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RE: Largest Used RV Dealers In Northeast?

You need to look everywhere. Craigslist, RV trader, camping world etc. There is no ONE place. We purchased our new to us TT from CW in Kingston. Lot of listings on Craigslist locally and we sold our TT and TV on craigslist.
Crabbypatty 01/04/17 04:29am General RVing Issues
RE: Emergency Severe Weather Notifications

The weather radios have only a couple of frequencies, so you dont have to reprogram. Just flip the channel until you get a signal. I travel as well with one after getting caught in a lightning storm of epic proportions. They work on batteries. Just google it. As far as tornado warnings sometimes they only pop up as severe thunderstorms, which they are. If the weather folks dont see a turn they wont issue. Its not perfect. Any severe thunderstorm warning is something to pay attention to. Yes its very scary especially when your in a straw house like an rv.. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 01/04/17 04:24am General RVing Issues
RE: F-250 tire pressures

I never run the door pressure which is suggested with the oem tires. I always run what the tires say. When towing their rating is at full pressure and that's what I do and have done in my last tv a 3/4 ton 4x4 Suburban and now a 2015 f 250 CC short bed with the 6.2l gas engine. Under inflation is what causes the blowouts.
Crabbypatty 12/31/16 05:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: East Coast Family Camping Suggestions

In Upstate NY Lake George Rv Resort. Lots of fun on the Schroon river and they shuttle you into town.Lots of stuff for kids and adults. In Va we have stayed at Toms Cove, but depending on the site it can be very tight! This is located on Chincotegue near Assategue NP and the outer beaches. Better for kids another hour south on 13 is Cherrystone CG. Its the destination kids activities planned all day as well as adults. This by far is our favorite CG when we travelled with our daughter. You wont be disappointed. Both great choices it just depends on which way you turn the steering wheel. Happy Trails!
Crabbypatty 12/27/16 04:51am Family Camping
RE: Looking for RV park west of Wash DC near train to city

South and slightly west of DC is the Fredericksburg KOA. This is our first stop when southbound from NY. Quiet safe CG restaurants and stores nearby. We never went to DC from there but they say the VRE train is nearby along with bus tours. Call them to find out & Happy Trails http://koa.com/campgrounds/fredericksburg-washington-dc/local-area/
Crabbypatty 12/27/16 04:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Inept and incompetent at Camping World Charleston

As well as being noobies and inexperienced, one would think that they would write or contact directly the manufacturer instead of megaphoning on a forum. I find most of these complaints are self inflicted.
Crabbypatty 12/20/16 04:30am Camping World Service and Installation
RE: Fasteners for solor panels

I made my own brackets by purchasing a couple of feet of corner aluminum from the hardware store. I cut them 1 inch in length and sanded off any rough edges then drilled a hole on each side. I mounted on the panels first then placed panels on the roof.Once I located them I lifted it up, added a glob of Dicor sealant then shot a screw through that. After I Dicored the screw as well. Two years still looks great.
Crabbypatty 12/16/16 04:39am Truck Campers
RE: Art of Manliness: Prime Rib Roast

Xmas Eve Tradition. I cook up to 14lbs of prime rib roast for the family. Start the Weber Smokey Joe Smoker using the chimmney starter, (no petroleum products) using the minion method. Fill watertray with apples water and good lager beer Stabilize to 250 RUb prime rib with golden brown mustard which helps dry rub stick. Onion, garlic, sugar, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, paprika, cayanne pepper parsley, coat prime rib with rub. Leave out while smoker gets to temp. Place on smoker and add a couple chunks of cherry wood on top of the coals. Walk away for 3-4 hours. Stick with temp and take off when no greater than 130. Tent with aluminum foil and let rest for at least 15 minutes. Carve and enjoy. You get a nice smoke ring, juicy tasting roast every time. If you dont have a smoker you can gas grill it at the same temp and use a smoker box or can with wood chips. Adds a whole other dimension. Happy Holidays!
Crabbypatty 12/16/16 04:35am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Camping with the Sound Police

Here on LI we have many people who buy campers but arent rvers. We have great parks to go to and they use it for quick getaways. With that comes all the comforts of home like microwaves using every possible light etc. So during the summer season you just have to deal with it. In the off season the real rvers come out and its all quieter.
Crabbypatty 12/13/16 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Outer Banks

We stayed at Camp Hatterus on the ocean side, left side one site off of the dune line. There was plenty of room and it was great listening to the ocean waves at night. We would stay there again. My only sniglet is that after paying $83/night they wanted to charge me more for cable tv. I said why dont you just include it in the price! Seemed cheap to me after paying such a high rate. Any way I declined and set up my sat dish. Wouldnt you know the guy from the office came to verify that I wasnt hooking up to cablevision! Other than that stupidity I would go again!
Crabbypatty 12/11/16 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What do you wish you bought sooner?

Solar Panels! We dry camp on the beach and the generator is equal to packing food and bevs! Now second year with 428 watts and an invertor with 5 persons in the TT charging phones, laptops and making coffee with electric pot batts are full around 4 in the afternoon. No noise no work no effort. Ill be adding 2 more panels in the spring.
Crabbypatty 12/09/16 04:48am Beginning RVing
RE: Mass. To NJ Tpk.

Your not supposed be on the GSP sout of exit 105 regardless if you fit under the bridges or not. Take yourchnaces and ruin your trip! Last time southbound I took 78 to 81. SO Much better than 95. The only way I would change that is to take 13 south through Delaware. If I were in Mass I would go west to 81 South Happy Trails!
Crabbypatty 12/09/16 04:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Best Honey wagon

I bought the 30 gallon thinking that I would make less trips. Well not certain how much C**p weighs but water is 8lbs/gallon. Wish I thought about that before I bought it. So moving 240+lbs of poopy is alot! I now only fill the tank halfway. I use for dry camping on the beach and I have to drag it to the front of the rig as someone is typically parked next to me. Sometimes using a tow strap. SO if I had to do it again......it would be 15 gallons!
Crabbypatty 12/09/16 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Honda 2k and rain

Our 3000i is cable locked to the rear when parked and sitting atop a plastic milk crate, so its off the ground. I carry beach umbrellas and bungy cord it to the carry handles and keep the umbrella about a foot above the generator. It gets lots of air and the rain unless blowing real hard, stays off the generator as the umbrella is 4-5 feet in diameter. Been doing that for years camping totally exposed on the outer beaches. We also have a screw base for hard soils. Turns the holder into the ground and place umbrella pole into that. That said i have seen small tents made for generators as well.
Crabbypatty 11/24/16 04:47am Truck Campers
RE: RVers who buy up campsites

Ya know Plans Change. Did you ever think that maybe they had an emergency and couldnt use it??? Alot of CG's will not refund within 7 days of coming. I think its more presumptuous to take a site without first checking with the reservation desk. We just had a friend take a header and my wife had to go to trauma er to be with her on the night we were going out. Guess what? We couldnt use our play tickets, so two seats were empty that night......
Crabbypatty 11/18/16 04:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Which truck would be better for my TT

We just bought a F250 Crew Cab 4x4 6.2liter to pull our Sunnybrook 298 Bunkhouse. You want as much truck in front of the trailer that you can afford. Though I wanted a diesel there wasn't one available and with the 6 speed it handles the hills. Already having to emergency stop the on board brake controller was better than the Prodigy I had in the suburban. We are very happy with this set up and our TT is over 7,000lbs I wouldn'tt pull your trailer with anything less than a 3/4 ton regardless the make. Otherwise you will feel the strain and it will cost you more later in repairs.
Crabbypatty 11/17/16 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Used RVs

I have only bought and owned used or second hand. Ill never make enough money to lose money on a new purchase. In cars and Rv's. Start to educate yourself on maintenance issues by reading on this site and others. I wouldn't rely on an RV inspection as much as doing it myself as the industry doesn't seem to have a standard. However Search your location for the best RV dealer and get a feel for them. Go visit perhaps they will have an inspection service that the rig can be towed to and looked at and you feel that they would do a good job at it. That said part of rving is doing it yourself as problems can and do occur over the road. The more you know the better your camping will be. What seems to be a big problem when you dont know, can be just a simple fix. So study and learn before you pull the trigger. You will thank yourself later.
Crabbypatty 11/17/16 04:35am Beginning RVing
RE: How much off retail to start haggling? New TT

In my personal experience, you will lose 20% of whatever your paying as soon as your wheels turn out of the driveway. Did that once with a car and never again. I dont think Ill ever have enough to lose 20% a big chunk $. We search for good second hand and have found as recently a trade in on our F250, we saved a bundle. Did that with now our second TT. It just takes persistence to search for the right one.
Crabbypatty 11/04/16 04:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Do a walk around at every stop!

Everytime and do a good pre-flight before we leave. On one trip the morning of day 2 at the gas station I noticed that cracks in my side walls developed on two tires, that werent there the day before. I cut my speed and drove with my flashers on. At the CG the next day, I went to CW and swapped out that set of 4 for 4 new shoes. If I was oblivious I may have had a wicked blowout, and worse.....
Crabbypatty 10/26/16 04:31am Towing
RE: Mass Pike Tolling. HUGE INCREASE for campers!!!

Screw'em and jump up onto Route 2 straight to Albany. Ill try to stay away from Mass DOT
Crabbypatty 10/25/16 04:33am Roads and Routes
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