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RE: ARMY vs NAVY - Some Special Game!

Always rooting for Navy!!
Drbolasky 12/09/17 06:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Kayaking looks fun

Another opinion here - I've owned a canoe since I was 22 (courted DW in it!) and both DW and I have kayaked. Agree with earlier reply to your post that if you want to take the cooler, the blanket, the dog, etc. then a canoe will fill the bill. For just recreational paddling and exploring I think the kayak is a better choice, whether it's flatwater or river. Ditto on all the advice about pfd's and paddle weights, especially the latter if you ever decide you want to do some tripping (multi-day excursions, not what went on in the 60's!!!) If there is an L.L. Bean near you check out their kayak school. It's a one-day, easy way to find out if this is for you. You get instruction in how to do basic maneuvers, etc. In either case, yes, definitely rent first. Good luck and let us know what you discover!!
Drbolasky 12/09/17 06:42pm Around the Campfire
Mark Twain said it best......

"Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated." I've not been on the Forum much lately and probably will not be for the next few months. After nearly 33 years DW & I will be moving out of Allentown, but still in the Lehigh Valley. We're buying the new homestead out of foreclosure so my time (and money!) will be going in to sweat equity. And yes, there's plenty of room to store the TT!. Happy holidays, everyone!
Drbolasky 11/28/17 04:55pm Around the Campfire
RE: 6 Most Common Causes of Car Crashes

Another CDL holder weighing in here - First of all cars these days are chock full of safety technology (air bags, crumple zones, obstacle avoidance, back-up cameras, etc. etc. etc.) that some drivers feel they are safe now matter how well (or poorly) they drive. Call it a false sense of security. Second, cars are also now full of all kinds of distractions - some as simple as cup holders all the way to on-board navigation software to killer sound systems with hundreds of signal sources from which to choose. Add the two together and you get drivers who are not and do not feel the need to be actively engaged in driving. I routinely drive older coaches that require me to be present and actively participate in the operation of the vehicle. More and more drivers these days are simply "along for the ride" so to speak. JMHO
Drbolasky 11/28/17 04:43pm Around the Campfire
Powercaster, Trailer Valet, et. al. Who uses one?

I'd like to hear from anybody who uses a motorized unit such as PowerCaster or Trailer Valet to park their TT. What brand and why? What do you like or not like? All replies welcome and PM me if you wish to avoid flaming. Thank you, all.
Drbolasky 10/23/17 01:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Newbie heading south...PA15 or US81?

Here's my take on the question: Route: If you are already on I-81 heading south, take I-83 south for a bit then Rt. 581 west to Rt 15. Just be aware there is construction on the I-81/I-83 interchange, and pay close attention to signage as it is easy to miss the right-hand ramp to stay on I-83 south. Timing: I've used Rt. 17 to get to I-95 and it is scenic and it's fine if you're not in a hurry. If you need to knock out a lot of miles in a short amount of time, consider timing your travel to pass through in the middle of the night. I just did a trip to Charleston SC to take furniture down to my daughter. I used the above route, leaving here at midnight and was passing Gettysburg at 2 a.m. I stayed on Rt 15 south to Frederick then picked up I-270 to the DC Beltway and then south on I-95. That got me below Fredericksburg well before the morning rush ever started. Just a thought.
Drbolasky 10/22/17 10:43am Roads and Routes
RE: Good campground close to Penn State?

The KOA is our choice when we camp in the area. Nice place. I think you were lucky to book a site - they fill up fast.
Drbolasky 09/20/17 07:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hershey RV Show info

We went on Thursday of the show, precisely because the weekend is just plain nuts. Did not see any units that I had planned to look at but then again we are not really in the market for a new TT anyway. One BIG mistake I made was taking DW to see the Airstreams. I have to keep reminding her she married for love, not for money. Other than that the only brand that caught my eye (that is - had the things/floorplans that appealed to us) was Lance. Overall, RV manufacturers are starting to get away from the overly dark interior treatments that have been the norm for the last 10 years. Long overdue IMHO. On edit - metal detectors, yes. I had to take my keychain back to my truck because I have one of the little Harbor Freight key knives on the ring. Weapons were explicitly prohibited, so I'm not sure a concealed carry permit would make any difference.
Drbolasky 09/20/17 07:31pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
We're baaaaaaack...............!

Days on the Road: 17 Miles Traveled: 4,417 States Visited: 16 New Navy Moms Met: 3 Navy Moms Reunited: 2 And 1 incredibly awesome solar eclipse observed, at North Platte, NE. And finally, look for an update on the sailor gal soon!!
Drbolasky 08/27/17 05:47am Around the Campfire
!*&%^$#@! Awning Will Not Unroll All the Way

So, here we are, less than 12 hours before we are to hit the road - Awning only unrolls about half way, then stops DEAD. No amount of twisting or jiggling will budge it any farther. Will roll up, but not with the same amount of tension it used to have. A & E Awning, manual, not motorized. 17 years old. Tried shooting some solvent in and around ratchet and the center axle. No luck so far. All suggestions welcome, and if we don't have a full awning then we don't have a full awning.......
Drbolasky 08/09/17 05:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Need 110v side & refrig help, FAST

GFCI it was. Thanks, everyone!
Drbolasky 08/07/17 07:36pm Tech Issues
RE: Need 110v side & refrig help, FAST

30 amp rig. Converter IS getting 110v. Thanks for the help so far.
Drbolasky 08/07/17 07:28pm Tech Issues
Need 110v side & refrig help, FAST

Normally I don't post here but I have a problem I could use some help solving. Trailer was plugged in, fan (not A/C) & refrig running (the latter on elec, not gas). Trailer became unplugged - not sure why. Plugged back in. Refrig now does not stay on, neither 110v nor gas. I have no electric to half of my 110v outlets (front half of coach). All other 110v and 12v appliances/lights/fans work. No breakers (110v side) are tripped. Need help ASAP as we are slated to hit the road in a few days. Many thanks.
Drbolasky 08/07/17 05:59pm Tech Issues
Poplar Bluff, MO

Anybody here have suggestions for a good overnight CG in the area? Yes, have already consulted rvparkreviews.com - always like to get information from more than one source.
Drbolasky 07/16/17 09:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For those going to see Eclipse

Made my reservations back in November (location not disclosed) and DW always makes sure the chuck wagon is stuffed with food!
Drbolasky 07/16/17 09:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Now for a positive story

Business goes where it is welcomed and stays where it is well cared for.
Drbolasky 07/16/17 09:26am Around the Campfire
Ft. Clinch State Park FL Opinions

Good afternoon, all! We are considering staying at Ft. Clinch for a few days - anybody here have recent info? Looks good on rvparkreviews.com............ Thanks!
Drbolasky 07/07/17 03:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Richmond VA

Agree on Williamsburg/Jamestown/Yorktown - get the pass that is good for all three locations for multiple days. Our CG of choice in the area is American Heritage. Gettysburg - yes. Plan for a couple of days at least if this is your first visit. We stay at Gettysburg CG on Rt. 116 (Fairfield Rd.) west of town. And if you get to Charlottesville to see Monticello, also take in Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of James Monroe. Richmond has beautiful homes, the Virginia State Capital, the Museum of the Confederacy and St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Robert E. Lee, among others, worshipped there).
Drbolasky 06/29/17 06:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A SPOT shower you say???? Ummm, sure!

I recall many instances over the years of having to shovel 3"-5" of 'partly cloudy" from my sidewalks and driveway...........
Drbolasky 06/27/17 08:12pm Around the Campfire
RE: Adirondack/Fingerlakes OR Upper Peninsula Michigan

We've visited both - and I lived in the UP for two years while at grad school. The Finger Lakes area is absolutely gorgeous and if you have any interest at all in wine (in addition to hiking, etc.) that area can't be beat. Southern shore of Lake Superior is beautiful, especially Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore. Hiking on the beach itself was great - when we moved a bit inland to check out Au Sable Light station the flies nearly ate us alive. The skeeters here in PA are doing the same thing as I sit on my back porch and write this................ :-)
Drbolasky 06/24/17 05:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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