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JCTigger
07-06-2008, 07:33 PM
So me and a few friends are going camping up in the lakes region of New Hampshire... We got a site that has water and electricity both of which im pretty excited for here my question since we will be going out during the day and most likely not coming back till after night fall I want to string a series of rope lights along the dining fly and set it on a timer to come on im kinda scared to do this because what if it rains wont it short it out and id like to put it on a power strip... im sure other people have done this any advice? I've never camped before where ive had access to electricity

Thanks
Jill

medic9016
07-06-2008, 08:03 PM
I put my lights on a timer. I uses a surge protector that is made for outdoors. I think I got it a Lowe's. If you use a regular surge protector put it up under you fly section to keep it dry.

Us3
07-06-2008, 08:26 PM
We've started putting our lights on a timer too. We purchased our's at Lowes or Home Depot...but it was during Christmas time. It's the kind that sticks into the ground and has a few outlets on it. A plastic cover is over the timer part to protect it from weather. We use it at the fort and it works great!

AuburnJen92
07-06-2008, 09:04 PM
I put my lights on a timer. I uses a surge protector that is made for outdoors. I think I got it a Lowe's. If you use a regular surge protector put it up under you fly section to keep it dry.

We've started putting our lights on a timer too. We purchased our's at Lowes or Home Depot...but it was during Christmas time. It's the kind that sticks into the ground and has a few outlets on it. A plastic cover is over the timer part to protect it from weather. We use it at the fort and it works great!

I agree, this is the way to go. We do this during Christmas as well.

JCTigger
07-07-2008, 06:56 PM
Thanks everyone I'll go to Home Depot and pick that up! I figured that they made something like that and I never thought to just go to home depot and ask. I've never camped where I've had power and water... I'm hoping to hit the fort to tent camp in October so this trip will be my "make sure I have everything I need or else lets go to the local walmart and buy it trip"

Jill

auntie
07-10-2008, 09:26 AM
I don't have any advise to offer..only that we love the lakes region of New Hampshire.:lovestruc We used to vacation close to North Conway, in the White Mountain area of NH. I think it is the most beautiful state. Especially in the fall..it's quite spectacular. Enjoy your trip.:thumbsup2

ntsammy5
07-10-2008, 09:35 AM
My dad was from Keene!