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RE: Maine Campground with Teens

Thanks to all for your help. OOB is a good idea. We've camped there before at Hid'n Pines but that campground was a little too quiet for this trip. I'll look into Bayley's and Paradise Point. Sebago is also high on the list.. Check Sebago, but I'm not sure your grandchildren will find the action they're looking for. We camp at Hid'n Pines the first week of July every year, but Powder Horn which is owned by the same family (the Ahearn) has a lot more to offer to teens.......
drenjoey 05/14/17 08:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine Campground with Teens

We stayed at Mt Desert Narrows and found that there was a shuttle that stopped at most of the campgrounds and would take campers (for free) into Bar Harbor. The ages of kids you are talking about are way beyond "playground" stuff. This age of kids congregate around the wifi hotspot. This may sound cynical BUT (in this day and age) the place I saw most teens was at the closest wifi access with their faces in their phones. SERIOUSLY Where ever you end up going, if you want a teen to enjoy themselves make sure there is wifi/Data access! In Old Orchard Beach, Bayley campground or Powder Horn campground have wifi and television cable.and both have at least two pools. I forgot to mention in my earlier post that both campgrounds have shuttle bus that brings you to the beach.(I think the cost is a dollar) Mt Desert Narrows is situated near Acadia National Park. If your grandchildren are into biking or hiking, this is the place to go....if not, they might not like the area.
drenjoey 05/14/17 08:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maine Campground with Teens

As a Mainer, I can tell you the only place where teens will have fun is Old Orchard Beach. Beside the seven mile beach, you'll find an amusement park and an Arcade in town, and within five minute drive, two water parks and Ziplines and High Ropes Adventure. Plenty of stores and restaurants in the area. As for campgrounds there are Bayley's and Powder Horn which are what they call resorts. Word of advice......Reserve soon, as Old Orchard Beach is a very vibrant place in the summer.
drenjoey 05/13/17 04:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

Not in Maine. We pay excise tax every year on our travel trailer ($486.00), my wife's car is a 2015 Honda CRV ($478.00) and my truck is a 2005 Dodge Ram (around $250.00 this year). Excise tax cost goes down as the vehicles age.....It is not a property tax. http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/ Your excise tax is a property tax. From the website The payment of municipal excise (property) taxes is a prerequisite for all motor vehicle registrations. Mike In other states, they might call it property tax, but here in Maine, they call it excise tax
drenjoey 04/26/17 03:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax.Excise taxes are only paid when you purchase something. You seem to be talking about a property tax. Not in Maine. We pay excise tax every year on our travel trailer ($486.00), my wife's car is a 2015 Honda CRV ($478.00) and my truck is a 2005 Dodge Ram (around $250.00 this year). Excise tax cost goes down as the vehicles age.....It is not a property tax. http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/registration/
drenjoey 04/26/17 03:04am General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

:M:M:M:M We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax. Last year, it cost me over $600.00 and this year $486.00. (Price is according to the value of the camper) Wow, your millage rate must be really high. When we owned our Hybrid, it was a 2006 model, bought in 2005. The first year we registered and paid the excise tax it was about $125. When we sold it in 2010, it had dropped to about $85. When we bought our motorhome, brand new, we didn't pay $600 the first year for excise tax. I think it was $535. GA doesn't base their excise tax on the value of the motorhome, just the value of the chassis. Any vehicle bought new in GA does not pay an excise tax anymore, it's taxed at the time of purchase and then we just pay the $20/year tag fee. -Michael It's a trailer.....no motor, no mileage. When you go at the DMV office in Maine, they charge the excise tax by the MSRP of the travel trailer
drenjoey 04/23/17 06:47am General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

Why can't we buy a registration just like a motorcycle for six months. They won't let you do that for a travel trailer. This is a little different issue than your original post. I can understand the motorcycle part year license. And I agree that it would be nice to do the same for a travel trailer. But, your original post was about what it costs vs how many times you used it. Winter aside, you could use it every day if that helps lower the per trip registration cost. Or take it to Florida and use it all year. I am certainly not supporting Maine's logic nor the ridiculous cost per year. Maybe that is why so many full timers use South Dakota, Texas, or Florida for their vehicle registrations, licenses, and residency regardless where they really live most of the year. My post is not really price vs how many time I use it.....It's more like why do I have to pay the same price as a motor vehicle when it is actually a trailer. Someone who owns a utility trailer and pulls his boat on it, will pay a flat rate on the trailer and the boat which are under $100.00. Why is my camper not consider a trailer......and my license plate says "trailer"
drenjoey 04/23/17 05:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax. Last year, it cost me over $600.00 and this year $486.00. (Price is according to the value of the camper) When I think that our camping season is 5 to 6 months, and knowing that each time we go camping we're on the road one day to get there and one day to come back......this is a rip off ! About 12 days on the road each year, and we have to pay as much as a car we use all year long ! I know it's my choice, but I still don't think it's fair! Typically the registration price/cost is not determined on how many times you use your RV or if it is a hybrid or not. It usually is an annual cost that is good for as many times you want to go in the year. The number of times you go is your choice. The cost is the state's calculated value whether you use the RV once, never, or every day in a tax year. If you want the cost per trip to be lower, go more often. I know what you're saying, but come on !!! I'd like to see you travel in Maine with a trailer behind a car or truck in December, January, February and part of March. 99% of people here use their camper for a maximum of six months in a year Why can't we buy a registration just like a motorcycle for six months. They won't let you do that for a travel trailer.
drenjoey 04/22/17 02:34pm General RVing Issues
Registration......Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

:M:M:M:M We have a 2016 Rockwood Roo 23ws (this is an hybrid). Every year we have to register the camper and pay the excise tax. Last year, it cost me over $600.00 and this year $486.00. (Price is according to the value of the camper) When I think that our camping season is 5 to 6 months, and knowing that each time we go camping we're on the road one day to get there and one day to come back......this is a rip off ! About 12 days on the road each year, and we have to pay as much as a car we use all year long ! I know it's my choice, but I still don't think it's fair! Our Maine government promotes family life, but camping is becoming a luxury............. How many other states have that excise tax....and I'm not talking about motorhomes which are motor vehicles.
drenjoey 04/22/17 05:01am General RVing Issues
RE: East coast camping

Maine is an awesome place to camp. North of Portland you can take Rt 295 to Brunswick, Me and catch Rt 1 which is the coastal route all along the coast. Rte 1 is a coastal route, but you won't see much of the ocean..... Dre (Maine)
drenjoey 04/13/17 03:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wardrobe in Roo 23WS

Look on Pinterest there are many examples, and here on RV.net! You stated for a wardrobe, not a pantry. I should have mentioned....sorry for that. The wardrobe has 3 sections , and I would use one of them as a pantry
drenjoey 03/19/17 12:52pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Wardrobe in Roo 23WS

Try looking up the use of 3M Command hooks to support shelves! No drilling and you can move them if you put them in th wrong place. 3M Command tape will hold the shelves with everything on it! Might be heavy if we store canned food there, not to mention all the shaking while rolling down the road.....little worried about that option !
drenjoey 03/19/17 07:07am Hybrid Travel Trailers
Wardrobe in Roo 23WS

I was thinking of installing shelves in the 23ws wardrobe. I know the wardrobe in a slide out and here's my question: 1- Has anyone done it 2- Can I install the shelves using toggle bolts in the slide walls Any outputs will be helpful. As always, thanks folks Dre
drenjoey 03/19/17 06:20am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: RV parks open in April in Southern Maine

We are planning on visiting friends in the Portland area and are having a difficult time locating campgrounds that are open in April. Any suggestions? Scot We just had another storm this week.....There's still three feet of snow on the ground. Doubt it will be all gone by April, and if so, it will be muddy. The vast majority of campgrounds in Maine open in May.
drenjoey 03/17/17 03:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Moving from Hybrid to TT

Can anyone think of anything else I might need? Money for lots of cool mods A JOB to pay for the house the trip to Europe and the TT :B
drenjoey 03/11/17 03:43am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: replace vinyl floor

You better be really good in doing layout work to use the method suggested by drenjoey. My theory is to do it right the first time and be done with it. That being said, I have seen people inject glue under the split, weight it down and the repair was hardly noticable.If you were to try that I would do 1/2 at a time and wipe excess off right away. I guess I'll take that as a compliment. I do agree,....It is not an easy job!
drenjoey 02/27/17 04:53pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Moving from Hybrid to TT

You might need a new choice of words when you talk about TT....LOL !!!:):B Other than that.....you're good to go !
drenjoey 02/27/17 04:47pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
Roof on our Roo

We finally had a chance to get in our Roo after all the snow storms we got in Maine ( Close to four feet). I noticed that the roof in the the A/C area had caved a bit. The bow doesn't seem to exist anymore. My question are: 1- Do you think once spring and the warmth come back it will reshape by itself ? 2- If I install a vertical beam and jack it slowly, and leave it there for a while, will that help ? 3-Does insurance cover that type of damage? Thanks Dre
drenjoey 02/26/17 03:17am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: replace vinyl floor

You probably noticed that vinyl floors in a camper are installed before the furniture and cabinets. With this being said, I remember doing a similar job in the past. First, I removed all the moldings everywhere on the floor (don't know if you have any in your camper). I did leave the old vinyl there. Second, Since the new vinyl is wider and longer before you make the cuts, I took all the floor measurements in the camper (that is the tricky part) and transfer these measurement on the new floor. To make things easier, you can use some large sheets of wrapping paper, and cut them following the cabinets and furniture. Third, I cut the vinyl to those measurements and brought it in the camper. Up to you if you want to use an adhesive. Fourth, I install the moldings. If I remember correctly, I bought new moldings and stained them.
drenjoey 02/25/17 05:19am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Moving to the Dark Side

I understand what you mean by "Couldn't stay away from the life". I'm in the sign business and even though I'll go on three days a week, I just can't quit and retire........It's in my blood!
drenjoey 02/10/17 02:01pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
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