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RE: Is Martha’s vineyard worth the cost & effort? Nantucket?

We visited Martha's Vineyard Sept. 22 to Sept 26 2019. We stayed at the Martha's Vineyard Family Campground. Great Campground and very nice/helpful new owners. We took our Thor 22C class c no tow there and the ferry cost was $320 round trip. We chose these dates on the advise of the owners of the RV park. They said it is considered off season. Less people and less traffic on the Island and a cheaper ferry rate. Also on the advise of the campground owners, because of very close clearances on the downtown streets, we parked outside of the towns and bicycled in. Cars are OK but RV's need a shoe horn to get through the downtown streets. Plenty of parking outside of the downtown areas. In this case a towd would be very handy, but that also increases the ferry cost. We had a great time and enjoyed the sights. Be a while though before we return though. As far as I know there aren't any RV campgrounds on Nantucket Island.
docsouce 02/21/21 12:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Navigation

Another " Ol' Fart here" I use the Co-Pilot App with a Samsung TAB A 8" screen. The night before I layout my route and check it out on my Rand McNally Truckers Atlas and Google maps. I write the various route changes on a piece of paper and check them off as I go. I have plenty of time and besides I enjoy becoming familiar with the route and "points of interest" along the way. As mentioned I also try to go around bigger cities if possible too. Haven't had any problems yet, however staying aware and not sight seeing while I'm driving helps a lot.
docsouce 02/21/21 06:38am Beginning RVing
RE: Getting Started - Longer Distance Camping

Nice trip. As mentioned,be sure your rig is road ready. Good tires and a good tool kit are always handy. A Roadside Assistance program might come in handy too. We have 2 small dogs that we always take. They travel very well and don't bark when we are off on a short hike. However we always have to keep our hikes and side trips to 3 or 4 hours max because we have to check on them. Let them out and just making sure the A/C on the rig is ok. I don't know about your rig but in the Summer heat my rig can turn into an oven quickly. Some of the private campgrounds have pet sitters or can recommend one for you. We did a trip similar to this a couple of years ago. We made our way to Hannable Missouri and took US 36 from there. Headed south at some point to visit Marshall Dillon and Kitty in Dodge City then southwest to La Junta Co and on to Durango Co. So many great things to do in that area. We limit our daily drives to 200 miles or so and try to be in our campsites by 2pm. We avoid the interstates. So much to beauty on the "back roads". Being from the East coast these huge open areas take our breath away. I don't know what your time frame is but taking my time and enjoying sights and places I might never see again is what it's all about.
docsouce 02/17/21 08:48am General RVing Issues
RE: Rear Bumper Mud Guards

This is pretty much what I thought. Just have to postpone the bike ride for half an hour...Thanks for the replies.
docsouce 02/12/21 10:16am General RVing Issues
Rear Bumper Mud Guards

What type of a set up have you folks used to keep the wet road spray junk from building up on the rear of your rigs. It didn't really bother me before because I'd just give it a quick rinse. This year however I'm going to be carrying a couple of bicycles on a receiver hitch and I'd like to try to keep the road dust and wet film build up down. Has anyone had any luck with those long flaps that hang down from the rear bumper? I understand there is no way to eliminate it all. Just wondering if these "mud guards" are worth while or if anyone has an different method, or is it even worth the bother, you know, part of the experience!!!!
docsouce 02/12/21 06:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Receiver Bike Racks

Update on this post: I want to thank all those that took the time to respond to this post. I just bought a Swagman Dispatch. It looks like the best fit for my needs. We are leaving in early June and heading west. Going to poke around New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming for 3 or 4 months then head back east. This rack looks like it will be up for the trip.
docsouce 02/12/21 06:13am General RVing Issues
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

Any thoughts on whether the "All Terrain" tow bar is a better choice?
docsouce 02/10/21 07:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

You Folks are Great. This is just the information I am looking for. I found an interesting Refference article at Motorhome.com /Dinghy towing guides. It lists many autos from 2000 to the present,if they can be towed and restrictions for towing them. Like starting the car every 500 miles and such.
docsouce 02/10/21 04:21am Class C Motorhomes
Planning to Flat Tow

I have a 2020 Jayco 26XD Class C just my wife and I.. I would like to start acquiring the equipment I need to flat tow a vehicle. First of all I need to pick up a vehicle. I'm looking at a 2015 or so Jeep Patriot 4x4 with a manual transmission. Weight 3200/3300 lbs. I'm not zeroed in on this vehicle but it looks like the weight and the manual trans is not limited by distance or speed according to the 2015 "Guide to Dinghy Towing". Opinions please. After that I need to pick up the equipment, tow bar etc. I have no idea what I need. I see items listed but I rather get my information from here on what works best. Example: all terrain tow bar vs regular tow bar, brake assists on and on. I'm not going off road but we boondock all the time. We are going on an extended road trip in early June to Sept. and hang out in the desert southwest, then north to US2 east to home. I'm thinking I might come across some of the tow equipment I need used from the folks we meet on the road. As always I appreciate your advise. And again, I'm very flexible on a vehicle to tow.
docsouce 02/09/21 08:29am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Sway bar swap

We are heading out west again this coming June for 4 months. Last time we had a 22 ft Class C on a Ford e350 chassis. We really got pushed around going across southern Oklahoma and northern Texas. White knuckle all the way. This year we're going to run US 412 from Columbia Tn. to Springer NM. We have a bigger RV this trip. The addition of the Roadmaster stabilizer and having adjusted the J-Ride properly has been a great help. This sway bar should help alot too. Not expecting a sports car ride, but being able to stay in one lane would be great.
docsouce 01/14/21 01:17pm Class C Motorhomes
Sway bar swap

Nice morning so I decided to install the Hellwig 7718 sway bar I bought as a gift to the RV. Installation was a snap. After breaking the bolts free they all backed out easily. The RV is a 2020 Jayco 26XD so there hasn't been much time for rust to build up. Slid the Hellwig under and blocked it up in place. Cleaned up the front bolts, swapped out the rear with the bolts supplied by Hellwig, applied blue locktite also supplied and torqued to spec. Now I have to wait a couple of months to test drive it, but it was a fun project.
docsouce 01/13/21 12:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Fridge/Freezer door opening while driving

2X on the post by StirCrazy. I had the same problem and this adjustment took care of it. However now I keep the door lightly packed. So far so good.
docsouce 01/05/21 06:47am Tech Issues
RE: Is there something I am missing ?

I figure it this way. It's like a fart. If I'm standing down wind I'm ok. If I'm in a place where i could get a wiff than I'm standing in the wrong place. Now that's some southern New England hillbilly logic right there!!!!!!
docsouce 12/26/20 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cheap Reliable Battery Load Testing

5x, I bought one 4 years ago. Helps eliminate most of the guess work. Great tool.
docsouce 12/24/20 06:44am Tech Issues
Receiver Bike Racks

I'm looking for advise on which receiver bicycle rack to buy. I have a 2020 Jayco 26XD Class C. It will be for 2 bikes. I searched and found a "CURT 18085 Tray style" which looked good but had some not so good reviews. So I figured the best info I can get is here with people that use them as I would. I would rather not use a ladder mounted type.
docsouce 12/17/20 06:40am General RVing Issues
RE: and just like that...*poof*....gone

The answers people need area at the Roswell Alien Festival.
docsouce 12/04/20 06:04am General RVing Issues
RE: New Ford 7.3l Godzilla V8

Wow!!! The first class C to do the 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds!!!!! The chassis made it but the house is still at the starting line!!!
docsouce 11/23/20 12:27pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Antenna concerns

I have been trying to find that post Thank you. I looked for it earlier and just plain missed it. Sorry
docsouce 11/05/20 06:06pm General RVing Issues
Antenna concerns

This is my first winter with this Jayco 26xd. I put the winter cover on today and after getting it all nice and snugged up I went up the ladder to check things out and I noticed it is really putting a lot of downward pressure on the King Jack TV antenna. The antenna that looks like a mushroom. Has anyone had any problems with this antenna breaking or causing roof damage after snow piles up on the roof/cover? My last RV had a crank down antenna so this wasn't an issue.
docsouce 11/05/20 04:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: Washing RV while traveling

While camped at the KOA in St Mary Montana, I asked the manager if I could wash the 2500 miles of dirt an squashed bugs off my class C. He walked over, looked at the RV then sent 2 staff members over with ladders and hoses and had them help me wash the RV down. No charge, he must have felt sorry for us LOL. I gave the boys a nice tip!!!
docsouce 11/03/20 08:44am RV Lifestyle
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