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RE: "Trail Marker:" new rugged small trailer

There's a reason they don't show the inside. They do. They're under the "features" tab.
bakerkids 04/14/18 12:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: West Virigina advice. I-64 out of KY or Rt. 15

There are only 3 sites in St Albans. They were full some random weekday evening this past March. May want an alternate plan like KOA between Barboursville and Milton. Tolls won’t increase until late 2018. I noticed that. I always take a Google Maps aerial view. I wonder if they let people stay in that parking lot beside it. I will be there on a weekday, but will also have another plan. Thanks.
bakerkids 04/13/18 10:17am Roads and Routes
RE: West Virigina advice. I-64 out of KY or Rt. 15

On our trip from Kentucky to Virginia, we were like you wanting to see more than the view from the interstate. The New River bridge was one thing we wanted to see. Our route was US 60 (Midland Trail) from south of Charleston to WV 16 to US 19 north across the bridge to US 60 east back to I 64. The first section of US 60 follows the Kanawha and New rivers. Before the town of Gauley Bridge, theres is Kanawha Falls which is more like a cascade and just past the town is Cathedral Falls, a real waterfall. Both are right on 60 with place you can pull off. The New River bridge is impressive. The visitors center is a great stop. You do get to see some of WV. The bad part of this route, especially the first part to the the bridge is that it follows the river. It is a 2 lane road and curvy. I did not get to see much of the scenery because of watching the road. Look on Google earth and you can see how curvy it is. If I had to do over again, I would still take US 60 over to the bridge and then US 19 south to I 64 east of Beckley. Can not help with a camp spot for we had reservations in Virginia for the night. Also Flying J at exit 185 on I 64 in KY has RV lanes. Yes! Exactly the kind of information I was looking for. That's what I will do, time permitting! St. Albans has camping along the river, and that looks to be a good first-day stop. I can then hit the falls the following morning.
bakerkids 04/12/18 12:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: West Virigina advice. I-64 out of KY or Rt. 15

And sandstone mountain east of Beckley.....about 7 miles down hill check your trailer brakes before you go down. Otherwise should be a good trip, drove I-64 va to ky a lot I assume I will miss that since I will continue south connecting with I-77
bakerkids 04/12/18 12:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: West Virigina advice. I-64 out of KY or Rt. 15

When we lived in Louisville we took 64 to Charleston WV and then up 79 back to NY. Not sure about out in VA but 64 is a nice ride through KY. Oh, I'm frequently on I-64 through KY. I'm 8 miles off I-64 and approx 150 miles from Louisville. It's east of Lexington that's new territory for me, as I cut south at Lexington on my usual trips.
bakerkids 04/10/18 01:21pm Roads and Routes
West Virigina advice. I-64 out of KY or Rt. 15

Next month I will be heading to VA from southern IL. I would prefer to see some of WV on the way, and possibly overnight there (Want to ad my WV sticker! lol) I realize that I-64 through that area is a toll. Having no experience with either of my routes mentioned, I'm looking for feedback. I have a small single axle trailer and have not computed the toll fees yet. If time permits, I would love to see some waterfalls if they're not too far off the path. I would appreciate any feedback as to the two routes. I can always return via the one I don't choose to take on my way, but will be more pressed for time that day.
bakerkids 04/10/18 09:58am Roads and Routes
RE: Myrtle Beach State park thoughts.

I've stayed there twice and have a third trip booked. I like it, but I'm a beach person. The first 3 loops have a different look and feel than the back loops. Restrooms are dated but nice and clean, but I go in Oct. so can't comment on the summer season. Negatives are flight path and some sites have walnut trees, and the nuts can do some damage in a storm. Two vehicles in our group were damaged with dings. I actually prefer Hunting Island for a beach campground, but it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
bakerkids 02/23/18 09:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nashville and Tennessee help for newbie

If you're interested in a different camping experience, check out Edgar Evins State Park, about 40 miles east of Nashville. You camp on elevated wood decks that make you feel as if you're camping in a treehouse. The decks hold everything from a tent to a Class A.
bakerkids 02/23/18 09:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Aluminum vs Fiberglass TT

. BTW, fiberglass trailer are Olivers, Scamps, Casitas, not the Glued together Styrofoam/aluminum stud/Luan laminated campers you reference. This is what threw me when I opened this thread. I call those molded fiberglass, which IMO are a much better build and what I was hoping to read about. Horse of a different color. I have a T@B, which is albufiber. I love the skin. She's 11 years old and looks new.
bakerkids 11/18/17 10:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Mooresville Ind.

In Rantoul, I've stayed at Prairie Pines next to the closed Chanute AFB. It's okay for an overnight. For the Mooresville, IN, area you're less than 35 miles from one of my favorite state parks, McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer, IN. A little closer is Lieber State Rec area, another nice choice. Straight south of Mooresville is the very popular Brown County State Park. Brown County is a touristy spot and is very busy in the summer.
bakerkids 11/15/17 02:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Really newbie question about a small TT

I agree that a Class B or truck slide-in camper would work better in your situation. I have a tiny camper, and many times have had the motel's permission to stay on the lot when I have a function there, i.e. seminar, wedding, workshop, etc. I also average 16 mpg while towing, but I rarely drive over 62 mph.
bakerkids 11/15/17 10:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Downsizing and simplifying

Over 7 years ago I went from a 28' Class C that was our family camper while the kids were growing to a T@B teardrop. I love that little T@B, and use it way more often than the Class C. Much of that may have to do with the fact the kids are grown and on their own, however they join me/us some too with the T@B too. I just have too much fun with this little gem, and am as much, or more, in love with it today as when I purchased.
bakerkids 11/01/17 06:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

We stopped there a few years ago - enjoyed our stay. You can find pictures and comments at Douglas Dam Tailwater. Ted H. Well thanks. Unfortunately I made reservations last night for Cove Lake State Park. Maybe another year. I just prefer to camp by water :)
bakerkids 10/16/17 10:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

Drove thru both campgrounds about a week ago. The tailwater campground is not as nice as the headwater campground. At the Tailwater campground, sites 33 & 37 are listed as tent sites with no electric. Sites 36 &37 are the last sites at the end of the camping area road. I think they back up to a fence. The campground consists of a long road with most of the campsites between the road and the river. There are some sites on the right side of the road away from the river. Some of the sites are very small and awkward to get into. Sites with electric are 30 amp. Sorry no photos. Ya, I studied it for a couple of years from Google Maps. I realize I won't have an electric site, but thought it would be nice to camp by the river. I will arrive at almost dark and leave early. I have a teardrop so small and/or awkward isn't bad and I can use the tent sites, although 33 on the reservation site is listed as RV but without hookups. Maybe I will just skip this park altogether. Was hoping for photos, as those sites don't show well on aerial of Google maps.
bakerkids 10/15/17 12:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Got gamed Westmoreland State Park in Va- reservation rant!

Let me throw you another situation here. I reserved 3 sites in a Fla. park with my credit card and paid for 3 nights when doing so. I arrived before my two other brothers. I am there and claimed all three sites. Are you saying you should be able to take one of those even though I am there and have paid for the spots although I have not set up anything on the other two sites yet? While Im not the OP, I would say the answer to your question, from my perspective, is YES, I should be able to take one of those spots, if I showed up before your other two brothers. Unless, of course, they are site specific reservations. Now, If I was preparing to occupy the site, and you came up to me, and explained the situation, I'd probably move to accommodate you and your brothers. But, I'd be miffed if they didn't show up and the site I wanted was subsequently vacant. The Florida state parks I've stayed at are site specific reservations. Although I will admit, I've only been to a couple. Mike My "take" exactly.
bakerkids 10/12/17 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HELP- New Camper options for retired parents

I would suggest a Casita, Minnie Drop, Aliner Escape, T@B, or the newly designed Park Liner. The larger T@B, the 400, may be too heavy. I love my T@B, after having camped in larger trailers most of my life. Edited to add that this blog will be helpful http://smalltrailerenthusiast.com/ https://i.imgur.com/s2x4tbEl.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 08:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: New TT for Compact Cars

Very close floor plan to Lil Snoozy, which I've always admired. I always thought it was a shame you couldn't order it with propane, because the layout is great. I love your setup, but then I love the tiny ones. https://i.imgur.com/s2x4tbEl.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 08:41pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in Glacier NP area

https://i.imgur.com/RSnoBk0l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/ip7a8N8l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xSEymRYl.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 08:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Glacier NP area

X3. Loved KOA West! I'd post pictures if I didn't have to mess with resizing. Check out this web site that automatically resize and all you need to do is copy the URL to the posting RV.Net Photo Posting Wow! It worked! So glad to have this! Thanks. https://i.imgur.com/duGVf0Ql.jpg
bakerkids 10/11/17 07:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Site information for Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground

Can't comment on Tailwaters, but Headwaters is one of my favorites. Any site in the cul de sac along the lake is great. Thanks for the feedback. I checked there as well. They only have sites 36(B) and 61 open. I know 61 isn't on the water, and am not sure how much waterview 36(B) has. Not sure what the "B" represents either.
bakerkids 10/10/17 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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