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Real Life questions about Florence RV Park

Just wanting to stop overnight on our way down I-95. Does anybody have any real life experiences with this RV park or the other one in and around Florence, SC area. thanks, randy
byrdr1 03/04/15 07:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cedar Key, Florida

Tiki bar at Low Key Hideaway, Pat and Cindy would love to meet you.
byrdr1 03/04/15 07:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Eden Pure Heaters

We have one, I think we paid too much, we use it to supplement the furnace in our basement at home. However, it keeps the basement a nice even warm temp and a regular space heater doesn't come close to the performance. We have a knockoff (from Sam's club) and I agree with your heat quality assessment. We use ours in our basement as well and it is a much more uniform temperature than the many other 1500w heaters we've used. Any knockoff quartz infrared heater will do the job. I have duraflame from Lowes hardware. Works nice I feel like with my grandchildren its a little safer to be around. the dogs like it better too. BUT it is 1500 watts. My mama always told me! randy
byrdr1 02/24/15 01:57pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: I now have training wheels!

Nizzzzze! Enjoy. randy PS the wife and I are talking.. I'l be 58 this year about 7 years away from the day. I told her now would be the time to trade my 03 in for something newer and have time to pay it off while I am still somewhat healthy and have a good income. 3500 Dodge is on the plate behind a Ford. Dually is not out of the question but I like SRW better. We'll see!
byrdr1 02/09/15 11:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Don't go to the RV show!!!!

Bob, We shopped for new 5er for close to 2&1/2 years. Two RV shows a year. Several dealers across state lines. When we camped we looked at the other campers and talked to people who had something we liked on the outside a few tours of some of them.. Then when we made the decision to go and buy we spent another month doing the deal. We spent one whole Saturday, opening to closing at one dealer. He had what we wanted, but in several different variations. This brand versus that brand. What do we like here and there. GO home look on internet for better pricing, again looking at floor plans I had printed out, extras, etc. Went back the next Saturday instead of 10-20 different ones, just 3 to look at. The dealer said ya'll back again Yes we are. Here's the keys to a golf cart just let us know when we can help you. Look at one, look at the other and then look at the last one.. can we get it down to just two of them.. Wife makes a ruling we are down to two models different manufacturers. Back and forth, back and forth, you would know one was one side of the dealer lot the other was on the other side.. 5-6 hours we were up there again.. They came and said hey we got hotdogs for lunch if you want some. Sure.. ate and came home.. now we are down to two campers.. another week goes by. The next Saturday we go again to the same dealer 3 weeks in row. By now they know us by name. Ya'll going to buy today? not sure we reply.. but we have moved money from saving to checking so we are at least ready to put a deposit down if we can make a decision..Keys to golfcart again. OK we have researched these two campers for almost a month now. We have taken pictures and looked at them for 3 weeks. We have interneted them to death. We narrow it down to the cougar 333MKS, weights with my truck played a big part here. this was after a good 2-3 hours of looking and sitting it them. Sitting on the pot, standing in the shower. standing at the stove, washing dishes, etc. all the stuff we would do in the camper together or separate. OK we are ready to go and make a deposit.. Walk out of the 333MKS and there is a new row of 5ers not here last week. all Cougars.. What!!! lets just look in these???? We walk in the 327RES it has not been here for the month we have been shopping. The lights go off, fireworks burst in the air. THIS IS IT!!!! This is one we have been shopping for.. never mind the 333MKS this is ours... Cougar 327RES.. we jump on the golf cart drive to the office and we tell the salesman we are ready to deposit.. They all celebrate...... We picked it up the next Friday. Added 2nd air and awning toppers on all 3 slides. So we spent 4 weekends in row shopping at one dealers lot but I worked the internet over good looking at all others that were close to this model. But in the end great camper, great deal and dealer. Look story but to just let you know you are not the only ones who go through this battle of the mind and pocket book. Enjoy, Randy in NC
byrdr1 02/04/15 07:51am Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Open Range 347RES - anybody seen one?

Nice floor plan similar to my Cougar 327RES. Thats about i can offer the L shaped couch is wonderful, many a snooze fest in my camper.. randy
byrdr1 02/03/15 01:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dual AC units

There is no technical reason not to have two 13.5k units. The only downside is the lesser cooling ability of the smaller rear unit. We have a 15k in the living area and a 13.5k in the bedroom in our 35' 5er. After a long day of travel when the temps are 100+ it takes both units 2-3 hours to get the inside temp really comfortble. After that the 15k will keep it cool with the 13.5k off. Not sure a 13.5k would. Since you do not camp often in the hot summer, two 13.5k units probably would work fine for you. Manufacturer probably just does not want buyers coming back and saying the smaller ACs do not cool well. I too have this set up in my 5er. We run the two units to get the heat out and then only run the main 15k unit at night. If the temps start to get up in the daytime we run both and the door to the bedroom wide open. I have used this set up for 3 summers in NC/SC now. I used both Ac during our Thanksgiving trip to take the heat down in the camper several days when the sun shined bright. and then ran the 15k main unit at night once. then before the week was over I had the heat on wide open with my Duraflame Amish style heater going too. SC beach weather??? IT boils down to what ever makes you comfortable. BUT a lot of the campers even if you order it, have retail packages and the 15K main unit might not be allowed to be removed or could cost you in resale value or just cost more because you messed up the dealer/ builder package. JMHO randy
byrdr1 02/03/15 09:48am Travel Trailers
RE: 55 amp Converter

To clarify, your looking for a converter. The WFCO is known to be problematic so as suggested before, contact Randy at best converter. I would personally recommend the PDI 9260 for it's robustness and three stage charging. I did this upgrade two years ago from the WFCO. I used the 55 amp one its like a 5 amp upgrade from factory. I did not get the link port thing. Saw no need for it.
byrdr1 01/02/15 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

trausa3, thanks for sharing what you have done. It was an interesting morning read for me. I will leave my camper(30 ft from my front door)(mancavemorning) this morning for the last christmas breakfast family thing. It was nice to see your trip through your eyes, words and vision. ONE DAY maybe. Again thanks for sharing.. Dont worry about what your family thinks about your trip and videos. You can enjoy them anytime you want and one day someone will want to watch them. I agree about the short utube videos.. make them and see how many hits you can get.. One thing would you do this trip again with a generator so you could have some AC/power when needed? That would be on my radar for a trip like this if I made it. randy
byrdr1 12/27/14 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

:) Wish we could Thanksgiving week was our last trip there for the year..... will be back to OL sometime in the spring....... X2.. May for bike week we'll do it again.
byrdr1 12/27/14 05:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Loading my Golf Car into the bed of my 3500 Dodge TV

tractor supply has a set that each holds 1000lbs each so you have 2000lb load weight over both of them. They have a arched center. like a bow it allows the cart to go up and over without dragging. They have a strap that you hook to bumper to keep them from falling or moving. they are not cheap. but neither is a GC.They are right at 8 feet long too. When I used them to load my cart in my LB truck before 5er they fit under the CG in the bed and they took the length of the bed to store them. Just in case they did not fold in half either. randy
byrdr1 12/27/14 04:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Michigan to the Carolina Coast & back with 3 kids?

I think that is do-able plan. There are lots of things for the kids to do in the Charlotte area while you go to convention. Not sure where the Pirate cove Cg is at NC coast. But again lots of things to do at the coast of NC in the summer. You plan to travel while the kids will be basically sleeping which is good. Make sure you have DVDs or some type of playable devices to make sure you dont get that ARE WE THERE YET? We used to drive to FL always at night when our 3 were younger. Now they are all grow up. You plan to do things with them on the way down that will work. You have a good plan and if you allow for a few unexpected detours you should be fine. Now as with all my posts this is JMHO. randy in NC.
byrdr1 12/27/14 04:48am Roads and Routes
RE: You know what question is coming next, right?

We will be at the cabin in Idaho-- snow expected Christmas eve. But we can look out the window at our new-to-us toy hauler sitting along the driveway. And yes we may go fire up the furnace and watch a movie out there on Christmas day when the kids get here. Merry Christmas you'all! -brent Sweet what a cool thing to be able to do! RANDY
byrdr1 12/19/14 06:06am Fifth-Wheels
RE: You know what question is coming next, right?

Looks like it will be mid 50s and NOT camping & at home for the holidays. New granddaughter will be getting all the love, Son in law has work that day. Thanks for our firefighters, police, EMS and others who have to work on days we take for granted. Merry Christmas to you and yours. randy
byrdr1 12/19/14 06:05am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tiny Homes

Watched tiny homes this weekend and both of them built theirs and hit the road. ONe from Ca to New York. the other from Colorado and moved to oregon in it. both pulling them behind a truck..one they kept covering or shading out the license plate. randy PS there is a movement of these but they can cost $30k and up. My wife said would it not be better to just by a TT or 5er? and use it..
byrdr1 12/18/14 12:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Utility trailer conversion to an RV trailer!!

Thats the air on the floor beside the cabinet, its vented out the back side. Just delete the link to the ad. randy
byrdr1 12/18/14 07:34am General RVing Issues
RE: Feeling pretty good about KOA Wilmington NC

Wilmington KOA is ran by a good guy, he owns New Bern KOA also. They have good people who manage both campgrounds. We have camped at both and I would return to either one in a minute. New Bern KOA is on US17 north of NewBern about 2 miles over the bridge. The camp host there is very sweet lady. So if you need a place to stop for night or stay for few more either of these are nice places. Plus KOA wilmington has a fuel station and RV wash right outside the entrance. randy
byrdr1 12/18/14 05:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The death of a motorhome

ya'll making me sad reading this post.. Man I spend as much time in my camper not camping as I do camping in it. BUT it is parked 25 feet from my house and has cable & power. Frig works too :). Randy
byrdr1 12/18/14 05:40am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Metal carport for 5th wheel questions

I have a 20' x 40' http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j345/mooger42/garage_zps631eb176.jpg I would not want it any narrower than 20'. Notice the side braces which narrow the opening. I was relatively pleased with this company and their work. English is not the first language of the company and you have to be careful when ordering oddball things like I did. Nice RVport Fred. Lots of extra room. Concrete floor too thats real nice. I like the extra width. I only had a 16'wide space for mine and 41 length. I went with 12 ft sides and enclosed right hand side, wishing now I had done the back side or at least the gable on that end. I want to close it up for the winter and really can't without rigging it some how... randy
byrdr1 12/17/14 09:11am Fifth-Wheels
RE: 5th Wheel Spec Height Question

http://i.imgur.com/kQrY6HNl.jpg this is A frame RVport with 12 foot sides and you can see the front air and clearance.
byrdr1 12/14/14 05:36am Fifth-Wheels
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