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RE: How to avoid bad campgrounds

google maps, "street view" will also tell you what you need to know too. Let's you drive down the road the CG is on to see if you can actually fit with your rig and than switch to over head to view the entire CG from above to see the innards of the CG. Google Street View, IMHO priceless if you RV. :C
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 08:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A T& T and Verizon

No coverage is one of the selling points when true boondocking. Our families know if they can't reach us to just leave a message. We check the phones every few days. People went camping for centuries before cell phones were invented. Somehow they all survived and western civilization did not crash. Just don't rely on OnStar saving your family when you are boondocking!! My friends elderly mother hit a deer in the foothills in California. Hit Onstar for help and NOTHING. Daughter called to find out what happened. OnStar uses cell phone towers there were no Onstar towers in the area she had the accident. Many think that OnStar is satellite based and always available. I know I did too. Well, no cell phone signal where you crash... no OnStar. :(
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 08:00am General RVing Issues
RE: A T& T and Verizon

.... We would never need or even consider a burner phone. Why not? I just threw my iPhone in the garbage. $140 dollars a month vs a 'burner' smart phone from Walmart: No contract, no updates/upgrades needed every week to keep phone functioning, unlimited talk, text and data for $45.00/mo. I see no reason why these phone companies 'still' require contracts other than to hold you hostage for upgrades to make more money for them. Article in Barron says these new china smart phones are taking a huge chunk out of samsung who's ceo is in a coma and son will have to pay several millions of dollars on estate tax when he dies. They figure it will go bust when that happens. And more importantly for me no tracking every single move I make or personal data compromised. Go new burner smart phones! :B
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 06:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Bugs in TT when not in use?

Here is what I did to eliminate ALL of the bug and critter problems when storing the RV for the winter. 1. Vinegar and coconut oil in a spray bottle and sprayed around the ceilings, walls and around all sinks to keep the spiders out and from breeding. Makes your RV smell nice also. 2. Go underneath your RV at night with the lights on inside. Plug all the holes where the light comes thru to keep ALL critters big and small from getting inside. You 'will' be shocked how many holes you will find! 3. Go to any farm supply store or Tractor Supply and pick up a couple of rigid 'Starbar Fly Stik' fly sticks and hang them in your RV. I use the removable 3m hooks and hang 4 of them from the ceiling from front to back. These are the bomb for attracting/getting rid of fly's and many other type bugs. http://www.horse.com/item/starbar-fly-stik/SLT300094/ http://www.statelinetack.com/item/starbar-fly-stik/SLT300094/ Come spring you won't have mice, spiders, bugs or anything flying, crawling in your RV to clean up. Just take down the strips and go RV'ing! :C
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Unlocked iPhone 5

It might be a good price if it is unlocked by the provider and not jailbroken/unlocked by the owner using software. A jailbroken phone is not able to have any system updates unless you go through the jailbreak procedure again. Is there a way to find out if an iPhone is unlocked or jail broke?
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 05:48am Technology Corner
RE: winterized.

I feel for you all because I too always dreaded the day I had to winterize and realizing my RV'ing was over for another year. Whenever I get homesick I take a trip down a forum thread about winterizing and quickly get over it! No more winters for me. Greetings from Florida! :W
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Cracker Barrel Prob Tenn

Their breakfast is great! Eggs in a basket my favorite! :C http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608010517236942777&w=242&h=164&c=7&rs=1&pid=1.7 I have a MH towing and have never been able to get into ANY of their parking lots. And when the weather changes and they start up their fireplace I can no longer go to CB because of the smoke and being unable to breathe. IMHO they need to rethink the exhaust system on all that smoke that doesn't go up the chimney and remains inside the restaurants.
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 05:35am Roads and Routes
RE: ......

There is nothing here a bear could hurt usually. They feed mostly on berries and such .. You need to look up the DNR site and learn all there is about bears. YES they CAN hurt and kill your pets and you. It is illegal to feed bears and will only end up in them being euthanized if they become a nuisance and/or someones pet gets mauled or killed.:( You are serious about trying to attract a bear to your house? If a bear gets used to finding food at your house, it will actively look for food even if you don't leave any out - meaning it will go through doors. Virtually every time a state Department of Environmental Protection (or Wildlife) has to come to a property to euthanize a "nuisance bear" it is because someone started to feed the bear. Best way to get a bear killed is to feed it. Please enjoy wildlife, but from a distance. Let wildlife be wild. X10 Well said.
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 05:15am RV Pet Stop
RE: Snowbirds heading south?

Already there. WOW! Now THAT looks like a real nice place to land for the winter! WHERE is there?
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 05:07am General RVing Issues
RE: CELL PHONE COVERAGE ?

When I hit the road full time I bought a burner phone with T-Mobile. AND another cell phone with ATT. Just so I would have 2 different providers and/or 2 phones on board in the MH in case of an emergency. I only traveled east of the Mississippi and the ATT phone kept me connected all the time. My Sprint USB mobile broadband kept me connected to the internet the whole time also....and still does! :C
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 05:02am Family Camping
RE: How to avoid bad campgrounds

I have found The park review sites to be of no value. First of all they are not going to list how many residents are in that particular CG. AND IMHO, JMHO that alone tells me what to expect. Phone call to CG is what will give you that information. And come on, a CG has how many thousands of people staying there a year and on average there will be 4 or 5 reviews or sometimes there are 10 or 12 reviews? I don't find that to be the pulse of any CG. I started reading the reviews of the CG's I had stayed at and found most of them to be nothing further than the truth. Usually disgruntled campers feeling the need to vent. You will miss out on some very nice CG's if you base your decisions on rvparkreviews. If you are a destination RV'er with a limited time slot for an enjoyable weekend or week with your family? CALL and ask the CG all the questions you need to decide if that CG is for you! That said. I full time and don't make reservations anymore. Heck I don't even bother calling them either. I pull in. If it's THAT bad I pull out and move down the road. One of the perks of being a full timer. :C
rockhillmanor 10/22/14 04:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to avoid bad campgrounds

My family and I just begun our trip down the 101 on the west coast? We've just left a Campground and found it rather sketchy. There appears to be a number of people who live full time in some of the spaces, and many of them were worry some looking. Very intimidating. Just wondering how to avoid these types of campgrounds in the future? Looking for tips from more experienced campers then I. Also looking for 101 campground suggestions!ThanksJosh The state of the economy over the past years has had CG owners looking for more ways to increase revenue and CG's are allowing more and more residents into their CG's. And sadly over time this usually brings the CG down and not desirable/safe for RV'ers and their families. What I do is call and ask how many 'residents' they have in the CG. Don't get this confused with the term "seasonal". Those are RV'ers who leave their RV parked all year and only use them seasonally. So short answer is call and ask how many "residents" the CG has.
rockhillmanor 10/21/14 05:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Does rooftop AC need charging?

My first MH someone tapped into the lines to recharge it. I found this out when I had a licensed AC guy come out to check something else out on the AC. He took one look at the added valve and came back down the ladder and said he couldn't work on it because it had been altered. In some states licensed HVAC guys can not work on an altered sealed unit and can loose their license if they do. I got down south and it was not a problem there. But then again union licensed workers and EPA spies are not in abundance there! Just saying.
rockhillmanor 10/21/14 05:38am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Help needed finding ramp for Class C

I'm looking for a ramp that I can place at my Minnie Winnie door for my pups to come up and into. Age and size hinder several when entering. THANKS!!!! The tri fold and telescoping ramps are the best. They are rated for larger dogs so they are built better and fold up for ease of storing in the RV. Your little ones might not need the sturdier one but it IS the best buy. The ones rated for little dogs are very flimsy and poorly made for the use it will get going in and out of the RV. Take your pick here! :C http://www.petco.com/N_22_10437/Dog-Steps-and-Ramps.aspx
rockhillmanor 10/21/14 05:32am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Gaudy colored and striped RV's

I hope the manufacturers are listening. Sadly I doubt it. I can get over the outside stripes and colors but I will never get over the 70's looking material they use on the furniture. On my first MH I searched and searched for decent looking interiors on a new unit and gave up and decided on a used MH just to get a nice looking material on the couch and dinette.
rockhillmanor 10/21/14 05:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida December Vacation

Gulf coast is GORGEOUS!.... We have stayed at Holiday Cove which is an RV RESORT ($120+ a night!!!).... Try as I might and I certainly could afford to do so.....I just can not get past paying $120.00 a night for a "CG site". :W
rockhillmanor 10/21/14 05:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sources for Used Mohos

I use the Escapees forum classified. Well known and respected full timers RV club. You don't have to join the club to view or use their classified. Just join the forum if you want to contact a seller or post. It is really pleasant to deal with real RV'ers from this forum when purchasing or selling an RV. http://www.rvnetwork.com/ Scroll down to > RV Marketplace
rockhillmanor 10/20/14 09:46am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Snowbirds heading south?

Gas is now around 2.80. I suspect there will be plenty more RV's heading south this year. Sadly when I sold my house to full time gas was almost 6.00 a gallon.:( Boy did that suck filling up the beast to get to Florida!
rockhillmanor 10/20/14 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Free Kindle RV book

Stress free? Must be fiction... Ever try to leave the Chicago area at the end of December to, hopefully, arrive safely in Florida for a month and then make it back early February? :B Did it ONCE. Yup dodging snow storms both ways in a MH was sure a lot of fun.
rockhillmanor 10/20/14 09:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida December Vacation

If a pool is on your must have list. Be sure to call ahead and see if the CG pool is open. I ran across a lot of them that they shut the pool down for 'their winter'. :R A. they don't have a pool heater or B. they don't want to turn it on for what THEY call the colder months. Yup that was an eyeopener for me. Not saying all of them do but I stayed at quite a few that did close the pool. The big resort CG's usually have them open.
rockhillmanor 10/20/14 09:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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