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RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

Are other drivers killing your RV experience? Traveling on the US east coast is always busy interstate, no way your going to get anywhere decent without traveling an interstate or without a reservation. Sometimes you can travel on a weekend or after rushhour but it will still be BUSY, just relatively less . What I find is I get mentally tired because I have to focus driving defensively and more 100% of the time. Throw in a trip with heavy rain & wind and I'm usually hitting the tylenol when I arrive at my destination. As I slowly age I have been planning more stop overs and cutting my travel milage down, this has helped. Did a few trips up to Canada couldn't believe how open the highways were Mike
mdcamping 10/20/20 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Are other drivers killing your RV experience?

I live on LI, NY so to go anywhere you have to deal with it. Once I'm done with the Long Island and Cross Bronx Expressways everything else is a piece of cake. I also live on LI. Most of my trips are to the Western US. Half of the stress and effort in driving is the first 100 miles getting off LI and through most of Jersey. I have learned to be very careful about the timing of leaving and returning. I time it so I leave or return mid day. Ideally I would leave mid day on a Sunday and return mid day on a Saturday. NJ TYPK, I287, I684, I78, I80 = no fun. Sometimes I can adjust my timing, sometimes not. tough to maintain a safe distance on the highways as drivers constantly cutting in front of me. Just come back from a trip in MD, heavy rain, high winds and they still don't slow down.. Mike
mdcamping 10/17/20 06:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Watkins Glen KOA

So we stayed here over this past w/e and overall had a good time. Weather was nice, chilly a couple of times, but colors and fire made up for it. Pretty much full house. What was interesting was that when we inquired as to what the rates were in area we have stayed in before over same timeframe and where were were at this w/e. We were thinking perhaps next year at another CG (basically 1/2 price, FH and a threaded sewer cap this KOA doesn't have any). So we ask about the site we were on already and was told that it was already reserved for same time next year! Struck us odd that you would think that current "renters" of site would've had 1st dibs for next year. We were at a similar popular KOA in NY and the same thing. Seems they will not hold any same site for any period of time for the next year, first come first serve. I should mention we did make the mistake of waiting 2 days into our stay before we tried rebooking for the next year. We ended up moving our stay back for a week for 21. I don't see things getting any better in the coming yrs.. We've been to the Watkins Glen KOA also, we enjoyed our stay Mike
mdcamping 10/15/20 06:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heel spur surgery

Glad your able to finds some relief.....and remain that way. You mentioned wearing special shoes. I tried so called therapeutic shoes but no help there till I tried the Nike Air Monarchs I mentioned above. My foot size is a 9.5 E...but it takes a 10 4E for a best fit for my high arch/wide foot. I'm a 12, 4E. I use the New Ballance, gone through several types over the yrs. Thanks for the suggestion on the Nike Air Monarchs. Think I will order a box, see how it goes the next month, before I see the doc again. Mike
mdcamping 10/05/20 04:30pm Around the Campfire
RE: Heel spur surgery

This past tuesday I got cortisone shots in both my heels. First 24+ hrs I still had pain in both my 2 feet. But the last 3 days my right foot is now completly pain free, my worse left foot is 90 to 95% better. My physical therapist is very hopeful if we continue with the physical therapy combined with the healing inflammation that I might not need to do the surgery. If I continue to feel like this that would be a done deal, but we shall see.. I have a follow up appointment next month with the foot doctor. Mike
mdcamping 10/03/20 06:32am Around the Campfire
RE: Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19

Would You Take A Vaccine COVID-19 yes
mdcamping 10/03/20 06:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

Wife and I always enjoyed camping after labor day because of ease of availability.....NOT THIS YEAR, everything booked. Next year will be interesting to see if all the new RVers hold course. yup, same here. I can usually book later in the season for our favorite spot up at the Cape Cod. We have always found sites available . As you said...NOT THIS YEAR. We ended up booking a differant campground Mike
mdcamping 09/29/20 01:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Heel spur surgery

I have one more step before surgery, next week or soon after I will probably be getting Cortisone shots, not hopeful that it will work as I have been told it's more of a temporary solution. 35+yrs in the HVAC industry, walking on cement floors and climbing ladders has done them in, been almost 20 yrs since my feet have last seen work boots. Thank you everyone for the replies Mike
mdcamping 09/24/20 03:28pm Around the Campfire
Heel spur surgery

I'm almost to the point where surgery maybe my last option. I've been out of work for 3 weeks in July to try to heal my feet. I'm on a anti-inflammatory script and seeing a physical therapist for my feet. Some days they are better and some days I am almost unable to walk because of the pain. Done all the special shoes & inserts. My thinking is to continue with the physical therapy well after the surgery untill I'm almost pain free when walking Who has had the surgery and what is your experience? I would appreciate any insight Thanks Mike
mdcamping 09/23/20 03:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Park models

Lots and lots of seasonals/permanents up here in New England. Park models, TT's or whatever you want to call them. Noticed most have slides, seen lots of nicely maintained ones but also noticed lots with green moss growing on them. My guess the slides are opened/closed just once per year. Maybe not ever on some... seen some scary looking RV's Mike
mdcamping 09/20/20 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds around Shenandoah Valley in VA?

If you want FHU/commercial type places then look at the Luray KOA. It's much nicer than the typical KOA. Stayed here at least 4 times and never disappointed. The fees are a bit pricey, but nice clean CG with great view of the mountains and a short drive to Skyline Drive. You might have difficulty getting a reservation. We were there about 10 yrs ago, before it became a KOA. sites in the 60's offered scenic views of NP Skyline. In the evening we sat in our recliners with adult drink in hand and enjoyed the views, especially picturesque with the heat lighting as a backdrop. :C Would love to return Mike
mdcamping 09/12/20 03:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Trap Pond State Park, Delaware

We will be booking 3 nights in early OCT, plan on bringing our Kayaks & Hybrid bikes. Any recommendations on W/E sites to book or stay away from? I noticed they have a 4.6-mile Trail that circles the lake, anyone bike the trail? Any other recommendations? Thanks for your replies Mike
mdcamping 09/06/20 02:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Who's hitting the road this summer?

Most of my trips were return trips that we booked a year ago, covid canceled my April & May trips. June, July & Aug we either did some long weekend and one 9 day trip. Sept were doing a return trip to Cape Cod with the exception that I booked to late for my favorite campground to get a reservation. So now were going to take a chance on a corporate owned campground, hoping for the best as the reviews are so so. Oct were heading to Trap Pond State Park, DE and then onto Assateague State Park, MD Mike
mdcamping 09/04/20 06:15pm Truck Campers
RE: Boat Rentals

supply & demand, no traveling except for the Rvers! ;) If we were not into kayaking or biking this would be a good time to unload our toys.. I guess the same could be said about our TT Lots of liability renting a boat, wouldn't want to deal with it Mike
mdcamping 09/04/20 07:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping with no reservations

You have everything to gain and nothing to loose by making reservations ahead and you avoid the possible frustrations and worry about finding an RV site every day. I don't agree with that, calling to change or cancel reservations is a PITA for all concerned. Unless it is a NP, SP or other high use area we didn't find reservations to be required or desirable. We had zero problems getting spots in COE parks unless it was the weekend when the locals swarm the parks. We even made a reservation online at our last COE park sitting in front of the check in booth window. Having a reliable hotspot makes all this much easier. We went thru FL, AL, GA, TN, AR, OK, NM, CO, UT, ID, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, and MS. And camped in every one except UT. Obviously certain states are verboten and to be avoided: NM, the left coast, all of New England and the Mid Atlantic states. We cut thru the corner of NM before the governor clamped down again. X2. Reservations are for sissies!;) Good luck finding anything decent in a preferred area in New England without reservations ;) Mike
mdcamping 08/29/20 08:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

A four battery capacity metal box on the tongue behind the propane bottles with a bicycle rack on box’s top. Quality bicycles aren’t carried at the back of a trailer. we bungee up our 2 hybrid bikes inside the trailer, yeah I don't like the idea of extra weight behind the trailer Mike
mdcamping 08/21/20 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: What ONE feature do you really like/want in your next RV ?

A larger shower and toilet area. Yup
mdcamping 08/16/20 01:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Massachusetts in October

Atlanic Oaks is open throught oct. A lot of stuff will be closed down but easy access to mostly empty beaches. Very rear do you get snow in lower New England in oct, especially in coastline areas and if you do see it, its usually an slushy inch that disappears fast. That said it can get cold, morning frost sometimes. :) Mike
mdcamping 08/16/20 12:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Massachusetts in October

Atlanic Oaks, Cape Cod Eastham MA Mike
mdcamping 08/15/20 07:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cracker Barrel

Has anyone else noticed that most of the people that don't like CB are from the north? Maybe yall just don't like SOUTHERN cooking. I know when I was trucking I hated the food up north. Cracker Barrel is SOUTHERN cooking. Northerners typically prefer blander, less seasoned food (I know, because I grew up in Michigan with that kind of fare). Accept CB for what it is. If you don't like it, don't eat there -- simple as that. You have never had my Cajun shrimp! :C ;) Mike
mdcamping 07/29/20 05:07pm General RVing Issues
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