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RE: Camping With Toddlers

Small children adapt well to anything. Our daughter spent her first night on our 21' boat at 6 days old. She was overnighting on that boat every Saturday for the rest of her first summer. Second was overnighting on the water at three months old. Bigger boat now. A 27'er but no special sleeping arrangements for them.
Veebyes 03/17/23 12:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Spray the roof

No matter what the product used & how it is applied the big unknown is the condition of the roof & how much time will be needed to prepare it for the new coating. That is where the money will be.
Veebyes 03/17/23 12:33pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Season soon to end - putting RV into storage

My routine since 2006 has been to disconnect the battery bank & leave it sit November to April every winter. The first few years the trailer had a massive battery bank of 6X6V wet cells. Since 2011 I have been using a single 4D AGM. Same treatment. Disconnected, untouched all winter. No problems till the first one aged out after 9 years. Four seasons into the second AGM now. Simply disconnect to eliminate any parasite draws on power.
Veebyes 03/11/23 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Did I damage my house batteries?

Next time around consider AGM or lithium. The AGM is more than the current wet cells but there is no maintenance, sealed so no leakage, have a much lower self discharge rate than wet cells therefore have no need for a trickle charger during months of storage, provided they are disconnected, & have a service life of up to 10 years. Combine these with a programmable charger & you have a maintenance free, trouble free system for a very long time.
Veebyes 03/10/23 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: 12v? 24v? 36...48v????

Sooner or later you will want to sell that RV. Who is going to want what you have done to it by changing the basic DC voltage system?
Veebyes 03/09/23 06:24am Tech Issues
RE: Yosemite National Park campgrounds

It has been a few years but we stayed in Mariposa. A few CGs there. Even at 34' pickins are kinda slim even if something was available. We took our bikes with us & had a poke around the CGs to look at site sizes. Very very few able to accommodate anything over 30' IIRC. Yes, size really does matter.
Veebyes 03/05/23 10:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: State Parks

With all of the boomers retiring & placing the demands on CG availability right now & for the next 10-20 years, what is going to happen when the boomers disappear? Lots of empty sites with greatly reduced demand? Will RVers be able to simply wing it & only have to worry about making reservations for holiday weekends?
Veebyes 03/02/23 02:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: State Parks

Hey, I have an idea....lets go back to first come first served and you can stay on the site for as many days you care to up to the 2 week limit. Sound good? Keep things interesting. I could live with that. It would not go down well with the weekend warrior who gets off work Friday late & it is a mad dash to get to the nearby CG. That used to be my style, but with a boat. Get off work. Go home & pack up car. Drive to dock. Unpack car. Load little boat to go out to big boat out on a mooring. Transfer everything from little skiff to big boat. Head on out,usually getting to anchorage after dark.
Veebyes 03/01/23 07:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds along US St 36 in Kansas

US36 is a great alternate to I70. A little bit of this & a little bit of that in the small towns along the way. Dodge City has two CGs. A KOA & another, basically an open field with services back a few blocks from the main drag.
Veebyes 03/01/23 06:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: State Parks

Strange how people will complain bitterly about the cost of camping yet they will book, & pay for, multiple days that they have no intention of using. As an extended time traveller, rather than a weekend warrior, I seldom know exactly when & where I will be, unless I am making an event somewhere. I like the policy of if you have not shown up before your the checkout time of your first day reserved, without some sort of communication why, you lose the entire reservation with a penalty. Discourage the selfish campers with money to burn.
Veebyes 03/01/23 06:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

There is not much worse than a barking yapping dog & the owner is nowhere to be found. Dogs bark at what they can see or hear. The trick is to prevent the dog from seeing outside & prevent the dog from hearing anything outside. Pull the curtains & turn the TV or radio on loud enough to cover all but the loudest of outside sounds. This is no guarantee for a quiet dog but it is a much better effort than most people make when leaving dogs.
Veebyes 02/27/23 10:17am General RVing Issues
RE: Denali Hwy 8

The resolution on Google Earth is not good but I think I have spotted the two gravel pits just a little east of the bridge. One of those should do just fine for a night or two.
Veebyes 02/27/23 10:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: State Parks

Looks like the no-show penalty amounts are not high enough.
Veebyes 02/26/23 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Denali Hwy 8

After doing the usual roads & sights multiple times I think that this year really will be our last trip to Alaska. Said that three times before. There are few roads, paved or maintained gravel, which have been missed but the Denali hwy is one of them. Thinking along the lines of a two day transit, east to west, & looking for suggestions for camping sites. So far Google Earth, even using street view, has not yielded much. We are 55'LOA so pulling out at any little siding is not going to work. Suggestions?
Veebyes 02/26/23 05:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Has anyone camped at Beaufort Waterway RV Park in NC?

Why not start your research with RV Park Reviews & get the opinions of multiple people rather than one or two here?
Veebyes 02/21/23 06:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Waterton & Lake Louise early May.????

We were there in 2011. Must have been something like the second week of May. The hotel was still closed. The town was more or less a ghost town. Could have shot a canon down Main St & not hit anything. The CG was open, sort of. The gate was open. Nobody around. Snow was still piled up in places. I think the power was on. Plenty sites usable. Camped free. No way to pay. Wonderful having the place more or less all to ourselves.
Veebyes 02/18/23 12:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Memphis Bound looking for RV park

We have stopped at Memphis at least four times. The DW needs to make sure Elvis is OK. Stayed at three CGs, Graceland, Tom Sawyers & a city? one on the east side of the river. The city one is small & is near a water treatment plant. Smells if the wind is in the wrong direction. Graceland is pricey, needs office & security staff with much better people skills & very convenient to Graceland of course. Tom Sawyer's, across the river, is a little bit of a drive, subject to rush hour traffic, but is well worth any inconvenience. If Elvis is not your thing, not mine, you can spend the day sitting on the levee watching the towboats go by.
Veebyes 02/03/23 05:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator question

While I understand some may be not concerned about sound. Decibel rating is an important parameter for most. When it comes to sound it is not so much about the users interpretation of the sound. It becomes more important to consider the generator sound's impact on those in the area close enough to hear the genset BINGO! So often people post "Oh my generator is quiet. I can barely hear it". What they are not saying is that they are not outside listening to the thing roar away at 3600RPM using it's full potential output or not. Your generator can be heard from a long long way away. It may not be loud but it is there. Yes, there is a need for generators but if getting one, get an inverter generator. It produces PSW 120VAC. It will spend most of the time not much above idle. It will be much cheaper to run. It is truly quiet. Your neighbours will smile at at you instead of scowling at you.
Veebyes 01/31/23 07:22am Fifth-Wheels
RE: RV Campgrounds Near Rehoboth Beach

Do a search on any one of the many CG search websites. One thing is for sure, Rehoboth Beach is expensive. There is one just east of Harrington that might do.
Veebyes 01/27/23 07:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cassiar Highway

4-5 days Seattle to the border? You cannot be serious. The Cassiar alone is a minimum of 2 days & that does not allow for any side trips to Hyder or any time to fully soak up the spectacular Provincial parks along the way, let alone spot those elusive bears along the road hiding in plain sight. Alaska is pretty big but Canada is huge.
Veebyes 01/26/23 01:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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