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RE: Bugs...

Come on, they have an odor, its not that bad. They don't bite so just pick them up and put them in a cup of soapy water and let them drown...or flush them, just don't return them back outside or you will be catching the same ones over again. I have been replacing the siding on my home and I am gobsmacked at how many dead ones are falling out from behind of the old siding. They will crawl into any size crack they can find to get to warm. Pesticides are not very effective on them either so those ones you think are dead might not be. Make certain ALL sources of ignition are OFF when you use a 'bug bomb', the mist WILL explode if ignited.
ken56 09/16/19 03:23pm General RVing Issues
Fall color.

Here in East Tennessee we are starting to get some fall color. Went through the Pigeon River Gorge Saturday the 14th and there is some yellow and orange and red coming out. We are in a hot and dry period right now though, haven't had significant rain for near a month and it's been in the 90's and high 80's for going on 3 weeks, the driest we have seen all summer so far. I don't know what effect it will have on the color but I do know I have seen many trees with just brown and dried up leaves. Haven't been through the National Park yet but I will assume it is on the same track.
ken56 09/15/19 05:45pm Around the Campfire
RE: South Dakota Advice

Stop at Wall Drug in Wall SD. I have never seen so many billboards for a business in my life so you can't miss it. It's more than just a drug store.
ken56 09/15/19 05:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Couple jailed in Iran

Who thinks its a good idea to vacation in Iran? Oh well, good luck to them.
ken56 09/14/19 05:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Timing is important

Davison MI? The only park I know of there is Outdoor Adventures Lakeshore resort. That is our home park although we do not live in the area any more I keep it active to visit family still up there and for the C2C affiliation. They did stop offering cable TV so if you don't have satellite then there is nothing OTA either really.
ken56 09/11/19 07:32pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Grand Canyon Early April

That is a bit early to go because it will be cold. You are near 7000 ft. altitude there and anything will be possible from snow to freezing rain to having a nice 60 degree day. That said we stayed at the Grand Canyon Railway RV park in Williams when we were there. A great park to base at. Nice facilities and Williams is a nice town. It is an hour south of the canyon though but a nice drive. We went the end of September 3 years ago. Weather was perfect.
ken56 09/09/19 08:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Least mountainous route to Myrtle Beach

My suggestion would be I-75 to Knoxville then I-40 to I-26 at Asheville, 26 to Columbia South Carolina then I-20 to Florence and pick up 76 to 501 on into Myrtle. The worst part for mountains would be the Pigeon River Gorge from Newport TN to about exit 20 for Waynesville NC, about 30 miles worth Its really not that bad, just fall in behind the semi trucks and go with the flow. The next part will be on 26. A long down hill decent to the Green River and then the uphill pull on the other side. That would be all the mountains you would have to deal with.
ken56 09/09/19 06:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Elkhart, IA Travel Advice

That is an AWESOME upgrade. My neighbor just had his done and this is what every trailer should have for suspension and disk brakes too. It is so beefed up I could not believe it. I can't help you with the route, sorry, but I can say you won't regret this upgrade.
ken56 09/06/19 07:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: I-70 through Colorado

Sooner, the thing with going secondary roads is there is so much more to see than on the interstates. My wife uses Google Maps while we travel and looks ahead on our route for anything we might want to stop at and see. It's so much easier to make a stop rather than to hope for an exit or rest area to show up. If time is not an issue for us we always take secondary roads whenever we can. A lot less stressful and more interesting than the interstate.
ken56 09/05/19 10:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina

According to the Weather channel winds there are at 22 mph and rain right now. The coast is not supposed to get hurricane force winds, mostly storm surge is the big concern. Call the resort and ask them directly.
ken56 09/05/19 09:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-70 through Colorado

It is a quite beautiful drive. Came through there a year ago for the first time and being an interstate route it's not that bad but it is the mountains. You want to pick up 89 out of Spanish Fork to 6 over to 191 and into 70 at Green River. That cuts off a lot of miles from where 15 comes into 70. It's good secondary road too and nothing you can't handle.
ken56 09/04/19 04:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Any To Do suggestions for the Pigeon Forge area?

The best restaurant I can recommend is The Peddlers in G'burg. Hand cut steaks you pick out at your table, great salad bar and they have seafood too. Another is 5 Oaks Farm Kitchen. It is directly across the street from the Tanger Outlets in Pigeon Forge, big red building. Harpoon Harry's is pretty good too. It's difficult to recommend something to do without an idea of your interests. There is always Dolly's Stampede, a great dinner show. There is the Titanic exhibit/museum quite interesting. There is the new National Inquirer museum that just opened this past spring. There is the Sweet Fanny Adams theater in G'burg if you want a Vaudeville type show. If you want a beautiful view go up to Clingmans Dome. You will be at the top of the mountain and Newfound Gap. It's involves a little bit of a hike on a paved trail. If you like caves then there is the Forbidden Caverns out 411. It's rated one of the top caves in the country. Out that way too is the Bush's bean factory. They have a wonderful café and a small museum that is interesting and there is the gift shop where you can get some types of beans you normally can't get in the grocery store along with the typical hats and tee shirts and kitchen things. It's really a worth while stop. We live about 20 miles outside the PF area and play tourist ourselves at times. Been here just over 6 years and still haven't done everything. Too much to do.
ken56 09/02/19 07:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pigeon river campground

There was one on RVPARKY and Google maps has a few posted. Again, this is part of a river rafting operation so it is not anything but a spot to hook up and stay a few days while you do a rafting trip. It all depends on what you are looking for I guess
ken56 09/02/19 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pigeon river campground

I've been by it many times as we live in the area but have not stayed. It has good reviews and it mostly caters to the river rafting adventure crowd. Easy off and on from I-40. I will assume you have looked up their website and checked out the reviews on them. I would stay with them if I needed to. Not much around it though.
ken56 08/31/19 06:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in the Midwest

You will have a MUCH SHORTER camping season. Plus there is quite high pressure on all the campgrounds so getting reservations might be difficult too.
ken56 08/31/19 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbies

Welcome to the site. You have years of experience here to steer you in the right direction. Just because the book says your truck can tow XXX weight trailer doesn't mean you want to. When you push the limits of a tow vehicle it reduces the handling qualities. I towed many years with a 1/2 ton and a 6500lb trailer and that was all I cared to tow with it. Every semi truck that passed me it would wiggle my truck and trailer and I was always correcting for that 'push pull' effect. It was not very relaxing. We up graded to a new trailer, a 10,000 gvwr, so I had to get a new tow vehicle too, a 3/4 ton GMC. You must also pay attention to your choice of hitch. Don't be cheap on it. I went with the Equal-Izer brand and it works very well with our set up. Make sure it's hefty enough to carry the tongue weight. Exceed the tongue weight by a couple hundred pounds. Ex. If the trailer is 6500 lbs then the tongue will be 10% to 15% of that, so 650 to 700 or so lbs on the tongue weight. A 1000/10,000 hitch should be adequate, BUT if it is close to the top end of those nunbers then go with a 1200/12,000lb hitch. Your towing experience is dependent upon getting this correct.
ken56 08/31/19 05:48am Travel Trailers
RE: Crystal River Area

Rock Crusher does not have water access as it's inland from the gulf. It's a Sun Community property. Nice park. or RVPARKY has good listings and info so try them.
ken56 08/30/19 04:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hurricane advise?

ken56 08/30/19 04:02am Travel Trailers
RE: Charleston SC

Looking at going around the first week of December. Is the weather still fairly decent then? You would think I would know but I have never been there at that time of year.
ken56 08/29/19 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to deal with grease on ball of receiver

I wipe mine off every time. I put fresh white lithium grease on it every time, not a lot but enough to do the job. If for any reason I grease the ball to reduce noise and the friction wear.
ken56 08/29/19 05:58pm Towing
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