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RE: Snow anybody???

We lucked out here......I turned in at 10:30 last night and we had gotten maybe an inch or two. When I checked outside around 2:30 this morning there was nothing more. Back to normal.
Drbolasky 01/27/15 04:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: The blizzard is going to miss us.

We're also going to luck out - we're forecast for only 6-12" and I think we'll be in the low end of that. The wind is picking up, though, even as I write this. Got lots of food, gas for the generator and kerosene for the heater. Bring it on...........
Drbolasky 01/26/15 07:24pm Around the Campfire
RE: Sequoia and Yosimite campgrounds

The village of Three Rivers is just outside the south entrance to Sequoia National Park and has at least three rv campgrounds. We like Kaweah Park...... We used Sequoia RV Ranch, also in Three Rivers. It was OK; lots of mosquitoes in July and weak WiFi signal and then only near the office. If you want to enter Sequoia/Kings Canyon from Three Rivers you'll most likely need to leave the 5th wheel behind; there is a length restriction entering Sequoia NP from this end.
Drbolasky 01/26/15 07:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Woot! Just paid the last tuition payment!

That will be us in about a year and a half....... Congrats!!
Drbolasky 01/24/15 03:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: To slide (out) or not to slide out??

Our current TT does not have a slide, and when we were shopping we deliberately looked at models that didn't. This was because we envisioned using our rig for extended cross-country trips and did not want to deal with any potential mechanical or weight issues. While that may seem inconsequential to some it was important to us at the time. Also, our current rig is a "wide body" model, at 101" across. We really have never felt claustrophobic in our trailer, even when cooped up inside during bad weather. That said, And you have to make sure you can use the camper with the slide in as well. On some, you can't get to the bathroom, or fridge with the slide in. A deal breaker for me Our next TT (and we're about 2+ years away from that) will probably have a slide. By then it will be just the two of us, so it's not a space issue, it's the nature of the floor plans we like. Our criteria include Terryallan's observation. We were at an RV show recently and I was amazed at the number of units that would fail on these two points.
Drbolasky 01/24/15 03:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Campgrounds Near Walt Disney World

I can tell you one to avoid - Sherwood Forest. Granted, it's been some time ago now, but we were not treated well. The CG itself was OK but was populated (at the time) by snowbirds. We were given what was essentially a half-sized site; we could not even put the awning out. Plus, when we arrived to set up the RV in the next site had his car parked in our site. I asked the management to be moved to a larger/less crowded site and was told there were none available. Odd thing, though, was there was a site directly behind us that was vacant all week. No, I don't hold grudges. I just put 'em away until I need them. We'll never stay there again.
Drbolasky 01/23/15 03:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: excited for our vacation.....bad sign?

Nope! My family couldn't WAIT to hit the road; I always had some sort of off-beat destination mixed in the itinerary. Enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 01/21/15 02:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Skidaway Island State Park in February?

Skidaway Island in February - I'm jealous. Enjoy.
Drbolasky 01/19/15 03:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Putting more into my travel trailer than it's worth!

I just sunk more money into my rig than it is worth. Did the same last year. Had a floor replacement done due to a leak under the tub. I'll say this, though; the shop that did the work did an OUTSTANDING job. Looks like a new rig and I'll easily get 5 more years out of it. That leaves me plenty of time to start shopping for the eventual replacement TT (we don't need the bunks anymore).
Drbolasky 01/19/15 03:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dayton RV Show

It's fun to look at the RV's that are out of our league. Yep, that about sums it up. The good news is many of the features on the high-end rigs eventually "trickle down" to those of us whose pockets aren't as deep. And I'm with those who say there's a point where enough is enough - don't need the fake fireplace, the fake stone, etc. Really don't need a power awning and really, REALLY don't need the outside speakers mounted at each end of the awning tube!! Outside kitchen? The jury's still out on that one, as we like to spend as much time outside of the TT as possible. We're a good two years away from a new trailer........
Drbolasky 01/19/15 03:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Attractions between NJ and Yellowstone

We've done three major "voyages" with our kids, the first of which was a visit to Yellowstone. For the moment, I'll concur with Dick B. If your plan/ultimate destination is Yellowstone then you need a good chunk of time. Those of us in the Northeast are prone to underestimating the size of the states West of the Mississippi and the amount of time it takes to get there with your sanity intact. Your kids are the perfect age for this kind of experience. You DO however, need to balance a couple of days of hard driving with a day or two off the road so the kids can just be kids; hanging out in the CG pool, game room, etc. As to specific places to stop on the way out or on the way back, it would help if you gave some idea of the route you plan to take.
Drbolasky 01/18/15 09:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Question about roads inside Yellowstone

One more thing. Don't go tearing around a blind curve in the park. People have this funny habit of parking in the middle of the road to spy on an animal. Yep. "Animal jams" are very common and a lot of the lookie-loo's often don't bother to pull very far off the road if at all.
Drbolasky 01/18/15 06:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Charleston,SC

James Island County Park. We've also used Oak Plantation, but James Island is much nicer.
Drbolasky 01/18/15 06:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer Length (generally speaking)

We are at 28' which is just a bit shorter than what you are considering. As other replies to your post have said, commercial CGs will ask the length of your rig and put you in something suitable (in MOST cases!!). In over 20 years of towing, we have yet to encounter a CG that didn't have a site large enough for our TT and I suspect you will have no issues, either. Quite frankly, at 28'-30' you will have a much larger selection of sites from which to choose than the folks that went out and bought the biggest RV they could find. I have zero sympathy for those who do so and then whine incessantly about their sites being too small. JMHO
Drbolasky 01/18/15 06:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Allentown RV Show

Went Friday night. A good cross-section of units considering the facility is no where near the size of the show in September out in Hershey. We only seriously looked at trailers since that is our rig of choice. Stuck our heads in a couple of motorhomes to see how the other half lives. A few things stand out in my mind: 1) Interiors come in two basic color schemes - brown and varying shades thereof OR sleek, hi-tech stainless steel. 2) I left wondering whether the folks that design these units actually take them out and camp in them. I can't remember any specific instances at the moment but there were some layouts that were just plain dumb. 3) We saw a fair number of units that - on the surface - looked like great rigs until you began to look at details. Quite a bit of really sloppy construction/fit & finish. While I think that's always been an issue with one builder or another, I don't recall seeing this issue across the board with all except high-end units. JMHO The show itself doesn't have the "wow factor" of the September show in Hershey. If you're just interested in looking or starting to research a potential purchase in the future it is a good chance to look a manageable number of rigs.
Drbolasky 01/11/15 06:34am General RVing Issues
Forest River Flagstaff 26RLWS

DW & I went to the Allentown RV show last night. Walked around for nearly 3 hours looking at dozens of trailers. Didn't like any of them (topic for another time). On the way out about 8 minutes before closing we spotted the one and only one TT that had a queen bed up front with a window behind the "headboard" (one of the things we love about our current TT), a Flagstaff 26RLWS. Decided to stick our heads in and take a look - this is the first time in 15 years we've seen ANY TT that appealed to us as much as our existing unit. Does anybody own one of these (or a model in the same Super Lite family)? How's the build/materials quality, features you like/dislike, etc.? Not ready to pull the trigger yet, just doing some research.............
Drbolasky 01/10/15 04:15pm Travel Trailers
Allentown RV Show

I know there aren't many Forum members in this area, but did anybody else get to this show?
Drbolasky 01/10/15 04:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nitrogen vs Air

IMHO marketing b/s, plain & simple. Unless the installer evacuates all the air after mounting the tire and before inflating it, it will not be 100% nitrogen.
Drbolasky 01/04/15 07:20pm Towing
RE: Happy New Year!

We're not far behind you! Happy New Year, everyone!
Drbolasky 12/31/14 09:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Got a few questions on the U.P.

Yes, Pictured Rocks runs roughly from Munising to Grand Marais. We did a boat tour from Munising and enjoyed it thoroughly; we did one of the evening cruises since sunset can add lots of wonderful color to the cliffs. Kayaking - I'm jealous as we did not have enough time in the area to do that. Hikes - we only did two; the short trail to Miner's Falls and a hike along the shoreline in the area of Hurricane River to Au Sable Light and back. Flies can be REAL bad in the Au Sable area.
Drbolasky 12/27/14 08:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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