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RE: Are the campgrounds full in your area?

In the southeast weekends at state parks or COE on the water is very hard to get. Here in Georgia there are a few state parks that always have vacancies, but looking at the website for those parks, there really is nothing that would make you want to go there. Basically all the desirable state parks are staying booked on the weekends. We paid $100 a night at a private campground in Florida. It was on the bay, and really small sites, and it was full for the weekend, I got lucky and found a cancelation.
wowens79 09/12/20 10:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 75 Speed Limit - How Fast

On flat interstate my gasser likes around 68, if I get down around the low 60s it has to downshift.
wowens79 08/29/20 04:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How do you go to nearby hike trails after parking in camp?

Most state park campgrounds have hiking trails close to the campground, some you have to drive to. In my area, I cants think of a trailhead I could park my camper while we hiked.
wowens79 08/28/20 04:50am Beginning RVing
RE: Help choosing tow vehicle

I towed our pop up with a pilot, but never above 4000’ feet. It did well with it, but the brakes on the pilot are not the greatest. I normally pulled the pop up with my truck, and it was a much more comfortable drive. The kids will grow, and when you start wanting to take the kids bikes scooters etc, having the truck will make it much easier. We bought our pop up when the kids were 4 and 6, and used it for 9 years, and went to a travel trailer. We had great vacations it it. Enjoy it!!
wowens79 08/25/20 05:53am Tow Vehicles
RE: Newbie: 1/2 Towable Cross Country Trip Suggestions

The internet connection can be an issue depending on what you need for work. If just emails, it’s not that big a deal, but depending on what you do and the bandwidth needed it could be an issue. I’ve had to work some while camping, using campground WiFi, but most of the time I end up using my HotSpot on my phone. It’s slow but works. It’s fine if you just need to logging and do a few things, but I could not be productive doing it. I’ve also had to drive 10-15 miles to find decent cell reception.
wowens79 08/25/20 05:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Are all new RVs built this bad or is it just mine?

It seems that way, our 2016 was similar. Emergency exit window came open twice on the road, the second time it fell out. Plywood on the dinette seat was so thin, a 150lb person went through it. Screws fall out almost every trip. Both fender skirts have came off. Ours is a Forest River Heritage Glen, so on the lower end. But reading the forums it seems even the higher end ones aren’t much better.
wowens79 08/22/20 06:26am General RVing Issues
RE: Bathroom on the road?

We used our restroom in the muddle of the interstate when there was a wreck, and we had not moved in an hour, my daughter had to go, so out went the slide, and we used the potty, grabbed some snacks and cold drinks..
wowens79 08/16/20 09:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Dodge RAM payload

Bump up to a 2500 Gas engine and you’ll be happier. Buy the time you option an f-150 to they max payload and tow, it is the same price as a 3/4 ton. Might as well get the bigger truck. Ram 1500s have a really low payload ratings.
wowens79 08/16/20 07:45am Travel Trailers
RE: Best campgrounds in the SE *for teens*- not S of north FL

I’ve got a 17yo and 19yo, but both are outdoorsy. But here are some ideas based on things some of their friends like. Stone Mountain in Atlanta, might work, it has some citified things, a laser show etc, and is pretty close to downtown ATL, and the World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, museums. Lots of restaurants, and shopping. My caution on this would be that Stone Mountain is a confederate monument, and there was lots of protests there. Not sure if that is still going on. Chattanooga is a great town, lots of great little restaurants, and the river front area is really cool. You can make your own call on virus risks, but if it is a concern to you these would be a pretty high density of people. Good luck with finding a fun trip for your teen, my son is very athletic, and at 14 had a hard time slowing down and would get bored chilling while camping. 14 is a tough age to find things to do, kinda between kid stuff and adult stuff. I’m gonna retract the suggestion for Stone Mountain. They had conflicting protest there this weekend, so I would stay away from there for a while.
wowens79 08/16/20 07:41am Family Camping
RE: atlanta traffic

I live south of ATL off 85. Going north it normally is easier to go straight through. The 285 can be a mess, and the east side to me is the worst. Roads are rough, lanes crazy, and worse than the normal bad drivers in ATL. Traffic is much better with people working from home.
wowens79 08/14/20 11:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Best campgrounds in the SE *for teens*- not S of north FL

I’ve got a 17yo and 19yo, but both are outdoorsy. But here are some ideas based on things some of their friends like. Stone Mountain in Atlanta, might work, it has some citified things, a laser show etc, and is pretty close to downtown ATL, and the World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, College Football Hall of Fame, museums. Lots of restaurants, and shopping. My caution on this would be that Stone Mountain is a confederate monument, and there was lots of protests there. Not sure if that is still going on. Chattanooga is a great town, lots of great little restaurants, and the river front area is really cool. You can make your own call on virus risks, but if it is a concern to you these would be a pretty high density of people. Good luck with finding a fun trip for your teen, my son is very athletic, and at 14 had a hard time slowing down and would get bored chilling while camping. 14 is a tough age to find things to do, kinda between kid stuff and adult stuff.
wowens79 08/14/20 04:35am Family Camping
RE: best route to santa rosa rv resort from I-65

We got off 65 at exit 114 to Georgiana back in the spring. Not a bad drive. Not sure if it is better or worse than the other routes, but there was nothing that made me want to avoid that rout the next time.
wowens79 08/13/20 08:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Queen and bunk lengths

Bunks are problem when your cute little kids turn into big stinky teenagers. We’ve got 4 bunks, that are 73” long, but my son is now 75”. So he sleeps on the u-shaped dinette, and I have 3 empty bunks.
wowens79 08/13/20 08:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle in the shop

I had a fuel pump go on my Chevy on the way camping, luckily we were 6 miles from the campground. State Farm sent a wrecker for the truck, and I called coach.net, and gave them the number of the wrecker getting the truck, so they just called the save guy and had him tow the camper to the campground. Worked out super easy.
wowens79 08/10/20 04:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: is there an easier-to-use sewer cap?

Camco makes a wrench for the sewer connections. I’ve never used it, but I did buy one after struggling one day when I was having a awful arthritis flair up.
wowens79 08/10/20 04:46am General RVing Issues
RE: First barrage with the dealer

He can go lower, but he can also probably sell it without dropping price the way things are right now. If you wait 6-12 months you can probably get the price you want. But you’d have to weight. Everyone is buying RVs right now. Have you tried to get a reservation ina campground? The good campgrounds around me are booked solid.
wowens79 08/08/20 09:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Back to the '70s!!!!

We are weekend warriors so campsite rates don’t really have much influence on where we go. But I’d be glad to pay an extra 20-30% if they would use it to build more sites. We camp mainly in GA, AL, and FL, and sites in the better state parks stay booked. You can no longer grab a site for a spur of the moment trip at the parks you’d want to go to.
wowens79 08/07/20 09:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Running a residential fridge on 12 volt power?

The batteries will be fine, especially if the fridge is cold with cold food in it. Our driveway is sloped, so we will level up in the driveway and load up at night, the after loading I’ll move to the street an use batteries overnight for a quick getaway the next morning. Like said above, get 2 6v golf cart batteries.
wowens79 08/04/20 05:48am Tech Issues
RE: First Adventure!

Unless you are wanting a new truck, I’d look for something about halfway between those trailers. A 30’ trailer with a Durango is not going to be a pleasant drive. Cross winds and vehicles passing you will not be fun. The trailer wiggling the truck around will exhaust you from being tensed the whole time you are towing. I totally understand wanting the bigger camper with the kids but I’d highly suggest trying to rent something the size you are looking at before purchasing, unless you are ok with upgrading tow vehicles.
wowens79 08/04/20 05:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Howdy Everybody

If you think you'll be able to just go to a great state park on a whim, you can't. The good state parks fill up past and early. Some are full a year in advance.
wowens79 08/03/20 11:35am Beginning RVing
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