Thanks for all the great suggestions. I now have some direction to search in! I'm always impressed by the wealth of knowledge on this forum and the generous people who give their time to share it with me.
We like Country Oaks at exit 1 on the Ga/Fla line...small campground 46 sites ?? with 8 or so pull thrus,,,nce folks run it
for that money you could buy two houses, one North, one South and own something that can go up in value.
Bumpyroad,can't say I understand your logic here....we had two houses,one up north one on and Island and a 43 ft motorhome....all you become after enough years of owning them is an maintenance manager and then you hope you can make some money back...
we still got the house up north ,sold the island and now are looking for a lot to own ..tired of maintaining them all...will travel but want a place to park and take a breathe every now and again..or even fly somewhere..Chuck
Was the shield installed at the factory or was it installed after you bought the coach?
That Diamond Shield is just pure junk......had it on a MADP ...UP NORTH it molded the same way..just trash...am ordering a new Newmar....specifically requested it not to be on the coach..Chuck
An institution in Maine for lobster rolls (with an accompanying line of 25 - 50 yards) is RED'S EATS located in Wiscasset. As you descend the hill in downtown Wiscasset before you cross the river, it is found on the left coming from the south. It on Rte 1 a short distance before you leave Rte 1 to take a right for Boothbay Harbor. Enjoy
Absolutely the place to go..1 1/2 lbs on a roll..nothing else...butter ,mayo and lettuce on the side...sold 11 ton of lobster and 3 ton of butter last year....for Lobster Roll this is the place
For 10 days!!! Can't wait.
We have been once before and love it.
We know most of the things we want to do, but would love suggestions or places in the area (Destin - PCB) to eat. We have a 9 and 6 year old who will be with us.
Last trip I had a couple of China Bomb tire issues, and some/most of our eating out fund went to buying new tires.
Thanks so much!
All the suggestions on where to eat are great..been to them and enjoyed all of them...think PCB is a little far to drive to just eat.....but want to add these 2..
Deweys Of Destin...on the water now, not the big rest on the strip,this one is down the street along side McQuires Irish Pub
then there is Elmo's on of Topsail..take a right and it is just down the road a mile.....great gumbo and usually the raw oysters are fresh as can be
I have this awning, have experienced the same issue. Very common issue, easy to fix.
Silicon spray the heck out of all the joints on the arms. Sitting open all the time the awning collects road dirt and such in the joints. Also spray the ends of the roller tubes and anywhere else there is a moving part. Wipe with a cloth, spray again, then extend/retract a few times.
And yes, the motor does overheat and stop working until it cools down, and will do so if friction has built up due to dirt.
You'll be amazed at how much better it works after this process.
FYI, if you do need to replace a part on the awning, A&E/Dometic does not actually make the awnings. They buy them from a company called "Fiamma" (Italian, with U.S. subsidiary) and slap their label on them, and then in turn supply them to RV manufacturers. A quick check on their website (www.fiammausa.com) will often find parts that are cheaper than at Dometic and they carry parts that Dometic no longer stocks. I had to fix my 2004-vintage awning a few months back and needed a part that Dometic said was no longer manufactured and I'd have to buy a new awning... Fiamma had it in stock.
I had a 2004 MADP with that same awning and same problem,I did as this poster did and it would work fine...did it maybe once a year...Chuck
we in rural Oregon still have attendants pump our gas. we are allowed to pump our own gas only at card toll island pumps. we had a rural gas guy lobby the oregon legislature to not allow people to pump their own gas back about 25 years ago, he won. he saved many jobs by doing so. most stations have young high school kids pumping gas for them. it helps the kids buy their own school clothes etc.Yet another example of the government making me pay for something I neither want nor need. Sounds like that politician would argue that if we were to ban Eli Whitney's cotton gin and it's subsequent spinoffs, there wouldn't be an inner city youth employment crisis in this country.
Not really true as gasoline in NJ is quite a bit cheaper per gallon than the surrounding states of NY,Pa,and Ct...which all have self pumping in place...Chuck
Heading south to DC and wanted to overnight in the far west Connecticut area, I'm not finding any place. I can try to make it a bit further west but options after going into NY state seem even more limited. Newburgh requires 2 nights. Any one have a good spot?
Pickings are pretty thin in this part of the world...Ct is small state so western - central not much difference........Have Bear Creek..less that hour from NY state line....off 84..got Branch Brook maybe 15 minutes up rt 8 from 84.....and then in NY got Newburgh KOA...up rt 100 from 84 maybe 20 miles as a guess
and next shot is Tri-State at exit 53 of 84 in pa...at NY state line...Chuck
We're leaving Hickory Run SP in White Haven PA to go to Clinton CT on our way to Bar Harbor. Should we go I-80E to I-287N to I-95? Or, is there a better way.
Thanks for your help.
I would and have gone I-80 to I-81 to I-84 to rt 9 off 84 in Ct...stay on Rt 9 til it hits 95 and go south on 95 for a very short distance.....the construction in Waterbury,Ct is only 8 or 9 miles long...and most days travels well...Chuck
Our boys really want to tailgate this fall. Not something we were planning to do with our fifth wheel, but hey - why not? I'm thinking a trip to NC State in Raleigh would be fun. (Ulterior motive - would love for our kids to consider this school when the time comes.) Anyone have experience tailgating there as a non-alum? Any general advice for newbies to the tailgating experience?
you can park at the Fairgrounds as the OP has stated...It is first come ..no reservations,as we come for the NC State vs FSU game every other year....Chuck
Looking for tips and advice.
I consider ourselves still newbies. We have only been campers for the past 3 years and have never traveled more than 3-4 hours from home. This is our first big travel and I am a little nervous, the driver (my husband) is not. We have driven many times to MB, but not with a TT.
We will be leaving on a Wednesday, between 3-5 pm from Albany, NY. I am looking for advice on best route overall to take with TT, and I hate traffic.
Also, any advice if possible for ideal gas stops and any recommendations of a place to stop just to grab a few hours sleep. We do not want a campground, we will only rest for a few hours and get back on the road. I was thinking somewhere close to Fredericksburg?
Appreciate any other tips for traveling to MB.
we had friends from Selkirk and did MB for many years together...we woud go down 87 to Sufferin and take 287 for 45 miles to 78....78 to 81 to 66 near Front Royal,Va....66 to rt 17 around Warrenton,Va to 95...then straight down 95,not using the bypass at Richmomd, to Latta,SC ..this is a little longer but it is nice driving.....we always stayed in Wincester,Va both going and coming.....so pull in and use the Flying J....in Winchester....Chuck
ADA requires reasonable accommodation of the disability. Based on OP's description, what was requested was reasonable if the distance from the campsite to the gate could not be easily traversed by the HC person. In addition to posting to the various campsite review sites, formal ADA complaint should be filed with a copy to the CG and to KOA main office.It is this thinking that causes businesses to want to get any disabled person in and out as soon as possible. The Drumbeat of sue, sue, sue makes businesses fear the disabled customer, not want to accommodate them. It is this thinking that causes businesses to want to get any disabled person in and out as soon as possible. The Drumbeat of sue, sue, sue makes businesses fear the disabled customer, not want to accommodate them.
As far as whether or not the requests were reasonable, in my opinion absolutely not. Why should a disabled person get to bring in guests without a fee when everyone else has to pay. Not all parks have the ability to monitor all visitors. We can, but we are in Montana and very few of our guests from Thailand have visitors stopping by. But if a park is located a short distance from major metro areas and serves primarily locals, it would be close to impossible to administer some visitors in free and others pay.
As for the golf cart, our insurance specifies that we are not to allow any non employee to operate or ride in park vehicles. Maybe as the owner I would take that chance, buy I don't empower my employees to make that decision.
You have a well earned reputation on this site, and it isn't a good one. However, this may be a new low, even for you....
Actually based on prior posts I certainly would frequent her (IIRC) campground if I ever was in the area and knew which one it was.
and what part of "As for the golf cart, our insurance specifies that we are not to allow any non employee to operate or ride in park vehicles. Maybe as the owner I would take that chance, buy I don't empower my employees to make that decision." was it difficult for you to understand?
I don't think anyone on here said They had to cater to the peopleThey had to cater to the people...but a reasonable accommodation WOULD HAVE LET THE PEOPLE PICK HER UP AT HER SITE.....AND WOULD HAVE CAUSED NO HARDSHIP TO THE OWNERS/MANAGERS OF THE CAMPGROUND...and the ADA is about reasonable accommodations ....now if they abused it....then it would have ended...Chuck
My father is going to be in the Pittsburg PA area for about 3 months for his liver cancer treatment. He has a brand new RV he bought a week before he found out his cancer was back. He is looking at taking his RV up from Georgia to stay during his treatments.
Does anyone have any suggestions on where he can stay in the area for the 3 months? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
we liked Indian Brave campground in Harmony,Pa which is north of Pittsburg,it is about 29 miles depending exactly where...Chuck
Recently stayed at this KOA. Wife has mobility issues & uses cane/ walker. Asked if our friends could come to pick us up without paying $18 fee- NO. Could you take her in golf cart to gate - NO, it's for work. Can you please make an exception. NO. So, we walked. Will never stay there again.
You definitely have a good case to file a violation with the State of Pa on the ADA laws..they are obligated to afford you some leeway and apparantly they didn't..but she must be documented...Chuck
Dahkota's route, except I did I-81 to Scranton last year and it was construction and rough road between Harrisburg and Scranton. Maybe some local will chime in and update the road conditions there, but if not, I recommend either I-78 to I-287 over the Tappan Zee to I-684 to I-84 or I-80 to US209 to I-84.
Also the eastern end of I-84 in PA had some bridge construction.
Like Dahkota's route with 83 to Harrisburg;81 to the 78/81 split...
.go 78 to rt 22 thru Allentown to rt 33 north
33 north to 80 east to exit 309
and then rt 209 to 84
84 to 90
90 to 495 t0 95
DH and I are planning an extended trip in our 32'MH with slides, with toad. Looking to stay anywhere from 3-5 days anywhere between Pensacola area and Panama City Region. Would appreciate your experiences at CGs in this area. Our schedule is flexible, should be in the area between last week of Sep to first week of October. Looking for FHU, waterfront not necessary. Would like level site with enough room to enjoy being outside under our awning. Passport America would be great, but Good Sam also fine. Would actually prefer not shady so we can use our sat tv. Thanks.
i would look at Santa Rosa Beach in Navarre;Camping On The Gulf in Destin;Topsail In Santa Rosa Beach;HoHum in Carrabelle(my first choice) ;and Governor's campground in St Joes,Florida...Chuck
We stayed a month one winter, and the sites are really really close. We were in a site for a few days that would not let us open the slide completely, that is tight. We moved a few sites down where we could open all slides but no way could you even think about opening an awning. I don't know where your going to find room for a tent unless you out it out on the beach. It was a nice place to sit right on the ocean but not a lot of space for each rv.
If there is any wind at all those awning clamps won't help...we had 5 motorhomes there and put up 3 easy ups..tied together,tied to the motorhome wheels and picnic tables and concrete rebar stakes and one night wind started to blow and lost the whole mess...all went in the dumpster.....
Can use that easy up on the beach..the sea wall should cut the wind and give you shade on the beach
but it is really nice campground...right on the beach and ay night can sit and see the shrimp boats out at sea......have a great trip down..Chuck
From the response I will stay on I81 to 64 then I95.
Thanks to all
Actually Frank,it ya are looking for the best ride..worry free it is......I-81 to the intersection of I-81 and I-77 near Max Meadow,Va...then south on I-77 to Columbia,SC..then in Columbia,SC,get on I-26 east to I-95....what a ride ,not a worry in the world....
PM if ya want some nice resturants or campgrounds along the way,also
Guilford - Henry Whitfield House Museum - ca. 1639, also Thomas Griswold House, Hyland House, town dock, town center - definitely a colonial town.
Madison - Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale Restaurant
Gillette Castle - East Haddam, CT
Groton, CT - USS Nautilus Museum
Mystic - Mystic Seaport as mentioned
Laconia area - Lake Winnepesaukee - day trip on the M/V Mt. Washington
White Mountains - loop Kancamagus Highway/Rte 112 to Conway, up through Crawford Notch (Mt Washington Hotel, Mt. Washington Cog Railway) on Rte 302, south on Rte 3 thru Franconia Notch (The Flume, Cannon Mtn. Tramway, The Basin) back to start of the "Kanc" in Lincoln. Watch for Moose! Evening Moose tours from Lincoln... LOTS to see in NH! ST
try Bill's Fish at the sining bridge...on the madison/Clinton line...really hands above Lenny's
So I have tickets to the annual Red River shootout, which is during the Texas State fair.
Does anyone know what area options exist durning this time and location?
Giving you my tickets is NOT an option :B
we went to a game and stayed out at the Vineyards...great campground and beautiful litttle town to walk and great places to eat
we hired a limo to take us in and out for the game.....and even for a night down at the Stockyards...Chuck