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RE: Fredericksburg, VA Camgrounds

Where will you be coming from? Good way to avoid the Baltimore/DC/Richmond I 95 mess going North/South is to pick up U S 301. There are several decent privately owned CGs along that highway. I might be able to be of more help if I knew your itinerary. We traveled North/South from NJ to Myrtle Beach many, many times. We now live in the Northern Neck area of Va, and are familiar with the 301/17/I95 area.
2 Retired 09/21/19 11:20am Roads and Routes
Northern Neck of Va to Sturbridge, Mass

Need to go from Tappahannock Va to Sturbridge Mass next week for a family wedding. Will not be driving the RV. Most directions have us going Through Baltimore Harbor Tunnel, along NJ Turnpike (I 95), over GW Bridge to I 91 towards Hartford, then I 84, to U S 20. Anyone have suggestions how to avoid some of that congestion? Its at least an 8 hour trip and our time is limited. Thanks.
2 Retired 09/21/19 11:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Assateague Island

First, I would check to see how the area fared after Hurricane Dorian. Know some of the Outer Banks received some real damage. Have been in that area several times around Christmas. It is usually windy (totally usual for the area) and temps can be near freezing - although there were times it was more like October than December). Not at all sure campgrounds in that area would be open in December. Perhaps check for names and contact info in the area.
2 Retired 09/16/19 08:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Miles per day.

Our rule now is no more than 5 - 6 hours a day - and we MUST arrive before dark! We've been known to drive only a couple of hours if there's something on the way we want to see! Fortunately, we're retired and generally try not to be in a hurry anymore! As to how many miles a day? Depends on our mood in the morning. Sometimes use the Interstates, so miles pile up. Some days, we just choose to wander. It is a blessing to have the choice!
2 Retired 08/06/19 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV Ovens

Another for using the pizza stone. Solved just about all my problems.
2 Retired 08/06/19 01:15pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Overnight at Wally's

DH and I have never stayed at a WalMart parking lot. We lived in Myrtle Beach, SC for over a decade and saw far too many take advantage of the concept of 'overnight' stay. Campgrounds are disappearing all over the country, due to high overhead, taxation, and the like. If we want them to be available when we would want them, we must use them! Understand the financial rewards of using a business parking lot to stop to sleep, but too many have used this as an 'option' in place of paying to camp while on vacation. In MB, some would stay at WalMart the whole week, or even two, of their visit - not what that lot is there for!
2 Retired 06/24/19 10:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Outer Banks National Park Service campgrounds

These CGs are generally full from mid-June through Labor Day. Might be very fortunate and find a space, but not likely. As previously stated, this is 'high season' on the Outer Banks.
2 Retired 06/24/19 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hot water

Thanks Navigator for the you tube link. Very helpful.
2 Retired 06/17/19 08:47am General RVing Issues
RE: It sure is complicated.

We have been RVing for 45 years! Began with an Apache hard-sided pop-up and have run the gamut from that to our current 32' Class A! Everything we now know was learned either from a friendly fellow camper or through making the mistake we vowed not to repeat! We asked millions of questions, got millions of answers, and used what seemed important. Have always found that people who camp are willing to help, generally very friendly and willing to learn as well! The day either of us really believe 'we know all we need to know' is the day we put the rig up for sale!!! RVing is NOT the same as 'real camping' - that's too much like work for us! LOL There is nothing to be gained by passing judgment on others, but we do watch - and if it looks like we can help them learn from our mistakes, we share!
2 Retired 06/17/19 08:27am General RVing Issues
RE: Vegas food

Thanks all. Knew prices had greatly increased since we last visited (at least a decade ago!) Just wondered if any decent food at decent prices was still around.
2 Retired 06/17/19 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Vegas food

Suggestions on decent AND cheap places to eat on or near the Vegas Strip. Thanks.
2 Retired 06/11/19 01:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Storing tools for the RV

The interior steps in our MH can be opened from the top (they're on hinges). DH keeps his tools inside in two canvas bags. Great option for us!
2 Retired 06/03/19 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: $100 per night

Think cost per site is based on a number of realities, particularly the location of the CG. EVERYTHING costs more in the Northeast, and there is far less open land there than probably anywhere else in the country. Land values are very high, and more and more campgrounds are being sold and turned into housing developments. Supply and Demand, as so many others have said, is the reality. The more people want something, the more it costs to get it. NJ has a short supply of campsites throughout the state, and they are in high demand. Property taxes are outrageous, and utilities are brutally expensive. Campground owners charge what the market will bear to meet costs and get at least some profit. Almost NEVER an available campsite in the summer, particularly on weekends. As we travel more, off the East Coast, we do find more campgrounds with lower costs per site - but it is seldom we find one for less than $40/night with FHU. State parks are different, but it is uncommon (except in Florida) to find one with more than a limited # of sewered sites, and WIFI at the site is very rare indeed. Bottom line, RVing is expensive! But we wouldn't give it up for anything!
2 Retired 06/03/19 10:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is the problem with Camping World?

Our only complaint about CW (in Myrtle Beach - the newer one, not the one on 501) is the length of time the service department takes to do even a simple repair. We lived in the area for over a decade, and several times needed to seek their help for a problem. Nice enough people, and we knew when not to go (peak tourist times, of course) but it ALWAYS took much longer than we were told for repairs to be made. "Parts haven't arrived", "you're next on the list", "call back tomorrow, it should be ready". Simple things too! They either don't run the department very well, desperately need more employees, or don't care! Think it's all three. Have often had to return to 'fix the fix' on several occasions. Have had much better results using the service department of the original CW on 501. Think the new one is far too into sales, far less into service.
2 Retired 05/29/19 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: $100 per night

Try finding an oceanfront campground in the Myrtle Beach area, or anywhere around Disneyworld for a nice campground, for less than $100/night (full hook ups) during the summer! The more "resort like" campgrounds get, with all the bells and whistles so many are now looking for, the more they're going to cost! Would like to know how much a decent motel room, at a place with a pool, scheduled activities, store, etc. would cost in the same area? Bet it's a good bit more than the cost of a campsite, and you still have to go out to eat every meal! We often seek out state parks where we can, but still find the cost of a campsite almost always much less expensive than anyplace else to stay - and you're in your own bed every night! As was said, supply and demand - open market! If people pay it, owners will ask for it to be paid. DH is a retired tax assessor - he told me campgrounds often pay through the nose in property taxes - land values are determined as commercial property, and some states determine taxable value based on the number of campsites available and income each produces. OUCH!
2 Retired 05/29/19 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Walmart overnight parking

Just my 2 cents. If it's really hot & humid, bite the bullet and get a campsite. Generally we try to avoid Walmart type overnights. Want as many campgrounds to be profitable as possible so we can continue to go where we want, when we want w/o worrying about finding a site to stop in!
2 Retired 05/28/19 05:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Directv software updates in RV

We have used Direct TV in our RV for years. If it has been a while since its use, DH simply calls Direct TV (800.531.5000) and goes through the prerecorded info catalog. At the end he states "needs to be refreshed". You are identified via your phone number by their system. It takes less than a minute for it to be automatically refreshed. Has worked every time! Easy Peezy!
2 Retired 05/28/19 05:50am Technology Corner
RE: Using EZ Pass while towing

Have a NJ EZPass and have used it for years. Towing, not towing, never had a problem in any state. Just keep the account full with funds - you pay per axle! DH even checked with the state DOT and received a letter (a number of years ago) stating that its use with a TOAD was acceptable in case there was ever a question.
2 Retired 05/28/19 05:44am Dinghy Towing
RE: 2nd AC unit worth it?

Just ALWAYS be sure you have 50 amp electric hook up if you intend to run both. We seldom use our bedroom AC, but when it's really hot it's a gift. Remember, you're in a metal/fiberglass box when inside the RV! Might not need a unit as big as your main one if the plan is to only use it to cool the bedroom.
2 Retired 05/28/19 05:41am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Gettysburg PA routes in and out from the South

Have stayed at Artillery Ridge CG several times with our Class A (and toad). Closest CG to the Visitors Center and battlefield. Not fancy, but pull thru sites are more than adequate. Enjoy your visit.
2 Retired 05/13/19 08:05am Roads and Routes
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