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RE: Niagara Falls campgrounds in NY State.

Lake Wildwood KOA in Medina, NY was great for us when we visited the area.
dieharder 08/27/15 10:56am Roads and Routes
RE: Renting a car

Relying on renting a car can leave you carless. Especially in Florida during busy season. Despite reservations months ahead of time for our Easter tour, when we got to Davenport (Orlando), we were stuck without one for the first 2 of our 4 days there. Only when I pushed the issue and wrote a complaint letter to Enterprise online did they get one sent up from Haines City for me. Not sure they would have done that if I had not already had the reservations done in advance.
dieharder 08/24/15 09:45am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Coach not charging off shore power....

There might be a fuse blown between your converter and your batteries. Check that first. Might be a real cheap fix before getting too deep into it looking for something else.
dieharder 08/21/15 12:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What is the odds ?

I have a very common French surname and given name, but I guess my only issue might be if I spend time traveling in Quebec, which I avoid. That being said, I do remember a friend of mine in the process of approving an application for an official document for someone who had the exact same surname, given name, and date of birth as I do. Strangely, he also looked strikingly similar to me. so much so that they came up to me at lunch and said that they approved my application that morning. When I told them I never applied, we went through the files and found the application and I looked over the documentation to make sure this wasn't a case of attempted identity theft, which it wasn't. That was too freaky, it was almost like I was looking at a picture of myself when I wasn't.
dieharder 08/19/15 08:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida Toll Roads

Far as I'm concerned, it that state sends me a bill, I'll pay it. But, I'm not going out of my way to ask for it. That's not my job, it's their system, not mine. I always pay my bills - but I gotta get a bill first.Hard not to agree with this. When you get a traffic ticket it's handed to you, but this different. Sounds like a pretty messed up system to me. They need to get with the times and text/email you this stuff, not just rely on the relic postal system and then be able to fine/jail (yah right) you for something you didn't get. But, I suppose this is another one of those 'privacy' issues that only recognize paper mail as secure. A simple phone call to delinquent accounts would also be better than all this suspension/jail nonsense. You don't go to jail for not paying your tolls. You go to jail for driving with a suspended or revoked license, which you can get for not paying your traffic citation...a citation you can get for not paying tolls. You don't skip a toll and go straight to jail. These things take a while to catch up to you, which actually makes the problem worse. Oddly enough, you don't go to jail for simply not having a license...only when its been suspended or revoked. Apparently, you may only get a ticket if you're driving but have never had a license. Your home state isn't going to suspend your license without notification based on a toll not paid in another state. If you live in florida it might be different as there is a direct connection...even then they will be sending out notices before suspending. The state of Florida can revoke your license's validity while driving within the state of Florida. You'll be just fine at home, or any other state, but get pulled over in Florida and you've got a problem. If, for some reason, you're not getting the bill at home, there is a chance that you're also not getting the notice(s) from the state of Florida about a license suspension, and you won't find out until you're in Florida, get pulled over, and then find yourself in quite a pickle. In that situation, I'd really love to be a fly on the wall when someone tells them "Your toll system is your problem, not mine" or something to that effect.
dieharder 08/19/15 07:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Favorite RV trip?

My favourite was a tour of Florida we did a couple of years ago. Nights in Davenport (KOA), Marathon (Jolly Roger), followed by Ormond Beach (Encore) before heading back home.
dieharder 08/18/15 11:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Snowbirding in Mexico

...My DW is a lot less adventurous than I am, so it would/will be hard to talk her into trying Mexico. The general concern is crime, be it drug cartel or otherwise... X2 X3 here, but I have about 10 years to try to convince her.
dieharder 08/18/15 11:08am Snowbirds
RE: Florida Toll Roads

Safest bet is to give them a call. They should be able to look up to see if you owe them something. I'd imagine if you went through last year, they should have sent a bill by now if they got you.
dieharder 08/18/15 11:07am General RVing Issues
RE: Simplest self install dinghy brake system for a DP?

To me, the brake buddy is much less hassle. No changes or complex installations need to be made to the TOAD, portable from one vehicle to the next. All that needs to be done is plug it in the cigarette lighter, attach it to the brake pedal and move the driver's seat up to meet the back of the unit.
dieharder 08/18/15 10:58am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Green Bay Packers

There will still be an issue looking for RV parking on game day. For the most part, the games I've been to (never with the RV), the RV lot has been jam packed all weekend. Many even get there on Thursday night for a Sunday game. Hoping for an RV spot just for game day might be next to impossible.
dieharder 08/17/15 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling without a TOAD

Tried it once and never again. Despite making reservations months ahead of time, when we got to Orlando, Enterprise left us without a vehicle for the first couple of days. Will never rely on it again. Towing my HHR doesn't have much impact on my MPG at all.
dieharder 08/13/15 07:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: First Time Traveling Through Canada.

Yeah, you certainly don't need to try to bypass the Queensway in Ottawa. Travelling east you only need to really worry about morning rush hour. Trying to bypass using the 416 and Hunt Club will only result in you using much more gas. Way too many lights, Hunt Club is not a highway, and a couple of stretches get equally congested bumper to bumper during rush hour anyway.
dieharder 08/11/15 11:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Your definition of quite time (sp)

Ultimately, that's for the park, and not us users, to decide. What we feel is quiet time can, and probably will, be vastly different than them. I've heard of parks where, at quiet time, someone goes riding around with water and will put your fire out if it isn't out and get your butt inside. I've also been to parks where we hung out with a few others around the fire just chit chatting well past 11pm although quiet time started at 10pm, with no problems. So, there is no one-size-fits-all answer.
dieharder 08/11/15 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Driving time

Me, I only get to take off for 2 weeks at a time, so wherever I'm going, I get there. If it's a vacation south, I'll get there with one overnight (Myrtle Beach) or, in the case of Florida, 2. I have no problem with 12 hours on the road, especially on the interstate.
dieharder 08/11/15 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Border crossing with children

To come into Canada, although passports are best, they are not required, even for adult US citizens. Going back to the US, they might give you some grief about the adult not having them, but you do so it's not a problem. If you are traveling with children BC's, it's best to do so with the originals. If, for any reason whatsoever, the officer feel that your photocopies might have been altered, you're going to see lengthy delays to confirm and might even be refused entry if they can't. Originals will be the surest way for you to gain entry. It's always best to make sure you're not giving an officer a potential reason to turn you around. As mentioned previously, if both parents are not traveling with the child, a letter authorizing travel will be needed, even if only to give the border officer no reason to think he might be dealing with an abduction situation.
dieharder 07/31/15 11:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Guelph, ON to Cavendish, PEI....which route?

It's 100km shorter to cut into the US by passing Montreal and Sherbrooke, then making your way to the Calais crossing. Plus, it gives you the opportunity at less expensive gas for a while. go all the way in Canada and you'll get bent over pretty bad once you hit Quebec, getting progressively worse the further east you get.
dieharder 07/31/15 11:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Guelph, ON to Cavendish, PEI....which route?

It's 100km shorter to cut into the US by passing Montreal and Sherbrooke, then making your way to the Calais crossing. Plus, it gives you the opportunity at less expensive gas for a while. go all the way in Canada and you'll get bent over pretty bad once you hit Quebec, getting progressively worse the further east you get.
dieharder 07/31/15 11:42am Roads and Routes
RE: KOA ridiculous charge

Yes, boycott an entire chain of campgrounds for the rates of one. Makes sense, right?
dieharder 07/29/15 01:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cooper Tires

Chinese made Cooper's have been on mine for 3 years now. Great tire so far!
dieharder 07/29/15 12:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Border Crossing To U.S.

Tyler has it right. Polite and professional. Yes sir/maam, no sir/maam. Just answer the questions directly. In all my years of cross border for camping and day shopping trips, never an issue. They're not there to be your buddy (they gave my brother in law a lot of grief because he called one 'buddy'), pal, or any kind of nickname like that.
dieharder 07/13/15 10:56am General RVing Issues
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