J. Strom Thurmond Lake, Appling, Georgia
Sunday it was time to move on, so we packed-up and moved two hundred fifty three miles to Petersburg Campground. We are about fifteen miles from Augusta, GA. We arrived at the park at 3:50 PM and selected site # 45 from the available sites. With the time shift we only had about an hour of daylight remaining. The site is a typical Army Corp of Engineer (ACOE) park – lots of trees, I don’t think SAT TV is going to workout but we did pick up 27 channels on the crank-up antennae. Judy said she could live with it since we can get the network that her favorite TV show (The Blacklist) is on.
Judy and I were happy that fellow full-timers and bloggers, Pam and Vic (Travelin' the Big EZ ) were here at the park. We were sad though when we found out they would be leaving Monday AM. Judy and I did get to visit with them around their campfire for an hour or so. I am sure we will have a chance to “see them down the road” as they are going to be traveling around FL for the next few months.
We had our rig and truck weighed before getting on the road from Huntington Beach SP. Linda and Howard (RV-Dreams.Com), representatives of Recreation Vehicle Safety & Education Foundation (RVSEF) did the weighing. Weight is a critical RV safety factor. Once the weighing was completed, Linda explained the results to us and gave us a preliminary report with initial weight numbers, a formal report will be mailed to us from RVSEF.
Special scales are placed under each tire (Trk & RV)
Truck w/out trailer Truck w/ 5ver
Driver’s Side Passenger side Driver’s side passenger side
Front: 2500 2500 = 5000 2400 2500 = 4900
Rear 1900 1800 = 3700 3400 3300 = 6700
Total 8700 11,600
Pin Wt. = 2900
Driver’s side Passenger’s side
Front 3450 2750 = 6200
Rear 3000 2950 = 5950
Pin WT. 2900
It was a fun week meeting with fellow full-time RVers and we look forward to seeing them in future travels. It was very special having so many come out to see us off!
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