In the beginning of June we put our Class A in storage in Orlando and headed to PA to visit family. Well after 30 days staying with family, we had to get away. So we borrowed our son-in-laws truck (our old Dodge) and a pop up from our son (our old pop up) and headed to Chestnut Lake, Port Republic, NJ for a couple of weeks.
Boy has it been a while since we used a pop up. This one is basically a tent off the ground with air conditioning. Well, a little more than that, I mean we do have cold running water and lights. I must say I enjoyed it. Even the raining nights listening to the rain drop on the canvas.
Chestnut Lake is just North of Atlantic City on Route 9. It is an old NACO park. They have updated the pool and lounge which are pretty nice. Down side is the lounge closes early. 8 PM during the week. I suggested to management that they extend the hours, but they weren’t very receptive. Our lot was in the trees (on purpose). We had water and electric. They pump out twice a week, but we didn’t need that service.
Met a few nice people. Couple next to us had three large dogs. He was in the hospital as the dogs broke his hip while he was walking them. He got out of the hospital on Wednesday so only got to say hi. They were moving from a Class C to a Class A. Both were much older units. Seems that the electric on the sites might need some help. His AC wouldn’t work on 30 amps but worked fine on 50. The rig is wired for 30 amps.
Another couple had just purchased their travel trailer. I watch them try to find the “perfect” spot for over an hour. They would back in, pull forward, back up and repeat over 20 times. Each time they would try the awnings, slide and then pull out again. I offered help, but naturally they declined. After they set up at another site, I explained that I was a Certified RV Inspector. Boy did that start the questions. We had two appointments to go over their rig but both times they had left the campground to do something else.
I liked the campground but they don’t have much in the way of activities. Candy Bingo was about it. Nothing during the week. The campground was about 1/3 full during the week but filled up for the weekends.
Bugs are terrible. Poor Daisy was bitten up every time she left the trailer. Geese are also a problem. They are feeding and crap all over the place. They also don’t seem too afraid of cars, dogs or people.
Well, time to close this one. Have a good weekend.