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RE: What to do within the week before 1st trip

Start making lists on your computer and before each trip print them out and it takes no thinking of what to do. Make a list for clothes, food, things to do to your house before you leave (hold mail, newspapers, take care of heat, air conditioner, water, etc.) With each trip build and refine your list and it will soon be very easy to prepare for a trip. For meals plan what you want to have; possibly premake some things and freeze them - makes it easy. Once you get a meal in your mind, think of what you'll need to prepare it. Gradually, keep duplicates in your RV ready to go. Pick them up cheaply at thrift shops, garage sales, etc. Since he just wants to throw the bag in and go, let him do it the first trip and he'll soon figure out what he forgot. He needs to make his own separate list. Good luck... and what you forgot there's probably a WalMart nearby.
2gypsies 05/16/17 09:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: National Park volunteers...

If you have a specific park in mind get in contact with the Volunteer Coordinator and just ask if there are any openings in the near future. A couple times we were just visiting the park and inquired. We were hired on the spot. That's how we got our gigs. We loved it!
2gypsies 05/16/17 09:23pm Workamping Forum
RE: First night as a full timer - Updated

You're traveling much too fast! We'd pick a couple states a season to explore thoroughly. You should see the highlighted routes of all colors in my paper atlas. Most states we've explored every secondary road.
2gypsies 05/16/17 12:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: Need Help On Trip to Hurricane, Utah

Get to Flagstaff, AZ - no problems. From Flagstaff take 89 north to Page, AZ and on to Kanab, Utah. Then head south on 89 a few miles to Fredonia, AZ. From Fredonia take AZ389 west which becomes UT59 and it takes you right into Hurricane. This is the easiest, shortest way with no major grades. It's also very scenic. Have a good trip!
2gypsies 05/16/17 12:38pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Darker exterior color cause higher temps inside?

If you're not going to be staying in extreme high temperatures I really don't think you should buy a MH based on color. Make sure the RV has suitable air conditioners for the size. Insulation is important as are double pane windows. There are many, many dark color RVs out there and you don't really hear complaints about keeping cool - unless in extreme temperatures. I wouldn't peg Michigan as an extreme state. :) We lived there. If you're planning the summer in Florida or Arizona, Utah, deserts then that's extreme.
2gypsies 05/16/17 12:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Ketchum to West Glacier

The key to using non-reservable campsites is to pull in on Monday to Thursday and be there by Noon or 1pm. It's definitely doable.
2gypsies 05/15/17 10:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Potential summer trip with kids

With a 5 year old and a 1-1/2 year old I think this is way too ambitious. It seems this trip is more for the adults rather than the children. Those Utah parks in summer will have 100+ degrees. Arches will have ongoing construction all summer so crowds will be large and travel through the park very slow. In that heat you'd want to begin your day no later than 8:00 am and quit touring by 11am. It's just way too hot for those little ones. Instead, visit with your friends in Colorado and then perhaps move to another spot in Colorado where it's much cooler. Find a place with a lake and beach or a small gentle river for the kids to play in the water - highly supervised, naturally. Find a petting zoo, or regular zoo, a small amusement park geared to the 5 year old and other child-size activities. They really wouldn't appreciate the national parks at that age. Having a 1-1/2 year old sitting in a car seat for more than 4 hours might be the limit without a lot of fussing, which is understandable. Perhaps even going up to Michigan along the lakes would be more enjoyable and you'd have a more relaxing vacation, too.
2gypsies 05/15/17 10:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Choosing a RV park in Williams AZ

Here are the temps from August 2016 - last year: http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/williams/arizona/united-states/usaz0264/2016/8
2gypsies 05/15/17 10:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where To Dump Black Water When Dry Camping

If you need a job there are plenty of opening in India picking up the human waste... but then you'll have a shorter life. http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/02/world/asia/india-waste-scavengers/
2gypsies 05/15/17 10:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Boondocking at Grand Grand Canyon - Suggestions please

The shuttle stops in Tusayan near 302. One thing though... the shuttle doesn't go as far as Desert View - the east end - and it's an interesting area. If you want to tour it then drive. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/tusayan-route-starts-march-1-2017.htm https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/shuttle-buses.htm
2gypsies 05/15/17 10:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Quality Motor Homes

Lazy Daze Class C units have aircraft grade aluminum panels for the exterior walls and roof. Aluminum does not delaminate. Yes, the appliances are pretty much the same as found elsewhere. IMO, the build quality is much better than the mass produced units. Back east we hear rumors that the Western deserts are rife with women living in Lazy Dazes. That's true of some single women RVers but certainly not all. We've seen singles driving most any size or type.
2gypsies 05/15/17 02:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Start looking for a boondocking site: eclipse (Aug 21 2017)

If anyone would like to volunteer and be right in the path, here's an opportunity for Aug. 18-22. It might be filled already though. "Non profit Community Center in Powell Butte, Oregon, is seeking a reliable, volunteer Camp Host, August 18 through 22, 2017. For more information and an application, please email events@pb-center.com Deadline for application is June 10, 2017. Thanks! Yes, only Friday thru Tuesday. We are hoping to open 20 self-contained RV spaces in the gravel parking lot of our community center for the eclipse weekend. Central Oregon is expecting ~ 600K people for this event and every spare piece of land is being used for dry camping sites. If we find a camp host, we will be able to do this, otherwise not. The host's space will, of course, be gratis. Since this is a fundraiser for our non profit Center, we are unable to compensate. There are no hookups, no dumping, no water, no electricity, etc. That's why we are not permitting tents and are requiring self-contained units only, and due to the volatile nature of our area for summer fires, we are not permitting open fires, fireworks, firearms, etc. Vehicles must park on the gravel, not out in the field. The area is rural, quiet, without much traffic or noise and there is a fire station on the south and one neighbor on the north. Contrary to some of the larger venues in Central Oregon who are having festivals, etc., we will not be having any activities at our site. Perhaps an ideal site for families or us older folks who like peace and quiet and don't want to be in the middle of a huge crowd. If you have an interest, email events@pb-center.com and I can email you an application form."
2gypsies 05/15/17 01:23pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Route 9 Tunnels on Zion

With your 30' Motorhome you won't need a permit and it will be free to drive. The permit/fee is for larger RVs.Um, there are also limitations on vehicle width and height. What gets most RV's is the 7' 10" width restriction, as most are 8' or wider. You're correct.... get out the measuring tape.
2gypsies 05/15/17 01:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tioga Pass

Wouldn't it be funny if Going to the Sun Road (Glacier NP) opened prior to Tioga? :D Here's the road status at Glacier: https://www.nps.gov/applications/glac/roadstatus/roadstatus.cfm ... and on Crater Lake: https://www.nps.gov/crla/planyourvisit/conditions.htm ... and Yosemite: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/wroads.htm Wanna make any bets?
2gypsies 05/15/17 01:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bear away

We volunteered at Rocky Mountain Nat'l Park and on every picnic table there was a sign stating to not leave coolers or cooking stuff/food outside. Eat and put it away. Wouldn't you know that a camper left in the morning for an all-day siteseeing trip and left his cooler out. The ranger came by and took it in the ranger's office to be claimed. The camper came back after 10pm and knocked on our door asking what happened to his cooler. We explained the policy and that the ranger took it. The camper actually demanded that we call the ranger to bring his cooler back. We gave him the phone number. The next morning the camper packed up - with his cooler and a hefty fine. :)
2gypsies 05/15/17 12:57pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Using golf carts around RV parks

You might explore the western boondocking spots thoroughly before visiting. I would say they will be accessed via gravel roads - sometimes rough and mostly dusty..
2gypsies 05/15/17 12:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Lewis and Clark National Historic Park

We haven't but I would think it would be a terrific experience. The town itself and the whole area is awesome to explore. Would you be doing interpretation duties?
2gypsies 05/15/17 12:30pm Workamping Forum
RE: New Tiffin policy

I don't know... a RV company that has 53 service bays and no appointments would scare me! They're anticipating a lot of repairs. http://www.tiffinmotorhomes.com/owners/service-center
2gypsies 05/15/17 12:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: AZ 98

98 is a good paved road but there are no services along it and very little traffic if that would bother you. It's only about 65 miles to Page. If you go over to 89 it would be about 120 miles.
2gypsies 05/14/17 11:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Parking for free at Camper World locations

Good luck parking any RV at the Tucson CW. There's not even enough parking to go in and shop. And if you park in an adjacent business, they'll have you towed. Agreed. That is such a strange CW and it's only a few years old. What were they thinking to have a RV facility with so little parking for vehicles and virtually none for RVs. I feel sorry for folks getting off the highway and really needing something and pull in and there's no place to go.
2gypsies 05/14/17 10:57pm Good Sam Club
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