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RE: DELAMINATION!!

I have had problems with my Jayco, first year while towing noticed front face of trailer starting to delaminate, when I returned home from the trip found a seam had popped opened on the roof. ended having the whole front face of the trailer replaced. The only good news it was covered on the 2 year warrant. This all said, after every camping trip I'm finding seams that look like there starting to fail where I have to re caulk. :( I think a lot of this delamination comes from todays manufacturing practices including the use of the new environmentally safe caulks and glues. Mike
mdcamping 08/20/14 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to prevent delamination

Water. That's it...just keep the water out. Keeping water out just isn't as easy as it sounds with all of the flexing and movement of the frame and structure while towing. Takes constant checking. This is especially true with the hybrids, combine that with the new environmentally friendly caulks & glues means I'm constantly recaulking seams after every trip which becomes a real drag... :( Mike
mdcamping 08/17/14 07:10am Beginning RVing
RE: My first camping neighbor story to share!

Great story, thanks for sharing! Mike
mdcamping 08/16/14 03:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: How do you hang your bath towels?

drying rack Dry outside if not raining. Inside shower if it is. X2 It's amazing how much stuff can fit on that drying rack Mike
mdcamping 08/13/14 02:17pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Lancaster Pa

Old mill stream campground. Mike
mdcamping 08/13/14 07:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping with the Rich and Famous...

Some of their income is from actual winnings but I'm sure most of their income comes from product endorsements and advertising on their boats, trucks, and rigs. Paid to fish. Now that's a good niche income for a full timer. How about paid to Camp! I'm taking endorsements right now! :B :B Mike
mdcamping 08/12/14 06:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Witch Meadow Lake Campground, Salem, CT.

Hi Sue, we just got back from West Thompson Lake last weekend, all the electric sites have 30 amp. This is our 3rd trip there in the past 4 yrs. I run my A/C heavily... never had an issue or have any of the camp host ever say a thing about the power. We always take our kayaks with us for the lake. Also they have miles of easy & scenic trails around the lake. As far as Witch Meadow I think we actually stayed in site 186 back 16 years ago in our popup, "If" I remember that area the sites were some what small but level ( mostly because the sites were level to the lake) A lot of CT campgrounds have gray water hookups. what you need to buy is a 3inch X hose adapter that fits right on your gray/black water outlet on you trailer. When your at the campground then just run a cheap/old garden hose to the gray water connection on the ground with your gray water "only" valve open. camping world sells the adapters or any local RV parts store...there very common. Witch Meadow has had some power issues with the larger (50amp) RV's, just be aware. Don't forget to check out the reviews on both campgrounds at http://www.rvparkreviews.com (some of the reviews on West Thompson are mine) Mike
mdcamping 08/11/14 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Witch Meadow Lake Campground, Salem, CT.

Hi Sue We did both seasonal and transient there, out last trip was in 06. Witch Meadow is a better campground if you are a younger camping family with kids. The lake front sites are nice, water, electric & gray water. Campground is clean and decently maintained, some sites are not very level or large and some sites might be tough to get into with the larger RV's but I think you will be okay with your hybrid. Don't count on any decent fishing in the lake...bullheads and sunnys that's it. Owner doesn't pull any punches, She will not tolerate any trouble makers. (There's a reason why she's called the head witch ;) ) That said as long as you use common sense you should be fine. If your looking for something quiet by a lake, look into this also, West Thompson Lake Campground Post back or send me a PM if you have any pacific questions on Witch Meadow lake campground Mike
mdcamping 08/11/14 03:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Our vacation in NH

Thanks for the nice comments. Didn't see any critters this yr, except a toad who visited us nightly. No hook-ups at any campgrounds in the area (water is available), and no cell service. I believe only 1 campground takes reservations (Covered Bridge Campground), but you go through a covered bridge to get there. There is a back way in but the road is curvy and tight. You can usually always get a site, except maybe around July 4 and August wkends. Agnes I've lost count on how many camping trips & day trips we have made trying to spot a moose. Last year we bit the bullet and did one of those paid moose tours in Lincoln NH... finally saw 2 moose!! :C Mike
mdcamping 08/10/14 05:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Coastal Southern Maine or New Hamphire Campgrounds

Salisbury Beach State Reservation is on the MA/NH boarder, campground boarders 2 beaches which you can walk to both. no full hookups, but there is a honey wagon service that goes through there. Going to be tough to find a site before labor day. but sometimes people cancel, keep checking reserve America in the evening, I was able to find a site during prime time that way once. Mike
mdcamping 08/10/14 08:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: To each his own but this park was great for us!!

We recently went on a two week vacation from Western NY to Louisville/Lexington and on to Mammoth Cave and then to Nashville and stayed in three different parks. In our travels over 25 years we have had some difficult maneuvers to get into our sites and often think who designed this park? Backing in on the wrong side, utilities in odd spots, water above electric, etc. The park we stayed at in Mammoth Cave was wonderful. It was so hot outside but the utilities were terrific and the layout for ease in and ease out was also great. Granted there weren't a lot of trees but there was a lot of beautiful shrubbery, flowers, grasses that gave the park a lot of color punch. The restrooms were great and the staff was kind and considerate of ever camper from the moment of arrival. I only wish every camping encounter was a pleasant as this place. Yes there was a light train noise but you needed your air on so you didn't hear it. In my next life I think I want to be an RV park designer to have all new parks or parks under renovation, done to the standards this park had. Yes, the standards 30 + years ago were quiet different, parks were newer, trailers/rv's were much smaller and people's expectations were less. Some of the new parks that I have read about, seemed to have made those adjustments to today's RV's and what people look for. Glad you enjoyed your self. don't forget to post your review on http://www.rvparkreviews.com Mike
mdcamping 08/10/14 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jellystone Parks

We've been to the Jellystone in Sturbridge, MA. It was absolutely our WORST camping experience, ever. Check RVPark Reviews. I can't believe the parent company allows this to continue. After being there, I'm in no hurry to ever stay at another Jellystone. I would have felt safer at a rest stop along a highway than I did there. We were there yrs ago, our kids new fall coats were stolen there... I can't help but laugh every time I see a new review from that place on RV parkreviews. That said the other Jellystone's seem to be decently run. Mike
mdcamping 08/09/14 08:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rv sites near shenandoah national park

X2 on http://koa.com/campgrounds/luray Mike
mdcamping 08/09/14 03:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tubing in western NC or VA - Jellystone Campgrounds?

thanks for the suggestions. Looks like I'm gonna try the KOA Asheville East or drive further to Cherokee KOA. Hope I'm not too late to this thread Luray VA, there's Hiking at Shenandoah NP, The Luray Caverns, and Tubing down the Shenandoah River... the tubing was a 1hr+ easy lazy river ride down the shallow Shenandoah river which we enjoyed. all of this was a 15 min drive from each other Mike
mdcamping 08/09/14 01:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: People never cease to surprise me

I also admire the Campground Host and the Law Enforcement Officer handling the situation in a quick and professional manner. Thanks for sharing! X2 Mike
mdcamping 08/08/14 06:21pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Our vacation in NH

Great Piks...views look great! See any moose up there? Mike
mdcamping 08/08/14 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: "Kinda" Air Conditioing

Sometimes the leaks will be inside the runs on the coils or the coil elbows, exposure & time copper gets pitted/pourous. Sometime the leaks are tough to find. I have pulled out old coils and leak checked with nitigron under water.... seen the leaks coming right out of the bare copper. Wish the teck put on a $15 tap a line and some charge and you would be good to go for a while at least. Mike
mdcamping 08/07/14 07:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Lake George Camping

Lake George RV Park is the best. We drove through Moose Hillock a couple weeks ago while in Lake George. It is brand spanking new and all of the sites are very nice. The only problem is that it is so new and no new growth is there, so the campground is somewhat barren, but there is substantial tree cover on most sites. It will be really nice in four or five years. It has a great looking water park. Bruce We did a similar drive through at Lake Compounce in CT just a few weeks ago. New campground opened on July 1...place was barren too, but in a few years once the new trees start growing in place the campground should look much better. Would love to find an excuse to see Moose Hillock in NY... place just looks awesome on their web page. Hoping to get up there in the near future. Mike
mdcamping 08/06/14 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Favorite COE park in your state

We just got back from West Thompson Lake COE which has become our favorite CT getaway, $30 gets you huge private sites with water & electric, easy access to hiking, fishing & kayaking. Very hard to find accommodations like this in CT. Mike
mdcamping 08/06/14 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: "Kinda" Air Conditioing

TXiceman All the best to you too Mike
mdcamping 08/05/14 07:26am General RVing Issues
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