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RE: Dexter EZ Flex upgrade improve towing

I had Dexter EZ Flex installed about 5 years ago (our dealer did it). I provided the kit and they installed it. Don't recall the price at the moment but right now shop time is about $110 an hour in our area. Definitely worth it. Stuff in the kitchen doesn't bounce around as much; we don't feel control joints and road "irregularities" in the tow vehicle nearly as much as we did with the stock system.
Drbolasky 09/29/14 07:04pm Towing
RE: reliable auto transporter

Motion Auto Carriers, LLC They are based in Portland, OR and run west coast to east coast and back regularly. 503-761-1853. You'll need to find out if they come south to California. Don't recall the cost at the moment. PM me if you have any questions.
Drbolasky 09/22/14 06:36pm Around the Campfire
RE: reliable auto transporter

I sold a car to a buyer in WI. The buyer contracted with a carrier called Morning Star - when he came to pick up my car he was very good to work with. Don't know if he comes that far west, though. On edit: DD is stationed in Everett. I will ask DW what carrier we used to ship her Subaru to Washington.
Drbolasky 09/22/14 06:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Turning radius question

To me, it looks "do-able." I said "LOOKS." I say this because our driveway is behind our house and the alley leading to it is maybe 18' wide, if that. I have to make a hard 90-degree turn to back into the driveway (the paved part of which is only 9' wide) to park it. That said - my trailer is 2' shorter than yours and my TV wheelbase is just over 10'. Hitch to ball distance is about the same as yours, maybe a bit shorter. I do cut across some of the grass on the inside of the turn - it's unavoidable. My concern would be this - if your across the street neighbors are as ornery as you say, I can easily see the wife parking her car closer to the alley to prevent you from having enough room to swing the front end of your TV around - simply to be a pain and/or precipitate a confrontation. Other than that, I agree with both of the above replies to your post. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
Drbolasky 09/21/14 05:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Charleston, SC Campground?

We've stayed at both - James Island, no question. Oak Plantation is nice; James Island is just better.
Drbolasky 09/20/14 03:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Congrats!!! Hang in there; my dad quit cold turkey back in 1970 and never looked back.
Drbolasky 09/18/14 08:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Dad's having hip replacement surgery - what to expect?

My mother had a knee done in May - advice the same as with hip replacement. DO THE PT OR IT WILL TURN OUT BAD!! I think the patient's attitude has a LOT to do with it. In my mother's case she couldn't wait to chuck that walker, and then same with the cane. "Those are for old people!!" she says. At the age of 83.........
Drbolasky 09/14/14 08:49am Around the Campfire
RE: National Park...Must-sees

Agree with other posts - time of year and the fact you've only got a week is going to narrow your possibilities. Hopefully you'll have more time in the future to take your now-6-year-old to some of the most fantastic geology anywhere on the planet. From the one's we've visited, our "top five" would be: Yellowstone Crater Lake Grand Canyon Yosemite Sequoia/King's Canyon. Our "bucket list" is too long to post here. Given your limitation of time, I wouldn't confine my search to national parks. There's plenty of good stuff to do with a 6-year-old in other locations; for example Lincoln Boyhood Nat'l. Monument is adjacent to Santa Claus, IN and Holiday World. The latter would be neat for mom & dad, too. Check out Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Digging in the dirt is always a big hit with kids, only here you/they can experience geology on a kid-friendly level. After you're done digging there's a neat little water park there, too. Doing the research is half the fun. Good luck, enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/13/14 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Home school rant

Some parents have issues with the public school curriculum. Don't blame the teacher or the school. The curriculum is set by each states legislature. Investigate. Well said. Here in PA, students that are home schooled are required to follow the curriculum of the school district in which they reside (and yes, much of the common core is dictated by the state). I've seen both extremes, but as another reply to this post noted, kids whose parents are genuinely involved will do well whether home-schooled, in private or in public school.
Drbolasky 09/11/14 07:52pm Around the Campfire
RE: Safety First

Well, I bit the bullet and ordered new eyeglasses. Two pair, in case I break one. I had 20/20 until I was in my mid 60's. I was amazed. Those yellow or red six sided signs have writing on them! All this time, I thought fellow RVers were just tooting "Hi", so I waved. Just kidding. I really didn't need glasses until my mid 50's and then the deterioration was so slow that I went longer than I should have before being checked. I didn't need much correction, but the "fuzz" is now gone. Big, beautiful world out there. You may need to go back and get your new glasses checked. Those red signs have eight sides not six.... Yep, my thoughts, too!! :E
Drbolasky 09/09/14 03:29pm Around the Campfire
RE: Awning is Holding Water

I don't think the water freezing would cause a problem but it sure does prompt mildew problems. Mildew is the bigger issue, IMHO. Scrubbing the awning is my least favorite RV-related task and I try to do it on a hot day because there's no way to scrub the underside of the awning without getting soaked. Spring through fall I will periodically extend the awning to let it dry out and head off the mildew problem.
Drbolasky 09/07/14 07:22pm Travel Trailers
RE: Jellystone Quarryville, PA

To be fair, our last visit to the Jellystone in Quarryville was back in 2000! We loved it (the kids were the right age at the time) but as I recall, yes, it was pricey. In the Lancaster area we've also used Old Mill Stream CG next to Dutch Wonderland. Not as nice as Jellystone but much less expensive, too. Agree with other replies to your post - LOTS to do here. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/04/14 08:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lakeside RV Park (and Casino), Pahrump NV

Our experience was similar back in '09 when it was still Terrible's Lakeside Casino & RV Park. We hope to return someday, and stay longer!
Drbolasky 09/04/14 08:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anybody had a Prodigy go bad?

Possibly its your first time towing? Thanks to all for the responses so far. Been towing since 1991. Prodigy user since 2002 and this particular unit was installed in 2009. Unit is nearly level in the TV. Where the brake leads enter the hub was my first hunch and that is not the case. Next stop - we'll pull the brake drums and have a look. Thanks again.
Drbolasky 09/04/14 07:56pm Towing
Anybody had a Prodigy go bad?

Both on our way out and way back home from our last camping trip I had issues with my brakes. :E Most of the way out everything was fine until about the last mile or two. On the way home I saw every code you could possibly get; NC, OG, SH, and a couple more that I can't recall at the moment. Seemed to happen only descending a grade (Yikes again! :E) and only after the initial application of brakes. Curiously, no issues on the level or ascending. Haven't had a chance to go over the wiring yet, but the truck was prewired for a controller. Been over the trailer wiring several times. Prodigy unit is about 5 years old. Any conjectures are welcome.
Drbolasky 09/02/14 07:39pm Towing
RE: charleston SC

Sesame Burger in N. Charleston, not too far from the CS Hunley. Amazing array of burgers (not your MacDonald's kind, either) and beers. CG - James Island County Park. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/01/14 06:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan UP - strange signs and some minerals

Ya gotta love the UP. In return for ceding Toledo to Ohio, Michigan got the Upper Peninsula. I think Michigan made out o.k. in that deal.
Drbolasky 08/31/14 04:18pm Around the Campfire
RE: Advise on things you think you do not need.

Television. We carry it but hardly ever use it. Replies to this post so far - outstanding.
Drbolasky 08/31/14 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Can we expect these shenanigans?

Can you say KOA.. We were charged a required, "resort fee," on top of the nightly rate... The resort fee included admission to the "bouncy room" and a pancake breakfast. We wanted neither and but they wouldn't let us opt. out. Jellystone Parks do this, too.
Drbolasky 08/27/14 08:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hirearchy

Generalizations are dangerous. There, having said that, our experiences parallel many of those replying to this post. Yes, we think it's odd that a lot (not ALL) of folks in Class A's don't seem to be out and about as much, but hey, it's their choice. Furry little white puff-ball of a dog? Yep, seen that a LOT. We've met some of the nicest people in all sorts of rigs of all different vintages all across the country. Empirical evidence though is if anybody is prone to copping a "holier than thou" attitude it's the owners of the high-end rigs, motorized or towable. That's their baggage. We're just passing through. JMHO
Drbolasky 08/17/14 10:24pm Travel Trailers
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