Sunday, May 1, 2011

Sugar Shores Campground Pictures

Here is a little pictorial run through of Sugar Shores in Durand, IL.

     The entrance to Sugar Shores           The main buildings and pool area

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      The work shop and tool shed                              The pavilion

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                         Miniature golf, the wife loves the Penguins. Smile with tongue out

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Frog Pond, quiet now, give it a month!        River view with lots to the right

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                      Nice lots                                      One of many for sale

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       Phase II, a lot of lots for sale                Right before I put up the awnings

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I took many more pictures but you get the gist of the place from these I think.

The trip went very well, the salesman gave his best pitch and of course we had to turn him down for now but believe me when I tell you if we could have bought a lot we would have. Prices were anywhere from $10,900.00 and up but who knows maybe in a few years we’ll be able to give it some serious thought.

While packing everything up and dumping the tanks I discovered our expensive Rhino sewer hose started leaking from one of the couplings while dumping the gray tank. Disappointed smile Um, really, $60.00 sewer hose less than a year old and suddenly it leaks?!? So I run clear water through the hose and drain it real good, go into the rig and break out the petroleum jelly and after drying the rubber gaskets, I give them a coating and wipe them down. I put them back together and let it rip and no more leaks, this stuff is as useful as duct tape!!

Speaking of which, remember when I said during our last trip the toilet bowl wouldn’t hold water? Ever since I cleaned the seal and used petroleum jelly on the seal and it has been working perfectly since. Considering everything, a successful weekend we think! We dropped the rig off at Collier and saw another rig was just parked there and their slide topper was ruined, I should have taken a picture, the damage to theirs was significant for both the front and rear slides. Considering the wind we have been having lately it’s no wonder!

The rig is now back in line waiting for the parts to come in. We’re not sure when we’ll be going back out but we’re going to shoot for some time in May. That’s all for now! Have a great week everybody! Smile with tongue out


Donna K said...

That looks like a great campground. Members only or do they also have nightly spots? I love to listen to frogs in the evening so I'm sure I would like the frog pond.

Yup...vaseline and duct tape! Pretty useful items.

Sue and Doug said...

Sugar shores looks pretty darn nice!..thanks for the tips about vaseline and duct tape..what a combo!..but heck!..if it works why not!!!

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Nice campground, I noticed the other day when I was looking at campgrounds in the Sandwich & Naperville area that Chicogaoland campgrounds are crazy with their prices, 45-60 dollars a night AND NO Passport America or Campground USA half prices to be found. What's do they think they have a gold mine there.Be safe out there.

Diana said...

What a nice place Erik. It sounds as if this weekend wasn't so "work" filled, I'm glad. It will be nice to see some more green up there. Hang on, it's coming! Love Di ♥

Jammin' Along said...

I'll have to file for future reference the vaseline trick. Thanks for the heads up! Great campground...looks enjoyable! Cheers! ~M

Erik's RV Blog said...

Donna - It's a public campground owned by a group of people who developed the land and offer many of the lots for sale.

Sue & Doug - Vaseline works great on rubber seals, it causes the rubber to become supple again and helps it create a tight seal. Not sure how long it will last but I'm happy so far!

Sam & Donna - Naperville is crazy expensive for everything! It's a very nice area but too expensive.

Diana - It's starting to green up but we keep getting cold snaps that knock it back a bit! Slowly but surely!

Jammin' Along - I Think we'll be going to Sugar Shores a lot this year along with Paul Wolff on Big Timber road right West of Dundee and Gilberts, IL.

Cheers! :)~

Donna aka Froggi said...

Yup, we use the petroleum jelly on the toilet valve all the time. Our seal is slowly giving out and this works well!

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Looks like a great CG -- glad you had a good time!

I.M. Vayne said...

Maybe y'all should be puttin' that petroleum jelly in a fancy jar and make yerownself one of them infommecial things and marketin' it late night to RV'ers as the miracle medicine fer what ails yer RV.