We're going to be traveling through West Virginia along I77 from Blue Ridge Parkway up toward Akron / Cleveland. We'd like to stop along the way for an afternoon & night somewhere not too far off of I77. It looks like Charleston, WV would be about the 1/2 way point.
We had been planning to stay at Kanawah State Forest again, as we stayed there once 10 years ago and loved it. But after calling them to make our reservations, they have told us that our new camper is too big to get in. So now, we're stuck looking for a new campground.
We'd like something like a state park, CoE, or similar park, and prefer to have electricity. We'd love something in the mountains, with nice light hiking around.
Anyone have a good recommendation?
We're finding that many of these places are booked up. We have narrowed our search down to something a bit north of Ashville along the parkway.
Has anyone stayed at The Bear Den Campground?
Bear Den Campground?
Does anyone know of a place that I can get my truck & camper get weighed in or near St Petersburg, FL?
The closest place that I'm aware is the TA truckstop over off of I4 on the other side of Seffner. I hate to drive all that way.
I'm hoping someone on here knows someplace closer. Someplace free would be nice too!
Thanks for all of the awesome responses! I think we're going to try the Jellystone near Gatlinburg. Our kids really love the Jellystone parks (except the one in Florida).
One site picked, 8 more weeks worth to choose!
We are working on plans for our summer trip. We will be spending several days in the Gatlinburg, TN area in mid June. After that we'll be making our way toward Cleveland, OH.
We will have several days to make that trip. We are looking for recommendations for places to stay along the way. We'd like something like a state or national park, with lots of nature, hiking, great views, etc, not just an RV park. Maybe Skyline Drive or BlueRidge Parkway?
We stayed at Kanawha state forest years ago and really enjoyed that, not sure we can fit with the bigger camper now.
We will be on a long trip with our younger kids, and staying at RV parks for much of it, but want to really get them some time camping closer to nature some as well.
Any input and suggestions are appreciated.
What is your favorite campground in the Smokey Mountain area, maybe near Gatlinburg, TN? Our only requirement is that it has WIFI and / or an excellent Cellular signal.
I have to work from "home" for a day or two on our next trip, and am hoping to be in this area.
We will have our 3 kids with us, 7 & under, who will need plenty of activities during the day.
I think there has been quite a bit of confusion on the MaxxFan that I'm asking about. To clarify for everyone, I was asking about the MaxxFan NOT the TurboMaxx. The TurboMaxx is the fan on the outside, while the MaxxFan is nearly identical to the Fantastic. In fact, at a glance, its not easy to distinguish between the two units that I have, other than the MaxxFan is digital and the Fantastic is analog, and of course they each have their brand name on the fan blades.
Both units I have are covered by a MaxxAirII cover.
They both have reversible direction. I will go out and listen to them to see which is louder. The MaxxFan seems to have more speed options, the Fantastic only has 3. Both are covered with MaxxAir covers.
As part of the deal on our new camper, I had the dealer & manufacturer include "2 Fantastic Fans". On delivery day we found that the unit had one MaxxFan and one Fantastic fan. At first glance we liked the look and controls of the MaxxFan first. They appeared to do about the same thing, so we accepted it.
My question to everyone is, should we go back and complain or are they really about the same? Any terrible or wonderful experiences with either?
Lots of good ideas so far.
I think we would like to see Boston, and probably camp in each state for at least one night if possible.
I'm not sure what else we may want to see as we dont know the area. We are up for just about anything from great nature trails, to theme parks, to just checking out a small town. We love seeing what makes different areas of the country special. In other words, what can I see in New England that I wont see anywhere else?
We do want to spend some time in maine and in the mountains too!
We all have passports and hope to travel into Canada if there are interesting places to see up that way. Maybe New Brunswick or Nova Scotia, not sure if we could make it all the way to Prince Edward Island, but maybe.
We just bought a new RV and will be picking it up soon. I dont think there will be room to keep this one at the house so we're going to have to look for someplace to store it.
Does anyone here have recommendations on a good place to store RVs near St Pete or in Pinellas County?
We appreciate any recommendations.
Thanks for all the replies and congratulations everyone.
To answer a few of the questions asked here:
We did get the LX Package, and I think that it has the high gloss sides, I know it has the front cap.
We do know that the fridge can't be opened when slide is in, and that was one of the few things we didnt care for. We didn't think to try the bathroom door with the slide in, but thought of that as soon as we got home.
We have slide awnings being installed now along with Fantastic Fans and MaxAir vents and hope to take delivery in about 3 weeks.
As for why asking about feedback since we already bought it. Technically we haven't bought it until we pick it up in 3 weeks.
Looking forward to taking it out for new adventures. Hopefully we'll get a week at spring break and a trip or two before then to try it out.
We're starting to plan our summer trip. This year we're hoping to venture up to New England and maybe into Canada. We have 3 young kids (all under 8). During the week we like to stay at parks that have WIFI that have activities for the kids and on weekends enjoy something more remote.
None of us have been to New England before or NorthEast of the Adirondacks in NY. Can you make us some recommendations on places we should visit, routes we would take or avoid, or campgrounds that are nice?
We would appreciate any input.
We went to the Tampa RV Super Show this past weekend, with the intent to purchase a new Travel Trailer, but only if we found one that met all of the requirements we had. This would be our 4th RV so we felt we had a really good idea of exactly what we wanted and what we didn't. We go to the Tampa RV Super Show every year and its always HUGE and always a lot of fun. However, this was the first time we went looking to buy. Its a completely different experience! Its so very stressful trying to sort through all the models there, find what you like, research, and compare and deal with all the salesmen; especially at a show that size.
After a long weekend of searching and deciding we chose the KZ Spree 329IK. It met all of our requirements and then some. We really love this brand new floor plan and all it has to offer. At first we were a bit leery as we didn't know much about this brand, but after reading we feel much better. The 2 year warranty was really surprising and reassuring as well. We really liked dealing with Arrow RV, and having a dealer so much closer to the house.
Looking forward to all new adventures in our new TT! Now we're starting to plan our summer trip, and probably as many as we can squeeze in between now and then! Hopefully we'll be able to keep this one for many more years, it seems everytime we buy one we say that, bu then our life situation changes (like having more kids!).
We also have to say good by to our beloved Keystone Passport, which we've taken probably more than 15,000 miles around the country!
Any feedback good or bad on the KZ Spree is welcomed.