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RE: Tampa RV Show Camping

We have stayed a few times at Camp Lemora (not sure on spelling). FHU on Dead River Road Thonotosassa, FL. US 41 about 20 minutes from the show. http://www.goodsamclub.com/travel/campgroundsandrvparks/generalinfo.aspx?cgid=830000371 Well worth the short drive
Horsedoc 12/04/16 01:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: winterizing question Low point drains open or closed

What kind of bugs, mud daubers or any other insects, present a danger when there are freezing temps enough to drain or add antifreeze?
Horsedoc 12/04/16 01:09pm Beginning RVing
RE: winter camping in the carolinas/florida?

I really don't have a dog in this fight, but take a look at Stephen Foster State Park in S Georgia (Okeefenokee Swamp). No mountain scenery for sure, but the swamp is beautiful with no mosquitos (well not many anyway :) ) in the winter. Fishing will be good for panfish. Alligators will be abundant but slow with the cooler weather. Raccoons will be plentiful. Snakes will be scarce because of the cool weather and the alligators eat them. You can rent a boat or a canoe and see what the swamp is all about and some of the history at Billy's Island when it was a thriving town. It will not be crowded and temps will be moderate. We have been several times and had a small rally there several years ago. There are also scheduled guided tours
Horsedoc 11/16/16 10:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anyone stay in Hiawasse, GA

Ride on over to Blairsville and eat at Rib Country BBQ, just inside the city limits. Brisket is great. If they have them available, try the fried apple and peach pies. Not a long ride to Brasstown Bald, (highest point in Georgia) but with the fires burning, the view might be limited.
Horsedoc 11/13/16 07:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Riverside RV Park, Seiverville, Tn

Actually it is not a quarry, but a ready mix concrete plant. A quarry would be much louder.
Horsedoc 10/28/16 05:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: quick question,

I don't know why people worry so much about Atlanta. If possible avoid the rush hours. As for construction I haven't seen any on I-75 the last couple of times we went thru. Use the HOV lanes assuming you have at least two people in the vehicle. You obviously have not been up I-75 lately. Huge project going on from 285 for several miles. Adding a new overhead road and several lanes. Traffic moves pretty well between say 10 AM and noon. Then maybe 1 PM until around 3 or 3:30 Rush hour starts early for the N bound going that direction for some reason
Horsedoc 10/20/16 10:09am Roads and Routes
RE: Overnight stop between Commerce,Ga and Franklin, NC

WalMart in Clayton, Ga. cheap/free Home Depot next door
Horsedoc 10/20/16 10:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Atlanta GA then to Florida

Looks like you have never been to Atlanta. You can make it the downtown area using surface streets if you come through Decatur. That is a longer (time wise) route but doable. Unless you leave very early in the morning, traffic will still be heavy.
Horsedoc 10/12/16 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Smokey Mtns N.Park Fall leaf color time?

Hey Terry, hope you guys are well. We were in GSMNP last week and up at the Tenn. state line there was a bit of change hinting. It was 53 degrees and the clouds were blowing across the parking lot on Newfound Gap. In a couple of week it should be nice!
Horsedoc 10/03/16 12:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Charlotte, N.Carolina thru or around?

You will likely have few if any problems is you go through on 77. We usually have problems on northbound just south of Statesville near the lake. Many of the NASCAR types live on the lake and there is a lot of traffic most any time of the day, including early morning in the southbound lanes heading toward CHarlotte. If you happen to be coming north on I-85 I suggest cutting north on US 321 at Gastonia and up to I-40 then up to Statesville and I-77. This will put you above the lake and most of Statesville
Horsedoc 09/28/16 10:33am Roads and Routes
RE: Camping at Beverly Beach Camptown Resort

not that great. Beach front - back in and the neighbor pulls in. Both cannot open their awnings at the same time because the sites are so close together. We will not stay there again, or if we HAVE to it will be on the back row. On-shore breeze with any strength will cover your RV with salt spray. Too pricey for what you get.
Horsedoc 08/24/16 11:17am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Loveland CO

There is Riverview just west of Loveland (toward Estes Park) it has FHU. Problem there is the interior roads are dirt and when it is dry, the dust is pretty intense. We stayed there a few days a couple of years ago until a fire up the road caused the road to RMNP to be shut down. Our site was on the river and the sound of the rushing water was nice. We were able to get a satellite signal believe it or not! In the evening a water truck came by a couple of times and turned the powdery dust into sticky mud for a couple or three hours. It is not the worst place we have stayed, but it is certainly not the nicest either. We would likely stay there again if we were in that area
Horsedoc 08/24/16 11:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hunting Island / Savannah / Charleston

St. Helena Parish Chapel of Ease Ruins, Beaufort County (S.C. Sec. Rd. 45, St. Helena Island) Mid 1700s church built with tabby and the associated grounds. interesting and even more so if you have kids who love ghost stories
Horsedoc 07/10/16 10:30am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need Advice re: Campgrounds in Northern Georgia

Not to hijack the OP's post, but for those of you who have been to Unicoi, I've heard it is tight spots, and narrow roads to get in. But, when I go to the site, they talk about 40 ft spots. So, is it a tight fit, or are roads easily navigable, and decent size spots? Also, looks like the only way to check if there are spots available is via phone. Trying to make reservations on the website, it takes me to cabin/room reservations only. Mike It is tight, too tight for us in a 40 footer and quite steep as well. Also take Black Rock Mtn SP off the list if you have a rig much bigger than a pop up. Very narrow and very steep. In Mountain City just north of the CLayton on US441
Horsedoc 06/28/16 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Iron Mountain Road - Route 16A in Custer State Park SD

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/zzmr286/Needles.jpg No problem! You can do it!! That is NOT the Iron Mtn Road. That is needles highway. Leaves Custer city and loop up through the Eye of the Needle and then back down, ending in CSP. Iron Mtn runs from just outside the east entrance of CSP to Rushmore. There are two or three tunnels and a couple or three pigtail bridges on this road. I have seen at least one class C in this road. the tunnels looks smaller than they actually measure, but it is a poor idea to drive it in anything other than a regular car or truck IMHO
Horsedoc 06/26/16 09:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Campgrounds near Denver that do not permit campfires

You know, it has been some time since I actually saw a campfire in an RV park. We used to have a community fire years ago, but so many people have problems with smoke and the associated odors we don't even suggest it nor do we have one. Many if not most USFS CGs don't allow them. Not sure about state campgrounds
Horsedoc 06/22/16 07:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dash air vs generator

We just finished a multi-thousand trip around the central and western states. It got HOT, especially in a MH with the majority of the paint black. That said, we ran max dash A/C and the genset to run the roof air on the front unit. It worked but was not as comfortable as I wish we had been. Fuel mileage was satisfactory with an average of 7.5 mpg. I found out the mileage gets better if I let the cruise control work while on the open road. Sweet spot seems to be around 58-62 mph. I was pleased with this.
Horsedoc 06/22/16 07:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Bad afternoon Southbound on I-95 in South Carolina

Not unusual for the SC/Georgia I guess. Seems like every time am southbound in that area there is a slowdown or stop. Never been in one 6 miles long thank goodness.
Horsedoc 06/12/16 10:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Engine replacement

Jasper crate engine would be my choice for a replacement. They have warranties on engines and trannies. My F-250 diesel gave up after I towed too long and too heavy in overdrive. Much better tranny than I had work wise. Bigger cooling system for it also
Horsedoc 06/08/16 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Help! Anyone know why generator won't retract?

See if there is adequate fluid in the system for the hydraulics to work properly. Had that problem with jacks on our coach OOOPS! Looks like we were a few seconds apart on a reply
Horsedoc 06/08/16 03:45pm Class A Motorhomes
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