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RE: Electrical outlet wont work

Does your unit have an outside outlet? Once we were stumped after checking all outlets as you have done...until someone reminded us we had an outlet on the exterior, and it turned out to have been tripped.
NCWriter 05/02/16 05:30am Tech Issues
RE: Phoenix to North Carolina in July in C Class

Just an itinerary suggestion - .if I were you, I'd save the Keys for a winter or spring trip because July could be sweltering and buggy, and it takes a long time to get all the way down to Key West (another 4+ hours after you reach Miami.) However, North Carolina has mountains and beaches for summer vacations. Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mtn National Park...and the Outer Banks are all terrific in the summer.
NCWriter 05/01/16 07:38am Roads and Routes
RE: info on Apalachicola

We've stayed at Ho-Hum on the waterfront in Caravelle and liked it. Prices much lower than Florida Keys, as I recall. We had lunch at the Owl Cafe in Apalachicola and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere - nicer than our usual camping joints but not at all stuffy.
NCWriter 04/28/16 05:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which part of campground should I park in

If there's a choice, I like level site with a great view and trees between our site and others. I've seen some sites that took a LOT of time and effort to get level.
NCWriter 04/26/16 12:44pm Beginning RVing
RE: Visiting Washington DC - Cherry Hill Camp ground

If you stay at Cherry Hill, they will give you a packet with metro info and can answer questions. They do a briefing each week about sights and how to best visit. Really a first class operation as a base for DC.
NCWriter 04/25/16 06:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Saving PDFs on ipad

There's a program/app called Dropbox that you can put on the iPad and on your home computer. (Whatever you put into it will be available from both sources.) When you open a PDF, the iPad will ask you if you want to save it to Dropbox. I use it a lot for brochures, maps, campground site maps etc that I want to view later. Also very handy for sharing big files and photos with other people.
NCWriter 04/25/16 06:36pm Technology Corner
RE: Fort desoto Florida

If you travel with a dog, pay attention to which site you book. There is one pet loop only. Be sure to visit the fort and little museum. There's also a ferry from the park to Egmont Key. I've never seen raccoons either on numerous visits. Lots of water birds though.
NCWriter 04/24/16 05:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: This blocked full timing for a while

The good news is that this happened before you left and not a week after. The docs will get you up and running soon and you'll probably be in better shape than before.
NCWriter 04/23/16 04:35am RV Lifestyle
RE: You can't fix stupid

There's a scary book called "Death in Yellowstone" that, among other things, tells about scary ways clueless people do themselves in while visiting. A similar one called "Over the Edge" tells similar tales from the Grand Canyon.
NCWriter 04/21/16 06:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where to camp to take in Bay of Fundy and Halifax NS

For those interested in the Marconi museum, don't bother. It has been closed and locked up for years, although from time to time you will come across old literature advertising it. We visited the small Marconi National Historic Site at Glace Bay, NS in 2012, and there are several reviews of it dating from 2015 on Trip Advisor. So it was open last summer. Maybe you are referring to a different museum?
NCWriter 04/19/16 05:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Wind Cave or Jewel Cave/SD

Went to both in 2013, enjoyed both. Either way, stop by the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park for a drink or dinner, and pay attention to the fireplace construction in lounge and bar. The beautiful rock crystals came from those caves, according to the bartender. (Game Lodge is also a good base for area camping.)
NCWriter 04/19/16 05:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FYI Regarding SC SP

Also true as long as I can recall for the very popular Hunting Island SP in SC. Nothing bad about staying there for two nights, except having to pack up and leave.
NCWriter 04/18/16 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What are your favorite state parks to camp?

Goblin Valley SP and Dead Horse Point SP - both in Utah, great scenic parks. Any state park in the Florida Keys but difficult to get reservations. Another vote for Custer SP.
NCWriter 04/18/16 08:50am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Downtown Atlanta GA - RV Friendly??

There are some Army COE and county parks up around the town of Cumming at Lake Lanier north of the city. Haven't stayed there but might be worth investigating. Highway 19/400 goes into downtown from there.
NCWriter 04/08/16 07:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thinking about going full time: weird questions

Sounds like you plan to live in one spot permanently. You might want to look at "park models" which are designed to stay in one place but can be moved, assuming you have permitted hookups for water, electric and sewage on the property. An RV is designed for frequent highway travel so there are costs and compromises. The electricity cost of heat and cooling in any type RV also could be higher than in a building. And if anything breaks down (toilet, slide out room, window, fridge, etc) the cost of parts, repair or replacement is generally quite high for an RV compared to a building.
NCWriter 04/08/16 07:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Used class C Sprinter RV's

We just bought a used 2013 Itasca Navion IQ24G, after having a good experience with an older Sprinter class B. The IQ symbol simply means it has a slanted (rather than bulbous) over-cab area. Going well so far. We chose the 24G queen bed model with a slide in the back as well as one for the living area. The bed is comfortable, the bedroom has three windows and is a pretty decent size for a small RV, and you have a narrow aisle on each side which is useful. There has been a rear queen slide View/Navion model for quite a few years. The mattress is in two parts, and so you fold back the top third before you retract the slide. A few years ago, friends bought a new Navion with the twin beds, which we would have also been pleased with. The advantage to that model is no rear slide, so your beds are available to be used if you can't or don't want to put the two slides out. There's some storage space beneath the twin beds, I believe. The galley is a bit shorter. I like the spacious, bright feel of the living area with two skylights. You can turn the driver's and passenger's seats around to face the room, and they make for comfortable room seating for up to four people for conversation or TV. There are night-time window shades installed against the windshield and side windows, rather than a curtain. For two adults and a large dog, it's working out well. There are plenty of manufacturers doing top quality small Cs at varying prices on the Sprinter chassis that are worth investigating.
NCWriter 04/03/16 06:05pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Cashless Toll Roads

I was concerned about that when we came down in the winter before becoming a resident and getting a Sunpass. It took at least a month for the bill to arrive and then you had a timeframe allowed to pay. I wouldn't worry about it.
NCWriter 04/03/16 05:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Pass Port America Pros and Cons (IMHO)

Good input from 2gypsies. We stayed in some very nice campgrounds before joining PA, and later after joining were really surprised/glad to discover they were member parks. In other words, there are some places we would choose anyway. I do agree some are kind of low end...but we've also had to use such campgrounds at full price when there was nothing else in the area. Membership is small enough that it's very easy to get a fast return if you are out and about with any frequency.
NCWriter 04/03/16 05:09am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wash DC area?

There is the cherry hill koa as well but that might be even further. KOA looked a bit more crowded than I liked but is closer to DC and has a bus stop there for trips to/from DC. I'm pretty sure there's no KOA affiliation at the Cherry Hill RV Park in College Park, MD. It's a great choice for DC and I will stay there again, but since it's on the Maryland side of DC, maybe not best location for the OP.
NCWriter 03/31/16 11:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wash DC area?

Prince William Forest Park has an RV park with pull thru sites and full hookups. Not a resort but not bad at all. The pool feels good on a hot day. We stayed there two years ago. Close to the interstate.
NCWriter 03/31/16 04:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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