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RE: Texas trip cancelled!

Sweltering here in the North east, Just can't imagine the heat in Texas. For July, I'd take 70 or 80 degrees anyday. Enjoy your trip and safe travels Mike
mdcamping 07/11/20 12:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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
mdcamping 07/11/20 09:08am Beginning RVing
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

I thumbed through the recent reviews at campgroundreviews.com and noticed that several of the 1 star reviews were pretty dang petty. One was upset because they left their handgun in a cabin when they checked out and the park owner wasn't thrilled to have an unattended, loaded, firearm laying around. The poster went on to rant about they had a concealed carry permit and how the park's website didn't put they prohibited firearms in bold print, instead it was but one of a number of rules on their rule page. I don't know what having a carry permit has to do with leaving a weapon laying around since by definition it isn't being carried, but what do I know. In another review, the reviewer was upset because they were asked to move their car off the grass. The reviewer went so far as to claim they measured how much they were on the grass and that amount was one inch. They neglected to post how much on the grass they felt was OK. Both of those parks otherwise had consistent excellent reviews. Is it just me or does it feel like people are becoming more self centered on a daily basis. Yeah some come into a campground with a chip on their shoulders, some just don't have the experience, some come to realize that camping/Rving is not for everyone and take it out on the campground or maybe a combination of everything. I've noticed more times than not the fringe type reviews have few reviews online with little info on the profiles, When researching campgrounds I just ignore those reviews. Mike
mdcamping 07/08/20 06:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: Nicest?? CG in or near Bar Harbor

https://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/maine/bar-harbor/mt-desert-narrows-camping-resort-1275 been yrs since we stayed, but seems to still get good reviews. Well maintained campground, clean/updated the bathrooms and showers. Mike
mdcamping 07/08/20 06:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

We just returned from a local trip over a extended july 4th weekend. Campground was booked solid. Everyone was quiet, respectful and kept to themself's...lots of social distancing :C Mike
mdcamping 07/07/20 06:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cherrystone RV in VA Area

Been over 15 yrs since we stayed at Cherrystone. Campground sells the crab traps & bait where your kids can go crabbing off the piers, ours had a blast. Another recommendation they also have a half day charter boat, the charter was totally turn key, easy fishing for the kids! MISS JENNIFER TICKETS 15 yrs ago cherrystone was loaded with stuff for the kids I've read they have even expanded even more. There's probably enough stuff to keep a family busy for a week at the park. Our trip we had stayed for 9 days so we decided to do 3 day trips, 2 to Busch Gardens and 1 to VA beach, crossing the Chesapeake bay bridge is expensive but its an event in it's self, if I remember there was a fishing pier and restaurant at mid point of the bridge. Have a safe trip & enjoy! Mike
mdcamping 07/01/20 06:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

I'd just make a note of the loud and obnoxious camp grounds you visit. either visit them at a different time or cross them off the list all together. better yet, post a online review, help your fellow rvers in the community! :C Mike
mdcamping 06/30/20 06:52am General RVing Issues
RE: I90 fuel islands in Massachusetts

I don't remember any problems or angles that prevented me from fueling up at the pumps on I90, though sometimes there is a long wait for the pumps The biggest issue we have had is finding a spot to park after fueling up as we either use the bathrooms or get a bite to eat. Sometimes I find myself parking close to the highway on ramp or with the 18 wheelers. Mike
mdcamping 06/29/20 07:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

Many yrs ago we a bad experience with the drunks/parties, it was a campground that had one of those...reputations.. Partly my fault because I did not research the place and being somewhat green to Rving. Going forward I make an effort to do online research and overall most folks we come across have been respectful. I consider Camping/rving as my hobby, so I always look forward to my trips! :C Mike
mdcamping 06/28/20 06:10am General RVing Issues
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

No one camps/rvs in my family, recently I have been getting tex messages from them asking advice for thier friends on places/rv parks to go. I don't think this would have happened a year ago. Mike
mdcamping 06/23/20 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Week in Maine. Where would you go?

The Rockland/Camden area is very scenic with lots of shops & restaurants , about 1 HR west of Acadia. If you do stop don't forget to visit Owls Head & Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse. You can drive up to MT Megunticook or do a hike, spectacular views!! Camden Hills State Park Mike
mdcamping 06/22/20 06:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colored party globe lights for awening? ...yeah, I know

Most of the time I will still put up my string of Red Sox Lights :C Mike
mdcamping 06/21/20 08:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: potential new rv resort

What businesses are *needed* or *preferred* to be near RV parks. When I ask about businesses, Im really looking for businesses needed specifically for RV campers. Im looking for businesses that are preferred and needed, to try to help pick locations. Thank you Having a RV service/repair in the area where maybe you can set up a business agreement. As mentioned, but for us this is very important. Having a decent Grocery store maybe 10 minutes away is a big bonus, especially if your planning a destination type park or similar. Gas nearby MikeI guess different strokes for different folks. We have never considered whether or not an RV repair facility was nearby as a criteria for choosing a park. Same with gas stations and grocery stores. The RV has a 600+ mile range, refrigerator, freezer and storage so those conveniences don't need to be a stone's throw away. Much more important to us is what are the nearby attractions and activities. I.E. what is the reason for going there in the first place. It's not my criteria either when choosing a rv park, I'm just trying to help the OP. I know of RV service shops where part of their buisness is to travel to local RV parks and do service repair/warranty repair on both permanent and transient rv's. This info might be helpful to the OP My Tacoma has a 21 gallon fuel tank :) What we look for is similar to what you look for but I always check the online reviews first before choosing a campground/rv park Mike
mdcamping 06/17/20 05:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Are campgrounds more crowded or is it just me?

We just upgraded our RV to a new Phoenix Cruiser 2351D and picked it up in Elkhart, IN after their lock down of a month and a half. On our way home, which we wanted to take our time getting back home to check everything out. Any way, most all the state parks enroute were packed. Lucky to even get in. Planning an early July trip and have to make reservation most of the way, which is very unlike us. Parks we wanted to stay over were booked and had to replan. We'd find a park of 43 sites and 9 openings and a day or so later only one or two were open. We're not use to making reservations, as we are never really sure when we'll be where. I mean if we really like a place we'll stay a couple of extra days or leave eralier than planned. Besides I hate "ordering" a site based on a couple inch square picture. Looked at Google Earth, but that won't show the incline of the site, how far the power pole is, or if it still has shade or not, etc. We are state park, COE & municipal/county park campers. Commercial/private parks just don't cut it for us. Even FamCamp will fork for a nigh. So any way, is it me being locked down for so long that every thing seems more crowded or are there more people out and about? Just got back from a reservation at Mom & Pop campground, The owners mentioned the campground was almost booked solid, where a year ago it wouldn't have at this time. With business reopening everyone is just itching to get out. I usually don't book July 4th weekend but this year I did just before the covid broke. For me that reservation is worth gold especially after loosing my April & May reservations. Mike
mdcamping 06/17/20 08:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: potential new rv resort

What businesses are *needed* or *preferred* to be near RV parks. When I ask about businesses, Im really looking for businesses needed specifically for RV campers. Im looking for businesses that are preferred and needed, to try to help pick locations. Thank you Having a RV service/repair in the area where maybe you can set up a business agreement. As mentioned, but for us this is very important. Having a decent Grocery store maybe 10 minutes away is a big bonus, especially if your planning a destination type park or similar. Gas nearby Mike
mdcamping 06/17/20 08:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rhode Island

Fishermen's memorial state campground in Narragansett. Tough to get a site this late in the season but maybe you can get in on a cancelation. Beaches down the road, centrally located about 40 minutes drive give or take from Mystic Seaport, Ct & Newport RI. If you bring road bikes you can ride them down to the ferry (5minutes away) and spend a day on Block island which has touristy shopping, restaurants, and of course biking. I believe you can also rent mopeds or bikes on block island. But its worth a day trip. Hope this helps Mike
mdcamping 06/14/20 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery question

In the end, I just decided to get a new battery. Thank you everyone for your help Mike
mdcamping 06/08/20 05:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bar Harbor,Maine

We've been staying at Narrows Too for the last 11 yrs. FHU, easy access to Acadia and Bar harbor. Will be heading up there in 2 weeks... I hope they get the out of state quarantine issue resolved by then. The below items is from Bayley's CG, which is participating in the lawsuit COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF MAY 31ST, 2020 A NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER PERMITS HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES TO BEGIN TAKING RESERVATIONS JUNE 1 BOOKING WITH NON-RESIDENTS ASKED TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS ON THE HONOR SYSTEM. This was the headline May 14, 2020 in the Portland Press Herald. Governor Mill’s Economic and Community Development Commissioner, Heather Johnson, in charge of implementing the Governor’s Order stated “Visitors from outside of Maine are still being asked to quarantine for 14 days after getting here, but she said the state had no enforcement protocol for the quarantine requirement. Since the the so-called honor system was announced, Bayley’s Camping Resort challenged the constitutionality of the discriminatory limitation on our out of state friends. The court stated; “Although the quarantine rule purports a certain neutrality insofar As it imposes a restriction on all who enter the state, including state residents, it effectively discriminates among members of the public in practical application because it grants or denies access to Maine’s goods and services based on citizenship status and access to reality, without regard to the presence or absence of circumstances that would justify imposition of circumstances that would justify imposition of such a burden on a person when considered as an individual.” The court concluded “The Campgrounds Advance a civil rights action that has potential.” The United States Department of Justice filed a brief in support of the Campgrounds asserting the quarantine requirement discriminates against out of state travelers and violates the constitutional right to travel. WE ARE OPEN TO ALL OF OUR OUT OF STATE CAMPERS AND WE ARE PRESSING FORWARD CHALLENGING THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND DISCRIMINATORY SELF-QUARANTINE “HONOR SYSTEM.” Good for Bayley’s Camping Resort, family owned campground. I've been told they own a bunch of summer businesses in the Old Orchard Beach area. Back on Topic https://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/maine/bar-harbor/mt-desert-narrows-camping-resort-1275 been yrs since we stayed here but seems to still get good reviews. Well maintained campground, clean/updated the bathrooms and showers. Mike
mdcamping 06/04/20 06:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why are people not opening new campgrounds/RV parks?

Cost of land, environmental regulations, permits, water and sewer lines, electric service, road grading, landscaping, more permits, more regulations. Probably more permits and regulations I haven't thought of. Plus on top of all that you are paying taxes before you even open the park. THIS! Sounds like the northeast... I'm aware of 4 parks that have opened in the last 10 yrs in our area, 2 we have stayed at. I tip my hat to the owners for getting it done. Mike
mdcamping 06/04/20 05:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Battery question

I do clean the posts, but now that I think of it the positive lead wire was rusted, I will cut back the wire. Battery had plenty of water. Thanks everyone Mike
mdcamping 05/31/20 06:26pm General RVing Issues
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