Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Camping in the Lake Mead Boulder Beach Area, Boulder City, Nevada

Lake Mead RV Village
Located just inside the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the edge of Boulder City Nevada is the Lake Mead RV Village. Lake Mead RV Village is a concessionaire of the National Parks Service. This campground offers 115 full-hookup (including cable TV) sites which includes; pull-thrus, group camping and for a few extra dollars, sites that offer unobstructed views of the lake. Even if you don't spend the extra few dollars for the lake view, most of the sites offer at least small views of the beautiful deep blue waters of Lake Mead and the surrounding red rock mountains. This campground has a general store where you can purchase a few basic supplies or a sweet snack, laundry and showers, as well as horseshoe pits and a bocce ball court. Lake Mead RV Village is an easy walk from the waters edge. The park is clean and all the sites are of average size, level and gravel with a concrete patio slab. On the perimeter of this park there are many mobile homes for the permanent residence, which honestly takes a little away from this beautiful setting.

National Park Campground
If you want to save some money yet not have full-hookups, then just adjacent to Lake Mead RV Village is a very nice treed National Park Campground. There are sites large enough to accommodate large rigs, and a tent area. The generator hours are from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, so there is ample time to recharge your batteries. There are flush restrooms there are but no shower facilities.

If you want to stay near Hoover Dam, Boulder City, the VA, the Hacienda Hotel and Casino or just this area of the National Park, then both of these campgrounds offer good RVing options. Enjoy the beautiful sunrises!

A Lesson Learned
On another note, we learned a lesson today. At this point, we should say: "Mom, we are okay!" So after getting to the campground, we got everything set - truck unhooked, slide out, most of you know the drill ~ but we quite hungry, so just shy of putting down the stabilizer bars, we went inside and ate lunch, then got caught-up in a TV show. It was very windy the day we got here ~ 35mph winds and gusts more than that. The rig was rocking a bit, but didn't think much of it. Suddenly, the rig lurched forward about a foot and then SLAM! Things inside went for a bit of a ride, and we realized that the wind knocked us off of the pile of wood that Brad uses to place the front crank bar on (not sure of the name for this, so it will be called the "crank-thing" for this story). So, while Brad started brainstorming how we were going to raise the front end of the rig, Suzanne grabbed the camera..................enjoy!!
Here's the picture of the crank-thing in the ground (we were lucky we were on rocky soil, not concrete). Brad started to place wood under the tongue, with the idea of raising the tongue as high as it could go, placing more wood, then alternating with wood under the crank-thing.........

Brad cranking..........

We were lucky the crank-thing wasn't bent, and sand poured out as it was raised. The crank-thing was about 18" into the ground. The wood under the tongue is starting to right the rig.........

Wood then got placed under the crank-thing................



More cranking.......

Different wood under the crank-thing.....
We are now leveled............this was the amount of wood we needed to use.
As we said, a lesson learned......Brad lowered the stabilizer bars. (Side note - Suzanne actually did help.)
The end!

6 comments:

BIG SKY CHEF said...

Love your Blog and your photos...have been traveling with you for some time now. I am a Bus Conversion man & have had little episodes like your trailer lurch also. 1st thought was to chok the wheels before unhooking might be a good idea. Happy Tails!

Tom in Prescott

Jerry and Suzy said...

How much fun can one couple have on a blustery windy day!!! That must have been a shock when you and everything suddenly pitched forward!

Suzanne and Brad said...

The wheels were chocked - can you beleive it! Both sides, even! :-)

Boulder City Real Estate said...

Boulder City and the Lake Mead National Park area both welcome visitors with welcome arms!

Apartments for Rent Toronto said...

Now that's what we call real adventure...Hope you have enjoyed every bit of it.:)

Silverpalms said...

This is exciting isn't it. I would love to go for such a trip with my RV but never got a chance. You both are lucky that way.

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