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RE: How many people put power awning in every night?

I remember chatting with a ranger at Devil’s Garden CG in Arches National Park. He stopped by mid-day when we were putting the (then-manual) awning in, since winds had started increasing, and said he wished everybody would bring theirs in before leaving the campground for the day. Apparently it was a fairly frequent occurrence that people returned to find damage. The push-button retraction we have now is so easy, there’s no reason not to put it in at night or when leaving the RV to go places. But we tend to stay just a few days maximum since we use the RV for touring and sightseeing rather than one-location vacations. We all camp in our own ways, and I know many people set up in one place for a week or months, using the awning like an auxiliary living room roof - left open to protect all the stuff placed underneath.
NCWriter 08/18/18 05:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Looking at Newfoundland for 2019

We just returned from our second visit to NL. I disagree that it is the same as the US as far as accessibility. As in the US, however, the most thorough accessibility features will be in a National Park like Gros Morne and in some provincial parks. In NL’s small towns where you’ll spend most of your time, you’ll find mixed features. For example, you may (or may not) find ramps or large restrooms and doorways. I noticed that campgrounds rarely have bathrooms with large stalls for people with disabilities. Paved paths and sidewalks are not the norm in small towns, but you often find them at some visitor-oriented places, such as lighthouses. We found that all the ferries (Marine Atlantic as well as local ferries to places like Fogo Island) had elevators. Important: When you arrive at Marine Atlantic in PAB or Argentia and check in at the entry gate in your RV, tell them why you need an elevator parking location belowdecks. They will give you a specially marked windshield card, and dock workers will direct you to a particular waiting lane pre-boarding for those who need easy elevator access. There will be a ramp to the elevator entry lobby. Otherwise, if you are in line with all other RVs, the tight vehicle spacing will make it difficult to use a scooter or power chair to reach the elevator. (You cannot remain in your vehicle on ferries.) Newfoundlanders are among the friendliest people on the planet. So make your needs known and they’ll be very helpful. Please feel free to send a private message if you have a question and I’ll try to answer.
NCWriter 08/17/18 04:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Route around Jacksonville Fl

We get off of I-95 at the first exit past the welcome center in Florida and take that around to US-301 to Ocala. Very pleasant drive that way. We do the same, exit at Yulee.
NCWriter 08/14/18 04:54am Roads and Routes
RE: Attempted Break In

Was this an RV Park? Campground? Parking lot? I assume this was never answered? My guess would be highway reststop, truck stop, or Walmart parking lot, and most likely never will be now that the thread has morphed into a combination libapalooza / NRA dissertation LOL. I never saw a reply to the location of the incident. My guess is same as yours. A guy in a rental truck pulling up alongside an RV in a campground would have to drive over or wade through the picnic table, flamingoes, dog pen, and grill.
NCWriter 08/09/18 03:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Dog into Canada

By the way, the campgrounds we’ve used in those two provinces have been quite dog-friendly. Don’t recall any extra fees, and there have been poop bag dispensers in some places. Lots of trails for long walks. (Had a friend who encountered a no-dog campground elsewhere in Canada, but I’ve never seen that up in NS or NL.)
NCWriter 08/07/18 03:23am RV Pet Stop
RE: Dog into Canada

We’ve made a few RV trips to that area and never been asked to produce anything in the way of paperwork or food, though we’d be glad to if asked. Our Labrador dog is usually getting a good look at the inspector - they know she’s on board. One caution is that the Newfoundland ferry from Nova Scotia (5 or 6 hours for shortest one) means your dog will have to stay in the RV unattended during the crossing. So you’ll want to be confident the dog can handle that. The other option is the kennel room for an extra fee. We’ve seen it, and it’s not a very happy place for a typical dog. For more information on this topic, google Marine Atlantic.
NCWriter 08/07/18 03:12am RV Pet Stop
RE: Did I just Get Lied To?

Slide-outs also can have problems when you are out of level. We used home-made board levelers for years but I bought the triple leveler blocks at the start of this summer’s two-month trip, and they worked very well.
NCWriter 08/07/18 02:55am Class C Motorhomes
RE: are we welcome ?

Newfoundlanders are an incredibly friendly bunch, and it’s one of the most scenic places in North America, with vast open spaces and countless miles of dramatic coastal scenery. This summer, we camped on a beach at Fogo Island, and on a bluff overlooking the sea in La Scie, both with electric hookups for a small fraction of the cost you’d pay if you could find such campgrounds in the US. It’s surprising how few U.S. plates we’ve seen this summer up here. I guess the high cost of the ferry scares people off.
NCWriter 08/05/18 03:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: America The Beautiful Pass

After the first few years that followed buying our $10 pass, I added it up one day, and we had saved more than $300 in park entry fees and campground discounts. So, yes, $80 for Life can still be a heck of a deal.
NCWriter 08/05/18 03:08am RV Lifestyle
RE: America's roads are awful!!

I agree with everybody, but we’re wrapping up three weeks in Newfoundland, where there are permanent road signs saying, “Caution - potholes ahead.”
NCWriter 08/05/18 03:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Acadia Campground Help

The Bar Harbor Campground was great. They don’t take reservations, but it’s a big place. Also don’t take credit cards, but I think they may take checks. They pass on the administrative savings - it’s less expensive than many others. Very close to BH, I think the closest available, and a very convenient free shuttle into town and the park leaves from in front. We had a cooked lobster dinner delivered to our site there.
NCWriter 08/04/18 04:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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