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Sales, Trades, and Wants / Re: Prodigy Brake Controller
« Last post by SleepsInLakes on August 04, 2017, 09:34:40 PM »
I still have this thing. Getting serious about selling it. I will probably put it up on ebay in the very near future.  So let me know before I let it go!
Maine / campsite in Maine
« Last post by brownscamper on March 27, 2017, 07:42:48 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has been camping in Maine and can recommend a campground.  I have been looking around on-line and found these campgrounds and was wondering if anyone know anything about them; Bass Harbor Campground, Bar Harbor Campground or Birch Haven Campground.  Thanks
Sales, Trades, and Wants / Re: Prodigy Brake Controller
« Last post by SleepsInLakes on September 23, 2016, 01:17:04 PM »
hehehehehehe  ... somebody is reading these things.  ;)
Sales, Trades, and Wants / Re: Prodigy Brake Controller
« Last post by Capn on September 22, 2016, 11:30:31 PM »
only used when I was towing

What, there are other moments when I would use it?

Sales, Trades, and Wants / Prodigy Brake Controller
« Last post by SleepsInLakes on September 22, 2016, 08:28:42 PM »
Anybody here want to buy a used Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Brake Controller before I sell it elsewhere?  It's complete and includes the factory literature, mounting pocket, the cloth carrier, and the hookup wires to plug directly into a 2006 (and undoubtedly other years) Dodge Ram.    It is in great shape, only used when I was towing and always performed flawlessly.

PM me if interested. 
West Virginia / Tomlinson State Park
« Last post by htowners on July 25, 2016, 01:15:55 PM »
This is a small park, but not too far from Pittsburgh in the northern pan handle.
We stayed here on our way back from Ohio, to get WV on our map, and because it gave us the opportunity to drive Rt. 7 (Ohio Scenic By Way) along the Ohio River.
It's a small park with 54 sites, and only a few big rig friendly. There is only Electric but easy to get to hydrants.
Since we only were there to empty our tanks and sleep after being stuck for 2 hours on I 70 due to construction and a few bad accidents, I really want to go back and explore it for a long weekend.
There is a swimming pool, disk golf, mini golf, lake. and fishing ponds, plus a log of trails with varying degrees of difficulty.

Pennsylvania / PA - Raystown Lake - Seven Points Campground - ACOE
« Last post by TheNortons on June 27, 2016, 07:57:24 PM »
Seven Points Campground in an Army Corps of Engineers facility

Wow! What a beautiful park. Several parts to it.

Campground Loops: Roads are nicely paved. Sites are almost perfectly level with small gravel. Didn't see more than one level of Lynx levelers under tires. Sites are fairly large, although not much vegetation between sites. Lots of big RVs parked in sites, too. Most sites are tiered. Landscape timber around each parking area. Steps up or down to picnic table and fire pit level which are also small gravel. Some sites may be tough if the parking pad is into the hill with the picnic area above the parking pad as the parking pad is walled in with landscape timber. Would not be a problem for us, but for someone with slides, might be an issue. Waterfront sites are mostly shaded and have steps down to or almost to the water. Some of the loops between main road and visitor center are only partial shade with some in full shade.  They have roughly 200 sites, maybe upwards of 250 total. Spaced out in 7-8 loops around the lake. A new loop was being built.

Bathrooms: Huge. New. Lots of hot water from what other campers told me (we didn't stay here, just toured it).

Visitor Center: Interactive display of the entire project and dam.

Marina: large. Slips are rented seasonally and some weekly. Boat ramp with 2 lanes. Floating docks, some with stone tops instead of just wood. Shower facilities for slip rentals. Otherwise, large bathhouse available behind marina office. Plenty of parking. Boat rentals available as well as toys for on the water from inflatables to motorized. We rented a 15 passenger pontoon boat with an upper deck, slide and tube included. The smaller pontoon boats have water skis included too. Was such a fun day of tubing and swimming!

BMX bike park: currently being built across road from Visitor Center.

Mountain bike trails: Lots of them with trail heads either in park or just outside of park. Lots of walking trails too.

Picnic areas: LOTS. Some to rent, some just picnic table and grills, first come, first served.

Small grocery store, well stocked, and tackle store within 1-2 miles of park entrance. Hard ice cream. More than just basic food items including a deli for lunch meat and fresh vegetable selection. Sandwiches made to order.

If we return here, I would love to stay at this park instead of Lake Raystown Resort. It's a nicer park for less $$. And if renting a pontoon boat, we could tie up at our site to gather more boaters, take a break, have lunch, etc.
Pennsylvania / PA - Lake Raystown Resort - private camp ground
« Last post by TheNortons on June 27, 2016, 07:26:04 PM »
Located on the  south eastern part of the Lake. Privately owned.

Directions: From Southern York County: do not get off PA turnpike at Exit 180 and come in 655. VERY steep and windy climbs. Recommended way is 22/522. I had not trouble with my pop-up and 6 cylinder SUV. And others with trucks and large towables did ok too. But, they all agreed they wouldn't go home that way.

Sites: In most loops: Not level. Gravel. Dirt when it rains is red and will stain. Some sites have large areas of grass, come are just thin layer of gravel and dirt. Site 41 is well shaded as is much of that loop. We had water and electric hook ups for $44/night. Some sites have water access. Two bathhouses on our loop. One closest only had toilets. The larger one with showers was walking distance but we drove because didn't want to be sweaty from walk back. Loops have a hard incline down to the lake. Most sites are inclined as well. Sites across street from 41 had larger level area to hang out in and set up picnic table, etc.

One of the loops (between Trading post and beach) are full sun. No trees at all. And they are $68/night because the have "water access". Even if they are 3 sites up the hill.

Pros: They will hold a block of sites for a group to book. They will come pump out your gray and black water at your site. Unsure of cost. We didn't use it. (There is also a dump station with 4 holes). Sites are spread out around the lake. For a resort, they had plenty of activities planned for the campers. They also have cabins, condos to rent, a hotel, lodge and convention center. And Marina and a separate boat ramp.  Many sites have a view of the lake, even if not a waterfront site. You may be sitting at the end of your site near the road, but there is a view.

Cons: Sites need upgrades, very unlevel parking pads. Once you step out your door, the site goes downhill, and rather quickly on most sites. So, sitting under awning could be interesting feat of engineering. Roads in campground need to be repaved. Very bumpy from sewer removal or electric/water work that cut across at every site. Bathhouse by our site was only toilets. Map was not specific about that.

The bathrooms were ok. Showers had plenty of hot water. If I had to grade them, they got a B. Promised Land State Park has new huge bathhouses. They are an A+. Pinchot are old, but generally clean, they are a B-. 

Trash was picked up all day long at your site.

The chipmunks were not afraid and would eat anything you left outside if you walked away. I had to release one from my big trash can every morning when I got up. He had climbed in and couldn't get out (trash can didn't have much in it). He didn't damage the bag or the fabric can trying to get out.

So, would I go here again? Only if I couldn't get into the state park ($27.50/night for electric site). The state park also is building a brand new BMX bike course and has lots of mountain biking available, as well as boat rentals and a big marina.
Sales, Trades, and Wants / Tow Mirror Extensions
« Last post by CampTux on March 19, 2016, 11:52:59 AM »
Trying to sell my old mirror extenders:

Price is negotiable...
New Hampshire / Saco River Camping Area, North Conway, NH
« Last post by Capn on August 09, 2015, 05:29:15 PM »
Great campground, pets allowed.  Lots of stuff to do around the Mount Washington area in the White Mountains.  Many sites are quite large, with a pretty even mix of shade vs. sunny sites.  Most have WES.  Quite "severe" on quiet hours (10PM - 8 AM or so), all fires out by 11:30 PM.  Frequent "patrols" by staff on golf carts.  Pretty much family oriented.  We have not used the bathroom/laundry facilities, so cannot vouch for them.

Swimming pool is smallish considering the size of the campground (and space available), but you're right next to the Saco River, where tubing and kayaking/canoeing are allowed.  The staff are very friendly, and cooperative.  They offer rides (with a fee) to tube/kayak drop-off areas up-river, and you beach directly on the campground beach at the end of the journey down-river.  Did the kayak thing, took about 3 hours to get back to the campground.  Beautiful river.

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