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  • Seann ( the Canadian)
    Seann ( the Canadian) :
    December 6At the end of the rainbow... Better than gold
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    • Don (stop & smell the Roses) and 8 others like this.
    • Seann ( the Canadian)
      Don (stop & smell the Roses) December 6 Looks like someone already spent that pot of gold.
    • Seann ( the Canadian)
      RoadPickle December 6 Looks like Hot Springs LTVA. We camped there last year for a couple months.
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  • RV Travel
    RV Travel:
    December 6Check out our new, improved website: Big improvement! https://rvtravel.com
    Front - RV Travel
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      Matt & Mary December 6 This site can’t provide a secure connection

      www.rvtravel.com   uses an unsupported protocol.
      Unsupported protocol
      The client and server don't support a common SSL protocol version or cipher suite.
      (That is wh...  more
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        Matt & Mary December 6 It came that was Opera, when I opened it in Chrome, it came up OK. 
  • RV Travel
    RV Travel:
    November 11Thank you, Veterans!
  • SouthParkSteve
    SouthParkSteve :
    October 20I get really frustrated reading all the negativity and anti-capitalism rhetoric in the RV Travel newsletter, but never seeing anyone attempt to come to a solution for any of the problems highlighted....

    I have an idea of how to encourage more RV spaces t...  more
    • Jim and Barbie Floyd and 14 others like this.
    • SouthParkSteve
      Jim O'Briant October 20 For actual vacations, we make our reservations WAY in advance. For example, we'll spend a week at the Petaluma, CA Elks Lodge in early November and Christmas week at Mission Bay RV Resort in San Diego. We made the reservations for both of those in April.<...  more
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        LarandSus October 20 Not everyone has the luxury of knowing/planning way in advance when they can take vacation. We don't plan way ahead but it would be nice to be able to find a place where we could stay a whole week or more at a time with short notice.
    • SouthParkSteve
      Marianne and Randy October 20 The sites that I know of that have had the most success are rvwithme.com/ and www.hipcamp.com/ 
      There are others, including:
      campertunity.com/app/#/home, 
      www.parkmybnb.com/, 
      ht...  more
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      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve October 20 I love what you all have done with BW, and for the right market, it is a fantastic solution.  The ones I had looked at were Hipcamp and ParkmyBnB, but neither of those really address the market I am envisioning.  I'll have to check out the other...  more
    • SouthParkSteve
      Jim & Sharon Ham October 20 Chuck Woodbury in his RVTravel.com columns has been an advocate trying to motivate land owners to do just that and make a few bucks.   Bare bones overnight parking for lvery ow cost seems to be impossible given the cost of development.  If ...  more
    • SouthParkSteve
      jkoenig24 October 20 I doubt that Chuck Woodbury (editor of RVTavel.com) is a web developer either so, it would be unreasonable to expect him to to take on what might be a good idea, from concept to possible fruition. As mentioned in other comments, RVers looking for a place ...  more
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      • SouthParkSteve
        Marianne and Randy October 20 Here. Here! We absolutely need to support Chuck. Capitalism only works with checks and balances. Chuck is not the only one raising a voice - Escapees RV Club is another - they've always devoted time and money to advocating for RVers, in particular full ti...  more
      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve October 20 And no where did I suggest that Chuck Woodbury personally should do this.  However, he has a wide reaching platform that may reach some folks who ARE web developers, and who could do this.


        The problem with only pointing out probl...  more
    • SouthParkSteve
      RV Travel November 11 South Park Steve -- Almost all of the ideas you propose here are already either available or in the works. But it is so much more complicated than what you propose here. Sure, a farmer can allow his field to be used for overnight parking, but what about 5...  more
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      • SouthParkSteve
        SouthParkSteve November 11 The person with the residential fridge who needs full hookups would not book the farmer's field, just like someone looking for a full service hotel would not book a room in someone's house on AirBnB.  It's actually a lot LESS complicated in the RV wo...  more
  • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
    Luis & Lupita Aguilar:
    September 20Looking for a tip regarding summer travel in a Class A coach. Do most travelers run the roof AC unit(s) while going down the road (of course generator must be running) ?
    Or is it the engine AC enough to keep the coach cool in 95 degree-plus summer weather ?
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 2 others like this.
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      Luis & Lupita Aguilar September 21 We appreciate the great feedback !
      I'm not sure what is the connection (if any) between having the insulated drapes behind the driver/passenger and compressor/belt failure ??? 
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      Hank & Shirleen September 21 By having the drapes there, you are trying to cool a smaller area. In my experience, we have had trouble with the engine A/C’s not holding up. 
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      • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
        Birdie September 21 i have been told better gas mileage using genny as opposed to using dash. I have not and will not take the time to figure that out, but house air works better for cooling the house. I do shut the bedroom door while running the a/c on the genny and close t...  more
      • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
        LarandSus September 21 I don't doubt the better gas mileage, Birdie, but then you are using fuel for the generator so...
      • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
        Hank & Shirleen September 21 Yes LarandSus, but  your genset burns less fuel then your engine does with the added load of the dash a/c
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      RV Travel October 16 Yes, it's perfectly fine to run your A/C while rolling down the road. And your generator, too. As far as keeping your RV cool at 95 degrees, I guess that would depend on the size of your air conditioners, and if you were able to take advantage of any shade.
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      • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
        Hank & Shirleen October 16 Also, one other thing. Most good genset repairmen will tell you to use it often and underload. Use it or lose it according to them. Minimum of 2 hours per week under load. What are you saving them for? The next buyer of your rig? You bought and paid for i...  more
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      Ross & Melanie October 20 Our front air is OK to about 82-85. Above that gen and roof air.
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      croscwa October 20 It depends on how much cooling you need, what the temperature and humidity are. Often, the engine AC is enough for us. Extra fans help too. But don't hesitate to use the roof A/C and generator!
  • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
    Don and Dawn Umhoefer:
    September 12Searching for reviews and recommendations for campgrounds/RV parks in New Orleans. Thanks in advance!
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    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      The Mountains September 12 We stayed at Three Oaks and a Pine. It was cheap (Passport America) has security gate & did the trick for a couple of days.
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      • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
        S&DFadyk September 12 We had a back in on water....I think we used passport too
        We had a 45' fiver
        May go back in spring on our way to rally 2.0
        Enjoy NOLA
    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Jim & Sharon Ham September 12 The French Quarter RV Resort is perfect if you want to be close to all the tourist action, AND are willing to pay $100 for it.   Think of it as a nice brick and concrete level parking lot with a high prison wall around it.  Very secure.&nbs...  more
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      • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
        Don and Dawn Umhoefer September 12 Thanks for the info. I think we will try Pontchartrain this time and see how it goes. 
    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Craig n Linda September 16 We have used Pontchartrain in the past. We leave CO for FL this week and will stay there early next week for several days.
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    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Todd and Jenny September 20 We stay at Bayou Segnette SP. A quick drive to downtown.
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    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Don and Dawn Umhoefer September 20 Yes, they even told me our dog could ride the shuttle.  (&)
  • Danadair
    Danadair:
    September 3My husband and I just retired this summer, and are taking our fifth wheel out on the road for a 3 to 4 week trip. We are starting in Waynesville, North Carolina. Staying two weeks on a beautiful cold mountain stream. After that, we are up in the air. ...  more
    • Hank & Shirleen and 1 other like this.
    • Danadair
      Hank & Shirleen September 3 Charleston or Savannah! 
    • Danadair
      Jim & Sharon Ham September 3 The Smokies, Dollywood, Nashville...all worth a stop.  A week for Nashville.  Welcome to retirement where there is NO clock and you have to ask yourself what day of the week it is by the TV schedule.  Rocket Park in Huntsville is worth a st...  more
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      The Mountains September 4 Natchez Trace Parkway 
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      Lee & Shelia September 4 Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky and Noahs Ark somewhere in Kentucky
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        Hank & Shirleen September 4 And Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Great campground and shows and museums! We stayed there then moved to Georgetown. Lots to do all around that area. Visit  Old Friends horse retirement farm and a favorite of ours, Claiborne Farms.... free tour, E...  more
      • Danadair
        Eric and Kathy September 4 The Ark Experience is located about a half hour north of Lexington. We stayed at the Kentucky Horse Park. Nice pool. The highlight of our visit was the free Toyota factory tour in Georgetown.
  • Jimmy Patterson
    Jimmy Patterson:
    September 1ON BLACK TANKS AND NOSY NEIGHBORS. Last January, two or three weeks into this full-time journey, it finally dawned on me: We're just playing a grown-up version of house. Anybody who lives on the road ... we just go from town to town and campsite to campsi...  more
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    • Don (stop & smell the Roses) and 19 others like this.
    • Jimmy Patterson
      Howie and Laurie September 2 This is soooo funny!  Thanks for the read!  Please keep writing and posting!  It is funny and light-hearted!  Isn't this life grand? 
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    • Jimmy Patterson
      Bigblkbldmn September 2 Ok so truth be told sometimes I feel like your wife. I’m that guy checking everything out. Lol. I think this was great and everyone needs to read it  but only RV’ers will understand it. ? 
    • Jimmy Patterson
      Terry & Diane September 2 Like the lady on Bewitched! We call it Gladys Kravitzing!
      There are some things ya just gotta know about
    • Jimmy Patterson
      kenskeeper September 3 My radio remembers my favorite stations, why can't my coffee pot remember what time I want it in the morning? i
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    • Jimmy Patterson
      Rita and Bob September 4 Love your writing. So funny and true!
  • Ron and Denise
    Ron and Denise:
    August 21We are traveling to New England this September in our 45ft Motorhome. We will be traveling with 7 Retired Racing Greyhounds. I was wondering if anyone knows of any dog friendly campgrounds that would accept us? We will be going to all six states.
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    • Ron and Denise
      dan ferreira August 21 Normandy Farms in Foxboro, Ma. Big Rig friendly with a great dog park. ( Freedom Tail ) We are here now. Live about 40 minutes away
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      • Ron and Denise
        Ron and Denise August 21 Thanks for the suggestion. I talked to the Manager and she said no problem with the amount.
    • Ron and Denise
      Dave & Lynne August 21 Ditto on Normandy Farms! A bit pricey but one of the best campgrounds in New England. Make reservations as far in advance as possible - they fill up quickly.
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  • Tink & Chuck
    Tink & Chuck:
    August 12Going in for my first surgery since going full time and I'm kinda worried about coming home to the fifth wheel after being released. Prior to this, I would not have to worry navigating the stairs every day.
    Any suggestions?
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    • Bigblkbldmn and 2 others like this.
    • Tink & Chuck
      MarkNTeri August 12 Wish you success on your surgery.  You got some good suggestions here.  I have a gal in my park, Hidden Valley RV, San Antonio area, who has MS- mostly affecting her legs.  They got these special stairs for their RV, aftermarket, but made f...  more
    • Tink & Chuck
      MarkNTeri August 12 Here's a link:  www.walmart.com/ip/MOR-RYDE-INTERNATIONAL-STP-4-30-03H/603769100?athcpid=603769100&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVAV&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=466001f5-6e939f31-4ac6666e6fa7b4ac&athena=true
      I goo...  more
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      • Tink & Chuck
        Hank & Shirleen August 12 MarkNTeri, nice reply! 
      • Tink & Chuck
        Holly & Kim August 12 Our new 5th came with the Moryde stairs; my husband and I love them. I broke my foot two weeks ago and I love them even more now ... lol ... so stable.
    • Tink & Chuck
      Tink & Chuck August 12 MarkznTeri, thank you. I will definitely check that out as this is surgery 1 out of a possible 3 by the end of the year.
    • Tink & Chuck
      Tink & Chuck August 12 Thank you to everyone for the suggestions and well wishes. The butt slide will probably come in handy the most as I try to navigate the 3 steps up to the bedroom and bathroom once I venture to the living room and kitchen. Also, my husband spent the wee...  more
    • Tink & Chuck
      Tink & Chuck August 20 Again thanks to everyone. I have made it home and am recovering. As for navigating the stairs, the butt slide has been working great when I need to go up or down the stairs. I have kept that to a minimum of course. As my strength returns, I will graduate...  more