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RE: New Hampshire Fall Foliage

Maybe the rains the past month or so has saved it, I'm just starting to see some color. Were going in the opposite direction, leaving for Assateague Island very soon, though I may need to change my timing to avoid Ian :C Mike
mdcamping 09/30/22 05:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Going from West of Boston to Andrews Air Force Base

I generally will take I84 to I684 to I287 (tappenz/mario cuomo bridge) Off I287 I will pick up connecting interstates going west. Mike
mdcamping 09/30/22 05:33am Roads and Routes
RE: OH to CT- I-80 or I-90?

I80,Pa to I287 to I684 to I84 I take once per year, worse part of the trip is I84 in western CT. Lots of construction in Western Ct combined with heavy commuting from NY. (watch for the cutting cars) It's still doable but gets worse every year. as mentioned I90 thru NY and MA is a much easier commute plus easy on/off service plazas Mike
mdcamping 09/13/22 06:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Observation--newer trucks tow fivers a bit nose high

I'm just north of 6', I keep a 2' step ladder for getting inside the truck bed with cap, I have found the ford tail gate ladder to high off the ground for my arthritic knees. I remember shopping trucks last year seemed the GM & Dodge products had lower to the ground running boards, wished ford offered the same as that has been in issue for DW Mike
mdcamping 09/12/22 07:30am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mirrors.. no one said we needed Mirrors

At one time I towed with a 7' wide trailer with a my tacoma, still needed the extension mirrors to see square down the sides of the trailer. In our area I would estimate about 20% or maybe more don't have any type of mirrors entensions, seen this with out of state plates and one I remember had a florida plate towing through CT. Not just locals Mike
mdcamping 08/28/22 06:40am Towing
RE: Need warm enough campground for Oct

Help I am currently in a campground in Central NH and am in the beginning stage of having a house built. My problem is as follows. I am currently staying in a campground which closes beginning of Oct. I have a house rental here starting Nov 1st. I need to find a place for the month of Oct. It gets to cold here In Oct and I need 50’s +/- at night. I will have to head south somewhere for the month . The less distance I have to drive to get my target temperature will of course save me money on gas. I do love the coast but it is not a deal breaker. I have a 30’ travel trailer and am a seasoned camper. Aces High Rv Park, ct open year round Grandview Camping resort,ct I think they are open to Nov 1st. (real nice campground) By Nov 1st we may get low's around 40 but not to often. Sometimes though much milder. Usually by Thanksgiving is when the temps do a nosedive good luck Mike
mdcamping 07/30/22 04:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help with a Floor repair on a kodiak skamper by thor

This is what I did for a repair on my similar past thor 17 yrs ago, My Floor construction was very thin sheet metal,lauan,styrofoam, lauan then topped with linoleum all glued. I ended up dremming out patches of the sheet metal, replaced with bug screen. This allowed the wood to dry out underneath and on the top side I cut out the linoleum, allowed the wood to dry out and topped with new plywood, (I went wall to wall with the new plywood, I did not go under the walls) then secured to old floor and topped with those stick on linoleum tiles. This was not a cure all but certainly a heck of a good remission repair. I ended up getting 11 years out of a poorly constructed trailer. I did catch my leak relatively early, your situation is proberly different, so use the info with a grain of salt good luck Mike
mdcamping 07/26/22 06:47am Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Are RV sewer hose supports necessary?

only boondocked once or twice, my trailer has a low sewer connection, been multiple times where my accordion sewer hose supports has come in handy on full hook up sites. Mike How did they come in handy above just laying the stinky slinky on the ground? Just noticed this thread and yeah I know this is a 2yr old reply, I have come across sewer connections where they were 6" or 8" above ground, combine that with the connection area being in a ditch I end up with water having to flow uphill. The slinky came in handy to bridge the ditch area. I may not need it as much with my new trailer as I have a higher sewer connection, but if i need it I'll use it. Mike
mdcamping 07/18/22 06:34am Beginning RVing
RE: Note to Newbies with Children

This circles back to the general 5-7 mph speed limit that most campgrounds have...risk goes down when traffic speed is followed. Please no riding bikes after dusk is another common sense safety rule. Good point about keeping garbage bags off the grass. Mike
mdcamping 07/03/22 06:01am RV Lifestyle
RE: Old tow rig about ready for duty again!

Finally about done with repainting the ole 86 K20. First time it's seen daylight in about 18 months. Got interior to finish re-assembling (new seat, dash, carpet) and all the trim n stuff left to doo. Mechanically it's ready to roll. Although I do want to re-pack the front bearings. God knows how long that's been... Hoping to get it road worthy before our boy's 16th Bday next month! It's "his" truck and he's put some good hours into it as well. https://i.imgur.com/FeJdWf8l.jpg https://i.imgur.com/oWrHFRbl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/edGiQall.jpg https://i.imgur.com/NOOpu28l.jpg That is one good looking truck and one heck of a Birthday day present! Congrats to all! :C Mike
mdcamping 06/30/22 10:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Traveling with Propane on

I leave the propane on when fueling up at gas stations, ferry or tunnels I will shut the propane off. Mike
mdcamping 06/30/22 09:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for 5 star RV Park

Would like to find a Campground for next summer in the north that has concrete or asphalt pad, FHU 50 amp, patio, picnic table for 1 or 2 months. All suggestions appreciated. Thank you in advance Watkins Glen / Corning KOA, NY. The Villages RV Park at Turning Stone, NY Resorts has some very high end sites and I believe the 2 parks have concrete or asphalt sites Mike
mdcamping 06/29/22 01:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fuel cost in your area

about $4.83 for reg seems to have leveled off Mike
mdcamping 06/28/22 11:11am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground availability on shorter notice

I had noticed that RV parks were not as busy as they have been in the recent past. As evidence of this we called a resort we have been going to for years and they had more than 6 sites available for October. This happens to be in an area where October is the high season. In the past we made reservations a year in advance due to high demand. Just recently rebooked for 23 a resort campground in upstate NY, I was surprised that they were holding their rates for 23 even after dumping $$$$ into the park, this is probably do to the uncertainty of the near future economy. Mike
mdcamping 06/26/22 06:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer brake problem?

I pulled into the shop with just the back brakes working. This was a scheduled service as 1st tech did the repair. I hooked up trailer to truck, tested brakes and they were not working at all. I "never" left the shop with the trailer. What they have told me was they have a senior tech that has now been working on the trailer the past 2 days taking it out for some test rides trying to figure where the problem was and my last conversation was they got half the brakes back working and yeah they mentioned that the problem could be the magnets. Hope tomorrow this gets resolved. I have never worked on brakes my whole life, rv or auto as this is something I have always had a service shop do. My last 2 trailers never had issues with brakes. My present trailer sat for 5 years unused as owner had run into a hardship and had to sell. so my guess this probably contributed to the brake problems? This weekend we are supposed to go to the catskills in NY, so my trip is in jeopardy... not a happy camper... Mike
mdcamping 06/15/22 05:52pm Travel Trailers
Trailer brake problem?

The Jayco 24 RBS I purchased this spring I noticed the back 2 brake drums where super hot and the front 2 drums where not hot at all after doing a trip. Had to wait 1 month for my scheduled service today. Tech said rear brakes were almost frozen, cleaned up brakes and calibrated. After hooking up trailer at the service center which was on a slight down grade I let the truck & trailer roll slowly in neutral. I then put on the manual break to full gain... Nothing... I then got the tech we repeated the test with him pulling the brake away pin.. still nothing... So tomorrow the shop foremen is going to work on the brakes. So my question is on my past 2 trailers when doing a similar test when I activated the brakes in full manual gain the trailer brakes always locked up or almost locked up. I a missing anything? help. Also had the bearings repacked. Mike
mdcamping 06/14/22 02:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: CG Prices

Preaching to the choir, beating a dead horse, etc etc I know but I still have to vent. I've been camping my whole life and have had travel trailers for the past 18 years and never thought I would see site prices even come close to approaching what I have been seeing lately. Thankfully state parks (which we love and prefer) have kept prices somewhat flat, but we can rarely get a site at state parks. We are not year in advance planners outside of 1 trip each year so we rarely get in. We do it all from boondocking to "luxury RV resorts". The mid tier to "luxury" range has always been from $65-$150 that we have seen, and places like Fort wilderness up around $200. While looking for a site over memorial day weekend, we found a few near Ocean City MD, NJ, and elsewhere that we have used in the past (but not for the last 5 years) that ranged $200-$350 per night! Are they crazy?!?! It's a darn camp site not an all inclusive resort!! It's no wonder the few we found in that price point were not sold out over the holiday weekend. And, KOA's and others we looked at similar to KOA's are all over $100 now. We ended up boondocking and had a great time but we are finding our boondocks sites are far busier now likely because of it. I just can't believe anyone would pay even $150+ let alone $300+ per night at any RV resort / campground. For that price it should include food delivered to my camper, unlimited cocktails, and someone should come make my bed and clean my camper each day. I really hope people continue refusing the Sun RV and others like it so prices start dipping again. This is not inflation. This is "because we can" greed and its ruining camping for those of us without deep bank accounts. Sorry for the rant ;-) If your talking about Frontiertown by Ocean City MD? Last year I recommended the resort campground to a friend who had a young family. They absolutely had a blast and are returning again this year. The placed is a true resort with a water park and loads of other amenities. I remember him commenting on how expensive the place was but I don't think it was in the $200 range but I could be wrong. also he didn't go on the Big 3 holidays so maybe he got a better deal. This year were going to Sun Outdoors Association Island, NY I think I'm paying just over $110 per night, waterfront on Lake Ontario. :C Next year I was told prices go up because of the resort expanding. Mike I just re-booked Sun Outdoors Association Island for 2023, same time. Rates are staying the same for 2023, $110 per night including site lock fee. I just looked at the reviews for Frontiertown on RV life, Ouch! you were right some of the reviews had posted rates of $175 and $200. 20 years ago we did a bunch of similar type parks. Lots of young Rvers only get a few weeks vacation to spend with family so thats when you need to make it count. Mike
mdcamping 06/06/22 06:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: CG Prices

Preaching to the choir, beating a dead horse, etc etc I know but I still have to vent. I've been camping my whole life and have had travel trailers for the past 18 years and never thought I would see site prices even come close to approaching what I have been seeing lately. Thankfully state parks (which we love and prefer) have kept prices somewhat flat, but we can rarely get a site at state parks. We are not year in advance planners outside of 1 trip each year so we rarely get in. We do it all from boondocking to "luxury RV resorts". The mid tier to "luxury" range has always been from $65-$150 that we have seen, and places like Fort wilderness up around $200. While looking for a site over memorial day weekend, we found a few near Ocean City MD, NJ, and elsewhere that we have used in the past (but not for the last 5 years) that ranged $200-$350 per night! Are they crazy?!?! It's a darn camp site not an all inclusive resort!! It's no wonder the few we found in that price point were not sold out over the holiday weekend. And, KOA's and others we looked at similar to KOA's are all over $100 now. We ended up boondocking and had a great time but we are finding our boondocks sites are far busier now likely because of it. I just can't believe anyone would pay even $150+ let alone $300+ per night at any RV resort / campground. For that price it should include food delivered to my camper, unlimited cocktails, and someone should come make my bed and clean my camper each day. I really hope people continue refusing the Sun RV and others like it so prices start dipping again. This is not inflation. This is "because we can" greed and its ruining camping for those of us without deep bank accounts. Sorry for the rant ;-) If your talking about Frontiertown by Ocean City MD? Last year I recommended the resort campground to a friend who had a young family. They absolutely had a blast and are returning again this year. The placed is a true resort with a water park and loads of other amenities. I remember him commenting on how expensive the place was but I don't think it was in the $200 range but I could be wrong. also he didn't go on the Big 3 holidays so maybe he got a better deal. This year were going to Sun Outdoors Association Island, NY I think I'm paying just over $110 per night, waterfront on Lake Ontario. :C Next year I was told prices go up because of the resort expanding. Mike
mdcamping 06/04/22 06:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: What's up with CGs?

I agree with everything mentioned, let me add one small Item. Check the REVIEWS on the campground, best way to find what is actually going on. Mike Speaking of which, is Woodall's no longer around? What is the go-to site now for finding campgrounds and reviews?This site: Used to be RV Park Reviews Though not always accurate, google reviews gives you a fast insight. OP, just curious how do the reviews look? Mike
mdcamping 06/03/22 05:33am General RVing Issues
RE: What's up with CGs?

I agree with everything mentioned, let me add one small Item. Check the REVIEWS on the campground, best way to find what is actually going on. Mike
mdcamping 05/31/22 07:58pm General RVing Issues
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