Boondocking/overnighting in urban areas. Using the RV for daily use in public places. Always parked out and about. Never in RV parks.
How about a little squirt of WD-40 in your water system just for laughs? Just an example.
Has someone ever done this? I've certainly never heard of it happening.
Maybe if you do something to annoy the local residents but otherwise, this is borderline paranoia.X-10, I have Never had this problem & never heard of anyone else having it happen. :h
Then you have people at the other end of the spectrum dumping their tanks without a hose wearing flip flops and eating a sandwich.
Cousin Eddie in Vacation comes to mind.Don't invite this guy in for a cold beer after he dumps.:E
then each state will have to hire an army of folks to man them, this will then in turn, defeat the purpose of weighing everything to write more overload tickets.
Do you really think your MH, 5er, TT is anywhere near overweight? Seriously? You think you're anywhere near 20,000 lbs on a single axle? Really?No I don't, but I also don't have a 40' Prevost, I'm not worried about my little class C, but I believe that in the future, that States & the feds, will be looking for more money, & to that end they will be adding restrictions for length in addition to weight & any other way they can think of.
And as far as that weight, 20,000 per axle, what makes you think they can't lower that at any time they choose.
I agree with "Gene&Ginny". It's a valid question. The road signs usually say all vehicles when referring to trucks and trailers and can be confusing to a newbie. Just remember that in most cases where there is signage about large vehicles, motor homes are exempted.
My personal feeling is that sometime in the future if the States/Government can find a way to charge a fee, they'll start weighing coaches.I unfortunately have to agree, I think in the future, they will start weighing Non-commercial coaches, probably starting with anything over 40' (just for a starting point), unless they want to just start weighing everything, in which case they will have to build many more scales, & many more temp scales, then each state will have to hire an army of folks to man them, this will then in turn, defeat the purpose of weighing everything to write more overload tickets.
Since we have a Class C, we have an on board generator. In the almost 6 years we've owned it, we've only needed it once in a campground because they lost power. Power was out for about 12 hours. We used the generator just to recharge the house battery that ran down over night.
If you have room for it, bring it. You may never need it, but the one time you do, you will wish you had.
-MichaelX-2, Class C, Gen is built in, only had power go out once in a FHU CG, glad we had it.
I don't really have an issue with the technology. I'd rather complain about the high booking fees but that would not be productive either. Information and pictures about each park varies, but not sure who you is to blame for that.I agree with wildtoad, I have no problem with the site it's self, but I hate that they charge you to make a reservation.
I've only used PA's old reservation system once, but find RA a lot easier.
I find that Travel Centers of America have higher prices for their fuel. I avoid them whenever possible.
I find 'trucker centers' (TA, FJ/Pilot etc.) have higher prices so I go down the road and refuel at regular stationsI don't know where that is, but around here, Flying J is usually quite a bit cheaper than anything around them.
I thought I was the only person to do that! Thanks WyoTraveler being old fashion.Maybe it is an age thing, I qualify for that, but I do it because DW told me to & I don't like sleeping with one eye open, (she takes care of the finances) I just do the spending part. ;)
Were at a point where we will buy it at the campground, local grocery store or from one of the locals in the area... as long as it looks DRY!
I can't help but laugh about this thread and on how we got burned (pun intended) on green firewood... we had one campground deliver us fire wood (big mistake) which I swear was pulled out from the local pond, it didn't even light up! all it did was foam! :B
MikeI know what you're saying, we bought overpriced wood at a local National Park, we used one of those fire starter logs to start the fire, the fire starter (which burned very well),burned for nearly 3 hours, the wood never did completely burn.
The NP Service should be jailed for false advertising, for listing that******as "Fire Wood".
If it's "fire-wood", buy local, most states and provinces have some sort of restrictions about moving wood.
I usually burn cut-offs from our shop or use "Tacoma" or other brand logs with no wax binder.That's exactly what I want to do, in Shenandoah NP in VA., they want you to bring wood from no more than 30 miles away, I know where to buy it here, but it's a little more than 30 miles from Two Medicine. ;)
Anyone know where to buy Local Firewood, outside of Two Medicine Campground, hopefully from one of the locals instead of paying that ridiculous $6.00 for 4-6 sticks of wood that doesn't really burn worth a damn.
National Parks do not allow dogs on trails or anywhere other than paved areas & campgrounds. National Forests aren't as strict and state parks have the most lenient rules.
We do leave our dogs occasionally but not for long. At Zion, you have to take shuttles to see the park and of course, dogs can't go. We camped in the park at Watchman and fortunately had good shade & comfortable weather so left the furry ones for a couple of hours while we took the shuttles around. We made a trip back to check on them then caught the shuttle again.
I've not had any luck finding kennels that I would leave ours in.
This isn't completely true but not far off. We live close too, and I volunteer at, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. I don't know of anywhere except buildings, that you can't take dogs there.
MarkShenandoah NP, also, there are some trails they're not allowed on, but there are 500 miles of trail that they Are allowed on, I know it's different in many parks out west, where grizzlies, Lions, wolves, & coyotes like to make snacks out of them.
Most national parks, Forest service and Corp of Engineers parks take the senior pass. It is also useful at historical locations.
Best money I spent!
BLM campgrounds honor it also. That will be the best $10 you will ever spend. We have saved literally hundreds of dollars since I got mine 6 years ago.Along with TVA.
Many thank's to all of you for the forum replies regarding using a Sr. Pass in National Parks. I will be touring Yellowstone, Tetons and Rocky Mts. National Parks this Summer and have never used my recently acquired Sr. Pass. I now know how this process works.It doesn't take long using it to find that it's the best $10 you've ever spent. ;)