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Paste wax your Mh front but don't polish it off. Buff after the love bug collection for the day is complete.


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I guess, like most everything in life, how you perceive things is what you make of them. We enjoyed NOLA and have been there several times. Exciting place and enjoyed the impromptu music in the boardwalk. Of course, we stayed out of the bars and retreated to our coach during the evening/night hours. Here's our experience..(Please scroll down and click "Older Posts" for more)....Dennis

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We stay at Ponchartrain Landing when we visit NOLA. Great park and great sites. They have a shuttle that takes you into town every morning and picks you up several times a day. We always get the Presidential Site which overlooks the river and comes complete with it's own kitchen and private hot tub. What could be sweeter? Below is the link....Dennis

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Finally, we stayed at Bluewater Key in the Keys. While not in Key West itself, it's close enough. A fabulous park and close by. We found the "beaches" to be a little rocky but very clean and the water sparkling. As stated before, you'll have to scroll down a bit to Key West....Dennis

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If we ever go back to Key West, we will stay at Bluewater Key. We did ride through there and it is nice. In NOLA, we ate at COOPS in the French Quarter. It was suppose to be good Cajun restaurant. The food tasted pretty good. But on the way to the restroom, I ended up in their kitchen. I suddenly lost my appetite and will never return. They can't have health inspections there...


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We just got back from FL as well, and experienced the dreaded "love bugs." Yuck, yuck, yuck. Made me want to throw up.

But honestly, how did you sustain $2000 damage? I bought a $6 bottle of tar and bug remover and scrubbed them off. Then when I got home I scrubbed some more and applied a new coat of wax.

What am I missing here?

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Love bugs emit a form of acid when they die. Squished on the front of your coach the acid will try to eat into whatever surface they're on. In the OPs case, it appears the plastic shield on the front of his coach was compromised. The acid from the bugs, coupled with the Florida humidity plays havoc with the plastic shield especially if it was compromised to begin with. When traveling from Texas to Florida or anywhere in between, it's imperative that they are washed off as soon as you stop for the night. We have yet to find a campground that frowns on you doing just that. If you wait a day or two, you may find yourself it the same predicament as the OP....Dennis

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We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago.

It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up.


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1320Fastback wrote:

We stayed at the KOA just outside New Olean's a few months ago.

It was very cool to see the city, the history and the architecture BUT I will never go back. It truly stinks and is run down. Drifters, drunks, drug addicts and homeless everywhere all asking for your money. Trash all over the place but at least it was in bags waiting to be picked up.

how was the KOA? clean? quiet? safe? neighborhood ok?


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