At the Adirondack M&G last weekend, one of our crew had a fun little item that I have been intending to make for a long time. Paul (pwb01) has a little section of 4x4 made up to look like a campground hookup post. He's got a water faucet, electric outlet, and a cable TV connection. (Unfortunately, I didn't get a pic of it.) The whole idea is to set it up in a campground that doesn't have hookups, and then when someone asks about your hookups, you just tell them that you paid extra for the "special" site. Drives the "keep-up-with-the-Joneses" folks nuts, and the campground staff, too.
So, I got motivated to make up one of my own, and that's been my basement project for that last couple of days. I haven't got the cable TV and telephone connectors on it yet, but they're coming. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the base and drive a round stake in the ground to keep it upright.
Here it is:
My electric outlet actually works. It's hooked up to a 50' extension cord that would be plugged into our generator when dry camping. At home, it is used to plug the trailer into the house current. You can see the orange wire coming out the bottom of the conduit below the outlet. In camp, I just rake some pine needles around the base to hide that.
Paul, if you have a pic of your post, how about posting it? Yours looked so real standing in the fallen leaves.
Anybody else got one of these, or some other similar thing that you set-up in campgrounds just for fun?
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