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RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

window service
Mr.Mark 02/28/20 09:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

We have stayed at the Tom Sawyer RV park in West Memphis, AR, several times. It floods completely every Spring so you should be good traveling during the summer. Another place that is actually in Memphis (15 miles east of downtown) is the Agri-Center RV park. It is rather plain but it is right in the city on a large tract of farm land. We stored our coach there for 8 yrs. when in town as it's only 8 miles from the house until I found inside storage. If you decide to stay at the Agri-Center, enter from Germantown Parkway, not Walnut Grove (very low trees). Since you are moving 'east' from there, it's not too far to I-240 that connects to the I-40 heading to Nashville. If you want, you could drive north on Germantown Parkway (6 lane divided street) and hit I-40 but there are a 8 or so traffic lights. In Nashville, we have stayed at the Jellystone park, KOA (north) in Goodlettsville and the KOA in Lebanon, TN, slightly east of Nashville. In Asheville, we have stayed at the KOA West but it is now not 'big rig' friendly because all of the low tree branches. In our previous coach (42 ft.) we stayed at Campfire Lodgings which is tight going up the steep road but once you are on top of the mountain, it's heaven! I don't think I would take our 45 footer there. Lately, we have been staying at Lake Toxaway, NC, at the Mountain Falls Motorcoach Resort which is about 60 miles south of Asheville and only 20 miles to Highlands, NC. It's a beautiful part of NC and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Safe travels! MM.
Mr.Mark 02/23/20 03:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I really do feel technology is affecting that way that people interact. I took my two great nieces to a water park adventure traveling in the motorhome. They were 14 at the time. I wondered if they would be loud etc.,..... they had their noses stuck in their phones. It's a different world from when we were that age! We took them to a nice 'river-side' restaurant and I told them that no phones allowed at the table so the phones were left in the car. We had the most wonderful conversation. The world will certainly be different with all the technology now. So much of it is wonderful but that also brings along the negatives too. Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 01/22/20 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

This is 100% the opposite of our experience. We wave and almost always get waves back. I'm not good at talking to strangers so I won't instigate a discussion unless you have something specific that I have questions about. I'm OK with talking back if someone else talks to me. This describes me exactly. I am not antisocial, I am just not good at making conversation. I also have ZERO ability to end a conversation. ependydad, wow, that was you! I thought I was never going to get away from that urinal! LOL! Jus Kid'n. :B Some people can talk the horns off a billy goat, I fit kinda in the middle. :p Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 01/02/20 11:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Passive aggressive
Mr.Mark 12/31/19 10:45am Around the Campfire
RE: Generator in Class C Rental

J, L and S, When you look at the whole picture and the amount of trouble carrying that extra genny and fuel, I would think it's too much trouble even it costs a few extra bucks. And, you will most likely be buying fuel in the U.S.A. which is way cheaper. But, everybody has their comfort level, you should do what works for you. I am also surprised at the 'a gallon an hour' usage. I wonder if the rental unit has a solar panel to help charge the batteries? We rented three times before purchasing our own RV (a gas class C, and two diesel class A's). It was not cheap but gave us tons of info on what we wanted if/when we bought. Good luck and safe travels! Mark
Mr.Mark 12/17/19 01:28pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: diesel class c

Everyone seems to like the fuel economy and perhaps quietness (depends on what models one is comparing) of a diesel but what about the initial cost? Every diesel based Class C (eg. Winnebago View or Fuse) is $30 to $40 thousand more than a comparable Ford E350/E450 based motorhome. You can certainly buy a lot of gas for that price difference. Not everyone wants to pay over $100,000 for a motorhome. That's why Ford still sells many thousands of the E350/E450 cutaway chassis to the RV industry each year. AND, as soon as you mention Mercedes Benz in a parts store or repair shop their eyes light up. Been there, done that with MB autos.Loved my 300D though . My thoughts point mainly to this. If you need service as you venture across the fruited plain, your chances of getting a Ford V-10 repaired and down the road far exceeds your chances of having your MB repaired. For the sake of fuel consumption and the initial cost, do the math. Love my Duramax in my pick up though. AND be sure and be putting some fuel lubricity additives in your tank if you are using Diesel. With the sulphur content being lowered and now the added DEF fluid, injectors are not lasting as long as they once were. My local small diesel engine man in town has lots of trucks waiting for such items. On the Duramax ,it's 3K for 8 new injectors. Just wanted to point out that your last paragraph sounds like DEF is part of the combustion process which it is not. DEF is part of the exhaust system and not the engine which would not effect the injectors. And, new/newer diesel engines are geared/designed for ULSD (Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel). Most engine manufacturers say to NOT add anything to the fuel. Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 12/03/19 07:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

Goufgators, when I've read about units 'wandering', the suggestions given have many times been to get the chassis steering/suspension components inspected and get a good alignment from a reputable shop (ALL AXLES, not just the front). Good luck! MM.
Mr.Mark 11/29/19 09:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Graceland RV Park & Campground

I actually stayed at the Graceland RV park (we live in Memphis) to have our previous Dynasty serviced at a facility on Brooks Rd. not far from Graceland. Since I had an early appt. to have the chassis lubed, I thought it would be better to be very close and not fight rush hour traffic. The park is nice and well run (this was probably in 2010). The 'Graceland' area, actually called Whitehaven, has improved a lot with the new Guest House at Graceland Hotel and Entertainment center. Whitehaven used to be the 'in' place to live in the 50's-60's and like all things, they change. But, the revitalization of downtown has also brought prosperity to that area with continued improvement and tourism. Enjoy Memphis! MM.
Mr.Mark 11/29/19 09:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Time to hang up the keys...(consignment ?)

Yes, no more RV of any kind (I think). Might later buy a small travel trailer. But, for now our only vehicles will be my wife's CRV (previously tow vehicle), my pick up and our '79 VW Beetle convertible. Goufgators, I'm 61 and I'm thinking of adding a class B for smaller trips and campgrounds that we can't fit our 45 footer. Have you thought about a class B? I've been 'eye-balling' a Winnebago (model 59KL) RAM Promaster. They are 21 ft. long, gasoline engine, no slides, all the normal amenities that make them simple. I like the twin bed version, it does have a 'wet bath' but I wouldn't have a problem with that as it looks roomy in this model. It has a small fridge with gas cooktop, microwave, and this model can also come with the lithium batteries with no generator (additional alternator) or the regular model with a gasoline Onan genny. A class B would allow you to continue your traveling dream but something more 'car-sized'. Also, by trading your RV, you would save on sales tax if FL is set-up like TN. Good luck! MM.
Mr.Mark 11/29/19 08:35am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Camping near Biltmore Estate

In the past, we stayed once at Rutledge Lake RV Park which was OK. Then, the next time we stayed at Campfire Lodgings which is a small campground WAY up on top of a ridge. The road on the way up is pretty steep with a very tight turn but doable. We had a 42 ft. coach then and I'm sure I would not feel comfortable taking our 45 footer. The last several times and most recently, we stayed at the KOA West just off of I-40. It's about 14 miles from the Biltmore Estate. After this recent stay this summer, I had to take it off our list because it is no longer 'big rig friendly'. The trees are not trimmed back which makes it impossible not to scrape your coach on tree branches. On a side note, if you want a nice place to eat, the RED STAG GRILL at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore Village across from the entrance is a nice restaurant. Good luck, Mark
Mr.Mark 11/23/19 03:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Scenic hills
Mr.Mark 11/20/19 06:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Mountain view
Mr.Mark 11/19/19 07:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Orange County Calif., Loses Another Large Storage Lot

$400 a month to store an RV..... amazing. Our very well secured lot just went up to $60 a month. I would not own a RV if I had to store it outside in the sun. In southern CA, I also pay $400 a month for a secured, gated, camera'd, storage garage with 30 amp service (about 100 garages at the facility). Safe travels, MM.
Mr.Mark 11/14/19 06:49am Tech Issues
RE: Paint job done

I love the 2020 Cruise Masters! Beee-u-teee-ful!! :B Safe travels! Mark
Mr.Mark 11/13/19 05:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

American history
Mr.Mark 11/11/19 09:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

gadget guru
Mr.Mark 11/08/19 08:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Wacky professor
Mr.Mark 11/06/19 08:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

Selection bias
Mr.Mark 11/05/19 06:16am Around the Campfire
RE: Keep a Word Change a Word, Part II.

True love
Mr.Mark 11/01/19 08:22pm Around the Campfire
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