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RE: Adirondacks and Vermont in late June

We like sight-seeing, light hiking, flatwater kayaking (we will bring our kayaks). Thanks in advance. In Grand Isle, VT check out Champlain Adult Campground We took our Kayaks to this campground, owner gave us directions to scenic connecting rivers to lake Champlain that the locals use for kayaking. (was all flat water) Campground has a landscaped rock pier that overlooks the lake, take your lounge chairs and your favorite beverage and relax and enjoy the lake sunsets! campground is well maintained and landscaped. Mike
mdcamping 05/16/18 05:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sturbridge MA campgrounds/overnight

also don't think you would have any trouble on the pike in Charlton there are always RV mixed in with the trucks. We see them but they could just be resting and not staying overnight. Those are for truckers, not RVers, and it's not fair to them to take their spaces when we can go elsewhere.I agree. We are looking to get to the Sturbridge area on Thursday June 14. I guess that the Bristol Ct. CG will be the best, although the reviews are so so. Thanks for all the help and if anyone has any further thoughts please let me know. Judi Hi Judi Though I know of a few gems, for the most part so so is the norm for CT! Mike
mdcamping 05/06/18 07:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sturbridge MA campgrounds/overnight

About 1 HR west from Stubridge on I84 is Bear Creek Campground About 2Mile off I84, easy in/out large W/E sites. Mike
mdcamping 05/05/18 02:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Used 2016 Jayco Jayfeather

The caulks & glues used to bond the newer trailers are more environmentally friendly. IMO this translates if you were to get a leak it will do MORE damage in LESS amount of time. Check you roof and bunk end seams before every trip. I frequently have to recaulk my front bunk ends maybe 3 or more times a year from trailer flexing/usage. IMO Hydrids are some of the least maintenance friendly RV's out there, but I guess that's the trade off for the extra living space. Mike
mdcamping 05/05/18 08:31am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: June 2018 New England Trip

We plan to take our bikes and do a lot of hiking. See if you can work these two stops into your initerary VT: Winhall Brook COE Scenic Rail Trail goes through campground to connecting hiking trails. South Londonderry VT and general area has lots of country charm that you would expect from VT CT: West Thompson Lake COE Air Line Rail Trail is down the street from campground, hiking trails from campground to around lake. Just a nice place to enjoy nature. Book NOW if you want any hope of a W/E site https://www.recreation.gov Lots of good advice on this thread, enjoy you trip to NE and safe travels! Mike
mdcamping 04/29/18 02:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: April Midwest Blizzard

Cold weather still has it's grip here in New England, had a brief teese yesterday where it got to 65 degrees before the cold slammed back in again. Got the trailer dewinterized and already to go for next weeks camping trip. predicted weather is going to be 50 and 35 degrees f between day and night....good enough. I guess this is all payback from the very warm sept & Oct we had last year. Mike
mdcamping 04/15/18 08:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Six Month Trip -- Say Hi

We will not be out your way but will say Hi here! Hope you have a great trip! :C yeah I thought yrs ago they use to have RV.net stickers? ...and I saw a guy at a state park with a RV.net T-shirt a few yrs ago. I'm guessing at some point this site was suppling merchandise. Mike
mdcamping 04/10/18 05:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beach Camping

Most of the Beach camping on the east coast is highly regulated... at least the one's we have been to and I wouldn't want to test the rules. Not sure what your situation is but we have made it 4 or five days with conserving and had no issues. Never needed to bring a tote. Sometimes when we have a big mess to clean up we will take advantage of the convience station. Some offer honey wagon service's or will have a local contractor that will do rounds through the campground. We have taken advantage of this a few times. If in doubt call the campground beforehand. Mike
mdcamping 04/07/18 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Will this winter end...

Rumor has it we suppose to finally have a warm up toward next weekend. I have a local camping trip planned for the 18th and it will be good to see it break the 50 degree mark. YEAH! :C Mike
mdcamping 04/07/18 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Why not to buy used.

We bought our first retirement RV motorhome in the depths of the Great Recession. Would we have used $100,000+ of our retirement savings for a toy during uncertain times? Get saddled with payments for a depreciating asset while our retirement accounts went south? Heck, no. We paid half the price in cash for the 4 year old used version. Boy, did we have a fabulous five years seeing the US and Canada for several months a year. Got back 80% of what we paid for it later, too. I don’t think the new version of that RV would have added anything to our enjoyment. But anybody who thinks the pleasure of a new one is worth it should definitely buy new. It’s all about getting out there, using the RV, and having a great time with no money worries. Plenty of people can do that, whether buying new or used. The sad thing is when people finance a shiny new RV, have a vision of the family using it a lot, end up not using it much because they are still working and the kids have other priorities, spend money to store-insure-maintain, and end up selling it, stuck with a loan balance to pay off. When we bought a slightly larger RV (needed more space inside for a big dog), we bought used again and love it. Dealer has been great. Fixed all the little things and some pricey ones before turning it over to us. Still making long road trips every year. X2 This has been our thinking also, keep a low overhead in the working years, if something were to happen we could get out just as cheap as we got in. Started camping when the kids were about 6 yrs old and all they talk about is the experience, not the material. Mike
mdcamping 04/01/18 09:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds Near DC Metro

We always used Bull Run in Manassas, VA. when touring DC and going to ball games. Very close to Metro and Metro is very easy to use! X2 Woodsy campground with full hookups, sites were private! Mike
mdcamping 03/31/18 07:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground near Windsor, CT

CT valley is all urban, as mentioned earlier the only thing you will find is parking lot type parking. There is a few real nice campgrounds I would recommend but they are 30+ minutes away. If you decide to change your distance traveling, post back or shoot me a PM as I can give you a few suggestions. Good Luck, Mike
mdcamping 03/24/18 07:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground near Windsor, CT

Wilderness Lake in Willington CT is somewhat closer. Take state rd 140 east from windsor will get you close to the campground. Campground is a middle of the road type place, nothing special. Mike
mdcamping 03/23/18 01:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 4 down dinghy towing, looking for new car

https://prodcontent.s3.amazonaws.com/motorhomemagazine.com/2017DinghyGuide.pdf Okay wife wants a new car, in 5 yrs we looking for possible options to use the car as a 4 down toad. Problem: Wife hates cars on above link, what she likes is toyoto Rav 4, Honda CRV, subaru outback. Just starting to get our feet wet with this. Anything we could request/do/change at the dealership where we may be able to tow one of these cars 4 down? Happy wife=happy life :B Thanks everyone for your help Mike Simple - "She Likes the Honda CRV - just is the New ones are not good for being Toads - so buy a Good used Toad when you need it - in your case a 2014 CRV would work - little bumpy but nice. So as far as looking down the road for 4-5 years - really not the best idea. JMHO, I agree Bill sometimes even looking 1 year ahead is risky. This said we just bought a 2014 Honda CRV, 14K miles, 1 owner, Honda pre-owned certified. Whats most important is DW is happy and our car situation is resolved for today. Guess we can only hope for the best and see what happens down the road. :) Mike
mdcamping 03/18/18 03:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you prefer to "CampOUT" or "Socialize"

Putting aside the real primitive camping we will do both. We do at least 1 trip per year where we meet up with a bunch of camping families, another trip is a camping/fishing trip where it will be just me and my boys. When it's just DW & me we always will wave a hello or have a conversation with a neighbor if the situation presents it's self. Now thinking about this I would consider that all social too! :C Mike
mdcamping 03/18/18 07:33am General RVing Issues
RE: Review issues!

Anyone else having issues with some of the reviews/ratings of campgrounds in the Good Sam site? I've seen quite a few with great "Number" ratings yet the reviews and my personal observations reflect they were not deserved. I've also seen a few with the opposite. Is there a way to dispute the ratings with Good Sam? Dave (from Atlanta) This is one of the reasons why I use RVPR, they provide very useful and easly accessible tools to check the history of the reviewer, click on the user profile and what info you have or don't have will give you an idea where the reviewer is coming from. Also you can like or dislike a review but you have to be a RVPR member, IMO this provides more ballance to the reviews online. Mike
mdcamping 03/14/18 06:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fort Ticonderoga

X3 on day trip from Lake George. Was about 18 yrs ago at Lake George Escape. Ausable Chasm is worth a day trip also, maybe 30 minutes north of the Fort if I remember. Mike
mdcamping 03/12/18 07:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone been to Maine 1st of May

I think this year, May in Maine (and all of New England for that matter) will be fine. It's clear that there will be an early spring this year. The weather pattern has already shifted into the spring setup and the jet stream has started north. The "boids are choiping" earlier this spring than I remember. I haven't heard any peepers yet, but I expect to any time now. I'll hold you to that, 6 weeks and counting to my first camping trip! :C Mike
mdcamping 03/02/18 04:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine - Old Orchard Beach Area

We stayed at Paradise Park and took their little shuttle to the beach. Pretty convenient. I still can't get over all the Canadians that "headed south" for summer vacation and were having a great time in the 58 degree ocean water while I froze my ass off..... Oh, learn French. You'll hear a lot of it. You must go in July. Try August, it gets up to 63 degrees! :B Mike
mdcamping 03/01/18 07:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine - Old Orchard Beach Area

X2 on Bayley's, Back part of the campgrond is newer and more spread out. As mentioned pricy but has all the bells & whistles a resort campground should have. Been to Hid'n Pines and Paradice Park both are great too, get good reviews. Mike
mdcamping 02/28/18 06:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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