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RE: I think this guy needs a WD hitch and a little adjustment..

Looks to be an early Explorer, maybe '93 to '95 or so based on the front end. Leaf springs in the rear, yes. I had a '91 Explorer and loved it for everything except towing our (at the time) 15' Sunline TT. Bought a better TV inside of a year.
Drbolasky 09/19/16 05:48am Towing
2016 Hershey RV Show

Just returned from a day at the "grand-daddy of all RV shows." A few observations: 1) Browns still dominate as interior colors, but grey is much more common than it was and some units are now sporting interior furnishings in tan. Overall, interiors seem lighter than in the past few years. 2) Prices are up. I guess the economy is doing well. RV prices, accessory prices and food prices inside the show - all hefty IMHO. 3) Apparently bigger is better. We saw a huge inventory of gargantuan travel trailers and 5th wheels. 4) Sales people were not pests for a change. IF we had been unhappy with our 16 year-old unit we would have replaced it already. When we said we were just window-shopping - and we were - they generally responded with "OK, but if there is anything we can help you with please ask."
Drbolasky 09/14/16 08:19pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Charleston visiting Savannah

Charleston - South Carolina Aquarium, H. L. Hunley (in N. Charleston), Hyman's Seafood, Bubba Gump's (we like them both but Hyman's has much more variety in the menu), Patriot's Point (USS Yorktown, USS Clamagore), Ft. Sumter, Magnolia Plantation, horse-drawn tours of downtown, ghost tours, open air market. Our CG of choice in Charleston is James Island County Park. Good luck, enjoy & safe travels.
Drbolasky 09/09/16 04:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First time east coast in a motorhome

We used Cherry Hill RV Park near Greenbelt MD as a base for touring DC. You can (I think, still can) get a Metro bus right at the CG and take the subway in to DC or go back up the road a bit to the Greenbelt station and get right on a train. Myrtle Beach - we've used Ocean Lakes (about 25 years ago) and Myrtle Beach Travel Park. Prefer the latter CG. NYC - agree with sdianel above. Take a side trip to the Brotherhood Winery in nearby Washingtonville, NY (toad only - there is a low-clearance 9' RR overpass on the way to Washingtonville from the KOA). If you don't want to make the trip to Brotherhood there is a wine shop right next to the CG office. Only time/place I've ever seen that! Also recommend stopping at FDR's home in Hyde Park, NY.
Drbolasky 09/05/16 03:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: 4 Word Sentence

Short on vegetables again. B T W R
Drbolasky 09/05/16 07:48am Around the Campfire

Ate at Mystic Pizza last summer! Nice selection of pizzas, and nice ambiance inside. Pizza didn't "wow" me, though.
Drbolasky 09/03/16 12:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Custer's Last Stand

Our last visit to Little Bighorn Battlefield was in 2009. As I recall there was dedicated parking for RV's but don't recollect how big - or not big - it was. We also stayed at 7th Ranch. Liked it very much, especially the complimentary ice cream bar upon registration. Walked to the top of the hill at the CG and took in a spectacular Montana sunset.
Drbolasky 09/03/16 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mileage on your Trailer?

About 35,000. All of the Lower 48, plus too many weekend trips to count. We've had it 16 years as of late August 2016, and are on only the 2nd set of Goodyear Marathons (US, not Chinese). E-Z Flex Suspension and aluminum wheels to replace the OEM suspension and cheesy (also rusted) steel wheels went on in 2009. Like others, we go to at least one RV show per year and have yet to see anything we like better than our current rig.
Drbolasky 09/03/16 12:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: Farewell Message...Final Post

You are an incredible example of courage and positive attitude, Tom. You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Drbolasky 09/02/16 05:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Recommendations CA; OR; WA Rv parks

Oregon - Collier Memorial State Park just north of Klamath Falls and south of Crater Lake (town of Chiloquin). Still one of my favorite CG's. California - lots of CG's in Red Bluff. We used Red Bluff RV Park. Not fancy but clean and had amenities. Washington - Hell's Canyon RV Park & Marina (Clarkston, on border with ID). Has the most fancy stuff of the three on this list.
Drbolasky 09/01/16 12:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arkansas RV Parks on the River or Lakes

Another possibility would be Crater of Diamonds SP just outside of Murfreesboro. Adjacent to the Little Missouri River.
Drbolasky 08/25/16 08:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eating out

To us one of the attractions to having a TT is the ability to bring along our own food. This was especially true when the kids were still with us. You know what they will eat, and we ourselves knew what we'd be having ahead of time (my wife is the consummate meal planner). Saves a lot of money vs. eating out, money we'd rather use to see attractions and so forth. Replenishing on a long trip is done at a supermarket wherever we happen to be. With that said; breakfast and dinners are almost exclusively in the TT. I cook breakfast, DW cooks dinner. Lunch? Depends on the situation. If we were touring, sightseeing, etc. and away from the trailer, we'd purchase. Ditto on a long driving day, although we often would stop and make our own lunches if we found a nice place to pull off the road for a while. We always have snacks with us in a cooler to take care of "the munchies." And yes, we have stumbled on to some terrific eateries in our travels when we really didn't feel like making our own lunch. DW has but one rule - even on a brief camping trip, say a long weekend, we eat at least one dinner out. As many have said, you ARE on vacation. Gotta treat yourself once in a while.
Drbolasky 08/23/16 02:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Best lobster in Maine

Why wait until you get to Maine? If you are passing through Connecticut on the way up, stop in Noank. Right on the bay is Abbott's Lobster in the Rough. If you leave hungry it's your own fault.
Drbolasky 08/20/16 05:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast Trip

Agree with others, 1) get an exact height, 2) avoid I-95 as much as possible. If you come in to PA via Rt. 15 through Gettysburg I would stay on 15 then pick up Rt. 581 to get to I-83 north then to I-81 north (although there may be construction above the I-81-I-78 split) and from there get to I-84 (the construction on I-84 bridges just above Milford PA is finished). Rt. 209 through the Delaware Water Gap is a nice drive if you're not in a hurry, however to get there you'd have to take Rt. 22 east through Allentown & Bethlehem OR I-78 to Rt. 33 north to Rt. 209 north. Rt. 22 is more direct but will have heavy traffic all day and it slows to a crawl at rush hour. I-78 is better but has heavy truck traffic and has seen more than it's fair share of accidents the past few months. Safe travels, no matter what route you choose.
Drbolasky 08/17/16 07:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV.net problems????

Percent signs caused an issue for me when I attempted a new post. Generally, though, I have very few problems.
Drbolasky 08/17/16 09:14am Around the Campfire
RE: Atlanta GA

From your post, it appears to me that you will be working somewhere. If that is the case, define that location, as commuting in Atlanta is horrendous. Stone Mountain is great, but somewhat pricey on the ....... We also liked Stone Mountain when we visited (2012) but along with price I'll offer a couple other cautions. 1) if you do wind up at Stone Mountain make sure you get a site in the shade. Those sites in the loop around the pool get sun almost the whole day and your A/C may struggle keeping your unit cool. 2) related to #1 is electrical issues. During heavy usage (and let's face it - it's always hot in Georgia) the voltage at the pedestal will dip. Ours got down to 108; I was considering unplugging if it dropped any further. Fortunately it did not. Yep, traffic around Atlanta is very, very heavy. Allow lots of time.
Drbolasky 08/12/16 07:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CDL License

Agree with everything, above. The examiners won't even let you behind the wheel without a current medical card.
Drbolasky 08/12/16 08:39am Around the Campfire
RE: Deer Lodge, Montana

You would also be only about 80 or so miles from Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park, just off I-90. http://stateparks.mt.gov/lewis-and-clark-caverns Definitely recommend the above!! If you only need an overnight CG in Deer Lodge and don't want to unhook, there is a CG right off the interstate, and I THINK it is called simply Deer Lodge CG. Right next door is a restaurant, the Four B's. Best tomato soup I've ever had anywhere. On edit: It's called Indian Creek CG. Glorified parking lot with grass, but inexpensive (at least it was in 2009) with full hookups.
Drbolasky 08/12/16 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: We're having a non-summer this summer

Northeast USA - was temperate until July, then we got baked, big-time. Much-needed rain got here about two weeks ago, soon enough I think to save the local crops. Forecast says we're headed back in to the sauna for the next 7 to 10 days.
Drbolasky 08/10/16 01:38pm Around the Campfire
RE: RV Park Reviews and Trip Advisor

I start with RVPR and once I've narrowed down my choices I come here to solicit opinions. Did the same thing with the old Trailer Life CG Directory. Clean - Quiet - Good People In Charge. Those are my three main criteria when evaluating a CG, and I do post on RVPR as well as here. Whatever we get beyond that I consider a bonus.
Drbolasky 08/08/16 04:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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