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#239 of 259 Re: there were two sides [jaimsbond]
Jul 20, 2011 (7:33 am)
I've dropped our host a line about this so it should be gone soon.
#240 of 259 Re: there were two sides [mac24]
Sep 09, 2011 (6:02 pm)
What happened that you needed to contact a host?
Anyway, we're continuing our New England trip and are now ensconced in New Hampshire and it's SO nice to be in cooler weather. We're approaching 45,000 miles on the coach and everything is going fine.
I had to replace my electric cable connecting the lights from the coach to the toad and couldn't find anyone locally to repair or replace the cord. So, I called the company in Oregon that originally installed the towing system and they shipped me a new cord the next day by UPS. Now, we're good!
The New England area is beautiful. The floods seem to be south of where we are and we'll continue to Maine in the next couple of days which is our final destination before we head back to TN.
It's amazing to see the trees are starting to change. We notice it starting in upstate NY at the end of August. Our trees don't start changing until October in TN.... so we might see a little of the beautiful fall colors before we head back.
#241 of 259 Re: there were two sides [mark156]
Sep 10, 2011 (8:13 am)
Hey Mac, What happened that you needed to contact a host?
Just some spam. Our hosts are good about dealing with that stuff.
How did the connecting cord get damaged? Under normal circumstances there shouldn't really be much stress on it.
Sounds like you're continuing to get good value from your investment.
Too many RVs sit parked for 48-50 weeks of the year.
#242 of 259 Re: there were two sides [mark156]
Sep 10, 2011 (8:19 am)
Nice deal there. It is beautiful up there. I have a brother in Maine and a brother who's not really a brother (a friend that's close enough to be a brother) in New Hampshire. I love that whole area.
#243 of 259 Re: there were two sides [mac24]
Sep 14, 2011 (4:27 pm)
The constant use of connecting and disconnecting the cords over 44,000 miles and 4.5 years have taken their toll. The metal housing around the connector that connected to the front of the Honda broke. So, we're good for a while with the new cord/connector.
I wouldn't want a motorhome that just sits, what a waste. We just saw George H. W. Bush's home in Kennebunkport, ME,....from a distance. Nice digs.
#244 of 259 Re: there were two sides [fezo]
Sep 14, 2011 (4:36 pm)
Your relatives/friends live in a beautiful area. We are on an architectural tour seeing seen at least 10-12 houses along the way. A Frank Lloyd Wright house (Martin Estate) and the George Eastman (Eastman/Kodak) houses in Rochester, NY. We're planing to see 'Falling Water', a Frank Lloyd Wright design near Pittsburg on the way back.
While in PA, we saw four duPont mansions.. (Winterthur, Longwood, Nemours and Hagley mansions). We also saw Monticello and Montpelier in Charlottesville, VA, and a couple of old plantations in Williamsburg. Great places!
#245 of 259 Re: there were two sides [mark156]
Sep 15, 2011 (7:34 am)
Nice trip you're doing there, Mark! Enjoy.
#246 of 259 The trip ended...
Oct 15, 2011 (10:05 pm)
Well, I finally made it back to California after putting about 8,500 miles on the coach. Smooth sailing but the dash air needs a recharge. Thank goodness I can rum the 3 house air units if needed, and, they were needed!
One thing to look out for up in the New England area are the low bridges. We ran into two (not literally). The first one came up in Pennsylvania. We are 12' 11" tall and the old railroad bridge was 12.0. Thank goodness there was a place to pull off just before the bridge.
I had to unhook the Honda and back the coach up on a side street, reconnect the Honda and then call the police. Of course is started to rain at the moment we stopped for the bridge! LOL!
After about the 30 minutes the policeman showed up and couldn't have been nicer. He gave us exact directions to get around the low bridge. The second bridge we came up to (forgot which city) but it was 12' 6". There was an easy place to pull over so I stopped the coach and went into a nearby lawyers office.... they gave me exact directions to get around the 'detour' and off we went.
I need to get a 'truckers' Atlas and will soon. Other than that, we managed through hurricane Irene by heading inland while in New York state. Originally, we were going to see Niagara Falls on our way back from the New England area but decided to head west after the hurricane was predicted.
It hit us while in Corning, NY, (famous for their glass factories) and all we got was a full day of rain. We decided to tour Niagara Falls then head to the northeast. Everything worked fine and it was nice to see the leaves start to change at the end of August.
#247 of 259 Re: The trip ended... [mark156]
Oct 16, 2011 (11:18 am)
Instead of the atlas consider a dedicated trucker GPS or a trucker GPS ap for your iPhone or Android device. These can be updated quicker than an atlas.
BTW - PA is not New England! To us New Englanders, PA is the deep south.
#248 of 259 Re: The trip ended... [robr2]
Oct 17, 2011 (2:21 pm)
And for those of us in New Jersey, Massachusetts is in Canada.....
Actually I very much like Massachusetts and now that I'm retired I tell my wife how her company has offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut (these are all New England states, just to be clear...). Any one of them would work for me. If only they could turn the ocean up a couple of degrees.
Mark - great trip. Have done Niagara several times. Now that the youngest kids hit 10 I'll have to do it at least once more.