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RE: Any runners around the campfire?

"Any runners around the campfire" how about walkers? I now have both knee and heel spurs, just finished with 1st foot surgery, 2nd planned in 2 weeks. I do a lot of walking with over a minimum of 3 miles per day. I have no choice to do it because I have thyroid disease. I've been Gluten free for 3 yrs just to keep my weight in check, eat 1 regular meal per day. My advice don't grow old ;) Mike
mdcamping 05/09/21 07:52am Around the Campfire
RE: We are excited

Looks beautiful! You need to christen it with some adult drinks around a campfire! :C Mike
mdcamping 04/26/21 04:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: Any CG's in ME or NH open yet?

Meredith Woods in NH is four season, has indoor heated pool! :C Mike
mdcamping 04/24/21 07:01am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TravelStar 17CK

#1 I remember my past TT the battery was stored in an inclosed compartment in the camper, the battery it's self was in an water tight case with cover. The cover top had a flexible hose that connected to a external vent on the camper, maybe yours is similar? (this was to vent battery fumes to the outside of the camper) #2 my fresh water tank has a drain hose and a high point air vent hose for water to exit when filling Mke
mdcamping 04/22/21 07:14pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Help with Forest River

Update: After my call to the dealer to have my extended warranty canceled the glass was somehow no longer an issue to get. All is resolved. Thanks everyone for the help Just reading this thread today, Glad everything worked out for you! Mike
mdcamping 04/22/21 05:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5050 miles in 9 Travel Days

My longest trip was around 500 MI, turned into a brutal 13 hrs drive. Lots of contributing factors. 1st east coast cities, 2nd 21 gallon fuel tank on my Tacoma and last missing an exit (construction not completely my fault) and being forced to take a detour through downtown Pittsburgh PA Mike
mdcamping 04/22/21 05:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5050 miles in 9 Travel Days

I'm 70 and recently widowed. While my husband was alive, I did all the driving of our 40' Phaeton towing a car. We fulltimed till he died. So I sold my Phaeton and kept my 22' R-Vision mini motorhome. She's all loaded and ready to leave on a 2-month excursion tomorrow. I'll start with an overnight at my son's across the state, then heading north to Virginia to see my daughter and family. That's a 3-day drive. From there it's on to Indiana to see my almost 96-year old Mom. I have always loved to drive and it will be easy for me to drive a 22' (no toad) as opposed to a 40' DP and towing. I'm looking forward to it. I have always been a cautious driver, but more so now that I don't have another set of eyes. I don't feel my skills are diminished though, so plan to keep at it for several more years. Dale Sorry to hear about your husband. I love to drive too and you are inspirational to me. I hope that I can still be driving comfortabley at 70. Keep having fun ! X2 Well said CavemanCharlie Mike
mdcamping 04/22/21 05:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: 5050 miles in 9 Travel Days

... A while back, there was a topic about stopping rv’ing @70 years of age. At closing in on 70, I don’t think it’s time to stop....but, a marathon trip like in the title .....isn’t as easy as it once was. ...That thread was just to stir the pot, it was put up by a known troll, and it was just to get people aggravated. Which it did. I always thought his posts were harmless, but that is how I saw it Mike
mdcamping 04/20/21 06:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you use for an outdoor ground cover?

Definitely get a plastic woven mat that lets water pass through. Otherwise it will weigh a ton when it's wet and be impossible to roll up for transport. Yup we like those woven plastic outdoor rugs. Just returned home from a spring trip with lots of snow & rain. The plastic rug was almost completly dry but our outdoor welcome mat was like a wet sponge, the plastic rugs fold easy too. Mike
mdcamping 04/20/21 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: Park Reviews

Not sure if this is the right forum for this but... how often are campgrounds reviewed by Good Sam? One place I was looking at was rated 10/10/10 and most reviews were good but I like to look at the bad ones too to get a feel for the place and the bad ones all mentioned the manager was mean, rude etc. Yes everyone has a bad day and some guests can bring out the worst in people but the dates spanned a couple of months, most recent was Feb 2021. Just thinking - should I consider this park still or move on? I have no experience with GS, but maybe compair the campground to campground reviews.com or others. Check the profiles: how many reviews online, how much info is on the profiles, are the reviews consistent? This all paints a picture of the reviewer. Paints even a better picture if the campground has multiple reviews. Just my 2 cents. Mike
mdcamping 04/16/21 05:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trying to decide on whether or not to purchase-DECISION

Looks like the RV bug has bitten us again. Found a 5th wheel we love and are ALMOST ready to pull the trigger. Issues keeping us from doing so: 1. Lack of site availability. From posts on here and doing my own research it appears sites are hard to come by. Don't want to purchase a unit then not be able to use it. 2. Possible resolution to #1-seasonal site if we can find one. Have contacted a campground we have loved in the past to check on their availability. As long as we can remove the trailer "at will" to go elsewhere we are leaning toward this. Which leads me to #3... 3. The dog. We aren't the kind to just sit at a campsite. We like to go exploring, hike, canoe, kayak, etc. Haven't found a cg yet that allows you to leave your dog at the site unattended, even if in the unit. I don't have any real issue with that because nobody wants to hear a dog bark all day but it does cause us some logistical issues. So, now onto #4. 4. The dog part deux: We have a wonderful boarding facility that's part of our vet's office. Our concern is not wanting to use the unit because we don't want to board the dog that much. Don't misunderstand me-we will take him weather and activity permitting but it's weighing heavy on our minds because during hot summer months he most likely won't come. Also we do plan on getting a puppy in July (assuming the breeding took). My gut feel is that within the next year or two some of the availability issues will alleviate themselves when things (hopefully) get back to more normal and people are involved in regular activities once again. Just kind of rambling but definitely open to any thoughts, other than "if your dog is quiet no one will know if he's there". Rules are there for a reason whether or not we like them. Thanks. If the seasonal campground doesn't work out, not to far from you is Old Stage Campground in Madbury. I know some people that camp there every year and have visited myself, Clean family campground if that is your thing. Glad your getting back on the open road! :C Mike
mdcamping 04/04/21 01:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

DW received her first Moderna vaccine 2 days ago, her arm was just a little sore the first night, nothing over the top. Slightly off topic,I have family members that will be getting the J&J this coming week Mike DW got her second shot yesterday, she has the chills, head pounding, body aches and just plain feels lousy. Mike
mdcamping 04/03/21 06:01pm Around the Campfire
RE: Toyota Tundra SR5 Power Tow Mirrors width

I am looking for a powered retracting tow mirror that can be installed by Toyota service for a NEW SR5 Tundra. My garage doors are only 94"... not wide enough for a Tundra with tow mirrors. Just wondering about the reliability or if anyone has any experience with the powered mirrors. It is not practical for me to manualy fold in the towing mirrors every time I park in my garage. This video shows how the mirrors work. Sorry for the confusion on this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STU-r_qn3L0 Mike
mdcamping 03/20/21 04:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Toyota Tundra SR5 Power Tow Mirrors width

Take a tape measure to the Toyota dealer and roll down the windows and measure. Do Tundra mirrors fold in? There was only 1 tundra at the dealer, truck had no tow mirrors and it measured wider than my garage door opening. I'm hoping to come across anyone who has experience with powered tow mirrors that retract on Tundras Mike
mdcamping 03/20/21 06:28am Tow Vehicles
Toyota Tundra SR5 Power Tow Mirrors width

Hi everyone, we are starting to look into differant ideas for our next RV, this question concerns one direction we might go. I have an issue where my garage opening is only 94" Toyota lists the SR5 width without the mirrors at 79.9" The total width on my Mckesh towing mirrors (for my tacoma) for me to see square down the sides on my 8' wide Jayco is 103" Now that said I could probably cut that down an inch or two. The SR5 lists "tow mirrors" under their specs. I am almost certain the SR5 tow mirrors width will exceed my garage door opening. Anyone have any experience with after market powered tow mirrors that can be retracted from inside the cab that would be under 94"? (maybe toyota service can install?) Toyota sales was no help at all Thanks for your replies Mike
mdcamping 03/19/21 02:41pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Water Filter Cartridge Replacement

OP here. Thanks for all the insights and contributions to this thread. After all is said and done, I've decided to just not get a filter cartridge this year. I'm just going to leave it out and go with unfiltered water. We don't drink the water from the system anyway (we use only bottled water for drinking when we're on the road). So for washing dishes, taking showers, and using the toilet we don't need filtered water. It will be interesting to see if the flow improves without a cartridge in the filter system. -Speak Just some informaton here On our past trailer we didn't use any filter, (we use bottled water for coffee & drinking only) over time had an issue with sediment getting into the sink faucet mesh strainer. Had to take the faucet completely apart to clean out the sediment in the mesh. Major PITA Mike
mdcamping 03/19/21 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Water Filter Cartridge Replacement

I'm not really sure what a micron is. Is it a two-dimensional measurement? If so, then you're correct about 0.5 being 10 times better (smaller) than 5. But if a micron is a one-dimensional measurement, an opening has both length and width. So, assuming a square space, if the length of the space is 0.5 microns compared to a length of 5 microns, the difference in the 2-dimensional size of the opening is actually 100 times bigger with a 5 micron space than a 0.5 micron space. It's more complicated than that. There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. I just use those replaceable blue inline Filters :B Mike
mdcamping 03/13/21 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: How long do you drive/tow in a day?

Just wondering how long you all drive in a day? My wife and I leaning towards a hard fast rule of 8 hours a day at the most. akcorr Welcome to the forum! I'm 58, 20 years ago 8+ hrs and 400 miles was very doable. Now I try to keep my mileage at 200 to 300 miles or about 6hrs travels as I tire more easily You will find traffic getting out and getting back to New England sometimes difficult and time consuming. One unexpected accident or construction/road repair can translate to many hrs of gridlock. Over the years I have come to find leaving weekends or after morning rush hour works the best but... traffic will still be heavy just relatively less. Mike
mdcamping 03/11/21 06:59am Travel Trailers
RE: Moderna vaccine (Personal experiences)

DW received her first Moderna vaccine 2 days ago, her arm was just a little sore the first night, nothing over the top. Slightly off topic,I have family members that will be getting the J&J this coming week Mike
mdcamping 03/07/21 07:25am Around the Campfire
RE: Any innovative ideas for lugging a heavy/awkward generator

the 'suitcase-type' inverter generator we just got weighs just enough (with fuel, about 65 lbs) and is just awkward enough in shape and size to make it unpleasant to lug around from the house to the truck or to lug around the campsite....unfortunately, this one doesn't have wheels and there's no wheel kit available Came up with the idea of just putting it in a wagon if I had to take it a ways...but that seems 'tippy', and impractical over anything but a paved surface Has anyone come up with a work-around? This is a out of the box idea, camping world sells a fixed steel platform that installs above the trailer tougue. https://www.campingworld.com/trailer-tray-a-frame-cargo-carrier-70918.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5_GGks687AIVEtbACh0hLgilEAQYASABEgLqB_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Mke
mdcamping 03/01/21 07:31am General RVing Issues
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