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Old 08-03-2014, 09:49 AM   #21
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Let me know what you think about moose hillock. Enjoy the great times with your family. For us, that's what RV'ing is all about.


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Will do and Thanks!! I'll definitely post about the campground and it's amenities.

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Old 08-03-2014, 10:37 AM   #22
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We are at Camp HATTERAS in the Outer Banks. Been raining since Friday but looks like clearing for the week.?.?


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Old 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM   #23
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Where is your Berkshire at today

Sault Ste Marie, Mi. watching the freighters go thru the Soo Locks. Staying at the city park right on the river.

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Old 08-27-2014, 10:12 PM   #24
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Ours is at Thousand Trails, Indian Lakes, Indiana. Beautiful here! BTW there is another Berk parked next to us. Must go and say hi when I see them.


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Old 08-27-2014, 11:09 PM   #25
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After 4 days of dry camping at a relative's house (due to a fried transfer switch that left us with no usable power) our Berk is parked for tonight in the parking lot of a Marriott Courtyard in Oneonta NY as we make our way home to VT. It is by far the most expensive night of "camping" we have had since we got the coach LOL but the family is all happy and in bed after a swim in the indoor pool and room service dinner.
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No worries as we had a great 2+ week trip to Castaways RV resort in Ocean City, MD and our new transfer switch should be ready to be installed shortly after we get home and we will be back at it with our beloved Berkshire next time!
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:34 PM   #26
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We are at Bridgeview RV park in Lethbridge Alberta, Canada.

Just my luck. .. The weather is smok'n hot but the kids sleep in until the cracks of 1. After having lunch the plan is to go to the pool. Just as we leave the RV a storm rolls in.
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Old 08-28-2014, 06:25 PM   #27
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We are in St Claire Mi. A TT campground the could use alot of help. Hope it is improved this time next year. Jim
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:37 PM   #28
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #29
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Seems that a bunch of us are in Michigan. We are at Petoskey.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:13 PM   #30
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Just got back from a 5 week, 3300 mile trip to Kentucky (did the Bourbon Trail & Mammoth Cave), the FROG rally in Goshen, 11 days in northwest Michigan at Petoskey KOA (did Mackinac Island, Charlevoix, Traverse City and lots of light houses...great weather whole time), did US Air Force Museum in Dayton (fantastic museum if you love war planes), 3 nights at Thousand Trails Forest Lake park in Advance, NC, and then on home to sweltering Orlando. Great trip until blow out of left front tire on I-85 40 miles east of Atlanta. Sat on roadside 5.5 hrs before getting underway after $670 new tire. Much surface damage to left front side wall areas. Waiting for insurance go ahead for repairs at Lazy Days. Altogether an exciting trip!!!!!


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Old 08-29-2014, 04:53 PM   #31
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Wow. A front tire blowout is my biggest fear. How fast were you going at the time and what was it like to wrestle control of it and get it to the side of the road safely?
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:18 PM   #32
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I was on cruise control at 65mph on smooth, straight road. Initially it was not hard to hold the wheel. I remembered to not apply brake but rather press the accelerator and let the coach slow down gradually. It was a side wall blowout on the outside of the tire. As the tire continued to disintegrate and the coach slowed it got harder to steer. Eventually all the outside rubber was gone and the wheel rim was digging into the pavement. It was very hard to hold then but not impossible. Towards the end I was a couple feet across the center line before it slowed down enough to move off to the shoulder. Fortunately no one was near me.
It was not as scary as I had imagined it might be. BTY I did not have a steering safety device but am considering getting one now


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:09 PM   #33
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Good info to know so thanks for sharing. Glad everyone was ok and hope your repairs go smoothly!
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:16 PM   #34
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Romer, did you have road side assistance? If so from whom and any problems?

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Old 08-29-2014, 06:28 PM   #35
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Romer. Glad you are ok. Next question. What brand of tire & how many miles on it?

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Old 08-29-2014, 06:38 PM   #36
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Also what size tire. Have you had the MH weighed? So very happy to hear that everyone is ok and that you handled it so well. Great job.


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:45 PM   #37
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I have Coach-Net and they responded quickly and followed up to check whether the repair vehicle had arrived. It took over 2 hours for the Goodyear Service truck to arrive even though I was only 40 miles from their store. Then the mechanic couldn't get the new tire to seal and hold air so he could inflate it. Had to take the tire and wheel 27 miles away to a place where could mount the tire. That took another 2 hours.
Good news was that local police were very helpful in traffic control of the steady stream if semis headed to Atlanta.


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:50 PM   #38
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Roamer,
So it sounds like you have Goodyear tires on your coach. Sorry to hear that because I have Goodyears also but happy to hear that you could maneuver your coach easily even with the blow out. Also happy to hear that everyone was ok.
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Old 08-29-2014, 06:56 PM   #39
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It was a Michelin 255/80R22.5 G with 21000 miles. I had checked the tire pressure the night before and it was at the normal level of 105 psi. I have had the coach weighed front and rear and know I am at, but not over, max capacity. I have never had the individual wheels weighed. I keep covers on the tires whenever I am parked for more than a couple days. If this was my oldest tire it was made in 2011, but it could have been one of the 2012 tires. Not sure.
Randy at FR says I am the first one to have a blow out on the Berkshire. The road service guy did not have Michelins so he put a Goodyear tire on that was made in 2007. Not happy about that and will either replace it or put it on inside rear.


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Old 08-29-2014, 07:19 PM   #40
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Just for grins what is your Steer axel weigh?


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