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RE: Another Yellowstone question

Two Hands said it: Fishing bridge and Coulter Bay RV Park. We literally just booked both for July 2015. 4 full days in FB and 2 full days in Coulter. We are also going to stay in Cody and in Devils Tower in north eastern WY. We did roughly the same stops in 2013 - 5 nights in FB, 2 or 3 in Teton at CB-RV, 3 nights in Cody, 1 night at Devils Tower - and loved our trip, did not feel rushed and saw/did quite a lot.
NCWriter 10/20/14 03:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Be careful on Java update

I read a good article in USA Today a few years ago explaining that you probably no longer need Java at all. I ditched it with no change in my usual computing whatsoever. So try deleting the entire program. I think they must make their money now by collecting fees for sneaking garbage onto unsuspecting computers.
NCWriter 10/20/14 01:22pm Technology Corner
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We went in 2013 and the Presidents sites sold out almost immediately, so I didn't have that option in early November a year out. We were very happy in the "VIP" section, though, at $85 a night with passes included. The location was ideal right next to the Balloon Museum, a very short stroll to the field. Dry camping, generator fumes, paved but not level. I liked being close to "home" ...you can see fireworks from your RV, and sometimes the balloons are right overhead depending on wind. The passes allow unlimited coming and going, both morning and evening. No waiting in lines. If you don't have passes, you need two tickets a day now, one for morning and one for evening. It won't be hot ( which is when hookups really seem worth it sometimes) but it will be really cold in the morning, so you'll want your furnace working. I'd probably go for the first weekend with reservations next time, again in VIP. Then if the weather is bad and the balloons don't fly, we could stay on longer since standard dry camping with shuttle would still be an option without needing reservations.
NCWriter 10/19/14 05:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pleasure Way Bed Question

We have what is probably a similar setup with a Leisure Free Spirit. Often we just leave unused cushions or tables at home. I bought some wedge-shaped pillows that give a better angle for leaning against the wall or back doors than the cushions do.
NCWriter 10/16/14 11:59am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Travel during the Fall on the East Coast

Two major elements affecting our climate are the Appalachian Mountains all the way down from Newfoundland to Alabama...and the Gulf Stream along the Atlantic Coast. So of course in addition to the north-south changes, you'll see colder temps in the mountains at higher elevations and more temperate weather right along the coast (In our experience, for example, the NC coast is somewhat cooler in summer and warmer in winter than temps 50 mies inland.) Makes for pleasant visits to the Blue Ridge and Great Smokey Mtn NP in summer and especially fall when it is still humid and hot elsewhere in the South.
NCWriter 10/16/14 04:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Sprinter ROOF LEAKS

Those are specific to an air conditioner to my knowledge has not been installed by any Class B converter that I know of. It is a non-issue with the available Class Bs. You beat me to it. Only leak I've ever had has been from what turned out to be an invisible crack in the plastic Fantastic Fan cover. New unit, no more leak.
NCWriter 10/15/14 04:03pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Williamsburg VA for Easter 2015

Stayed at American Heritage three months ago. Enjoyed the atmosphere and would be happy to return.
NCWriter 10/15/14 03:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbirding in NC?

OP here, The only reason I said southeastern NC was because I have a daughter that lives in Jacksonville with a nice campground nearby. I may have to do some more thinking on this. Thanks for the comments Regards Kyte in NW PA We're 20 minutes from there (see my earlier post comments.) You could probably enjoy a nice visit with enough notice to depart or winterize if there was a hard freeze coming. But I don't see it as a snowbird option.
NCWriter 10/15/14 06:00am Snowbirds
RE: Snowbirding in NC?

I've lived on the NC coast for almost seven years and agree with other posts. Yes, it definitely freezes here and sometimes snows. Furthermore, the grass turns brown all winter, a lot of businesses close for a month or two, and it is not my idea of a scenic destination you'd plan to visit on purpose. We head south to the Keys every year.
NCWriter 10/14/14 12:03pm Snowbirds
RE: Southern recomendations near I-40 (NM, TX, OK, AR or TN)

On the way down to 40, you might consider spending a few days in northern New Mexico. Santa Fe and Taos are both loaded with atmosphere, interesting plazas, great food, museums - linked by the "High Road" with old mission churches. Around Albuquerque, you could visit Bandelier and Petroglyph National Monuments for some hiking. And even though the Balloon Fiesta is over, you could book a balloon ride over Albuquerque as a grand finale of your trip.
NCWriter 10/14/14 04:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pomona rv show, Leisure rv's

I aspire to meet Dean someday. His Leisure videos are classics.
NCWriter 10/14/14 04:16am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stuff to do while camping.

Fix RV stuff that needs fixing?
NCWriter 10/13/14 06:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: The Dream Came True

Great to hear about your trip, and the photo is beautiful. Nice looking Free Spirit! Glad it's worked out well for you.
NCWriter 10/13/14 04:34am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Domectic refrigerator operation

Like others, we plug the van in the day before departure and set the fridge on 110 and it cools overnight. (If it's hot outside, we also run the A/C to cool down the van.) Next day, fill it up with frozen and already-cold food. Stays cold enough after that on any setting. Driving down the road, we run it on 12 volt. When we stop for a few hours of sightseeing or stay in campgrounds without electric, we switch to propane. After a month in the desert Southwest when the propane option wasn't working ...and we had to use a cooler and mess with melting ice...I love the propane 3-way. Even if we had solar and extra battery power, I'd be glad to have it available.
NCWriter 10/11/14 04:58am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Over Priced Used Motorhomes.

What everyone is overlooking is MANY of the older RV's for sale were bought new before the crash and many owners till owe a lot of money on them.. Exactly what I was thinking. They may no longer use it, can still afford the monthly payment, so it sits. But maybe owner can't afford a lump sum to pay off a big note remaining after selling for whatever lower amount they'll get for it.
NCWriter 10/11/14 04:21am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why did the KOA's close?

I can see where operating under the KOA brand was useful to an owner before the advent of lightweight portable computing and easy cellular/WiFi signals. Long ago, it may have seemed like a challenge to locate a safe, clean place, so RVers perhaps relied on KOA as a quality symbol. Now, you can open the Allstays app, look at your location's choices, and do five minutes' worth of research to find a good place to stay at a fair price.
NCWriter 10/10/14 05:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Questionable Sales Tactic by Lazydays

I looked at their website's Tampa "sales team" and stopped counting at 50 people, and that was only half way through the alphabet. No wonder the guy wanted your deposit. I remember meeting an older woman who was one of many people staffing a L-Daze booth at one of the first RV shows we attended in Tampa years ago, and mentioning we were thinking of buying our first RV. She was all over me like a cheap suit and practically stalked me around the exhibits. So I guess they let a lot of people earn commission if they bring them a buyer.
NCWriter 10/08/14 12:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Emerald Beach RV Park

Beautiful spot and photos! I just added it to my running list of great-looking CGs for future reference on the iPad. When planning trips, those notes are handy. Thanks for posting!
NCWriter 10/07/14 04:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will this get me thrown in jail?

I can assure you of one thing, this ole gal will be sipping her wine while hubby drives down the highway. I love my wine and he loves driving. Match made in heaven. You go, girl!
NCWriter 10/06/14 03:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: To B or not to B

Good advice on the used B, at least in our experience. The trick is being lucky and finding one close to where you live so you can inspect it and close the deal easily without travel involved. Meanwhile, after a year, you may actually find you can sell it for the same amount you paid for it.
NCWriter 10/06/14 12:14pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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