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RE: Route south

I have used all the above mentioned routes. The Tap Zee is great unless there is some major traffic tie up. Its free southbound but expensive north bound. My present favorite route is 90 to 87 to 287 to 78 to 81 to 64. Been using this route to/from Maine the past three years or so with zero big delays. Avoids all the big city traffic but a few miles longer and some tolls. Usually roll along at 65 to 70 the entire time. 84 to 684 to Tap Zee is shorter to 287 but 84 is a PITA and traffic can back up for miles at the Tap Zee. If you use the Tap Zee consider 78 to 81 as it avoids the steep grades from Scranton on south if you take 84 to 81. Mid day traffic rolls right thru NY and NJ and Pa on my route. From your home area my first stop would be Western Village near Carlisle off 81 (long pull thrus and easy on/off. Next day I would be in Richmond by early afternoon. Two easy days. Bill, is all the construction around the Rampo rest area on 87 all done?
ct1964ups 12/19/14 08:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Route south

I like that 90 across to 81 down That would be my suggestion as well given the constraints listed, I-90 to I-88 to I-81. other than this route....84 in Ct isn't that bad...take 84 to exit 1 in Pa..then take 209 thru Milford,NJ to 80 for cpl exits to 33 south to 78 to 81 in Pa.....stay on 81 to 66 in Va for 25 miles to rt 17 thru Warrenton to 95 ,just above Richmond...Chuck
ct1964ups 12/18/14 09:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Help deciding between 2 motorhomes

Both. But want the king bed desperately. But not at the sake of buying an inferior home? Dealer says both units will outlast me. Still....just how MUCH better is a Newmar vs Fleetwood. Cant really find anything bad, comments or otherwise on Newmar. Fleetwood a whole diff story. Fluctuates. Bottom line, if I KNEW both would give me 5 years of service and 100k more miles I wold want the excursion, but if its going to be trouble and Newmar isn't.... Plumber,we have had 6 motorhomes.....2 of the last 3 were Newmars..a 99 DSDP and a 2004 MADP...on these two we had them for 12 yrs and put appox 160,000 miles on them....then we bought an American....Fleetwood.....on this one we had more problems in 6 months and 6,000 miles than with the 2 Newmars and the beat goes on...we are going back to Newmar...the QUALITY is far above the other....in MHO...Chuck
ct1964ups 12/17/14 07:31am Class A Motorhomes
RE: HELP - Need FL site over holidays

Thank you everyone for your responses. We ended up renting a house and then moving to a hotel in Orlando for the football game before heading home. We just didn't want to risk bringing camper and not having a place so unfortunately this trip is without our 'cabin on wheels'. Still driving down so now working on best/quickest route and stopping places to sleep at night. Thanks again for all of the information and Happy Holidays! i understand the fairground has quite a few RV sites...Chuck
ct1964ups 12/17/14 07:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Now where do we go?

We have had reservations for the French Quarter RV park for some time now. We enjoy fine restaurants and live music. Seems like a perfect place to go. I just spoke to a long time customer today that was in New Orleans two weeks ago and his impression was, "great during the day, but, be off the streets by 10pm, because "gang bangers" are everywhere, after that." Ok, so now New Orleans is out, the Keys is completely booked, we have 11 days of vacation, any suggestions? We live in the Tampa Bay area. We were just in NO mid-Sept for a week....traveled all over the place to rest...French Qtr...never even saw a hint of trouble......don't be detered...go there and you'll have a great time..Chuck
ct1964ups 12/12/14 08:04am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dallas area campgrounds

We are looking for a campground close to Dallas, TX. Not finding anything to great. Any recommendations. Thanks. my choices would be to the north of D..the Vineyards in Grapevine and to the west would be Cowtown in Aledo Chuck
ct1964ups 12/08/14 05:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driving Backwards through the Truck Lanes

Yesterday morning, I became "that guy." I ran out of DEF fluid and couldn't get the bulk hose at Loves to reach to the other side of the coach to fill the tank. The hose was only about 10 feet long. So I hopped in the coach, pulled forward while my wife blocked the lane and made a big U turn to come back into the lane the other way around. Fortunately, it was Sunday morning and the lanes were only 70% occupied, but I had to get DEF and couldn't figure out a better way at the time. I was wondering if any of you have the same problem with the DEF tank on the wrong side and have figured out an elegant solution to the problem. I had same problem..so bought a 2.1 gallon gas can...fill it every cpl of fuel stops...and add when DEF gets to 3/4's...not too big to handle and stores in comp with little problem...Chuck
ct1964ups 12/01/14 07:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV'ers planning to tailgate at the Alabama-Auburn game?

Just wondering if anyone without reservations is planning to RV in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama-Auburn game. Fifteen years ago a visiting team RV'er could travel to any home city in the SEC and find a place to set up. We have traveled to almost all of them. Now it looks like most visitors have been shut out, when it comes to visiting another SEC school. All of the lots seem to be sold out to the home team fans, on an annual basis, leaving nothing for the visitors. There are a few campgrounds around but they also fill up with the home team fans. Maybe this is the future for all SEC teams, but it is sad that you can't follow your team in the RV any longer. LSU fans may have the answer. Last season they invaded Tuscaloosa by the hundreds, leaving local authorities little choice but to search out vacant lots for them. So far, the people from Baton Rouge are the only ones brazen enough to do this. More power to them. Mikestock,you can still travel to away games and park a RV..but you have to explore and be creative.....we are Nole fans and do the tailgating in Tally at the Stadium..and also go to almost all the away games...this year...NC State,Louisville,Miami,Dallas..all but BC and only because we got lazy.....can stay at Elks or Moose or Eagles Lodges if you are a member....and most are fairly close to campus....Chuck
ct1964ups 11/27/14 08:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Columbia, SC to Valdosta, GA

We will be travelling from Charlotte, NC to Valdosta on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Most of the mapping programs run us out I26 to I95 then back west from Brunswick, GA. I95 in SC is always a traffic nightmare and am looking for alternates. Pulling a 33' Open Range with a Ram CTD. Any suggestions appreciated. We go from Columbia to Tallahassee,Fla quite often...we go out I-20 to Madison and use exit 113 which is rt 83...stay on rt 83 all the way to I-75 just above Macon...then 75 to Valdosta...83 is a good 2 lane all the way...trucks use it....with no problem.Chuck
ct1964ups 11/27/14 07:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Routing to Lebanon PA

I looked up a route to Lebanon PA from just southwest of Boston MA. I looked in Good Sam routing and it took me Rt 90 to 84 to 15 to 91 to 95 to the GW Bridge!!!!! I do not want to go over the GW bridge with a 35 ft fifth wheel AND on the map it gives you it warns of low clearance of 8 ft I think it said. Now my GPS which is a Garmin RV GPS gave the same routing so this worries me IF there is a low overpass but also what are they thinking sending me over the GW Bridge? What is the best routing? Someone said 90 to 84 to 287 to 78 I think it was but where to get on these routes( I know where to get on 84 but the others? Leaving tomorrow morning early so hope someone reads this tonight. Thanks in advance. Really, best way now is 84 to Newburgh,NY..take 87 south to Sufferin,NY....then 287 to 78 west.....to Lebanon....84 in Pa has much road work being done..Chuck
ct1964ups 10/02/14 06:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Good places for Overnight btw Milford and New London CT?

We'll be heading to Cape Code this weekend. I'm good with my route (78 to 287, Tappan Zee Bridge, 95) I think. I drive in the evening and then stop at night. I usually use Cracker Barrel for overnights, but in CT, there are only 2 on my route, and one is too early to stop, and the other might be too late.....Milford CT might be too soon, and Coventry, RI might be stretching it (almost 6 hours into the trip). I'd like to have a backup option between them just in case I'm beat and can't make it more than 4-4.5 hours (or we get a late start, which often happens). I've searched through tons of rest area threads, and there is a Pilot, but it's also pretty far into the trip. There appear to be a lot of rest area threads that say it's okay to overnight there (we'd be there between midnight to 6-7am)but they aren't recent. Anyone stop in there recently? Nearby walmarts? Thanks! Sorry meant to tell you that going up 95...Foxwoods Casino is closer to 95 than The Sun...also has free parking...Chuck
ct1964ups 09/26/14 07:00am Roads and Routes
RE: Good places for Overnight btw Milford and New London CT?

We'll be heading to Cape Code this weekend. I'm good with my route (78 to 287, Tappan Zee Bridge, 95) I think. I drive in the evening and then stop at night. I usually use Cracker Barrel for overnights, but in CT, there are only 2 on my route, and one is too early to stop, and the other might be too late.....Milford CT might be too soon, and Coventry, RI might be stretching it (almost 6 hours into the trip). I'd like to have a backup option between them just in case I'm beat and can't make it more than 4-4.5 hours (or we get a late start, which often happens). I've searched through tons of rest area threads, and there is a Pilot, but it's also pretty far into the trip. There appear to be a lot of rest area threads that say it's okay to overnight there (we'd be there between midnight to 6-7am)but they aren't recent. Anyone stop in there recently? Nearby walmarts? Thanks! I would do the 84 to 9 route regardless of what the traffic reports say.....best you can get going that way.....we go 84 all the way to 90 in Sturbridge ,Mass..then 90 to 495 right out to the Cape,,,15 miles farther but what a great ride...but each to his or her own But...right next to Atlantic Oaks and on the bike trail.also is Arnolds...both a seafood rest and Ice cream shop and mini golf......please don't miss it their fish is probably the best on the Cape..... Chuck
ct1964ups 09/26/14 06:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Anderson - Clemson (South Carolina) RV Park

I need help. Looking for a 'nice' RV Park in the Anderson-Clemson area. 'Nice' for me means full hookups for a long term stay in a well kept park in a good location. Old guy so peace and quiet is preferred over the delightful sounds of happy children. try Cross creek in senaca
ct1964ups 09/12/14 06:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: campground suggestions on I 81 in Va

The I-81 campgrounds we normally stop at on the way from Upstate NY to Florida in January are the KOA in Jonestown, PA, Falling Waters CG, Falling Waters, WV, Shenandoah Valley CG, Mt Jackson, VA, and Ft Chiswell CG, Max Meadows, VA. Not all of them every trip of course, but we've found them all to be pleasant places to overnight, each with its own favorite features. We,also use those 4 campgrounds...and they are as good as you stated...another we found is Lee-Hi campground off exit 197..in Va...located behind a truck stop but not so they keep you hear it....a small c/g with maybe 9 or so pull thrus....have stayed away from Candyhill since the new owners have it.....Chuck
ct1964ups 08/21/14 06:28am Roads and Routes
RE: campground suggestions on I 81 in Va

normally when we travel south from Upstate NY we go through NJ and take the eastern shore and over the CBBT before connecting up with I95 in Emporia. I want to try the I84 to I81 to I64 to I95 route when we go to DW in October. Would appreciate some campground recommendations convenient to I81 and north of New Market. THX I think A-Jack hit it right on the head....we travel that route most of the time and it is great.....I also have seen that campground he talked about and plan on using it this year....only thing is ,I go 81 to I-66 to Rt 17...not sure that is what he meant...Chuck
ct1964ups 08/20/14 07:05am Roads and Routes
RE: mail forwarding service

FMCA's service is $8/month. FMCA is discontinuing their mail service Oct 1. They sure are....and it was IMHO..the best feature of being in FMCA.....sure will have to give renewing my membership some serious thought.... ghat mail Forwarding dept was a first class group...Chuck
ct1964ups 08/12/14 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs

To anyone going near Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs in Wilkes Barre, PA., we highly recommend stopping for a night in their parking lot. It's a great casino and the harness races are a lot of fun. Evenings are cool. The live entertainment is not bad. Buffet is pretty good. Several cafes and bars. Down I-81 from Wilkes Barre, take Highway 315 South. Park in lot D. Cool place. No hassle. Park in Lot d or C...info I had before said Lot c?...Chuck
ct1964ups 08/07/14 09:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Hampshire Rt 112 through White Mountains

We're planning a Sept/Oct trip through Vt and NH, Rt 112 looks to be scenic but maybe pretty twisty. How is the road for a small 5er between I93 through the mountains to US 302 (we're planning to head to Mt Washington). Thanks, Doug Doug, it is a great ride..we did it last year with a 43 ft and 31 ft motorhome towing jeep cherokee ..just not a fast ride but not a bad ride..... if you have problems with campgrounds...there is a new one-2 yrs old - in Alton,NH..called Turtle Kraal......nice wide open sites good rodes to get in and out....50 miles to Old Orchard beach...35 mins to Portsmouth
ct1964ups 08/07/14 09:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Cullman campground

Anyone ever stay at Cullman campground in Cullman Al yes, great campground...friendly people..large pull-thrus...Chuck
ct1964ups 08/06/14 05:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Lake Winnipesaukee NH RV parks

Ellacoya State Park in Gilford is nice...full hookups. Drove thru there, it looked very nice on the Lake...but no pets......Chuck
ct1964ups 08/05/14 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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