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RE: What generator to get?

I was just about to pull the trigger on the open frame Champion 3500 from a big box retailer because it was a great price (less than $300) but the specs said it ran at 68db. I went to a tool rental place and had them start an open frame genny with the same Db specs and 68Db's is loud. Too loud even 20 feet away from the camper. I'm glad I waited -- now Champion has a dual fuel inverter type 3400 max watts that runs at 59Db's. I'm waiting for the Fall sale and I'm buying that sucker. It's quite a bit more expensive ($1k). BTW -- decibel rating is progressive. There is a big difference bwtn 59Db's and 68Db's. There are some other off-brands sold by big box retailers that have great prices and horrid reviews. I'm pretty convinced Champion is a great buy dollar for dollar. Honda/Yamaha have stellar reputations but stellar prices, too.
bodyshop bob 06/02/16 07:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Atlanta Georgia camping

Thanks everyone for the responses. I decided to go with Stone mountain. I will have my toddler with me, and it looked like it had lots to offer. Take LOTS of leveling blocks and/or wood as the sites at Stone Mtn are famous for being horribly out of level.
bodyshop bob 06/02/16 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: st. George island florida state park

Sites 43 & 44 are very large. I think 44 has a bit more shade. It's a fairly long walk to the beach. There is parking close to the beach. 2 small convenient stores on the Island with limited selection. Across the bridge into Apalachicola there's an IGA. The raccoons are determined little pests so be careful with trash. If you're in pretty good shape the long, long walk along the beach toward the point with Dog Island (I think) is an amazing hike for the shells and just the Robinson Crusoe feeling of being abandoned on a deserted isle. Some locals and folks in the know drive thru the interior of the island to reach the point due to the great fishing but the "road" is just loose sand and brush and requires 4WD and experience. If you like something different hike behind the CG into the interior toward the bay and look for Osprey nest and learn about the turpentine. There was 0 cell phone service when we were there 4 yrs ago. If you enjoy being connected to the world be prepared for isolation.
bodyshop bob 06/02/16 06:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: COE sites North Georgia

Ivylog offered some good advice for North Georgia. If you are set on COE CG off Lake Lanier use either Duckett Mill or Bolding Mill. Duckett has easier access back to the main highway. Helen is about an hour north of Duckett. Both Duckett and Bolding have beautiful sites with great lake views/access. Both have Water/Elec only. One thing to consider - although season dates vary year-to-year the COE just started keeping Bolding open all year. Duckett closes very early in the year. (early September). On edit -- you asked about other interesting things in the area -- Toccoa, GA -- where the 501st did boot camp (think Band of Brothers) Toccoa has a very interesting museum dedicated to the Army Air Corp base that was there in the '40's. Trout fishing -- just outside of Helen is a stocked, trophy stream that has massive rainbow trout. Special regulations apply and reservations required. A very enjoyable experience.
bodyshop bob 12/10/15 08:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Should I submit an insurance claim

Too late to change your claim now. Once you called ,it is on record! This is not exactly true - If you cancel the claim and the insurance company doesn't write a check then there isn't any activity and you won't be liable for a rate increase.
bodyshop bob 11/02/15 03:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: camping in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge tn

Well -- if you just want big sites, with good privacy, free wifi and full hook-ups and can live without a bathhouse or a campground store then Up the Creek RV park outside of Pigeon Forge is a great choice. The pooch will like the dog run and the open green spaces at the front of the campground.
bodyshop bob 11/02/15 02:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia State parks new site specific policy

Personally, I like site-specific because I don't have an open schedule. However, I've read many folks who don't like the site-specific for many reasons including yours. I think the best alternative for any state is to make every other site one that can be reserved. Give you folks with ample time to pull in and find one of your choosing. Gives me the ability to find a site that fits my rig and the knowledge it will be available when I show up. Best of both worlds.
bodyshop bob 08/28/15 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

'99 Ford would carry first generation airbags. The OEM's were still figuring out how to properly engineer those rascals. In some Ford Crown Vic's and Town Cars we would discover the BACK glass was loose after an airbag deployment. It was discovered the deploying airbag increased the cabin air pressure so quickly the air vents couldn't compensate and the back glass seal was the first to let go. You probably got socked by a wall of air and suffered something similar to blast exposure. Were your ears ringing? Just a small suggestion -- vehicles today have fenders in the front and quarter panels in the back. Your fender got damaged. One more small point -- Comprehensive deductibles are typically lower than Collision deductibles. Animal impacts should be classed as a Comp claim. Doesn't matter if you collided with the animal or not. Actually, the animal hit you. Insist on the insurance company marking it as a Comp loss.
bodyshop bob 08/18/15 08:06pm General RVing Issues

Your post doesn't make it clear -- are you going thru your insurance? If so, there won't be much you can do. Present the lowest estimate and pay Out Of Pocket for any overages. If you are going thru someone else's insurance you can ask for a "PD Release" on an agreed figure just below the total loss threshold and you can do whatever you want(as long as you follow federal safety laws). I'm not overly familiar with MI total loss laws but some states exclude airbags from the total loss calculation.
bodyshop bob 08/18/15 07:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best place to camp in piegon forge TN Will be first time

Yes -- there are lots of options for CG's around PForge. Other than 50amp do you have any preferences? Do you have kids? Want a pool? Arcade? CG's are a little like antiques -- one man's treasure is another man's trash. We have decided that Up the Creek in PForge is our 1st choice. Outside of town but still convenient. Big sites, great owners, cable TV & Wifi but no bath houses, pools or store on site. Easy to Townsend and if you know the back roads easy to most areas of PForge.
bodyshop bob 08/06/15 02:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yet another POOR Camping World installation.

Well, there are mistakes and then there is rank incompetence coupled with a "who cares" attitude. This looks more like the latter. Any discussion with the Service Mgr at the CW location?
bodyshop bob 07/31/15 09:03am Camping World Service and Installation
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