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RE: NC Mountains campgrounds

Kohldad, thanks for the feedback on the Davidson river CG, I have been thinking of staying there on one of our trips to the mountains. Davidson River has changed how many sites are reservable. Last year it was about half with the remainder being walk-up - this year it is about 90%. Showed up last Monday at 10:30 AM (not knowing they had changed), and at 12:30 they gave me a choice of 3 sites for one night. I took one, and went to the gate at 6:15 AM and got first in line. Two others that had spent a one-nighter got in line behind me, and one person from outside showed up. None of us knew about the change before we got there. Camper that was 3rd in line got his site first, because he only wanted one more night. People in the walk-ups had until 10 to renew, and there were 5 that day. The first two did renew, but me and the other two waiting did get sites. The walk-up loop is the last one, and the one that is the least secluded. On the plus side, that loop being the farthest one from town has absolutely no cell service, while the others fade in and out. If you're going when school is NOT out, you can probably find a site online pretty easily. Their window is 6 months out. Next year I'll be on that site in January and February getting my summer fix.
the_happiestcamper 07/24/17 07:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Maybe I'm missing something on the water heater...

Probably a hidden switch for electric - but how long is your hose to the city water and is it in the sun?
the_happiestcamper 07/06/17 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Backing Up

I remove the bars before I back into my yard, but not at a camp site. At home I will get 90 degrees at some point, never that much in any CG.
the_happiestcamper 07/06/17 06:37am Towing
RE: What will happen?

They will have a blast. While they probably won't go this far with a conversion, they might be okay with re-sale here's one for sale for 18K Personally, I would love to have a converted school bus (saw one in Pisgah) that could tow my camper.
the_happiestcamper 06/21/17 08:53am Travel Trailers
RE: too join or not too join

Purchased my trailer from CW in 2009, and got the same offer. Someone finally called me and asked when I was going to take them up on their offer. I explained that we don't do resorts, only campgrounds. They tried to tell me they had lots of things for the kids - I said every state and federal CG that we've been to has some kind of water (river, lake, ocean), and that was all the kids needed. They finally got the hint.
the_happiestcamper 06/21/17 08:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Frustrated by short beds and uniformed salesmen

Ours came with a short queen that was junk. We replaced it with another short queen, cause a regular one would be too long for the tight bedroom. However, we also have a full size body pillow. At night, we pull the mattress out and put the body pillow behind, then put our regular pillows on top of that. Works just fine. In the morning we pull the body pillow out, push the mattress back, and the body pillow looks okay on top of the mattress during the day.
the_happiestcamper 06/09/17 06:51am Travel Trailers
RE: i40 Campgrounds NC to CA family of 5 and Penny the Pig

Riding in the trunk -- that will be awfully HOT and you may not have a pig when you get to your destination. August -- HOT, HOT, HOT It's an Excursion, not sure what he meant by trunk.
the_happiestcamper 06/02/17 06:03am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking to upgrade to a TT after hybrid for 14 years!

Best outdoor speakers have a cord and fit in your ears. Can't understand why people feel the need to entertain everyone in the campground. I like the "radio free" sites. We have a bluetooth speaker - I'll hook it to my phone and make sure it's aimed where others can't hear (I do a perimeter walk just to be sure).
the_happiestcamper 05/17/17 06:46am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking to upgrade to a TT after hybrid for 14 years!

One thing to consider - in a hybrid, you have windows on all four sides. That is hard to find in a TT, so if you are used to having a nice breeze, you may have to invest in some 12 volt fans (and it's still not the same).
the_happiestcamper 05/17/17 06:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Big Fees to buy at Camping World?

When a bought my last two TVs and my TT I use the same approach, I told the dealers that I am talking the dollar number that I am writing on the check and I only bring one check. I make it a point to be sure that they understand, any fees, taxes and such are included in the price I am quoted. Anything else comes out of their pocket. Exactly what I've done - "I'll write a check for $15,000 even."
the_happiestcamper 05/15/17 06:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Park It 360 TT Dolly

I got this 7 years ago from a company called Power Mover (they're out of business now) for about $1200 shipped. Works great, but I don't have any grade: http://www.storenelson.com/img6.jpg And it's the only way I can get both the boat and camper in the backyard: http://www.storenelson.com/mover.jpg
the_happiestcamper 05/10/17 07:01am Travel Trailers
RE: Problem with new trailer, or is it the grandson?

"Hey kids, check out the new camper - gonna take you guys camping!" 8 y/o looking around camper, sees ladder - remember Grandpa said "check out the new camper". Kid climbs ladder, gets spanked. Kid should've been told that the ladder is off limits - if he goes up again, then punishment is warranted.
the_happiestcamper 05/03/17 06:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Questions on tow vehicle, considering 8.1 Burb

It drinks a lot (oil and gas) but can pull like crazy.
the_happiestcamper 04/21/17 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tekonsha P3

It goes to sleep after 15 minutes when pedal was last pressed, whether vehicle is running or not, whether trailer is connected or not.
the_happiestcamper 03/28/17 06:38am Towing
RE: Roadside service

I've had RV Roadhelp for years. First time I used it on a July 3rd (2008?) when I had a leaf spring break (on I-26 in Columbia SC). After 30 minutes on the phone, the lady said she couldn't find a tow, so I should find one and send in the receipt. I called the Camping World nearby and asked who to call - they gave me someone's number. He said he just put the boat in the lake, but would get there ASAP. About 45 minutes later he showed up - he jacked up the trailer and put wood blocks and straps in place so I could tow it, and he followed me back to CW. $175 - and they did reimburse in full promptly. Since then they were taken over by Allstate, and next time was much better service. 5 years ago I had my fuel pump die in Florida. I first was online with someone in who knows where country. She kept asking for my exact location - I kept saying Highway 301 about 3 miles south of I-10. She kept wanting to know street signs, etc. (I'm sure she had a computer screen with all those questions). After a few minutes, she said someone would call me back. Within 5 minutes someone did - from this country. She had two tow trucks dispatched - one to take the TV (and my wife, 12 y/o son, and 9 y/o daughter) to a car dealer in Jacksonville (30 miles away), the second to take the trailer (and me and my 14 y/o son) to the same place. Those tows were paid for, so I didn't have to worry about sending in receipts.
the_happiestcamper 03/14/17 06:08am Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Volt Batteries and Solar Charging

I use a 5 watt panel to run a fan - it keeps airflow in the box my charge controller is in, in case the sun is shining on it clicky
the_happiestcamper 03/06/17 06:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Where do you put your trash can?

My TT is so small that I just put the trash can outside right next to the door. When I need to throw something I just open the door, go down one step, lift the lid and chuck it inside. It is a little inconvenient but, it works. Can't have everything. We do same - put in inside if we go anywhere, empty it before we go to bed. Not too inconvenient, because I do all cooking outside.
the_happiestcamper 03/06/17 06:17am Travel Trailers
RE: 6 Door Excursion

Yeah, if I ever win the lottery, Custom Tim is on my short list
the_happiestcamper 02/13/17 06:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Suburban as a tow vehicle

See sig - I always heard abut hitch failure with the factory one, so got an after market. Never heard about frame issues. It drinks heavily (gas and oil) but is a towing beast.
the_happiestcamper 02/10/17 06:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Excellent video demonstrating the importance of proper TW

Yeah, that's why I quit towing with a Mustang
the_happiestcamper 02/07/17 12:50pm Travel Trailers
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