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RE: FL local help please

Need some help again from some locals please! Need to know best route from St Augustine to Lady Lake Grand Oaks CG. Google is telling me Route 19 or Route 11 or I 95. Would like to stay off I 95 b/c of the traffic. Both 19 and 11 go thru Ocala Forest. Anyone stayed at Grand Oaks and any advice appreciated! Any problems driving a fifth wheel thru Routes or Route 11? Your suggestions and advice appreciated again!Thank you all for your local knowledge. I've only been there for horse events. It's a real beautiful nice place. I'm assuming you will be parked with the exhibitors? Didn't know it was a destination CG. Be sure to check out the carriage museum it is spectacular.
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 05:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Great ERS AGAIN...

One blow out, 2 flat tires, one trip. Bad/cheap/incorrect valve stems. The blow out was from the air leaking out and driving on it till the tire blew apart. Replaced all valve stems with stainless steel valve stems.
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 11:08am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Would you buy used again?

Yup. All my RV's over many years now have been used. Buy them right, use them and sold all of them for more than I paid for them.....like RV'ing for free. :C Something that can not be done if bought new and you take a hit just driving off the lot. Seriously though I have traveled with many friends who have bought new and gotta tell you they are the ones that break down the most. Engine, chassis with new MH's and new TT's having broken interior parts, appliances, heat/ac, etc. AND...THEY have to find a dealership where ever they are traveling that will do the work under warranty. I stayed behind with a lady RV'ing solo in an empty field after an event that had ended, 'waiting' for the manufacturer to send out help so she could get her MH mobile. Took three days. :( Over 20 years on the road with used RV's and can't complain about a few repairs along the way. No loan payments required! :C Couldn't fathom paying a loan payment after warranty runs out for repairs AND paying for any repairs that come up after the fact.
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 10:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Reflections on a Trip South

http://i63.tinypic.com/6y1gy1.png X2 :B
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 10:48am RV Lifestyle
RE: Should we ban DHMO?

Not to worry! There is bigger fish to fry than DHMO! The FDA just approved 'genetically modified' salmon for us to eat, yum! :B http://i67.tinypic.com/avj7s4.gif
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 09:17am General RVing Issues
RE: If you had to buy again today...

I guess you can ask for opinions on size, but EVERYONE camps differently. I don't think you can ask people what size they like and then apply it to your circumstances. Some people: Fulltime Part Time Boondock Stay at full hook up parks Have every amenity Don't need much Big budget Small budget Need HP to tow a box trailer Tow a CRV One bath Two baths King bed Queen Bed Residential refer Propane refer You really need to sit down, decide how YOU will RV and then buy something that fits YOUR needs. X10 Amen, well said!
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 09:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cleaning the H2O tank

I have seen the growth in my tank. YMMV. (It was gone after the bleach treatment.) I'm curious, how did you see inside your tank? Generally most life forms(bacteria included) need energy and nutrients to actively reproduce. There may be warmth but without sunlight and some type of sugar or amino acid, growth will be really limited. Your nose does a good job letting you detect excretions from bacteria( ie sulphur ). You may not like the "plastic taste" after water sits in there a while but that will not cause illness. My tank is totally visible. It sits on the 'outside' back of my MH. The water takes on the ambient temperature, I.E. outside temps. So it gets warm creating a perfect place for bacteria to grow. And no, bacteria does not have to smell to be present. When it flourishes yes but it is still harmful before it flourishes to a level to be really dangerous and then odorous. Just saying, don't care what other people do. The OP question was what do others do and WHY. :C ..Trust me, I know way to much about the nasty stuff that likes to grow in wet, dark places. I am curious, did your RV come with a schedule for cleaning you potable water tank? And how vigilant are you about flushing and disinfecting your water tanks. Thanks. BTW: Safety of well water? CG 'well' water is NOT regulated to be tested every year, they are privately owned. I've owned several homes with well water and it is most certainly not the end all be all of being 100% bacteria free. Those of us who travel a lot hook up to hundreds of different well water in CG's. You can not have a septic tank/field/pipes any where's near your well head in a residential home In a CG you are 'right on top of a it all' and right alongside of the water spigot. They are open and spilled often. Sooo for me, no I don't drink the CG water AND that is WHY 'I' disinfect the tank often!!:W
rockhillmanor 11/29/15 08:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Cleaning the H2O tank

Trust me, I know way to much about the nasty stuff that likes to grow in wet, dark places. I am curious, did your RV come with a schedule for cleaning you potable water tank? And how vigilant are you about flushing and disinfecting your water tanks. Thanks. It's a 'holding' tank and a breeding ground for bacteria. I take no chances. Bacteria can enter your body via the nose from water droplets when showering also. I bleach out the tank and lines often. I do not drink or cook with the water from the holding tank. Filling a holding tank with chlorinated city water does not have a concentration high enough to kill bacteria in a holding tank. The choline was added at the filtration plant to kill bacteria before you receive it at a residential faucet and all that is left is the 'smell' of the chlorine. Will you up and die from the bacteria? No. But that diarrhea you thought was from too much beer and chili dogs from last nights cook out could actually have been from the bacteria in the water in the holding tank! :B
rockhillmanor 11/28/15 08:54am General RVing Issues
RE: So..you think you are just gonna shoot the bear?

Wow. I wish I had THAT kind of beautiful scenery with my bear encounters. :B
rockhillmanor 11/28/15 08:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: problems with dump tank handles

As stated, the problem could be either valves, or cables. I had a ckass C with similar problems, and I ewplaced the valve. To me, the problrm, is getting the valve correctly installed, from the factory that valve was a little off, which made it sticky, and it eventually fail. Taking the time to align it correctly and it was as smooth as silk. Ny $0.02 would be check the valve, you could have a similar situation. x2 I found once the handle starts giving you trouble pulling in or out the valves are in need of replacing OR there is something stuck in them. The blades are 'very' then. A small piece of toilet paper, etc, stuck on where they slide up and down will cause problems. I always check that before replacing the valve blade. Drain your tanks and get a toilet brush or any brush with a long handle and open the main cover and then open the valve blade and take the brush and run it around the opening to clear out any debris that might be stuck where the blade slides. This sometimes will clear up the hard to push in valve handles.
rockhillmanor 11/28/15 08:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Deposit down- Now I'm no sure I can tow it. manual not clear

Long time lurker, first time poster. Be gentle :) So I put down a deposit on a 5500b 29ft travel trailer yesterday with the assurance from the sales people that my truck could handle it. I have a 2008 Tundra 1/4 ton 4x4. GVWR 7100lbs Of course I had to double check his math when I got home and low and behold, my window sticker says a towing capacity of 5000 lbs. That seems low to me so I checked the manual. The manual says 8700 with GCWR of 14,000lbs. I can't get a straight answer from local dealerships, so here I am. Any tips from more experienced travelers? ***Link Removed***https://goo.gl/photos/v8KLvUJd9KxbSAYr9 Salespeople do NOT know if your truck can SAFELY tow a TT. 99% of them don't have a clue. Their only concern is that you buy one from them. I had a salesman tell me that I could tow a TT that I was just walking thru to look at KNOWING I could NOT tow it. :R Towing right at the recommended towing capacity does not ensure you can 'safely' tow the TT. Length of the TT needs to be put into the equation also to prevent the tail wagging the dog. Albiet you will find many chiming in that it is ok. Safely towing is the key not how much your truck is rated for on a sticker. Hope some of the responses here help you make the decision. IMHO I would not tow a 29 ft with a Tundra. You will be exhaustingly 'on' the entire time driving it.
rockhillmanor 11/28/15 08:13am Travel Trailers
RE: If you had to buy again today...

If you had to buy again today...would you buy bigger or smaller? Smaller. I found that unless you jump in 10 foot increments there really is not that more room inside by buying a MH that is simply a foot or more longer than the one you have.
rockhillmanor 11/28/15 08:02am Class A Motorhomes

Most nights while camping, often bookdocking, we watch one movie before bed. With out twin group 27 batteries we are good for three nights until a charge is needed. We run a 19 inch LCD and DV player. Televisions are super cheap now and am pondering moving up to a 28 inch. Am I correct in thinking the power consumption is proportional to size of screen? Will it draw more power and make a difference in our longevity? I use this to run the TV at night. Eliminates draining the batteries that run your RV when boondocking. Works great for a good sized table lamp at night too if you have no power. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/th_jumpit.jpg?t=1298075848 + http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/th_inverter.jpg?t=1298075850
rockhillmanor 11/28/15 07:56am Tech Issues
RE: Boondocking in Webster FL

DW and I plan on stopping in Webster, FL this Feb. We have been to the flea mkt. a few times but never boondocked there. I assume you can just show up Sunday and pick a spot across the road from the flea mkt. Do I need to contact the office first? Any other advice would be appreciated. That spot across the street is their parking lot not just an empty field. On flea market days it is jammed packed with cars. And I have never seen an RV parked there vendor or otherwise. You would definitely have to contact them first to park there overnight in an RV. My guess is they won't let you. here's phone number http://websterwestsidefleamarket.com/vendor-info/ There are a ton of small inexpensive CG's in that area.
rockhillmanor 11/27/15 03:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class A wash machine and residential refrigerator storing

http://i59.tinypic.com/2u5f4o5.gif And I would make sure the fridge is 'completely defrosted', the drip tray and entire fridge wiped down dry, and then sprayed cleaned with a bleach cleaning spray AND make sure you have something lodged in the door so it can not close on you. Nothing worse than come spring and you've got mold growing all over your fridge which happens fast in a closed up RV.
rockhillmanor 11/27/15 03:07am Tech Issues
RE: So..you think you are just gonna shoot the bear?

One bear encounter? Try 3! :B Last year I had to sell a house I had just bought in Florida after just 4 months because it had 3 bears on the property that insisted it was THEIR property all 10 acres of it. 2 took over the front 5 and the big one claimed the back 5. :R Here to tell you the noise, bells, horns jump up and down and look big all do NOT work. And unlike the grizzly where you can lay down and play dead in hopes of surviving, try that tactic with a Florida Black Bear they kill you. How about you are sleeping in bed in your own house and hear this huge bang? And in the morning you see THIS on the window above your head? You know you have a serious bear problem. http://i65.tinypic.com/2dalh5g.jpg The house went up for sale the same day one of them chased me off my own pier while I was fishing. He appeared on the other side of a 20 foot deep canal and was in the water and up on my side in seconds and chased me all the way to the house.
rockhillmanor 11/27/15 03:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV antifreeze test

Cool Test. Great visual aid pictures. Thank you very much for providing it! :C And THIS thread showing the picture of the 'water only' bottle should be a sticky for all the posts this year that gave the advice that: It's ok NOT to winterize if the temps only go down for one day. And it's ok NOT to winterize if the 'next' day is warm. :S If that frozen water bottle had been an RV water line with a pex fitting it would have blown apart....in just one day no matter what the next day temperature was. http://i.imgur.com/e8d2dO4l.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qclz5DFl.jpg
rockhillmanor 11/27/15 02:32am General RVing Issues

I love the South and I love green beans. But did you know that in the South they put green beans in a pot of water and cook them ALL DAY until they are mush? :E
rockhillmanor 11/27/15 01:14am Snowbirds
RE: Camping world Ocala Service ANOTHER BAD EXPERIENCE

..Before pickup they installed an awning. We also purchased the extended warentee... After using awning for the first time we found that it was not installed properly and would catch and not roll out on the left side... Another week went by and not a word. Finally, I called and they said Oh yes it had been ready for a few days and the charge would be $136 Seems they had forgotten to call us... The service manager said they spend over an hour fixing the awning, not my problem had it been installed correctly in the first place there would not have been an issue... And he was not happy about the original service adviser noting that there would be no charge on my bill. Again not my problem... Wow, what part of, if they installed incorrectly 'they' should fix it no charge, don't they understand? Good thing you spoke up, albeit you should not have had to. IMHO in addition to posting here I would print your post out and mail it directly to the Store Manager.
rockhillmanor 11/26/15 07:53am Camping World Service and Installation

http://i67.tinypic.com/dn0enc.jpg 80 degrees today in Sunny Florida for Thanksgiving Day!http://i44.tinypic.com/2hwjnmo.gif
rockhillmanor 11/26/15 07:43am Snowbirds
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