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Old 02-11-2020, 07:53 AM   #61
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Haven't used my bike rack yet, keep it in shed so it doesn't get all rusty. Will definitely bring bikes along for Chenango and maybe Brass Ring if other folks are. Front window is nice, I don't have that. Would have given a more 'camping' feeling when laying in bed. I wonder how fogged up that thing gets! We keep our bed up until ready for it, takes up too much space otherwise. Then you can't see window anyhow, so don't feel too bad my unit didn't have it.

heard it is notorious for leaks so im hoping we luck out. I wanted a bed not a murphy bed and the window is now appearing like its going to be standard.


I just need to find a way to brighten things up. dont want it so dreary.
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In trailers the size of ours, the Murphy is great. Only thing I don't like about it is getting out of it. You can't just slide or step off off side, not enough room. You have to sort of crab walk off the end of the bed.

As far as dreary, I'm glad my interior was a modern 'driftwood' look. I put a little lamp out on the dinette table when we get to where we are going, and set some picture frames up on the little shelf that is there when Murphy bed is up. The skylight over the shower really helps with lighting.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:42 AM   #63
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Heya from the Finger Lakes

Add a colorful rug, wall hangings, throws, placemats have fun making it yours. Take the bedding that came with, put it in a garbage bag and store it. Find a color you like and get pretty bedding to bring some brightness in. Know we’ll meet you at the Chenango. Did you sign up for Brass Ring or Gettysburg? We’ll be at all 3
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:00 AM   #64
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Add a colorful rug, wall hangings, throws, placemats have fun making it yours. Take the bedding that came with, put it in a garbage bag and store it. Find a color you like and get pretty bedding to bring some brightness in. Know we’ll meet you at the Chenango. Did you sign up for Brass Ring or Gettysburg? We’ll be at all 3
Beautiful decoration. We will probably get the TT home in late March or early April. Then it’s time to decorate like crazy. We didn’t sign up for the others this year. We made a couple other trips to other places before we found out - we don’t really need to plan as much as I was thinking since this group has a fair amount of meet ups.

Not to mention first year with it. So booking every weekend as fun as it sounds we gotta get used to it first. And we are both still employed full time. So vacation can be at a premium sometimes.
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Old 02-13-2020, 11:11 AM   #65
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Welcome to the Forum! Good luck with the brand new rig. One thing to consider bringing it home now is the warranty will start when it leaves the dealer. So this means you'll be wasting precious months while the rig just sits in the drive. I'd leave it at the dealer as long as possible or as close to when you will start using it to maximize factory coverage of repair to "things that most likely will happen". Oh by way, Wilkens RV has an excellent reputation I would not hesitate from buying an RV from them.

The Finger Lakes is me and my DW's favorite go-to place to camp for extended weekends from Buffalo, NY. Canandaigua Lake is best known for various kind of trout, I believe rainbow especially and is one of the shallowest Finger Lake. Keuka Lake, our favorite has great fishing of all types but is very very deep and other the North end by Branchport where there are shallows and weed cover downriggers are about the only way to fish there. The same goes for Seneca Lake, a very deep and fast drop off.

For those that enjoy wine, world-class wines can be found throughout the Finger Lakes Region. Although Three Brothers are fun, I wouldn't include them in that statement, but, I love their brewpub, War Horse, for both selection of craft beers, ambiance, and outdoor patio. Beers are all $7 but you keep every glass, they figure many would steal them anyways!

There are numerous state parks to camp in the area. Sampson is one of our favorites that we usually hit every Columbus Day weekend and we are going there in mid-July as a change-up. Keuka Lake has limited electric hook-ups and is getting to be harder to get an electric site. One of our favorites that our current rig doesn't fit into anymore is Taughannock SP on route 89 eight miles outside of Ithaca. Also in Ithaca is Buttermilk Falls SP and Robert Treman SP, both great places to camp.

To the OP and Wodstock prehaps we'll run into you guys some day!
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:24 PM   #66
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Just wanted to say Hello from and Coachmen Apex owner! Plus I was born and spent part of my childhood living in the Finger Lakes area (Geneva, Seneca Lake).

Now I live in the RV state of the world..... Indiana and I consider myself a Hooosier!!!
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I cant wait to get our TT out of storage. But the problem is finding out where were going to park it. 4 vehicles 1 travel trailer and 1 small cargo trailer means alot of space in the driveway. Especially since its two vehicles wide. If we push it we can get 6 vehicles in total.
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Looks like a spring and summer project to put a pad beside the garage. Looks like you have room in the picture unless on other side is neighbors property.
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Old 02-20-2020, 02:01 PM   #70
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Looks like a spring and summer project to put a pad beside the garage. Looks like you have room in the picture unless on other side is neighbors property.
About halfway over is the neighbors land. So its questionable as to how well or what we can do. Been considering expanding driveway just a costly venture.
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Heya from the Finger Lakes

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About halfway over is the neighbors land. So its questionable as to how well or what we can do. Been considering expanding driveway just a costly venture.


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Third pic is the before picture. It cost a bit. That is why I only paved half.My township allows driveways up to the property line. They say go big or go home.
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Heya from the Finger Lakes

Nicely done we were worried being in the village that having a tt in our yard or driveway would be an issue. Luckily two doors down is a tt that is bigger then ours.

I didnt see any ordinances but I did get a written warning (citation) in the past for my grass being too long it was rainy and i was working. So hoping that doesnt happen.
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Nicely done we were worried being in the village that having a tt in our yard or driveway would be an issue. Luckily two doors down is a tt that is bigger then ours.

I didnt see any ordinances but I did get a written warning (citation) in the past for my grass being too long it was rainy and i was working. So hoping that doesnt happen.
Here in our town of Irondequoit, I can't have our TT in front of our house from Nov 1st thru March 31st. It can be in the back or side yards all year long. We put it in storage during the winter and keep it in the driveway from April to October.
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With the drive I put in my trailer sits behind the house. Due to the slope I could not get it level if not.
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Hey NJ, you weren't talking about Walt's A.. were you?? LOL!
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If you get a cover, get one like this that you can unzip on side to get in and out, very useful. I go in there every few weeks throughout winter to make sure there are no mice problems, and to air out any moisture. Today is desert dry 26% humidity out there, good day to do it. Trailer went from 59% humidity to 33% in past few hours.
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Price is certainly right! I got the Classic Accessories size zero. Fits like a glove. Two winters down, still looks like new, but I think I paid about 150 more than you did. Price is great right now. I bought in the fall, it was 50 bucks more than current price. 4 year warranty. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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