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!*&%^$#@! 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
RE: cheap seats for Durango

We took the railroad several years ago and recommend that you ride the bus from Durango to Silverton and then return on the train. One way on the train is enough. Agree with the above, but for different reasons. We took the bus up to Silverton, and to this day I am glad we did. The driver was a wealth of information about the history of the area, famous and/or colorful persons, local lore and more. He also gave us ideas of what to look for on the way back down the gorge on the train. Made the ride much more enjoyable and informative for me and my family. I don't know about inexpensive camping in the area - the season for RV's up there is so short that the CG owners really have to "make it" during the busy tourist season. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 06/22/17 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is the strangest thing I've "hit"

In 2001 while going through the George Washington Nat'l Forest in WV I hit a groundhog with our Dodge window van when he doubled back. Wife & kids to this day won't let me forget it. And this - I didn't hit it, rather it hit me. In college I was heading up Rt 15 in central PA after a January snowstorm when a truck coming the opposite way threw a curtain of slush up on my windshield. It froze instantly and wipers did NOTHING. Cranked down my window and hung my head out, locomotive engineer-style, until I found a place to pull over. And clean my shorts........
Drbolasky 06/20/17 05:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Stone Mountain GA

Agree with the train ride, the cable car to the top (or walk if you want/have time, etc). Light show - yes. Now the audience is predominantly from the South to begin with, but when they played '"Georgia On My Mind" the crowd went BONKERS. Same with the playing of Dixie. Agree also with Georgia Aquarium. We also took in the Coke Museum/Tour. Sites - we were in the loop around the office (also loops around the pool) and if I had to do it again I'd opt for a site in one of the other loops for the shade, level or not. Do yourself a favor and monitor the voltage to your RV, especially during the day. Under the hot Georgia summer sun everybody's A/C was running full tilt, and voltage dropped, although not enough to warrant shutting down our A/C and other appliances. Came close, though. Nice place. Regrettably we were not there for a carillon performance.
Drbolasky 06/13/17 01:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Circle M CG Lancaster PA

Considering this CG for an upcoming stay, and there are no recent (since October 2016) reviews on rvparkreviews.com. Anybody have first-hand experience here and care to comment? Thanks.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 09:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which Campground Will You Never Go Back To

We have several: Shore Forest CG Hop Bottom, PA This was our first ever outing in our new-to-us pop-up. Crude sites, unlevel, unmowed. Pay showers. Rude, noisey and drunk campers to all hours of the night. In all fairness, that was 25 years ago so maybe things have changed........ Indian Flat CG El Portal, CA Dirty, dusty, run down, crowded & in dire need of upkeep. Residents looked at us like we had three heads. I could have sworn the sound track from "Deliverance" was playing somewhere in the background........ Beech Bend CG Bowling Green KY, Parking lot, period. Worst utility hookups we've seen anywhere. Zero shade. Jellystone Park Caledonia, WI Nice, but way, way, WAY overpriced and management not pleasant to work with. We only wound up there because a severe storm had ripped through Illinois Beach State Park a few weeks before. Have been boycotting Yogi ever since.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 07:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Full Hookup- Atlanta Georgia

The only one in the area with which we have any experience is Stone Mountain Park. Can feel like a parking lot in the loop around the office; sites along the lake in the trees are nicer and if we were to stay there again I'd opt for one of these. Very large, very busy park.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Young family friendly campground close to SE MI

We've used the Monroe County/Toledo KOA (Petersburg, MI) on a couple of our trips; I think it would fill the needs of your daughter's family nicely.
Drbolasky 05/28/17 07:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Getting back in the swing of things.........

Haven't been on here much the last six months or so, but an extended holiday weekend (we added a day on the front end of our Memorial Day weekend camping) is allowing me time to catch up here and elsewhere. Our sailor gal will be deployed shortly. She has about four months until her shore station posting which we hope will be a bit closer to the East Coast. Our son finished his diploma in antique & classic auto restoration at Ohio Technical College in Cleveland this past December. He's landed an awesome job with a facility right here in the Lehigh Valley that not only restores cars but 1) does all the documentation for Historic Vehicle Association (for those autos deemed worthy of inclusion in the Library of Congress) and 2) oversees the maintenance of a private collection of historically significant vehicles. He's been made a permanent member of the staff just this week, with a significant raise, paid holidays and his own health care to boot. To say DW & I are thrilled is a huge understatement!! As for me, still "living life in the fast lane," literally. The nationwide shortage of CDL's keeps even me as a part-time motor coach driver very, very busy. Almost too busy. BUT I can take off whenever I want. And I do. April saw us in Myrtle Beach for 10 days. We have a week planned for the end of June in south-central Pennsylvania and most of the month of August will be spent on the road. Everyone here is happy & healthy. Life's good. Enjoy, everyone, and safe travels!
Drbolasky 05/27/17 01:17pm Around the Campfire
RE: Crater Lake National Park?

We think Crater Lake is a must see/visit for an RVer. Once you peek over the rim into the lake, you won't forget it. My thoughts exactly!! I'll echo what others have said: snow - we visited on July 9 and there was still snow in the woods (stopped for an impromptu snowball battle!) and along the shore of the lake. The motorboat tour on the lake (recommend highly!) had only started less than a week prior. It's a good hike down and back to the marina to get the tour and take PLENTY of bug repellant as the mosquitoes are relentless. We used Collier Memorial State Park, just south of Crater Lake and north of Klamath Falls. It's a beautiful setting, immaculately clean and bargain-priced - truly one of the nicest state parks we've stayed in anywhere. There is a logging museum adjacent to the park that has a fascinating collection of equipment that spans over a century of logging in the Pacific Northwest. Might sound dry & boring to some but the level of ingenuity used to get timber out of the woods with this machinery is incredible. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 05/27/17 12:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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