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RE: Ceramic Heater Safety

A lot of campgrounds used to have rules about electric heaters for non metered people. But heck, an RV ac unit sucks power, they are 1/2 as efficient as a window unit. I used to use a window unit when I lived in Las Vegas. A 5000 BTU that drew 5 amps was as good as my rooftop that drew 13 amps. Anyhow now that campgrounds want $60 - 80/ night well who cares?
deadticket8 12/13/19 06:29pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Tent Camping Forum

I am heading to Florida in January. I will camp at Johnathan Dickson for 10 days, on the canal at St Lucie for ten days(have never been able to get an rv site there but tent sites are easier to book). I park a small cargo trailer across from my site that has solar power and will set up a tent on the site. I will spend a few days on the keys visiting old friends and head north to the National Forest campgrounds with the springs. I like wandering about, meeting different folks, enjoying different areas. My friends do long term rentals and seem happy but I am not that sedate yet! The cargo trailer is modest, inexpensive and easy to tow. It has the comfort of a bed for short stays, solar power for frig, chargers,fan. Rough in cold weather if no shore power available but there are hotels in that case! I like to wind down at Hilton Head in an efficiency apartment on the way north. Tenting makes a long trip doable! Happy Holidays Everyone!
deadticket8 12/13/19 06:07pm Tent Camping
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

One story, was looking at a slightly used Holiday Rambler at a dealer. Looked up book and they were way over. The salesman insisted those books are innacurate, written by people that don't know the market. I told him that dealers contribute thier k owledge to the NADA book. Oh and your dealership is one of the listed! Then he tried to tell me tanks, batteries etc were Xtra. I'm a single woman so maybe I looked like a mark. Anyway my experience is let someone else buy new and eat the devaluation. Sorry edits were spell checks!
deadticket8 07/11/19 09:00am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

No, bought from private parties. That hadn't much use for a trailer sitting in driveway. I tried several times to buy from dealers, always problems, they always were coming up short. Their price is never their price whether it's bald tires and no spare, oh propane tanks are extra, whatever. There are some great units that people just have no use for. If it's a quality unit 8 or 10 years old is not a problem. My last one was a 9 year old Holiday Rambler for $9000. Got 12 years before I sold her. 9 in the road working from state to state I don't see any value in buying new.
deadticket8 07/11/19 08:52am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

There are so many used rvs out there. I owned 3, bought all used. Used Kelley blue book or nada to get approximate values. Offered lower because who wants an unused RV sitting in driveway? Always happy with my choices.they may have been coming up to new tires or batteries. Small add-ons compared to a new one. That's my thought for the day.
deadticket8 07/11/19 06:51am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

This particular dealer is still in the family owned business.
deadticket8 07/10/19 08:58am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Aggressive Sales tactics at CW

If you do a search on CW sales tactics you will find some really scary stuff. There is a dealer (3rd generation) that breaks down the whole thing. They were pressured to become a CW dealer. The sales people are sent to classes to teach them how to fleece the sheep. Too bad. Camping world was a family owned business that were excellent providers of service and rv parts. Many years ago.
deadticket8 07/09/19 11:58am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Summer is here!

I have an 8 foot cargo trailer I use for overnights. I just got back from camping at the Elks in Rockland, Maine. I visited the Farnsworth Museum and the Wyeth Museum. Recommend to any elks members. I saw a couple of tents there as well!
deadticket8 07/08/19 08:51am Tent Camping
RE: admin

Thank you for the courteous replies. My issue was getting an error message when tapping Notify Moderator. The other is not an issue with marijuana, it is a commercial outfit posting what is really an ad for their business with a link to their website. I thought this was not allowed and so I attempted to report it.
deadticket8 07/04/19 05:07pm Tech Issues

i am trying to report an ad for cannabis that showed up on tenting forum. has anyone else seen this? anyway i am trying to report it and keep getting error messages
deadticket8 07/04/19 01:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Summer is here!

Grand Isle gets really booked on weekends so I booked during winter. I am retired and can pick my spots and book ahead. I always end up getting a family event scheduled during! This year two but I'm going camping. Rogers Rock usually has some sites available but I was able to be choosy by booking ahead. Adirondacks are beautiful and Vermont has some tremendous camping by lakes. Good luck!
deadticket8 06/27/19 12:42pm Tent Camping
RE: Summer is here!

Wow a boat load of views but not one reply/comment. Don't be shy!
deadticket8 06/21/19 06:21pm Tent Camping
RE: Attaching screws to aluminum floor joists

I love rivets. A rivet gun is a must have for rvers and it has come in real handy around the house as well. If you go with self tappers, stay away from home cheapo and lose. They sell crappy ones. (spelling intentional).
deadticket8 06/19/19 08:16pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Camp Ground Options

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deadticket8 06/14/19 10:16pm Tent Camping
Summer is here!

Who is going tent camping and where? I am going to Grand Isle, VT on Lake Champlain for 5 days. Then I go to Rogers Rock on Lake George, NY for 10 days. I haven't back packed in a few years but I am going to do an overnight into Pharoh Lake Wilderness area in between tent sites.
deadticket8 06/14/19 10:10pm Tent Camping
RE: How to Set up a two person TENT.

wow like watching grass grow. I can put up my Instant Up by Coleman in 3 minutes. Its a tent I can walk around in! Car camping only, it's a beast that weighs about 15 lbs but an awesome tent! BTW did your troop have the Eureka Timberline tents? They were great tents but were tricky to set up the first time.
deadticket8 06/14/19 09:59pm Tent Camping

I am an Elks member and I recently camped at the Elks in Burlington, VT. Memorial Day weekend. I was surprised to be the only one there! Great location on the north side of town near many parks and quiet. Also Littleton, NH Elks has electric hookups for RVs. Rarely used.
deadticket8 05/28/19 12:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: National Park and National Forests Bummer

Great responses. And as to us rich seniors, I tent camp and now have an 8' cargo trailer I've made a few improvements to. I love to camp, love to travel and this works on a limited income. My KISS program(keep it simple stupid) allows me to enjoy restaurants and amenities of the area.
deadticket8 04/10/19 07:20pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Some Great tent Camping!

An alternate to campgrounds is a site called hipcamp. All kinds of accommodations, mostly on private property. They may have 2 sites or 20. They may or may not have showers, it may be on a working farm. Thier sites may be wooded or in a field. They may have live bands on the weekend. Everything under the sun, worth checking out!
deadticket8 04/09/19 05:03pm Tent Camping
RE: Some Great tent Camping!

The National Park and National Forests in many places are being managed by consessioneers. Some recognize the senior pass but this does not always mean 1/2 price. I got a 10% discount in the everglades this year, very dissapointing.And someone had occupied my site when I was gone for the day, in fact 2 other parties showed up at the office with the same complaint. Then I went to Ocala NF. Instead of free admission to the springs I had to pay. The campgrounds offered a generous discount and the two I stayed at I feel were well managed. But these prices are left up to the private managers. I feel that the senior card has lost value and will lose ground in the coming years.
deadticket8 04/08/19 08:43pm Tent Camping
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