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Nascar Hall of Fame - Charlotte, NC

We are not NASCAR fans but will be going right through Charlotte in late March so we thought the the Hall of Fame might be worth a few hours. However, it's the middle of the day's trip so there's no option to visit without the 5th wheel (34 feet) attached. It looks like the museum is smack-dab in the middle of the city. They have some RV parking available in the parking lot with a reservation. Cost varies. Are we asking for trouble? Is it worth the trouble? I always follow the fire-fighters' rule: "Before you go in, have a plan on how to get out." Thanks.
harryjr 02/23/23 06:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pet Peeves in RV Parks

I asked this a few years back. Some replies slammed me, but there was more support. ___________________________________ We were on the road for the last 3.5 weeks. It takes us approx 30min. to break camp in the morning. We then start the truck and position, hook up, do a final walk around and leave. Truck idles for maybe five minutes and is Tundra V-8 quiet. So why in 3.5 weeks did we run into so many diesel class A's who feel the need to start the engine at 6AM and then do God only knows what for the next hour and a half before they leave? You bought a $400K, 400HP, 40 foot RV. Does it really require a 90 minute warm up before you can safely drive it down the road? We only spent one night together, but I promise to miss you when you're gone. Do you need to wake up the entire park to wave goodbye? Before you tell me I'm just jealous that I don't have a diesel pusher, I'm not. (Well maybe just a little bit). Saw one today that was such a bargain my wallet started to twitch, but I digress. If there is a reason for the 90 min. warm-up, please explain it to this dumb 5th wheeler. Thanks,
harryjr 01/19/23 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Park pet peeves, Park owner’s turn

(Name omitted to protect the guilty) In case folks don't know, it's OK to post the name of a company or product that you don't like. You just can't continuously bash them. Luckily we don't see the bashing very often, but feel free to name names if you think it would help other members avoid the same bummer that you experienced. Here's the forum rule for reference: You may post about problems you have with a product or organization, however the use of the forums to repeatedly attack them is strictly forbidden. Thank you Admin. At this point I didn't want to beat a dead horse. I just thought it was funny that as soon as I read bucky's original comment, I knew exactly which campground they stayed at. At the time, I posted my opinion on several sites including the campground's facebook page. It took them over 2 years to realize that they could delete my review from their own page. My feelings toward the owner now is more pity than anger. She's a wack-a-doodle. 10 years from now I'll have forgotten all about her. She'll still be crazy.
harryjr 01/18/23 12:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Park pet peeves, Park owner’s turn

Posted By: bucky on 01/05/23 06:13am "We've been RVing for about 25 years. The only "bad" campground was in MD. They literally had the gate outside the entrance so that you had to walk a hundred yards to the office to get them to open the gate open so that you could drive in and then check in to get the code for the next time you left and wanted to re enter. It went on and on from there. There were rules posted on trees everywhere, and they were different rules on each tree. My favorite one was posted on a wooden coat rack standing on an aging concrete pad in the middle of a field. The sign said "no playing here dancing only" Regardless of all that we enjoyed our stay. It is or was their property so guess what? Behave!" __________________________________________________ I don't have to buy a vowel. I can name that campground with only one guess. Our review below compared it to a POW camp. “Call me when there are new owners” Have you ever, for some perverse reason, wanted to experience a prisoner of war camp? You know, tons of pointless rules and rude guards who delight in enforcing all the pointless rules just to annoy you. Boy have we got a campground for you. (Name omitted to protect the guilty) We arrived late Fri. afternoon in the rain. We checked in, paid our fee along with a $10 deposit for a gate key. We mentioned that our daughter was coming over to bring us dinner. Oops, $5 charge for a visitor. She’s bringing her husband? Now $10, plus a $20 visitor deposit for the gate card. We could understand a charge if they were coming for the day and using the facilities, but to bring dinner on a rainy night? Also gate key is required to enter and LEAVE the campground. Will we be shot if attempting an escape over the fence? Pool is open from noon to 8PM daily. When we tried to enter through the snack bar at 6PM on Sunday, there was a sign that the snack bar had closed at 4PM and the other gate was locked. We got the attention of the lifeguard closing up and she said that because there hadn’t been anyone there for a half hour, Lois (the owner) said to close early. We pointed to the sign with the noon to 8 hours and after checking with Lois she did reopen. Other people arrived shortly after. To access the pool, we’re back to the POW camp. You have to show your receipt every time and every person must be listed on the receipt to make sure you didn’t sneak Uncle Fred in under the beach towel. The chaise lounges are not to be moved. To enforce this, they are bolted down to the concrete. Tables are to be used for eating food purchased from the snack bar only. They are about 20 miles south of York, PA where there is a Harley Davidson plant with factory tours. But no motorcycles are allowed beyond the front gate. It must be fun to schlep all your gear from the front gate to your site. A dress code? No offensive t-shirts allowed. Who makes the decision as to what is offensive. Liberal political statements, conservative? Hunting slogans, PETA supporters? Beer drinkers vs wine? 30 cable channels, but half were such poor video that they were unwatchable. We mentioned it to the desk and the next day they replaced a connection and tested the signal and said it was “fine”. Their definition of fine is different from mine. No improvement. The wi-fi was typical for campgrounds. Not great, but usable. Activities for kids are on the weekends only and there is a charge for virtually everything. It’s actually a very nice venue. But there is a reason why it is about 40% vacant at the height of the season. After 40 years, the original owner sold out to his daughter in 2010. I wish we had visited when the original owner was still in charge. It would be interesting to see how it has changed in the last 7 years.
harryjr 01/18/23 07:06am General RVing Issues
RE: Gasket/molding issue

You can contact steelerubber.com/camper-rv. They are willing to send you samples to test fit replacements for size. Very well made product and much better than OEM.
harryjr 12/05/22 02:02pm General RVing Issues
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