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RE: Fl to Mo thoughts

All highway route. Go back to Memphis and take 40 over to Fort Smith, hit 49 north up to 44 and then back east to Springfield.
ken56 01/20/21 08:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Charleston SC

We cancelled a trip there last May because of the initial COVID 19 restrictions. How are the restrictions affecting the area now? Restaurants open? Sights open? In the beginning of the pandemic things got pretty much shut down all over the country. We blew through Charleston a few years back but never stayed. I just don't want to go there and find things still closed and we can't really do much. Any info from anyone in the area would be helpful for those of us wanting to visit. Thankyou in advance.
ken56 01/17/21 07:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Biltmore

Asheville West KOA in Candler is between the Smokies and Asheville and would make a great base for that area. We stayed there 2 years ago and it was fine. Not a high end 'resort' by any means but a nice CG. I would recommend that one. I would not hesitate to stay there again. Any questions you have about the Biltmore estate feel free to ask, we are season pass holders and have been there many times.
ken56 01/17/21 06:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wall mount electric heater

One of the small Pelonis ceramic disk cube heaters works well. Safer than an exposed flame heat source and no CO. Mine is maybe 8"x8"x8" and I never find it to be in the way. It's easily moved to whatever area you are in. We also have a Vornado heater that heats very well too. They come in a couple sizes. I find we use the Vornado more than anything else when I don't want to turn on the furnace.
ken56 01/14/21 07:05am General RVing Issues
RE: Opinion on Resort fees

I prefer the upfront pricing and just skip all the add-ons. We are Coast to Coast members and a park near us is a C2C CG but also take the general public and are Passport America affiliated too. We went there with friends who are PA and they used PA and we used add on fees with PA but there were add on fees with C2C. Difference in cost between them?...C2C was 2 dollars less.
ken56 01/13/21 03:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Western Washington to Nashville

Sunfan, it would be best to rent a car to tour the area. Due to the traffic alone (be prepared) maneuvering a large vehicle would be challenging. There are places you can rent a Jeep and other cars so think about doing that. Have you found a park to stay at? Make a reservation soon if you haven't. Lots of very nice parks in the area. Check out Pine Mountain. Duvall in the Smokies also. There are many others so you should be able to find something. The obvious place to go is Dollywood. Nice park and family oriented and some great coasters for the kids. It's not like Disney at all. Dolly's Stampede is probably the best dinner show. Hatfield and McCoys is good too. Lumber jack show is cool. . There's the Aquarium of the Smokies in G'burg. Anakeesta attraction there too. The park itself offers hiking mostly with lots of water falls to see. Climgmans Dome is the 2nd highest point in east. Lots to do and see.
ken56 01/04/21 09:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Boondocking Etiquette

OP, I have 2 18 inch tall safety cones I use quite a bit for things. Had a short campsite a few times where I will put them at the tongue to keep people and vehicles from running into it. They are not terribly expensive and are highly visible. You can use them for a flat tire to put out so approaching traffic can see them. I keep them in a compartment easily accessible. Pick up a couple because it's better than losing your good stuff like ladders or chairs.
ken56 01/04/21 09:18am Beginning RVing
RE: pd4045ka converter section blown

It's a replace item once they go. Just do it and save yourself the headache and expense of finding a repair shop.
ken56 01/02/21 06:56am Tech Issues
RE: Greasing the hitch

I grease my hitch ball and the pivot points on the head of my Equal-i-zer brand WDH. I use white lithium grease. I find it does quiet things down some. I also keep a roll of the blue rag on a roll shop rags in the front hatch handy.
ken56 12/22/20 04:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: February trip south on the East Coast

Was in Montross to pick up a trailer for a friend and I ate at Angelo's Pizza and seafood restaurant. I had a seafood platter and I had no complaints. The pizza looked good too but being so close to the Chesapeake Bay seafood was on my eating list, not pizza. Not much else in Montross either to eat at, it's pretty small.
ken56 12/20/20 12:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Factory Floor Repair at Keystone

You must have a wonderful dealer to have gotten Keystone to fix it. I have a 2017 Laredo and it has the same problem. Foam core floor is getting soft and my efforts with Keystone have not gone anywhere. They certainly know there is a problem but they refuse to offer a factory fix for these defective floors because they know it is a huge problem. They could open a whole repair facility to do just this repair because it is so prevalent. Good luck to you.
ken56 12/15/20 06:46pm Travel Trailers
RE: TN in early June and early Sept

Nashville and Memphis are the hot spots really with a few other Places mixed in but all in all travel inn TN is not restricted right now. Mask mandates are in force but that is only prudent. There is no real "off" season in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/ Sevierville area. We seem to ALWAYS be busy, just some times more than others but still busy. Campground space is usually not a huge problem because if someone is full there is another place that isn't. If I were to recommend a time to come September would be it. Yes, last summer was a bit warm but not as hot as the year before was. Weather is up to mother natures whim. A roll of the dice so to speak as to what you will run into in either the spring OR the fall. Today, 12/10. was 62 and mostly sunny. Beautiful. What are you looking to travel to and do? I can say that TN state parks are top notch if that is what you like. No shortage of private parks most eveywhere you go either. Choices are plentiful.
ken56 12/10/20 03:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water pump not circulating anti-freeze

You'll get it. Youtube is a great resource for vids on almost everything RV. The winterization kit is an easy project you can do yourself. ....and get that anti freeze out of your fresh tank asap. Rinse well.
ken56 12/08/20 08:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Oklahoma State Parks

Lived in the Tulsa area for nearly 2 years going to school there. Just want to say pay attention the sirens if they do go off. Don't dally in getting to safe shelter. Just keep an eye on the weather report and have the weather radar up on your phone in times of questionable weather. While there I saw 2 tornados and they are nothing to mess with. I had a 1963 Chrysler New Yorker at the time (this was in the 70's) and it went through more than a few hail storms. One storm had golf ball sized hail and all my neighbors cars were dented up like mad. That 'real car' New Yorker not a single dent. That's when they used real American steel in cars.
ken56 12/03/20 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dump Station Observations

When we first started out in the RV world it was not important to me to have a full hookup site. We would go to state parks that had dump stations mostly. It did not take long to discover people are very inconsiderate of others. A few times waiting 30-45 minutes for the guy in front to finish dumping was all I needed to abandon the dump station experience. I would watch people do everything else but pull the handle to dump the tanks all wandering around their rig, going inside, coming back out, go back in....never seeing what was being accomplished....but wasting time. It has never taken me more than 15 minutes to dump my tanks and be gone. One thing I witnessed was a guy pulling a portable tank behind his truck to the dump station all the while spilling its contents as he went down the road like it was the Daytona race. I hosed down the road out front of my trailer as best I could. I have a Pilot truck stop/gas station not too far from my home that I have used before, unfortunately the truckers who use it just open their tank valve and let it go....turds all over the ground where you really don't want to get close to much for using those type of dump stations too. SO today we get full hookup sites where I can dump at my leisure and rinse as long as I please. To each his own.
ken56 12/01/20 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Converter Question

It is likely behind the panel so take it off the wall. Just unplug from shore power and if you want disconnect the battery too then you will be completely dead with no chance of shorting anything. My coach has a similar mounting and the converter is behind my panel. I have to replace the factory WFCO after only 3 years in a 2017 unit. Easy job to do yourself.
ken56 11/22/20 05:54pm Tech Issues
RE: US 312 in Tn

Just a heads up, 411 is a 2 lane road and some might say it's narrow. I would pull my 37 ft. trailer on it but some might be a bit uncomfortable. Tennessee is not known for having shoulders on their roads. Once you hit 441 its good wide 4 lane most of the way but no issues with it.
ken56 11/13/20 03:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: US 312 in Tn

No issues until you reach the part others here have mentioned. Out of Townsend the is a hill with some turns. They have a good apron and are wide and do able. It's about 4 miles worth. The rest into PF is good. If you are pulling a trailer bigger than a POD UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, DO NOT go into the park. 321 is a left turn to stay on it. Going straight will take you into the park. Little River Gorge road is a pretty drive just don't tow your trailer on it, it wont accommodate a large combo or motor home.
ken56 11/13/20 03:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Bolt on shocks or cushioned equalizers for travel trailer?

The last trailer I had, a 30 ft. 6500lb Coleman I put the Dexter EZ Flex upgrade on. It came with the Nylon bushings that were worn out after 2 years and left the suspension sloppy and noisy. After the upgrade install things were quiet and it towed much better. That cost at the time around 165.00.
ken56 11/09/20 02:17pm Travel Trailers
RE: Western Washington to Nashville

If you decide to come over to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area just ask me for suggestions. We live 25 miles out of PF and Sevierville and can offer up some more suggestions.
ken56 11/04/20 06:52pm Roads and Routes
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