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RE: Am I correct or not?

The only investment the RV is, is in the memories and good times you will share. Otherwise, there is no monetary investment to them, unless you can buy one at a heavy discount and resell it for more than what you paid for it. Otherwise, it's loss money. Like renting an apartment. The longer you keep it and the less you put in it and spend, then the cheaper it will be for you over the long run. But you can't compare staying in hotels, eating at restaurants, and etc. We eat out at restaurants when we travel with the rv. Sometimes when we stayed at hotels, we ate in, especially when a kitchen was provided or the hotel provided free food (breakfast and dinner). Can you save on travel costs? Yes and no. We spent way less money on gas when traveling in a car than we do in an RV. We spend 4-5 times as much gas on an RV than a car. So you really can't compare it all....
wbwood 07/22/16 05:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Parking in front of my house

More than likely a complaining neighbor.
wbwood 07/21/16 04:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Hybrid with pop outs vs. Travel Trailer with bunks?

If weight of the TT is not an issue (being that you have the capability of towing a hard sided camper), then I would go with it.
wbwood 07/15/16 06:16am Beginning RVing
RE: Long day towing

Terry, which section of I-77? Right at Dave Lyle BLV, We got on off of highway 5 from Lancaster. Got stopped before this one disintegrated. This time my son inlaw brought me a new spare from Tractor supply. It is bias ply. But it got us home, and that is all I care about. Seriously thinking about selling the TT. I have got to the age, and health that it is really hard for me to do the things necessary to camp. Shay ask me at the beach after watching me almost crawl to the truck, How much longer did I think I could do this. After the trip home. I'm thinkin. I'm just about done. Comes a time when you have to accept you can't do the things you once could. It has been fun, and I really love it. But I been camping for more than 35 years, and it is just hard now.Have you thought about a seasonal spot? A lot less stressful to just show up not having to tow, set up, pack up and tow home. I understand it's not for everyone but beats giving up camping. Yeah. We thought about putting it at Raccoone Holler. Not sure that is the answere You could also do the beach....leave it stored down there and let them pull it out and put on the spot and put back...Pretty nice to get down there and all you gotta do is hook it up to the hookups and open it up. We've done it at Lakewood and Ocean Lakes. Maybe Pirateland has the same thing? Only cost us like $50/month or so to keep it stored down there (same price we were paying to store our old TT locally). It was nice leaving here at 5pm on a friday in the little car and getting down ther around 9pm and enjoying it for the weekend. Made it not such a bad trip.
wbwood 07/15/16 06:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Bad experience Lancaster KOA

For what it's worth, it does state on their website that there is a $6/person guest fee and that guest arrivals are from 2pm - 8pm.
wbwood 07/14/16 06:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad experience Lancaster KOA

Quote.....By WRVPO.... It is this thinking that causes businesses to want to get any disabled person in and out as soon as possible. The Drumbeat of sue, sue, sue makes businesses fear the disabled customer, not want to accommodate them. It is this thinking that causes businesses to want to get any disabled person in and out as soon as possible. The Drumbeat of sue, sue, sue makes businesses fear the disabled customer, not want to accommodate them. As far as whether or not the requests were reasonable, in my opinion absolutely not. Why should a disabled person get to bring in guests without a fee when everyone else has to pay. Not all parks have the ability to monitor all visitors. We can, but we are in Montana and very few of our guests from Thailand have visitors stopping by. But if a park is located a short distance from major metro areas and serves primarily locals, it would be close to impossible to administer some visitors in free and others pay. As for the golf cart, our insurance specifies that we are not to allow any non employee to operate or ride in park vehicles. Maybe as the owner I would take that chance, buy I don't empower my employees to make that decision. Unquote. I read the Op as saying they wanted KOA to allow their friends to come and pick them up.(not to be GUESTS at their site ) Does this mean that if I stayed at this KOA or at WRVPO's place It would be right to have to pay an $18.00 fee to have a taxi pick me up and then another $18.00 for a taxi to drop me off again , cause that is all the friends were going to do??? Yes, if they are coming to your site. They would actually probably charge the taxi driver and not you. I would imagine that since this is a gated park, that it would probably be best to meet them at the gate. Not saying that its a good rule, but if its their rule, then its their rules.
wbwood 07/14/16 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad experience Lancaster KOA

I just don't see providing shuttle service within an RV park as "reasonable accommodation". A nicety I suppose, but not a legal requirement. True. The RV park provided reasonable accommodations at your campsite. It has no obligation to drive you around.....but it sure would have been a nice gesture for a one-time thing instead of having to pay $18 to drive in and pick you up. Geez! A hotel wouldn't drive you to your car.and they also wouldn't prohibit visitors from going to your room But they could charge you for those visitors to go to your room if they wanted....
wbwood 07/14/16 06:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad experience Lancaster KOA

ADA requires reasonable accommodation of the disability. Based on OP's description, what was requested was reasonable if the distance from the campsite to the gate could not be easily traversed by the HC person. In addition to posting to the various campsite review sites, formal ADA complaint should be filed with a copy to the CG and to KOA main office.It is this thinking that causes businesses to want to get any disabled person in and out as soon as possible. The Drumbeat of sue, sue, sue makes businesses fear the disabled customer, not want to accommodate them. It is this thinking that causes businesses to want to get any disabled person in and out as soon as possible. The Drumbeat of sue, sue, sue makes businesses fear the disabled customer, not want to accommodate them. As far as whether or not the requests were reasonable, in my opinion absolutely not. Why should a disabled person get to bring in guests without a fee when everyone else has to pay. Not all parks have the ability to monitor all visitors. We can, but we are in Montana and very few of our guests from Thailand have visitors stopping by. But if a park is located a short distance from major metro areas and serves primarily locals, it would be close to impossible to administer some visitors in free and others pay. As for the golf cart, our insurance specifies that we are not to allow any non employee to operate or ride in park vehicles. Maybe as the owner I would take that chance, buy I don't empower my employees to make that decision. You have a well earned reputation on this site, and it isn't a good one. However, this may be a new low, even for you. My wife has been severely disabled for over two decades, and has NEVER experienced the mentality you express. Fortunately, if and when it happens, there are a number of avenues available from a governmental and legal standpoint, to make somebody like you suffer a significant price for singling out disabled folks for abusive treatment. BTW, one of the most memorable experiences we had while traveling was a CG owner who realized that my DW would end up struggling while accessing one of his buildings. He asked us to give him an hour or two, and spent that time with a tractor and a crew, while he pulled a patch of unused sidewalk up, and reinstalled it, to create a smaller step in to his lodge. That is what have character means, not trying to get disabled folks of your property, ASAP, since they might have issue with your attitude and behavior. WOW, you really hit bottom on this one........................you must be proud. I would happen to agree with westernrvparkowner..... people have gotten sue happy nowadays. The first thing I heard when a lady ran a red light, hit me and totaled my car, the first thing out of just about everyone's mouth was that I needed to get a lawyer. Why? I haven't been done wrong yet. Her insurance made good. My car (only 6 months old) was paid off and then some. Even got a little for pain, suffering and a missed day of work. These people weren't done wrong. They might of felt like the park owners were inconsiderate, but that's not against the law. As to what westernrvparkowner mentioned, it's true. If business owners have to go out of their way to accommodate and fear a lawsuit, then heck yes, they are gonna to try and avoid as much as possible and not want to deal with them. People are too sensitive and get too offended today.
wbwood 07/14/16 06:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bad experience Lancaster KOA

Sounds like it might be time to invest in a toad. Relying on Class A MH for ALL transportation needs is not working out Or a mobility scooter, wheelchair, etc....
wbwood 07/14/16 05:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cable tv at campgrounds

Ocean Lakes in Myrtle Beach have the cable at each site. No need for your own. I'm sure there may be some other places out there like that. But every other place, we supply our own.
wbwood 07/13/16 08:49am Beginning RVing
RE: Battery - Learned something new

Many people don't realize that those and other things can draw a parasitic load off your batteries and kill it quickly if it's not disconnected when in storage.
wbwood 07/13/16 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow Dolly

I have an Acme E-Z tow dolly, with surge disk breaks. I tow a Madza Tribute (sm SUV). With a 30 ft. Class C. Ford V10. I put 13,000 miles on it this year with no problems, other than tires. ( pot holes and a curb ). Love the surge brakes. With the surge brakes and the tow-haul feature long descents were no problem. We had an ACME with the surge brakes and were totally happy with it. Only got rid of it because we no longer had a vehicle that could be towed on a dolly. We now have another vehicle that can and when we go back to towing, it will more than likely be another ACME with the surge brakes. With the surge brakes there is no adjusting of the brakes. The weight of the car pushing activates the surge brakes.
wbwood 07/13/16 08:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Long day towing

Terry, which section of I-77? Right at Dave Lyle BLV, We got on off of highway 5 from Lancaster. Got stopped before this one disintegrated. This time my son inlaw brought me a new spare from Tractor supply. It is bias ply. But it got us home, and that is all I care about. Seriously thinking about selling the TT. I have got to the age, and health that it is really hard for me to do the things necessary to camp. Shay ask me at the beach after watching me almost crawl to the truck, How much longer did I think I could do this. After the trip home. I'm thinkin. I'm just about done. Comes a time when you have to accept you can't do the things you once could. It has been fun, and I really love it. But I been camping for more than 35 years, and it is just hard now. Ahh ok...I know one day last week I think it was (or the week before) that there was some metal fabrication pieces on the Northbound side of I-77, but it was near center city around Remount Rd I think. Causes a lot of problems for about a dozen cars. Tires, oil pans, etc... Sorry to hear about the stop camping thing. I tell you, a motorhome is a lot easier!
wbwood 07/12/16 08:27am General RVing Issues
RE: 6 volt batteries

Better to me means more expensive.I bet all the salesman love to see you walk into their store.You should see how they treat me in a tire store when I tip them $40 to get the job done in an hour. I save the $40 and make an appointment...usually done in around 30-45 minutes...
wbwood 07/12/16 07:26am Class C Motorhomes
Tire Mounting Clarification

I know at one time it was mentioned that GSRA will charge a customer $150 to have roadside service mount an un inflated tire on the side of the road. Is this still true?
wbwood 07/11/16 09:30am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Long day towing

Terry, which section of I-77?
wbwood 07/11/16 06:37am General RVing Issues
RE: Outer Banks suggestions?

How much of a priority is the golf cart to you? I'd check on that for each campground beforehand. Not to steer you off track. But Ocean Lakes in October is really nice and you can ride that golf cart to your heart's content. Yes you are so right, the other couple just left there and find they are only ones allow outside carts, we don't use one for travel but our friends do. Prob will wind up there if we g SC way. Thanks! Make sure you have insurance on your golf cart before going to Ocean Lakes. They used to have a requirement of a certain level. Want to say $50k, but it may be different now.
wbwood 07/11/16 06:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cast Iron Pie's

Take bread and butter a side...place in pie iron...take some leftover spaghetti (or canned) and put a spoonful or two in...cover with another piece of buttered bread and cook.
wbwood 07/08/16 03:45pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina

Hello, We are considering going to this campground in September. Has anyone stayed there and could let us know what you liked and disliked? Are there any spaces that we should avoid or any that should be on the top of our list? It will be just my wife and I plus our three Cocker Spaniels. Also I am not at all familiar with Hilton Head. having gone to Myrtle Beach the last ten years or so. We do not want a party scene. When we stay at Myrtle we stay at Willowtree which is a very nice quiet park. What should we plan on seeing or doing while there? Thanks! Dave There are two options on the Island, the HH Harbor and Marina and the Motor Coach Resort the Harbor is best known for the fact that it is on the Intercoastal Waterway and has Great Sunsets, and though it's been a while they have a world class Restaurant - They allow all types of RV's if I recall - the other is a Class A only and while not at the beach is closer. IMHO they are both quiet and sort of upper crust places - That said I have never been in "Season", But have never heard any stories of issues. Hope this is of some help, we loved the Sunsets and had the best Shrimp and Grits ever! Hope this helps, Not sure if this was covered or not, but the Motorcoach Resort is not Class A's only. They do allow Class C's as well. 18' minimum. We've some what people would consider a B/C combination there as well. We've stayed only at the Motorcoach resort, but have driven through the other one. It's an ok park. Better than the MB ones for sure. The sites are as nice (landscaped) as the Motorcoach Resort though. Not a whole bunch difference in the price of the two. But if you don't have a motorhome, you will only be able to go to the one you mentioned. It's further away from the center part of Hilton Head. It is on the water and it does have a restaurant. We met the owner and he was very nice. WE wouldn't hesitate to stay there, but our first choice is the motorcoach resort. We have a favorite site there and have met the owner of the site. Just for reference, here's some pics of sites at the Motorcoach resort.
wbwood 07/08/16 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Meadows CG - Shenandoah: "Walkup" sites midweek in July?

Be sure to check photos for obstacles at the rear of the site to ensure you will have enough room for that overhang.
wbwood 07/08/16 06:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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