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It's time to start planning the next gathering of truck camper enthusiasts here in the southeast! I'm thinking sometime in March or April. But where? We've been to Smoky Bear CG near Gatlinburg twice and they were excellent hosts. Do we want to return there or does anyone have any suggestions on another place to meet? Desirable features are a central location, reservable sites, an inside or at least covered area to meet, and nearby points of interest. I checked a year or two ago on Monte Sano State Park near Huntsville, AL. Seemed like a nice campground with a pavilion in the camping area but I've never been there. Maybe a good excuse for a weekend trip for me and the DH [emoticon]


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Look at Panther Creek SP in Morristown, TN. They have a two wonderful pavilions in the campground, the upper one has a large firepit with seating around it. It's about at Exit 12 off of I-81, approximately 30 miles north of the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area.

Our local camping club, the Volunteer Campers, have many semi-annual campouts there. Sites are $25ish per night, they have nice heated bath houses with individual bathrooms, some FHU sites, many with WE only.


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[emoticon] " some FHU sites, many with WE only. " [emoticon]


please decipher for the boondocking TC'ers


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54suds wrote:

[emoticon] " some FHU sites, many with WE only. " [emoticon]


please decipher for the boondocking TC'ers
WE is water and electric.


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54suds wrote:

[emoticon] " some FHU sites, many with WE only. " [emoticon]


please decipher for the boondocking TC'ers


some FULL HOOKUP sites, many with WATER AND ELECTRIC only

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I'll check that one out Merrykalia. I like driving along I-81 in TN and VA as very scenic.

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We are ready, just say when and where. It doesn't matter to us.

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We are TC newbies, having just completed our first trip. We would be interested to meet some folks like us who have a TC down here in the southeast, and location would not be critical to us, but if not the week of April 1 we'd probably be out as we have a high schooler and wouldn't be able to get away.


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I hope we are around so we can attend. Just returned from Houston where we were able to put out over 40,000 meals to volunteers and those impacted by the flood and I am beat.Had to come home and rest.The nice thing about East Tenn is cool nights and pleasant days in March and April.
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Merrykalia - I do like the looks of the facilities at Panther Creek SP. Thank you for suggesting it and will put it on the list of possible sites. We've been in TN twice now though so hoping someone will chime in with info on a good place in W NC, N GA, or N AL.

Ramp Digger - Well, at least there'll be two of us [emoticon]

NGaMountains - I'm hoping you can make it. The only other Bigfoot to make it so far has been my Dad with his 3000 series unit. Glad you got your electrical issue cleared up [emoticon] BTW, this event is mostly a weekend thing and shouldn't be too far from you. An April Fools event would be a hoot though [emoticon]

TCINTN - And I hope you can make it this time. I know those hot meals were well appreciated. Do I have to make sure a trout stream is nearby?

* This post was edited 09/30/17 07:44am by GoinThisAway *

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