Beach Camping? DON'T DO THIS! RV Swamped by Water in Texas

Beach Camping? DON'T DO THIS! RV Swamped by Water in Texas

We beach camped recently near Corpus Christi, Texas. It was great for the first week, but then — high tide got us. Our RVs were surrounded by water. I’ll show you what I learned so this NEVER happens again.

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  1. Karen Nadeau on April 12, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Oh boy, salt… sand. Hmmm. Better get that cleaned off.

  2. Kathryn B on April 12, 2023 at 7:13 pm

    Goes with the lunar cycle.

  3. Dee Thompson on April 12, 2023 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks for the waring. Oh, absolutely love your cat. We camp with our bearded dragon.

  4. Traci Martin on April 12, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    I’m from Redondo Beach CA. You can generally tell how far the tide comes up on a monthly cycle based on strands of sea weed laying around or sea shells washed up.

    Always know that the tide will go in further and out further as you get closer to a full moon. So on a full moon that whole beach is probably flooded.

    I’m so happy you made it out safely! That’s scary. You’re brave 🙌🏼

  5. William Pender on April 12, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    Classic amateur moves. 😆

  6. Odyssey Of Buck O’Five on April 12, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Love you Robin! Glad you had a great time on the beach! You know, I made the same rookie mistake in 2018. I had my rig less than a month & just had to drive across the USA to see Lone Rock Beach at Lake Powell again. I parked just as you did. Not realizing a big storm was coming in that night. While I slept, a dozen big rv’s moved closer & closer to me, blocking me in! So while they were drunk and passed out, I was trapped with rising water. 🤬 Now you can literally WALK right up to Lone Rock due to the low water levels. What a trip!

  7. kathie collins on April 12, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    lower your tire psi when driving on sand or when diving in the desert at high temperatures. family in the rv and tire business for over 60 years. We also took our rigs for many year to pismo and dirt bikes to the desert. I am a single rv part time travler.

  8. Marilyn Alspachtoth on April 12, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Always check the vegetation line. Anything between the plants and water is fair game.

  9. Zimbab on April 12, 2023 at 7:23 pm


  10. Zack DeMundo on April 12, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Sounds like a “Spring” or “King” tide. Extra high due to alignment of moon and sun both tugging either together or in opposition.

    Clean the undercarriage of your rig before you leave Corpus. You’ll want to get that salt off.

    Do it again – beach camping is great!

  11. Glamper Jan on April 12, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Hi Robin I went there to the same beach In my class C and cars were out there on the hard pack. So I went maybe 20′ and felt it sliding sliding and I said forget this so I turned around and guned and got out but that’s as close as I ever wanna get to sand. I will admire it from afar. There is a campground down the way and it’s on pavement but you’re still right by the water I think I’ll try that next time. See you in the desert!

  12. Lori McDaniel on April 12, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Omg, so scary! Thank goodness the boy is ok! Oh yeah and you and your friends! 😝

  13. pamela campbell on April 12, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Livin on the edge!!

  14. Moving Forward FCO on April 12, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for the information. You truly have been missed. Such a creative, postive, light. We so need your gifts shated. Keep moving forward womsn.

  15. Kathryn B on April 12, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    That Texas WIND! RUINED my gazebo and almost took my new electric bike.

  16. skyluv420 on April 12, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    im having trouble with most go the at home work you suggested especially Appen. now im scared to try anymore

  17. skyluv420 on April 12, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    none of the work apps work for me especially appen

  18. Rebecca Flagler on April 12, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    We went into the Mississippi River up to our knees with my dad 320 pounds . The sand was soft and before we knew it our feet sunk up to our knees and the water was up to our waist . Scary 😨 you don’t need that with your RV.

  19. Barbara Buford on April 12, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    All I could think of was, ‘Get Out, and get out now’, until u explained that the sand would help move u into the ocean if u had tried, SCARY!! Me, I can’t swim, and would have NEVER parked that close to the beach. Please Think, ‘Safety First’. So glad u all are ok. ♥️

  20. Sunlifr on April 12, 2023 at 7:32 pm

    You should have moved right away!

  21. Fred brandon on April 12, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    So funny seeing people THAT NEED A KEEPER braging at how stupid they are……

  22. C S on April 12, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Seeing the kitty on the console was too cute.

  23. Lazyrus Clubberlang on April 12, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    Gotta watch the moon

  24. John McCoy Writes on April 12, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    This exact thing happened to us on North Padre. Scared the crap out of us.

  25. Hippie Bits on April 12, 2023 at 7:42 pm

    Would love to know what the cat was actually thinking about the situation.

  26. Lynda Labine on April 12, 2023 at 7:43 pm

    Talk about edge of your seat excitement…..I know it was scary for you but it was great for us seeing you smartly maneuvering your way out of danger AND helping your friend do the same thing……WOW….good job you!…..😊

  27. Katie Did on April 12, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    Get rid of salt on your rv. Interesting video.

  28. Louise Nurse on April 12, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    Wow….Just Wow! Tide Table for sure❤️

  29. Debbie Freitas on April 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    I’m a new follower & so appreciate all your amazing tips, thank you! I’m planning to live full time now at almost 60. Never have done before. I’m excited! May I ask your opinion as you’ve had different types of RVs. What is the best type for a beginner w towing a car? I was looking at a Winnebago Minnie Winnie, but now thinking maybe starting out with something smaller, maybe a teardrop? I’m so confused lol!!! ♥️♥️

  30. Kathryn B on April 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    Seen too many rv’s that didn’t realize the tide can get pretty high. Our 5th wheel is too heavy anyway.

  31. Nancy Thomas-Ward M.B.A on April 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    ha ha ha memes from 50 ya, courting in a car in the dark on a beach on the atlantic…bye bye fathers car…0ooooo

  32. Carol Mac on April 12, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    The Boy is a perfect co-pilot

  33. Charlotte Versagi on April 12, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    Robin, I know you do this "for a living" now and you seem to be having a great time., which is lovely to watch. But I want you to understand the difference you make in people’s lives. You inspire, you make us laugh, you make it all seem "possible". I’m 75 years old and in 6 months will be heading out to live "on the road" and I cannot wait….your channel and all your RVs will guide me every step of the way. Between you and Bob Wells….it is all possible. May the Force Be With You.

  34. Cabin Vibes Ebay Store on April 12, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you 🙏

  35. Michel Michael on April 12, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Robin. Glad you made it out. Did you get a different rv. You no liber have a fifth wheel? And how’s Doug doing. Thank you for the update.

  36. Carl Stout on April 12, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    good video on what not to do

  37. colorado packrat prepper (CPP) on April 12, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    No you dont hav room. I knew exactly what you did when you said rooky!!!! 60yrs ago i used to camp on padre and galveston island when there was NOTHING there!!!!!! Tide buried my grandfathers big ole buick tank!!!!!! Took half a day to dig it out. Water inside!!!!!

  38. Traveler_GAL on April 12, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    I learned about + tides and – tides. Minus tides are awesome to look at marine life. Rocks have a lot of life going on. Glad all worked out for you.

  39. Debra Meyer on April 12, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    I spent 15 years in that area and visited a few months ago. We drove on that lovely hard packed sand but camped at Mustang Island in the paved area. I remember having seen a few pickups buried to the door frames out in the surf. You probably got the effect of a Spring Tide due to the recent full moon, plus it was that Supermoon, a bit closer than usual= more tidal range. What I din not realize before I lived around the coast is that some coasts have one high/low a day and some have TWO. Padre Island has two high and two low tides a day. Glad you got out without paying for a tow.

  40. plein aire on April 12, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    SOOO RELIEVED that you and your friend got out of there..It happened to my roadtrip buddy and I back in the 1975..WE were on the beach in Galveston TX…I’m from illinois…locals said sure you can drive on the beach…no RV just my Doge Swinger car…We did get stuck when tide came up…luckliy some young guys came by and towed us out of there…never again did I drive my car on the beach!

  41. Christina Segundo on April 12, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Cat is like uhhh.

  42. Greg Hall on April 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    All nice camping on the beach, but now you need to take your rigs to the self service car wash and climb under the trucks and get all that salt and sand out of everything, especially your wheels and brake drums. Salt water and sand are very corrosive.

  43. n1uno1965 on April 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Wow! So glad it ended well! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

  44. Freefall Intoseed on April 12, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Robin do you ever have a person message you on another app?

  45. hcarpam1 on April 12, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    Received request on your reply to go to Telegram to collect a prize? THOUGHT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW.

  46. Lizzie B on April 12, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    Thank goodness your truck has BEAST MODE! 😎🙌

  47. 6spring3 on April 12, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    So Scarey! I’m so glad you’re all safe!

  48. Johnny Boyd on April 12, 2023 at 8:07 pm

    FYI…. I was born and raised on the coast in Port Lavaca just up the coast from Port A. Here is a tip. In the spring we get what we call Bull Tides and these only occur during the spring. Tides will get 2 ft and as much as 3 ft above normal. Especially in those March and April high wind days and days and days. You have to get back further than normal in Port A and any other place on the Gulf Coast. This also includes Magnolia Beach. You will find yourself in the situation you guys found yourself in. Glad y’all got it without needing a tow truck.

  49. CabinVibe Etsy Store on April 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you 🙏

  50. TheKittenbears on April 12, 2023 at 8:10 pm

    Oh damn. A plus high tide. It happens. Ya, wet sand can suck. Your right a tide table is crucial. Try a minus tide, in a boat camping😂 can be a major shocker, and wait time.

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