Saturday, January 14, 2012

Holloman AFB FamCamp

We rolled into Alamogordo a few days ago, setting up camp at one of our favorite RV Parks (Boot Hill RV Resort). We were hoping to stay at Holloman AFB, but when we called they said they were full. Skip ahead a couple of days, we had a medical appointment on base, along with some time to kill, so we took a drive over to the RV park, low and behold there was an empty site???  We stopped by the Camp Host (Who we've know for a while) and they said, no, the site has been pen for a while now, hmmmm. Well it seems, the folks that run the RV Park (Outdoor Recreation) don't talk to the Camp Host and frequently get it wrong!!! Ok, enough whining, long story short, we picked up and moved out to Holloman, even though we had paid for a month at Boothill. WHAT!, Why you ask would we do that?? Well first, for some reason, we can not get a cell phone signal at the park, and with all the appointment we have set up, we need to be in contact with our doctors. Secondly, TV reception is very poor at the park, here Cable TV is provided. Lastly we are close to all the base amenities. Yes, we lost alittle money, but we have paid higher monthly rates at one RV park than we did here at two, gotta love the rates in this area of NM.
The past few days have been pretty busy with appointments, moving and getting our Black tank taken care of. Speaking of which, we took the trailer back to the RV repair shop where they quickly found and fixed the issue, seems it was just a lose fitting on the tank. They were very accommodating and stood true to their work about taking care of us, we have no problem with using them again if needed.

Today is Saturday, so we'll take a ride over to the BX, need to pick up a new water filter and look at a way to heat the area with all the water piping in the storage compartment. It's well below freezing each night now, so need to take all the precautions we can. Did the water leak thing in our last rig, not fun and don't want to do it in this one.

That's all for this episode, we'll catch up later, so take care and enjoy your day.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Many people will run an incandecent lamp in the cargo area which just takes enough chill from the air to stop the waterlines from freezing and is fairly safe. Have heard of some running heaters, that would scare the xxxx out of me.

Our new trailer unlike our old actually has vents off the main furnace duct which heats in the winter and cools in the summer.

Also putting pipe insulation around the waterlines can also be a big help.

Safe travels and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Looking forward to those resonable rates in NM. We'll have to check out Holloman FamCamp on our way East.

Thanks for your tips on the Edwards area. We're loving all the things you Air Force guys have here and are nice enough to share with us poor Coasties!