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RE: Looking for RV parks near Boston MA

Yeah I wouldn't be driving in Boston... not brave enough :B We live close enough to take day trips in so taking the T would be my suggestion as it will almost get you almost everywhere in Boston Not saying you have to do this but we have taken the green line in many times, Riverside station exit 22 grove street, directly off I95.(relatively easy to get to) you will need to download a parking app to pay for parking Though we have never been to Boston Minuteman I hear it is also popular with the RVers for visiting Boston Good Luck Mike
mdcamping 01/20/20 12:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Fishing at Massasoit State Park, MA

Thinking of doing a early May fishing trip. Hows the Bass or trout fishing? Need a electric site as a minimum. Any other suggestions on any other MA state parks (or private maybe) around the same time frame that offer good fishing with electric sites. Edit: you would think this place has a dump station, no mention on reserve america and CGR, except 1 old review before the campground was re-opened last year after renovations. Thanks for your replies Mike
mdcamping 01/18/20 01:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

Just curious. Some RVers won't consider sites without FHUs, some prefer the flexability of staying in wilder places without worrying about hook-ups and some are in between, wanting at least electricity. We started around 1970 with a pop-up and didn't even think about the issue and never had hook-ups. Then with an RV for many years we sought out campgrounds often without hook-ups. But now, we really prefer electric but will use a national park campground without. We've never felt sewer to be too important. Even this winter we will be at a national forest site without so we will just drive to the dump once a week. Water hook-up is preferred but no mandatory. I feel that absolutely requiring FHUs causes one to miss out on many beautiful campgrounds. Similar here, we have to have electric as a minimum, everything else is optional. At this point in our lives I am not willing to spend $$$ on a generator just for a few trips. Going forward on our next RV we plan to keep our options open concerning getting a generator. Mike
mdcamping 01/14/20 07:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

I don't force interaction / socializing on anyone & I'm very good at reading things like folks' body language & whatnot. This intent of this thread was about my observation that once upon a time, not too awfully long ago, RVing was like off-roading & boating was/is.... an activity where you were constantly around cool/interesting people that knew how to 'play hard' & enjoyed being around others that did as well. Same here Maybe its our perception as we're getting older, I think most young folks that get involved in socializing when camping/rving are probably doing it for their children. When the kids move on so don't the parents into different activities. (note all the rvs that you see unmoved year after year from your local neighborhood) :C Mike
mdcamping 01/13/20 04:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Must see in Maine?

Maybe look into the Camden,Rockland area of ME, might be worth a couple of days. State rd 1 about 1 hr south of Acadia. Camden Hills State Park lots of shopping and outdoor activities in the area Old Orchard Beach in southern ME your teens will like the beach, arcades and Amusement Parks. Tons of campgrounds in the area Mike
mdcamping 01/12/20 04:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What ever happened to RV Park Reviews?

From what I have read, they are still making changes to the new site. we shall see Mike
mdcamping 01/12/20 11:51am General RVing Issues
RE: Pets and National Parks

We traveled FT for 7 yrs with our Dog.....4 yrs old until 11 yrs old We did same as we would have done IF we where in a S&B As the dog got older we shortened or time away Instead of spending ALL day got----we used 2 days/3 days etc We still work 40, we had owned a Sheltie, as our dog aged out we found we couldn't get her out of the camper. We felt we were very fortunate that the dog traveled so well. Comes down to knowing your dog, knowing the rules and environment around you. been 5 yrs since we have had a dog, new Sheltie coming this spring, Will our new dog be a clone as our old one, probably not so adjustments will have to be made. Mike
mdcamping 01/11/20 08:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2020 RV SHOW

mdcamping 01/06/20 05:47pm Rallies, Shows and Gatherings
RE: Jayco 50 years

Jayco was acquired by Thor a few years back. Those Jayco claims are gone as far as I can see. Thor owns Airstream, which I would consider owning. I wouldn't consider owning a Thor TT as my previous one was Junk, my 2 cents not sure if I would buy another Jayco Mike
mdcamping 01/04/20 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Jayco 50 years

My Jayco HTT, front face of my trailer started to de-lam on year 2 when a roof seam popped which was covered under the 2 year warranty. On the positive side service was great doing the repair. Problem free since. Owned a Jayco Jay series PopUp once, no problems with that. Mike
mdcamping 01/03/20 02:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Is Socializing a Dying Thing in the RV Community?

Was excited to get back into RVing in the last year as both the wife & I had done a lot of RVing in past lives going back a # of yrs. One of the things we were looking forward to was getting to meet new people along the way. So far in a 1/2 dozen trips or so back into it, with the exception of 1 trip we've only seen what I would call 'shut-ins'. Understand not everyone wants to chit-chat with strangers / some might prefer peace & quiet, but it's really been kind of a drag not running into neat / interesting people while camping. Never thought one would have to join a club in order to have some social interaction out on the road but I'm beginning to wonder if that's just the way it is nowadays.... Years ago the rallies were very popular here, we had the chance to meet some of the most friendly/helpful folks. To this day we still meet a few times per year with some of those same members! I guess if you want see different areas and meet up with different Rvers look for the rallies on the smaller Rv forums. :C It's always been hit or miss for us when it comes to the chit-chat, we don't look for it and we don't avoid it either. Had lots of conversations with fellow campers, rail trail bikers, kayakers, hikers especially when sharing common interests. Mike
mdcamping 01/01/20 10:36am General RVing Issues
RE: Campground near Pittsburgh zoo

Tomlinson Run State Park New Manchester, WV is about a hr drive from Pittsburgh. Large wooded sites with electric. dump & water fill station. been a long time since we were there but they had a larger pool with concessions. Remember it was very family friendly. Mike
mdcamping 01/01/20 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2019

All too common this past year on ALL the Great Lakes. Campsites that used to be 100 feet from the water are now flooded regularly. Michigan state parks are closing some waterfront sites for 2020 in some parks. In others, the beaches have all but disappeared. Lakeside homes are falling into the water as the bluffs they sit upon are washed away. The good news is that we have probably reached the high point of the cycle, and hopefully should see some relief in the next year or two. A lot will depend on ice cover (prevents evaporation) and snow pack (adds water). yup, besides the high water levels, we were kayaking at Gananoque noticed some of the small Island homes were partly submerged in water, some of the homes looked like a total loss. Not sure how much truth to this is but some of the locals told us the high water problems is because Montreal is not allowing enough water flow down the Saint Lawrence River. Mike
mdcamping 12/28/19 08:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2019

not so best, the next day as heavy winds and high water levels flooded out our campsite We went through a similar thing (but not the campsite) on Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park. A nor'easter blew the water up throughout the park. On the way there the water was across the highway in a few spots. Where were you camping on Lake Ontario? Looks beautiful! Thanks! Association Island KOA Henderson Harbor, NY. I booked the same site again for next summer as I'm betting on the law of averages it will not happen on our next stay! :C Mike
mdcamping 12/28/19 06:58am General RVing Issues
RE: 2019

Best, Enjoying a beautiful Sunset at our campsite on Lake Ontario not so best, the next day as heavy winds and high water levels flooded out our campsite Best, take 2 DW & I playing with our Kayaks at Algonquin Provincial Park,Ontario Not so best take 2 2 separate camping trips where DW come down with poison ivy and hives from a reaction to an antibiotic she was on. Best take 3, us finally getting to meet up with a long time forum member who has been through a serious illness. Mike
mdcamping 12/27/19 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas everyone!
mdcamping 12/24/19 04:48pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Park Reviews

Keep in mind that for a long time the site was moderated by a group of full timers that only worked on approving reviews occasionally. There was a point when it could take a couple of weeks to see a review approved and posted. There were some during that time period that were heavy handed. A single spelling mistake would get the review kicked. And for some odd reason certain negative reviews were rejected also. Didn't make a lot of sense because I posted some negative stuff around the same time period and had no problem. But that stopped a long time ago and the past few years have been pretty good. And to go back even further, there was a time period before that when almost everything went through, remember reading the reviews on one campground, as the reviews were just commenting on each other... Overall, I think its a good thing to have some level of screening on the reviews or adhering to guidelines. IMO Been posting reviews on campground reviews for 12 yrs, I try to make an effort to be objective. My observation better than 90% of the members do the same Mike
mdcamping 12/19/19 01:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park Reviews

They just put the updated site online this morning, give them some time to work out the bugs (as posted on their site). From what I have read it was necessary because they needed to modernize many of the features and update code. Mike
mdcamping 12/16/19 05:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Worst RV Brand List

My Jayco is kind of a mixed bag, front face of my trailer started to de-lam on year 2 which was covered under the 2 year warranty. On the positive side service was great doing the repair. Problem free since. My previous Thor TT was junk Mike
mdcamping 12/08/19 07:54am General RVing Issues
RE: What do you want Santa to bring for your camper this year

A longer camping season! Winter is too long and too darn cold! brrrr :B Mike
mdcamping 12/08/19 06:32am Family Camping
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