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Old 08-25-2015, 03:41 PM   #1
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Camping for the first time in no shade

Greetings from Castaways in Berlin, Maryland. A few miles from Ocean City.

This is the first time I've ever camped without shade. I now know what folks mean when they say a 15k A/C unit will struggle. My unit ran nonstop to keep the house manageable, creeping ever so slowly to 78.

I ran out to Home Depot and grabbed a roll of Reflectix. Lined my windows with it - much better now. I'm sure I wouldn't need this mod in the shade, but full sun required me to do SOMETHING ...
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:00 PM   #2
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We were at Fort Whaley a few weeks ago, not far from Castaways. But we had shade there, lol.
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After our first trip last Labor Day where our site was in full sun, I have learned to:
1) pick a shaded site, or
2) pick a site where the awning is oriented towards the west where it intercepts the afternoon sun.

Both help immensely.
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:06 PM   #4
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Ha... and it wasn't even hot today! I know what you mean though. We were at Delaware Seashore National Park earlier this month and there is NO shade at all. No trees, no signs, no poles... NOTHING! It was HOT. We have the 15K AC, but also a large slide. We kept our blinds closed and reflectix on the windows and skylights to keep it manageable...
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We camped at Castaways in July 2014. We were in site # 245. We chose this site because it offered shade from midday on. In fact, almost all of the sites from from 235 to 268 offer shade from midday on.

This year we went to Pigeon Forge with a site in full sun. One day the temperature outside our TT was 104. Our 15k A/C struggled to keep the inside temps in the 80's.
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We camped at Castaways in July 2014. We were in site # 245. We chose this site because it offered shade from midday on. In fact, almost all of the sites from from 235 to 268 offer shade from midday on.

This year we went to Pigeon Forge with a site in full sun. One day the temperature outside our TT was 104. Our 15k A/C struggled to keep the inside temps in the 80's.
We're in the Club Castaways section. All sun. A tree would be nice.
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We're in the Club Castaways section. All sun. A tree would be nice.
I love Castaways, they just need to plant some trees.
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I was wondering about this place. We may try to squeeze a trip in there before the season is over...
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I was wondering about this place. We may try to squeeze a trip in there before the season is over...
I've been RVING for 34+ years and have been to many RV parks around the country. Castaways is one of the top RV parks we have been to in all of our years.
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We'll be at Castaways next week. Camped there in July and the A/C ran alot but kept the trailer at about 70. My wife had to put a throw over herself when inside. We camp there alot and yes..there are very few sites that have shade. This past trip, we rode around in the golf cart the day before leaving and marked a bunch of sites that were shaded or partially shaded. If you can, stay in Paradise Cove in site 13A. Very nice and huge site with plenty of shade. It's the sites on the right before getting to the main office. You'll need a cart if you plan on going to the beach area or Tiki bar. It's a long walk.
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