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RE: Fall color trip - East Coast States

Thank you for the suggestions. We have never towed on the Eastern US. Any concerns with roads and a 42ft 5th wheel? Any better routes than others? Depending on your furthest-northeast plans, get a Motor Carrier's Atlas and research low clearance/restricted routes/weight limit bridges. When in doubt, "drive" it virtually using Google Maps satellite and street view. If a campground/RV park has directions on their website and tells you not to follow your GPS, there's a reason for it. You're not permitted (and won't fit, height-wise) on anything labeled "Parkway" in NY and CT, so don't rely solely on Google maps for routing in those states. If you are using I90 in either NY or MA, it is a toll road. You will pay 4H or 5H rates, depending on the number of axles (I90 in NY will cost close to $90 from PA border to MA border). Depending on your dates and how far NE you plan to go, most RV parks and campgrounds in Maine close by Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day, many by Oct 1.
mkc 03/13/22 10:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New RV park

To close to Gatlinburg—Pigeon Forge/Dollywood to fail or Asheville, NC Plus Flatrock, which will be just over an hour from there. (Flatrock does plan some campsites, but certainly not 500) Flatrock Motorsports Park coming to Westel, TN
mkc 01/29/22 02:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: NH to Florida in January

I have decided I want to spend a couple months in Florida this winter. I would like to leave NH in January and go home in March. Do you already have reservations secured? It's typically "challenging", to say the least, finding spots in Florida January-March.
mkc 01/29/22 02:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Advise around Dallas/Ft. Worth

We used to live in Denton. Another vote for I20 south to 635 to I30 if you prefer interstates or catching 82 no further east than I35W if you prefer secondary roads. Avoid I30 in Dallas and 380 from I35 east through McKinney. The latter is nothing but traffic lights, shopping centers, and master planned communities that will slow you down.
mkc 12/10/21 07:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: East coast trip heading south

Going south in January. Cape Cod to key west. Anyone done the i81. Basically more concerned about weather than anything. I81 south through PA can be very dicey if there's precipitation, particularly in the area of Ravine (Frackville to I78). Watch the weather and plan accordingly.
mkc 11/23/21 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Ever hear of this camping company? Harvest Host

It's not necessarily a scam but you misunderstand their purpose. They are not intended to provide sites for you to stay a week in the wilderness. The idea is a winery/brewer/golf course/etc... offers to let you spend the night (typically without utilities) in a field or back lot with the expectation you patronize the business. That is EXACTLY how HH markets to host properties and the intent of the program. It's to bring retail business to the host properties. The properties aren't RV parks nor do they have RV sites, but are perhaps situated that an RV could reach them and fit in a cleared area of the property so that boondocking is do-able. HH recommends you spend a similar amount to a site fee at a campground when you stay at a host property. That's also part of their marketing to the host property - camper X would normally pay $30 for a campground, but they will spend that $30 at your gift shop instead if you allow boondocking overnight and then leave. HH sites are not RV parks, and if one wants a multi-day stay, one is better served by looking for a campground/RV park.
mkc 10/11/21 08:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Least expensive EZ-Pass

One advantage we have with a NY issued pass is the NY Thruway's "Motorhome Plan" that charges us the same per axle rate as passenger cars on the NY Thruway instead of the normal large vehicle rates. A quick example, the E-ZPass toll from Exit 27 to Exit 45 is $15.70 for 2-axle vehicles over 7'6" tall, but with the Motorhome Plan, our toll is just $7.93, the same as passenger cars. If we're towing the toad, the toll goes to $14.57 versus $29.80 for tall vehicles with 4 axles. Does NY still require you to have 2 transponders - one for coach only, a different one for when you're towing? I do know to get the MHM plan, you have to send a copy of your current registration and a particular form - you can't (or couldn't) apply for the Thruway MHM plan online.
mkc 08/03/21 07:31pm Roads and Routes
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