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  • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
    Luis & Lupita Aguilar: Looking 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 ?
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      LarandSus I've thought about doing that to have a homier look. Just not sure I want to deal with the cat fur on it.
      • September 21
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    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      Hank & Shirleen 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. 
      • September 21
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      Birdie 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
      • September 21
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    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      LarandSus I don't doubt the better gas mileage, Birdie, but then you are using fuel for the generator so...
      • September 21
    • Luis & Lupita Aguilar
      Hank & Shirleen Yes LarandSus, but  your genset burns less fuel then your engine does with the added load of the dash a/c
      • September 21
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  • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
    Don and Dawn Umhoefer: Searching for reviews and recommendations for campgrounds/RV parks in New Orleans. Thanks in advance!
    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Don and Dawn Umhoefer Thanks for the reply. Have a safe and fun journey!
      • September 16
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    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Don and Dawn Umhoefer Thanks for the info. I think we will try Pontchartrain this time and see how it goes. 
      • September 16
    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Todd and Jenny We stay at Bayou Segnette SP. A quick drive to downtown.
      • September 20
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    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Craig n Linda BTW, pontchartrain has shuttle service to the quarter and the casino 
      • September 20
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    • Don and Dawn Umhoefer
      Don and Dawn Umhoefer Yes, they even told me our dog could ride the shuttle.  (&)
      • September 20
  • Danadair
    Danadair: My 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
    • Danadair
      Jim & Sharon Ham 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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    • Danadair
      The Mountains Natchez Trace Parkway 
      • September 4
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    • Danadair
      Lee & Shelia Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky and Noahs Ark somewhere in Kentucky
      • September 4
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    • Danadair
      Hank & Shirleen 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
      • September 4
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    • Danadair
      Eric and Kathy 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.
      • September 13
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  • Jimmy Patterson
    Jimmy Patterson: ON 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
    • Jimmy Patterson
      Bigblkbldmn 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. ? 
      • September 2
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    • Jimmy Patterson
      Terry & Diane Like the lady on Bewitched! We call it Gladys Kravitzing!
      There are some things ya just gotta know about
      • September 2
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    • Jimmy Patterson
      kenskeeper My radio remembers my favorite stations, why can't my coffee pot remember what time I want it in the morning? i
      • September 3
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    • Jimmy Patterson
      Steve & Diane Some do... it's called a timer.
      • September 4
    • Jimmy Patterson
      Rita and Bob Love your writing. So funny and true!
      • September 4
  • Ron and Denise
    Ron and Denise: We 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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      dan ferreira Normandy Farms in Foxboro, Ma. Big Rig friendly with a great dog park. ( Freedom Tail ) We are here now. Live about 40 minutes away
      • August 21
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    • Ron and Denise
      Dave & Lynne 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.
      • August 21
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    • Ron and Denise
      Ron and Denise Thanks for the reply.
      • August 22
    • Ron and Denise
      Ron and Denise Thanks for the suggestion. I talked to the Manager and she said no problem with the amount.
      • August 22
  • Tink & Chuck
    Tink & Chuck: Going 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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      Hank & Shirleen MarkNTeri, nice reply! 
      • August 12
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    • Tink & Chuck
      Tink & Chuck 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.
      • August 12
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    • Tink & Chuck
      Tink & Chuck 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
      • August 12
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    • Tink & Chuck
      Tink & Chuck 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
      • August 20
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    • Tink & Chuck
      Holly & Kim 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.
      • August 21
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  • Lindsay Amy & Chase's Adventures with Mable
    Lindsay Amy & Chase's Adventures with Mable : Don’t know what Group I should post this in, so if not this Group, then which Group?
    Just bought a 2011 CRV for 4 down tow car. Some suggest after towing and then disconnecting that you let the engine run for 3-5 minutes. We did not see that in the car ma...  more
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    • Lindsay Amy & Chase's Adventures with Mable
      Ray Zimmermann I tow a 2014 CRV and have never heard of doing that, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt anything to do so.  My manual says to let in run 3 minutes in neutral before towing, I would guess you do this to.
      • August 12
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    • Lindsay Amy & Chase's Adventures with Mable
      Marilyn & Grant We flat tow a 2014 CRV and when we stop for fuel in our MH we start the car & let it run for 3/5 minutes, do the same when we unhook. We were told by Honda to do so. We also have to remove a fuse to toe but we had that changed so we didn’t have to do that...  more
      • August 12
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    • Lindsay Amy & Chase's Adventures with Mable
      Greg & Toni I tow a 2011 CRV 4 down.  The manual says to shift it thru all gears, then come back to D for 5 sec then put in N for 3 minutes, then turn off, leaving it in N.  I let mine run for 5 min in N.  Nothing about doing anything when you are done...  more
      • August 15
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  • Nessa
    Nessa : How about a permission slip to park in parking lots of businesses?
  • Eric and Kathy
    Eric and Kathy: This is why overnight parking at Walmart may be a thing of the past. Observed these towables in a Maine store lot at about 10 AM. When is checkout anyway? Many of them are unhitched with stabilizers deployed, slides open, a generator in use, and even a...  more
  • Judy and John
    Judy and John: What were the campground facilities like for RV in Monument Valley? Dry camping or some hook ups available?
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    • Judy and John
      Ross & Melanie Just looked up the campground in Allstays app. 27 pull through, and all 58 are full hookup w/ 30/50 amp.
      • August 8
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    • Judy and John
      Ron & Ina Johnson Two years ago we stayed at nearby Goldings campground.  Full hookups and nice facilities, but expensive (then at least $50/da + a per person charge).  If you can boondock, stay in the nearby Valley of the Gods BLM area - many square miles of&nbs...  more
      • August 8
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    • Judy and John
      Ray Zimmermann When we were there two years ago, Gouldings was the only full hookup park convenient to Monument Valley. There was a park next to the View Hotel inside the Tribal Park which at that time was dry camping only.
      • August 8
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    • Judy and John
      Julie & Wendell Jacobson In May, we stayed at a new KOA there in Monument Valley on Highway 163.
      • August 9
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    • Judy and John
      Michael and Michelle Do you recommend Allstays for locating overnight stays or long term or both?  Thinking about it when we start traveling.
      • August 9
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