here are Some recent pictures from the K.O.A Camp ground in Gardiner.

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    This is a Shot of my son's "bunk" I built that I have talked about, Simple and effective.

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    Post by AllanR on Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:55 am

    Bringing this back up. We bought a 2014 Skyline "SkyCat" with Bunks. We have been fairly busy and haven't gotten out But we are going on a couple 3 day trips coming up end of the month and August.

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