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RE: Charleston SC and Savannah Ga

We like James Island but found the limbs hanging over the roadway to be very low. Hope they have been cut since we were there. Pretty scary worrying about leaving an air conditioner laying in the street behind you. I didn't think the campground itself was bad. There is a road you drive in on where the oak trees are huge and literally right next to the road. The email you get from the park when you register tells you how to avoid that road.
pbeverly 05/08/22 04:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV's and internet connections

We watch very little TV while camping, actually watch very little at home. Use OTA for local news and weather. For rainy weather or if we have grandkids I do download content beforehand. Netflix, Disney, Amazon all allow you to download content. I have a Chromecast device on the TV that I can cast the content to. I do have to have Internet for this to work, but it uses VERY LITTLE bandwidth as the content is already downloaded and it gets pushed via local wifi to the Chromecast. I use my phone as a hotspot. Now if my phone gets no service then so much for that. Most campground wifi is pretty much useless.
pbeverly 05/03/22 04:31am Technology Corner
RE: Route to Up The Creek, Pigeon Forge, TN

ken56 Thanks for the information. I am pulling a TT with the height of 10.5'. If I was to take 25 I would not get back on 40, I would just cross or go under it. I am leaning on just staying on 40. As a kid I lived in NE TN and loved riding that section of 40. Had great views. Last time I was on it the trees had grown so tall the views were all but gone. Trucks were not limited to the right lane only back then either. I remember a huge slab of rock where you could see tire marks as it was used as a road. Can't see that anymore. Congestion will slow traffic down so wife will be more relaxed, not that I drive like an idiot, it will slow down the others who are idiots.
pbeverly 04/23/22 05:09am General RVing Issues
Route to Up The Creek, Pigeon Forge, TN

Will be travelling to Up The Creek RV Campground in Pigeon, TN in a couple weeks. I am coming from SC on I-26. The practical route is to get on I-40. Currently there is a bridge being replaced on I-40 right around the NC/TN border. You take the exit off I-40 and then get right back on. Doesn't seem so bad but the past two days it has been backed up for a long distance prior to this bridge. I am considering staying on I-26 past Asheville and taking US 25 instead. Pulling a TT. Anyone familiar with US 25. I would be on 25 until mile marker 432 on I-40. Thoughts?
pbeverly 04/22/22 11:39am General RVing Issues
RE: Which Blackstone to buy?

22" with lid. I carry it in and out of camper in two sections, much lighter and easier. I don't do this every day, just on arrival and departure days. I have a bunkhouse and both parts on stored separately on the lower bunk when not camping. I place the griddle section on a piece of plywood with holes drilled for the griddle feet protect the bunk mattress.
pbeverly 04/22/22 05:04am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Converting PC laptop to Android tablet

I got my grands Fire Tablets. Easy to manage parental controls.
pbeverly 04/21/22 05:15am Technology Corner
RE: Buying New, Is there a Consumer Report Guide for RVs?

Sometimes I wonder if those that blast Camping World have had any experience actually dealing with them. The experience with any company is with the people you deal with, not the sign. My purchase experience was fine. Couple reasons for that was we paid cash and our sales rep was older, in his 70s I would guess. The day we came in to look we knew what we wanted and he pointed us in the right direction to look. It was so hot and humid he had to desire to to be walking in a bunch of campers. He would come check on us now and then. No hard sale at all. When we picked up the unit the walk-thru was great. The guy told us "YOU WILL HAVE ISSUES. Go on a couple trips, takes notes, bring it back". We did that, had 7 issues. Had our winter break from camping and it went for warranty work. It was getting close to out next trip and had heard nothing. Called and was told it had been ready for a month. This was a sign of things to come. The service and parts departments are BAD. No one will EVER call yo back when you leave a message. Had a tire blowout that did 4K+ of damage June 2021. The #1 issue which was stated on the work order, slide will not open 100%. Camper was finally ready January 2022. They had never bothered to attempt to open the slide so the main issue still had not been addressed. My grey tank had a leak. They fixed the leak and created a new one by replacing the grey tank drain valve which was not leaking. I had hopes that my CW was all not that bad compared to what I heard about others. I had faith. I lost that faith from June 2021 - January 2022.
pbeverly 04/20/22 05:09am Travel Trailers
RE: Parking permits in the GSMNP

I don't know what the solution is. The reality is things are totally different today from when the National Parks were created. People now have the ability to easily get to them and experience them. That ease creates a numbers problem. Yes, the parks are supported by our tax dollars. Another reality is the money the parks are getting from our tax dollars is not enough to maintain the parks. There is a serious backlog of maintenance issues. Here in SC the State Parks have to be able to sustain themselves. This has actually improved the parks. Yes you pay to get into the bigger and popular parks. Those fees also help keep the crime down. Again, don't know the solution but something has to be done. Will be camping for a week in May near the GSMNP before school is out, so hopefully not too bad. Went to Grand Canyon last year 2 weeks after Easter hoping to miss Spring Break and had no crowd issues. I am sure COVID helped the crowd issues there last year.
pbeverly 04/13/22 05:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Switch Router Setup

Mine is setup with a modem/router then ethernet cable to second router. Why second router? To improve signal in other portion of house. 1st router is in office at end of house and where the line comes in. It is not in a good location for WiFi. WiFi is turned off on this one. It is used for PC, work PC and security system, all which need to an ethernet connection. 2nd router is in a central location which easily supports the whole house with WiFi.
pbeverly 03/26/22 04:54am Technology Corner
RE: Cooking surfaces and tools, What's your favorite to use!

I know that I'm in the minority, but I love my Cobb Grill. Cook, grill, smoke, fry, most any type of cooking you want and is very fuel, charcoal briquettes, efficient and compact. We have one as well but use it more at home. I like the CobbleStones for fuel. Little pricey, but work much better than briquettes. When we got our Cobb Grill the CobbleStones didn't exist.
pbeverly 03/26/22 04:43am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
Switch Router Setup

For years my internet service input went to a switch. The switch then fed 2 routers. This has worked great for years. I lost service yesterday and while the tech guy was here he noticed my setup and said service input should go to router, then router to switch, then switch to second router. I would likes thoughts on this. Which is really better?
pbeverly 03/25/22 04:51am Technology Corner
RE: Cooking surfaces and tools, What's your favorite to use!

Blackstone. Whole meal can be cooked on one unit. Also have gas grills. If doing the rare thing that can't be done on the BS then would use gas grill and stove.
pbeverly 03/22/22 04:27am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Military Campgrounds

Son is in Basic Training. He will barely have enough time to use the latrine and basically NO free time to wander around and make phone calls.
pbeverly 03/16/22 04:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone second thoughts.

Another thing to consider is there are going to be 3 major road projects starting this year that will cause significant travel issues within the park for two years. We were planning a trip for 2023 and am going to wait until after that now. They were originally going to do these projects one at a time and decided to all 3 at once.
pbeverly 03/15/22 04:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Locking gas cap

I had a lock cap for a truck once and lost the key. Did a little research and learned they are designed to easily bypass the lock with a simple tap with a hammer and screwdriver.
pbeverly 03/08/22 04:29am General RVing Issues
Battery On/Off Switch

I am going to install a battery on/off switch on a TT. Where would you put the actual switch? A lot of pictures I have seen they are on the plastic case the battery sits in.
pbeverly 03/03/22 04:57am Tech Issues
RE: South Pittsburg TN

Interesting place. Looks like they are just now developing the place. The one thought that strikes me is the fact that the bathrooms are in trailers. Usually they're housed in permanent concrete structures and serve double duty as storm shelters during tornado outbreaks. That area gets tornados frequently enough I would be hesitant to camp there. Looking at their map they do list a "future" bathhouse in the plans.
pbeverly 02/23/22 04:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: South Pittsburg TN

Sasquatch Farm
pbeverly 02/21/22 04:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The RV Demand Continues

The Georgia RV lots are full of new RVs. Shop around. Picked up my camper yesterday after work was completed from tire blowout damage. The lot was PACKED with new units. In Columbia, SC
pbeverly 02/19/22 04:28am General RVing Issues
RE: Road side assistance

Poster "Joe H" : Your post (non-reply, etc.) is exactly why I have US Rider for ERS !! US Rider is an ERS "intended" for folks (equestrians) who have horses. It's the *only* ERS that will tow a trailer with live animals. OK - so you don't have a horse.....I don't, but reading the coverage, it didn't seem to matter. It would cover whatever you are driving and/or towing - whether it "contained" horses (a horse trailer) or not. Likewise, it didn't matter if you had a horse or not. Simply stated, horse ownership was *not* a requirement for the services outlined in the ERS service. Still - a bit dubious, so I sent an e-mail along to the service with question/s regarding the above. I was pleasantly surprised when I received a reply from the Administrator - as well as a letter in the US Mail....along with an invitation to call her if I desired to do so! She explained the coverage - the only "caveat" is, the person covered by the ERS must be the person who is driving (or present, "there" with) the disabled vehicle(s) - and the vehicle(s) may *not* be a commercial entity - as in a service which transports horses. I don't know how many equestrians (hay burner) owners there are "out there" -vs- the number of RV owners.....but US Rider is my choice for an ERS provider. :W . I use US Rider as I do have horses that I tow. I have not had to call them for help but because of what is outlined above they are my choice should I need help with the TT.
pbeverly 02/07/22 04:33am General RVing Issues
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