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RE: 10th Annual Fall Friendship Gathering 10/10-10/13/2014 @ OMS

Kathleen and I would just like to wish everyone a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Safe travels too Mike and family
mdcamping 12/14/14 03:27pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Winhall Brook COE. South Londonderry, Vermont

Hey Ted, Love the pics!... place looks awesome! I will probably book a W/E site for next sept! :C Mike
mdcamping 12/10/14 02:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Winhall Brook COE. South Londonderry, Vermont

Were thinking of doing a long weekend there next summer. Like the idea of kayaking, fishing, hiking and lots of nature near by. seems to get good reviews too. Anyone ever been to this campground, how was the place? anything else to see in the area? DW likes the arts and crafts shops, was wondering if any are near by. Thanks, Mike
mdcamping 12/09/14 07:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2015 summer vacation details: PA, MD, VA, DE, NJ, NY

We've done Busch Gardens twice, lots more to do at Busch gardens besides the rides, good entertainment/events, cool zoo... and the rides are more Disney like... not the crash & bang type rides you find at six flags. Been to the water park also... has a lot of the same Disney like type rides. :C Mike
mdcamping 12/08/14 06:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park Reviews

I have been trying to post reviews on that thing for hours, can't get past the last page. I'm not exactly computer illiterate either. That's two hours of my life I can't get back. Post your question on the RVPR forum, the folks there will gladly help you out. Mike
mdcamping 12/08/14 06:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park Reviews

I hate it too and don't use it much anymore. I used to be able to get a much bigger view of what's new but with the new format I have to move around too much. Ditto, I have not played with the new format much, but my initial take is there is WAY too much white space and I have to do alot of scrolling to get to the info. I'm personally more of a "scanner" when looking at things like that, so this makes that more difficult. I'm sure in time I will get used to it. I haven't had time to try to figure out why my login does not work, so that will be my next step. I think maybe the whole redo is to make space for constant advertising. maybe the whole redo was done because the old RVPR was 14 yrs old and outdated. :) Mike
mdcamping 12/08/14 05:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any suggestions for PUPs or hybrids and tow vehicles?

and you are saying there is still 650 or close to 650 LBS on my receiver? correct? Mike Yes, the WDH moves weight from the rear axle, not the hitch receiver. Adjusting the WDH does not take weight off of the hitch at all, just takes weight off of the rear axle. With more than a 13% tongue weight, you'll be over 650 lbs with a trailer that weighs 5000 lbs. That's most likely why Tacoma and GMC/Chevy owners were breaking welds on their hitches, because they we weighing their rigs at the scales with the weight distribution hitch spring bars attached and leveling their rig. To properly find your hitch weight, you need to disengage your spring bars when you weigh it at the scales. You can re-engage it to weigh and see if your axle weights and payload are correct and within ratings but that doesn't weigh your hitch/tongue of your camper. Well I have to eat crow on this one... my mistake. Though I'm almost certain I don't have an issue. I will look into this before I start my 2015 camping season. Mike
mdcamping 12/08/14 08:01am Folding Trailers
RE: Any suggestions for PUPs or hybrids and tow vehicles?

And neither would I My tongue weight is not anywhere close to 650#. I do know how to set up weight distribution. Mike Setting it up has nothing to do with the actual tongue weight. Whether you use a WDH or a weight bearing weight, the tongue weight is the same on the hitch. With a WDH, it's just distributing some of that weight off of the rear axle (not the hitch) to the front axle through leverage of the spring bars, which also throws some extra pressure/weight on to the trailer axles as well. However, the WDH will not lessen the tongue weight on the receiver hitch. With a travel trailer, hybrid or not, you should be right around 650 lbs with an average 13% of total trailer weight. Perhaps you have a lighter tongue weight of only 12%, but never seen any TT ever go below that. Glad it's working for you. Yes It is working for me, "if" I was inclined I could adjust my WDH to where there is no level drop on my truck reciever.... and you are saying there is still 650 or close to 650 LBS on my receiver? correct? Mike
mdcamping 12/07/14 08:13pm Folding Trailers
RE: Any suggestions for PUPs or hybrids and tow vehicles?

Some what out of the box here... what about a crew cab Tacoma, 6500 lbs of max towing, gives you more options for PUPs, hybrids, TT's. Mike Tow rating is nothing. These are midsize trucks with midsize capabilities. The low payload and low hitch weight rating on these trucks suggest that the low 6500 lbs tow rating is only for boats and car trailers that have little tongue weight, that will not go against the low hitch rating and the low payload rating. Been there, done that with a Pathetic Nissan Pathfinder with the 4.0L V6 rated to tow 6000 lbs and 600 lbs hitch weight, along with a low payload of around 1200 lbs. A 650 lbs hitch weight rating would only net a dry unoptioned camper weighing around 3500 to 4000 lbs (based on factory options and loading from 1000 lbs. to 1500 lbs). Not many Hybrids or TTs in that weight range except the Forest River R-Pods. In fact that 2005 Pathfinder needed suspension help with a heavier front trunk style pop up, that couldn't use a weight distribution hitch. Unless you go full size, I wouldn't suggest any TTs or Hybrids other than the R-Pod type campers. Mike, I've been towing 5000#+ since 2007 on my Tacoma (14 repeated state trips) ....I've had no problems.... :h Mike I would never chance it with a tongue weight over the rating of the hitch receiver. With 5000 lbs, any tongue weight over 13% will be over 650 lbs. And neither would I My tongue weight is not anywhere close to 650#. I do know how to set up weight distribution. Mike
mdcamping 12/07/14 07:45pm Folding Trailers
RE: Any suggestions for PUPs or hybrids and tow vehicles?

Some what out of the box here... what about a crew cab Tacoma, 6500 lbs of max towing, gives you more options for PUPs, hybrids, TT's. Mike Tow rating is nothing. These are midsize trucks with midsize capabilities. The low payload and low hitch weight rating on these trucks suggest that the low 6500 lbs tow rating is only for boats and car trailers that have little tongue weight, that will not go against the low hitch rating and the low payload rating. Been there, done that with a Pathetic Nissan Pathfinder with the 4.0L V6 rated to tow 6000 lbs and 600 lbs hitch weight, along with a low payload of around 1200 lbs. A 650 lbs hitch weight rating would only net a dry unoptioned camper weighing around 3500 to 4000 lbs (based on factory options and loading from 1000 lbs. to 1500 lbs). Not many Hybrids or TTs in that weight range except the Forest River R-Pods. In fact that 2005 Pathfinder needed suspension help with a heavier front trunk style pop up, that couldn't use a weight distribution hitch. Unless you go full size, I wouldn't suggest any TTs or Hybrids other than the R-Pod type campers. Mike, I've been towing 5000#+ since 2007 on my Tacoma (14 repeated state trips) ....I've had no problems.... :h Mike
mdcamping 12/07/14 06:30pm Folding Trailers
RE: Any suggestions for PUPs or hybrids and tow vehicles?

Some what out of the box here... what about a crew cab Tacoma, 6500 lbs of max towing, gives you more options for PUPs, hybrids, TT's. Mike
mdcamping 12/07/14 11:55am Folding Trailers
RE: New Hampshire and Vermont Recommendations

I think if your entertaining the whole family NH might be a better bet. The Cog Railway Mount Washington, Hiking...The flume, The Baby flume, The basin. There's also the Lost River, Cannon Tram 2. In Lincoln NH there's Loon Mountain Adventure park and Whale tales water park. Also check out Moose Hillock Camping Resort about 40 minutes (give or take) west of Lincoln NH. Have Fun! :C Mike
mdcamping 12/04/14 02:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lanterns

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3287/2705229312_2c1843aa8c_m.jpg height=600 width=600 That was taken about 7 years ago, that's my father's 45 year old Ash Flash Lantern and the Colman stove is almost as old. The stove & Lantern just make this memory even more sweeter. Mike
mdcamping 11/28/14 01:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: New Member from Indiana

Welcome aboard! not from your neck of the woods but if you ever up in the North East your always welcome to pull up a chair at our campfire! Mike
mdcamping 11/28/14 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

And Happy Thanksgiving to you and everyone! Mike
mdcamping 11/27/14 06:45am Around the Campfire
RE: New RV Park Reviews website is now online

With the old format I could "magnify" an area of interest in a state and click on a town to bring up the CGs there. Then I could return to my "magnified" area map using the back button and search in a different nearby town. With the new format it seems that by using the back button I have to start all over with the entire state again and "re-magnify" to my area of interest. Am I missing something here with the new format? Hi vector Try state map magnify and invert magnify, seems to work where you can hop back to different areas on a state map. Mike
mdcamping 11/23/14 07:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your Wish List for RV Manufacturers

One that doesn't leak. X2 With todays materials you would think someone cleaver enough would come up with a new design... Mike
mdcamping 11/22/14 07:40am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park has dog park in it.

Dog Park??? If I took my old set in her ways sheltie to a dog park she would hate me! her interest is only treats! :B Mike
mdcamping 11/22/14 07:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Allstays website?

I read the discussion on RVPR, and allstays was recommended as an alternate. A listing of campgrounds and their claimed amenities is not real helpful. I want the reviews. RVPR has almost 225K reviews! From what I've read on their forums during summer months they get 100+ per day. You bring up a good point about claimed campground amenities, this is why I think RVPR is so helpful, find a campground, read "all" the reviews, this will usually paint a picture on what's really going on in a campground. Mike
mdcamping 11/12/14 06:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Allstays website?

RVParkReviews is the best place for reviews. I am not a fan of the changes they are making now that they are owned by the other RV forum folks. RVPR is 14 yrs old, though sometimes I don't like changes myself, seems the folks at RVPR understand they have to make changes to keep up with today's technology. Mike
mdcamping 11/12/14 05:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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