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RE: Getting expensive

No one said you have to buy a new camper.And there are plenty of low cost campgrounds.In South Carolina,we stayed at Huntington Beach State Park for $18 a night with water and electric hookups.Other state or federal parks are good deals too.If you have the America the Beautiful pass,then it's half price at most federal campgrounds.Pa offers a senior discount too.There is a book called low cost or no cost campgrounds.Some of them have hookups.Plus you can save money by eating in the camper.My wife makes up food ahead of time like pot pie,chillie,shepard pie etc and freezes it.The you thaw them out at the campground.
RGar974417 10/27/14 05:24pm General RVing Issues
Samson S4 issues

I have a Samsung S4 and lately 2 things have occurred and am not sure why.First. I orginally had only my phone contacts listed under my contact.For a reason I don't understand,I now have a ll my Facebook friends under contacts. The next problem is about the same time,I stopped receiving voicemails.My carrier is Sprint.
RGar974417 10/26/14 11:11am Technology Corner
RE: Williamsburg VA for Easter 2015

We are going there between Christmas and New Years.We plan on staying at Chippokes Plantation State park.It has a variety of back in and pull through sites with water and electric.You are right across the river from Williamsburg and there is a free fairy to get you there.Campsite photos.com has pictures of every site.
RGar974417 10/23/14 08:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to avoid bad campgrounds

Stay at state or federal parks.
RGar974417 10/22/14 02:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A tale of woe.

2 more things that have happened.When we picked up the camper,they took my tow vehicle to hook up to the new trailer.When we went to do the walk through,it was hooked up to the hitch,but nothing else was hooked up.I noticed they changed the angle of the hitch ball.We drove home and everything was ok.On Sunday,we took it out for a shake down cruise to a state park about 2 hours away.When I went to hook up the trailer,it seemed the tongue of the trailer went down lower than normal.I pulled the trailer up onto the driveway to hook up the weight bars and noticed the hitch was loose and the ball was all the way back as far as it could go.Apparently when they adjusted the hitch,they didn't tighten the nuts.The bottom and top bolts were loose and the set bolt at the bottom wasn't tightened which was what caused the tongue to sag.Thank God it didn't happen on the way home from the dealer.So we camp fro 3 nights.Trailer worked fine and weather co-operated.When we left,we stopped at the dump station.My wife took the trash to the dumpster while I prepared to dump.I had the sewer hose in one hand and loosened the cap with the other and grey water started pouring out.This new trailer has 3 tanks while our others only had 2.Plus,you can't see the valves on the new one,only the handles so it's harder to tell when they are closed or open.Plus,the valve for the galley tank isn't located with the other 2. When the dealer checked the tanks apparently they didn't close the galley tank valve.Glad it was grey water instead of black.I hope this is the last of it.And yes,I will send a letter to Camping World listing all the issues and include the expired gift certificates.
RGar974417 10/22/14 02:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: A tale of woe.

The RV isn't the problem.We like it.The problem has been being misled every step of the way from when it would come in to the expired gift certificates,to the price, to the model being changed without us being notified.As a long time Camping World/Good Sam Life Member,I was very disapointed by the way the whole thing transpired.I would have hoped at the very least CW would have said we will send you new gift certificates,but we didn't even get that.Not much we can do now. I just needed to rant. You can still write to the CEO of CW and express your disappointment with the gift cards with expectation they will correct that. The other issues certainly need to be expressed, but you pretty much already accepted the trailer at the price you paid. They still need to know about it. I would hope that make good on the gift cards. In any case, enjoy your trailer and don't let your purchase experience put a wet blanket on your camping experiences. Have fun! The problem with the different model is it puts the weight a little closer to the max weight of my tow vehicle.
RGar974417 10/22/14 02:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: A tale of woe.

The RV isn't the problem.We like it.The problem has been being misled every step of the way from when it would come in to the expired gift certificates,to the price, to the model being changed without us being notified.As a long time Camping World/Good Sam Life Member,I was very disapointed by the way the whole thing transpired.I would have hoped at the very least CW would have said we will send you new gift certificates,but we didn't even get that.Not much we can do now. I just needed to rant.
RGar974417 10/14/14 07:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV park in GA

High Falls State Park is about 40 miles south of Atlanta and just a few miles off the interstate.There are 2 campgrounds but the Riverside Campground is much better for large rigs.They have a choice of back ins of pull throughs. Water and electric and nice bath houses.
RGar974417 10/13/14 03:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A tale of woe.

NJRVer, the dealership has been around for years,but it recently became affiliated with CW.
RGar974417 10/13/14 03:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: Manslaughter charges for improper towing equipment.

I'm all for seeing the rules enforced. Yes,but they should enforce them before someone is killed.I see improperly towed vehicles all the time.I don't think most cops know what they are looking at when it comes to trailer hookups.
RGar974417 10/13/14 03:31pm General RVing Issues
RE: A tale of woe.

Sorry, but it seems like they saw you coming a mile away. Buyers need to do their due diligence. A salesman and company is out to make as much money as possible. A buyer should be looking to get the best deal possible. The OP should have known if he was getting a fair price or not. If the trailer costs the dealer $27K, he should have known that a $24K price is absurd. If EVERYONE is selling that model for $28.5K and you get a quote for $24K... something is up. If the OP doesn't have a signed sales contract, he is promised NOTHING. All the emails in the world don't mean a thing. If the OP got strong armed into paying too much, or more than he wanted to, that is on him. It seems to me that in the 6 weeks between the promised date of delivery and the actual date of delivery he probably could have found another dealer that sold the same trailer. It seems to me that I would know my floorplan in and out as well. Especially if I had to wait 6 weeks after ordering it. I hate to sound like a meanie pants... but come on man, you gotta do your due diligence or expect to get spanked. How about getting your facts straight. We got a price on a Keystone Cougar 24wrks. I had checked the internet for prices and the lowest prices I saw were about the same price as we were quoted. As I stated,apparently Keystone stopped making the 24wrks for 2015 and we were never told that. When we got there,the floor plan looked very similar to the one we ordered.There were a few changes but we thought they were due to it being a 2015 model.The sticker on the trailer listed it as a 24wrks and on one of the papers we signed it said the same thing.It was only when we got home,and I went on Keystones' website was when I noticed they didn't show the one we ordered any more. That was when I looked through the paper worked and another paper showed a different model.Apparently,Keystone changed their models on their website sometime after we ordered our unit. And that may have been one reason the price was higher.Plus,the salesman said he figured $5,000 on a trade which we told him right off the bat there was no trade.He claimed he sent us an attachment with this on but we never got any attachment.And don't you think if he could have produced proof that we received that paper work that they would have offered to give it to us at their cost????????????? Then look at how I was misled as to when the trailer would arrive,how it was never scheduled to ship and then the price and the model change????????????????And one more thing. E-mails can be introduced in court as proof so when you say e-mails mean nothing,you're wrong again.
RGar974417 10/12/14 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

Excellent photo's and report.It must have been really tight with the 4 of yo in such a small camper.When our kids were young we often took my 2 nieces along in a pop up so we know what that's like.
RGar974417 10/11/14 08:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A tale of woe.

Did you ever consider walking away? I would have got up and demanded my deposit back plain and simple. If they refused I would have taken the issue to the presiding motor vehicle administration or small claims court. I would not have been nice about it at all.Live and Learn I hear what you're saying. It's easy to say what you would do, but until you are in the OP's shoes, you don't really know what you would do. After all of the waiting, excitement, anxiety, etc., I believe I would have done the same as the OP, just to get it over with. I know what you wrote is probably the best thing to do, but I don't think I could spend the time and trouble to do it all over again. It would be worth that couple thousand dollars to just get it done. Bruce,you're right.We waited so long and were without a camper all summer,we were so anxious to get it. Plus, we do like the unit.It's just the whole thing was very frustrating. Bruce
RGar974417 10/11/14 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: A tale of woe.

So you never had a signed sales agreement, just an email???? That's correct.We never had a signed agreement.But I did keep e-mails. The salesman said in the beginning we my have to sign something but never got anything from them. We only met with him twice.When we ordered it and when we picked it up.
RGar974417 10/11/14 07:49am General RVing Issues
A tale of woe.

I posted twice about this before but the story gets more interesting. Back in June,we ordered a new Keystone Cougar 24wrks Trailer from Camping World in Harrisburg,Pa.We were quoted a price of $24,440.00 and sent them a check for 10% down. When we ordered it,we told the salesman we were hoping to have it by the end of August and he said that should be doable.A few weeks later,he said he got an offline date of September 5th, but that he was confident they could switch the date with another dealer slot so we could still have the trailer by the end of August. So the end of August comes and I e-mail him and he said it wasn't there,but the September 5th date was still good.So I e-mail him after September 5th and he said it's done and it's labeled a hot ship and would be there in a week.3 weeks go by and no trailer so I call the general manager.He said he'd get back to me the next day which was a Friday.Tuesday,he still hadn't called back so I call him again.He said he still didn't have an answer.He then called back the next day and said it was set up to ship and would be in September 29th. Apparently the salesman never set up the unit to ship.The earliest we could pick in up was October 6th.So we get there and even though they had it for a week,they didn't have it checked out.So we sit there an hour and they take us for a walk through.Then we go in to pay the balance and they say the balance is $29,000.00! We tell them we were quoted a price of $24,440.00 and produced the e-mail with the quote.They get the salesman and he said he figured in a trade in.We told him right off the bat that we sold our old one and there would be no trade.So he comes back in with a paper that shows the price with the trade which we had never seen.I tell him he never sent that to us and told him there was no trade when we ordered it. So then he goes to the manager and comes back and says,well here's what they paid for it $27,000 and we could have it for that.So we didn't feel we had any choice other than to walk away but we really wanted the trailer.So we paid that.They gave us 2 $25 gift certificates. While were driving home,my wife looked at them and they expired July 31st,2014!.When we did the walk through,we noticed there was a change in the floor plan but just figured they changed the floor plan because everything else looked the same.When we got home,we discovered that it wasn't the same model.It was 1 foot longer and 400 pounds heavier.Apparrently Keystone no longer made the trailer we ordered and sent this new model. When I looked at the paper work,on one paper it identified it as the model we ordered and on the other,it identified it as a different one. Camping World never notified us of the change! The good thing is we do like the trailer but are very frustrated by the way this all went down.
RGar974417 10/10/14 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Camping In Williams AZ in December

We were in Williams at Circle Pines KOA in April.It was 32 degrees with 6" of snow.No problem.But we also stayed in Gallup, New Mexico where it was 15 degrees and snowing.They told us to disconnect hose over night and use water in tanks.No problems.Just keep heat on.In Gallup,my wife wakes up and says it's cold in here.One of the propane tanks ran out!Had to go out in the 15 degree weather and switch to the other tank.I told her next time it runs out it's her turn to change over.haha
RGar974417 10/07/14 05:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: pet fees?

PA state parks not only charge for pet sites, you MUST keep you pet within that area. You are not supposed to even walk your pet into the non-pet area. Seems like people without pets (read, dogs most times) don't like having to deal with barking, snooping, and pooping pets. Really weird! First,we camp alot at Pa state parks and wasn't aware about paying more for pet sites.And it depends on the park where you can walk it.Some campgrounds like Locust Lake allow you to walk your dog on the paved trail around the lake.The only restriction is don't take dog into non pet loops.At Pine Grove Furnace you can walk dog down road and walk dog through day area. In Va,they tack a fee onto your site charge.But we were told you don't pay fee when you make a reservation.Some parks hit you with the fee while others don't.Most COE and Forest Service Campgrounds do not charge extra for pets so we tend to prefer them.
RGar974417 10/07/14 05:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Good for kids 9 and 6 near York/Harrisburg/Gettysburg

Your kids would love Dutch Wonderland which is right next to Old Mill Stream Campground.You can walk to the park. We also like Pine Grove Furnace State Park.Nice campground with brand new bath houses.They have 2 lakes with swimming beaches with new snack bar and bathrooms.There is also some history as it was a former iron furnace.The park is also the half way point on the Appalachian Trail.Through hikers celebrate by eating a half gallon of ice cream from the camp store.
RGar974417 10/05/14 09:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bay of Fundy

Stayed at Fundy back in the early 70's.Go on the nature walks and walk in the river after the tides go out.
RGar974417 10/05/14 08:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KY, OH, IN or TN

You will severely limit yourself and miss out on a lot of good camping locations if you must have full hookups.Many state and federal parks only have electric or sometimes water and electric.COE ( Army Corps of Engineer) campgrounds have many lakeside campgrounds.As to seeing pictures of campsites,go to campgroundphotos.com. While they don't have all campgrounds,they do have some in each state that will show you individual campsite.Usually state and federal campgrounds have more privacy between sites while commercial campgrounds try to pack as many campers in as possible.
RGar974417 10/05/14 08:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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