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RE: Campground in Amish Of Ohio

Scenic Hills is your best bet. Stayed there in late august in a 37footer towing. They have a newer section on the backside with lots of room just remember the Amish don't watch any tv so carry your dish. Lehman's hardware is a can't miss as is Hershberger's farm and bakery in Millersburg.
blknomad 03/02/15 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Feedback on 2015 Winnebago Vista 35F

You are right that ford is a noisy beast. You can purchase an insolation blanket for the dog house that may help. I guess I really travel light as the over head storage over the dash is only used for sat dish box and cap collection.
blknomad 02/21/15 06:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Canyon without a toad?

There is a problem finding a place to park as there is only a few hundred spots and thousands trying to get one. best bet is stay in Williams or park at the train station in Williams then ride the train to the canyon. Then ride the shuttles to all the vantage points.
blknomad 02/21/15 06:05am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Feedback on 2015 Winnebago Vista 35F

I have an Itasca Sunstar 35F and am very happy with it. The first thing is to do the cheep handling fix. This is where you reposition the arms on the swaybars both front and rear. As far as driving comfort, my legs give out and need to be stretched about every couple of 100 miles but I'm a 67 year old diabetic. The power drivers seat is great once you find the sweet spot. When it comes to the radio, we never use it but it is too far away for the driver to use.At first I didn't like the rear view monitor location but you get use to it. The sofa is not the most comfortable thing I have ever seen but it is passable. I can't comment on the over head bunk as we do not have one, its just grammy and me. You will love the electric water heater and that big shower. We have not used a bathhouse since we got this moho. Ours has the fire place under the tv and its great to knock the chill off on a cool morning but you have to reprogram the thing every time you un plug same as channel search on tv. Gas mileage is around 7.5 but I am usually at speed limit or above. I don't use the auto level as it is jerky and leaves it to high off the ground. When it comes to storage I don't carry a lot of stuff but I think it has tons of room. Its not a high end gasser but I like it.
blknomad 02/20/15 06:49am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Dolly Tow Unlockable Sterring Wheel Car

The OP said he had the alignment checked, Did they check the alignment on the rear axel? Vehicles that are front wheel drive must have the rear aligned. I am not familiar with the vehicle but if its an independent rear it definitely needs to be aligned and if its a straight axel something is bent. Its like pulling a wagon, the rear wheels will follow the front unless something is wrong with the rear wheels.
blknomad 02/11/15 06:21am Dinghy Towing
RE: Drinking Water

Come on people, $.58 a gallon at walley world.
blknomad 02/10/15 05:59am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How to Dolly Tow Unlockable Sterring Wheel Car

I have dolly towed 2 different cars on an older Demco and have never had a problem like this in 6 years and 60k miles. Take that chevy to a competent frame shop, tell them what its doing and let them set the toe-in on the rear axel. If that thing is not running straight and true something is wrong with the car. Get someone to drive it down a straight road and see if it "dog tracks" or runs in a straight line.
blknomad 02/06/15 12:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Reservations en route to FL from VA on 95, late Jan 2015?

We like Pecan Park just north of Jacksonville. Its right off I-95 maybe 1/2 mile. If you're there on a weekend the flea market is nice. This is a nicer than average park and makes a nice stopover.
blknomad 11/14/14 04:56am Snowbirds

I need to store my moho for about 2 months around the Jacksonville Fl area. Any suggestions?
blknomad 10/05/14 05:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: fireplace

I think you misunderstood, what happens is after a new motor heater is installed it works for a while then it quits working. they have sent a 3rd blower but I'm tired of taking it apart to replace it.
blknomad 09/15/14 07:25am Class A Motorhomes
RE: fireplace

I think running a propane line to a heater in those close quarters is a little much. I'd just like to know if any one has replaced the -"electric" fire place with a different "electric" fire place and what did you use??
blknomad 09/15/14 06:03am Class A Motorhomes

I have a 2014 Itasca Sunstar 35f. I really like the coach for DW and I but the fireplace under the TV is a real piece of crap. Have installed second blower-heater motor for second time now its bit the dust. I like the heat part to knock the chill of on a cool morning. Surely I am not the only one with this problem. I would like to install a different wall mount type fire place and wonder if anyone has done this before?? Thanks
blknomad 09/14/14 06:07pm Class A Motorhomes
poor gas??

I filled up with gas at a small service station in Ohio near Berlin Ohio drove up to Cedar point and back. got to west va and coach just seemed to loose power. got back to Wythville va and filled up again and came up I-81 just hauling the mail. This is a 2014 Itasca v-10. I know someone will say west va has mountains but this is not my first horse and pony show. I've put 11k on this coach from Main to Fla. An Ideas??
blknomad 08/21/14 05:30pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: iowa to the carolinas-any must see??

Coming from Iowa you have many choices to make. One absolutely do not miss is Gettysburg Pa. Not that far off I-81. Somewhere along here you will have to deside wheather you will go down the coast or follow the mountains. The coast is beautiful with lovely beaches and lots of history. Outer banks and Roanoke island with its outdoor drama "The lost Colony" is a must see. Then Myrtle Beach and on down 17 to Charlston. Now the mountain side of the trip. After Gettysburg make your way to Front Royal Va and head down the Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National park. Lots of senery and wild life. After 105 mi you will run into the Blueridge Parkway. This 440 plus miles runs along the the crest of the mountains and ends in Cherokee Nc. on the eastern side of rhe Great Smokey Mts. If you end up in cherokee be sure to see "Unto These Hills" I hope you have good safe travels and enjoy this part of the world as I have all my life. By the way I travel in a 36ft. gasser towing so no problems there.
blknomad 07/31/14 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Minnesota to Florida via the Smokies

Its only 14 miles from Knoxville to the Pidgen Forge turn off. Go to one of the campgrounds that has access to the trolly, most do. Ride the trolly all over gatlinburg and Pidgen Forge even goes out to Dollywood. Rent a car for a day and travel through the park over to Cherokee,I think its about 31 miles. You can drive your rv through but it would be more like work than a vacation. You will need several days to take it all in. Once you get the "lay of the land" you can drive back from Fl. to see it all you really need a toad.
blknomad 07/28/14 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: NC road conditions

Ditto what Skylark said. Once you hit 23-74 you can go to maggy or Cherokee. From maggy over Soco gap to cherokee should be avoided unless you are in your toad. 74 between maggy and the cherokee turn off has several campgrounds but I like Stone Bridge in maggy.
blknomad 07/24/14 06:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Towing with a car caddy

Ditto what 911 said, run away from that con artist. I've towed on my car katty for years and never had a problem. Am towing a Rav 4 2wd now with no problems and I use a steel cable hung from the frame to loosly hook my safety chains.
blknomad 06/28/14 04:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: RV parks in Gatlinburg/Sevierville area

We've tried several different rv parks in that area as we go down at last once a year. We have settled on River View rv park. Great place for real world rv camping. flat as a pancake and you don't have to drag the rv through all that traffic. Check it out.
blknomad 06/20/14 04:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: St. Louis

Thanks but I will be going north to south If that helps
blknomad 05/28/14 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dolly recommendations please...

I have a demco car caddy and have pulled it behind 2 class As and pulled 2 different cars. Now You can back it up a few feet if you miss the pump, I have never ran aux lights just the lights on the dolly. I have never had to store my dolly away from my site most of the time I use a pull through. The fist car had struts run to the front of the frame so I could hook safety chains on one knee, after I traded and got a new toad it was all plastic and I soon got tired of laying down to hook chains. now I have a steel cable that runs from the frame to just under the front bumper and I hook themby just bending a little. Be sure to go with surge brakes that way you can pull it with another vehicle. Never had a problem with straps but I docheck at every stop. Safe Travels
blknomad 05/28/14 07:28am Dinghy Towing
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