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RE: Just read a thread on camping etiquette and dogs

While I had dog i wont again as its a little to much work for me. To etiquette. We just stayed at a park which is pet friendly. No issue with that. But as soon as the site next to us became vacant a woman and her two large dogs walks over from her site, walks into this site and lets the dog do its business. We catch eyes and she just shrugs her shoulders. I told my fam to pay attention for landmines. Gross. Further walking them down the road so they can pee on the tree in front of us or our tire was also gross. I did say something when checking out. The park by the way, had a dog walk area that no one seemed to use. We have seen this same thing in many other parks as well. I wonder if the same pet owners would be grossed out if I got up walked over to their site, pee'd on tree and front of them, then shrugged my shoulders and walked away. I bet if I peed on one of their tires they would chase me around with a bat. Pets have become more popular to bad people owning them aren't as respectful of others around them. CG's should have better rules so pet owners know what to do and not do.
Crabbypatty 07/31/14 04:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Albany NY

Not to far south is Newbourgh KOA or North is Lake George RV Resort. Both easy to get to.
Crabbypatty 07/31/14 04:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Depressing Depreciation

We paid $28 for the Burb two years after the owner paid $52. I bought my jeep for $18750 two years after that owner paid $32. I'll never be rich enough to lose that kind of money and will never buy new. 2 years old saves a bundle. By the way both were financed at similar as new bank rates.
Crabbypatty 07/30/14 05:02pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding a power inverter

I dry and wet camp about 50-50. In my old tt I had two trojan 6volt T125s batteries and a Xantrax 1200 watt inverter. In my new TT I have two Trojan t125s and a Xantrax Pure Sine Wave 2000 watt inverter. My 6volt trojans on my old rig were 10 years old and still going strong when I sold it so it was a no brainer put two new ones on my new tt. I upped the inverter size so I can run an appliance or a tool if need be in an emergency. I couldn't do that before. In both setups I isolated the tv circuits which also seem to string a long a couple of outlets. I disconnect that circuit from the shore power box and put a plug on the end. Then I run (its 15 amps) 14/2 romex to the converter and put plugs on the end. The inverter needs to be mounted as close the batteries as possible so its up in the front storage compartment. I plug in the romex and the tvs, plus a few outlets are now always on the inverter. I have installed a remote on/off switch which I use to turn it off when not in use. Keep in mind like toetoads stated you a have to adjust your use when off the grid as you only have some many amps until you recharge. Your fridge and hot water heater will run on propane, so minimal draw. We dont use the microwave or hairdryers when dry camping. We watch satellite tv, dvds, charge our phones laptops etc and make coffee in the morning. Then start our genny and charge up. I will be further upgrading this year to solar. Contact www.donrowe.com. They set me up with my inverters and help you trouble shoot. As far as batteries 6volt versus 12 volt search on the net you will see the difference. Ill never go back to 12volt deep cycle, been there done that they are just not as durable as golf cart batteries. Also google Trojan Batteries. Pm me if you need more help. Happy Trails
Crabbypatty 07/30/14 04:52am Full-time RVing
RE: Camping Suggestion About 4 Hours From NYC?

Full hook up! Spell check error
Crabbypatty 07/29/14 02:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping Suggestion About 4 Hours From NYC?

Cherrystone is great but it's a 9 hour pull from eastern Long Island. 7 hours south from NYC. This is one of our fav cg's. Toms Cove is an hour less is also very nice as well.
Crabbypatty 07/28/14 06:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping Suggestion About 4 Hours From NYC?

We live on the east end of LI we have gone to Cape Cod Camping Resort. It has flu plus pool lake and near many places to see as well as ocean. Also north is Boston Minuteman campground. About 30 minutes west of Boston. Very friendly very clean lots to do in vicinity. I haven't been but Normandy Farms in Foxboro mass is also very highly rated. We did go the Lake George Camping Resort and had a blast. West into Pa Drummerboy CG in Gettysburg is also a nice park with things to do all around. Tours etc. I'll subscribe to this as this is of interest to me. We will be off to Maine and that starts about 3 hrs north of the ferry. For us it's just not worth the hassle of trying to drive around. Starting in New London it's like I haven't even driven. We were in Bar Harbor oceanfront cg in 5 hrs north of New London. Easy ride lots to see and lobster to eat along the way!
Crabbypatty 07/28/14 06:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherrystone - tornado

Totally sad. The fire chief requested 6 body bags. I hope that the count 3 dead doesn't go up. Love that place it's our favorite cg. We were just talking about going there in August too!
Crabbypatty 07/24/14 09:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherrystone CG hit by tornado

Actually for 5 years in a row we hooked this week! We lost two ez ups to sudden thunderstorms. After the last time we said we wouldn't go back to the eastern shore in July. To intense. Now look at it. Cherrystone camping resort virginia.
Crabbypatty 07/24/14 09:21am General RVing Issues
Cherrystone CG hit by tornado

Perhaps our favorite cg of all time was just hit with a tornado. The news shows a TT on its side and mentions injuries. Our hearts go out to everyone there!
Crabbypatty 07/24/14 07:25am General RVing Issues
RE: Question on Rt 13/Chesapeake Bay vs Inland to Cape Hatteras

We did the exact same trip and stayed at Toms Cove in Chincoteague for the layover (8hrs from LI) then made Camp Hatteras the next day. If you can pull one more hour then stay at Cherrystone which is 11 miles north of the bridge. Perhaps our most favorite cg. Great Trip and you will enjoy it. Just before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is Sting Rays for great ribs. In OBX at Hatteras there was a restaurant called Teachers I had my first ever grilled wahoo sandwich delicious. This is a trip that we will repeat someday. PS we did 13 and like that route.
Crabbypatty 07/21/14 06:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Slingbox

It works good but again goes to the quality of the wifi you get where your parked. Same for all of them netflix etc. If someone is in the park between you and the wifi antenna watching frozen on netflix, they will suck away alot of bandwidth and your signal will be weaker.
Crabbypatty 07/18/14 04:57am Technology Corner
RE: XANTREX inverter charger

I have the xantrax pure sine wave 2000 inverter only. Not sure why your drawing so much but are you certain that everything is OFF.Simply shut off all breakers and 12v uses. If you eliminate any draws from the cabin then you might have a battery issue.
Crabbypatty 07/18/14 04:52am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Foxwood Casino, Ledyard, CT

Do they have any hookups or is it just a parking lot for rvs?
Crabbypatty 07/17/14 04:48am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Weather Radio recomendations?

Since we were awakened up in the middle of a huge lightning storm years ago, contemplating our safety and life, we always travel with one. Radio shack as some cheap ones. Im a boater so I take the boat talky with me that has an alert function. One thing about the alert the alert could be tens of miles away and wake you up in the middle of the night. But thats fine with me!
Crabbypatty 07/16/14 04:42am Technology Corner
RE: Senior Moments

Why did I click on this link???:h Guess Ill back out and contiue with the forum...
Crabbypatty 07/16/14 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: What is the oldest thing you take with you camping or rving?

Other than myself, it would have to be my coleman propane lantern that Ive had since I was a teenager.
Crabbypatty 07/12/14 04:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Cape Cod

We were in CC two years ago and stayed at Cape Cod Camping Resort which was great! We traveled and stopped at a couple of CG's on our way to P Town. We stopped in at Atlantic Oaks and they let us drive around to check it out. People were nice, place was clean, but it does seem a little tight. I like that it connects to the rail trail, that we used in the lower cape. I would go there.
Crabbypatty 07/11/14 04:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
slide out stabilizers

Does anyone use a stabilzer under the slide out when extended? Just wondering if this is something else I should buy. My slide is large and has the table and sofa so there is weight on it when in use. Thanks
Crabbypatty 07/10/14 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: flatscreens

I installed a 32 and 24 inch LCD's both Samsungs purchased from our local dealer. Love the pictures.
Crabbypatty 07/09/14 04:07pm Technology Corner
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