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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
RE: looking for a CG recommendation near Disney World

Years ago we stayed at Tropical Palms. If we could not get into the Fort we would stay there again. I recall it being a very nice CG. Certainly no FW but nothing really compares. We second Tropical Palms......sites are small...dated campground...but clean and ok in a pinch..Chuck
ct1964ups 01/13/16 09:05am 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??
ct1964ups 01/13/16 08:58am Roads and Routes
RE: PA to Florida via 81, 77 and 26

Traveling down to Ft. Myers from Bethlehem, PA in February. Last year we did 95 and don't want to go that way again. Can anyone recommend a good place to stop the first night? We like to go around 7 hours or so. Thanks! I would go 81 to I-77 and stay at Ft Chiswell campground in Max Meadow,Va,same exit as Flying J...just passed it 1/2 miles...2 nd go down 77 to I-20 out to Country Boy Madison,Ga exit 114.....which is Ga 441/129 and is 6 hrs from Ft Chiswell 3rd day go down 441 toward Macon,Ga stay on 441 to I-16,16 for 5 miles or less to I-75 south to Ocalal,Florida about 6.5 hours then on to Ft Meyers...of coarse,there are other campgrounds to stay in...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/12/16 11:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Suggestions for Route to Florida from Maine

Hi All ! I've been trying to find a direct route to Florida from Maine. One major sticking point is the route through CT and NY. According to the routing folks, I can't drive an RV on the GW Bridge in NY and I haven't found good advice about alternative routes that have no RV restrictions (I was routed onto some "parkways" that had 8' height restrictions). There is also an advisory about propane restrictions in the tunnel near Baltimore. Does anyone have a "tried and true" route I could follow ? Thanks !!! GnP, come down 95 to 495 out of Maine to 90 to 84 in Sturbridge,Mass....take 84 straight thru Ct >Hartford is only 10 minutes of traffic..no sweat ...in Waterbury got another 20 minutes where the construction is on/off on a daily basis
ct1964ups 01/12/16 10:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Just booked Topsail Hill

Thanks to whomever just cancelled their site at Topsail Hill. We were staying at Rocky Bayou State Park but I wanted to be a little closer to the beach. This park better live up to all the hype. Just kidding, it looks very nice and has full hookups. We're used to only electric here in Michigan. to bad the funky little bar/rest next door...Elmo's will probably still be closed....they have great gumbo and oysters on the 1/2 shell...Chuck Sorry for 2 posts, but if ya like gumbo and raw oysters..head down to Destin and hit AJ's right at the fishing pier....Chuck
ct1964ups 01/11/16 06:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just booked Topsail Hill

Thanks to whomever just cancelled their site at Topsail Hill. We were staying at Rocky Bayou State Park but I wanted to be a little closer to the beach. This park better live up to all the hype. Just kidding, it looks very nice and has full hookups. We're used to only electric here in Michigan. to bad the funky little bar/rest next door...Elmo's will probably still be closed....they have great gumbo and oysters on the 1/2 shell...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/11/16 06:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Elkhorn campground Frankfort Ky

Has anybody been to this campground? WE are looking for a nice campground in the central area of Kentucky. Would prefer somewhere around Versailles area. Thanks for any and all help. We were coming from Indiana and stopped in Georgetown,Ky at Whispering Hills Campground is relatively new and a great campground....Chuck
ct1964ups 01/10/16 03:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: On our way from NJ to the Keys!

We just clearing the Virginia / North Carolina border now. We hit a little drizzle in Maryland, but clear now. I can't wait to visit Savanna. Can anyone recommend a few must see things? Places to eat? We be there til Sunday nite. Down on the River walk..the Olympian is excellent and check out the Oyster House....was going thru a renovation last time we were there..but happy hour the raw oysters are shucked right at the bar... Now, if you can stay for lunc on Monday..you have to do Mrs Wilkes Boarding house on 109 West Jones st...only open Monday to Friday for lunch fromm 11 am to 2 pm.....served family style best food in Savannah...get there at 10 30 am....for first seating be out before noon...Chuck
ct1964ups 01/10/16 09:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Florida 1st time in our 5th Wheel

Just finished a run from upstate NY to clearwater florida over the holidays. On the run down went 81, pa turnpike around scranton to 15 then 95 to I4. Travel was on weekends and traffic was slow going around 15/95 down to about richmond area. Beltway 295 and 95 around jacksonville are all ripped up with contruction as well as I4 west of Orlando and to just past Mickey Mouse land. Return took I4 to 417 (beltway around I4 in orlando) to 95 to 295 belt way. traffic was backed up from about 35miles south of Jacksonville and around 295 beltway. once past Jacksonville I took 95 to 26 to 77 to 81. Took PA turnpike around to get around construction in scranton, nice smooth run. 81 to NY then you could pickup 88 over the the Masspike. Cutting over from 81 on 17/66 to pick up 95 is heavy traffic congestion due to the build up of commercial establishments over the years. Use to be a nice run but now can be a royal pain in the a**. If you were to take a route via the chesapeak bridge tunnel system they require you to stop and turn off propane. Around Jacksonville go 295 east on the new by=pass the old rt 9...flows pretty easy and shorter than the 295 west..Chuck
ct1964ups 01/05/16 09:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Florida 1st time in our 5th Wheel

Take 90 out of Mass into NY pick up 88 to 81 to Winchester Va take 66 to 17 to 95 this will get you around the mess and all good road, time wise I doubt there is that much difference. Also put RVparky app in your phone it will give you all FJ/pilot, walmart's, cracker barrel's, all campgrounds so you can travel as long as you want and never be without a place to stay or have to look for fuel stops. Used it on a Fla trip and also and out west trip and it was great never had to make reservations. Consider I-84 west to I-81 south at Scranton PA. It may be a little shorter. That's the route we take when going to Maine from Pennsylvania. You can overnight at the Mohegan Sun Casino, Wilkes Barre PA. It's just off I-81. You can also overnight at the Hollywood Casino, exit 80, I-81, north of Harrisburg PA. It's not as nice as Mohegan Sun. Enjoy your trip. This is kinda what we were looking at for a trip to ME this summer. We won't go any where near I-95 though. where are you coming from???
ct1964ups 01/04/16 03:52pm Roads and Routes
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