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  • gypsy ken
    gypsy ken:
    Here's another example of information on the Internet not always being accurate and needing to be checked. I will be in College Park, MD, outside of Washington, DC later this week and then want to proceed north on I-95 all the way to Maine. Neither my F...  more
    • Mon at 8:16 PM
    • Randy & Sandy Wetzel and 1 other like this.
    • gypsy ken
      Bob & Barbara McLean You might try RVParkreviews.com to find a park - we always check that before we book for reviews of the park but it also gives a good geographic listing of parks in an area.
      • 8 hours ago
    • gypsy ken
      Paul & Kay Legare You will have to go around the Baltimore tunnel. Also this Mainer strongly Agee's with Larry Holbrook. In passenger car it is 52.00 in tolls
    • gypsy ken
      gypsy ken Thanks all.  My first, and only, trip over the GW Bridge in my 40' motorhome, towing my car, many years ago, taught me to use I-84.  But the information I have, John and Mimi Tulloch, is that NY prohibits overnight parking at all rest areas.&nbs...  more
      • 4 hours ago
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      • gypsy ken
        Larry Holbrook Sorry to hear about your last trip - BTW of the 500 mile trip around NJ/NYC, only 80 miles is in NY state - your a NE boy and know your way around that neck of the woods -

        Which way to Millinocket?


        • 3 hours ago
    • gypsy ken
      Joe Costa Avoid 95 at all costa North to South on the East coast only way to go for an enjoyable trip in I81 Use the Tappanzee bridge Can not travel on the parkways though so staying on the NY throughway is probably a better idea when u get off I81 & I 78 North or ...  more
      • 2 hours ago
    • gypsy ken
      BJP23 We live in CT when we aren't traveling in our motorhome. I agree with the advice to use I-81 and I-84 and stay off of I-95. That's what we do when we are headed southwest from CT.
      • 46 minutes ago
  • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
    PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman:
    Can anyone recommend an RV park around or nearest to Hamilton, MO. Area, And can anyone tell me what kind of weather they have in mid-late Sept. (around the 20th).. Thanks.
    • Mon at 9:37 AM
    • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
      Hakuna Matata Maysville is quite a ways from Hamilton. There should be something closer. Weather should be in mid to upper 70s
    • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
      BJP23 I have not been there, but on the RV Quilters Facebook page, some have mentioned a new RV park close to Missouri Star Quilt. It's called "Country Charm RV Park." Everyone has said they like it. Hide 1 Reply
      • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
        PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman Thanks.  I'll call MSQC,  and see if they can advise me more about this new park.  That is exactly were I am heading to.  Thanks for the info, and happy quilting.  : ) 
    • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
      Linda Elliott was just there a few weeks ago. Stayed at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park. Nice park and about 30 minutes from Hamilton. Hide 1 Reply
      • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
        PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman Thanks.  I seen them listed as near,  but they still looked a bit of a distance on the map.  30 mns, is not so bad.  Is it a clean, over all quit park? Our rig is 38 foot+ truck.. Roomy for mobility? Thanks for the info. 
        • Mon at 9:59 PM
    • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
      Linda Elliott Most sites are back in and may be too small, but there were some pull throughs with plenty of room.
      • Mon at 10:06 PM
    • PetCrazylady & Wildhorseman
      John and Rocki There is a new RV Park in Hamilton, just opened in March. “A Country Charm RV Park”. It is small, only 14 sites, but very nice. Most sites could accommodate our 43’ Class A. Jerry, the owner is still developing the park, but for the most part, it’s done u...  more
      • 2 hours ago
  • Larry & Darlene
    Larry & Darlene :
    Not sure if this is the best place to post this but I'll give it a shot.
    We checked into a new campground the other day and my non-contact voltage tester indicated a hot skin condition. :(

    The NCVT-2 alarmed with a low-pitched pulsing beep with flashing ...  more
    • Mon at 8:59 AM
    • MaryAnnWendland and 1 other like this.
    • Larry & Darlene
      Larry & Darlene I’m in the process of reaching out to Mike Sokol right now. Thanks. Hide 1 Reply
    • Larry & Darlene
      Larry & Darlene Just got off the phone with Mike Sokol and he shared that with the dual range non-contact voltage testers they should be used on the high range (48V-1000V) for something as large as an RV. The 5.5 volts I was seeing is within the 5% as listed in code. :...  more
    • Larry & Darlene
      Benji Simple info, water conducts and elevates conductive levels in some materials like wood. So I would think
      Rain would of elevated the readings you were getting as it lowers resistance.
      • Mon at 4:08 PM
    • Larry & Darlene
      Travelinas Thanks for posting this. I just learned something new. "Hot skin condition?" Holy sh*t. Had no idea this could occur. I always test the polarity of the pedestal when we hookup and use a Progressive Energy Management System, but from what I was just readin...  more
    • Larry & Darlene
      Larry & Darlene Definitely.  Mike Sokol will be doing a post on his No~Shock~Zone column on this subject. 
      • 3 hours ago
  • Annie & Pete
    Annie & Pete:
    For those of you who put your appliances in the sink, these placemats have kept all of my things on the counter with no movement!
    • July 15
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    • Gary & Tammy Sherrick and 13 others like this.
    • Annie & Pete
      Gwen & Tom Stanley Yes, I have some of that too. It works really well. I put some in the drawers but it kept sliding. Didn’t work so well for that part. Hide 2 Replies
      • Annie & Pete
        LarandSus Same here. I pull it back in place everyone i open a kitchen drawer.
        • July 15
      • Annie & Pete
        MaryAnnWendland I thumbtacked them to the bottom of the drawers at each corner. I remove the thumbtacks every three months wipe down the drawers and hand wash the liners in dish detergent then rinse, dry and put them back. We are in our ninth year of full-timing at I am ...  more
        • Mon at 10:38 AM
    • Annie & Pete
      Annie & Pete I have the rolls too. What I like about the he placemats is I can throw them in the wash. The rolled ones work great between the pans!
      • July 15
    • Annie & Pete
      charles formby Works here, Faline said.
      • July 15
    • Annie & Pete
      LarandSus That depends on if our name moves up the wait-lists in Florida.
      • July 15
    • Annie & Pete
      Rick and Dee What is the name of this placemat?
      • Mon at 9:26 AM
  • Ray & Elaine
    Ray & Elaine:
    Were are you going for the winter
    • July 15
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    • The Mountains and 3 others like this.
    • Ray & Elaine
      charles formby Watertown NY....then back to gulf coast...need resort job for winter.Lane FORMBY
      • July 15
    • Ray & Elaine
      Benji I've heard more Canadians stay in Myrtle beach than anywhere else on the east coast.
      • July 15
    • Ray & Elaine
      Windblownrose Tip of Texas RV Resort
      • July 15
    • Ray & Elaine
      Karen & Collins Put the RV in storage & rent a condo in the Dominican Republic for 3 months.  Cheaper than a lot of FL campgrounds & right on the beach Hide 1 Reply
    • Ray & Elaine
      John Radloff I just landed a Workamping position in Southern California!
  • Joe Costa
    Joe Costa:
    Finally bought my bike rack Been looking forever & everything I looked at was a POS & way over priced This one is a 3 bike rack for $90. Owner actually rode his bike to my stay and mounted it for me carrying it in one hand Great service to say the least n...  more
    • July 14
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 2 others like this.
    • Joe Costa
      Doug and Beth What is the bike rack, we installed a front Hitch, but this looks different. Hide 1 Reply
      • Joe Costa
        Joe Costa I love it but slid the seat off as it was distraction 
        • July 14
  • Judy Stewart
    Judy Stewart:
    Live in 32’ Winnebago - think I’m ready to try the road. Widow, 70, have Spyder! How do you do!
    • July 13
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    • Tony & Robin and 14 others like this.
    • Judy Stewart
      Judy Stewart So nice to hear from all of you!!
      • July 14
    • Judy Stewart
      Halfloaf What do you mean by "how does everyone do it alone"? If you have a specific concern, those of us who do it alone will probably provide useful feedback.
    • Judy Stewart
      L.D.Clark Adventure is the spice of life. So much to do & see, so many friends you haven’t met yet. Safe travels and enjoy. :-)
    • Judy Stewart
      Lanky007 Do not be afraid.....embrace the adventure of each and every day....and it will be an adventure each and every day. DH and I have been on the road since January and have fallen in love with the lifestyle. What began as a retirement celebration is going to...  more
    • Judy Stewart
      Windblownrose There are plenty of women’s groups on this and other sites. We’re all here to help each other. Take the RV Boot Camp. You’ll learn a lot and boost your confidence. Safe and blessed travels
  • Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley
    Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley:
    A few days ago somone posted about a blog wtitten by an RVer with previous insurance insurance knowledge. We are full time and in the process of looking for another company
    Would like to know what to look for and how to get the fine prints rather than ...  more
    • July 13
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    • Steve & Bobbi and 2 others like this.
    • Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley
      Barb & Mike Moseler Check the post from Ronnie Sue and the following threads on the FMCA Group page.
    • Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley
      ArtMatters Hey, Christine. I was in that thread Barb mentioned about insurance. We RVillagers get a pretty sweet service. Free quotes from every carrier in the business, and they really know what they are doing since they only work with RV clients. Just push the but...  more
    • Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley
      Mike and Donna Wagner To save a post so that you can find it use the hashtag symbol and lower case no space words like your name or a subject. In this case it could be #insurance
    • Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley
      Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley Thanks for your feedback real appreciated as I learn to navigate this site.
    • Christine Capeyron and Jim Foley
      John Aye When you get your insurance, remember to get a full timer's package that covers your personal liability not arising from the use of your vehicle.  You should also review your policy and insure you have contents coverage. 
  • Lyndajoy
    Lyndajoy:
    I'm considering going from Pine Grove, CA to Petaluma and then driving the coast North. Has anyone been on Hwy 12 off of 88? I avoid interstates when I can but 12 is showing some orange sections on google maps. Can't tell what the problems may be by looki...  more
    • July 13
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    • Lyndajoy
      WDK450 A big question here is how big is your rig? On the whole, highway 12 is OK, and has some really scenic sections like the delta farmlands, the windmills East of Fairfield. The Section between Rio Vista and Fairfield has a history of being a "blood alley" b...  more
    • Lyndajoy
      Lyndajoy Thank you! I've stopped in Rio Vista and so far so good. I have a class B and towing a Smart car. I think it'll be fine on the winding roads. Just doesn't pull well on steep grades. Is that also an issue on Hwy 1? Hide 1 Reply
    • Lyndajoy
      Lyle & Jan Huff I haven't driven it but 12 has a motorhome restriction from Petaluma to Sonoma http://www.dot.ca.gov/trafficops/bus/docs/busmap-d04.pdf . We drove many of these restricted roads in our 3500 truck and would not recommend doing it in any motorhome.
    • Lyndajoy
      WDK450  Taking Hwy 37 from I-80 Vallejo to US101 in Novato is an alternate to the section of  Ca Hwy 12/Ca. Hwy 116 from Sonoma to Petaluma. That having  been said, I can remember taking that section of Ca. Hwy 12/Ca. Hwy 116 many times previously...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Lyndajoy
        Lyndajoy I think that may be a good alternate. Thanks!
        • July 15
  • HippyGypsy
    HippyGypsy:
    Just joined. Still trying to decide between Class A or C or build a Tiny House on Wheels (THOW). Looking for other full time Mom & Daughter Duos to connect with and any advice, guidance or just someone willing to hold our hands.
    • July 13
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    • HippyGypsy
      Bill Joyce (and Diane Melde) You will find almost no Tiny Houses are on the road, most are stationary.  If you want to build something, start with a bus and convert it into a Class A.  There are many bus conversions on the road. Hide 1 Reply
      • HippyGypsy
        HippyGypsy Yes, I am noticing this. Do like bus conversion option. What's your opinion on insulation issues especially the windows?
        • July 13
    • HippyGypsy
      Bill Joyce (and Diane Melde) I have not built a bus conversion myself, but it is a way to get closest to what you want.  You can do anything, including removing windows, insulating over windows or replacing them with double pane windows.  Note that many commercial Class A a...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • HippyGypsy
        Windblownrose Look up skoolies on FB on google
        • Mon at 2:12 PM
    • HippyGypsy
      Lyle & Jan Huff This couple has done a conversion and thow http://chrisandgtravels.com/ Hide 1 Reply
      • HippyGypsy
        HippyGypsy Thanks, added them to the list
        • July 15