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Old 03-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #1
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Camp Driveway in the Z

Well, we didn't actually go "camping" liked we had hoped this weekend, but did spend a night in Camp Driveway. It was nice to try out our heated mattress pads, they worked great! Also decided to add some Reflectix to the bunkend side windows, will have to wait to see how that works out. Now if it would just stay warm enough to dewinterize!
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Sadly we can't go camping in Camp Driveway because we keep ours in a storage area!

Glad you liked it! My daughter and son-in-law do this regularly with their 5 year old son as a reward for having a good week in school!
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Nice ours still has snow on it.
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We got out this weekend to French Creek State Park in Pennsylvania. It was pretty darn cold (28F at night) with about 1 inch of snow/hail. Brrrrrrrrrrrr.

The X17Z is still winterized -- we used the toilet and brought jugs of water for washing our hands. We used 2 electric space heaters and, like you, heated mattress pads -- those were great! We learned a few things -- next "cold trip" out, we are going to take the front mattress out and stay turtled on the front end (since there are only 2 of us). There was a lot of condensation on the front bunk because we kept it closed off with the curtain.

It was nice to be out, though. Out camping crew burned a ton of wood, so we had a nice warm fire on Friday and Saturday. While it was cold, it was very nice to be camping again. And, we couldn't complain about the cold too much when we observed all the tenters staying at the campground. At least we had a warm trailer & bed to return to after sitting around the fire.
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I know it seems odd, but if you leave the corners of the bunkend window covers open just a little, it will cut down a lot on the condensation.
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I think I always start out the year with camping in the driveway, Wife thinks I am nuts
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I know it seems odd, but if you leave the corners of the bunkend window covers open just a little, it will cut down a lot on the condensation.
Thanks for the tip -- we'll try that next time. That is one thing our Coleman popup had that was great -- Sunbrella fabric. That breathed and didn't collect moisture.
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Amabee: camp driveway is more than most of us got this weekend.
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