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RE: Interstate and other roadside Rest Areas - Open or Closed?

Saw on the TV this morning that truckers are experiencing difficulty getting food, also bathrooms and shower facilities. Many truck stops are closed. I think this is mostly in the North East and into Canada. Friends who just drove north from Florida to NYS reported that rest areas were so busy there was no room for RV's so they started going to Cracker Barrel parking lots. Restaurant was closed so lots of parking for RV's. I think the increase in traffic was due to Spring Break traffic.
Tripalot 03/29/20 11:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Neat Supermarket Health Tip

Now there will be produce bag shortages, bring your own bags/gloves. I agree with taking your own re-useable produce bags. I have been doing this for a long time now in an attempt to cut down on the amount of plastic being used on our planet. In fact, I often use the plastic bags that our newspaper gets delivered in - it sits on our front doorstep, not in a gravel driveway so it is relatively clean. I feel not much harm can be done putting something like apples in it - they are going to be thoroughly washed anyway. Every little bit helps.
Tripalot 03/24/20 08:07am Around the Campfire
RE: Spring has sprung....

We're in Southern Ontario and the hibernating chipmunks have awoken and are busy digging lots of holes/tunnels in our yard. Birds are starting to sing and spring bulbs should be visible any day now. Looking forward to camping and hoping this virus issue eases off and hat campgrounds open. It is not looking too promising just now.
Tripalot 03/16/20 02:42pm Truck Campers
RE: Very disappointed with Good Sam

This is another example of why we try not to travel at night. Fortunately we are retired and have time so we attempt to avoid night time travel - it is no fun doing repairs or changing a flat in the dark.
Tripalot 03/14/20 07:59am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Crystal River FL. area campgrounds.

Recommendations on campgrounds in this area and possibly sites to see/things to do. X2 - although we have not stayed there since it became a Sun Resort It may have changed. We found the sites to be large and nicely landscaped. Don"t let the name put you off.
Tripalot 01/24/20 07:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Phoenix to Toronto, May 2020

Google Map's best route is I-40, I-44, I-70, I-69 to Fort Wayne, then through Detroit to Port Huron for crossing into Canada. If it were me, in Michigan I would stay on I-69 all the way through Lansing and Flint to Port Huron, avoiding Detroit. (I try to avoid the congestion of large cities whenever possible.) It is hard to avoid St. Louis, but there are good bypass routes using I-270. The southern bypass is slightly shorter than the northern. The direct route through St. Louis is two minutes shorter unless there is traffic congestion. (There is often a delay at the downtown Mississippi River bridge.) You are the best judge on how to get from Phoenix up to I-40. We have used this route many times going to Texas. I live near Hamilton and would avoid crossing at Niagara Falls or Buffalo. The traffic congestion through to Toronto can be a nightmare. As mentioned above, the 401 will get busy the closer you get to Toronto but there is no traffic free way to get there. Choose your time - Sundays are not too bad - especially early in the day.
Tripalot 01/17/20 07:13am Roads and Routes
RE: Central America trip

Don't forget to check into vehicle insurance. You will probably need separate insurance for each country you travel in. We did a trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize and the insurance added up just for those 3 countries.
Tripalot 01/06/20 05:12pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: We have to move

Pioneer Creek in Bowling Green probably has vacancies Don't think there is a Bowling Green in Florida near Tampa ? ? ? ? Maybe check some of the parks in the Bradenton area - sorry I can't recommend one as it has been several years since we stayed there.
Tripalot 01/01/20 10:07am Snowbirds
RE: Harvest Host users

We have belonged to boondockers welcome since it began. We have used it many times and have had good experiences. It is nice to chat with local people and get ideas of local places to visit, shop, bargains, etc. It is often a good alternative when campgrounds are booked in an area you want to visit. We always give our host a small token of our appreciation to cover electricity costs and other nice things they might have done for us. We have never bothered with Harvest HOsts as I don't like feeling obligated to buy wine, jams, etc. when I don't really want them.
Tripalot 12/05/19 03:11pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New way to lose more readers on this forum

I have had zero problems... X2
Tripalot 10/25/19 11:06am General RVing Issues
RE: RoadTrek 200

It will be shorter and less roomy.
Tripalot 10/18/19 07:21am Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Sewage Follies

I'll never forget the time we were at the RV lanes at a Flying J waiting our turn. The RV in front of us was dumping when his hose split and all the sewage spilled over the entire area. The owner put the hose in the garbage bin and drove off leaving an awful smelly mess. We moved to a different lane and before we left this poor young girl was out with a scraper trying to push the mess down the drain hole - she was holding her nose with one hand and doing her best to clean up.
Tripalot 10/15/19 07:41am General RVing Issues
RE: rolled MH onto the side - and the towed

Having just returned from a recent trip to Quebec, I would be curious to know where this accident occured. We found a lot of construction and poor driving conditions on our trip. I am so glad to hear you are all safe and well.
Tripalot 10/10/19 05:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camping around Christmas time

We enjoyed some very nice Christmases in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The parks had lots of activities planned and the local towns were very festive.
Tripalot 10/10/19 04:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

Let's hope this is not going to be an indication of the winter that lies ahead. Snow in early October is just waaaaaaaaaaay too sooooooooooon.
Tripalot 10/10/19 04:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: 4 person sleeping

2 ironing boards laid over each set of seats with sleeping bags on top. Presto! Instant bed. Sounds very uncomfortable to me.
Tripalot 09/25/19 05:04pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Festival Questions

We went a few years ago and it was an incredible experience. We decided to blow the bank roll and we signed up with Adventure Caravans. It was a fantastic experience and worth the $$$. We had excellent camping facilities with water & electric supplied + a pump out service came through mid week. It was an 11 day experience. Breakfast and dinner were provided daily, the shuttle bus stopped amidst the RV's, many of the balloons came down in the camping area. On some days, bus tours were provided in the area to local attractions. In the evening we could sit outside the RV and watch the nightly fireworks. We were close enough that we could walk to the grounds during the day if we wished. There were some vendors to check out. Balloon activities are early in the morning (5 am) and the evening. If you only plan to be there 3 days and the weather is not favorable, the balloons won't go up and you are out of luck. We were really glad we went this route despite the cost - it was well worth it for a do once experience.
Tripalot 09/25/19 06:51am Roads and Routes
RE: making dinette bed bigger

Personally I would be looking for another floorplan that provides a comfortable bed for you. There are lots of Class C's out there.
Tripalot 09/20/19 05:12pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Propane tank recertification

How old are your current tanks? For safety sake, it might be in your best interest to get new tanks if they are past their expiry date. I see your camper is a 2004 - probably if the tanks have never been replaced, it might be time.
Tripalot 09/18/19 07:30am Truck Campers
RE: Sights along Lake Superior

Don't forget the big goose at Wawa. Last time we were there it was badly in need of a paint job and funds were being raised. Hope that has happened by now. It is a pleasant stop for a coffee or lunch break. BTW - the big goose is a Canada Goose in case you didn"t know.
Tripalot 09/15/19 08:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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