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RE: Older Florida Sunpass may not work after 12/31

Forgive this probably deemed ignorant question, but what do out of country, out of state RVers do, that travel through various states/provinces and hit unmanned/unsuspected toll booths as ambling along that don't accept cash any more? Never had a problem paying as we go through, but I'm hearing more and more are being unmanned/non cash and you need to have a prepaid pass of some description. It's not always viable or easy for out of country temporary folks sometimes to obtain maybe this EZ/Sunpass referenced I would have thought. Also I know we have often come across a toll booth we didn't realize would be there in advance being often serendipitous travellers at times. IIRC I remember someone mentioning something about an unmanned bridge toll in BC Canada that they had to just drive through not knowing how/where to pay. What are the consequences of doing so when at that moment in time you have no other option? FTW I know in FL they take a picture of your vehicle and mail you a statement at the end of the month. (Just got my bill with very clear picture from Ocrober) IL gives you a chance to pay online, they have signs after toll of how to do it. If you travel a lot in midwest/northeast, probably wouldn't hurt to get an I-Pass from IL. No charge for unit or monthly charges, just keep a balance in your account
Romer1 11/16/15 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Thanks to all of you on RV.Net who served!

USN VP 933 61-68 Willow Grove NAS
Romer1 11/11/15 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Finding the "real" Florida

...Problem is, I don't really know what "real Flordia" is... nor do I have reservations so most state parks are out. Additionally, a 42' fifth wheel is limited in what parks can take us. But, we are good with RV parks and don't mind paying up to $60-70/night (though, my ideal is sub $50/night for hookups). I know it's snowbird season, but figure I can find places to squeeze in. We'll look to spend 2 weeks in each location. ... This may not be what you're looking for, and my experience is very limited (like one trip), but last June I spent a week in Carabelle, near Apalachicola. The area is known as Florida's "forgotten coast," largely because it's a L-O-N-G way from any interstate or airport, so it doesn't get the same influx of visitors as other parts of Florida, and therefore its economy is not as dependent on tourist dollars. It's the NW corner of the state, so February might be too cold for you. But I found the area very charming in a 50's-ish, pre-wretched-excess sort of way. Imagine the opposite of Destin or Panama City. My friend, who grew up there, said the feel of the area is what Florida used to be like, so maybe it's in a sense the "real Florida." I doubt that you could get your 5er into Ochlockonee State Park (the only one I know), and the Outdoor Destinations "resort" at Carabelle Beach was pretty much just a parking lot (and not even a great parking lot at that). So, suitable RV places may be pretty rare, but I guess that's what the "real Florida" was all about, eh? Have fun! Skip There's Coastline RV resort nearby in Eastpoint. nice place
Romer1 11/09/15 06:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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Romer1 10/30/15 06:48am Technology Corner
RE: Places to see in the Southeast

Naval Air Museum in Pensacola. Surprising how many planes are found in Great Lakes.
Romer1 10/28/15 09:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds around Apalachicola, FL

Try Coastline in Eastpoint. Stay at the campground,not the resort. Campground is wooded with good water views. Try Lynn;s for real fresh seafood, nothing fancy but real good.
Romer1 10/27/15 06:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to blow out lines to winterize

I have went from the ant-freeze method to the air clean out and won't be going back to the ant-freeze except for the drains. Go to a RV store and they have the adapter for adapting the air to your water system. I always leave one faucet open when pressurizing the system so I don't over pressurize the lines. I always go around the system twice to make sure all the water is purged. I generally start with the drains on the hot and cold water drains on my water system. I have had zero problems with water freezing, and don't have to put up with the anti-freeze in the lines.:) X2, I leave compressor run for about 20 minutes with everything open, then I leave all faucets, drains, and shower open. That way any trace of water in lines will evaporate. Also leave water heater drain plug open.
Romer1 09/28/15 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Headed to Oconomowoc Wi

Taking a trip to Wi from lancaster pa. Trying to decide which route to take . 322 to 80 and across or turnpike to 71 to 30. I think we need to end up on 39 to 43 in wi to get to the olympic resort Fastest way is PA turnpike, OH turnpike, IN turnpike, 294 around Chicago then 94 to Oconomowoc Wi. 39 to 43 is really out of the way
Romer1 09/26/15 07:07am Roads and Routes
RE: RV Parks

Depends on what you want. There's Spindler park in East Peoria. Very basic. Spindler Park It's in a marina but has paved sites. It's been many years since I stayed there
Romer1 09/18/15 10:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking at entry level Class As.....

Have you looked at the Winnebago dealer in Rockford? 2004 Suncruiser I didn't mean they don't exist, just that the ones that we liked and fit within our criteria more often than not didn't have them. I did not go to the Winnebago dealer in Rockford yet, but I did just go to another dealer in Rockford a couple of days ago. If it was Collier, they're good to deal with, we bought a MH from them a few years ago
Romer1 09/18/15 09:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: chicago area routing help

I 39 to I 80 to exit 151 on OH tpk which is 480 to 271. Unless you catch 80 around Chicago at rush hour, it's usually 55 -60 mph all the way. In June with I=Pass tolls for me were $46.71 thru IN & OH. Worth it to me for no lights, etc, plus having time constraints. P.S. Avoid I 86 in NY at all costs What's wrong with I-86.? With minor exceptions it's all been rebuilt, and the traffic is light. Am I missing something? The section thru the Indian reservation is still terrible from a conversation I had with another camper in Watkins Glen in June. They had just come across it. They said the rest was much improved. When I drove it in 2014 it would shake your teeth out.
Romer1 09/18/15 09:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Looking at entry level Class As.....

Have you looked at the Winnebago dealer in Rockford? 2004 Suncruiser
Romer1 09/18/15 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Chicago Area Thermal Pane Window Repair

I haven't found any place. Duncan glass in Elkhart used to but now just sell new windows. Going to Suncoast in Hudson, FL next month to get mine fixed.
Romer1 09/17/15 02:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: chicago area routing help

I 39 to I 80 to exit 151 on OH tpk which is 480 to 271. Unless you catch 80 around Chicago at rush hour, it's usually 55 -60 mph all the way. In June with I=Pass tolls for me were $46.71 thru IN & OH. Worth it to me for no lights, etc, plus having time constraints. P.S. Avoid I 86 in NY at all costs
Romer1 09/16/15 01:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route from Hudson, FL to St. Augustine

Any opinions on Stagecoach?
Romer1 09/14/15 08:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Route from Hudson, FL to St. Augustine

Thanks, will be making the trip in about 4 weeks.
Romer1 09/14/15 05:18am Roads and Routes
Route from Hudson, FL to St. Augustine

What is the best route from Hudson, Fl to St. Augustine area? Also, a good campground in St. Augustine?
Romer1 09/13/15 08:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: How to avoid Mice thru Winter Storage

I'm curious...Does peppermint oil really last? I would think it just dissipates after some days. Don't know where you store your MH, but I put shop lights (on timers) in the engine and laid under the vehicle. I do this for one car that we leave at home in carport. It works for us. I'm going to have to string one out to the MH which sits beside our house for storage, because we had the dash A/C vacuum pump line chewed through this past spring. It lasts long enough to get rid of the mice. Then just sprinkle some on ground near the tires. They haven't come back in 2 months.
Romer1 09/13/15 03:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: How to avoid Mice thru Winter Storage

Several cotton balls with peppermint oil will keep them out. Had some mice earlier this year, peppermint oil cleared them out and haven't seen any sign of them since. I also rubbed some of the oil on the top edges of most of the drawers.
Romer1 09/13/15 01:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cost of Toll Thru Indiana and Ohio

The BIG problem with any of those pass things is that it costs you even if you don't use it. Someone said that there was one state that would allow an unused account to "float", but when I inquired I found that to not be the case. If someone knows, I would like to hear. Matt I Pass takes an initial deposit ( $20 or $30) to be used against tolls. If you have multiple transponders ( wife has one, I have one) there is one account. There is no charge for anything except tolls. We can go for months without using it and our account balance stays the same.In August we were charged $5.00 for tolls, July was $34.65 with MH on trip to Oshkosh, WI. EZ Pass may work differently.
Romer1 09/03/15 10:12am Class A Motorhomes
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