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RE: to toad or not how about you?

If you want to talk about a "minority" start counting the number of sites that will accommodate a 60'+ rig.... especially in the National and State parks. Sorry to get into this conversation between the two of you but just to give you an idea that the shoe doesn't fit all: 95% of our RVing full-time for 16 years were stays in public parks or boondocking miles from paved roads with our 40' motorhome and towed Jeep. Just to give you an idea of SOME of the places where we stayed and without reservations: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, every single state park in Arizona, numerous forest service campgrounds - even in California, Denali Nat'l Park, Alaska and public parks in Alaska, Yukon, Canada and boondocking, forest service campgrounds between Payson and Greer in Arizona, Roosevelt Lake AZ forest campgrounds, numerous BLM campground throughout the West, Corps of Engineers parks and state parks in the Midwest and south areas, etc. etc. There are places for big rigs everywhere. We can't stand private RV parks and in campgrounds, backins are much preferred than pull-throughs. To the OP: Taking an economical towed vehicle with you will give you more enjoyment in seeing things and parking. I guess it all depends on how you will travel and what kind of places you're interested in going and siteseeing. Everyone is different, for sure.
2gypsies 03/06/15 11:53am General RVing Issues
RE: No more debate about inspections in Texas!

Here's an excerpt from the above mentioned Texas site: Special Circumstances Out of State Motorists If your vehicle is out of state and you are unable to complete a Texas vehicle inspection in order to renew your registration, you will be able to self-certify that the vehicle is out of state and will be permitted to register. The self-certification process will be limited to: •Active duty military •Full-time students •Seasonal Texans, RV’ers •Apportioned vehicles •Elected Congressional officials You will be able to renew your registration using self-certification online, by mail or in-person. Please contact your county tax office for more information about their requirements for out-of-state registration renewal. To find the contact information for your county of residence, please visit the TxDMV website. If you renew your vehicle registration using the out-of-state self-certification option, a remark will be placed on your vehicle record indicating that an inspection is still due. Once you return to the state, you must complete a Texas vehicle inspection within three days of arrival at your home, duty station, or destination. It is very important that you keep the VIR issued after completing your inspection in case you are stopped by law enforcement before the remark is removed from your vehicle record, which takes about 48 hours. The remark will only be removed upon payment of the state’s portion of the inspection fee and verification of a current, passing inspection.
2gypsies 03/06/15 11:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Do You Tow A GM Vehicle 4 Down

Chevy Equinox; GMC Terrain
2gypsies 03/06/15 11:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Canadian Currency

I'd advise that you stop at a Canadian bank as soon as you cross from the lower 48 and get some Canadian cash. You'll get the best exchange there. It will be very useful for small items such as staying at Provincial or Yukon campgrounds (highly recommended), laundry, and even for your deposit for the grocery cart, etc. :) When you near the end of your trip use any excess for a meal or whatever.
2gypsies 03/05/15 11:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: las cruces to carlsbad

You won't see any bats at Carlsbad in March. :) Be sure to rent a 'wand' at the entrance. It will give a nice narrative when approaching something special.
2gypsies 03/05/15 11:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone National Park 5 day Itinerary suggestions

Explore this official Yellowstone Nat'l Park web site for lots of good information on what to do and maps. Yellowstone - What To Do? By the way...all the national parks have a web site like this. :)
2gypsies 03/05/15 11:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: No more debate about inspections in Texas!

For full-timers who are traveling out of state there's no need to return to Texas for the inspection. You're only required to have the inspection after returning to Texas within three days. All this information has been discussed in the forums for many months now.
2gypsies 03/05/15 11:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cathedral Rock

How big is your RV? Evidently you aren't towing a car? If I remember correctly, there is a fairly large parking lot for Cathedral and a small RV could fit. You might try Googling the Sedona Visitor Center phone number and perhaps they can help.
2gypsies 03/05/15 10:56pm Beginning RVing
RE: RVing versus hotels for a trip out west fromVA

We just came back from a month long trip and I think that my #1 squeeze felt cramped as we stayed most of the month in 1 spot. ...but this trip is much different. Would she have felt any different if that one month was in a motel? It would have probably been worse. You'll be traveling constantly on this trip and to beautiful places. Here's another vote for taking the RV. If she wants to stay in a motel occasionally, then do it.
2gypsies 03/04/15 07:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roads within Yellowstone okay for towing travel trailer

From Glacier drive 191 to W. Yellowstone and on to Fishing Bridge. Towing your 26' RV through Yellowstone will be no problem. I'd advise to get to your campground and then begin touring. If you could knock off 1 day for the Badlands and add it to Yellowstone that would be advisable. Badlands is basically a drive-through park unless you do extensive hiking in the high heat. For the Tetons, we've always enjoyed Gros Ventre campground in the park.It doesn't accept reservations but there are 300 sites and rarely fills except on July 4 weekend. If you can get there by mid-afternoon you'll get a site. Nice open view sites with spaced trees and buffalo/moose roaming the campground. It's close to Jackson if you need a city fix or major grocery shopping. Definitely take the gentle float trip down the Snake River in the park. You just might see a moose in the water with you. We have! We love the Tetons and there are nice easy hikes to gorgeous places. Have a great trip!
2gypsies 03/04/15 04:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rocky Mountains / Estes Park area

Stay IN the park at Moraine or Glacier Basin campgrounds and you'll have beautiful views, easy access to awesome trails of every ability and length and nice ranger programs for the kids - and you, too. They are also close to Estes Park if you need a congested city fix. :)
2gypsies 03/04/15 04:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: USA Today Best State Park

We've been to six of them. Nice, but not the best in the country. Of these six our favorite was Valley of Fire.
2gypsies 03/04/15 04:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bisbee Arizona?

We really enjoyed the mine tour. Be aware that Bisbee is at a higher elevation therefore it will be very cool/cold at this time of year.
2gypsies 03/04/15 03:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fruita Campground, Capital Reef Nat'l Park

If you want to rely on the statement from this blog site that yes, there is electric in the bathrooms, here's the link: Capitol Reef, Fruita Campground Description If electric is really important to you, I would suggest you call the national park directly for an accurate answer. Have fun!
2gypsies 03/04/15 03:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sumas Border Crossing in Washington State

...and once you cross Sumas a very nice place to stop for a night or two is in Hope and Wild Rose RV. The little town is great and has large wood carvings lining their streets. It even has a Japanese Garden. We stocked up on perishables and meat and went to the bank to get $300 in Canadian which lasted our trip. We then headed north on 97 to begin the trip.
2gypsies 03/03/15 07:38pm Snowbirds
RE: Summer trip to AK from AZ

Why the second post? Both of them should have been in the "RVing in Canada and Alaska" section. I think he posted his second one here because he was told to in his other post. Why are you so grumpy? :) To the OP: Welcome to this forum and hopefully someone can help you. We crossed at Sumas, Washington but I would think any crossing would be o.k. if it's on your route. Once you cross into Canada you have options of different routes depending on what you want to see before even getting to the Alaskan Highway. Once you're on the Alaskan Highway there aren't a lot of choices. Many people drive up on the Alaskan and return on the Cassier for different scenery. We've done both and are glad we did. Definitely purchase the Milepost along with Mike and Terri Church's 'Alaskan Camping' book which includes Canada and the Yukon, also. It would also be worthwhile to purchase the TourSaver 2/1 Coupon Book. One glacier cruise will pay for the book and the glacier cruise is a must. It's usually an all-day tour. Have a great trip!
2gypsies 03/03/15 07:27pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: North to Alaska

We crossed the border at Sumas, Washington. It's not a busy place.
2gypsies 03/03/15 07:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How to establish residency in Alaksa

if you want to do residency in a state, move to that state, that is how you do it. If you're a full-time RVer you don't have to move to another state to declare residency. You don't have to own anything in that state. To begin with you need a legal address and mail service forwarding companies geared to full-timers will give you a street address unique to only you. Then you'll have a series of things to change over once you get that address such as driver's license, registrations, insurance, medical insurance, etc. Texas, South Dakota and Florida are the easiest states to do all that for full-time RVers. However, South Dakota has limited medical insurance if you're not on Medicare. You need medical insurance that will cover you as you travel. From Michigan, we chose Texas.
2gypsies 03/03/15 07:12pm Full-time RVing
RE: Time to prepare?

We made the decision and left in 3 months! Sold the house and everything in it. Full-timed for 16 years without a regret.
2gypsies 03/03/15 07:04pm Full-time RVing
RE: Sumas Border Crossing in Washington State

We found Sumas to be an excellent crossing for our 40'...and a fast one. Truckers use it. Your RV isn't any wider than ours I don't believe.
2gypsies 03/02/15 07:01pm Snowbirds
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