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RE: New York City?

I get in to NYC on a regular basis. Tunnel clearance in the Lincoln Tunnel is 13'. Holland Tunnel is 12'6" I don't get to the others much at all. jplante4 is correct about LP tanks - forbidden in both of the above tunnels. Best time to go IMHO if you just want to motor down 5th Ave is Saturday or Sunday morning PRIOR to 10 a.m. Regardless of when you go, plan on taking your time. There is always construction going on in the city and it is not unusual for streets to be restricted down to one lane (7th Ave. between about 42nd and 45th being one of them). Check your mirrors always. Couple of notes: NO right turn on red in the city - EVER. Pedestrians assume you will stop for them, even if they are crossing against the light. This is because 1) the traffic lights hold red in all directions for pedestrian traffic before any green, and 2) many of them are buried in their smartphones with earbuds in. Beware motorcycles and bicycles - they will ride between you and the next lane even if the space is no wider than their handlebars. You so much as brush them and it will be deemed your fault. Same with pedal-powered rickshaws (they are the worst!). Check your mirrors always. Parking - if you decide you want to get out and walk, well, good luck. Most parking garages will not have enough clearance for you. Tempting as it may be do not park in zones marked for MTA (NYC transit), non-MTA, or loading/unloading. Parking fines in the city START at $115 and they are diligent about enforcement (it's a revenue stream for the city). IMHO outside of Times Square the famous avenues are not all they're cracked up to be. A nice ride - and it will be quick - is 12th Ave./West Side Hwy along the Hudson past the cruise ship terminals. If you are too close to the famous buildings you can't see much from your cab anyway, because you'll be too busy checking your mirrors. Better yet - Park at Liberty State Park in NJ and take the ferry to Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty then over to Manhattan. The Park is easy to get to right off of I-78. The ferry to Manhattan takes you to the lower end where a lot of the attractions are. Good luck and safe travels. Did I mention to check your mirrors always?
Drbolasky 07/29/16 08:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Underground in Minnesota

Way cool. I love that kind of stuff!!
Drbolasky 07/29/16 08:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: E-Z Flex worth $80??

Installed the EZ-Flex in 2009, and it makes a world of difference. Really suppresses shocks normally transmitted to the TV by anything the trailer tires encounter (control joints, etc.). Plates, bowls, cookware and stuff in the galley stays where you put it.
Drbolasky 07/28/16 08:31pm Towing
RE: Awning use @ beach???

We've been more careful after our original awning got eaten by the wind outside Omaha NE in 2006. Fortunately we needed only to replace the fabric and not the tube or any of the other components. Along with that, the billowing of the awning in even a moderate breeze and the accompanying racket is annoying. We roll it up.
Drbolasky 07/28/16 10:36am Travel Trailers
RE: Awning use @ beach???

We haven't used ours at a beach CG more than once or twice, and only then on a calm day. Gets rolled up as nighttime approaches regardless. Our last stay at Myrtle Beach was Myrtle Beach Travel Park. They have little "cabanas" on each site for shade. Nice touch.
Drbolasky 07/28/16 06:28am Travel Trailers
RE: How do they do it? little vehicle/big trailer

I towed our current TT for 8 years and 35K miles with a Dodge RamWagon (window van) and now with the TV in my signature. With the van I had all kinds of comments about "unstable, unsafe, prone to sidewinds & sway," you name it. With the Sequoia the comments are about not having enough payload. IMHO the difference is I did my homework BEFORE the purchase of either TV. Good all the way around with both and decent towing gas mileage to boot. I no longer visit the "Tow Vehicles" section of this Forum because of the "advice" I got. Having said that - I agree there are a good number of folks out there towing with inadequate tow vehicles. Stay safe out there.
Drbolasky 07/27/16 11:33am Towing
RE: Must See Tourist Spots

Finger Lakes - more wineries than you can possibly imagine. Beautiful area. And now for something completely different - if you get that far south, between Corning & Elmira NY is Big Flats, and right off of I-86/Rt. 17 near Big Flats is Harris Hill Soaring Corporation. Sailplane & glider rides. DW & I did this for the first time two weeks ago and we had a blast! Never too early to try something different!!
Drbolasky 07/25/16 07:22am Roads and Routes
RE: RV Campground reviews. -- Lost web site ???

Have been using rvparkreviews for many years now, and while I agree it may not help me find a CG, it does help me choose a CG.
Drbolasky 07/25/16 07:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Memories of your very first trailer camping trip

Fireball - AWESOME picture!!!
Drbolasky 07/25/16 07:11am Travel Trailers
RE: Jumbled Words

hunter AEHRHT
Drbolasky 07/23/16 03:03pm Around the Campfire
RE: Woman and Tattoos

Can't help but to think that a tattoo removal business could be incredibly lucrative in the future. X2
Drbolasky 07/23/16 01:02pm Around the Campfire
RE: Unbelievable...

$4K for extraction of bad tooth, surgery to place the post and then the crown is about right. I'm in the process of having two done; very little of this was covered by insurance. In my case these were molars. Bridges or a crown were not an option because of the pressure exerted in chewing. I plan to be around for a while so implants are the best long-range option.
Drbolasky 07/21/16 06:56pm Around the Campfire
RE: Best campground in Montana

MT. Is a big state. LOL My thought exactly! If you're in eastern Montana, 7th Ranch CG outside of Garry Owen, MT. Near Little Bighorn Battlefield.
Drbolasky 07/21/16 06:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A Camping Tradition That Costs $0

We keep one log from the bundle for the last campfire and use that for the next campfire. And so it goes............
Drbolasky 07/21/16 06:34pm Travel Trailers
RE: Memories of your very first trailer camping trip

I'd have to go way back to 1966 when my parents rented a tent camper (as they were called in those days) for our travels down South to visit Myrtle Beach, to some former neighbors who moved to Tennesee, and my dad's Army buddy in Texas. My dad cooked all our meals on a Coleman gas stove outside on a picnic table (under one wing of the camper in bad weather). Maybe "magical" isn't the right word, but we had a blast. Did that for a few more years but as we grew the experience wasn't quite the same. My parents eventually bought a cabin tent and before you know it my brother and I were off to college. Fast forward to 1985 - my new wife & I used that tent on our honeymoon, then graduated to a Coleman pop-up around 1992. We had some moments that were the polar opposite of "magical." To my continued astonishment, we are still married. By 1997 there were four of us instead of two and that year saw our purchase of a used 15' Sunline. The thunderbolt hit our first weekend out with that TT on the "shakedown cruise" - THIS is what we were going to be doing as a family. Even before a year went by in that Sunline we knew a larger TT was in our future as the kids got bigger and we got closer to our real goal - touring the United States. It took us 9 years and 35,000 miles but as we look back there is not a thing any of us would change. The kids are grown now, and as I write this I'm next to a small campfire at our site in a CG in New York. For DW and me, this is still what we want to do. We are already making plans for the summer of 2017.
Drbolasky 07/21/16 06:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Keep a word change a word

demon rum
Drbolasky 07/20/16 05:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: V-Nose Towing Theory

I remember there was a TT that tapered slightly with the rear a lilttle wider than the front. bumpy That would have been the "Advancer" model from Sunline, built just down the road in Denver, PA. They hit the market shortly before Sunline went under due to inept management. Don't know how many they made before the doors closed and have never seen one on the road. In any event the corporate claim was less about gas mileage and more about subduing trailer sway.
Drbolasky 07/20/16 02:22pm Towing
RE: Surge protector + adapter

I just bought the Progressive Industries portable 30 amp model - love it. It has a small metal hasp around the plug end cord that is supposed to be used with a padlock. About the only thing I think it's good for is deterring the "crime of opportunity" thief. Somebody who is determined will simply hack off the hasp - or the lock - and be on their way. Replacing the surge protector is cheaper than replacing a fried inverter and other appliances. That said.......we are winding down a 12-day trip through New York state. I've seen exactly ONE other unit using a portable device.
Drbolasky 07/20/16 02:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: I-78 to I-287 through PA

I drive I-78 from here to the NJ Turnpike/I-95 on a regular basis. Most of it is in good shape; stretches that need repair are generally east of the I-287 interchange. There is construction at the interchange with PA Rt. 737 at Krumsville and again at the next exit east at Rt. 863/New Smithville. Lanes shift but there are still two lanes in each direction. That said......... In general traffic accidents as you head east from about the Rt. 100 interchange (Fogelsville PA) are on the rise. This has been especially true with increased traffic since Memorial Day. The posted speed limit is 65 BUT the limit is 55 from the Rt. 863 interchange east until Exit 60 where Rt. 309 splits off to the south. This reduced speed limit is almost universally ignored in spite of the "Targeted Enforcement Area" designation. Stay alert and watch for heavy truck traffic - LOTS of truck traffic. The fact that I-78 in most of PA is only 2 lanes in each direction doesn't help. Once you cross in to NJ traffic tends to bog down at the interchanges, especially in the mornings, starting as far west as Exit 18/Annandale. This is all commuter traffic heading to NYC and Newark. This will be especially true as you approach the I-287 interchange, even with 3 lanes in each direction. Congestion eases up later in the day, say, after 11 a.m. Good luck and stay safe!
Drbolasky 07/14/16 09:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rhode Island Trip

Love good food? Try Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, right on the waterfront in Noank, CT. A bit further south is Groton - we liked the National Submarine Museum. For dinner there you can't beat Paul's Pasta. It's a small place and it WILL be busy. That's because the food is excellent.
Drbolasky 07/14/16 05:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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