RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Search

RV Blog


RV Sales




RV Parks


RV Club


RV Buyers Guide


Roadside Assistance


Extended Service Plan


RV Travel Assistance


RV Credit Card


RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'Drbolasky' found 207 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 11  
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: What to do Columbus Day Weekend in Gettysburg PA

Everything rambow said.......!! Gen. Pickett's is one of our favorite places to eat. I'll also suggest Cashtown Inn, west of Gettysburg about 8 miles, just off of Rt. 30. While you're out there, check out the Round Barn for fresh fruits & vegetables, plus a good selection of jams, jellies and salad dressings. Also out that way is the Adams County Winery. You'll swear you're lost but it's worth the trip (we're partial to their red wines and their specialty white wine "Tears of Gettysburg"). Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 10/06/15 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: "Weather Related" canceling

Based on the description I have a hunch the CG in question might be Old Mill Stream CG next to Dutch Wonderland. We stayed there many years ago (back in the pop-up days.....). Had a nice stay but we had heavy rain the final night and awoke to find the creek rising quickly. If this is indeed the CG in question then this is nothing new to them. While I understand them trying to protect their revenue, all they will earn in the long run is ill will if they continue to refuse refunds to those who can't get in to their site due to a recurring and KNOWN problem.
Drbolasky 10/05/15 01:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Travel/Stay on the US or Canadian side of Niagara Falls

Recommend the Canadian side if possible. We stayed at the Lundy's Lane KOA - not fancy and the sites are a bit on the snug side, but it was a good base from which to tour the area. We used a tour operator that ran excursions right from the CG. It was pricey, but parking alone the Niagara Falls area in very expensive. The tour included things like the Skylon Tower, Maid of the Mist, tour behind the Falls, etc. We also made a side trip to the locks on Welland Canal at St. Catherine's to watch some freighters go through. Very impressive.
Drbolasky 09/29/15 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground suggestions near Mount Washington, NH

We also used the KOA in Twin Mountain. No, not convenient maybe, but it was a nice, easy drive and no traffic issues whatsoever. We had a site up on the hill behind the office; because of the way the sites are carved out of the hill no two sites are alike up there. The place was very clean, it was quiet and is run by great folks. Cell service & WiFi can be spotty. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/29/15 12:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newburgh, NY campgrounds?

The KOA is a little bit off the highway, but not so much that it should preclude you from stopping there. Agree - not as convenient to the Interstate as any of us would like, but not overly difficult, either. We used this KOA this past summer - also liked it very much. They have the whole range of sites from big, roomy, and shaded pull-thru's to basic patches of gravel with hook-ups. What you'll get will maybe depend on how full it is at the time. Just be sure you have enough of your own groceries as the store has mainly souvenir items. And how's this for a twist - there is a wine shop on the premises. Once you've travelled Rt. 209 south to East Stroudsburg, I'll suggest you get on I-80 for a short stretch then pick up Rt. 33 south. Take this all the way south across the Lehigh River to the interchange with I-78 and get on I-78 there. On paper, Rt. 22 west looks shorter (and it is) but traffic backs up frequently, big time. Both highways see significant truck traffic. Enjoy & safe travels. On edit: I-84 is undergoing bridge replacement just north of Milford, PA and is one lane both directions. Coming from NY, take the first exit in PA (Matamoras) and get on 209 there. Yes, it will take you through the town of Milford, but it beats sitting. It is easily navigable and the town is actually quite picturesque when you get in the city proper.
Drbolasky 09/28/15 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stay away from the Philladelphia area this weekend.

I don't think 'mess' will describe the situation. But it's probably the best word the forum will allow. :) Well said. There is a fair percentage of folks who live in my area who commute to their jobs in Philly. They are getting time off from work courtesy of the the traffic restrictions for the Pope.
Drbolasky 09/23/15 04:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Williamsburg VA

Stayed at Pottery Factory CG years ago - it needed a make-over back then but was otherwise o.k. Sounds as if somebody was willing to invest the $$ to revive it. American Heritage is our CG of choice in the Williamsburg area, although we've used the KOA and aside from snug sites we liked it there.
Drbolasky 09/22/15 08:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gettysburg, Pa

For the 3-year-old I'll suggest a side trip to Land of Little Horses, west of Gettysburg off of Rt. 30.
Drbolasky 09/20/15 11:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Reflections on 2 days at Hershey Show 2015

Pretty much agree with DunellenGuy all the way around. I was there today (Saturday) - this was the largest show I've seen at Hershey, both in the number of units AND the number of people. It was mobbed. Looked like most of the dealers did good business - well over half of the display units I saw had "Sold" signs on them. We're not ready to give up our Coachmen just yet, but as I looked around there were a lot of offerings in floorplans that are workable for us. Having said that - there are still way too many layouts where it is obvious the people who design these units have never actually used them. It was nice not being gouged for parking for a change (Harrisburg RV show, take note).
Drbolasky 09/19/15 06:30pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: it happened again today

How many times have you wanted to switch lanes and go around a slower vehicle, and you watch and wait for the proper size gap in the lane to your left, and the second you turn on your lane change signal and go to change lanes the guy behind you in the left lane guns it to close the gap? Maybe that's what was really going on. X3
Drbolasky 09/18/15 04:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Now THIS is excellent customer service

These are handmade swords, done by a small company. There's the difference IMHO - a small firm for whom reputation is everything. I see the same kind of attention to the customer in family-owned campgrounds. I think the outcome here would have been different if the sword were made by a large corporation.
Drbolasky 09/15/15 08:42pm Around the Campfire
RE: Rt 30 in Pa.

Like gbopp said, don't do it. We made that mistake once and it will never happen again. On edit: If you are already in Breezewood, take PA Turnpike to Carlisle, pick up I-81 south then take Rt. 34 to Gettysburg. 34 is a nice drive.
Drbolasky 09/15/15 08:50am Roads and Routes
RE: After 11 years owning my house, I find...

I'm envious. Congrats on the find!
Drbolasky 09/12/15 08:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Cape Hatteras

Another vote for Camp Hatteras. Nice place & nice people running it.
Drbolasky 09/11/15 01:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Going to RV show- what to specifically look for in a TT?

For us, we first figured out the floor plan we wanted. This is it, right here. Floor plan will be a function of how you intend to use your trailer, and you seem to have some pretty good ideas along those lines. Also agree with other replies that say some things should be accessible with slides in, like kitchen/refrigerator & bathroom. This would be doubly important if you are using your TT in cold weather because often keeping the slides in makes it easier to keep your TT heated. I swear some TT designers never use the products they create; you'll see some really DUMB designs/layouts. Sit in them, walk around in them, imagine yourself doing the things you normally do, and imagine also doing those things when cooped up during a stretch of inclement weather. It will become clear very quickly which TT's will work for you. Yes, the Hershey show is a huge event, but as others have said you can easily bypass the stuff you are not interested in. My experience is that most exhibitors have a good cross-section of the models they make/sell, not just the popular/high volume units. This is perhaps the best opportunity for side-by-side comparison of what's out there. Take advantage of that. And don't believe the sales people........ Like the designers, very few of them actually USE the units they sell. You've gotten lots of good tips in this thread. Good luck & happy hunting.
Drbolasky 09/11/15 04:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Newburgh, NY to Hershey, PA

Just a heads up - there is a section of 1 lane construction right now on 84 west of Port Jervis ( NY Exit 1). There are often delays during heavy traffic times. But overall not a bad route at all. Yes, and it will be 1 lane for quite some time. The bridges for both east- and west-bound I-84 are being rebuilt. I-84 to I-81 is, however, the most direct route. From Milford, PA I frequently like to take Rt. 209 through the Delaware Water Gap Nat'l Recreation Area. This is a nice drive if you're not in a hurry. The only problem with this route is when you get to the Allentown-Bethlehem area via Rt. 33 your choices are Rt. 22 west, which is frequently backed up, or I-78 west. I-78 is a bit longer, has a bit of a grade after you've crossed the Lehigh River (it's short, though) and a high volume of truck traffic. Your dilemma is "no good way to get there from here." Welcome to PA - construction ALWAYS in progress!!!
Drbolasky 09/09/15 08:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Reading Books

Totally hear you on this one. When I got out of college I didn't read a thing for two years - I was so "burned out" from having to read for classes. Most of my "reading" right now is confined to interesting topics I find online, Wikipedia, etc. Not much in to novels (never was) and I'm probably one of the few people left in the English-speaking part of the planet that has read NONE of the Harry Potter books. I did finish a good book last spring - "Last Child in the Woods." A terrific and well-researched work on the lack of connection recent generations seem to have with the great outdoors. I'd like to think our RVing affliction helped our kids dodge that bullet.
Drbolasky 09/07/15 10:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Tow question for new member

Dry weight and tongue weight as supplied by the manufacturer are usually polite fiction - based on a TT with no options, no battery, no LP gas, etc. This is often buried in the fine print. Having said that, unless Coachmen is giving you an actual weight (and at one time they did) I agree with Rob, above. By the time you have your TT loaded for the road, it will weigh much more than the "dry weight." The only way to know is to take it to a scale. Good luck & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/06/15 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keystone Passport Ultralite GT bad news

.....and are forced by management to achieve nearly 100% correct completion of their task. There is no incentive to do it any other way. Where problems start to arise is usually with supervision requiring completion of tasks quicker and not allowing sufficient time. And therein, IMHO, lies the problem. The "bean counters" have already determined how many units need to be produced in a given time frame to result in a given target for production, sales and (here's the biggie) profit. Management is given the task of achieving those goals, no matter how outlandish or artificial they may be. What is wrong is the "corporate mentality" that is focused only on the short-term outcome. My humble opinion only.
Drbolasky 09/06/15 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: How many days at Yellowstone

We also booked 5 days back in '04. Four of those days were devoted to seeing the major attractions in YNP - Old Faithful, Norris Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Artists Paint Pots, and the like. Also half a day of boating on the lake. You'll have enough time to hit the highlights, IMHO. We covered over 300 miles over the course of those four days - that's how big the park is. Fifth day? We rested. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/05/15 06:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Sort by:    Search within results:
Page of 11  

New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2015 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS