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RE: Opinions on great Michigan Campgrounds For Young Children

Last year we spent time at the Traverse City KOA and they have a train they pull through the campground a couple of times a day and they really have a nice play area for young children. You can rent RC controlled cars there and drive on their dirt track and they have a large chess and checkers set outside also.
fil564 04/01/16 10:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Thinking about a longer trip with my travel trailer.

In 2013 I was in the same boat as you, only towed about 100 miles and we decided to take a road trip from Pittsburgh to Bar Harbor, Maine about 2000# miles roundtrip.I did my homework with truck stops for fuel but what happened was you really never needed it when we were near one, lesson learned because when they tell you fuel at the next exit it is not necessarily right there and it can be a bear to get in and out of. All being said, there are not regrets and we take our 1 big trip a year and start looking for the next destination before we take the trip in the current year. Good Luck!!
fil564 03/29/16 12:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Heavy Trailers

When we purchased our first trailer in 2009 I had a Silverado 1500 that only towed 6800#, I knew with the trailer I was pushing the limits but we were towing it to the campground 2 hrs away and leaving it there. We would just pull it out of storage and set it up so the once or twice I had to pull it was not much of a deal breaker. When we decided to travel I upgraded to the Tundra in 2010 which was more than enough for that trailer. We went to a bigger trailer in 2014 and the Tundra was more than capable but knowing we would still be traveling more and the eventual end game was to go to a fifth wheel I upgraded the truck last spring. The F350 6.2L is more than enough for this trailer and we really do not see us upgrading anything in the near future other than the hitch.
fil564 03/24/16 04:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Sleeping Bear vs Kelley's Island / Cedar Point

I know what I liked in Holland, Holland Brewing and the Dragon's Milk and Mad Hatter.
fil564 03/03/16 08:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sleeping Bear vs Kelley's Island / Cedar Point

We did Sleeping Bear Dunes last year and I would pick that again in an instant. Still so much more we could have done and explored along the coast and over to Traverse City.
fil564 03/02/16 10:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where are you headed in 2016?

A start out weekend in Champion, PA Our seasonal site in Ohio by Pymatuning Resevoir overnight in FT Mill, SC on our way to Tybee Island, GA weekend in Mt Airy, NC and a Trip for a week in September at Anchor Down Rv Resort in Dandridge, TN.
fil564 02/29/16 07:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wondering how many are planning for 2017?

We have started discussions on possible destinations for 2017, nothing set in stone but we still have not finalized if we are taking a second extended trip in 2016.
fil564 02/29/16 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can I just say...WE LOVE OUR ANDERSON LEVELERS!!!

I got mine before last season as a gift and tried to use them setting up in spring and they became ski's because it was wet and damp. I thought I had solved the problem after we came back to our seasonal site from vacation by putting the anti slip tape on them and using a 2 x 6 because I needed a little more lift, unfortunately the same thing happened. I have given thought to finding a rubber pad to use and the stair tread idea may be a starting point so I am looking forward to putting these to use.
fil564 02/17/16 05:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Cigarette Smoke

We traded our first trailer in April 2014, they sold it shortly thereafter. This past April we were back at the dealer picking up our trailer after some minor warranty work and stat inspection and my wife and I were walking their lot. I happened to look and see our old trailer sitting there, we went over and went inside and I almost gagged. It still looked pristine inside like the day we traded it in but the smell of smoke was overbearing. We ran into the salesman and we talking and he fully admitted they had no idea how they were going to get rid of the smell out of the trailer. It was less than a year and it was that bad.
fil564 09/30/15 05:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Windjammer tire chocks ???

I have a 2014 3008w Windjammer and the x chocks work fine for me
fil564 09/25/15 10:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow Haul when not hitched.

The Tundra I had previously had 4:10 gears so it really slowed itself down on the hills. I use the T/H all the time here in Pittsburgh doing my daily driving on my F350. Ford's T/H is a little different than others because it does downshift and slows you down on the hills, this really helps on braking and saves the pads. I use it all the time and to me it is easier than manually shifting.
fil564 09/01/15 04:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Best Gas Truck 4 Pulling

I had a 2010 Tundra and it pulled exceptionally well and it performed great with my old trailer and the current one. We usually travel with another couple and they have an F250 V10 and pulling the mountains the Tundra kept pace, that being said I did feel the trailer behind me more often that I would have liked. A few months ago I bought a 2012 Ford F350 6.2L and the difference with the stiffer suspension to handle the weight makes a world of difference and I am getting the same mileage as the Tundra did. If Toyota would ever come out with a Heavy Duty it would be a tough decision then.
fil564 08/04/15 05:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Maine family friendly campground

Hadleys Point near Bar Harbor worked for us
fil564 07/28/15 06:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: HELP please!

A couple years ago on our trip to Maine we went a little out of the way and stayed overnight at Mohegan Sun Casino for free, on the way back we stopped at Field & Stream RV Park in New Hampshire.
fil564 07/27/15 07:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How did you begin this hobby?

In 2007 my stepdaughter went off to college and told my wife that it was time for us to get a life. We ended up joining a membership campground to stay in cabins and park model trailers they had. In 2008, Fourth of July weekend we were out near the road in our park model sitting outside watching one trailer after another pull in and my fiscally conservative wife told me she thinks we should get a trailer. After months of looking we purchased our first in September 2009 mainly staying at the campground and finally we took our first road trip in 2013 to Maine. She now questions why did we not do this sooner, on our second trailer and you can find us just about every weekend at the campground except for our yearly excursion for vacation.
fil564 06/24/15 04:43am Travel Trailers
RE: Poor tow vehicle ride pulling trailer on certain highways

I had a similar experience with my Tundra an a section of road coming in to town but on one of our trips I experienced it and so did our friends that were with us in his F-250. It is just something you deal with for that stretch of road since I have only towed it home once with my F-350 I did not pay that much attention to it but I will find out for sure in a few weeks.
fil564 06/15/15 05:40am Travel Trailers
RE: What's the price "tipping point" for you?

The most we have paid in the few trips we have taken is about $60 but the way I look at it is if I want to go somewhere like the beach or a resort type area and the price is $100 I do not have the problem paying because it is still cheaper than a hotel or a condo.
fil564 06/11/15 05:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: KOA standard charge now $60?!

I think it is all about what you are willing to pay for, we stayed in our first KOA last year in Virginia and it was priced less than some of the other campgrounds we stayed in on that trip mainly because of the location to other destinations. There are other independent campgrounds that charge more or less depending on where they are located to the attractions in the area. I do admit, there are some that are pricey and there is nothing special around them. Thee is one about an hour and a half north of us that is that way.We are going to Michigan this year and staying in 2 different KOA's because of their location to what we wanted to do, availability,and because the other on our trip needs a 50Amp service and some campgrounds do not have it. We are staying 10 nights and paying a total of about $430. The way I look at it is that is about 2-3 nights in a mid level hotel, so I am not complaining!!
fil564 06/11/15 04:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Post your tow vehicle pics here

My New to me 2012 F-350 Lariat 6.2L http://i.imgur.com/oNXDCXDl.jpg
fil564 05/18/15 06:05am Tow Vehicles
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