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RE: Heading to Camden Yards, need advise on campground

If DC is in the mix. Cherry Hill is your best bet. Very convenient to DC attractions. Close enough to Baltimore to see the Orioles....I mean White Sox...LOL
Lantley 03/01/15 08:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heading to Camden Yards, need advise on campground

Are you traveling in from the west? Cherry HIll is doable. But it is a little far. Not too bad if you want to tour DC while in the area. Patapsco state park has a decent CG and is pretty close to the Camden Yards. Millersville KOA is a decent option as well. For the most part you will want to drive in vs. public transportation. There is a car rental about a 1/2 mile from Patapsco state park.
Lantley 03/01/15 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Comments on a dealership, Danville Va

What's sad/irritating is that the bad joke took the thread so far off course the OP gave up on it.
Lantley 03/01/15 05:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Comments on a dealership, Danville Va

I actually did purchase my previous RV from them. It was a 10 hour drive. It's amazing to me how little I knew at the time. Nevertheless it was a great transaction. They had a super selection of the models I was after and a super price. Very straight forward,very honest,no pressure. I would buy there again.
Lantley 03/01/15 11:29am General RVing Issues
RE: 8 hrs from MD, fun for kids, 50 amp, prefer state parks?

I will have to back track as well. If you haven;t been to Myrtle Beach. You have to add that to the mix. MB is a mecca for camping. Too many great CG's to mention and lots of things to do. You cannot go wrong with MB.
Lantley 03/01/15 07:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 8 hrs from MD, fun for kids, 50 amp, prefer state parks?

@Magua likewise I've done most of the local stuff but I've never headed towards the Smokies. The Smokies has always been just a bit too far to drive. I rationalized why drive all the way to the Smokies when the Shenandoah Valley is so close. If I had more time the Smokies and Mt.Rushmore are on my bucket list
Lantley 02/28/15 05:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bringing a generator with to a FHU campground?

This is a pretty lousy question. Should I take something I won't need, but take it as an emergency backup, but it's incapable of being an emergency backup for AC... ...when I have a 12 volt battery which is an excellent emergency backup for all critical camper systems (except the AC, microwave and blow drier)?... ...and if you really really really are in an emergency, you can charge off of the tow vehicle (albeit slowly). A spare tire- ABSOLUTELY! How about a spare sewer valve? Or a spare faucets for kitchen, shower, and bathroom sinks (I have actually needed all four of those, but have yet to need a 2000 watt backup generator). Now, is a generator a super nice thing to have if you have no electrical hook ups...sure, but if you know you are going for full hook ups the risk of needing a generator is pretty slim. Probably even slimmer than needing a spare tow vehicle (Two incidents with THAT so far!) K3WE you do raise a good point that I did not consider. HavinG A/C could really make a difference. However the OP is referring to a 2000 watt genset that probably won't run the A/C. The questions becomes what will the genset run that will be critical during a power failure? TV?recharge batteries? The unit is small and lightweight,bringing it along does not take a lot of effort. In the end I think I would bring it simply because it is small and light enough to stash it away without a lot of effort. How beneficial a 2KW genset will be is during a power outage debatable.However I am certain be more useful in the RV than at home.
Lantley 02/28/15 03:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Ok to run a generator at night if no one is around?

Haha! By the way the three gennies I have access to are all loud. Two construction-style and one 2 stroke. But at 75 feet any of them are quiet enough, as calculated in the first posts, and at that distance are barely heard through even a single paned window. His closest neighbor is likely 200 feet away, or maybe more. I don't antcipate any safety issues as long as it's downwind and my CO detector is fresh, which it is. The big concern at this point is the price of gas, even at $2.30/gal. But I'll just split that cost among friends. We are hoping to camp out on the new property my friend just bought :-) Personally I would not use a construction type genset even if there was no one else around simply because I would not want to hear it.. However if you can stand the racket go for it. If camping I highly recommend and inverter genset to avoid disturbing my own peace and quiet.
Lantley 02/28/15 02:44pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: 8 hrs from MD, fun for kids, 50 amp, prefer state parks?

Off the top Niagara Falls and the Biltmore would be of little (read no) interest for the kids. For that age group you want a pool and amusement park rides. For ideas do a Google search for `_____ tourism' and put the State, city, or area in place of the blank space. Dollywood would be the perfect place for a couple of days. Biltmore maybe a bit much but Niagara falls is great for kids.
Lantley 02/28/15 12:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 8 hrs from MD, fun for kids, 50 amp, prefer state parks?

We appear to be from the same area. I'm sort of in the same boat in looking for something new. Cape Cod area has lots to do. Niagara falls is great as well. We stop and toured NYC on the way. Croton Point Park is a nice state park with access to NYC. MD/VA eastern shore,Kiptopeke state park and First Landing state park in VA beach are both fantastic. James Island County Park,in Charleston,SC is Great. Hilton Head Island/Savannah GA is also another favorite.Raystown Lake in PA is another regular stop. We have also done Cape May and the Jersey shore.Cedar Point Park in Ohio is great if you like roller coasters. Cedar point has a very nice CG at the park. There is also the Shenandoah Valley. Yogi,Sherando lake, KOA are all decent places to name a few. Luray Caverns is just one of many attractions in the Shenandoah area.
Lantley 02/28/15 12:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cedar Creek Assistance

I'd thank your buddy not Cedar Creek. That was my thought as well
Lantley 02/27/15 06:00am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV parks that don't post rates

You have been interviewed, you just didn't know it. At our motel I could tell by the customers demeanor, attitude and their questions whether they would be fit or not. If I didn't feel good about them we didn't have a room. When you enjoy a high 80% occupancy rate you can pick and choose. Heck. There are more and more long term parks that do background checks before letting you stay. OK if you say so.:B Come sit on the other side of the fence for a while. Why? I am retired I don't want to jump over fences. I just don't ever remember being interviewed for a campground that's all. :) You may be retired without a care in the world. But the guys behind the CG desk are not retired. Many are making sure you fit their profile and are qualified to stay at their parks. The qualifications aren't very strict and most everyone qualifies, but I'm sure a few are turned away. Most of this screening is subtle, but you can bet someone checked you out! ..........LOL
Lantley 02/27/15 05:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV parks that don't post rates

So many have to pay a company to do it for them and it is not cheap. A good service would make the rates be pulled from a database, and give the end user an easy way to update it. You're correct, but how much does a good service cost? Fort a large CG internet cost may be negligible however to a small rural CG those cost maybe a significant part of the operating budget. This would be a one time charge - not a recurring one. A good service doesn't necessarily mean expensive - it means someone who provides good service. Correct and a good CG is one that provides good service. Regardless if rates are posted on the internet.
Lantley 02/26/15 05:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Problems with buying 3-1/2 hours away

There is no debate if there is no local dealer available. The only choice is to travel. However 31/2 hours vs. a local dealer gives one reason to pause to consider options. My thought is travel if necessary but give local guy a chance to come close on price. If local guy won't deal take the drive. Be sure to do a thorough PDI and hope you do not have to return to the selling dealer repeatedly
Lantley 02/26/15 05:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

I'm not a fan of the outside kitchens. AN RV is too small to have 2 kitchens. 2 microwaves,2 sinks,2 stoves etc. I prefer to make better use of the space myself. I have my own portable kitchen that works well. I can set it up on the site where I want,If I want. My portable kitchen can be very elaborate or it can be very simple. I see no point in having 2 dedicated kitchens, I prefer to use the space for something other than another kitchen.
Lantley 02/25/15 08:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Bringing a generator with to a FHU campground?

if I am at a full hookup rv park, or a campground with hookups, I would NOT appreciate someone running a generator. RV parks are usually quiet except for a little traffic depending on where it is. We boondock 99% of the time, but once in a while it's nice to overnight at a fullhookup place, and enjoy not hearing running engines with no muffler :p I agree with you under normal conditions. But if the park loses power I have no issues if someone uses their inverter genset
Lantley 02/25/15 08:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Problems with buying 3-1/2 hours away

My local dealer is 45 minutes away. The local guy is adequate not great but adequate. The next dealer is 31/2 hours away. The far away dealer is fantastic however 31/2 hours is too far to drive for service. In the end I purchased from the local guy. My rig has been good and never need to go in for warranty work. The few issues I had I fixed my self with parts supplied by the factory and the local dealer. In the end I would try to work something out locally , but if the local guys don't want to deal don't hesitate to take the drive. Don't be blackmailed by warranty service. There are independents and alternatives available to get warranty service. If you buy out of state be sure to have an extra thorough PDI. Consider staying in the area a few days to ensure everything works. Even if the service is free driving 31/2 hours is going to cost me at least $100.00 out of pocket. In my case buying local worked out. My local dealer did match the out of town price.
Lantley 02/25/15 08:43pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Reserve America: a minor rant.

I agree with the OP the site was better before PA joined the RA network. However I do understand that the system is less expensive vs. each state having there own independent reservation system. As a taxpayer I'll take the savings and pretend the government is using the addition savings somewhere more effectively within the parks system. While I'm not happy with the general functionality of the system overall it is adequate and gets the job done. I prefer the marginal system to no reservation system at all.
Lantley 02/24/15 08:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV parks that don't post rates

A good business owner attract the clientele they want. Not all businesses want every customer. They target their operation to the market they want. Have you considered that camps grounds that don't post their rates don't want the customers that are frugal enough to pass the by over the rate. It's a two way street. Consider the Class A only CG's. They only allow class A RV'ers. They don't want or care about the business of other types of RV's. It not all about pure revenue Exclusivity and atmosphere come into play. If you think price is most important or a critical factor than you must want the campground up the road..........their rates are on the internet.
Lantley 02/24/15 08:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to do a bike rack on a 5th wheel with no receiver?

Arvika Pin Box Mount I have a 4 bike model
Lantley 02/24/15 07:40pm Towing
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