what Is best for camping
Last Post 07 Jul 2015 02:24 PM by WILLIAM HAMILTON. 4 Replies.
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WILLIAM HAMILTONUser is Offline
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02 Jul 2015 06:47 AM
    In the near future my wife and I intend to sell our home and 82 acres of recreational property in Kentucky and begin living full time in an rv. My question is what type rv would be best for visiting gpaa/ldma properties ( I am a member) a moterhome with a jeep towed behind , or a fifth wheel or travel trailer toy hauler, and carry my atv's?
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    02 Jul 2015 09:27 AM
    I think for the most part LDMA properties can be accessed easily by coach, probably exception would be Itialian Bar.  I know most of the claims here in Oregon can be gotten close to in a coach and the Jeep would get to all of them.  The Jeep/coach would probably be the best solution in the event of a breakdown by the tow rig would not leave you stranded. As far as the toy hauler/ATV'S,  ATV's are not street legal in most statees out west and not allowed on pavement in most areas.  Check with the states you want to visit if you have ATV's for permiting regs.  Here in Oregon, we generally accept out of state permits if they accept ours.  In any case a permit here is $10.50 for two years and is required anytime you are operating an OHV on public land.  The bonus is that all fuel taxes for ATV's used off road go back to the program for aquisition, upkeep and maint., along with education and enforcement.
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    02 Jul 2015 12:40 PM
    Hey William, I live in GA and are familiar with the LDMA camps and GPAA claims in the SE.

    I know you can get a coach in the LDMA Loud Mine Camp in GA, they have 30 and 50 amp hookups, atv's are allowed on property.

    The LDMA Vein Mtn Camp in NC is coach accessible, but there are only a few hook-ups, about 12 or 14 the rest of the sites are primitive sites, atv's are ok here also.
    But with a coach you need to take a different route to the camp as there is a narrow 1 way tunnel with low clearance and a curve coming up from US 221. The alternate route is picking up Vein Mtn RD from State route 226 in Dyartsville, east of the camp.

    The LDMA Occonee Camp in SC is a primitive camp, no hook-ups, no facilities (except porta potties). Haven't been to that one yet, but from the satellite view it looks like you could get a coach in there. Atv's are probably ok. Check with folks on this forum thread: http://www.goldprospectors.org/Comm...rum/aff/33

    The GPAA claim at Coker Creek TN is coach accessible, but no hook-ups, I think they have porta potties, camping is only 14 days on GPAA claims. Not sure about atv's.

    The GPAA Farm Claim at Buchanan, GA is my local chapter site, we have had 30' coaches in there, no hook-ups, porta potties are there, 14 day camping. Atv's are ok.

    The GPAA Curvin's Cow Pasture claim in AL has a campground with hook-ups, need to contact owner about rates and availability, they have facilities for site renters, and porta potties for primitive camping and day use down by the creek. not sure about atv's.

    As far as the western LDMA camps, there are individual threads for each camp on the forum where you can ask questions about specific camps.

    Hope this helps.

    Paul
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    02 Jul 2015 03:53 PM
    We travel in a 36'toy hauler every were we go .It allows us to have our atvs and a vehicle toget around in when we get there.That is what we like about it .That is mining and hunting .We have been too camps all over .
    Member LDMA and several other clubs in CA.
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    07 Jul 2015 02:24 PM
    Thanks for your replies to my post.
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