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RE: Should/will Glacier, Teton and Yellowstone open?

Where I live, there's only a dozen cases right now. There's a gated community that is open primarily in the summer months that many wealthy people flock to every year. Even sitting Presidents have come in the past. Right now, people are coming in droves, ignoring stay at home orders so they don't miss their summer here. That means going to grocery stores etc. will have a much higher risk factor because no one will know where they've been, who they've been in contact with etc. The same will happen in those parks if they open. Not everyone is a Rocket Surgeon. Do the prudent thing and stay closed for your health and for the health of those that don't care or are too arrogant to give a **** about anyone else.
RobWNY 04/03/20 06:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: cabinet door coming apart

Don't get any glue on the raised panel portion. Those are supposed to "float" in the rails and styles. If you glue that part in, eventually it will break because wood expands and contracts. Just glue the rail to the style at the bottom. Clamp it for a day and re-hang the door.
RobWNY 04/03/20 06:11pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Average monthly rates?

In Northern and Central Florida, rates range from $650 to $1,500 depending on how nice the Park/Resort is and how many amenities they have. These prices mostly do not include Electric and some places are charging for water now. The further South you go, the more costly it becomes. We stayed on the Space Coast for $900/Month which included Electric and Water. I'm sure you can find places that are a little cheaper and some that are more expensive. Most Parks/Resorts have websites with their rates listed.
RobWNY 04/03/20 02:09pm Snowbirds
RE: I-75 from Florida to Ohio

I can't speak specifically to I-75 but we just came from Florida to New York State taking a different route. I'm sure the situations are similar regardless of the road traveled. The roads were busy near larger cities but I would guess there was about 40% of normal traffic everywhere else. Getting fuel wasn't an issue but finding places to stay ended up being a problem. We had planned on a slow trip home but it ended up being pretty quick. Private Campgrounds in Georgia, South Carolina and West Virginia cancelled our reservations so we had a couple of days where we had to drive farther than we wanted to. The campground in West Virginia called us 5 hours before we were going to arrive to tell us we couldn't stay there because the Governor had issued an order preventing out of state people from staying at campgrounds in that state. I would call the campgrounds you have booked to make sure you can still camp there. On the bright side, Rest areas had plenty of places to park and many truck drivers were using them to get much needed rest. The restrooms were also open. You likely won't be bothered if you get a few hours sleep in a rest area.
RobWNY 04/02/20 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Closed campgrounds

The RV Park we're at are still taking bookings. They've taken away all of the big amenities (Laundry, Showers, Clubhouse, Pool and Office entry) but they're happy to charge you full price to park your RV and stay inside.
RobWNY 03/19/20 09:46am Full-time RVing
RE: Florida State Parks CLOSED

I simply can't grasp the concept behind the sudden urge for quality toilet time. I'm on several other forums and toilet paper steals the show. I thought toilet paper jokes would be popular by now. I have not seen any......yet. Here's one: There will be a baby boom 9 months from now. The first female child born will be named "Charmin" and the first boy child born will be named "Scotty"
RobWNY 03/18/20 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How are others facing issues with the Coronavirus?

We're leaving Florida March 29th for Western NY and we've booked stays along the way, taking 11 days to get home. We aren't doing anything differently other than being more vigilant with our hand washing and distance from others. What worries me is if the Government shuts down the Country and issues a shelter in place order. If they do that, I'll just keep heading toward home taking the quickest route. I'll lose some deposit money but I'm not getting stranded for weeks/months someplace.
RobWNY 03/17/20 06:38am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Heading Home (North)

We'll be heading home from Florida in a couple of weeks also. We aren't changing our plans for the stops on the way back other than we're leaving here a few days earlier than planned and extending our stay at Savannah and Myrtle beach by those few days. The RV resort we're at has stopped all activities and will be closing the pool tomorrow so not much to do here. The beach is so packed now because Disney closed and Daytona Bike week shut down that it's not even an option.
RobWNY 03/15/20 07:38am Snowbirds
RE: fifth wheel gas stops

Before any trip to unfamiliar areas I plan what roads/hwys I will take. I then calculate my fuel stop distances. I then search fuel stations in the closest town/area. Once armed with the stations addresses you can use google maps to look at a street view This is what I do too. I usually try to find a Pilot or Flying J because I know I will be able to get in for gas fairly easily. Yes, it's more expensive but I'd rather pay a little more per gallon and know I'm not going to get in trouble. I drove from Western NY to Central Florida using this method of finding gas and had no issues at all.
RobWNY 03/12/20 09:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Slide out awnings yay or nay?

If you have a bedroom slide where your bed slides out, you will want an awning (Slide Topper) for that slide. On our first camping trip with our 5th wheel we were under trees and it rained hard. It sounded like a freight train. Then when the rain stopped, I listened to drip drip drip drip the rest of the night. Since I put the slide topper on, I sleep like a baby. As for the other slides, I agree with 2oldman. Stay away from camping under pine trees or late fall when the leaves drop and you will have little issue.
RobWNY 02/28/20 04:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Best GPS or trip planner to avoid low bridges

I use RV Trip Wizard. It's an online program only for $39/Year, but after I plan my trip, I re-create it in Google Maps and send it to my phone for navigation. It hasn't failed me yet. The program has a way to send trips to your phone but you can't use them for navigation so that's why I re-create them for that purpose.
RobWNY 02/28/20 06:35am General RVing Issues
RE: KOA Savanna South Richmond Hills GA

We stayed at this KOA on the way to Florida in November and will be staying there again overnight in April. We enjoyed the few trains that went through during our stay. Anytime you stay at a campground right next to an Interstate you'll get that road noise. We chose to stay there because it was easy off/easy on while traveling.
RobWNY 02/26/20 05:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: android phones

Try searching for "Video Editor" on your PC
RobWNY 02/25/20 06:57am Technology Corner
RE: Best RV trip planner

I use RV Trip Wizard. Works great for me. Only caveat is that it is not free. X4 Wonderful program. I've been using it for a couple of years now. The annual price is very reasonable.
RobWNY 02/24/20 07:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: How much do dealers pay for the RV's they sell

Since the consensus is that the dealers need to make as much as they can to pay their business overhead and rent to the manufacturers for the units on their lots so they don't go out of business, I'm glad to know that you all turned down any kind of discount your dealer offered you. Same goes for the vehicles you have purchased. Sticker price for your cars and trucks would be the only option. You know, so the dealerships don't go out of business. Shame on me for thinking RV dealers gouge their customers. I should have realized they are making the very best deals for every one of their customers.
RobWNY 02/01/20 01:51pm General RVing Issues
How much do dealers pay for the RV's they sell

I was talking to a guy that's snowbirding next to me and we were discussing RV prices, discounts consumers should expect etc. He works for a dealer in his home state during the summer months so he was able to buy his rig at dealer price. He told me his 2019 Jayco Pinnacle 5th wheel had an MSRP of just over $100,000 but he paid $54,000 for it. He said a dealer typically is paying 51%-52% of the MSRP + the freight cost to get the rig to the dealer. I told him I had recently gone to the Tampa RV Super show and dealers were advertising 20%-28% off MSRP depending on the rig, but no mention of the other costs dealers like to attempt to get consumers to pay for (Freight, Prep, PDI fee etc.) so there was no way of knowing if the prices were "out the door" prices. He said that you should start negotiations at 30% of MSRP and then get the dealer to "throw in some stuff". I said I got 28% off my rig plus tax but I didn't get anything else thrown in. He felt I could have done better. I felt if I walked away hoping the dealer would do better, I would have not been able to buy my rig from that dealer. I had a strong feeling that was as good a deal that I was going to get on the 5th wheel I bought. So my thoughts are this...Why should a dealer be making more than 2 grand on any sale? That seems like a fair profit for them. Realistically I'm pretty sure we aren't going to get discounts that deep but why not? Why do we accept 25%-30% off MSRP, allowing the dealers to make a bundle on each sale, and then have to accept lousy customer service following the sale in many instances? If the 51%-52% numbers my neighbor talked about are accurate, shouldn't we be negotiating up from that number rather than down from the MSRP?
RobWNY 02/01/20 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Living Room Ceiling Lights

You can get them on Amazon also. Easier to just replace the whole light.
RobWNY 01/31/20 06:09am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mint Mobile

You also need a compatible phone or you have to buy one from them. My wife and I have brand new Unlocked dual SIM Android based Moto G7 phones that work with any of the big players. They aren't compatible with Visible.
RobWNY 01/30/20 05:02am Technology Corner
RE: TorkLift GlowStep Revolution Install and Review

I was sent a set of the Torklift Revolution Glowstep Uprisings. I wasn't able to use them. These are the model that replace the Solid Step types that go inside the RV, not the ones that tuck under the RV. My screen door hinge would hit the steps when they were in the transport position so the screen door wouldn't close. That made it impossible for the main door to close as well. The engineers worked on a solution and they decided the fix was to cut out a portion of the door hinge. I refused to ruin the screen door of my RV to make their steps work. I agree Torklift Glowsteps are very good steps and will work fine for many RV applications but I would make sure they will work on your RV before buying them.
RobWNY 01/29/20 07:47am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: I-95 Death Row takes 3 more.

I-95 is terrible. We are 40 minutes South of Daytona and the way people drive is shocking. I try to avoid it as much as possible but sometimes I drive on it. The speed limit is 70MPH and three lanes each direction. The people in the right lane drive 60MPH-75MPH The middle lane is mostly 70MPH-80MPH the left lane is 80MPH-110MPH (No exaggeration!) and then sprinkle in what I call "The Weavers". The people that go lane to lane driving 100+ in their high output sports cars. I've been down here since November 25th. I haven't seen one Highway Patrolman on I-95. Not one! The local Police cars I see on the State and County roads are unmanned cars used as decoys to keep speed reasonable. Where are the actual Police men and women? There were 4 fatalities a mile South of us the day after we arrived. It doesn't surprise me at all that people are dying at an alarming rate on that highway. Then add in the shootings and homicides in Daytona and Orlando and that's all that's on the news. What used to be a very nice area is turning into something undesirable.
RobWNY 01/27/20 05:36am Roads and Routes
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