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    WHO HAS VISITED NOVA SCOTIA

    We actually visited Nova Scotia in 2003 with our travel trailer. We started the trip in Georgia, and worked our way to Maine, where we spent a week in Acadia National Park, before traveling to Nova Scotia. Once in Nova Scotia, we decided to take the northern route from Truro, and stayed on all the coastal roads. We had a blast visiting all the small towns and villages along the coast, our only regret is we ran out of time, so we couldn't make it to Halifax. However, the small towns and villages more than made up for missing the remainder of the country. From Cape George to Port Hood, to Meat Cover (one of our favorites), and Glace Bay, we had a a great time, just sorry we ran out of time. I know this was 15 years ago, but I'm certain the roads and camp sites are better today. Will likely add another trip to Nova Scotia in the future.
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    Efficient Navigation

    I travel to Star NC from Perry GA, so the route the Garmin is sending you on may be the best route. My last trip was in October this year after the hurricane came through the southeast, many of the back roads and small towns had their bridges washed out. Some of the back roads have overpasses that are very low, so the Garmin may be routing you based on the road conditions. A portion of I-20 in Columbia is under construction, and the road is very rough. Other then that, it should be smooth sailing
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    Debris Damage to Toads

    We actually went two days after the Hurricane, so we saw the damage first hand. We live in Middle GA, and for almost 200 miles, it felt like we were traveling through a war zone. Many of the back country towns were devastated, so we felt pretty good about making to and from without incident. Luckily, Destin was spared, so overall worth the trip.
  4. We recently went on a trip to Destin FL, driving both interstate and back roads. We own a 2017 Tiffin Phaeton 40 QBH and tow a 2017 Lincoln MKX. The trip to and from presented no issues, but after returning home and going through our normal routine of clean-up and inspection, I found a an piece of steel lodged in the mud flap of the bus. The piece of steel measured 14 inches X 1 inch X .25 inches and weighted at least one pound. The piece was driven through the mud flap and lodged itself halfway through. I can't help but to think of the damage it would have caused to the Lincoln. Yes the tow dolly has a shield to protect it from stones and other debris, but I'm skeptical the Lexan shield would have stopped this projectile. Has anyone else encountered this type debris?
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    Towing: 2018 Lincoln MKX FWD

    We own a 2017 MKX, and have just installed a Blue Ox Base plate and an Air Force One braking system towed by our 2017 Phaeton 40 QBH. We've been towing it for the past year using a tow dolly, no issues that way as well. Will start towing it all four down in the next few weeks. We don't anticipate any issues. Our MKX is Reserve, FWD, with 2.7L engine.
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    RV GPS

    The Dezl 770 and 780 provide warnings for all types of hazardous materials and route restrictions, including flammables. It provides route warnings and restrictions for for height, width, length, weight, and axle weight etc. You can also add warnings for steep hills, narrow roads, lateral winds, risk of grounding and more. so far it has been the most accurate unit we've purchased, but we always take a laminated truck route map with us for back-up.
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    Recommendations of Military RV Sites

    I know most FAMCamps are on-base/post, but we like the FAMCamps that are located away from the bases and posts. Most are better campgrounds, and they don't ask any questions on firearms.
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    It Can't Be Just Me

    I ask the commercial campgrounds for military discounts whenever we travel. Some do and some don't, but I always ask the question.The sites that offer the discount will be remembered on future travel.
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    RV GPS

    We have a 2017 Tiffin Phaeton, 40QBH, 41 feet in length.
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    It Can't Be Just Me

    We find savings every now and then on AAFES web site. The other issue is the selection of the items the BX/PX carries. AAFES can't compete with the big boys and to your point, I'm OK with Vanity Fair on certain items.
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    Recommendations of Military RV Sites

    Just finished a stay in the Army's site in Destin FL. Great campsite, tight spaces, but in the middle of Destin FL and right on the Bay/Gulf. Includes a fishing pier, boat rentals, and chartered fishing trips, see link: https://benning.armymwr.com/programs/destin-army-recreation-area
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    It Can't Be Just Me

    We almost stopped using the commissary entirely. Their pricing is not what it used to be, and we find that Kroger's, Wal Mart and other food stores can usually meet or beat the commissary in price, and offer a better variety of foods. The DoD has been in discussions to turn DECA over to AAFES. Once that happens, I believe that will be the beginning of the end.
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    RV GPS

    We purchased a Garmin Dezl 770. it's supposed to have very accurate truck routing, so If a truck can make, I know we can. It's easy to set up for your vehicle (weight and dimensions), and so far it's been very accurate on routing us. This unit also has the side bar that shows all the truck repair/ fuel centers and more. The reviews show that truckers believe this unit has the most accurate routing. All the bells and whistles make it a great selection.
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    RV Navigation App

    We purchased the Garmin Dezl 770 truck GPS. It's supposed to provide more accurate routing than the 760/770 for RVs. It provides all the service centers and truck stops for fueling up. The Dezl also allows you to configure the vehicle you own for dimensions and weight. So far it's been very accurate.
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    Decided on a Tow Dolly

    I did, and agree with you comments. We do it the same way, and have found they stay tight.
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