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RE: Rant about fulltimers

Well..maybe... Once again today while perusing an RV Park Review (you know where) I came upon the statement praising the park for not allowing fulltimers "with all their junk and noise." As I've been plotting our travels for the summer I've often read reviews denigrating the park for having fulltime/longtime campers, apparently as opposed to casual daily campers, and equating them to the Squatleys etc. Where do they get off??? Reviews are personal opinions. I don't care for parks that have "residents" that have a butt load of ****. Heck I don't like it when daily campers set up an entire kitchen (fridge/sometimes freezer, table with coffee pot, stove, food, cases of drinks, coolers, etc) under the awning. Having something out and using it is one thing, but when an entire kitchen is set up and left out there, I just don't care to look at. But that's my opinion. It's no offense to those who do it. It's just something we don't like. Kind of like the dog fences with all the little yappers out there that bark all day long. Or the unsupervised kids that run/ride through your campsite.
wbwood 05/17/17 08:36am Full-time RVing
RE: Newbie to Dinghy towing....which dolly?

I've mentioned this numerous times before, here and elsewhere. But one of the things that those who are "anti-dolly" keep mentioning as a negative about dolly's, is storing them. Below is a picture of our ACME tow dolly stored on our campsite. Our motorhome backs up over at least 2/3rds of it. Making use only need less than 18-24" of additional length to our motorhome. http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j331/brianwood69/Miscellaneous/904592F4-BAA6-4C5E-A1A3-7D3E05A86F32.jpg width=800
wbwood 05/04/17 06:25am Dinghy Towing
RE: outer banks NC

We went during the summer last year. Stayed at Oregon Inlet. Was very windy. We survived the heat, but the wind and skeeters got us. We left after about 4 nights when it felt like our motorhome was being lifted off the ground. We drove from Corolla down to Hatteras and took the Ferry over to Ocracoke. Our favorite places were the northern end (Duck, Nags Head, etc) and Ocracoke Island. If or whenever we go back, Ocracoke will probably be our main destination... Here are some videos from our trip. Enjoy.
wbwood 05/01/17 04:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan

I think the Ann Arbor art fair is in July. If you're into that it covers most of the downtown area. If you're not into that you do not want to be in town during it. It's around July 20th...we are looking at before then...
wbwood 04/09/17 11:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan

Thanks all. I got some more research to do. Not sure how much we will get to see or do, but we will give it a shot. I think we will mostly stay to the west and up with the exception of Ann Arbor. Only reason for there is for my daughter to see the college campus and she picked to go there for her 16th birthday. So I am thinking part of a day there and then north(west).
wbwood 04/08/17 11:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Michigan

Entertaining the idea of going to Michigan (from Charlotte, NC area) in July for a week. We would like to start off with a short stop in Ann Arbor (maybe one day at most) and then go and see was much as possible. Not really looking to go and stay in one place for the entire week. 2 or 3 places would be ok as long as we could use them as anchor points and then use the car to explore a little. Any recommendations?
wbwood 04/04/17 09:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best golf cart , best bang for the buck

There are definitely more with restrictions or that don't allow them, than those that don't care if you do or what you have.
wbwood 04/01/17 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

Brian, I had a half hour this morning to look at more of your channel. I'm subscribed! Hats off for "putting yourself out there". It does take some courage to be yourself and make it public. You are certainly many steps ahead of me and I hope to learn something from watching yours. lol...yeah some of my more popular (most viewed) videos are not so popular. Being that they are opinion based for the most part. Had to turn off the comments to some of them. Be amazed at the trolls that you can bring out....especially RV salesmen....lol
wbwood 04/01/17 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

Brian, we are the same. Haven't had cable in 15 years. Have Netflix and Hulu, but in the last year, YouTube has been our go to for the majority of our viewing. I can watch exactly the things I am interested in, exactly when I want to. I really like that it gives a format for creators to show their work without needing any budget at all. There is some very high quality production being done by amateurs. I believe it will redefine television one day...it already has for many. Some of my youtube favorites: Long Long Honeymoon The More We Explore Gone with the Wynns Less Junk More Journey Keep Your Daydream and many others. Our favorite has become Keep Your Daydream. I think mostly because they are the closest to what my family does. I also am trying to model and learn my editing from theirs. I highly suggest starting at season 1 and watching if you haven't. Yep, I am subscribed to all those, plus many more...We also are subscribed to a lot of channels of those who sail....
wbwood 04/01/17 06:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

Advice please. First of all, I am not a techie, so simplicity is important. For years I have been making slideshows of our trips. I am looking for program(s) where I can add text to the photo, add some videos and add music. Of course I also need to burn these to a DVD. I currently started using MS Movie Maker because my previous program did not allow adding videos. I have read the above and will look at them, but given my needs, do any of you have a recommendation? Moviemaker will be your best bet for simplicity. There are others out there that give you more control, but you will have to learn them and they cost you. I've used Sony Vegas and Pinnacle. They work very similar. But we now have Macbooks and I just use iMovie for the time being. I will probably eventually move up to Final Cut Pro.
wbwood 04/01/17 06:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Best golf cart , best bang for the buck

Most campgrounds won't allow gas golf carts. They usually require electric. Many also require insurance (at least $50k worth). As far as brands go, you can't go wrong with Club Car and EZ Go. Campgrounds that we have stayed in that had rentals, used Club Car. Matter of fact, we bought one of their old rentals and had it for about 6 years until we just sold it for what we paid for it ($2000) 6 years before. But I did have a little money invested in it (lift kit, wheels and tires). Batteries were on their last leg (about 6-7 years old).
wbwood 04/01/17 06:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Heater bypass question

I have been using the same antifreeze for years and only topped up one gallon last year after 4 years. Why? It's only $3/gallon
wbwood 04/01/17 06:23am Beginning RVing
RE: Boondocking---sewer black and "gray"

We had a tote when we had the TT. Used it a few times. Then never used it. Took up room in the back of the truck. When we got the motorhome, we sold the tote. Just as easy for us to pull the slides in and drive to the dump. Don't know why it would take someone hours. One thing to remember, is if you can go a long time (week), then you have some pretty big tanks. Bigger than what a tote will carry and heavier than what you will want to deal with. You are having to make multiple trips with the tote to empty your tanks. At least 2 (1 for gray and 1 for black), and that's if your tote is the same size or larger than each of those tanks. If you have 60 gallon tanks and a 30 gallon tote, then you are making 4 trips to empty it. I'd much rather just hook up and go dump and be done with it.
wbwood 03/26/17 06:36am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Portable Induction Cooktops

The induction cooktops are faster also. And even though some say 1800watts, that's on high. The lower the temp, the lower the wattage. We have a nuwave one and have taken it in the RV. Never had an issue with popping a breaker before. But I am not sure if we had other things running either. Many new motorhomes put them in instead of gas stoves.
wbwood 03/26/17 06:27am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

I've been through a process of thinking about "who" I was making the videos for. You make them for your own enjoyment. Not everyone is going to like them. I thought I was making them to share experiences with others. But, as mentioned, even if it is more interesting than an old school slide show, people just aren't interested. When I first started, I spent a hundred or more hours editing down a 7 hour version of our summer. We have a few family members and one set of close friends that actually watched them all. But that was it. Even had some family flat out say, "no way". LOL Um yeah...7 hours is a bit long....lol I actually prefer family not to watch them...lol I realize now that my audience is myself and hopefully my kids will find them to be a treasure after I'm gone. And you know what...that's a good enough reason for me! You're audience is who ever enjoys them and the trolls too....lol You do have to view the process as fun, otherwise it is way too much work. For now, I do. Exactly....my wife used to get on to me for spending hours editing. Then she decided to give it a try and quickly let me know that she now understood why I spent so much time. It's an outlet for creation... Michelangelo wasn't a great painter when he first used a brush. It took him time and he got better.... I am planning to go through all of ours and edit them into youtube friendly segments. I think we have something worth watching, if I keep them to 5-7 minute episodes. Yeah we try to keep ours down on time. There are some people that I watch that will have 30 minute videos. I won't watch everyone with long videos though. Generally if it's under 10-15 minutes, then I will. And then of course if I don't like the first couple of minutes, then I stop it. I also am trying hard to put myself in more and narrate so that there is a storyline, not just scenery. I'm uncomfortable in front of the camera though...and feel like an idiot talking to a camera in front of people. Hoping I get over that. I hear ya. I'm normally an introvert myself. I feel like I am getting better with talking on the camera and being in front of it. But sometimes, you just gotta show the scenery! lol
wbwood 03/26/17 06:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

We haven't had cable tv in a couple years. Got tired of the rising prices and the fact that the tv told me when I needed to watch things. My wife and daughter like Netflix and Amazon Prime. I like YouTube. Besides making my own YouTube videos, I subscribe to a bunch of people and I watch their videos. Everyday that I log on, there are a bunch of new videos to watch. Do I like all of the videos? No. And I don't expect people to like ours either. It's a hobby and it's fun. Some like to turn a wrench for fun or build stuff. This is what I like.
wbwood 03/26/17 06:16am General RVing Issues
RE: I guess I don't understand Good Sam

Do anyone know if they still give a Discount on Sams club membership? it use to be 25 dollar gift card with renewal Not sure if they do or not. But we are Life members and also have roadside service platinum + until 2020. Never had to use the roadside. We just got a card in the mail the other day for $10 off any item at Camping World. They use to put it on the catalogs, but not sure if they are still doing that or not. Happens yearly.
wbwood 03/26/17 06:09am Good Sam Club
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

I've spent many years taking stills (mostly of female models). The cell phone has come a long way and can often perform nearly as well as the DSLR. I will take stills, but usually with the cell phone. My DSLR shoots video as well, but I really haven't used it for that, due it's weight. We have a couple GoPro's, Feiyu tech gimbals, DJI Osmomobile, etc....I like the idea of the cell phone for shooting video. The Osmomobile is not really that good with the iPhone 7 plus. It does ok in vlog (selfie) mode, but issues the other way around. The GoPro's are good to use. They are small and easy to use. But you have to keep batteries charged. Take them out of the gimbal, replace battery, etc...sometimes a pain in the butt. But overall, I like video better than stills. There's more work in producing a video than a picture. We are still learning and hopefully getting better. At least it keeps us interested. Plus the wife isn't too keen anymore of me photographing half naked women that are half our age...lol
wbwood 03/25/17 11:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone making VIDEOS of your trips? (INCLUDE LINKS)

We have a Phantom 3 Standard drone....the only issue is that depending on where you are at, whether you can fly it. I guess here in the east it's more restrictive (if you follow the rules).
wbwood 03/25/17 11:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Dangers of campground lot ownership

Obviously people are letting others use their sites by giving them an access card. Sounds like they are trying to stop this. with it being a secured location, I'm sure there are lot owners who are concerned that people are "renting" out their sites to other and there may be a good bit of transient traffic. I would not be concerned if they are going to a more secure way of controlling traffic in. As stated, a fingerprint is not going to do much.
wbwood 03/25/17 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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