Blaino, yes - you can put a clickable link in either a Reply or Post New Topic function.
First, of course, copy the URL from another window. Open the RV Net forum where you plan to post..
Just look for a lineup of square icon buttons. Find the one with a blue globe and chain link symbol. Click that. You'll get an editor function where you can paste your link, and below that a box for a descriptive phrase (like the ever-popular "clicky.")
Enjoyed your posts and drawings!
Not inside the National Park, but the Fundy Trail Parkway is a lovely drive originating in and returning to St. Martins for great views and exhibits.
Inside the park, the Headquarters Campground is closest to Alma, but it's a few miles. (Not a convenient walk for a quart of milk.) There is a beautiful covered bridge, numerous hiking trails. Kayaking. IIRC, there is a swimming pool inside the NP, though we did not use it.
Close by is the Cape Enrage Lighthouse, which is scenic and also has a zip line, if your daughter could handle that.
You'll find that it's easy to schedule your visit to Hopewell Rocks to see the "flower pots" because there are numerous brochures with the summer tide tables in print. Online, too. I found the Rocks to be a fun attraction, and it's a well-run operation. It's a pleasant walk to reach them, and a staircase down to the sea floor...on the way back, if you are tired, you can board a tram at the top of the staircase for a ride back to the visitor center for a modest fee.
If I were visiting te area again, I'd stay in the park, but move to Ponderosa as mentioned above for a night or two, to see the Rocks.
Hey, big congratulations! Hope you love your new purchase as much as we love ours (bought used in late 2010.)
Our house battery is also under the passenger seat.
I noticed that the style of fixtures varies among units I've seen in the 2005-2006 group. Our kitchen fixtures similar to yours, from the description. Maybe they just used them as they phased into different styles during that year. It's always fun to run into another 210B LTV when you are out traveling. We saw twins of ours in S. Dakota last year and on Key Largo this year. Instant camaraderie!
Will really look forward to hearing how it goes for you.
2gypsies' link is exactly what you need. Note that there's a chart with details on the campgrounds, and a batch of them do NOT allow generators. Those are the walk-in ones that the NPS operates, no reservations taken and generally smaller sites.
All good suggestions. Monticello is a must, and the historic Michie Tavern nearby is great for a hearty lunch while you are there.
While you are in the Charlottesville area, you might also look into some of the fine Virginia wineries north and east of there, if you enjoy visiting tasting rooms.
Another option if you visit Monticello is to turn west afterward and cross the Blue Ridge at Afton Mountain on I-64 and drive north on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. When you get to the top, you can turn east to DC on Rt. 66.
When we go to that area to see family members, we stay at Ft. Desoto, which is a Pinellas County Park. It has a large number of sites with water and electric, and has two dump stations. Note one section is for campers with dogs.
Very popular - but they save some sites for walk-ins. Just avoid arriving on a weekend because there will be a long line. Many of the sites are on the water, either facing the gulf or on water facing inland.
It is not exactly boondocks, but has a lot of vegetation and is near the base of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge... built on a collection of islands. Was once a military base and hospital, turned over to the state later. It's a short drive to grocery stores and restaurants.
Gorgeous swimming beaches, a dog park, fort to explore, small museum. Rates are about $40 a night IIRC. I love the place.
There are some other RV parks in the area but many of them closer to Tampa are more like winter snowbird parks with many park model units, and small, close together sites for visiting RVs. We've stayed at Yankee Traveler in Largo, for example, which has one section for units with dogs. It served us well, but is right in a busy shopping neighborhood. Others may respond with good alternatives they've used closer to Tampa.
There was not a water hookup at each site, but some faucets between sites where people could pull over and fill their tanks as needed. Grills at each, also picnic table and a shepherd's hook that was handy for hanging a lantern.
Yes, dump station.
In the Croatan National Forest (address for rangers may be Havelock), there are a couple of campgrounds - one is nearer New Bern. The other one, which we have stayed in a couple of times, is at Cedar Point.
The Cedar Point campground in Croatan is nice and woodsy, has electric at the site, and water available. Easily accommodates 26' or larger. Sites can be booked on Reserve America now (as of a couple of years ago.) There are picnic tables and hiking trails in the marsh area with signage. I think there was a playground, but the Reserve America listing will tell you more. A lot of people kayak in that area, and rentals are easy to find in Swansboro very close by.
The location is very convenient for stores, restaurants and activities for the family. The campground is 5 or 10 minutes away from Cape Carteret, where there is a small shopping center at the corner of Rts. 58 and 24 with good grocery store, etc. There's also a family entertainment complex called Golfin Dolphin/MacDaddy's with things like bumper boats, GoKarts, mini golf, batting cage, driving range, video arcade and bowling alley/upscale sports bar.
Just across the Rt. 58 bridge, you are on Emerald Isle for Atlantic beaches and lots more attractions including movie theaters, pier, etc.
My dog wants to be fed - she maintains a "sit", without being asked, in front of a full bowl of food that I place on the floor as long as it takes until I say, "Free," and then wags her tail to say thanks.
My (former) cat wanted to be fed - at 6 a.m. one Memorial Day weekend, so she bounced around the bed to awaken us, boing-boing, with my face serving as a springboard. I think the emergency room doc only needed to take about four stitches on my lower eyelid.
Raylene arrived from Oregon ten days ago and now is my working partner - and she already holds the keys to my heart, too.
I want to thank all the Good Sam Club chapters around the country that have ever donated money or held events to benefit Dogs for the Deaf. It is surely one of the finest nonprofits I've ever seen up close, and about the most professional organization I've ever had contact with in my entire life.
They locate unwanted dogs from shelters (or in Raylene's case, from Guide Dogs for the Blind because she didn't pass the physical), and train them as Hearing Dogs for people who need help because of severe hearing loss. The dog is provided at no cost to the recipient other than a small application fee. I'd invite anyone to send me a private message if you'd like more information on this fantastic organization.
Dogs for the Deaf Web Site
Were it me, and if I had the VIN number, I'd call the factory and ask (OK, hope) that the wiring for a genset was installed at the time of the buildout, even though no genset was ordered.
Some manufacturers do, some don't.
If the wiring harness was installed at buildout, then adding a genset would be relatively straightforward. If not, well, things would get a bit more complicated.
Separately, as to Onan or Generac - though I'm partial to Onan - I'd install exactly what would have been installed at buildout if one were ordered at that time.
Sounds like good advice to me and the folks at Leisure are very helpful. I know that the gen was an option according to the 06-07 brochure, and I'd be surprised if it didn't have the connections in place. But they should be able to tell you up at the factory in Winkler.
Ours came with an Onan, and it has worked very well with no problems other than balking once at starting when temps were in the 20s.
If you have been a customer for awhile and your introductory offers have expired, call the customer service number and ask to speak to someone in "customer retention". The average rep can't do anything, but they have special reps who can offer you "special" deals to keep you as a customer. Basically they offer you the same deal that likely attracted you in the first place. I cut my phone/internet/tv bill by $50/month for a year (committed to a year with them). Saves you and them the hassle of switching. If they won't make a deal, maybe it is time for a change--but I have been offered a deal every time.
X2, our experience similar. Though we did go ahead and drop cable in favor of DirecTV satellite for a good deal a couple of years ago, and had a significant improvement in picture quality, so were glad we did go through the hassle and switch. At the end of that contract, they were willing to offer some concessions to keep us on board.
Well, I think I've learner my lesson. There has not been a single response relative to the subject of my original posting.
It takes some effort to create a reasonable post. It doesn't give me incentive to spend that effort again when all the responses are negative or not related to the original subject.
After being on many non-RV forums, I get the feeling that RV people are different and don't really want information. They have made up their own minds and, so be it. They don't need me.
Goodbye and Good Luck!
Apologies, and thanks for posting your recipe. As a word of explanation, usually in the Camp Cooks section, peope share their own favorite versions and there's a nice exchange of ideas and info by those who enjoy food. I don't think anyone meant to offend.
I already ate lunch but now I'm hungry reading all this.
Most unusual hot dog relish or sauce ( and really good) was at Flo's, a little shack by the road near a campground where we stayed in Cape Neddick, ME. Sort of sweet and hard to describe. Maybe cumin? Curry? Molasses?
Anyway, after we ate there sitting in our RV in the rainy parking lot in 2012, we later found out that Flo's is famous.
I would keep your reservation if I were you. I like the friendly atmosphere there (and it is the only Keys state park campground with a laundromat, by the way). You can take their glass bottom boat trip out to the reef, and there's a nice water sports gift shop.
Our first time Keys camping, we based ourselves there and drove south for a couple of day trips. You could go down to Sombrero for a pet friendly beach on Marathon Key.
There are many restaurants, groceries, etc nearby Pennekamp since Key Largo is a well serviced community.
But if you cancel, post on the forum when you are going to pull the trigger, and somebody here will jump on it.