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RE: Winter in Arizona - Tuscon to Phoenix corridor

Any particular reason why you want to be between Tucson and Phoenix? Keep in mind that the only major town in that area is Casa Grande and they get horrific dust storms because of all the cotton farming in the area. We were in one in December and driving it's the scariest thing you'll ever encounter. Semis plow right into one another and other vehicles. There are plenty of resorts in the greater Phoenix area and Tucson. I don't think I'd zero in on Phoenix itself but there's Mesa and Apache Junction to look at and they're all connected. The Phoenix area is huge but it's very easy to get around and there's so much to do there. Tucson is much smaller and a more laid-back western town.
2gypsies 09/01/14 10:27am Snowbirds
RE: Looking into class A purchase

We would also recommend you look at the online site for PPL Consignments. It's a good way to get a feel for the various manufacturers, floor plans and prices available.
2gypsies 09/01/14 09:58am Beginning RVing

...and for 13 posters to complain about the stupid CAPS....isn't that considered rude, too? What a welcome a new member received. Not one person has answered his question. Sorry I can't help but I'm not familiar with the trailer/truck issue but I had to read the post to see if I could help. The CAPS didn't bother me. :)
2gypsies 08/31/14 10:12pm Beginning RVing
RE: Anyone take adv of Brake Buddy old for new discount?

We've been extremely happy with our 10-year-old Brake Buddy and zero repairs. OP it sounds like a good deal!
2gypsies 08/31/14 10:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: great spot without a car?

Gulf Shores - if you all have bikes you can easily get around town and to the beautiful beach! If you have baskets, you can even grocery shop with your bikes.
2gypsies 08/31/14 04:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OK to visit Napa and/or Sonoma?

Our daughter lives in the area and there are no problems that would keep you away. Go for it! Sonoma - we've stayed at Sonoma County Fairgrounds. They take all kinds of RV discounts and have full hookups. Napa - Napa Valley Expo is the place to go - full hookups Have a great trip!
2gypsies 08/31/14 04:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mesa Verde for 1 day...what to see

Take one of the ranger-led dwelling tours and you'll get a real feel of the early dwellers of this area. Stop at the Visitor Center when you first enter the park to sign up. Try to be there early morning. Forget a bus tour.
2gypsies 08/31/14 04:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mail Forwarding and Home Base

We've used the Escapees RV Club for 18 years for our mail forwarding and they are great. They currently have a membership deal through October as part of their 35th year in business. Full-timers mainly, but not solely, are domiciled in Texas, Florida or South Dakota. If you need to purchase medical insurance South Dakota has some problems on that. You need a good PPO plan to travel and full-time. There is no one state to domicile that fits everyone. You need to do research on your tax issues, medical, registrations, etc. What may be good for one won't necessarily be good for you.
2gypsies 08/31/14 04:19pm Full-time RVing
RE: Manufactures & Subsidiaries.

Hi, I've never understood why Murphy beds don't get more use in RV's. It would seem a great way to have more living space in the day time. Granted, some folks can live with this floor plan and it's ideal for a solo traveler. It definitely would not work for us. All occupants would have to go to bed at the same time and wake nearly at the same time as you couldn't really make noise when someone is trying to sleep a few feet from the kitchen.
2gypsies 08/31/14 04:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Gotta Pay Before You Hike

When you enter the park you pay a fee, and when you camp you pay an additional fee. That is fair because only some camp. If Rim 2rim hikers pay that is fair because not everyone does that hike and it increases the manpower requirements of the NPS. I believe it is good user fee. jesseannie Excellent response! We've hiked but only one way -down- to the canyon floor where we picked up our rafting trip beginning. We trained for that hike DOWN. Even down it is very strenuous. On our way we saw folks going down holding only a small water bottle - no backpack for emergencies - no hiking shoes and toting young children. Those are the kinds of people that the rangers have to babysit and nurse back to health. We also hiked from the North Rim and saw a group coming up that had hiked from rim to rim. Some were puking from heat stroke and moaning. All were dragging their butts. These folks did not plan for that trip. Rangers spend a lot of time on that trail to look for medical issues. They are stationed at the bottom of the canyon for days in order to be part of rescue teams. I'm all for a charge for hiking rim to rim in the canyon.
2gypsies 08/31/14 04:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Getting ready for a trip.

I see that I'm going to have to invest in "camper clothes". That makes perfect sense to have at least a couple of changes that live in the RV. Definitely don't go out and buy clothes for camping. Just do some closet cleaning! Take along clothes that are older or that you rarely use. This even goes for underwear :E , night wear, sweatshirts and even older jackets if you have better ones for at home. Take your old stuff and leave it. You don't have to dress up to go camping. Save that shopping trip for new clothes for your closet at home after transferring your old clothes to the RV.
2gypsies 08/31/14 03:43pm Beginning RVing
RE: Comparing RV's Question

I just posted this in another forum where the OP was asking the difference between a 5th wheel and motorhome for boondocking. You're asking about 'campgrounds' rather than RV parks, I believe. 'Campgrounds' as in state parks? If so, you would easily be able to take a motorhome to state parks, Corp of Engineers parks, most national parks and out West, a lot of forest service campgrounds. Absolutely no problem if you do you research on the campground. We've done a lot in the eastern and western states at 'campgrounds'. Someone here just posted that you need a pop up to boondock. This is absolute.y not true. You can easily take a motorhome boondocking and here's our take on it: From our experience, yes you can boondock in gorgeous places with a motorhome. We do it all the time with our 40' motorhome. We've never tried real boondocking (staying at WalMarts is not boondocking) east of the Mississippi because we now love the West. We've done a lot in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Idaho and really, just about all the western states - even California. We start off by consulting the Benchmark gazeteers for planning. They are available online and sometimes in major book stores, national parks and other places. They are published for only the western states and one book for each state. Therefore, the maps are large and easy to read. Public lands are marked clearly on them as are good, wide gravel roads. We have found that most of the roads printed on the maps are good gravel roads as opposed to using a forest service map which includes narrow two-tracks. A real plus with a motorhome vs a 5th wheel is that if we haven't been on those roads previously and are unsure, we'll drive to the area, disconnect the Jeep and scout out before driving the motorhome onto the road. (We also do this for national forest campgrounds, national parks, etc. We scout first.) Naturally, we wouldn't take the motorhome on a high clearance road or on a narrow twisty road but good gravel roads are just fine. In the West you'll have lots of choices without getting into thick forests. We love open views and find great places overlooking a small lake or stream. We've done the Quartzsite, AZ thing often but only to meet up with friends. To us, that's not boondocking. That's parking with thousands of others. We've stayed at national wildlife refuges, fisherman's access sites, in national forests, on BLM land and in regular campgrounds including most of the major national parks. The only thing I cannot stress enough is to do your research. We have honestly never been turned away from a place because we couldn't fit. We haven't received any damage to our motorhome by boondocking and haven't gotten into 'tough spots'. The only damage we've ever had was received the first year we bought the motorhome and it was in a private RV park with boulders edging the site including at the edge of the site/road where we had to make our turn. We learned our lesson on that one. Seventeen years later and plenty of 'off-roading' with the motorhome and no more damage. It can be done!
2gypsies 08/31/14 03:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: Florida cracking down on out of State plates ?

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2gypsies 08/31/14 02:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Florida cracking down on out of State plates ?

Here's an article from a south Florida newspaper on why they're doing it. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-08-03/news/fl-palm-license-plate-cameras-20130803_1_plate-data-license-plate-cameras
2gypsies 08/31/14 02:25pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Another Question

Fresh 105; Grey 65; Black 45 = 15 days - 2 people; no dumping on ground
2gypsies 08/28/14 10:47pm Full-time RVing
RE: ESCAPEES... How many people are covered?

PawPaw and Gram: Thanks for pointing out the over 3 people charge. Guess we never noticed the extra charges because we do the basic.
2gypsies 08/28/14 06:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dead Horse State Park - Utah (Moab Area)

Dead Horse Point is a favorite of ours whenever in the area. The views are awesome!
2gypsies 08/28/14 06:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Emails from RVParkReviews.com

Got our email today.
2gypsies 08/28/14 06:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Park near Four a Corners

McPhee Reservoir in Cortez is a pleasant place to stay. However, the 'Monument' isn't that impressive - to us, anyway. I wouldn't go out of your way for it.
2gypsies 08/28/14 06:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Map on your dining table?

I wouldn't apply it permanently unless you plan to replace the table when you sell it. Not everyone would like the idea. You could just find your map to fit the table and take it to have it professionally laminated. Then use it as a placemat. It wouldn't break and it's not permanent. Or just make laminated placemats of maps of some of your favorite areas and rotate them.
2gypsies 08/28/14 06:00pm General RVing Issues
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