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RE: Using EZ Pass while towing

If you go to FL (or have a SunPass) don't think you're ever going to see the refund for getting tagged by both passes. I was towing the car with a sunpass and went over the skyway bridge 2x. Called them a few times before giving up (*it was only a dollar anyway) "we have to check the video" just means "Don't pass go, you're not getting your money back" You can go on the SunPass site and inactivate a tag and re-activate when needed. Not sure if the same holds true for EZPass. We have an Ohio EZPass on the RV only and just move it to the car if needed.
ThomBoles 06/05/19 02:50pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Four Down or Car Dolly

That was a dilemma that we toiled over when we bought our RV. The final decision really came down to my wife saying "You know, whatever the weather; cold, hot, rain, shine getting the car onto a tow-dolly is at best a 15-20 minute process. Do you really want to do that ever time we need to pack and move" We can pull the car up behind the RV, hook up the tow equipment and be gone in less than 5 minutes 4-down.
ThomBoles 04/24/19 12:37pm Dinghy Towing
RE: I-77 campground

We're passing through WV and plan to stop at the Cabela's for an overnight in Charleston. We've already called to be sure that they have an RV lot (most do). Won't have water and electric though and since we're only overnighting one night between camps we'll be fine without it.
ThomBoles 04/19/19 07:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocala/Orlando overnight stop

I just drove I-75 from Brooksville South today. At the 275 Mile marker (thereabouts) is an extremely large rest area where you might find a spot to overnight. There were some empty spots at 8:30 this evening on the Southbound side but I’m not sure how that fills up in the later night.
ThomBoles 03/03/19 07:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ohio Lake View Campgrounds

Check Geneva State Park up on Lake Erie. Otherwise there is a park that’s attached to Cedar Point that’s on the lake. You’re going to pay a hefty premium to use it. I’m not sure what RV parks are on the smaller lakes in the state. I know there are a few out by Lake Pymatuming and one or two on the Berlin Resovoir near Youngstown.
ThomBoles 03/03/19 07:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ocala/Orlando overnight stop

I can’t help much because I live in the area and would just park in my. Driveway that late at night but I would stay away from the Orlando area if at all possible. There aren’t many boondocking options here and the construction is terrible. Not sure if you were on the turnpike if one of the rest areas would accommodate you but that’s not going to solve your power need.
ThomBoles 03/03/19 06:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for Technology Cabinet Ideas

My "technology cabinet" consists of a Weboost booster, Pepwave Surf on the Go router and my cellular modem. All will function off 12V (the reason I chose the pepwave) so I don't necessarily have to be hooked to power, a specific convertered plug or running the generator to use them. I work full time in the RV and just don't like to use the laptop monitor so I do have a 24" monitor, keyboard and mouse that I use. I have the laptop sitting off to the side. I carry a small bin of extra cables but go with the attitude that I can get whatever I need in 2 days from Amazon and/or "there's always a walmart".
ThomBoles 02/12/19 07:48am Technology Corner
RE: Cleveland Ohio Camping

Just throwing out there but there is a scout camp (Stigwandish) out in Madison, OH? It’s about 35 minutes East of Cleveland just off I-90. Around the corner (about 1.5 miles away) is a KOA (Madison-Thompson) that is pretty nice. It’s a little closer to Cleveland than Geneva on the Lake (Geneva State Park). There are a couple Kenisee parks out a but further east in Austinburg and Jefferson.
ThomBoles 01/06/19 07:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Carrying 2 bikes - Motorhome and Car Dolly

I have a dual receiver as shown by way2roll above. The bikes are on a Swagman rack as well. I have had no problems with them between the towed car and the RV for the 22K+ miles we have driven. We flat-tow our car but I don't know why there would be any difference in the way it sits for a tow-dolly.
ThomBoles 01/03/19 10:26am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best place to buy?

Did you look in the for sale section of irv2 .com?
ThomBoles 12/28/18 02:46pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Michigan to Washington D.C

In Ohio if you want to save some money on the tolls you could take Rt-2 over towards Cleveland and catch I-480 around the city to the south. (very similar to busskipper's route but skipping a good section of the tpk) I-480 will eventually drop you down to the turnpike with about 50 or 60 miles left in the state. **If you really want to avoid the tolls take Rt-2/I-90 all the way through Cleveland and out to the east side and catch Rt-11 south to the TPK (only a few exist from the PA line) or just go over into PA on I-90 and catch I-79 near Erie and go south from there but the toll savings may be eaten up in fuel costs. I too feel that once you're around Pittsburgh you should drop south towards I-68 and stay off the PA TPK as much as possible.
ThomBoles 12/27/18 08:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Which out of 3 Dash Cam ?

I have a #45 and my Brother a #65. They are great cameras with lots of features. I have never gotten use to the front collision warning chime and for the first couple of hours on each trip I keep looking at the warning lights for the levelers when I hear it. I think the cameras are great CYA devices but there are caviotes, in many jurisdictions they can be used by your insurance provider in case of an accident or by the other party's carrier. I am not sure of if and when a LEO is entitled to see or obtain information from the memory. In CA by law any recording you make with a dash or rear facing camera is your personal property and if requested by a LEO, only thirty seconds prior to an accident thru 30 seconds after the accident can be asked for. That goes for lawyers and insurance adjusters also. The Garmin's record all sorts of information at a impact save. Speed, coordinates, voices inside the vehicle, direction of travel. As near as I can figure out in California only the video has to be surrendered. In as far as my brother is concerned, the voice recording would not be nice to hear. His language is not always appropriate. I don't know about other locals. I have the Garmin 45 as well. I've turned off the inside sound. No one needs to hear the names I call stupid drivers especially if they do something stupid directly in front of me. I was never really a "Garmin" person until we started RVing. Now I don't take off without this one powering up and the GPS.
ThomBoles 12/04/18 08:56am Technology Corner
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