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RE: rv park near north hills of Pittsburgh

We are planning to spend a week or two in the Pittsburgh area this summer in mid August. I am trying to find a rv park closer to the North Hills area of Pittsburgh.(Shaler) I have noted the following campgrounds: BUTTERCUP WOODLANDS in RENFREW, BEAR RUN in Portesville,INDIAN BRAVE, AND HARTS CONTENT in BEAVER Falls. We have a 40 foot motorcoach and will be towing a car. Any suggestions?? tina1bear, we stayed at bear Run....with a 43 ft motorhome...it was TIGHT...I would never go back....had doubts I could get out and I been driving trucks for 43 yrs...I ended up backing out of a pull thru....had quite a crowd watching as we left Stayed at Indian Brave and found it to be ok...many seasonals but sites decent and people friendly would go back if i was going into Pittsburg , next time stayed at the KOA in Mercer....wife wanted to go to outlet center..nice people running the campgroung and we are going back to the outlets and the KOA...Chuck
ct1964ups 03/28/16 08:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: traveling south

Heading south through Atlanta couple questions, 1) is there a good time to drive through? 2) would it be wise to go down 95 south or even 65 south? leaving from cincinnati, traveling to Miami fl. I like coming down 75 to Chattanogga to Birmington,Ala to Montgomery,Ala down 231 thru Dothan to I-10...mabe 100 miles longer but nice ride..Chuck went this route in reverse and it was a-ok..Chuck
ct1964ups 03/25/16 09:21am Roads and Routes
RE: traveling south

Heading south through Atlanta couple questions, 1) is there a good time to drive through? 2) would it be wise to go down 95 south or even 65 south? leaving from cincinnati, traveling to Miami fl. I like coming down 75 to Chattanogga to Birmington,Ala to Montgomery,Ala down 231 thru Dothan to I-10...mabe 100 miles longer but nice ride..Chuck
ct1964ups 03/24/16 04:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Dingy towing braking systems

Yo Gamecock ( I'll not holds that against you ! ). When you determine what system you want, and if it's a self install such as the Brake Buddy or similar, check out EBay as you can pick some up for way less than list price. Congrats to the Lady Gamcocks ( you do realize how odd that sounds ) on another fine year. Go Tigers!!! I have been using the RV1Brake system...for 2 yrs and it works well, small enough to store ,easy to put in..less than 5 minutes...great Customer Service..Chuck GO NOLES AND LADY HUSKIES..(2 kids..2 schools)
ct1964ups 03/24/16 07:34am Class A Motorhomes
RE: E. Shroudsburg, Pa. 78-33-80 for our c.g.?

Sorry, coming from the south in 40' plus tow. we come that way most of the time.....actually we go 78 to 22 thru Allentown to 33..not bad ride at all to 80 then get off on rt 209 three or 4 exits and right up 209 to campground..Chuck
ct1964ups 03/23/16 05:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: A little generator help

Need a little info guys. My neighbor just got a older class A with a Onan 5000. He says it starts and instantly dies. He has by passed fuel pump, replaced filter and plugs. He ran out of ideas so I took a look and as soon as you take your finger off start button it kills ignition. I bypassed low oil switch and it made no change. I need suggestions. A few years back we had two of those onans' in 2 seperate RV's do that , on both it was the voltage regulator.....seems the mice had built a nest all around and on top of it and when started the heat backup just killed them...Chuck
ct1964ups 03/14/16 07:11am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cape Cod to central PA

This summer we are vacationing in MA. On our trip home we are intending on traveling from the base of Cape Cod to central PA. The total travel distance for the day would be 425 mi. Looking at the attached map, which route is the best, and am can I make good time on the routes? We are used to wide open space driving, I am a little afraid that this is to long of a drive considering the terrain and east coast traffic? What do you east coast people think? http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc471/tslarson7040/trip1.png Living about half way to each location and traveling to the Cape often,I would come off the Cape to 495...to 90 to 84 in Sturbridge...stay on 84 thru Waterbury..the construction area is only about 15 minutes as long as it isn't rush hour....then get off 84 at exit 53 in Pa and take rt 209 down thrum Milford,Pa thru the Nat'l park to Stroudsburg and get on I-80 there to your destination....can stay at Tri-State C/G at exit 53 where you pick uo 209...Chuck
ct1964ups 02/29/16 06:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for nice park near Wilkes-Barre,PA

Thank you for the responses. Maybe I will boondock in the lot and find a park on the way back to CT with full hookups for dumping purposes. If you are looking for a campground, there is a decent one at exit 53 off 84 in Pa just before you cross the Delaware river into NY...Tri-State campground...bottom of ramp, straight thru light and down the road pass Home Depot to the end...normally you can see it from 84 as you go past...OR..if you just want a dump area....there is one in the rest area coming into Ct on 84 Chuck
ct1964ups 02/28/16 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding places to stay

Have not done any traveling since 2008, will be going on a long trip from SW Fl to the NW, via Yellowstone starting in May. No particular route in mind other than Mt Rushmore. Is there a good or better source for finding places to stay as we travel? Wal Mart and rest areas are ok here and there, but have small tanks (Toyota RV) so will need facility's at least every 3 days. Jim Jim, we like allstays if we know the towns we might be going thru....and then rvparky if just rolling along...can put in location fill out the filters to use and it will give the location along the route.....all on our phones...Chuck
ct1964ups 02/23/16 05:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chattanooga Holiday Travel Park

We stayed there a year and a half ago. Very tight sites. We saw a class A that couldn't extend both the awning and slide. Our 5 camp chairs couldn't fit around the fire ring without going onto the neighboring site. I agree very tight sites..we had a pull thru and pulled in,but with the trees and other rv's..had to unhook next day and back out...Chuck
ct1964ups 02/17/16 08:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbies, Cape Cod w/ small Dog, mid-May

We're active 60-ish couple with tiny dog renting a 30' motor home from NJ in mid-May, 10 days. Any tips on getting to, and staying in, Cape Cod MA? Are dogs allowed on beaches in May? Would love to rent kayaks. Thinking of bringing our bicycles--any big hills? Want a campground that's CLEAN, well-tended, near ocean or bay (no lakes). Conversely, any campground we should AVOID? We are very excited about this adventure! Your advice is greatly appreciated. have 2 choices....in Dennisport...can go to campers havenCampers Haven.....ask for sites in front row,which is right across the street from the ocean...roads flat,can bike..but not bike trails...OR.... Atlantic Oaks...closer to Provicetown...5 minute drive to National Seashore park on the ocean.....it is also on the bike trail that goes all the way to PT....and is maybea 15 minute bike ride to above park both are great places to stay , close to good food Chuck
ct1964ups 02/08/16 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 3 stops to Fort Myers Beach

Oh and what is the closest rv park to town in Savannah? Thanks! If you are going to go that way...we stay at Hardeeville-Thomas RV Park in Hardeeville,SC...it is right off of rt 17 and it is 10 minutes from the waterfront in Savannah...big open sites If you go to Savannah....for lunch go to Mrs Wilkes Boarding house for lunch on 109 West Jones...only open Mon-Fri for lunch from 11 am to 2 pm..and only takes cash......excellent rest...sourthern food....get there by 1030 am to get first seating...Chuck
ct1964ups 02/03/16 06:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 3 stops to Fort Myers Beach

Hi! I am still trying to figure out where to stop. We are leaving from Bethlehem, PA and will go 81 and plan on stopping around the Ft. Chiswell area for our first stop. Then where to go to next? Savannah maybe? We are leaving on a Friday and don't have reservations until Monday in Ft. Myers. Any good ideas or suggestion of campgrounds that perhaps are close to a town or a have a restaurant. Last year we stayed at St. Mary's KOA and that was very nice but we only stopped 2 nights then and went down 95 to Florida. I would go 81 stop at Ft Chiswell C/G then go down 77 to I-20 in Columbia and take 20 west to exit 113 on I-20 ,stay at Country Boy C/G---nice country buffet at the Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle,Ga....20 minutes away...then stay on rt 129 down to I-16 to I-75..then down 75 to Ft Myers staying around Ocala,Florida....Chuck
ct1964ups 02/02/16 06:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ho Hum RV Park - Carrabelle FL

Welcome to the Forgotten Coast. We winter in Sopchoppy, about 13 miles from Carrabelle. In addition to the famous Ho Hum, and three new "resort" type parks in the area, there is Ochlockonee River State Park, St. George Island State Park, and the City of Sopchoppy Park. This is a quiet, laid-back area with lots of rivers, beaches, and wilderness areas. Good neighbors are welcome. lizzie Gosh, we went there in 2000.....it was great, they had just "remodeled " it...with the water facing pull ins....have been back a few times since......BUT, my wife not really a fan of the area, thinks it is TOO quite.....translated..WHERE DO I SHOP...lol...but still a great area ..chcuk
ct1964ups 01/26/16 07:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: route 295 around richmond versus 95

The last time we went through there the roads were kind of chewed up. Is 295 a viable option or have they fixed it. we have started using 95 straight thru...quicker then the 295 bypass..traffic if heavy only heavy for about 15 minutes or so....Chuck
ct1964ups 01/26/16 07:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions for Route to Florida from Maine

I am doing this trip in March. I was looking at I84 through Hartford, west to I684 south crossing the Tappan Zee Bridge on I287 south to I78 West and pick up I81 in Jonestown just before Harrisburg and then south as suggested. It avoids the north part of I81. The route I suggest is not mentioned often, Is this a poor choice? Heavy traffic or bad roads? Any comments? I sort of use this route going to York PA but get off 78 onto 222 outside Allentown. It's a good route, the only change I'd make to yours is I stay on 84 to the NY thruway (87), and take that S to 287. This adds about 10 minutes to the trip but avoids more of the NYC traffic and the Tappan Zee altogether. This is the route I'll use head south this weekend, barring bad weather. Thanks Jim for the help getting around DC . i second this 84 to 87 south to Sufferin to 287 to 78......the Newburgh bridge route so much better than getting stuck in White Plains to cross on the Tap then fo 78 to 81...and if want to get lower on 95 because weather go out 81 to Pa/Md line and take 70 to 270 and around DC...you will be on westside of DC all ready,so easy ride around to 95...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/26/16 07:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Near Atlanta, GA

I checked Good Sam, KOA and Allstays (from a search here) and it appears that Stone Mountain is the ONLY place nearby to legally park an RV for a campout. Anybody have any "secrets" you'd like to share ?? No more than 20 miles outside the outer loop. Stone Mountain looks OK but it's always nice to have options. you have Jones Rv inside Atlanta...in Norcross.......http://www.jonesrvpark.com/ Chuck
ct1964ups 01/19/16 02:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Question about being guided into a site.

So here is the deal. I check in at the office of a big name camp ground. After getting all my info they send a camp host over to show me to my spot. He is in front of me in a golf cart and pulls through the spot I am going to and gets off the cart and stands in front of me. The site to the right of my spot had a "tailgater" sat dish sitting on the ground very close to my site. I know its going to be a tight squeeze getting in as I swing into the spot. But the host is standing in front of me telling me to pull forward. I cant see the tailgater at this point, but still the park host is standing at the front of my site looking at the front of my coach guiding me in.. And crunch!!! Right front corner of my coach hits the tailgater and breaks the top cover of it. At this point the host comes over and tells me "oh I tried to tell you to stop".. No you didn't!! So now the camper who's satellite I've just broke starts raising hell with me about replacing it. The camp host and his manager tell me it is completely my fault, not their problem. So at 5PM on Friday evening I make a mad dash through rush hour traffic in a large metro city to shell out 500 bucks to buy this "camper" his new dish from a store that closes at 6... I was going to be leaving my coach unattended for the weekend parked next to this guy and figured $500 was good insurance that maybe he wouldn't tear up anything on my unit while I was away.. Although it didn't help in getting him to remove the pitbull that was chained to the tree right out my front door.. So yea I guess I should have got out and moved the dish.. But I thought the point of this host guiding me in was to help prevent stuff like that from happening.. What say you?? Totally my fault? as the driver you have the final say..I worked for a major trucking company and as we trained our guys, we told them,if someone directs you and you have an accident, it is your fault not the person giving directions...so listen but make your own choice and double check.. But , in this case you can call your insurance and file a claim....or you can go into the office of the campground and talk with the owner or manager...explaining you were following their employees directions and that the accident is their responsibility and be firm in this argruement.....and if that doesn't get you some satisfaction, maybe when filing your claim, you can have your insurance contact the campground and include them in the settlement...all worth a try....Chuck
ct1964ups 01/17/16 12:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Southern Oaks RV Park - Summerfield FL

Our first snowbirding adventure included a visit with relatives that live in The Villages. There are a couple of choices for campgrounds in the area and southern Oaks is the closest (10 miles). Southern Oaks is a medium size park (140 sites) right on US 441 and close to US 301 and I-75. It's convenient to nothing other than The Villages. Most sites are seasonal residents in 5ers, motor homes and a few park models. However, it's probably the friendliest bunch of people I've run into yet. Full hookups with sewer and cable are the norm. You need to pick up a cable box at the office. For the first time, I had issues with my video switch and had to bypass it to get a cable signal. The sites are sand, but every site has a 10X20 concrete pad in good shape. Some of the sewer hookups are quite a distance from the site. The park has a pool and a clubhouse where they seem to have some kind of activity every day. It's also within walking distance of a large Camping World. Enterprise in Belleview picks up at the park. I can recommend this place if you are visiting The Villages. $250 for the week. We're hitting a local Italian restaurant tomorrow, so I'll update with a review. We were at Alliance thiis fall..and at the intersection ot 301 and 44 just 100 yards south of the intersection is a little joint called shuckers,i think.....great wings and oysters on the 1/2 shell...I will be back just for them...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/17/16 12:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Next Exit 2016

A very popular highway information book for RVers, the Next Exit, is now available in the 2016 version from Amazon (possibly others) for $15.25. Now, does this list the hwys by State or is it listed by the numerical interstates?? By state with interstates numerically Thanks
ct1964ups 01/15/16 06:10am Roads and Routes
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