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Sixty Truck Camping Plans for 2015

If, by chance, you are interested in more information, I should be at campsite #31 at the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Truck Camper Rally.” – Jesse Taylor, 2006 GMC 2500HD, 2005 Lance 815

“Well, my wife retires on March 31st.  We will finally be able to take longer trips without a serous time restriction!  We’ll be leaving northern California for Washington state, and then head east through northern Idaho, Montana, South Dakota and Mount Rushmore.

Then we’ll be heading home from there through Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and back to California.  We will try and take our time, as we won’t have work schedules anymore. Mind you, I said try to take our time.  This retirement will take some getting used to!” – Mike Kolinski, 2012 GMC 2500HD, 2012 FWC Hawk

“Our big trip this year is to Moab, Utah for the Easter Jeep Safari.  It is March 28th to April 5th.  This will be the 49th year the Red Rock Four-Wheelers have hosted this event.  We will pull our Jeep, on our trailer, to Moab.

We are stopping in Pleasant Grove, Utah to spend time with our grandkids, on our way down from Eastern Washington.  We are staying at the Slickrock Campgrounds in Moab.  We will be traveling southeast from Washington on I-82 and I-84 then on 6/191 in southeast Utah.  We are excited to make this trip.  It’s one of our bucket list trips.” – Bruce Moses, 2006 Chevy 3500, 2008 Lance 1191

“Now retired, my house will soon be on the market, sending me off as a forever wanderer.  Starting in California, with no particular route, the destination will be Florida, by way of America’s South.  Whether or not I make it that far, I don’t know.  My truck and camper will go into storage after about six months while I take off to roam around Southeast Asia.  My future is alternating six-month adventures around North and Central America by camper and the rest of the world with a backpack.

One of my main projects when traveling through the United States is to talk with locals, young and old, to understand why people think the way they think.  I don’t plan on changing anyone’s ideologies, I just want to convey that we are all Americans, and we are all better off if we can learn to live with each other and get along.” – Steve Cordis, 2000 Ford F250, 1996 Weekender 1010

“We started 2015 camping the Pacific Coast from Port Townsend to San Francisco.  We then worked our way back toward Pennsylvania traveling the southern deserts and a bit of the Gulf Coast before heading back north to the cold and snow.  We stayed in many very nice federal and state parks.  We plan on finishing 2015 in the Florida Keys parked in one spot.” – Robert and Pat Adams, 2011 Chevy 3500, 2013 Lance 1191

“We will be taking the camper on the ferry to Homer, Alaska, then on up the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage for a work conference, then we’ll go back to the Rock of Kodiak.  We plan to do some weekend camping this spring and summer as weather cooperates.

We are also seeing if funds will allow a second trip off the island at the end of summer before school.  We’ll see how things go.  If we do that trip, we will try to get all the way up to Fairbanks, Delta Junction, Tok, and maybe even Chicken!” – Garry Kernan, 2002 Ford F350, 1966 Avion C10

“June 20th through the 30th, we’ll go to Big Bend National Park, introducing the grandkids to the park.  The route is to be determined.  At the end of August, and first part of September, I’ll travel to southwestern United States because I can.  Route to be determined.” – John Walicek, 2014 Ram 3500, 2009 Lance 815

“Since we just got our new to us truck camper, we are really excited about this year.  I have been out there almost every day doing some little things to get it ready.  Our maiden voyage is planned for mid-April.

We have an awesome little campground just ten miles away called Arrowhead Point.  It would be a great stop over for anyone traveling through western Missouri.  It’s on US 54 Highway about 50 miles from the Kansas line.  Bill and Ann Carpenter are the owners and they are great people.  You can’t see much from the highway but, when you drive over the hill, you see a little oasis in the woods.  It’s a nice well taken care of place with clean bathrooms and two nice buildings for laundry, get togethers, etc.  I highly recommend it for a stop over.

In May, we are headed down to Arkansas for a nice four or five day trip.  They have some awesome state parks in Arkansas.  We are going to head to Mount Magazine State Park first.  It’s only four hours away.  Then we’ll head to Petit Jean State Park, and finally to Crater of Diamonds State Park to dig for some diamonds.  We are just going to fly by the seat of our pants and see what happens on this trip.

In July, we have a two week vacation planned and we want to go somewhere it’s cool in the evenings, but nice in the day time.  It will probably be Colorado, but a final decision hasn’t been made on the location.  We also want to get back in time to attend the Midwest Truck Camper and Friends Rally in Eureka Springs, Arkansas if possible.  It’s only a few hours away from our house.

Finally, we plan on doing something in September or October for our final trip of the year.  We will probably be gone for a week or so.  No destination is set yet.

Then back to work, and preparing for 2016!  The winter will be filled with mods and new items for our truck camper life!  We are pumped to get started!” – Mitch and Tonya Bush, 2009 Chevrolet 2500, 2001 Lance 820

“We will be leaving the frozen tundra of Cape Cod in April, even if we have to blast our new camper free from its frozen prison.  This will be our maiden voyage with our new camper.

Our final destination is Fort Wilderness Campground in Disney for twelve days.  We went last year same time with our Eagle Cap, but the New Seven Dwarfs coaster wasn’t finished and we are also looking forward to the all-new Word of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.  After twelve days at Disney, we will head to the Pan Handle to stay at our favorite campground on the beach, Camp Gulf in Destin, Florida.

Weather permitting, we will take the inland route on 81.  The first night of travel we are going to stay at the KOA in Jonesboro, Pennsylvania near the intersection of 78/81. Night two we hope to find space at the Pooler, Georgia Camping World off 95.  Then finish up at Disney the third morning for check in at 11.

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