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RE: Toronto to Arizona

The shortest route is Toronto to I-69/I-94 in Michigan; I-44 Missouri; I-40 Oklahoma, NM, Arizona; I-17 Arizona to SR74 west to US60 to Alamo = 2380 miles You have a risk of very bad weather conditions, especially on I-40. Another route would be taking I-44 to Oklahoma City; I-35 to Dallas; I-20 to I-10 and picking up US60 at Phoenix to Alamo = 2650 miles That's a difference of 270 miles but driving I-20/I-10 in winter would be better than I-40, in my opinion. Have a safe trip!
2gypsies 01/29/15 08:54pm Snowbirds
RE: Time allotment for Black Hills/Yellowstone/Grand Tetons

Personally, for a 2-week trip I think your plans are great! You just can't keep adding things and those are highlights of the area so I can't see deleting any just to stay longer in one spot. For the Tetons, I might recommend taking a gentle float trip in the park on the Snake River. You might even see a moose in the water with you! Even though you're not hikers, you could take a boat trip across Jenny Lake and hike to the waterfalls. There are other nice easy hikes which take you to lakes. The town of Jackson has a rodeo which would be fun. It also has major grocery stores for replenishing the pantry. There's a chairlift taking you to the ski resort. Colter RV park is the best place to stay if you want hookups. The Tetons are like a miniature Alps - beautiful. For one of your Yellowstone days you might want to drive to Cody and take in a fantastic museum - high class. Have a great trip.
2gypsies 01/29/15 08:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Secondary road may not save time

1. We've always preferred secondary roads with our 40' motorhome. No, it's not faster but you see a lot more. 2. Diesel Fuel? Never had a problem getting it. Farmers use it, too. 3. GPS? We would never trust it solely. They are not foolproof. We use a variety of references. There is a publication called "Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers" which is very helpful. It comes in western and eastern editions. 4. Our travels are mainly in the west.
2gypsies 01/29/15 12:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Zen of Full Timing - Living Comfortably

There is probably a learning curve when going full time. Probably the worse thing to do is go through a CW and start buying kitchen stuff or other "camp goodies" for the RV. After a year or so you will be giving most of that junk away and getting what you had in your sticknbrick anyway..... :B That sure brings back memories. Did the same thing when I started out! All these items that were scaled down little miniatures for use/storage in a MH that were all labeled as a must have if you were RV'ing! You could always tell where I was traveling because I left a trail of all the RV nonsense stuff I had bought in the CG office or in the laundry area marked 'free' for other campers to enjoy and eventually pass on to someone else. :C X3. When you're a full-timer that's your home. Use things that you used in your home and stay away from the 'camping stuff'.
2gypsies 01/29/15 12:07pm Full-time RVing
RE: High altitude cooking

We've never had problems with the crockpot or cooking up to 10,000 elevation. Just adjust cooking time and if using boxed items, read the directions for 'high altitude' adjustments. Have a good trip!
2gypsies 01/29/15 12:02pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Canyon in early April, RV safe?

As you probably know, you can't count on weather forecasts, especially that far out. We visited the Canyon in April one year and had gorgeous weather - not freezing. Hope you do, too.
2gypsies 01/28/15 09:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Why I NEVER drink campground water

During our 16+ years of full-timing and traveling constantly in the lower 48 and Canada, Yukon, Alaska including dry camping about 90% of the time and getting our freshwater tank filled at various places, we always drank the water from our holding tank.
2gypsies 01/28/15 12:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: West Yelowstone camping

I would really consider the park's employee spots if you're working in Yellowstone. The commute from outside the park would be unrealistic with the traffic and getting to work on time. Also, what you would pay for an RV park would surely eat up your wages.
2gypsies 01/28/15 12:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Full Timing Questions

The VA would have no problem with the address that the Escapees RV Club mail forwarding service would provide to you. It has been proven in courts to be a legal address. It will be unique only to you and is a street address, not a P.O. Box. If you take Class II drugs that will probably be a problem for you as you can't get ongoing prescriptions/renewals. Consult with your doctor/pharmacy on how to handle this. It will be a new obstacle this year that many full-timers will need to sort out.
2gypsies 01/28/15 12:39pm Full-time RVing
RE: Quartzsite - Favorite BLM Area and Why?

We like Scadden Wash but now that you're doing this survey it might become more crowded. :)
2gypsies 01/27/15 06:15pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Traveling I-40 west

Just a heads up - we ran into a huge snowstorm the end of April west of Albuquerque, NM on I-40. The highway was closed for two days. Even though it's supposed to be spring, check the weather conditions and be prepared. Have a great trip!
2gypsies 01/27/15 06:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yahoo article on full time RV ing

They are more 'upscale' full-timers.
2gypsies 01/27/15 11:19am Roads and Routes
RE: Coast to Coast and RPI

As full-timers for 16 years we looked into them when we first began. I remember the salespersons telling us that RVing is booming and if you don't buy into this now you'll never find a place to say. We didn't buy. We absolutely never lacked for places to stay and didn't have to pay big bucks to do so. We much prefer public parks (national, state, national forests, COE, county and city) because of the natural surroundings and beautiful places. Also, we definitely don't need hookups. RVs are self-contained. Everyone RVs differently for sure.
2gypsies 01/27/15 11:17am Full-time RVing
RE: Holding tank issues

Glad you got it going. Gauges are not reliable. I'm not familiar with a Panda washing machine but is there a way to attach some kind of screening on the exit hose to catch all the lint before it goes into the grey tank? Still....I wouldn't think lint would clog up the grey tank that fast.
2gypsies 01/27/15 11:07am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

If you haven't done so already, everyone should ready the STICKY on the first line of this forum titled 'Helpful Ideas for Alaskan Travelers'. It has a lot of good information.
2gypsies 01/26/15 10:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Low Clearance, Lordsburg to Globe to Apache Junction

No problems. We've done it with our 40' MH. I don't recall any bridges to go under.
2gypsies 01/26/15 10:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cape Disappointment, WA

Here are photos of the campsites but unfortunately they are taken from the road so you can't see what's in front of the site. It will give you a good idea of the site, in general, though. If you click on a picture it gives you the Site #. Go to the reservation site for the park and pick out one that shows near the beach for comparison. Cape Disappointment, WA
2gypsies 01/26/15 09:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: BLM meeting on Friday January 23, 2015 in Quartzsite

We have seen many, many awful instances while 4-wheeling of adults NOT taking care of the land. We volunteer and pick up what those have left behind and repair areas damaged by those plowing through vegetation going wherever they want.....just another side of the story.
2gypsies 01/26/15 05:26pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Asking for suggestions on Grand Teton/Yellowstone Trip

Guess we lucked out. We've stayed inside Yellowstone numerous times in Sept. and it never snowed. If it does it wouldn't last long as the ground is still too warm. It would be awesome! Here the daily information for last September - no snow all month and highs up to 70 deg. Click 'History' September 2014 Weather
2gypsies 01/26/15 05:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip to Yellowstone

Leaving mid-April go to Arizona first and work your way north toward Yellowstone and you'll be just fine for traveling. For the Grand Canyon plan on staying in the park itself at Trailer Village for the best experience. The free shuttle bus picks you up at the campground and you can ride all day long getting on and off whenever. In Arizona you might consider Canyon de Chelly Nat'l Park and Monument Valley Tribal Park. Then head into Utah for these national parks. May is a great time. Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches. Then head further north to Grand Teton Nat'l Park and Yellowstone. Then toward South Dakota. Three months is a perfect timeframe. Have a good one!
2gypsies 01/26/15 12:24pm Roads and Routes
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