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RE: Super Bowl parking?

how does one even get tickets for a Super Bowl? You may want to save some money and buy a new Prevost instead of Super Bowl tickets. :B Spoon...you posted this in the wrong Forum...should be under Humor...lollol
ct1964ups 01/22/17 08:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NJ to Key West in 4 days

We leave for Key West on Thursday, January 26, evening. We were thinking of taking I-95, but I'm seeing lots of posts about 81. Pros/cons? Also, what apps would you put on your phone? This is our first long distance trip with our new Forester. Any tips, tricks or thoughts are welcome! i like i_78 out of Jersey and because it's winter 78 to 81then to Winchster,Va to I-66 for 25 miles to rt 17 thru Warrenton,Va to 95 above Richmond,Va.....first stop either Americamps in Ashland or Caralina Crossroads in Roanoke....then SOB and into Florida Apps we like on the phone are RVparky,Allstays and IExit....safe trip..Chuck
ct1964ups 01/21/17 07:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Northern Virginia to Vero Beach, Florida avoiding I-95

Towing a travel trailer on I-95 is terrifying......speeding trucks, weaving, speeding cars, inconsiderate drivers. Does anyone have experience with taking Rt. 17, and if so how much longer did it take? Or is there some other route that is less stressful? Not sure where Northern Virginia is..but you an go I-81 to I-77 near Whyheville ,va and down I-77 to Charolette to Columbia..then onto I-26 to I-95..this probably not that much farther if at all.....this puts you on a less busy portion of I-95 down to Vero beach..if you do go this way when you get to Jacksonville ..take rt 295 ..rt 9 to the east...less traffic and you come out south of jacksonville..have a great trip...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/19/17 10:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight Flying J

theron211, do you have a route picked out? And when you are going to be making the trip? When we went down to Disney World, we found South Carolina to be a good area for an overnight - this is coming from Connecticut. We are leaving from upstate NY in the evening. Looking for a quick overnight then we are going to spend 2 nights in Savanna before Disney. When you are in Savannah...and you want a GREAT southern lunch...go to Mrs Wilkes Dining Room on 197 West Jones st...open 11 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday...cash only ,but best sourthern buffet we ever had..Chuck
ct1964ups 01/16/17 10:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight Flying J

Prince William Forest and Americamps are 2 campgrounds in the area both have easy access and are good for overnighting. The flying J will be very busy. If you want a free spot consider Cracker Barrels in the area. Assuming you are coming in late. Prince William Forest RV Campground Americamps I second Americamps...think they are mostly pull thrus
ct1964ups 01/15/17 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: MA to Atlanta GA

So you got 84 to 81 at Scranton K Charles? come on down 90 to 84..stay on 84 to Newburgh,NY..go south on 87 to Sufferin,NY...get on 287 for 45 miles to 78 west ..78 west to 81...stay on 81 to 77 south at Wythesville,Va...77 to Charlotte,NC to 85 into Atlanta...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/14/17 08:14am Roads and Routes
RE: RV'ing from Massachusetts to Disney in February

Tappan Zee is much easier but If I were driving overnight then I would consider staying on 95. I have driven to Disney 8 times in February. Watch the weather and you should be fine. Be aware that the roads can be worse down south with 1 inch than 8 inches up north. If the weather is good I like tappen zee then 287 to 78 in NJ to Penn. then to 81 thru VA to 77 thru Charlotte. Nice campground in Hardeeville SC called Camp Lake Jasper for the night just off 95. Short drive to Orlando next day. We live in central Ct and sometimes I skip 84 to 684 and take 95 to exit 21 in NY first or second exit I think then go 11 miles to tappen zee. I also live in Ct...and agree some what with above..as stated,being February..weather is a significant factor ...but I like to go 84 to Newburgh to 87 south to 287 west to 78 and then 81.....I'd watch the weather and in Harrisburg,Pa would go down 83 to 695 to 95 ,,,if weather was ok....the stay on 81 to Winchester,Va go down I-66... 25 miles...to rt 17around Warrenton,Va to I-95 from the Waterbury,Ct area it is about 500 miles to Richmond,Va area..so from Mass add another 1 1/2 to the trip.....but in Winchester,Va you have Candyhill C/G and in West Va off 81 at evit 13 you have Falling Waters C/G...good overniter....Chuck
ct1964ups 01/09/17 02:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: Biloxi, MS Campgrounds

Just east of Biloxi in Ocean Springs is Davis Bayou CG, part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. It's one of our favorite places along the Gulf coast. Ted H. You have Majestic Oaks on Pass rd that is a nice c/g.....also just opened and we have not stayed in it as of yet is at Boomtown Casino...they opened up a full hook up campground....right across the street fro the casino with a shuttle back and forth we did drive thru the campground and it is nice..Chuck
ct1964ups 12/24/16 08:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Overnight in Fort Myers Beach, FL: mid-April 2016

Thanks for the suggestions. Since we are pulling a Jeep, we are looking for a drive through spot so that we can leave at first light the next day. That probably eliminates the state park, but I appreciate the heads-up on Red Coconut and San Carlos. Bill we love San Carlos and are going back again this April....but limited pull thrus and quite away off of I-75 for just a night ...in MHO.....but it is a great spot....walk over the bridge to Boot Kickers...Chuck
ct1964ups 12/23/16 08:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Disneyworld to Ft. Meyers Beach

What is best route towing 5th wheel? we came up 17 from North Ft Meyers Beach to Disney World couple of months back with 2 motorhomes.....found it a great trip with no problems.. Interesting is I am a Hwy type guy..love the interstates,as I like to put the pedal down and get there,my buddy on the other hand is a "Lets see the USA in My Chevrolet" and loves the less traveled roads off the interstates...so we went up 17.... Glad we did ,was a great ride and will use it again this spring.....Chuck
ct1964ups 12/23/16 08:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Amelia Island, GA

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 Chuck
ct1964ups 12/04/16 08:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ownership rv resorts ... Are they all the same?

for that money you could buy two houses, one North, one South and own something that can go up in value. bumpy 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
ct1964ups 08/22/16 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spots after removing Diamond Shield

Was the shield installed at the factory or was it installed after you bought the coach? Just curious. 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
ct1964ups 08/21/16 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best lobster in Maine

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 Chuck
ct1964ups 08/21/16 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heading to Topsail Hill State Park, FL Thursday

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 Chuck
ct1964ups 08/10/16 05:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: oasis elite door awning

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
ct1964ups 08/08/16 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Beware Pilot in NJ

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
ct1964ups 08/08/16 09:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Western CT

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
ct1964ups 08/06/16 09:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Route from PA to Clinton CT

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
ct1964ups 07/15/16 07:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Long shot, but thought I'd ask...

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
ct1964ups 07/13/16 09:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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