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RE: Gaming in a RV?

It really comes down to how much you are willing to pay for data. There are data plans with more than 100 Gb of data per month - 4G or 4G LTE, but these will cost you several hundred a month. If your gaming is important enough to spend for the data then it is doable. Everyone likes what they enjoy. And if this is what you like to do in the evenings, you should do it - if you can afford it.
1775 05/04/15 05:18pm Beginning RVing
RE: water filter getting dried out---still good?

I use the same filter. If you are travelling a lot in six months then you should replace the filter after six months. We replace this filter once a year as we are not out travelling that regularly and the filter does not get very much use.
1775 05/04/15 05:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Draining water heater, put anode back in or not?

When you pull out the anode rod take a look at what comes out of the tank with the water. If you see a lot of small chunks of white and black minerals you want to also flush the tank once it is empty to get anything of this that is left inside flushed out of the tank. There is a nozzle that is sold in RV stores that is a long rigid tube that connects to a fresh water hose that works well to flush the tank quickly. You will be surprised to see how much more comes out of the tank. Then put your anode rod back in, ready for the next trip.
1775 05/04/15 05:07pm Beginning RVing
RE: Camping near Lancaster PA

We travel to Lancaster several times a year. We stay at Old Mill Stream Campground. The people running it are friendly and accommodating. The campground and facilities are very clean. Despite its being next to an amusement park geared toward small children and all off Rt. 30 it is quiet. The campground backs onto a stream with a farm on the other side of the water. In the morning there are cows in the farm field (and sometimes also in the stream). You are local to everything Lancaster staying there. They did raise their prices a year ago and it is now one of the more expensive campgrounds in the area. All campgrounds here fill for holiday weekends and reservations have to be made a year in advance for a holiday weekend. Season in Lancaster is from April through December and reservations are required for most of that. If you are in Lancaster on a Friday go to Green Dragon Farmer's Market in Ephrata - on a Tuesday, go to Root's Farmer's Market in Manheim (not as large as Green Dragon). Have dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord in East Earl. Drive the back roads through the farm fields and see the Amish. I have been visiting here for more than 50 years. It has become very commercial over the years. If you know where and when to go you can avoid the tourists and get close to the locals. Some of the commercial is fun too.
1775 05/04/15 12:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: camping at Cherry Hill Campground in Maryland

If anyone is going to be in DC for Memorial Day weekend go to the Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn on Sunday night. Get there early, bring chairs or a blanket to sit on, and expect a big crowd. They get top notch entertainment and celebrities, both performing and hosting the show and it is free. This is the concert that is broadcast on PBS.
1775 05/04/15 12:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bucket List - New Yorjk

Ausable Chasm If you like history - Fort Ticonderoga, Saratoga Battlefield (NPS) Lake George - but it is a bit rinky dink. As to NYC - live 20 miles away, born in Brooklyn. Worked in Manhattan for a time. If you really want to spend 50x more than anything is worth, and have never been here, well it is an experience. If you have an unlimited budget you will have a good time. There is certainly lots to see but its spread all over Manhattan and it is best to do with a tour rather than wander around on your own, especially if you don't know the City and don't know what areas to avoid. Stay in Liberty Harbor to get into NYC the fastest (ten minute ride on an NJ PATH train under the river - PATH station is two streets away from the campground - which is just a large parking lot with hookups on the river. Any place else to stay with an RV means a long and expensive train ride with the commuters each way - certainly no way to spend a vacation. No matter what never bring your RV into NYC.
1775 05/03/15 11:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Autos or RVs parking lot

I always pull into the car lot first but I have often left there for the RV lot when I see how narrow the aisle are in the car lot and see spaces sized for compacts. Also if the car lot is crowded, I pull out and go to the RV lot where I can have a whole lot more space than I need but am as entitled to as the big rigs. Also - no parking garages - I have yet to come to one that has clearance for my B, even at just 9 feet.
1775 05/03/15 10:51pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Howdy

A Roadtrek (depending on model) could certainly tow a trailer behind with your "toys" as long as you don't exceed the weight limit (which includes the weight of the Roadtrek). I know of several RT owners who tow a travel trialer behind. But a golf cart, etc. is really adding a lot of weight into a trailer to tow with a B. And, I am not sure what advantage you are going to get from a Class B if you want (need) to tow a utility trailer behind. You will lose the gas mpg advantage. You are just as big on the road with the trailer attached. You could as easily get a toy hauler TT and when you get to where you are going take off to tour in your tow vehicle. The advantage of a B is that you can go anywhere (kind of) - but not really with a trailer towed behind. ALSO - Traveling with three in a Class B. It is tight with two. There is ZERO privacy. No room to walk around. There is an aisle that is six feet long by 28" wide. That and the seats in front and bed in back is the living space in my Roadtrek. For the two of us, it is tolerable as long as we are both in good moods. It takes a very close couple with extreme patience and understanding to travel in a B. Add in a teen and lots of luck.
1775 05/03/15 10:42pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: Garmin Dezl 560LMT GPS

I recently went into Best Buy and there was a working Dezl on display. I set it to RV mode and entered all the vitals and then it asked to take truck routes and I did not check this box. I had it route to a location that could go through low overpass limited access highways or through a highway with no clearance problems at all - it went the route that would have torn the roof off an RV with the height entered into it. The truck route box had to be checked in the RV profile to have it go the safe way for an RV - but this followed routes for commercial trucks which was the longer way to go and not an RV route that would be shorter. If you are considering the Dezl go to a retail store that has it and try before you buy to make sure it takes you on correct RV routes.
1775 04/21/15 05:28pm Technology Corner
RE: Vehicle GPS's

I use free software named Tyre to plan my trips. It uses Google Maps as a base. Any trip planned can be uploaded from the software through a PC into either Garmin or TomTom. Once in the GPS it is important to review the trip and make sure the GPS's programming did not change the route in any way. A quick addition into Tyre of more waypoints to force the route (I do this to avoid known low clearances) to go how you want it to go and re-upload. It is free and simple to use. I do extended trips with different routings stored on the GPS as pre-planned routes so that I can start and stop with different planned stops on the trip.
1775 04/21/15 05:21pm Technology Corner
RE: Hagerstown-Antietam Battlefield KOA, Williamsport, Maryland

Thanks for the reports. We were at Yogi there two years in a row and will never go back. We had problems both years and only went back the second year to see if things had gotten better. They didn't. We were out for a day and when we came back in the late afternoon, they put someone else in our site and had very poor sites to offer us for that night. They were not apologetic and could not understand why we were unhappy about it all. We went all the way to Yogi corporate with our complaint. Harpers Ferry may be too far as this will be a base for us to attend an event in Big Pool, MD. Plans now look like they may have to change but if we go we may try the Williamsport KOA.
1775 04/21/15 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hagerstown-Antietam Battlefield KOA, Williamsport, Maryland

Was there last summer, won't be back. What did you find wrong?
1775 04/20/15 02:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Hagerstown-Antietam Battlefield KOA, Williamsport, Maryland

Has anyone stayed at this campground recently? Opinions of RVparkreviews are mixed. My concern is about the entrance road that many reviewers mention. I have a Class B RV and do not think that it would be the same problem for me as it seems to be for large rigs, but the satellite images on Google maps pretty much just show the tops of the trees that cover most of this road so it is hard to judge what this road is really like. We would be arriving at night - so this makes the road a concern also. Any opinions at all - about the roads getting in and out - and any other comments about this campground would be appreciated. Thanks!
1775 04/19/15 10:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rand McNally or Magellan gps

Another recommendation for a Garmin - no traffic routing with the Rand McNally. The Garmin RV 760 includes free lifetime maps and traffic. Watch the routing on a Rand - it will take you onto low clearance roads no matter what the height is set to. Had one - brought it back because of this. I would not even consider the Magellan.
1775 04/15/15 10:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Is Trailer Life a Recommended Read?

I don't mind the advertising in this and Motorhome Life but they will have articles about where to visit and never talk about the campgrounds to stay in for that area or the RV/TT friendliness of the area - parking, roads, etc. Any travel magazine can tell you to go and visit X but I expect a trailer or motorhome mag to tell you how to visit X in a trailer or motorhome - both always fall short in this.
1775 04/12/15 10:55pm Beginning RVing
RE: GPS purchase

X3 on the CoPilot App Tried the Garmin Dezl in RV mode yesterday in Best Buy. Had it route me to a place that I knew so that it would chose between a road with low clearances or the route that is safe to go on in the RV. It chose wrong. Sent me in a 13 foot RV on a road with low clearances. Very disappointing. If the Garmin RV unit has the same routing algorithm stay away. My CoPilot app gets it right!
1775 04/12/15 10:48pm Technology Corner
RE: Disinfecting Water Connections

So many say no need to sanitize the tanks - and yet so many are drinking bottled water and will not drink the water from their tanks...
1775 04/11/15 11:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Disinfecting Water Connections

So many opinions, so here's one more: The areas to think about are the ones that do not rapidly dry out, and continue to be moist/wet for longer periods. Things die quickly on dry surfaces. Quick bleaching does little, you need to let it soak for longer periods. For bibs, hose ends and hoses, a flushing with water will be more than adequate before you hook up. But, your water system can sit stagnant for long periods. What it will grow will usually give the water an off or bad taste. At the very worst, you might get an upset stomach - but you'd remember drinking the "funky" water. My Jayco manual recommends sanitizing when new, at the start of each season, or every 3 months of use. Standard is 1/4 cup of bleach for every 15 gallons in your tank. Premix it with a gallon of water before pouring it in, to pre-dilute it. After your tank is full, open up each faucet (hot and cold) and tank drain point, and run until you smell the bleach water. Turn everything off and let sit for 4 hrs. Then drain everything, and flush system with fresh water as needed to remove bleach smell - may take a couple of tank fulls. You can speed it up to a 1 hr wait time by doubling the bleach, but I've found an awful lot more flushing is needed. Make sure to flush hot/cold and drain points - forgetting one can leave a "pocket" of bleach water that can remix into the system. Won't hurt you, but may make everything smell bleach-like again. You'll hear advice to not bleach the hot water heater - not true, things love growing in the warm water! And this level will not harm anything. True, most city water has chlorine, but its concentration is very low, and it quickly disappears from water, so cannot be used to sanitize a system - ask anyone who owns a pool! It just prevents anything new from being introduced. Finally - always make sure to use the white "RV/Marine" water hoses! While there is a lot of concern about any use of plastics from some people, regular garden hoses do not need to meet any standards for being "food safe", so you can be ingesting all sorts of nasty things. At least the white have been tested to meet some standards of safety. And again - a sip from a garden hose is different than getting all your daily water for days/weeks/months from the same hose. Save the garden hose for black tank flushing, etc! PS - just saw the previous post about using 1 cup per 5 gallons - that is an extreme amount! The amount I gave gives you 50 PPM (part per million), which is about 20 times the amount in an average swimming pool. The higher amount will give 500 PPM, or 240 times the average pool! With that much, you would be moving into possible damage to heater cores, etc. So keep it low and slow! X2 - We also sanitize the water connection at a campground when we hook up a hose to it. We have seen more than one of these get peed on by dogs in the campground. We started by using the bleach/water in a spray bottle but that was a pain as bleach in water dissipates within 24 hours and all that is left is the smell - and mixing a new bottle of bleach each time was a hassle. We contacted the Lysol company and asked if their disinfectant spray could be used for this porpose safely on water connections and they told us yes, as long as you then run water through the faucet to rinse it off before connecting the hose. And that is what we do now. We do drink the water from out tanks and also from the campground. I have a filter on the hose going into the RV and also a filter on the kitchen sink faucet. It is not a question of being a germaphob, but common sense to avoid what can grow inside an enclosed water system that is only used on trips.
1775 04/09/15 04:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: HELP-need CG near Sturbridge, Mass

Use this website - http://www.epgsoft.com/CampgroundMap/ Put in Sturbridge and then zoom out to find campgrounds in the surrounding areas - you really may have to go far off to find something decent. We were considering a trip to Sturbridge also and found the same problem. If you look north and east you may find something that is nice - though as I recall looking, most seemed overpriced.
1775 04/07/15 10:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: hot spots

Traveling in the Northeast, Xfinity comes up often as available and open but when trying to connect to it, it seems to not exist to connect to, despite it showing up in the networks scan as one of the local hotspots.
1775 04/07/15 10:29pm Technology Corner
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