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RE: Financial advisors

Or you could go to one of those 'commission only' brokers, who will become your 'personal friend' but maybe direct you to investments that create the highest level of commission for him, not necessarily the best investment for you! X2 Buyer beware.
Drbolasky 03/04/15 10:20am Around the Campfire
RE: Anyone here prepaid for a funeral?

My parents bought plots 20 years ago and prepaid their funeral costs about 10 years ago. When my father passed in December '13 it made things much easier for my mother (who was in no condition to make any decisions) and us, as we would have not known anything about my dad's wishes. I don't expect funeral costs to go anywhere but up in a big way as we "boomers" begin to pass. JMHO you'd have to find one heck of mutual fund returning on your investment at a rate that will outpace those rising costs.
Drbolasky 03/04/15 06:38am Around the Campfire
RE: 24-28' Bunkhouse... Any love/hate opinions??

We've been in a 28' BH with no slides since 2000 - love it with or without kids. Like others who've replied to this post, we find that size range gives us a greater range of sites in most CGs. Our master bedroom is also separated by a curtain rather than a a wall/pocket doors. That, along with a 101" width and light colored interior decor give the unit an open feeling. Our kids are grown now (one is gone and one will be leaving in just over 4 months). We have always found uses for the empty bunks!! I think the only change we'd make if we were to do it over again is to find a model that has the bunks open the entire length. It can we awkward for a nearly 6-foot teen to get in to one of the "cave" bunks!
Drbolasky 03/03/15 04:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Harrisburg RV Show

Agree with above reply to this post. Overall, I'll give it three yawns. We're Good Sam so it was $5 a piece for us to get in. The Hershey show in September is still the great-granddaddy of RV shows around here.
Drbolasky 02/28/15 06:49pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Wisconsin Campgrounds

Near Milwaukee? Ummm....well. Jellystone is nearest (avoid if possible). If this reply is referring to the Jellystone in Caledonia, I could not agree more. Nice park, but not a good value for the money, especially if you do not have children with you.
Drbolasky 02/28/15 06:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Getting across western PA

DOES NOT AVOID MOUNTAINS if that is your intention. Majority are from Bedford to New Stanton on T/P (for your trip)-- they are north as well, and run clear over to the PA/OH state line. I've done both routes you suggest and the above statement is right on the money. Turnpike has a long but certainly do-able grade over Sideling Hill. I-80 has a similar stretch (may be a bit longer) approaching the exit for Rt. 153/Penfield, PA. That said, I would take the route that is more direct to your destination. Yes, I-80 has truck traffic but it is nothing like we see around here in I-78.
Drbolasky 02/21/15 09:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Llightweight TT to tow with Toyota Sequoia-Passport 2890RL?

This will be our 7th season towing with our '08 Sequoia. Our TT is about 6,000 lbs. loaded for a trip and the Sequoia is more than up to the task. As others have noted be sure to keep tabs on the tongue weight so you don't exceed the payload limit. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 02/21/15 09:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: I am sorry.

Thermometer in my car this morning said -1 on the way to the rock pile. Clutch pedal was slow coming off the floor. Right now it is a balmy 12 degrees. Sunday we're slated to see snow, then wintery mix/ice then rain.
Drbolasky 02/20/15 06:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: idiot people

They are everywhere, even on the sidewalks. Last night I nearly hit a jogger. I wish they were on the sidewalks. Around here joggers routinely use the roads even if there are paralleling sidewalks or trails. And if that's not bad enough, a fair percentage of them like to time their run to coincide with folks driving to work in the wee - and dark - hours of the morning.
Drbolasky 02/14/15 08:05pm Around the Campfire
RE: Harbor Freight coupon question

When Harbor Fright opened here you could use several free coupons at the same time. They later restricted it to one daily. I found this to be the case at my local HF as well. Maybe depends on the store manager.
Drbolasky 02/14/15 08:00pm Around the Campfire
RE: Lincoln Highway (HWY 30) in Pennsylvania?

Gettysburg is immensely popular with tourists & history buffs so inexpensive CG's in that area don't exist. I don't have any experience with state parks in the area but there are a number of folks on this forum that like them. Also - I don't know what your travel plans are but avoid Rt. 30 west of Carlisle. Not fun.
Drbolasky 02/13/15 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advice for a cross country trip

We usually plan route & reserve CG's in advance if we have immoveable start & end dates for our travels; that will change when that glorious transition is made into retirement (too far away, so don't ask). We made three trips over 30 days each back in the day. In all cases I planned the route in advance and we really did not deviate from that unless there was a compelling reason. I made CG reservations for the first half of the trip. For the second half of the trip I had CG's picked out in advance but did not reserve until we knew definitely that we'd be in that area on that date. That said, I agree with kknowlton re: CG's near major destinations or near urban areas on weekends. Even though you're under no time restrictions, I'll suggest making reservations if you know you'll need a site over a traditionally high-travel holiday (Memorial Day, July 4, etc.). Your preparation ideas are all good ones. Also agree on taking minimal water in the tank to keep weight down. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 02/10/15 07:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: A Boston Columnist's "Break-up Letter" With the Snow-UPDATE

Awesome!
Drbolasky 02/10/15 05:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: Will It EVER Be Built??

An appraisal of the financials. The new announcement of developing a new engine discourages me further. It would me, too. Even if this vehicle actually makes it to the market, the new engine raises a lot of unanswerable questions. Dumb move on the part of their management, IMHO.
Drbolasky 02/08/15 08:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Bunkhouse research

Agree with APT, above. I don't know that our master bedroom is any larger than what's currently on the market, but our TT does not have a solid wall between the bedroom and the rest of the trailer. Instead there is a curtain that you can use for privacy. We also have a window at the headboard/front of trailer that lets in light and eliminates that "closed in" feeling I get in most master bedrooms I've seen lately. And yes, we do have room to get dressed in the bedroom, due I think primarily to the 101" width of our TT. Go to as many RV shows as you can and visit as many dealers as you can. Pictures and videos from the Internet are fine, but you can't get a real sense of space until you're actually in the unit itself.
Drbolasky 02/08/15 07:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Bunkhouse research

Agree with APT, above. I don't know that our master bedroom is any larger than what's currently on the market, but our TT does not have a solid wall between the bedroom and the rest of the trailer. Instead there is a curtain that you can use for privacy. We also have a window at the headboard/front of trailer that lets in light and eliminates that "closed in" feeling I get in most master bedrooms I've seen lately. And yes, we do have room to get dressed in the bedroom. Go to as many RV shows as you can and visit as many dealers as you can. Pictures and videos from the Internet are fine, but you can't get a real sense of space until you're actually in the unit itself.
Drbolasky 02/08/15 07:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Badlands, and wind cave S. Dakota that bad?

They are both unique and well worth a trip. Same opinion here. Badlands is on our list; we had to bypass on our trip in '04. We find that kind of topography fascinating. Wind Cave is also fascinating. We had also planned to do Jewel Cave but I got sick halfway through that day and we had to return to the CG. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 02/07/15 04:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: bunkhouse room or cave?

We had the "cave" bunks for our two, starting when they were 8 & 5, and they loved it. This design was not an issue for them until they got to their late teens.
Drbolasky 02/07/15 04:16pm Travel Trailers
RE: Here we go again.........

If I wasn't still working we'd have hitched up yesterday and gotten outta Dodge. Have an ample supply of vittles, kerosene for a heater and gas for the portable generator. Oh, yeah, and a stockpile of "antifreeze." Bring it on.........
Drbolasky 02/01/15 10:15am Around the Campfire
RE: Favorite spot to RV in Gettysburg area?

Nope. Poor service is poor service - that's why we no longer go to Drummer Boy. We've stayed at several CG's that were once family-owned and were bought out by the corporate crowd. In each case costs to campers went up and neatness/cleanliness, customer relations and overall value for the money went down. 'Nuf said.
Drbolasky 02/01/15 10:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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