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RE: Camping With Toddlers

One issue we had with our oldest at that age was dealing with a little human who is eager to move around but you're camped in the dirt. We were on a trip through the Southwest when our oldest decided that she was sick of crawling and she was ready to stand up and see the world. The problem was that we didn't have any shoes for her and we ended up having to stop at a cheesy tourist trap trading post and buy her some moccasins as her first shoes. They did the trick for the rest of the trip until we got home and were able to get her some real shoes. We never had any trouble with the sleeping arrangements though. All three of our kids would just go-go-go until they ran out of gas and crashed in place. And then we could pick them up and bed them wherever we wanted to.
dedmiston 03/15/23 01:54pm General RVing Issues
RE: Price of camping

OK---maybe I didn't push the button. Thought it might be because I named Yogi Bear as the place. LOL. Mr. Ranger has no jurisdiction here.
dedmiston 03/14/23 01:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Price of camping

The price of a night's stay shouldn't surprise any of us. Remember two years ago when everyone and his cousin bought a new RV? Now they want to go camping, but the supply of camp spots hasn't kept pace with the demand from new campers. I suppose the silver lining is that market conditions are pushing a lot of those new buyers out of the arena, so the demand should calm back down.
dedmiston 03/14/23 01:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Price of camping

Well, I see my post was removed. Guess someone couldn't stand the truth. This morning I was quoted around $190 a night + tax etc at a campground in MD for 4 days in October 2023. None of your recent posts have been deleted.
dedmiston 03/14/23 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I Bought Too Much Truck

No different than that Moho until u hook another 35-40’ behind it! I wouldn't recommend he hook anything to that beast of an F-250 until he's comfortable driving it and parking it.
dedmiston 03/14/23 01:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I Bought Too Much Truck

Just like cats have whiskers to help them know how much room they need to get through a space, you'll develop a feel for where you can fit. I drive a 3500 dually and I can fit into just about any parking structure and most parking spaces. My tail will hang out the end, but I'll fit between the lines every time. Just get out and drive it (and park it) and get some experience. It shouldn't be any big deal compared to the Class A you used to drive. Plus you've got a duty to uphold the tradition of "Everything's Bigger in TX".
dedmiston 03/14/23 10:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

We are planning a road-trip from Calgary, Alberta to Prince Edward Island in Aug this year. When I was a kid, we took one of our family's infamous cross country trips with no RV and no camper. We had the family pickup truck, furniture pads, and sleeping bags. We set out from southern California and headed across the states and up into Nova Scotia aiming for Prince Edward Island and saw all the sights in between including the Bay of Fundy. Prince Edward Island turned out to be too much for us because of the bugs. A big spray wagon came by as we were trying to get to bed and couldn't do anything to cut down on the mosquitoes. We couldn't catch that morning ferry fast enough. We slept on the ground every night. A few nights we slept in the laundromats because the rain destroyed our bedding and we had to clean it up. Where there's a will, there's a way.
dedmiston 03/13/23 08:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: 2014 puma 356qlb

Moved from Good Sam Club to Fifth-Wheels.
dedmiston 03/13/23 02:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Burning electrical smell from furnace

Welcome to the forum David. Everyone else: This is his first post. Please be kind and helpful. As my boss told me a few months ago: "Do me a favor today and please don't be your usual self."
dedmiston 03/09/23 12:37pm Tech Issues
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

We're headed to a business conference for my wife in a few days. I really didn't want to go, but I didn't put up much of a fight. We got a spot at an RV park for three nights, which cost about as much as a local hotel (maybe more, maybe less). wow, must be nice to have hotels that cheep. we use to use our 5th for all the daughters hocky and basketball tournaments down on the coast. we could get a full hookup site with cable for 50ish a nigh, hotels were 180.00 and up, plus like you we could take the dog, make our own food and drinks and have our own bed. huge cost ssaver for use. I also go to a big whisky fetival in Banff every fall and hotels at that time of the year are about 450/night. I get a 50amp power and water and sewer for 38 bucks a night so I usaly go up on a wensday and come home on monday for less money that one night in the hotel. free bus into town and 10 buck cab ride back if I miss the bus. Steve Hey Steve - LOL. Nope. Hotels aren't cheap. It's the other way around: The RV Parks are expensive. Nothing under a hundred bucks anywhere near the coast.
dedmiston 03/09/23 10:15am General RVing Issues
RE: Has anyone camped at Willowtree RV Resort in SC?

I think a lot of us are getting tired of others wanting us to be their google. Then please keep scrolling. I'm laughing at the response above, which is basically (paraphrasing): "I work really hard at writing reviews, but not hard enough to know the name of the site where I write those reviews." :B
dedmiston 03/08/23 04:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yosemite National Park campgrounds

Those of you who have spring reservations may want to bring rafts...for the campgrounds. When they get a ton of snow, spring camping is subject to flooding. Kidding aside, this year's rafting season is going to be amazing. As the father of a rafting guide, book a few trips with your friends and experience a great summer. There are tons of great places to raft in the western Sierras.
dedmiston 03/08/23 02:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

^Hows that work for cost coverage or reimbursement though if she’s traveling for work? Presume her company will cover the same “amount” as if she did a typical fly/rent/hotel/eat out scenario? She booked the RV space on her corporate card and she'll use it to fill up the truck too. We're going to meet our son up there, so the business/pleasure lines are going to get blurry. We'll probably limit the expenses to just the nights at the RV park and the fuel. It all hits her office's P&L anyway, so we're motivated to keep it lean.
dedmiston 03/08/23 01:09pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roadtrip by car vs RV, a couple of thoughts...

We're headed to a business conference for my wife in a few days. I really didn't want to go, but I didn't put up much of a fight. We got a spot at an RV park for three nights, which cost about as much as a local hotel (maybe more, maybe less). The cost/benefit analysis is pretty easy though: 1. Hotel vs RV Park: Call it a wash. 2. Meals: Cheaper in the RV (even more so for the drinks) 3. Fuel: Way more expensive to tow the fiver. 4. Pets: Way cheaper and more convenient to bring the dogs with us than to put them in a kennel or have someone dog-sit. So cost-wise, we're probably just a little on the happy side of breaking even. But then factoring in the conveniences: We'll be in our own beds with all of our comforts and living out of our closets instead of out of bags. And on top of that, I've got my fast internet connection and a convenient office in the garage of our toy hauler, so I can work and bill my time while my wife is at her conferences, which tips the scales way in our favor for taking the RV and ends up paying for the trip.
dedmiston 03/08/23 12:50pm General RVing Issues
EV Discussions

Dear Members, In order to find the best home for Electric Vehicle discussions we're going to ask everyone to use the Tow Vehicle forum from now on. This would include any discussions around the vehicles themselves, as well as charging related questions/issues.
dedmiston 03/02/23 10:28am General RVing Issues
EV Discussions

Dear Tech Issues Members, In order to find the best home for Electric Vehicle discussions we're going to ask everyone to use the Tow Vehicle forum from now on. This would include any discussions around the vehicles themselves, as well as charging related questions/issues.
dedmiston 03/01/23 09:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

How am I NOT supposed to take it personally? I am the only one on this thread who wrote "I don't disagree". You then put down people who say "I don't disagree". Just because you didn't know I was "standing right there" doesn't make it not refer to me. And the truth is I'm being called out for being disingenuous, yet you are being disingenuous. Saying "I'm sorry that you were offended" is disingenuous. It's saying you're sorry for my actions not your own. And you are not sorry for my actions - you are not feeling remorse in my stead. You are unhappy/mad that I took offense at what you wrote. So basically you have just done what you have insulted me/others for doing. OK. Go ahead and be offended then. It's your choice. And "I'm sorry that you were offended" isn't disingenuous. It's probably insensitive and possibly unkind, but I assure you it's 100% accurate. In other words, I think it's a shame that you choose to have your nose bent out of shape because someone else has a dim view of a phrase that you used. You don't like the words that I used, but I chose to sleep like a baby last night and I'll sleep great again. You disagree with what I said, but I choose not to be offended. Hopefully we can move past this though. Or not. That's up to you and it's fine with me either way. Good luck to you.
dedmiston 03/01/23 02:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

Your statement was clear. Your apology isn't really an apology but an effort to backpedal. I don't think I'm backpedaling and I don't suppose I'm apologizing either. I'm not sorry for what I said (which would have been an apology). I'm sorry you took it personally and sorry you're offended. That's all I can offer. I think you're mistaken to take it personally. Not everything is about you.
dedmiston 03/01/23 10:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

It’s intellectually dishonest and I’m pretty sure that people who speak that way aren’t trusted by their dogs. Seriously? You are a frigging Administrator and you make a personal attack on a poster who has done nothing to you? Hey Toedtoes - I'm sorry you took that as an attack. I wasn't thinking of you or responding to you. I was responding to this statement by Walaby: I also get a chuckle when people say "I don't disagree". I didn't bother to scroll back and see who he was referring to. My response to him wasn't about you or anyone in particular. It was my opinion about the phrase "I don't disagree". At the risk of making it personal, I find it to be a weak use of language. Nothing more, nothing less. "I agree" and "I disagree" are more direct and less ambiguous. Again, I'm sorry you saw this as an attack. I honestly wasn't thinking about you at all when I wrote it.
dedmiston 02/28/23 04:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Pets left alone in RV at campground?

I most closely align with the position that what goes on inside my RV is none of your business unless what Im doing directly affects you negatively. I also get a chuckle when people say "I don't disagree". Why can't you just say "I agree". I hear that alot. Somewhere in life we, as a society, got to the point where some people refuse to agree, even when they agree. They draw their line at "not disagreeing", instead of simply saying I agree. If you don't disagree, then by default, you agree. Mike I don’t not not not not not not disagree. Hopefully I counted right and they added up to “I agree”. I think that “I don’t disagree” is a way of equivocating when one isn’t willing to admit to the world that they agree. If you draw an imaginary line with a center point with an Agree side and a Disagree side, that’s the verbal way of ruling out the Disagree side without stepping over into the Agree side. It’s intellectually dishonest and I’m pretty sure that people who speak that way aren’t trusted by their dogs.
dedmiston 02/27/23 07:42pm General RVing Issues
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