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Old 05-28-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
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first camping trip !

took my new to us 2003 cabana hybrid camping this weekend......what a blast we had !! i have read lots of terrible reviews on lake myers campground in mocksville nc but i practically lived there as a kid so despite the reviews we management this place was great it will take some time to recover from neglect but they are trying really hard my five year old son loved it and cried when we left wife even had fun despite the hassle of camping with a two month old....dakota pulled the cabana easily no troubles at all...i did get the stabilizer hitch and a brake box for my truck this made a world of difference....setup and take down went very smooth no troubles...just one question for you guys ....anything i can do about ants ??? there has to be a secret to keeping them away ?.....sorry to ramble but im excited about my camping and am planning a trip a month until it gets too cold thanks to everyone for all the advice and tips here this is a great site
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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Sparky, Glad that your first trip was enjoyable. Keeping ants (or other creepy crawlers ) out can be difficult when you have little ones or pets or both. We (now that we are just two adults) use bug spray on all things that touch the ground wires, hoses, stabilizers and lead to entry points on the trailer. When we had little people we used Vaseline on wires and hoses as a deterrent but still used bug spray on landing gear and jacks.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #3
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We’re careful about leaving food out. And use EcoSmart spray outside the trailer. When I camp, I patrol around the trailer looking for ant trails and then spray them.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:33 AM   #4
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thanks for the replies guys.....i did spray the stabilizers and power cord as well as sprinkled sevin dust around the "outline" of the camper hopefully it will get better with time ? maybe i was on an anthill i can also see a big rug in my future we swept constantly !
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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Glad your 1st trip out was a success. I haven't tried this yet but was told to "Get Rid of Ants: Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed." On a weekend campout this may not be a quick enough rememdy but...............

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Glad your first trip was a success and welcome from Florida
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