One of my bad habits is procrastination and it got me in trouble this weekend. I stopped by the storage lot Friday morning on the way to work to start up (LP) the refrigerator for our road trip this weekend and I noticed that the chassis battery was dead. I have been jumping it the last couple of trips. Usually when I get it started, and then drive some it would charge up enough to start the rest of the weekend.
When we were ready to leave the campground Sunday, it wouldn’t start, so I jumped it with my little jump box and everything was ok. I even bragged to Ricky how good the box was working and had used it a couple of times and hadn’t needed to recharge
Well we stopped and unloaded at the house before I took it back to the storage lot and I shut the engine off thinking it would start back up. Well that’s what I get for thinking. It took about 10 minutes to unload and I gave Tammy a quick kiss and went out to the motorhome and it wouldn’t start. It was so dead it wouldn’t even click. So being the Boy Scout I am, I grabbed my trusty little jump box and hooked it up and went back inside to start it up. I turned the key and all I got was a couple of clicks. Went back out to recheck the connections and saw that the jump box was under low power.
Well I got the charge cable for jump box, went inside to put it on charge while the motorhome sits in front of house blocking half the street. Neighbors really love me now. Everyone that could help was out of place so I called AAA for a jump. I was worried that they wouldn’t respond because I don’t have the RV on it. I didn’t think I would need them being that we had Good Sam Road Assistance. I figured that AAA would be quicker for a jump. I called them and they would jump the RV but my plan does not cover tire change or towing. Will look into adding the RV plan to our account being that 95 percent of our travels are in NC.
Within 30 mins Keith with AAA arrived and give me a jump and I got rolling to the storage lot and cleared the street. Now as a side note, when we moved from Fayetteville to Wilmington, during the downsizing I got rid of my jumper cables. When you are downsizing you have to be careful and be particular about what you get rid of. And if I had kept my jump box charged I wouldn’t have needed jumper cables.
We left Wilmington after work on Friday, had no problems crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and taking Highway 17 south to Myrtle Beach SC. The campground is located at 10108 Kings Rd, and convenient to Walmart, Tanger Outlets and Bass Pro Shop. Google maps puts it 69 miles away and taking 1 hour 23 mins. Traffic was not bad for a Friday evening and we made it in to the campground before dark and got set up for the weekend.
We met Ricky and Tina at the campground and enjoyed a nice easy weekend, and didn’t leave the campground till Sunday when we came home. The weather was beautiful and we spent most of Saturday on the beach enjoying the fun and sun. There was a nice breeze that kept the temperature very pleasant. This was good because Myrtle Beach does not allow canopies on the beach like we use in NC and a umbrella doesn’t work to good sometimes when the wind picks up.
This campground is on the beach and our favorite in the Myrtle Beach area, it’s on the north end and easy to get in and out of. The sites are all pull thru, full hooks with cable and have a covered picnic table. The sites are on the small side and if you have big rigs beside you sometimes it’s tight getting into it. If we had taken the jeep, we would have filled up the site from street to street. They have a bunch of bathhouses and are always very clean. This is one of the few places we go that I use campground showers.
There is a lot to do at the campground and they always have activities going on. They have a large pool with a lazy river, kiddy pool and hot tub. They even have a smaller enclosed pool which is nice in the winter. This campground is very popular for the snowbirds. They have a nice camp store, arcade and food grille. They also have a small lake in the middle of the campground. There is something for everyone to do, young or old. They have a guard shack at the entrance greeting everyone that enters and security that patrols at night.
As always time goes by quickly when you are having fun, and before we knew it, we had to raise the jacks and come back home. We had a great weekend seeking fun and sun! Thanks for visiting our site and please stop by again!