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Alexandria Bay NY to Burlington,VT

Going to be in Alex Bay in a week or so for a few days, then heading to Burlington. Looks like NY 37 is a reasonable route... how is it for a 43ft MH towing a pickup ?
JoeH 06/15/19 08:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Two aussies

Friends of ours from OZ have come over to the US a couple of times for extended visits and have bought a car each time. After traveling around the country for several months, they sell it. No need to establish an address in the US.
JoeH 06/15/19 06:00am General RVing Issues
RE: FL Keys in June

I've been to the Keys once, so I'm no expert. But that "once" was last month! Someone mentioned the difficulty with parking in Key West. Well, let me tell you what we did. They have those curbside pay kiosks. You buy a certain amount of time and get a slip to put on your dashboard. We parked in one spot, ate dinner at a nearby restaurant, and then moved and parked in two different locations in the city - using our timed slip on the dashboard to allow us to park in both new places. I thought it was great! Sunsets at Mallory Square are... amazing. Because of people-watching mostly. Dive charters from Marathon and from Big Pine Key were terrific. We had such a good time (camped at Bahia Honda) that we've already made our reservations to go back next April. Woo hoo! -Speak Good to hear. we definitely want to go. Most places require a 7 day stay during peak season. So we will probably do that sometime in the future when I have the time to stay that long! You said early to mid-June-- that is not peak season. Peak season is the late fall to spring. We stay at Blue Water Key and if you make your reservation within 30 days of arrival, there is NO minimum stay requirement. Off season, it's 3 nights, in season, 7 nights. Yes definitely in season. And if I wait till 30 days before I may not get a spot. Not willing to risk that for a planned trip. You say JUne and in season... June is NOT in season. So, if you go in June, and say you go to Blue Water, it's a 3 night minimum even if you make reservations a year in advance. , not sure about Boyd's as I haven't been there in a few years. Regardless, hope you get a chance to go !
JoeH 06/13/19 01:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FL Keys in June

I've been to the Keys once, so I'm no expert. But that "once" was last month! Someone mentioned the difficulty with parking in Key West. Well, let me tell you what we did. They have those curbside pay kiosks. You buy a certain amount of time and get a slip to put on your dashboard. We parked in one spot, ate dinner at a nearby restaurant, and then moved and parked in two different locations in the city - using our timed slip on the dashboard to allow us to park in both new places. I thought it was great! Sunsets at Mallory Square are... amazing. Because of people-watching mostly. Dive charters from Marathon and from Big Pine Key were terrific. We had such a good time (camped at Bahia Honda) that we've already made our reservations to go back next April. Woo hoo! -Speak Good to hear. we definitely want to go. Most places require a 7 day stay during peak season. So we will probably do that sometime in the future when I have the time to stay that long! You said early to mid-June-- that is not peak season. Peak season is the late fall to spring. We stay at Blue Water Key and if you make your reservation within 30 days of arrival, there is NO minimum stay requirement. Off season, it's 3 nights, in season, 7 nights.
JoeH 06/13/19 05:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: FL Keys in June

We've been there every month of the year for for many,many years. Every month has something different about it. You are right about the temps... figure upper 80's -> low 90's. You'll have a breeze so that tempers the heat. We prefer the lower keys and Key West. Many good restaurants and places to listen to music. Being a tourist destination, there are lots of things to do. Marathon also has a good number of things to do and several good restaurants. Islamorada is the self-claimed sport fishing capital of the world. Key Largo has Pennekamp State Park. Places to stay--- we stay at Blue Water Key pretty much most of the time. Also near Key West is Boyd's and El Mar. Geiger Key Marina also has several campsites.
JoeH 06/12/19 07:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

I've had outstanding customer service from TST. I called when I needed a couple screws for the anti-theft caps and they sent me a package of screws, extra caps, o rings for the valve stem connection and o rings for the battery cap--- all free of charge. I have enough to last a long time I need to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I called TST a couple of years ago for o-rings, and was quoted a price and an equal price for shipping. I ended up ordering 2 sets of o-rings since the shipping charge was the same. Last trip (last month), I had a sensor fail. It reported no change in the tire pressure even after the tire had totally ripped itself apart. I no longer trusted the system I had. TST was no help, even though the sensor was less than a year old. I did end up buying a hew TST system as it seems to have the best reputation on the forums, and I wanted the color monitor and repeater. I got it from Great RV Products rather than TST directly. How do some of you get this stuff sent free? I suggest you call Mike Benson at 210-420-0132-- He's the sales manager at TST and has been very helpful.
JoeH 06/05/19 05:32am Tech Issues
RE: TST 507 parts are expensive.

I've had outstanding customer service from TST. I called when I needed a couple screws for the anti-theft caps and they sent me a package of screws, extra caps, o rings for the valve stem connection and o rings for the battery cap--- all free of charge. I have enough to last a long time
JoeH 06/04/19 07:25am Tech Issues
RE: $100 per night

We travel all around the US and find many areas where a night is in the $100 range... some places like the Keys is $200. It's all what you want, where you want to be and what you want to do. Do a little prep work and you won't be surprised.
JoeH 06/02/19 05:58am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Red carpet stains no more

Sorry about your pup. We lost one to cancer last summer while traveling in the northeast. We knew he only had a short time left when we left, but he enjoyed the trip that he's taken many times with us.
JoeH 06/02/19 05:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Can I Get Away With a Quick Brake Job in a Campground?

Once I broke a few teeth off a timing chain gear. I explained the situation to the owner and he said it was OK to do the work there. I couldn't go anywhere anyway! I had to order the gears and chain so it was a day or so waiting for parts, which gave me time to get everything taken apart. Got the parts, put it together and was back on the road. Some people understand and will help... but sometimes, if it's a corporate CG, you may be out of luck.
JoeH 05/31/19 06:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flat tow P/U to carry motorcycle

I towed a Ranger for several years. Rampage lift in the bed to load the Harley. I now pull an F-150 ... wish I still had the Ranger. I had taken the Ranger into the Ford dealer for oil and tire rotation after a trip to Utah in 2015. They said I was due for a tranny fluid change. I din't have time for that, but then they offered my a loaner, so I said go ahead. 7-8 hours later they call and say they had an accident servicing the Ranger. I drive over and the Ranger was burnt to a crisp under the hood. All wires melter, radiator melted,ect. Seems the tech was heating up the tranny by running the motor fast and got distracted by his cell phone... overheated the tranny, fluid poured out the dip stick tube and ignited. The initially said they would fix it, I said the damage was too extensive. After a couple days, they said I was right and it was not reasonable to fix. I told them they needed to pay me book value for the truck along with the added items such as base plate, ladder rack,etc. They declined and offered me less than 1/2 book. After much back and forth with no progress I told them I was going to the newspaper and the local TV news channel. That got them to relent and pay me the fair value of the truck. Thus I ended up with a new F-150. So who was this truck dealer, It was Brandon Ford, the highest volume Ford truck dealer in the world, or so they say. All I can say is STAY AWAY from them. Long story, but I try to spread the word https://i.imgur.com/MyAtFXUl.jpg
JoeH 05/31/19 05:49am Dinghy Towing
RE: Wax on Wax off.

Today I finished my wash/wax. First day is a wash. Second day,wax the roof ( fiberglass roof) 3rd day, one side and the front, 4th day the other side and rear. I'm good to go for 6 months now. We hit the road in a week, and will be gone several months. I might get to wash it if we hit a cg that allows it.
JoeH 05/30/19 02:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Rafter J-Bar / Custer / Rushmore

Thanks again for the input. We decided to push our reservation up a week so we arrive on thr 8th and stay for 10 days. I understand that there will still be a lot of bikes and what not but Im thinking it will still be a fun experience. Stock up, yes we will load up at our overnight en route in Fargo ND, we'll dry camp at Sam's or Wally's and load up before we go. It'll be fun... we used to go to the rally every other year, but got involved with other things so the last time we were there was in 2012. Definitely take a trip into Sturgis to soak in some of the atmosphere.... I'd suggest on the 9th or 10th. A lot of people will be packing up and leaving the morning of the 11th and the roads will be much less busy and quieter for the rest of your stay. We are tentatively planning to be out in that area sometime around the 15th. We will see how things shake out .
JoeH 05/29/19 06:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pride rv

We stayed there three years ago for about a week. Pretty nice place, but I don't consider it a resort. It's a campground. Sites were grass/gravel, electric/water/sewer worked fine. Some sites were treed/shadey, others were wide open. Had a small store on site with basic supplies. Easy access from I-40 , short drive to Maggie Valley. I'd stay there again if in the area.
JoeH 05/29/19 06:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MH trip to Keys & New Orlean lessons

Here are just a couple of comments and observations from our recent trip. 1) Love bugs can cause real damage to a mh front. $2,000 2) Gas stations in the Keys are not mh friendly. 3) Venture Out in Cudjoe Key is not dog friendly even though they tell you they are. 4) The beaches in the Keys stink. All of them! Due to seaweed. Some were even trashed with litter. You pay to enter all of them also. 5) Key West is a tourist trap. You pay dearly for a parking spot for your vehicle. 6) Sloppy Joes has the best margaritas. 7) Mel Fisher museum and Hemmingway house were great. 8) Car manufacturers can save money by eliminating blinkers since very few people use them. 9) States should recycle speed limit signs since very few pay any attention to them. 10) New Orleans stinks literally! Graphiti everywhere. Everyone after your dollar. Will never go back there! 11) Pat Obriens in the Quarter has great Hurricanes. Overall a good 3 week trip but now can say been there done that. My thoughts..... 1) If you clean them off good,with lots of water, you won't have any long term damage. Yes- they are a real pain and a mess 2) Stations in the Keys are like anywhere else-- some are OK for large rigs and others not 3) Venture Out is more of a park model/trailer park vs a RV park. Too many restrictions and not really a place that welcomes visitors and pets. 4) Yes, lots of seaweed right now-- just got back from a 3 weeks in the keys.... it's nature. Oh, you don't pay to go to Higgs Beach or Smathers Beach. 5)Yes- it's a tourist economy. City Parking is $4/hour. There is free parking on some residential streets, you just need to know where to go! 6) In my opinion, Sloppy Joe's is the biggest tourist trap in KW. Much better places and drinks elsewhere. 7) Agree 8) Agree 9) Agree 10) Yes, there are some nasty areas, but also some very interesting areas and great live music and some outstanding restaurants. 11) Pat Obriens is a tourist trap too. Sort of like Sloppy Joe's You got out and saw it.... not to your liking, so get out and explore more. I happen to like Key West, but you wouldn't catch me in NYC for any reason.... been there many times and not my kind of place. I like to visit NOLA, but only every couple of years. We are all different and have different likes. That's why is great to be able to explore new areas and see what works and what doesn't on an individual basis.
JoeH 05/27/19 05:29am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Boarder crossing insanity - CBP gone crazy...

This sort of stuff is why I've lost interest in driving across the border to Canada. I grew up going fishing with my folks in Ontario every summer, but I haven't been back to any province for about the last two decades. Plenty to see and do south of that line, fortunately. Same with me. I used to live in upstate NY and go to Ontario fishing. The last time , about 40 yrs ago, I was coming back and they decided to literally tear my car apart. took all my camping and fishing gear and put it ( threw it) on the ground. When they were done, they said I was good to go. Took me a long time to reload everything and get the car ready to drive again... all in the rain. I've had no desire to return to Canada since then. No big loss as there is just so much to see and do in the USA
JoeH 05/22/19 06:12am General RVing Issues
RE: Florida Keys RV Parks in Winter

We go to Blue Water Key -- during the winter, they have a 7 day minimum. Most sites are booked a year in advance. Call and see what you might find.
JoeH 05/20/19 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Vultures!

Yes-- there is a county park up by Tampa that I've seen the vultures picking at parked vehicle weather stipping. They also have a sign warning people of the birds and possible vehicle damage .
JoeH 05/17/19 06:56am General RVing Issues
RE: Busch Gardens, Tampa

While there, take a tour of the brewery. It was fun and informative. The beer cans went by so fast on the conveyors, the only way I could tell what kind was being brewed that day was the blurred color of the cans going by. The Tampa Busch Gardens Brewery was closed in 1995... it's now the site of one of the roller coasters.
JoeH 05/09/19 06:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Well it was a lot of work...

I do ours 2x a year, and it's coming up in a few weeks. Day 1 I wash it, Day 2 I get one side and either the front of back, Day 3 the other side and front or back, which ever one I didn't do on day 2. I also do the fiberglass roof on either day 3 or 2... up there avto I use a spray wax so it only takes a little while.
JoeH 05/07/19 12:17pm Class A Motorhomes
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