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RE: The ideal GPS route

What the OP needs is a routing software program where you can put in the route that YOU want to go, not the one that the GPS wants. We use DeLorme on our computer before the trip and we also stay off interstates so we map scenic roads. We're in the West most of the time so we also use the Benchmark series of gazeteers which are excellent map for the back country. They show public lands and campgrounds and many scenic roads that typical U.S. map books don't show. These are gazeteers for each individual state and they're very easy to read. Then the map is transferred to the Garmin which the driver uses.
2gypsies 08/19/14 03:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do Ice Cubes in the Black Tank Really Work?

For those who says it works, how do you know? Can you see inside your tank? Quite possibly just using plenty of water would work the same. That's what we used in 16 years of full-timing. No problems.
2gypsies 08/19/14 03:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Rabies confirmed in Olympic Peninsula, Wa. bat

This happens across the country with bats, along with ground squirrels and chipmunks that everybody seems to want to feed by hand and other ground rodents that folks seem to gravitate to feeding. We just cringe when we see people in a park gathered around to feed the critters. Many diseases are carried by these rodents. One of our volunteer 'jobs' was to stand at a popular area in a national park where there was a lot of feeding to keep folks from feeding them because there were instances of people getting bit. There were plenty of sign around but as always, folks don't think it applies to them.
2gypsies 08/19/14 03:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Buying a Class A coach in Texas

We've bought in other states and registered in a different one. Both the buyer and the seller need to do certain paperwork. Your seller should take care of everything on his end and you should contact your DMV and your insurance company for information on what is needed to complete the transaction and drive your vehicle to your home state. It shouldn't be this complicated for you. People do it all the time but no two states are alike. Good luck!
2gypsies 08/19/14 02:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam Campground Directory—To Big

Woodalls is now incorporated in the HUGE Good Sam Directory. There is no Woodalls directory. I vote for 2 books.
2gypsies 08/19/14 02:40pm Good Sam Club
RE: Flagstaff, AZ to Cortez, CO

So....are you taking your friends to ride your fun highway - 550 from Durango? We were just on it a few weeks ago but the weather didn't cooperate and it was gloomy and rainy.
2gypsies 08/18/14 04:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Another Yellowstone Death

We volunteered at some national parks and it's amazing the dangerous things people do. One I'll never forget was witnessing a father and 9 year old son boulder hopping in a deep fast moving river. The boy fell in and a search went on for hours. He was found a short distance of where he fell in, pinned against a boulder under water. I'll never forget the father's first comment after it happened, "I killed my son". Folks really need to read signs and written warnings and use common sense. They go wild in national parks thinking it's a playground and we've seen many children running down trails and off trails without parent supervision. Grand Canyon Nat'l Park is another where people do dangerous things by standing at the edge for the right picture. The canyon rock is very fragile and will crumble easily and down you go. We saw a group of foreign visitors actually getting off the tour bus at Bright Angel Trail and running down the trail in dress shoes when the trail was still icy. They were so dumb and so lucky. Please be careful out there.
2gypsies 08/18/14 04:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Financing Survey

Paid cash.
2gypsies 08/18/14 03:54pm Beginning RVing
RE: Good Sam Campground Directory—To Big

Not everyone has an i-phone or android!
2gypsies 08/15/14 09:01pm Good Sam Club
RE: Renting an RV?

Of course a gas motorhome can travel cross-country. In fact, that might be a good option for your first one to really see how you like RVing. Here's a good consignment site in Houston, Texas where you can compare what kind of RVs are out there and their cost. PPL Motorhomes - Houston
2gypsies 08/14/14 08:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Flagstaff, AZ to Cortez, CO

As far as scenery, 491 is flat, straight and boring compared to 89 and 160. You do have a view of Shiprock off in the distance though.
2gypsies 08/14/14 11:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Campfire ban in all WA state parks

"In all my years of camping in developed campgrounds with fire pits, I have yet to hear of any forest fires starting from them (except for careless people not following common sense with the fires). ...and that one person can cause a huge fire. A couple years ago we were in a national forest campground over Memorial weekend. On the last day when everyone was making a mad dash for home, we were sitting outside and all of the sudden the forest floor (pine needles) was ablaze and coming our way because of the wind direction. We called 911 and quickly bagan packing. As we were pulling out the fire trucks began arriving. We followed it on the news. It took four days to contain the fast-moving fire. A camper had not fully extinguished his fire, sparks from a log flew into the pine needles and the campground, along with other nearby campgrounds were closed for two months. The fire quickly traveled up and over hills. A fire is not put out unless you dump a couple buckets of water on it, stir it up and cannot feel any heat whatsoever. We've volunteered for parks and when campers leave we clean up the sites. Very few campers really put out their fire. That also goes for when they leave the campground to go fishing, siteseeing, etc. Put the fire out - completely. We've been called upon often for unattended fires. People think the fire will stay in the firepit. It won't.
2gypsies 08/14/14 11:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Alaska Ferry Question

Don't fill your freezer full and pre-freeze 3 water jugs. Put 2 in the refrigerator at the start of the trip and leave one in the freezer. Group all your foods tight together with the water jugs and try to cover the grouping with something - towels, etc.
2gypsies 08/13/14 08:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

SheltieRV: Thank you for the 'BEST OFs'. We didn't go this year but enjoyed reading your takes and agree with many of yours!
2gypsies 08/13/14 08:36pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Enjoying the Tucson summer {Monsoon}

Catalina typically has a flooding problem with heavy rains. Wondering how it was for this one. Glad AZ is getting some nice rain. We need it.
2gypsies 08/13/14 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: Renting an RV?

Since you've never RV'd before you might consider renting one for a weekend or two to see if you could really do it. For the money of rental you could stay in motels.
2gypsies 08/13/14 07:46pm Beginning RVing
RE: mail forwarding service

We've had mail forwarding for more than 16 years of full-timing through the Escapees RV Club for $85/year. They would send it out daily if we asked. We haven't had any problems with them and highly recommend them. They have so many customers that they have a fully automated mail room and their own zip code.
2gypsies 08/13/14 07:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Road runner campground

Yep...we need a city please.
2gypsies 08/13/14 11:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Festival, experience with camping there?

For the best experience and fun, stay at the Balloon Festival. All the nearby RV parks up to Santa Fe raise their prices during the festival. Then you have to deal with the traffic at the festival and lift-off is very early in the morning. Staying at the festival itself there will be no hassles for you and you can enjoy all day long and take naps when you want.
2gypsies 08/13/14 11:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendation on RV Park/Resort near Phoenix

I would highly recommend any of the Phoenix area Maricopa County parks since you will only be traveling for short periods of time. Also, Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction just east of Phoenix/Mesa is wonderful. All the parks have huge sites and electric. Lost Dutchman has some full-hookups as does Lake Pleasant County park. All have dump stations and water fill. Maricopa County Parks Lost Dutchman State Park
2gypsies 08/13/14 11:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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