North Maine Woods – Week 1

Wow, the North Maine Woods was in all her glory this past week. The weather cooperated, for the most part, and the colors were just fantastic.

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Abigael (Abby) at our campsite at Leadbetter Falls.

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Our first campsite at Leadbetter… a pretty nice view of the North Branch of the Penobscot River!

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North Branch of the Penobscot River along the Golden Road looking at Green Mtn.

We ended up moving the trailer to another site at Leadbetter when that opened up. This other site is more private and is right beside the falls.

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We saw a few moose, a big deer and about 20 Partridge per day (25 in the last half day we we hunted). Next week I’ll post a video of the trip up there and another of driving around and of some of the other campsites.

Introductions…

Hey everyone, thanks for checking out the our blog! I’m Mike and along with my wife Deb, son Matt and our dogs Buddy and Abigael we’re the RV-Maineiacs.

We’re pretty new to the RV world and figured we’d share our trials and tribulations and some tips along the way.

We actually started last fall with a pop-up camper (a 2007 Viking Legend 2465 ST) for the 2017 Moose Hunt. My Dad, son Matt and I had a ball camping way up in Northern Maine for the Moose Hunt and also for all of October during bird season. The big problem with a pop-up in Northern Maine is apparently that the flies like to get in them. Yea, that was a mess…

We sold the pop-up for a little more than what we had in it and bought a different camper this Spring (a KZ 2405PQS0F) to avoid the whole fly situation up North. It was a little rough around the edges but pretty nice inside. We cleaned it up quite a bit and Deb picked a nice theme for the beds and such.

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Around the 4th of July we had our inaugural journey in the KZ to a friends place in Waldoboro, ME. Everything functioned perfectly in the trailer.

Our second trip in the KZ was to Lake St. George State Park in Liberty, ME. We got a great first-come/first-served site right on the water. Again everything worked very well. Matt had one of his buddies come and stay one of the nights.

After that trip, it became pretty apparent that the 24′ KZ was probably going to be a little on the small side with 2 adults, 1 to 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. So I put the KZ up on Craigslist and had it sold the same day.

I found a 2012 Keystone Bullet 281 BHS (bunkhouse) also on Craigslist. These are lightweight and able to be pulled by the Tundra we have.

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This size seem to be a good fit for us. We’ve already been on a couple trips with it.

Our first trip was to Two Rivers Campground in Skowhegan, ME. We wanted to see how we liked a typical campground experience. It was a nice campground with a typical mix of people in for the weekend and also a bunch of Seasonal campers.

Our next trip was a shakedown run for October. For Labor Day weekend we towed to the North Maine Woods and went to the Ledbedder Falls campsite. This trip takes about 5 hours (with the last 2 on dirt roads) from our house.

So, the new rig’s working pretty well for us. We’ll leave it up in the North Maine Woods for October and then we’re planning a long trip to South Carolina for the week of Thanksgiving.

In future posts I’ll be sharing some of the things we’ve done to it and our future adventures.