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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-20-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By amy5708
Had enough of Gatlinburg, need solitude with FHU

We have always wanted to visit Gatlinburg, but walking through town for an hour and driving up to Pigeon Forge and sitting in traffic for 2 hours is enough!! However, we would like to spend more...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 05-16-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,707
Posted By amy5708
Hot Hot Hot!!!!

We were there for a week last june. Walking around their subdivision at 5Am we realized why every other house is boarded up for the summer: the heat was fine but the humidity oppressive.

The KOA...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-18-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,573
Posted By amy5708
22.5" Michelin tire blow out

Very disappointed last Friday. Had the MH packed (spent 4 hours getting ready!), headed out for a weekend of skiing with the kids.

We were only 20 minutes from home when we heard the bang that...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 01-18-2010, 06:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,258
Posted By amy5708
Another vote for a foam topper

We also had a hard-as-rock king in our new Bounder. Bought a 3" topper off ebay for ~$100. We love the combo and now prefer our RV bed over our home bed.

Our kids love the bed so much they...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-12-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,529
Posted By amy5708
Where are you going for Christmas?

Last year we surprised the kids with Christmas in Killington, Vermont (we are officially winter ski bums!). I picked up the RV at 5am and had it loaded before they even woke up. Their last present...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-12-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,968
Posted By amy5708
No campgrounds close to Chicago

We passed through Chicago this summer and wanted to spend the day sightseeing. After a ton of deliberation we realized the ONLY way to see the city was to camp out of the city and take the train in...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-20-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,414
Posted By amy5708
Visiting Chicago

We are leaving this week for our big trip and eager to visit Chicago. We are really short on time. Does anyone know of a place to park the RV while we hop on a train to visit the city just for the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-15-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By amy5708
Thanks for the info!

I drove home from Chincoteague, VA by myself this past weekend in "The Beast" and did just fine, even on the bridge, which was down to one lane, and the causeway.

I think I'll be white-nucklinig...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-02-2009, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By amy5708
Girls Road Trip: Need routing help MD-MN

We are leaving the boys behind and travelling from Maryland to Minnesota! We have 3 Moms and 3 10 Year-olds in a 35' Motorhome. I can drive this thing by myself, but have serious reservations about...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 01-04-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By amy5708
I second the Lake Dunmore Kampersville. We just...

I second the Lake Dunmore Kampersville. We just returned from a whirlwind Christmas RV trip for some skiing in Killington. This was the closest park I could find that even answered the phone. They...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By amy5708
Hi There! We hardy souls decided to skip...

Hi There!

We hardy souls decided to skip traditional Christmas and go skiing instead. Looking for full hook-ups (I understand we may have to unhook to prevent freezing when not using water),...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-08-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By amy5708
Hi There! We hardy souls decided to skip...

Hi There!

We hardy souls decided to skip traditional Christmas and go skiing instead. Looking for full hook-ups (I understand we may have to unhook to prevent freezing when not using water),...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-01-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By amy5708
Nah. You'll be totally west of both raceways. You...

Nah. You'll be totally west of both raceways. You can probably take the drive all the way down toward I-64 west of Charlottesville.
Forum: RV Gourmet 03-31-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By amy5708
Hi John, I wrote an entry on my blog about...

Hi John,

I wrote an entry on my blog about this a couple weeks ago:
http://werv4fun.com/blog/2008/03/20/saving-money-on-your-groceries/

We used to live off $150-200 when I was a stay at home...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-31-2008, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By amy5708
I know you shouldn't have problems getting a site...

I know you shouldn't have problems getting a site spur-of-the-moment through Maryland or Virginia that time of the year; early to Mid-May is still pretty chilly 'round here.

Remember that the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-31-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By amy5708
Thanks for the advice; just to update, wanted to...

Thanks for the advice; just to update, wanted to let you know we skipped Asheville and went up I-4 to I-95 and up. We decided to hit the road in Cape Coral 4am Friday and we were thrilled we did;...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-31-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By amy5708
We've sailed up 95 via the NJT and GSP when...

We've sailed up 95 via the NJT and GSP when traveling late at night, but have experienced a nightmare of traffic during the day. The truck stops/rest areas aren't too special either. Not to mention...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 03-31-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By amy5708
Funny, I just wrote about our trip from Maryland...

Funny, I just wrote about our trip from Maryland to Florida on our blog. Here's the link
http://werv4fun.com/blog/2008/03/31/traveling-to-florida-via-i-95/

We visited Williamsburg on the way...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-18-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By amy5708
I pity the fool that tries to get between us and...

I pity the fool that tries to get between us and Florida. I've got my new bikini packed and can't wait to wear it for the next week straight!

We're leaving Thursday noon and coming back in 10...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-18-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By amy5708
I pity the fool that tries to get between us and...

I pity the fool that tries to get between us and Florida. I've got my new bikini packed and can't wait to wear it for the next week straight!

We're leaving Thursday noon and coming back in 10...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-18-2008, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By amy5708
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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-16-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By amy5708
I can not for the life of me understand how the...

I can not for the life of me understand how the CPI didn't change. I don't know what part of the country they use to figure this out, but around here everything is more expensive.

The...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-16-2008, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By amy5708
I can not for the life of me understand how the...

I can not for the life of me understand how the CPI didn't change. I don't know what part of the country they use to figure this out, but around here everything is more expensive.

The...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-14-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By amy5708
We're thinking of stopping for two nights (one...

We're thinking of stopping for two nights (one full day) on our way home from Florida. Any recommendations for campgrounds? Need something family oriented, preferably easy to get to, but near some...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-14-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By amy5708
We're thinking of stopping for two nights (one...

We're thinking of stopping for two nights (one full day) on our way home from Florida. Any recommendations for campgrounds? Need something family oriented, preferably easy to get to, but near some...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-14-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By amy5708
The last time we went to Florida for Spring Break...

The last time we went to Florida for Spring Break was the same time of the year: the week after Good Friday.

The way down wasn't so bad, but the way home was downright horrific. After traveling...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 03-14-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By amy5708
The last time we went to Florida for Spring Break...

The last time we went to Florida for Spring Break was the same time of the year: the week after Good Friday.

The way down wasn't so bad, but the way home was downright horrific. After traveling...
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 03-14-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By amy5708
I am pleased to be the first to offer you a big...

I am pleased to be the first to offer you a big welcome! We love the RV lifestyle and it is worth whatever we have to pay for gas (I guess we'll just have to be giving up food and shoes for the kids...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By amy5708
The daffodils and Crocus are blooming. That means...

The daffodils and Crocus are blooming. That means one thing: CAMPING SEASON!!!

DH started cleaning the outside of the RV, while I am stocking the inside.

We leave for Florida next week!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By amy5708
The daffodils and Crocus are blooming. That means...

The daffodils and Crocus are blooming. That means one thing: CAMPING SEASON!!!

DH started cleaning the outside of the RV, while I am stocking the inside.

We leave for Florida next week!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-14-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By amy5708
Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia has very nice...

Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia has very nice full hook-up sites and very inexpensive, too! Gorgeous white-sand beach and great fishing!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By amy5708
Saw this on another website and thought you guys...

Saw this on another website and thought you guys would get a kick out of it.

http://www.itsjustabitoffun.com/date/2007/8/20/
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-07-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By amy5708
Saw this on another website and thought you guys...

Saw this on another website and thought you guys would get a kick out of it.

http://www.itsjustabitoffun.com/date/2007/8/20/
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 03-05-2008, 06:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,441
Posted By amy5708
Steve and Lynette: Did you encounter many...

Steve and Lynette:

Did you encounter many families traveling to Alaska? My kids would probably enjoy meeting up with other children on the road.

They are not terribly excited about Alaska,...
Forum: Just Conversation 03-04-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By amy5708
That's what we plan on doing next year. Our...

That's what we plan on doing next year. Our hospital actually let's one guy park his RV in the lot at night while he works (guess he doesn't have a toad).

From the travelers I talked to who have...
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-01-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,750
Posted By amy5708
I've been using ours for a spare bedroom! ...

I've been using ours for a spare bedroom!

When I work the night shift I have been sleeping in the RV so the DH and kids don't keep me up.

It's amazing how well I sleep on the camper.
Forum: Newmar Owner's Forum 03-01-2008, 05:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,129
Posted By amy5708
We use the US Brake as well; the only set up is...

We use the US Brake as well; the only set up is to plug it in!
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-26-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By amy5708
tps0424, The Swagman looks just like the...

tps0424,

The Swagman looks just like the other one, but is less than half the price!

My big question is how much does it bounce up and down when driving. If we take this puppy up to Alaska...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-26-2008, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By amy5708
Thanks for the feedback. We have a Yakima...

Thanks for the feedback.

We have a Yakima now.

tps0424, I couldn't open your link.

I did find this rack. Looks very cool, but expensive (will be $600 for the main rack plus extension)....
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 02-26-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,028
Posted By amy5708
We use the US Brake and the only problem is when...

We use the US Brake and the only problem is when the weather is wet the brake alarm will occasionally go off in the coach. I really like the system overall.

We don't have airbrakes, however.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-24-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By amy5708
we have 4 bikes, and currently use a...

we have 4 bikes, and currently use a hitch-mounted bike rack for the car (toad). The thing is a total pain to use. So much that we end up leaving our bikes at home.

Your hands get all banged up,...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 02-24-2008, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By amy5708
we have 4 bikes, and currently use a...

we have 4 bikes, and currently use a hitch-mounted bike rack for the car (toad). The thing is a total pain to use. So much that we end up leaving our bikes at home.

Your hands get all banged up,...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-22-2008, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By amy5708
I wish I had that view when I worked at my desk!

I wish I had that view when I worked at my desk!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 02-22-2008, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By amy5708
I don't know if the ceiling could support a pull...

I don't know if the ceiling could support a pull out tray like what is mounted underneath (aren't they like 200 pounds?), but we have friends who have mounted pull out wire drawers to their ceiling...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-21-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By amy5708
Thanks Rick, South Dakota is the cheapest...

Thanks Rick,

South Dakota is the cheapest I've heard of so far. Looks like we might be South Dakotans!

Amy
Forum: Full-Timers 02-21-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,308
Posted By amy5708
I second the advice to talk to an investment...

I second the advice to talk to an investment advisor. Make sure the guy doesn't also sell insurance and is not a broker; there are a lot of financial planners that work for a flat fee as opposed to a...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 02-21-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By amy5708
We've traveled from Maryland to Maine 5 or 6...

We've traveled from Maryland to Maine 5 or 6 times and have taken the I-81 route, I-95 route, and even went the whole way on US Hwy 1 on one adventurous trip! (in the car; not the RV)very pretty...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-21-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By amy5708
I'm glad to hear you're okay. That's the most...

I'm glad to hear you're okay. That's the most important thing!

Sounds like that other guy was just a jerk: maybe a case of road rage directed at a hapless driver?

I think anyone that has RV'd...
Forum: RV Gourmet 02-21-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By amy5708
To be honest, I haven't tried other brands. I...

To be honest, I haven't tried other brands. I can't imagine there is that much difference, though.

I went ahead and signed on as an affiliate at Nitro-Pak. They sell a lot of different varieties....
Forum: Class C Motorhome Discussions 02-18-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 36,443
Posted By amy5708
Ours is a 2005 and we just calculated last week 8...

Ours is a 2005 and we just calculated last week 8 mpg without our toad http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif However, this was on the hills of western Maryland
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