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RE: Looking at Winnebago View

I have to chuckle because I'm considering a View or Navion ...since to me, it is so much roomier than my current RV (in which we took four years' worth of great trips including several lasting two+ months.) We have friends who love theirs and are happily taking long trips. It's all about point of view. No pun intended.
NCWriter 05/23/15 10:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: North Carolina Ocean Campgrounds.

We had a good experience at Ocean Waves and, as noted, the price is good for camping by the Atlantic. We also like the National Park Service campground on Ocracoke Island with many sites by the dunes (no hookups.) To reach Ocracoke, take a free 30-min. ferry from Hatteras (or a longer, fee-charged state ferry from the mainland if you are working your way up the Banks from south to north.)
NCWriter 05/21/15 06:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone - Labor Day Weekend 2015

We were there for five days after Labor Day in 2013 and enjoyed ideal sunny weather most days, not cold until nighttime. We were glad to have the electric hookup for our space heater, but temps were not below freezing. Your mileage may vary of course. Services were still operating through mid-September, main exception was the cowboy cookout at Roosevelt Lodge had ended its season. We then moved to Grand Teton and had hookups at Colter Bay Village RV park. Same great weather for raft float trip.
NCWriter 05/18/15 04:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Twelfth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B12)

Great photos! Wish we were there.
NCWriter 05/16/15 03:56am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Planning a trip to Nova Scotia

We spent an enjoyable week on Cape Breton Island a few years ago. If you like Williamsburg-type restorations with re-enactors, be sure to spend a day at the Fortress of Louisbourg. The 185-mile Cabot Trail loop (includes Cape Breton Highlands NP) was a highlight for us, but you might not want to tow, especially on the steep cliffs at the east. Some people base themselves at Baddeck for day trips (and to visit the excellent Alexander Graham Bell museum.) We also enjoyed Halifax very much, for the Titanic sites, Maritime Museum and fort on top of the hill. There's a nearby municipal campground in Shubie Park, Dartmouth that worked well as a base. You can easily make day trips down to Peggy's Cove lighthouse and the town of Lunenburg. I was impressed with Nova Scotia as an RV-friendly destination - good highways, plenty of well-run campgrounds, lots to see.
NCWriter 05/12/15 06:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Twelfth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B12)

Now I'm really depressed at having to miss it! You must learn to sell real estate more slowly.:) So true. But I have learned to buy more quickly, and we're off to Florida in June to close on a new place a few days after the NC place closes. No vans or RVs in driveways there, though, per our new HOA.
NCWriter 05/09/15 03:55pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Twelfth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B12)

Maddie can hardly wait to see those wiggly chihuahuas; she's practicing cowering behind me trembling in fear already. They will love their own little private park too! Thanks to two of our sponsors, Rod and Amy over at GoPetFriendly.com and their dogs Ty and Buster and Roadtrek we have special gifts for the dogs in attendance and a chance to win some nice "doggie bling." Now I'm really depressed at having to miss it!
NCWriter 05/09/15 01:02pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Colorado travel

We're towing a 36 ft. travel trailer with a Ford F-150. Thanks so much for any advice. There's a variety of ways to get to Vernal.... ...or staying on I-70 all the way to west of Grand Junction, then taking CO 139 north to Rangely and picking up CO 64 west to Dinosaur where you'll get on US 40. A lot depends on what you want to see/do along the way, or if you just want to get the drive over with and get to Vernal. If it were me and I just wanted to get there, I'd go all the way over to GJ and then take CO 139 north. It's about 70 miles from I-70 to Rangely, and there's not a whole lot out there, so make sure you have a full tank of gas, or at least can go that 70 miles without worry. If it were me and I wanted the scenic route and to take my time, I'd take US 40 the entire way from Empire to Vernal. Whatever way you go, you've got mountains to go over. But I'm guessing you know that! :-) Since CO 139 goes over Douglas Pass, about 8,000+ feet with a few switchbacks, I'd think a while about towing across it unless I was really used to mountain driving/towing (which we are not). We did the reverse route a couple of years ago down to Grand Junction from Vernal - it was not a big deal in our Sprinter, but I distinctly recall seeing several couples towing large rigs stopped at a pull-off on the pass, and those were not happy faces.
NCWriter 05/09/15 10:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Staying clean in camp showers

Remind me again why you folks don't use the shower in your rig... Well, let's see... ....Two people are getting ready to go somewhere at the same time... ...more space to move your arms, elbows (small shower space also common of many non-B larger RVs)... ...saves filling water tank/dumping gray tank as often... ...You can take long, hot showers if you feel like it (rather than on-off Navy showers)... ...Saves drying/cleaning the shower if your B has a wet bath... ...you get to meet other campers... ...Change is good. Sometimes you feel like a change in your routine. ...Because - we all get to use our "rigs" the way we want to use them. It's nice that you enjoy showering in your van. Live it up.
NCWriter 05/08/15 08:19am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Staying clean in camp showers

I also recommend this routine...Shorts, crocs flipflops, old towel or mat to step out onto. My travel kit has some nifty zipper pockets and contains, along with the usual stuff: - plastic hooks that hang over the shower door for extra hanging capacity. - a few quarters because now and then there are coin-OP showers you discover after undressing. - refillable travel-size containers of liquid soap like Zest or Irish Spring. Much easier to deal with than wet slippery, gooey soap bars. -microfiber towel and mini-size designed for household/utility (Dollar Store or automative store) to use for towel & washcloth. Soak up a lot, dry very fast in the RV bathroom.
NCWriter 05/08/15 08:04am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Are we Nuts? Travel cross country in 7 days first time?

Another vote to not do it. Although it might make a good war story and bonding experience for your children the rest of their lives. My elderly siblings and I like to tell "can you believe they did that?" stories about our late parents' 1950s summer trips cross country without air conditioning when we all fought constantly and could never stop at roadside attractions because we had to "make time" and meet my father's schedule. Except your trip would be more exhausting because you'd be driving a heavy truck while coping with systems like sewage dumping with which you have no experience!
NCWriter 05/08/15 07:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Twelfth Annual RV.net Class B Rally (B12)

Hi, all - Really sorry we are going to miss the fun. We put our house on the market and had a contract in a few days, much to our great surprise. So we'll be packing and preparing for closing in May. Have a great time!
NCWriter 04/28/15 08:50am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: camping at Cherry Hill Campground in Maryland

Last summer, we were really happy with a site very close to the building with pool, meeting room, large laundry room, restaurant (even though we don't have kids and never used the pool.) The building houses a conference center, but even with extra cars and people arriving on a Saturday night, it never bothered us because of the way the campground staff managed traffic. No noise issues. Very professional place overall- they run a tight ship. If you've never been to DC, plan to attend one of their afternoon briefings about the city (room was filled!) for great info, Metro maps, tour info, directions, etc. The little restaurant's food was excellent. Without doubt, the best big city-access campground we've seen (NOT a grubby parking lot like Liberty Harbor in NY and others.). Worth every penny. Besides the great location very close to town (at the Beltway), they offer a clean, safe, full-service, very convenient way to see DC.
NCWriter 04/28/15 07:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bahia Honda Florida State Park

We've enjoyed being at BH, once in that site or close. You are so right about the bug spray. The no See-ums almost carried me away.
NCWriter 04/19/15 02:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What are your "GO TO" seasonings?

Lawry's Seasoned Salt has been my main seasoning for decades, along with fresh ground pepper. In recent years, I've used a lot of Mrs Dash Chipotle seasoning. Great for quesadillas, black bean soup. Also Victoria's Sesame Ginger seasoning - ideal on broiled or grilled salmon, love it sprinkled on roasted asparagus. Those four plus Montreal Steak Seasoning go with us on all RV trips.
NCWriter 04/11/15 06:21pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Starting in NC with TT -- Where should I go?

On the way to or from Raleigh and the mountains, there's some interesting stuff we've enjoyed. NC's Yadkin Valley has some high quality wineries, most with tastings and special events. A good place to stay is Winston-Salem's Tanglewood Park but ask for a level site. While there, you can visit historic Old Salem. RayLen vineyard is near there. Also in the valley are Raffaldini, Shelton, Childress (owned by NASCAR'S Richard Childress) and dozens of others. Charlotte has the Carolinas Aviation Museum with the Miracle on the Hudson airplane and exhibits inside it's massive hanger, very interesting.
NCWriter 04/10/15 11:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Diesel fuel around Cheery Hill Park (DC area)

I think any station that close to DC sells plenty of diesel and would have zero concern about stale fuel. Aside from thousands of commercial trucks servicing the city, there are many, many private diesel cars.
NCWriter 04/07/15 02:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Casino Queen RV Park, East St.Louis ???

We stayed there in summer 2013 and were happy. The shuttle to and from the train worked very well and the convenience tote Arch was exactly what we wanted.
NCWriter 04/07/15 02:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Besides Niagara Falls & NYC.....

The Erie Canal is quite interesting. There's a historical center and newly-restored section of locks at Lockport, not far from Niagara. You can ride a boat on the canal, walk the tow paths, etc. quite a few wineries to tour in that area, too.
NCWriter 04/07/15 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Class B Owners

I have learned to put everything back in its secured position after use so I can break camp in 10 minutes. That's a very good point. Everything has a place. Doesn't take long to figure out which stuff you use constantly, and that stuff lives in the front of the easiest cupboards to access.
NCWriter 04/06/15 07:53am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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