Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-24-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Delaware
Posts: 107
Things have changed a little Jagiven.....we used to go every year and rent a place on Ocracoke....we absolutely loved it. The island was very Rustic.....a few bars that was it... as one lady told me...if you don't fish and you don't read you might as well stay home. Me, the wife and our two labs rented a house down there this year....first time in about 10 years. It's much more commercial now...still nice, just different. The biggest difference is you now have to pay to go on the beach....$50 a week.. still the best $50 you'll ever spend.... we're planning on a trip down this fall....will probably not camp on Ocracoke.....but will day trip it there for sure.... Just to day myself....when I was a kid...we used to travel from the Eastern Shore of Maryland to visit friends stationed at Norfolk......we took the ferry...no CBBT.....that was in the early 60's.
__________________

Doodlebug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 09:46 AM   #12
Member
 
roccoecu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 47
I will also be there the last week in April. I will only be driving from Burlington NC though. Staying at Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe. If you happen to be at the same place stop by for a cold drink. Im will be in a Jayco 254 being pulled by an Explorer Sport Trac. Look for the East Carolina Pirate flag. Have a safe trip.
__________________

roccoecu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 09:58 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Kave&Lucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Clinton, NC
Posts: 322
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boubou View Post
Thanks for the great tips. I will follow your recommendations.
We are going to Camp Hatteras for 8 nights
Hoping for good weather! We are taking it easy, driving about 300 miles a day, camping along the way. Total trip will be 2 weeks, last two weeks of April.
Hey, Boubou, be sure to post some pictires of your trip! Enjoy
__________________
Kettrell & Sharon
Greyhawk 31DS
Kave&Lucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 10:36 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,112
Everything changes; we lived in NC in the early 70s. The last time I was back was mid 80s, I would guess. The town we lived in had really grew, but the islands seemed to have a little growth, mostly houses. One of the guys I work with (just moved here) is from the next town over from where I lived and he has described the area as approaching a major metropolitan area.

Does not surprise me that they charge to get out on the beach, but $50 a week seems a bit high. We always camped at the NP CG. From the pictures on-line the CG does not look as it has changed much. We are planning a trip out there in few years.
Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Boubou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 626
drive from Kingston Ontario Canada to the Outerbanks - OBX

Quote:
Originally Posted by roccoecu View Post
I will also be there the last week in April. I will only be driving from Burlington NC though. Staying at Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe. If you happen to be at the same place stop by for a cold drink. Im will be in a Jayco 254 being pulled by an Explorer Sport Trac. Look for the East Carolina Pirate flag. Have a safe trip.
And we'll be sporting a JOF sticker
- Grey Eagle HT
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle HT 23.5
2010 Ram QC 1500 Hemi
Sheltie, Chihuahua and Terrier/Chihuahua rescue
http://3dogsandacamper.tumblr.com
Boubou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 11:35 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Boubou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 626
drive from Kingston Ontario Canada to the Outerbanks - OBX

And yes we will be staying at camp Hatteras
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle HT 23.5
2010 Ram QC 1500 Hemi
Sheltie, Chihuahua and Terrier/Chihuahua rescue
http://3dogsandacamper.tumblr.com
Boubou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:42 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
3'senough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: New York
Posts: 2,072
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doodlebug View Post
Boubou....I agree with what the others have recommended.......No way should you go around Washington....it can be a scary experience in a car let alone towing a camper.... Once you are South of Northern Del the scenery turns rural.(Take Del Rte 1 to Rte 13 is the easiest route) If you do go Rte 13 through Southern DE watch your speed in the little towns...they are legendary speed traps. It's a very nice ride. Crabman country is really neat.... The CBBT is a beautiful piece of engineering...in April you should see tons of boats real close to the bridge fishing. You can stop 1/2 way at the rest stop. (Sometimes they give coupons for a free ice cream cone).... Not sure where you're going on the OBX...Ocracoke Island is a great place to visit.....the commercial campgrounds look a little rough. It's a neat place to visit.... If I can help you in any way let me know...
I use this route about 2-3x a year and have always used the 113 rte in place of the 13 route just due to the more open road with less lights. You do head out east more and towards OC but I have found I like moving more this way. I have not been on 13 in over 10 years south of Dover so I am curious if there has been any improvements to town bypasses in the last 5-6 years like the many that have been added on 17 south?

I am heading down this route in a few weeks again. As for speed traps I did get caught on one but is was in NC on 17 which let me off with a warning last trip. I do slow down for the towns in most cases this just happened to be a wide open area that was reducing from 65.

One thing of note. When you get off the CBBT in VA the traffic can be brutal depending on the time of day you hit it. Also remember the bridge is 23 miles long so check your fuel before heading out on it. And there are drawbridges in various paths in Virginia beach that can cripple you especially if your towing. I have heard of people being stuck for 1.5 hrs under the right conditions. Once your stopped for it there is no way out and you have to wait until it closes so pay attention to the signs warning you of an opening time if on your route.

There are several lights you hit right after the bridge and there are also propane restrictions with certain tunnels throughout VA so be mindful of them if you take a different route home. The Washington corridor I have lost more than I have won trying to go that way so I am resolved to this being the best route.
__________________

2014 375 BHFS Eagle Premier
2014 Ram 3500 Longhorn DRW CC
6.7 CTD, Aisin, 4.10's
Yamaha EF3000iSEB
3'senough is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Boubou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 626
drive from Kingston Ontario Canada to the Outerbanks - OBX

Wow! you guys are great help. I always get a little un-easy going on unknown roads, especially with the 5th wheel. I don't do the driving, I do the planning and routing. I like to know exactly what road and hindrances. These tips are great and very helpful. I also route with the Rand Mcnally 7710 GPS, Google map and Rand Mcnally truck Atlas ROFL!
Back in the days before trailer, I would just go! and not worry. But now, I have to be prepared and know there are no low bridges anywhere nearby our route and if there are, make note of them as well.
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle HT 23.5
2010 Ram QC 1500 Hemi
Sheltie, Chihuahua and Terrier/Chihuahua rescue
http://3dogsandacamper.tumblr.com
Boubou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Boubou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 626
Quote:
Originally Posted by roccoecu View Post
I will also be there the last week in April. I will only be driving from Burlington NC though. Staying at Camp Hatteras in Rodanthe. If you happen to be at the same place stop by for a cold drink. Im will be in a Jayco 254 being pulled by an Explorer Sport Trac. Look for the East Carolina Pirate flag. Have a safe trip.
We are getting there on the 20th and leaving the 28th April. Might not be able to meet but hey! if you do get there before we leave, stop by the grey jayco Eagle HT 23.5 (just look for a short little 5th wheel) and a grey Dodge Ram near the dunes. We always have cold "beverages"
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle HT 23.5
2010 Ram QC 1500 Hemi
Sheltie, Chihuahua and Terrier/Chihuahua rescue
http://3dogsandacamper.tumblr.com
Boubou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2013, 07:28 AM   #20
Member
 
roccoecu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Burlington, NC
Posts: 47
We will be there the 22-26 then heading down to Ocracoke until the 29th. I'll have a rod rack on the front of the sport trac.
__________________

roccoecu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.