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RE: Florida Weather....

I'm right on the edge of the evacuation area. My first hurricane. If I'm still alive in the morning, I'll tell you what it was like. :(
rockhillmanor 09/01/16 04:18pm General RVing Issues
Florida Hurricane I'm in the path

Well my first hurricane. I am right on the edge of the evacuation area of Cedar Key. Just bought a winter home in Florida. It needed a roof badly and I was proactive going into contract with a roofer. Only thing is he stiffed me on the start date. So here I sit with a roof that is till in need to be replaced in the middle of a hurricane. Praying it will stay on in 75 mile an hour plus winds.:( Being a Northerner I always said the Floridians had it made. They get weeks of prior notice of a pending hurricane and pretty good prediction of exactly when it will hit. Plenty of time to prepare and/or leave. Compared to us when a F5 Tornado hits we got maybe 10 minutes notice and more often than not zero notice. Well as I sit here 'waiting' for the pending doom. I've changed my mind how well off the Floridans have it. The anxiety level of just sitting and waiting for it to hit is unbearable. Prayers go out to all my fellow Floridians in the path of hurricane Hermine. Hope everyone stays safe. :C
rockhillmanor 09/01/16 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pilot truck stops

I have stopped at several that have dedicated RV lanes. I like to use them when possible as I have the RV Rewards card which gets me discounted fuel. But lately I have been reluctant to pull in to some as a lot of them are just chaotic madhouses. X2 When you are new at RV'ing you think wow a station dedicated to a pleasant experience for RV'er's and their needs! NOT. As you mentioned they ARE a madhouse. Parked cars in front of stations blocking RV's trying to get out, inconsiderate people leaving their rigs at the pumps, people who don't have a clue how to drive their RV's, in and around pumps, And gawd forbid if you want to get propane x2 the whole experience, etc etc. I stay away from Flying J/Pilot like the plague. Find a nice gas station with semi truck parking in the back off the interstate. Ahhh, makes for a peaceful fuel stop. :C
rockhillmanor 09/01/16 05:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Rig destroyed today!

What a horrible experience. So sorry you had to go thru that. So glad that you and your family and pet escaped injury and are ok. Our prayers will be with you tonight for a safe trip back home.
rockhillmanor 08/30/16 04:20am Fifth-Wheels
RE: camper towing rental trucks??

Call the CG that you will be staying at. And/Or a CG near where you live. Almost ALL CG's have a company they use to tow campers in and out of their CG's for campers. Reasonably priced rates and they know what they are doing AND have the appropriated tow vehicles. AND BTW: I have rented several of the big Ryder truck rentals that I have hitched up a car hauler to loaded with a car. They had not problem with it. I see the big and small truck rentals all the time on the road hauling car haulers for their move. They all come with substantial hitches on them.
rockhillmanor 08/28/16 07:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: "GO BAGS" - what's in yours?

I was at an RV rally where the fire department showed us why when they respond to RV fires it's usually too late. You know that little fire extinguisher that comes with all RV's? They settle to the bottom so when you need it in an emergency they do NOT work. I most certainly did not know that! We pulled out mine and the fire department discharged it and sure enough it did NOT work. :E So a little fire that the owner 'could' have put out IF the extinguisher had worked turns into a full blown blaze. After that little demonstration by the fire department and recommendation to ditch those extinguishers that come with our RV's. I immediately went out and bought 2 ADULT SIZE fire extinguishers. One is mounted up front, and one is mounted in the back bedroom
rockhillmanor 08/28/16 07:02pm RV Lifestyle
RE: The old buggy is no more!

Just because you are getting rid of your coach doesn't mean you have to cut rope and leave the forum too. :(
rockhillmanor 08/28/16 06:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Factory to Dealer Transport

There was a good thread about this awhile back. I live close to the Indiana hub of RV makers and coach builders. So I see a LOT of them either being towed or driven to dealerships. One forum member noticed salt damage on his undercarriage although he never had it on the road during winter nor lived where it snowed. THIS is IMHO the key factor on WHEN you order your RV. Our roads are HEAVILY salted during the winter months. And the salt stays and when spring rains come you still have salt all over your vehicle from the road. If you order your RV or look when it was made. If it was made during the winter months your RV WAS driven on the interstates loaded with salt. AND once at the dealership they might get a quick hose down on the outside if it's a lot, but they are NOT thoroughly washed on the undercarriage. Thereby sitting on the dealership lots sometimes for months on end with salt encrusted undercarriages. Just saying something to think about.
rockhillmanor 08/28/16 06:51pm General RVing Issues
DIY Portable AC unit for inside RV!!

check this out on craigslist! :C This guy had way too much time on his hands BUT... it sure does look like it would work. A slick looking home DIY spin on a swampy! On wheels no less! Floridian's, pro's on how to keep cool. :B http://i.imgur.com/Zws44mJl.jpg http://orlando.craigslist.org/for/5699633164.html
rockhillmanor 08/27/16 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Route around Nashville

I've tried other routes and ended up just plowing thru Nashville. Just make sure you do it way before their rush hour. No problem just watch the merge from another road from the right.
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 07:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Another oldie ( Not mine )

Those old Bluebird Wanderlodges were rock solid. With some restoring, that old Bird will hold together easily for another 39 years.... x2 I didn't even know what these were until I was at a CG that the manager wanted to know if I wanted to move to the other side of the CG because a Bluebird Wanderlodge rally was going to start that night. I decided to stay where I was parked. So I was smack in the middle of about 40 of them! Just gotta say the owners were the best group of Rv'ers I have ever had the pleasure to meet AND their coaches? Wow!!! I was invited in to almost all of them, they are one proud group of RV owners, and they are just unbelievable inside. All were either all original and/or restored to original condition. They were drop dead incredible looking inside and out. AND so well made it would make any one of the newer RV manufacturers run and hide. And the horns....they all had horns on them. You couldn't help but smile everytime they turned them on. :C
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 07:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: not cool

Here's the gov link to what roads are closed into Yellowstone, etc. Current Fire Activity - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/currentfireactivity.htm https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/currentfireactivity.htm https://www.nps.gov/yell/.../currentfireactivity.htm National Park Service Berry Fire Reported on 8/23/16. Road closure: Highway 89 between Flagg Ranch on the ... Park visitors wishing to enter/exit Yellowstone through the south entrance of Yellowstone ... Boundary Fire (cause under investigation, 192 acres) ... Park to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at noon Monday, August 8, 2016.
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 08:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Ceramic heater

Thank you for explaining it.:C
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 08:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Forest Fires in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons.

A couple of days ago they said on TV that they closed the 'entrance' into Yellowstone. thought of all the forum members who might be headed that way. Current Fire Activity - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/currentfireactivity.htm https://www.nps.gov/yell/.../currentfireactivity.htm National Park Service Berry Fire Reported on 8/23/16. Road closure: Highway 89 between Flagg Ranch on the ... Park visitors wishing to enter/exit Yellowstone through the south entrance of Yellowstone ... Boundary Fire (cause under investigation, 192 acres) ... Park to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at noon Monday, August 8, 2016. Current Fire Activity - Yellowstone National Park (U.S. National Park ... https://www.nps.gov/yell/.../currentfireactivity.htm National Park Service Berry Fire Reported on 8/23/16. Road closure: Highway 89 between Flagg Ranch on the ... Park visitors wishing to enter/exit Yellowstone through the south entrance of Yellowstone ... Boundary Fire (cause under investigation, 192 acres) ... Park to implement Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at noon Monday, August 8, 2016. Road to Yellowstone National Park entrance closed by fire Fox News? - 2 days ago Road to Yellowstone National Park entrance closed by fire. Published August 23, 2016.
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 08:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grey water dumping

Following on another post, we've definitely seen grey water dump pits in Georgia. People need to stop with the high-and-mighty, self-righteous attitude about dumping grey water. There is a big difference in slowly dispersing your grey water vs. just dumping it all at once..... THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH DUMPING GREY WATER ON THE GROUND!!!!!!!!!!... Its grey water! Little soapy, maybe some bacon grease, but mainly WATER. :S It's called camping respect for OTHER campers. The contents of the gray tank STINKS. It's not just soapy water it's all that goes down the sink during food preparation and washing the dishes with all the parts of food on it. And if you are dumping grease down your sink? Well, that stuffs sticks and stays and goes rancid on the walls of your gray tank adding to the stink forever. It's not a septic tank, has no grease trap....it's an above ground HOLDING tank. How would you like it if I dumped my entire gray tank drop by drop or all of it at once under my coach on a CG site and YOU and your family had to park in the same spot following me? How would you like it if you were parked next to a camper that dumped their gray tank while you and your family were having a picnic outside and had to smell that stink? I HAVE been parked next to an 'inconsiderate', 'think they don't have to follow the rules' camper. He dumped his gray tank the entire week of a sporting event. The stench was just awful.
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 08:39am General RVing Issues
It's that time again!

The last big RV weekend coming up and then for many of us it's time to think of putting up the RV and winterizing it if you live in one of the cold states. :C Then it's time to start thinking....... http://i.imgur.com/t9gMmUCl.jpg :B
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 05:20am General RVing Issues
RE: Dear Marcus-Your Millions, My Rules

Heck even the whole state of Florida is not happy having their stadium called Camping World! Read the whole article with reference to ceo. :W http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-camping-world-stadium-david-whitley-0427-20160426-column.html
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 04:46am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Grey water dumping

Well......... If asking about dumping GREY in CALIFORNIA it depends on whether or not you can meet the requirements California Grey Water Guide Within the General Description of this link should explain to those in any state that seem to want to randomly dump their gray water and 'think' it is ONLY soapy water from showering therefore it is ok. :R California General definitions: "Graywater" includes but is not limited to wastewater from bathtubs, showers, bathroom washbasins, clothes washing machines, and laundry tubs, but does not include wastewater from kitchen sinks or dishwashers. Almost ALL RV's have kitchen sinks that dump into the gray tank. It is the food stuffs, grease that go down the kitchen sink that STINKS and attracts bugs/animals etc. And IMHO dumping a gray tank anywhere where other campers will be parking after you or near you is just plain disrespectful.
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 04:31am General RVing Issues
RE: Ceramic heater

Check out the Vornado. It's lite weight,and provides a constant warm, even breeze with a thermostat. The fan runs all of the time at different speeds to prevent swings from cold to hot. Nothing special at all about ceramic. Thanks for the tip on Vornado. I've seen their fans but Haven't heard of them having heaters. One thing that impresses me is that many of their models do have a tip over switch AND an overheat shut off unlike so many of the other brands that do not have the tip over switch. Are these ceramic heaters? I don't see any reference to it on the webpage of products. http://www.vornado.com/heaters/SRTH-Tower-Heater Their new stainless steel model looks interesting albeit pricey.
rockhillmanor 08/25/16 04:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Any full timers off the road?

Unless you have family to visit as a destination thru out the year as many RV'ers do. If you don't have family, After a few years on the road seeing all the the things on your bucket list, it gets old. Over the years you end up finding a favorite winter spot and a favorite summer spot and just bounce back and forth with extended stays. I just happened to score a real nice house in Florida on acreage during the real estate crash! I will be making that my winter home, the MH parked right outside to jump into and get outta dodge to head North to avoid having to endure the hot sweltering summers here! So ya still full timing only I now have a 2 ac campground site for the winter. :W
rockhillmanor 08/24/16 09:05am Full-time RVing
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