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Old 05-12-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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Getting ready for our annual trip to GSP.
My favorite place in the world.
Waters looking great for this year.

Decided to retire the old river radio..and build a upgrade... then decided i could update the upgrade...
It passed the 'wife leaves bedroom and came out to driveway to tell me to turn it down" test.
Gotta upgrade the tube i had the old one floating in..goin with a 2 man raft with some foam mat to get it up a bit.
Old vs. version 2.0 vs. Version WhyNot?

2.0 next to WhyNot.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:21 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. You going to be blasting tejano?
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:24 PM   #3
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Water is rolling this year!

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Old 05-12-2019, 02:29 PM   #4
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Looks awesome. You going to be blasting tejano?
They usually shut theirs down and come talk to us..usually very nice folks.
The playlist is very vast.. little of something for everyone.. mostly me... but others too..
But mostly me.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #5
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Oh hell yea!!!!!
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:06 PM   #6
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Water will be awesome this year. We will be there from June 5th until June 15th
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We'll be there the 8th till following thursday..then headed to gulf shores for a week of baseball
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:47 PM   #8
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We'll be there the 8th till following thursday..then headed to gulf shores for a week of baseball

Stop by and say hi...have a cold beverage with me. We will be in the Rio Fro camping loop..site 485
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Unless i get talked into floating...We'll be posted up by rock beach by the big rope.. drop by.
We camp in new garner..away from the day campers..got about twelve spots so im not sure which is ours yet.
-dave

This phone gets turned off for the week when i go through the gates.. follow the music till you get to a boat with the rig and a bunch of beer cooler floats tied to it.

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Old 05-12-2019, 03:57 PM   #10
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Looks like the water will be perfect this year. We will be there from May 31 thru the 6th, staying at Seven Bluffs.
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:13 PM   #11
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We will be there June 20 thru the 24th
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:13 PM   #12
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:32 PM   #13
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We'll be there Memorial Day weekend. Looking forward to some water in the river, last couple of years has been weak!
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:45 PM   #14
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Watch yourself with the popo. They love to give out paper to people drinking.
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:36 AM   #15
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that looks sweet i need to build me one
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Old 05-13-2019, 05:26 AM   #16
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:08 AM   #17
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When are you booking sites at garner ? Every time I try everything is reserved. I will there June 22-28 at the lazy frio house.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:27 AM   #18
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When are you booking sites at garner ? Every time I try everything is reserved. I will there June 22-28 at the lazy frio house.
Its a tradition with wifes family...(goin back almost a century ).. the wives stay up late at midnight when they go on sale..you reserve spots 333 days in advance....
now its done by website..same principle..same 333...and they go fast.

They have changed the system in last year where you had to get there early to pick your actual site.. which is good.

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Old 05-13-2019, 07:31 AM   #19
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Watch yourself with the popo. They love to give out paper to people drinking.
Usualy only to people flaunting it on the beach.
Stay in river.. never open cooler on beach.

Dont be a dumbass , and youll be fine.
Plenty of kids at the bend acting like idiots they can ticket.
The ranger chick is fun to watch from the river... she gets all stealthy..hidin behind trees and stuff
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Unless i get talked into floating...We'll be posted up by rock beach by the big rope.. drop by.
We camp in new garner..away from the day campers..got about twelve spots so im not sure which is ours yet.
-dave

This phone gets turned off for the week when i go through the gates.. follow the music till you get to a boat with the rig and a bunch of beer cooler floats tied to it.

I have never been but we are going in Sept, staying in Parkview across the river.


Where is this Rock Beach? Is that the beach looking area in the bend?
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:10 AM   #21
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I have never been but we are going in Sept, staying in Parkview across the river.


Where is this Rock Beach? Is that the beach looking area in the bend?
You will love park view.. its the other side of river overlooking rock beach in gsp..
There is no sand at rock beach...it is exactly what its name says it is
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:23 AM   #22
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Its a tradition with wifes family...(goin back almost a century ).. the wives stay up late at midnight when they go on sale..you reserve spots 333 days in advance....
now its done by website..same principle..same 333...and they go fast.

They have changed the system in last year where you had to get there early to pick your actual site.. which is good.
Thanks, looks like no more 333, now itís 5 months before the date you want. Itís also pic your sites online when you book, no more first come first pic.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:25 AM   #23
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Cooler looks great! I've logged many an hour on rock beach over the years.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:29 AM   #24
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I have never been but we are going in Sept, staying in Parkview across the river.


Where is this Rock Beach? Is that the beach looking area in the bend?
That's where we have stayed the last couple of years. Good deep hole for hanging out in even if the river isn't flowing.
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:44 AM   #25
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Radio looks like it will do the job. Have a great time. The Axis in GSP make me drool.
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That's where we have stayed the last couple of years. Good deep hole for hanging out in even if the river isn't flowing.

Yep, and our spot it on the extreme south end of the park near the deep hole!
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:21 AM   #27
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You did a good job on the speaker. I like it and have one that is similar....but I no longer use it. There are so many inexpensive waterproof blue tooth speakers on the market (for less than what you prob spent to build that one) that you can strap to your ice chest full of beer (instead of your ice chest being full of electronics).
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:22 AM   #28
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Save some water for me. We are going in August this year. Last year was the first time in 27 years that we didn’t go.
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Yep, and our spot it on the extreme south end of the park near the deep hole!
You'll get the best of both worlds there. Great location and no water heads rolling thru your campsite at midnight.

The pasture across the street gets lots of wildlife early

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Old 05-13-2019, 12:52 PM   #30
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You did a good job on the speaker. I like it and have one that is similar....but I no longer use it. There are so many inexpensive waterproof blue tooth speakers on the market (for less than what you prob spent to build that one) that you can strap to your ice chest full of beer (instead of your ice chest being full of electronics).
Yea we see them.
Cant hear them but we see them.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:49 PM   #31
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You will love park view.. its the other side of river overlooking rock beach in gsp..
There is no sand at rock beach...it is exactly what its name says it is
Parkview is the best. I have been going there for 10 years.
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but does it hold beer? ;-)
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:15 PM   #33
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You did a good job on the speaker. I like it and have one that is similar....but I no longer use it. There are so many inexpensive waterproof blue tooth speakers on the market (for less than what you prob spent to build that one) that you can strap to your ice chest full of beer (instead of your ice chest being full of electronics).

Same here. Built one a few years ago but now i just strap my JBL waterproof speaker to the top of my cooler!

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Yea we see them.
Cant hear them but we see them.

haha I hear you. The new one is not nearly as loud but then again the Frio is more of a family friendly river not a frat house. Keep that stuff over on the Guadalupe. That being said as long as your playing good old country and not some crap rap bring it on and I'll gladly turn mine off till you float on past.
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So I have built one in the past with a water proof receiver and the flip over covering and used it, to push the speakers rather than having an amp. I have also built a smaller one for my four wheeler that only had an amp using an aux cord to a phone. How does the marine remote work without having a receiver?
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Disregard, looked on Crutchfield and found receivers that are round as you have on the cooler.
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So I have built one in the past with a water proof receiver and the flip over covering and used it, to push the speakers rather than having an amp. I have also built a smaller one for my four wheeler that only had an amp using an aux cord to a phone. How does the marine remote work without having a receiver?

I built mine with an amp and this which can stay inside the cooler allowing me to bluetooth from my phone to it.


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but does it hold beer? ;-)
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Same here. Built one a few years ago but now i just strap my JBL waterproof speaker to the top of my cooler!




haha I hear you. The new one is not nearly as loud but then again the Frio is more of a family friendly river not a frat house. Keep that stuff over on the Guadalupe. That being said as long as your playing good old country and not some crap rap bring it on and I'll gladly turn mine off till you float on past.
They've (all our coolers) been built to drown those others out)....playlist us vast ..but mostly texas country, old country, and old rock...with some new stuff thrown in for kids.
Aggie war hymn is a crowd pleaser.

We get a good the crowd migrating around us because of it... meet lotsa great folks.

I dont like to float....did my share of it as a kid..almost ended up in mexico once...and hate walkin dragging tubes and kids in low spots...
i like to sit and people watch and enjoy my cerveza...and watch my kids on the rope and tree...therefore ..we sit posted up with about 12 families most days....
As far as the beer... different tools for different jobs
We have seperate tubes for the yetis and rtics..
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This head unit is bluetooth...all our playlists are ran off amazon prime..so far its worked up to 25' without issue..
I could actially do no head unti as the amp has bluetooth too... but i like the adjustability of the head unit...and its range was about 10'.
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They've (all our coolers) been built to drown those others out)....playlist us vast ..but mostly texas country, old country, and old rock...with some new stuff thrown in for kids.
Aggie war hymn is a crowd pleaser.

We get a good the crowd migrating around us because of it... meet lotsa great folks.

I dont like to float....did my share of it as a kid..almost ended up in mexico once...and hate walkin dragging tubes and kids in low spots...
i like to sit and people watch and enjoy my cerveza...and watch my kids on the rope and tree...therefore ..we sit posted up with about 12 families most days....
As far as the beer... different tools for different jobs
We have seperate tubes for the yetis and rtics..

Sounds like my kinda play list as well!
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Old 05-13-2019, 02:56 PM   #40
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The song that gets everyone within ear shot singing along?







Dont stop believin by journey.


I **** you not.

Not even my song..its on there for the wives.. but anyone within ear shot starts singing that **** song when it shuffles too it.. funniest thing ever.
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They've (all our coolers) been built to drown those others out)....playlist us vast ..but mostly texas country, old country, and old rock...with some new stuff thrown in for kids.
Aggie war hymn is a crowd pleaser.

We get a good the crowd migrating around us because of it... meet lotsa great folks.

I dont like to float....did my share of it as a kid..almost ended up in mexico once...and hate walkin dragging tubes and kids in low spots...
i like to sit and people watch and enjoy my cerveza...and watch my kids on the rope and tree...therefore ..we sit posted up with about 12 families most days....
As far as the beer... different tools for different jobs
We have seperate tubes for the yetis and rtics..
I'm fairly certain I have drank beer while listening to your music.

The aggie war hymn gave it away

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I'm fairly certain I have drank beer while listening to your music.

The aggie war hymn gave it away

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I think from other frio threads that weve defintely occupied the same water at one point or another...
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I think from other frio threads that weve defintely occupied the same water at one point or another...
I think so

We're skipping frio to hit the white this year. Giving up floating for drifting and rainbows

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Old 05-23-2019, 08:52 PM   #44
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So..we did a thing...
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:02 PM   #45
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Have a fun and safe weekend enjoying the awesome water!! I never missed a holiday weekend at Neal's, in the big cabin at the swimming hole!! Haven't been in a long time and really miss it. Safe travels and nice rig!!
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Nice rig ^^^. We're rolling out tomorrow ourselves.
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Old 05-23-2019, 10:32 PM   #47
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Couple weeks for us..
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So..we did a thing...


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