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RE: Favorite Leftovers Recipes

Your posts always make me hungry.
Dave in TN 07/05/21 12:16pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: When to throw in the towel...

Quite a few years ago we were on a weekend trip to a state park to do some hiking, and it poured pretty much non-stop. My wife indicated we should just call it and head home, but I dug in and said "it's nice just being away from home, we can hang out and play games, etc etc.". Well, with the kids bored, and 6 of us crammed in the trailer, it was more misery than fun. But we stayed. And I can't tell you how many times in the years since my wife has mentioned "remember that time....". LOL. So the moral of the story is, you made the right call.
Dave in TN 06/29/21 12:38pm Truck Campers
RE: Opinions on flat towing a jeep grand cherokee

You might want to post this in the Dinghy Towing forum. I could be mistaken but I think this forum is for vehicles that do the towing, as opposed to “Towed” vehicles. Hopefully you’ll get assistance with your question either way but you might have better luck there. Or possibly a moderator can move it.
Dave in TN 06/25/21 07:19am Dinghy Towing
RE: "Maybe 550 is not so bad, after all . . . "

On the bright side, he had a campsite with a spectacular view for a week.
Dave in TN 06/16/21 08:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Want your opinion

If your current trailer is 16 years old, that puts its construction pre-2008 great recession. It's at that point, IMO, that build quality in RV's took the first big hit. Then more recently it seems to have declined further, based on anecdotal evidence at least. You could spend $63k on a new unit, then additional money to personalize it, and end up with a nightmare of dubious construction issues, leaks, and who knows what else. If it were me, with the seasonal situation you laid out, I'd stick with what I know, which considering how it seems to have held up was built fairly well.
Dave in TN 05/19/21 11:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Trip Report: Our Southwest Excursion

I love RV travel blogs. Glad you shared it. We took a long trip with our kids 12 years ago that I blogged about so family could follow along. I still enjoy going back to read it...good memories. I’m sure you’ll do the same many years down the road. BTW, I’m originally from WNY. Been in TN for 18 years but my wife and I began our family in Orchard Park, after growing up in Chautauqua Co. Asking for my wife, who grew up in Cheektowaga - Are you a Bills fan? She finds Bills fans everywhere we go! Quite a fellowship! -Speak Yes! Lifelong.., won’t stop now.
Dave in TN 05/16/21 02:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip Report: Our Southwest Excursion

I love RV travel blogs. Glad you shared it. We took a long trip with our kids 12 years ago that I blogged about so family could follow along. I still enjoy going back to read it...good memories. I’m sure you’ll do the same many years down the road. BTW, I’m originally from WNY. Been in TN for 18 years but my wife and I began our family in Orchard Park, after growing up in Chautauqua Co.
Dave in TN 05/16/21 01:06pm Roads and Routes
RE: Memphis I-40 Bridge Closed

Reminder: Political and religious posts, pictures, links, signatures etc. are not allowed in these forums and may be removed without notice or discussion. I had to delete a couple posts. Please stay on topic. Thank you. Now to the topic at hand, this is a big deal not only due to the impact on a major East/West interstate, but also the impact to barge traffic on the Mississippi. So in effect, two major thoroughfares, one East/West and one North/South, are affected. But the good news is, the crack (which looks pretty major based on the pictures) was discovered before anything catastrophic occurred. As for RVers heading through that area, at this point traffic appears to be worse heading eastbound than westbound. Perhaps it's the time of day, or perhaps the way that 40 and 55 come together on the Arkansas side impacting things.
Dave in TN 05/13/21 03:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cracker Barrell

I just left my weekly breakfast at the CB on Mallory Lane. You won’t find a much safer location. It’s in the middle of a nice suburban retail district. When I arrive at 7 am on Fridays I do at times see an RV or two in the rear lot. I’d call to ensure they allow it first, though, as Brentwood does tend to have restrictive laws. If not allowed there, try calling the Sam’s Club on Mallory Lane, which is in Franklin. I see RV’s there quite often. There is also a CB in Franklin on Franklin Commons Ct. if they allow overnight parking that would be a relatively safe spot, and is right off the highway. I’d avoid the one on Sidco Dr for an overnight.
Dave in TN 05/07/21 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg in November?

Almost everything will be open, with the exception of outdoor water activities such as Dolly's water park. That's one of my favorite times to visit...after the leaf crowds have dispersed somewhat. Weekends are still very busy, but weekdays are more manageable than during the summer and early fall.
Dave in TN 04/26/21 12:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: SE TN trip Last week of March

If traveling straight from Chicago to Chattanooga, any reason not to go through Nashville? I think it’s longer to cut over to 75 but I understand if wanting to avoid Nashville and/or Monteagle. If you do get to Chattanooga, don’t miss the Aquarium.
Dave in TN 03/01/21 04:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: Excel Question - Not rv related

When in your pivot table, assuming you have created the table with at least one filter, if you put the cursor within the table, do you get a ribbon menu item above called PivotTable Analyze? If so, click on that, then on the left click the down arrow next to Options and you should have that available.
Dave in TN 02/20/21 02:06pm Technology Corner
RE: US 72 from Memphis to Sevierville, TN

Sounds like a nice drive. 72 terminates near Chattanooga, so what would be your planned route from there? The interstates would be 24 to 75 to 40, but keeping with the non-interstate theme overall perhaps you could get through Chattanooga on I-24, then either take 75 up to Cleveland or US 64, and hop from Cleveland east on US 64 to get on 411 which will take you all the way to Sevierville, avoiding Knoxville. Some pretty country. Either way, if going through Chattanooga I’d recommend the interstate as both US 64 and 41 go through tunnels, and the 41 tunnel is only 12’6” I believe. Oh, and edited to add that you should stop at the Lodge Outlet in South Pittsburg, TN!
Dave in TN 02/19/21 06:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Chicken Bog

Sounds delicious!
Dave in TN 01/31/21 03:34pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: RV Motorhome or trailer ????

I seem to recall some COE campgrounds with a handful of pull in sites, so I could see it possibly mattering in those cases. But overall as long as you can fit your RV/Motorhome/Trailer/Tow Vehicle etc on the site and meet the requirements for number of camping units allowed, I don’t think it matters.
Dave in TN 12/17/20 06:17pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: TN in early June and early Sept

If things return to normal by June, there are two huge music festivals in middle TN to contend with. The CMA festival is in Nashville, and Bonaroo in Manchester. I believe CMA is scheduled for June 10-13 next year, and bonnaroo the following week. If you’re interested in either festival, would be good to plan to be here then. If not interested, don’t plan your trip to the Nashville area at that time as everything is packed and lodging/camping options are hard to come by.
Dave in TN 12/10/20 07:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to tow travel trailer with 2 adults, 3 kids, and 2 dogs

We towed a 33’ travel trailer with a 12 passenger Ford E350 with the V10 gas engine. Family of 7, plus two dogs. Should be enough payload capacity with a 1-ton van unless the trailer is excessively heavy. And plenty of room for everyone. In the Ford I’d avoid the 15 passenger because of the rear overhang. In the GM 3500 vans I don’t think that’s an issue as the wheelbase is longer...I could be wrong. They don’t make the E350 anymore so look at the used market.
Dave in TN 10/10/20 12:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Pigeon forge

A friend of mine stayed at Up the Creek last year and he says it's now one of his favorite campgrounds. Seems quiet and secluded for PF, yet the trolley comes right into the campground. One thing to be aware of...I don't think it has bath houses, so you'll have to use your own facilities. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
Dave in TN 08/31/20 07:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nashville

so downtown is ONE SPOT to go and the BROADWAY is another. Downtown and Broadway are one and the same. Broadway is the main drag through downtown where many of the bars and restaurants are.
Dave in TN 08/05/20 05:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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