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RE: Campground pricing.

... Avoid KOA's like the plague. They will always be the most expensive, full of kids and usually alongside a busy highway and or rail line. .... I full time and I now stay at KOA's exclusively. And no they are NOT always on a busy road and/or loaded with kids. Just like every other CG, if it is located near an attraction there are going to be tons of kids and close to a road for easy access to attraction. After a long day driving I got tired of pulling into a crappy CG for the night. With KOA/franchise at least their is a standard required at all of them. I KNOW what I am going to be pulling into. Over the past 6 years I found their rates to be be right in line with other CG's within the same area. :C BTW, the Nashville KOA is one of my favorites. Yes the rate is $65.00 for a huge pull thru WITH a concrete pad that comes complete with your very own patio furniture.......try and find a motel at that price!:W We dont stay exclusive, but I know there is a standard, which works for me especially when I'm just moving down the road !! KOA's will always be some of the most expensive parks other than the so called luxury resorts. if you can afford KOA's good on you but for what you pay and what you get, usually lots of sites on not many acres, I have consistently found better value elsewhere. Have yet to see a KOA that was not on a busy highway and often they are adjacent the local rail lines as well, no secret why, the land was cheaper. KOA caters to families and have lots of kid friendly amenities but if you do not travel with children I see no reason to pay extra (and rest assured you do for those amenities), to surround myself with kids. I don't hate kids, I'm a former child myself but having long ago finished raising our daughter and given the often low level of parenting out there we choose not to seek out kid rich environments. Lastly KOA's are a franchise operation and if you spend anytime on this forum you will know that the level of amenities and services can vary greatly. Also see RV Park Reviews for more than a few, less than favorable reviews of KOA's from coast to coast. We prefer campgrounds, larger sites in far more desirable locations and we simply don't need full hookups every night. If KOA makes you happy by all means plop down your money and enjoy but bang for the buck you can do a lot better.As always.... Opinions and YMMV.:C Respective disagree with you regarding the kids, all located on busy highways and railways. :? I have no stock or interest in KOA but to make blanket statements like those is irresponsible info for other RV'ers. Again I can NOT speak for KOA's out west, but in the Midwest and south which is where I travel there is nothing further than the truth regarding your statements. ANY CG near an attraction is the exception to the rule regarding rates and sardine parking for obvious reasons. Any and ALL CG's can apply for a KOA franchise name. That means every CG tucked away in the woods, on a lake, and mom and pop CG's on acres and acres of land, huge sites, can become a KOA and benefit from advertising etc. The plus side is that they must uphold the standards of KOA. Unlike many CG's that can be run down as they come and certainly don't look like the pictures in their ads and sadly you don't find this out until you are pulling off the road for the night dead tired and faced with staying in a run down CG. :( 6+ years of full time RV'ing and I have found, and enjoyed staying at each and every KOA on the way to my destination.......which by the way my destination CG for the winter.......just turned into a KOA! :B
rockhillmanor 07/31/14 07:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground pricing.

I hear ya. I have never RV'd west of the Mississippi. I was going to take a trip to see a friend of mine in California until I saw the price of CG's/resorts. :E Not to mention they were all booked up for what seemed a year. No spur of the moment trips to THAT state. I headed south instead! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/ISLANDsunsetGIF.gif
rockhillmanor 07/31/14 04:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Willow Tree RV Resort

Hot tubs? The CG sites have hot tubs!!!:B
rockhillmanor 07/31/14 04:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Willow Tree RV Resort

THAT looks like one sweet CG. Interesting inflatable rafts. Sure would eliminate those hard knocks we used to get slipping and hitting the old wooded rafts! :B Where is this CG located?
rockhillmanor 07/30/14 08:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: LED Bulbs

Thinking of converting interior bulbs to LED's. Any recommendations? IMHO they are not that much brighter than the dim dc RV lights. I tried LED once and it interfered with my TV, radio and internet. I took it out. I like 'bright' light in my MH. I found that buying a couple of small a/c lamps with 6500 K cfl bulbs gave me great daylight bright light thru out the entire MH. Just saying.
rockhillmanor 07/30/14 08:15pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Campground pricing.

... Avoid KOA's like the plague. They will always be the most expensive, full of kids and usually alongside a busy highway and or rail line. .... I full time and I now stay at KOA's exclusively. And no they are NOT always on a busy road and/or loaded with kids. Just like every other CG, if it is located near an attraction there are going to be tons of kids and close to a road for easy access to attraction. After a long day driving I got tired of pulling into a crappy CG for the night. With KOA/franchise at least their is a standard required at all of them. I KNOW what I am going to be pulling into. Over the past 6 years I found their rates to be be right in line with other CG's within the same area. :C BTW, the Nashville KOA is one of my favorites. Yes the rate is $65.00 for a huge pull thru WITH a concrete pad that comes complete with your very own patio furniture.......try and find a motel at that price!:W
rockhillmanor 07/30/14 08:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do you carry a spare tire?

.... Another thing I wouldn't leave without is a good set of jumper cables that are long enough to reach from my coach batteries to the chassis battery. PSW2013 Phoenix Cruiser 2350 I carry this portable jumper. This little bugger has saved my hinnie starting the MH and Toad several times! AND doubles to plug in a lamp, TV, radio etc., in power outage using a small inverter. Also will air up a big SUV tire too! I have also started countless other MH's over the years with it. I don't leave home without it. :C http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/th_jumpit.jpg?t=1298075848===http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v664/RVn05/th_inverter.jpg?t=1298075850
rockhillmanor 07/26/14 01:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Do you carry a spare tire?

road side assistance will bring you a tire & change the flat....in fact many will NOT mount your spare and they won't mount a steer tire on a drive line or vise versa. they don't go "back to town" on anyones nickel - they bring the tire needed with them. this is so NOT true for RV's. First of all the chance of getting a road side assistance call responder that has a tow/repair shop that also carries tires is VERY far and few between. Get into rural areas and none of them carry tires in their shop. And unless you are towing a toad to go into town with and buy a tire to replace while your RV sits stranded on an interstate, you are screwed 6 ways to Sunday if you don't carry a spare. Road side service will ALWAYS use and mount your spare tire on an RV which BTW does not have steering tires. 4 flats/blowouts in 6 years and EACH and EVERY tow truck roadside service call used my spare. All camping stores sell bumper mounted brackets for an RV tire. http://i60.tinypic.com/2im8hlk.jpg http://i57.tinypic.com/2pqjgcn.jpg I use the one with the rack which allows me to also carry expens for the dogs, lawn chairs, whatever, etc.
rockhillmanor 07/25/14 07:53pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Campground pricing.

6 years full timing and I'd say the average is $30. Even if a CG advertises lower rates keep in mind there is added state tax that the percent varies from state to state. And to my shocking surprise when I crossed the Georgia/Florida state line ANOTHER additional tax is added on top of the state tax, they call the bed tax. I.E. motel tax. :R I questioned the fact that a CG is not a motel to no avail. :B
rockhillmanor 07/25/14 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Perfect sunny side up eggs

We just keep a ketchup/mustard dispenser filled with water on the counter.One squirt from it is plenty. Great tip! :B
rockhillmanor 07/25/14 07:12pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: No I did NOT sign up for your emails

My Preferences do not stay unchecked and yes, I click on "Submit Changes". Then I go back in to Preferences and they're unchecked. A few days later they are again checked. I just did it again....so frustrating. It's like they'll email you or send you tons of paper even though you uncheck that you don't want it. Anyone else with this problem? Yes! Been on this forum forever. And yes I totally know it's for free which has nothing to do with the admin going into your personal preferences and changing them. There is not one forum or website that I have used or know about that goes into your "personal preferences" and CHANGES them. And that practice is directly related to GS taking over the forum not from the original RV net.
rockhillmanor 07/25/14 07:08pm Good Sam Club
RE: Perfect sunny side up eggs

You don't have to start out with filling the pan with water. Just put butter in pan like you always do and when the eggs are just about done and ready....all you have to do is put a very small amount of water in the rim of the cover and put the cover on for few seconds and they are done to perfection yet still taste like they were fried and not poached. Since I was show how to do it this way I haven't flipped an egg in a frying pan for years!!! http://i57.tinypic.com/2z74k7n.gif
rockhillmanor 07/22/14 05:32pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
No I did NOT sign up for your emails

Received this email: "Thank you for signing up to receive emails from rv.net and its' affiliates." i.e. GS. I have NEVER signed up to receive any emails from RV.Net or Good Sam. WHEN is all this GS deceptive marketing/advertising nonsense going to end? :R
rockhillmanor 07/22/14 05:19pm Good Sam Club
RE: Dipping our toes into snow bird with TT

pasusan:..... It just seemed a lot of people were wasting their lives with their daily trip to Wal-Mart, playing cards/bingo/horseshoes/etc., standing in line on Wednesdays for their free piece of pie, watching their clothes go round and round in the dryer at the Laundromat...... :?
rockhillmanor 07/20/14 08:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Dipping our toes into snow bird with TT

Also check the CG's policy on dogs. There are many new CG rules in place as to the size and breed of dogs allowed in CG's. Just a heads up for you.
rockhillmanor 07/18/14 05:18am Beginning RVing
RE: Cooking with kiln-dried wood?

Ditto on NOT using the pressure treated also called wolmanized wood up in the north. I've seen kiln dried wood be treated also. http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-kiln-dried-lumber.htm snip-it "Drying it in a controlled environment is important, as it allows the wood to contract without warping. The lumber may also be treated with chemicals so that it will resist insects, mold, mildew, and rot; treated lumber tends to be......"
rockhillmanor 07/18/14 05:09am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Medicines while traveling

Beware of Walmart's lower med prices. They use third world pharmaceutical companies. That is why their prices are so low. Check the labels on your meds you will be shocked to see what countries your meds are coming from. And they do NOT have to follow the US standards. FDA did an expose on these countries pharmaceutical practices and it goes from not the right dosage to dangerous impurities in the products. If you saw the pictures of where and how these pills are made you would never put one in your mouth ever again! Nope. I won't ever buy meds from Walmart. In fact I always REFUSE a generic being used for my prescriptions also.
rockhillmanor 07/18/14 05:04am Beginning RVing
RE: Multiple emails from Camping World

Check your forum preferences and see if they checked your boxes that allows them to send you emails.
rockhillmanor 07/18/14 04:54am Camping World Accessories
RE: Shower hygiene

First, check your body's ph balance. Once that is corrected you don't have to worry about fungus or athlete's foot. I don't think there is much to worry about in a public shower. If it's 'dirty it's not disease', it's dirt. respectively have to disagree with you on this one. Seen too many CG showers where the low life's seem to think they can use it as a toilet. :( So no, if it's 'dirty' with pee it CAN be a disease and it's not just dirt! :B
rockhillmanor 07/18/14 04:50am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Shower hygiene

Dieing from a disease is not the main issue with public facilities. It's athletes foot and Hep B. And THAT IS VERY prevalent in public showers, bathrooms. Being prudent to 'avoid' contact is just good camping habits. :C
rockhillmanor 07/17/14 06:48am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
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