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Roof coatings.

Anyone familiar with RV Armor, Flex Armor Gaco or other liquid roof coating? I suffered some damage to my roof and am being told I need a whole new roof. It's only 4 years old but I understand a dealer service shop needs to cover their butts if they are going to guarantee a new repair installation. Is the liquid roof stuff a good option? It's almost half the cost of a new TPO or EDPM membrane. Any insight here?
ken56 03/28/20 07:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Tims Ford SP to St. Louis, via Vogel SP

Understand that there are 2 separate campgrounds and they are about 10 miles apart. The main campground is at the Tims Ford State park that has the golf course and visitor center, Fairview campground consists of the CG and a boat ramp basically. We also prefer Fairview because we have a 37 ft. trailer and the sites there are large and well spaced. The sites on the inside of the loop are full hookup, all the others are not. We prefer site 60 or 70.
ken56 03/21/20 04:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Orleans LA

Ponchartrain landing is a good park with large spacious sites and has a shuttle into the French Quarter for about 10 bucks a person. It was quiet and has a pleasent atmosphere with a restaurant/lounge on site too. We liked it and would stay there again. We are Coast to Coast member and have also stayed at Abita Springs RV resort also and found it to be nice although a bit dated. Sites are adequately spacious and club house and pool to use in season. Abita Springs is an adorable little town too.
ken56 03/05/20 07:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Preparing for isolation to avoid contact with Corona virus

We have also stocked the pantry with canned goods and dry goods and have many cases of water on hand.
ken56 03/02/20 10:48am Around the Campfire
RE: Homeless people coming to your favorite campground!

Full time RV living is not "homeless". You need an address aka domicile to register vehicles and to maintain a drivers license and mail and voting etc. The RV is your home and it's registered to a legal address somewhere.
ken56 02/21/20 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: When giving restaurant (or other venues) suggestions

On here we share opinions about equipment from hitches to suspension upgrades to anything RV related so why not restaurants too? Some people let their emotions do the writing at times and some give objective opinions...but the word here is OPINION. I like to read what others have to say about a place but I don't put too much weight on any of it. Trip Advisor is a good place to refer to also and I do but again I do not base any decision solely on any posters opinion. If I go and its garbage then thats my fault for believing a certain post or not.
ken56 02/21/20 01:51pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advice on Campgrounds

Memphis- Tom Sawyers in West memphis Arkansas on the river. I have never stayed tere but others have spoken highly of it. Nashville- Yogi Bear Jellystne Two Rivers The KOA all are on Music Valley Drive and not too far out of the city center. Gatlinburg- That depends on if you want in or near G'burg or if Pigeon Forge is acceptble or even Seviervile. There are so many choices here. For G'burg they are all located east of town on 321 and most are acceptable with some nicer than others. Look them up. Pigeon Forge I can say The Ridge is new and very nice but high priced being a mile north of Dollywood. Pine Mountain is a little way off the parkway and nice. River Plantation is nice also.
ken56 02/19/20 08:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just repllaced TV tires

Of course they were the 10 ply E1 load rating they went on a 2500HD GMC. I have yet to tow the trailer with them but I have had Defenders before on my 1500 before I upgraded both truck and trailer but I am confident they will be quite stable while towing. I never had a compliant with the Firestones sidewall stability either so I am not trash talking them, I just like the Defenders better for the better traction and stopping grip. Just my opinion but reading testimonials like this may help out some people in deciding.
ken56 02/14/20 01:42pm General RVing Issues
Just repllaced TV tires

Just put a new set of Michelin Defenders on the TV. They replaced a set of Firestone TransForce. The problem I had with the Firestones was they would break traction on wet surfaces even when new. They had 48000 mi. on them so no complaint on the wear or never had a flat with them. The compound was just too hard and they lacked sufficient siping. Coming home turning the corner to my neighborhood my truck always broke traction with the Firestones so I gunned the gas pedal and the Michelins did not break traction one bit. I also noticed on the 40 mile trip home the gas mileage went up about 1 MPG. I am very impressed with the Michelins. You get what you pay for I guess is the moral of this story.
ken56 02/14/20 08:09am General RVing Issues
RE: What kind of RPM's do you get? What about MPG?

Biggest factor in towing is wind resistance AKA drag. The faster you go the higher the resistance the less gas mileage. I drive at 65 MPH normallly and I have a 2500HD GMC and tow a 10K travel trailer and my normal flat ground rpm is 2200ish. Uphill grades I jump to 3700 and can hit 4800 depending on steepness and dealing with momentum stealers in traffic in which I've hit 5500 at times to make up for the loss of momentum. Normal MPG is 9.5 towing. I take secondary roads mostly when I can and because of the lower speed and less drag and in spite of the stop and go I get 10 to 11 MPG. We prefer the slower pace and going through the small towns and making stops when we want over the Nascar drivers on the expressways and waiting for rest areas.
ken56 02/09/20 06:11am Towing
RE: Nashville with kids?

It's not unfriendly meaning nothing offensive but at their ages there is not much for them. There is the Hermitage Museum which is Andrew Jackson's home that is very interresting but again a 6 year old might find the exhibits kind of cool but would the house tour put him to sleep? Downtown is restaurants and honky tonks and a few museums like Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison and there is the Musicians Hall of Fame and things like that.
ken56 02/06/20 05:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2020 North Carolina Camping Destinations

Grapefull Sisters Vineyard and Carrollwoods RV park in Tabor City NC. Easy drive to Myrtle beach and Wilmington and close to Calabash and great fresh seafood. One of our favorites.
ken56 02/03/20 05:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will my truck tow safely in the Smokys?

You are in Ohio so you are familiar with the uphill grade on 75 out of Covington KY are you not? The Smokies on the main roads and freeways is not any worse really. Depending on where you are going in the Smokies you should not have that much difficulty really. As others have said though, you don't have the best matched combo but I think you can still manage to do your trip. The most improtant thing is to downshift on the down hill grades so the engine and tranny do some of the braking so you don't burn up your brakes riding them all they way down hill.
ken56 02/02/20 02:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help with Tims Ford SP

There is a small section with seasonal sites that are leased. Not sure about the procedure to get one but if you only need a week or 2 there a couple times a season then it's not worth a seasonal site. Tims Ford Lake is a great fishing lake and these people usually have boats and fish every chance they get. You will see when you get there. I like sites 60 or 70. They are full hookup. 61 and 62 are the only 2 in that inner section of the loop that are not FHU. Its a popular park so you better go on the TN state park site and reserve or you will not get in. I just checked the first 15 days in April and there are only 6 sites open. None are FHU. Go on the Jack Daniel's site too and book your distillery tour and look at reserving a time to eat at Mary Bobo's. Really, you need to include eating at Mary Bobo's. You must make a reservation to eat there. They only serve 3 sittings a day and its a prefix menu but it is great food and a great experience. Been to Dickel too and I did not take their tour. It is a very small distillery. They make a great whiskey too but I think the Jack tour is more impressive. If you are a veteran they give a discount. Take the Angel's share tasting tour. If you are interested in aircraft there is the Beechcraft Heritage Museum in Tullahoma also so if you do go to Dickel you will be right there in Tullahoma so think about including that for a stop. It is interesting even if you aren't a pilot. If you want to see a REALLY small distillery look up Prichards Distillery in Kelso TN. Its right off of 64 and easy to miss. It's in an old school house and they make some unique pleasures.
ken56 01/29/20 07:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help with Tims Ford SP

Been there several times and it's one of my favorite parks. Fairview and Devil's step are the same park and no you don't have to go to the main park to register BUT, it is gated. If you arrive after 10pm then you need the code for the gate. Call the main park and talk to them about your plans and arrival time. Now, the main park is the older original state park. It's sites are smaller so if you have a rig that is say 24 ft size then the sites are fine. Fairview has the larger sites and most will accomodate the big rigs. If this is just for an over night understand that either park is not convenient to get to. You need to want to go there. Both are on a 2 lane country road and it's pitch black out there when the sun goes down. Fairview is where we stay when we visit the Jack Daniel distillery. If you have the time I suggest you stay a few days and take the distillery tour and have a meal at Mary Bobo's. Visit Lynchburg and wander the town, it's small and you can walk it easily. It's the best distillery tour there is and interesting too.
ken56 01/28/20 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-95 Death Row takes 3 more.

So the helicopter crash that took Kobe Bryant was an accident? No one is to blame? Every "accident" has a cause and therefore there is no such thing as an accident. A reason can always be attached as to why something happened. Vehicle crashes are most always blamed on the excessive speed the operator chooses to use according to the NTSB.
ken56 01/28/20 07:45am Roads and Routes
RE: I-95 Death Row takes 3 more.

There is no such thing as an accident. It is tragic that some people lose all consideration for others on the road when they get behind the wheel.
ken56 01/26/20 08:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Galveston area things to do

There's the pier. It has Bubba Gumps restaurant. Gaidos is the best restaurant in town. There really isn't all that much in town even though doewntown is very wakable and lots of stores to peruse. Driving around you can see the older architecture of the houses and buildings. There's Seawolf park. There's the Tall Ship Elissa and the maritime museum. Just go and relax,scoot around town and you will find things.
ken56 01/26/20 08:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida to Texas

Best route has different meanings for people. What would you consider the best route? I-10 all the way to Winnie, TX 124. and through the Bolivar peninnsula and ferry over to Galveston. Oh yeah, do the by pass around New Orleans on 12. Plan on a meal at Gaidos restaurant on Seawall Blvd. Have the bread pudding for dessert, it's huge so share. Great steaks and seafood.
ken56 01/26/20 06:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Crystal River FL. area campgrounds.

We stay at Rock Cruher Canyon when we visit family in Inverness. It's a Sun Resorts property and has nice amenities and the sites are well spaced. We like it.
ken56 01/24/20 07:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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