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RE: East coast north/south route (PA to FL)

I would avoid I 95 if at all possible. The only warning is depending on when you are traveling the I 81 I 77 merge gets really (like over 5 miles) backed up coming north during the summer on weekends. All the beach traffic returning home. We solved this by traveling during the week and little to no backup. Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 02/16/20 07:08am Roads and Routes
RE: Stabilizer Jacks

I am only 60 y/o but have had several strokes and heart issues. When we purchased our 5th wheel I went with the unit that had auto leveling. It really made a difference for me. I know that the electric stabilizers you are referring to are different but pushing a button is easier than cranking any day. The other advantage is my wife can actually level the 5th wheel by herself. I think that once you have them your going to appreciate the convenience. Dave
dpgllg 02/14/20 06:36am Tech Issues
RE: Water Fill up - Flying J?

I just took that route in the beginning of November. It was freezing here in SW PA when we left. We stayed at New Green Acres Campground for the overnight. Long level pull through site with full hookups. Did not need to unhitch 5th wheel. Cost was $35 for the night plus tax. Easy to find from I-95 and quiet. I spoke to the lady that runs the park because we were running behind schedule. She took my credit card info and told me the site number. Very friendly and easy to deal with. It is off exit 53 of I-95. I just checked the weather there and it is 73 degrees today. Well worth the $35 for a quiet peaceful night which you may or may not get in a Flying J or similar. Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 02/10/20 11:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Disney world in July

We were just in Disney at the beginning of last November and stayed at Fort Wilderness. It was COLD then. It was the start of the Christmas celebration and the parks were crowded. It will be hot and expect a rain shower daily around 2pm. Doesn't normally last to long. When staying at Fort Wilderness you shouldn't need a car. To get to the Magic Kingdom take a internal Fort Bus to the docks and take the boat over. All other parks take the internal bus to the main bus stop and then take a bus to whatever park your going to. Also the internal buses will take you to the pool, horseback riding, restaurants and other attractions in the Fort. Having to take two busses does add some travel time. When we first looked into going the campground was full. I started looking at other campgrounds and the issue of driving to them was the cost of parking. Daily parking at the Magic Kingdom was around $30. You then take a tram to the transportation center and then a boat to Magic Kingdom. A travel agent on this forum messaged me that he could get us a spot in the Fort and he came through with flying colors. If you need his info PM me and I will forward it along to you. Fort Wilderness is a very nice park and if we ever go back would stay there again. Have a great trip! Dave
dpgllg 02/09/20 09:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Point 5th wheels

I am not familiar with the North Point brand but you should go to the Jayco Forum and see what is being said on there. I didn't read the forums so again no opinion but it is a good place to start. You could join and ask whatever questions you might have. Good luck! Dave Jayco Forum
dpgllg 02/05/20 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Truck too tall for 5th wheel

I had the same problem with my Chevy 2013 25500HD. The solution was easy for me. I replaced the trucks rear shackles and dropped the rear of my truck. It gave me all the room I need and my 5th wheel rides level and not nose high at all. Total cost having them professionally replaced was less than $200 Here is a link to the shackles for your specific truck. I just posted the first one I found. You might do better on price if you look around. Shackles Good luck and happy travels! Dave
dpgllg 02/05/20 06:20am Fifth-Wheels
Looking for a propane setup for seafood boil cooking

Hello! For just my wife and I we have been cooking our version of a seafood boil wrapped in foil on a grill. It comes out okay and we enjoy it but we will be travelling in a group of six people and my little Weber Baby Q just isn't big enough to cook six pouches on it. I have always wanted to prepare this using a "turkey fryer type" setup if possible. Can anyone recommend a setup that is decent quality BUT not priced through the roof? Also if anyone has a good recipe to follow that also would be appreciated! Dave
dpgllg 02/02/20 01:16pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Overnight On I 74 near Asheboro or Seagrove NC

Hello! We need an overnight stop for our summer trip to Myrtle Beach somewhere around Asheboro and Seagrove NC on I 74 southbound. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel with 50 amp service and will be traveling with three dogs. Prefer a level pull through that will allow me to stay hitched if at all possible. Nice to haves: Pool Place to walk dogs fairly quiet Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 02/02/20 01:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need Help with Utility Trailer Decision

I have a 2 x 6 wood floor utility trailer and after 3 years needed to replace the wood. I was taking my garden tractor in for service and the one front tire fell through the floor. After inspecting the rest of the boards I ended up replacing the entire floor. If I had to do it over again I would purchase an enclosed trailer. I know there is added cost but they can be used to haul equipment and household items without issue and protected from the elements. Dave
dpgllg 01/23/20 08:29am General RVing Issues
RE: What ever happened to RV Park Reviews?

The name has changed to Campground Reviews Campground Reviews Some of the screens have also changed. I find it more difficult to navigate then before but you can still lookup campgrounds Dave
dpgllg 01/12/20 10:32am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground near Pittsburgh zoo

There is a KOA campground in Washington PA. This would be about a 40 minute drive to the Zoo. You will be south of Pittsburgh right where I79 and I 70 merge. It is an okay campground but it has steep hills that you must navigate. I have not stayed here as it is less than 5 minutes from my house. I have purchased some propane and other items here. Washington KOA Depending on what you are interested in there are many things in the Washington area to see and do. If you decide to stay here let me know and I will provide any information I can on the area. Dave
dpgllg 12/28/19 07:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trailer Emergency Brake Cable Broke

Which cable length should be used for a 5th wheel? 4 feet or 6 feet? Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 12/24/19 11:48am Tech Issues
RE: Holly Bluff Campground Asheboro NC

OP here, I guess nobody has any experience with this park!
dpgllg 12/21/19 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Holly Bluff Campground Asheboro NC

I am starting the process of planning next years trips. We will be going to Myrtle Beach and need a overnight stopover in North Carolina. I found Holly Bluff Campground and while it didn't get top reviews on Campground Reviews it didn't get any 1 or 2 star reviews either. Has anyone stayed there recently and can tell me if this is a good overnight? I prefer to keep my 5th wheel hitched and only looking for electric and water. If you know of a better location please let me know! Thanks in advance Dave
dpgllg 12/19/19 12:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Tire covers while storing 5th wheel for winter

I just winterized and covered our 5th wheel for the winter. I know it's late for SW PA but we just got back from Disney. It was winterized same day as return. My question is tire covers. Are they a good idea? If yes, what should I look for in a tire cover? Does the color matter? Black absorbs heat etc. My concern is sun damage. On my old 5th wheel I had to replace all four tires with at least 90% or more of the tread because they just basically split and crumbled after a winter storage. Thanks! Dave
dpgllg 12/08/19 07:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: pressure washers

After reading dlpllg's post, has anyone found a soap/ foam Cannon whatever that truly softens "normal" dirt and road grime enough that a normal 2500 psi pressure washer actually gets the vehicle 100% clean with no touch, no scrubbing? I'd pay for that, just haven't found one yet I believe will work 100%. Neighbor even bought the expensive chemical guys setup and foam a couple years ago. Said how good it was initially and then reality set back in and it doesn't actually do the job 100%. Back to rags, sponges and brushes... DPG here, I tried foaming and letting it sit and then using the pressure washer to rinse with the appropriate nozzle and it didn't get it totally clean. Using the brush really made a difference. It wasn't that hard just kept moving the brush. No need to keep dipping it into the soap bucket as soap was already one RV. The trick is to let it sit and soften as much of the dirt as possible. Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 12:02pm Beginning RVing
States visited and Rig picture not displaying

I updated my state map and added my rig picture to my signature and neither is displaying. I went in under my preferences and selected the images and selected submit button but they have never appeared. Any help? Dave Moderator's Note: Testing Signature below
dpgllg 12/01/19 08:40am Forum Posting Help and Support
RE: I-4 though Orlando

I just drove this or attempted to on Friday November 8th while pulling a 32 foot 5th wheel in route to Disney around 3pm. Never in my life have I encountered anything like this. My GPS provides traffic updates regarding delays etc. and it couldn't keep up with everything happening. It kept rerouting me and I could not tell you the route we took. I used to be a paramedic firefighter and have driven emergency vehicles in all situations and I have never been as stressed as I was then. If I ever go back I will have a definitive route in place beforehand and won't be using my GPS or traveling I 4. Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 08:35am Roads and Routes
RE: pressure washers

I use an Ryobi electric pressure washer with a Ryobi foaming soap canister at the end of the wand on my 5th wheel. I use a foaming Car soap I bought at Wal-Mart as the Ryobi soap gets to be expensive. I coat the area I want to wash with the soap and then let it sit for awhile. This really helps on the front cap to help soften the bug guts there. I then use a long handle car brush that reaches all the way up. Then set the soap canister to water only and rinse. 5th wheel comes out looking great and never a high pressure that if used incorrectly could damage the decals etc. I use this on my car, truck, lawn tractor and 5th wheel. The big benefit is dirty soap water never gets put on the vehicle. Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 08:20am Beginning RVing
Question on using auto level while stored for the winter

I have emptied and winterized my 5th wheel for the winter. It is in a storage yard with a gravel base. I used the auto level system and it is level so all four jacks are down and are on those orange leveling pads. My question is should I keep the rear jacks down or not? I'm going to cover it as soon as the cover I ordered arrives this week. I'm thinking that I may want to make it nose high so the rain and water run off a little better. Your thoughts? Dave
dpgllg 12/01/19 07:51am Fifth-Wheels
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