January 15, 2014

Mill Dam Lake Resort, Silver Springs, FL 1.15.14

This is a nice campground and it is also a member of Passport America. As a member you get campsites for half price. Do a lot of camping? It is worth joining. Our membership has already paid for itself. There are some restrictions on the 1/2 price days…no holidays and some campgrounds only give it Mon thru Thurs…but we can work around that.

We set up camp…and Jim put up the “tent”. It is a perfect fit.

We plan to get an awning for the camper. The canopy takes up a lot of room in the trunk. But for now…it is working great.


This puts the size of our camper in perspective…..small. 


At 4 am we felt a big gust of wind and one leg banged the camper so we jumped out of bed and took it down. Just as we finished the rain came in a big blast…rained for awhile….no more wind…and then quit. Oh well…better than having it come undone and tearing up the camper or car.

Babe spends her day on the table top and Raisin in her bed under it.


At night Babe is moved to the stove top cover and the box under the table becomes support for the bed extension. We swivel it long ways and Raisin has the left side of the space for her bed. Takes a bit of moving and shuffling to get things done but so far it is working.

We leave here tomorrow for Micanopy, FL and the Tin Can Tourist meet. Should be fun seeing all those old campers. No electric hookups so we’ll see how “dry” camping turns out. We do have a generator for the heater if needed…and most likely will. It is supposed to be down in the low 30’s tomorrow night.

We’re “Scampin” 1.12.14

Until I decide whether to start a blog dedicated to the Scamp and camping…I’ll post our travels here.

Loaded up and ready to go. This will be our first major trip full of supplies and with the generator on the back. Jim raised the spare tire and welded a rack to hold it. It will give us power when we are not at a campground. The Yamaha 2000 will also run the roof air. Big surprise to us…but it is only a 6700 btu unit. Perfect for this little camper.

Our plans are 3 nights at the campground in Silver Springs..(Mill Dam Lake Resort) to visit Mike and Karen who are down from NY.

Then 3 nights at the Tin Can Tourist rally in Micanopy, FL. No electric hook ups there so generator might come in handy.


We decided to head to Carl’s. (Jim’s brother). It will break up the trip and give us a chance to check out everything.

A stop at the local Walmart for a few supplies….a stop to top off the gas tank and we are on our way.

The Scamp towed beautifully….no sway even out on the highway at 60+ mph. Jim is happy with the new rear end gears he installed in the Hudson.

We’ve spent a lot of time in small places (over the road truckers, small boats etc) so we’ve learned how to work around another person. You take turns.