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RE: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

Wow! Our Dutch Star motorhome is in the last picture on the far right....a great spot!!
2gypsies 10/21/14 07:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning a trip for next summer, looking for recomendations

Here's a site that might give you ideas: Lake Michigan Circle Tour
2gypsies 10/21/14 07:10pm General RVing Issues
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

Good luck trying to find a flip phone any more! Consumer Cellular has them. I dumped ATT and used my flip phone. Got 3X the minutes ATT was giving me. 1200 minutes now for $29.95 or 600 min. for $19.99. I can add the data plan when I need it. I have no need for a smart phone and like the convenience of the flip. I can't believe how much people on this thread are paying for phone service with all the new unlimited plans available from about $45.Phone service is cheap, data plans are not. I'm still waiting to find out from Jaraxle who offers this unlimited data plan for $45/month. I'd be all over that in a heartbeat. But methinks he's all wet, and very much mistaken about it being a data plan. Jaraxle answered this on 10/19: Virgin Mobile from Target. :)
2gypsies 10/20/14 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We went several years ago, and dry camped. We went in with full fresh and empty black/gray tanks, we stayed for 4 nights. We faced the landing field, even helped a balloon by grabbing ropes to secure it. Great time. If you are set up to dry camp, don't worry about what type of site you can get - whatever is available and whatever your budget can handle. We did arrive the day before the fiesta started, and VERY glad we did - the check in lines on opening day were massive!!! We used the free shuttle bus to get to the launch field. If you can squeeze in a day or two beyond the weekend, try to do that. There are day(s) that the weather prevents launches. X2. We stayed 12 nights in this spot and signed up to crew. By doing so we got free entry passes for the whole time - day and night. We also got a free 1-1/2 hr. ride by our pilot. The Fiesta is weather-dependent so you never know what days will be cancelled so stay as long as you can. This year it was too windy on the last day - Sunday and there were many disappointed folks who were only there for that day.
2gypsies 10/20/14 07:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another Yellowstone question

Yellowstone is big, big, big. Seven days would be good for Yellowstone. But if you only have seven days for both and want full hookups I suggest Fishing Bridge RV Campground in Yellowstone for four days and then three days in Colter Bay RV Campground in Grand Tetons National Park. One goes to Yellowstone for the scenery and wildlife viewing. Not necessarily for a great camping experience. Have a great trip. We'd highly recommended the above, also. In addition, if you move between the two parks during one week, you could easily do without hookups for 3-4 days at each park. You'd have many more choices that way. We'd also recommend you stay IN the parks themselves for the best experience and shorter drives. The parks are huge. Any of the campgrounds within the park are great unless you want a 5* resort. Besides, the parks should be your experience, not the campground. You won't be in the campgrounds much anyway.
2gypsies 10/20/14 07:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

If you're hikers your best bet is Glacier or Moraine campground. There are some beautiful hikes in the area. The west side of the park is quieter but not as much hiking and as stated, the beetle kill has destroyed the forests. Have a great trip!
2gypsies 10/19/14 09:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cost of staying connected.......

When we began full-timing 18 years ago we had no cell phone, no internet. Today we have a cell phone that we rarely carry with us, 5gb internet and never watch TV. We do outside activities or read. Pretty boring, huh?
2gypsies 10/19/14 08:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds in Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach is within hand-holding distance to Gulf State Park. That's the place for you! :)
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: How you heatin?

We've used a catalytic propane heater for the past 16 years. It provides constant even heat without the furnace turning on and off. There's no sound to it and it's very economical compared to the furnace.
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:41pm Full-time RVing
RE: Exit Stratagy

We have been traveling around the country looking for areas we enjoy. We spent the last 20 years in Florida, but it's really not for us anymore. We'll pick up a piece of property in the next year or two. Then, in the next ten or twelve years when we want to stay put more, we can build a small house and put an RV pad on it so our camping friends can come visit. I'd highly advise that you don't buy property until you've traveled the country more in the next ten years. Just like Florida for you, the place you choose might not be where you'd like to settle after 10 years of traveling. We lived in Michigan and would have never guessed that we'd choose Arizona as our final spot.
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:38pm Full-time RVing
RE: Another reason NOT to use the "Water Thief"

Don't know what all the fuse is about following a posted rule/restriction. Anyone on the road RV'ing any length of time HAS seen people who just don't get it about being safe about fresh water. From sticking a hose up into a black tank and then turning around and hooking it up to the water source at a CG site to filling up their fresh tank with the hose at the dump station clearly marked NOT potable. Most rules and regulations are MADE because of people who don't know, don't care or just choose not to follow the rules. If a CG or park says not to do it just don't. Isn't any simpler than that. :R A BIG X2!! We've volunteered in many parks and can definitely see why so many rules NEED to be posted. Even so, there are folks that just don't seem to care.
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: Stuff to do while camping.

Take up Geocaching. It will take you to neat places you'd never dream of going. Even the grandkids would love it. There will probably be some hidden in your patch of woods or even in the nearby small town. Challenge your mind a little by doing a crossword puzzle. Prepare a poster foamboard the size of the finished puzzle and get about 4 cheap Dollar Store eating trays with a lip around the edge. You can then use the trays to sort your colors and move your project from the kitchen table to the bed while eating, etc. It works well.
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Replacing microwave/convection oven

We replaced ours with an exact fit from Home Depot - GE Profile Convection Oven. Good luck!
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:08pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Montana LLC

Here we go again. Don't you just love it when someone who doesn't even have a LLC knows all the answers and statistics and feels a need to reply? :)
2gypsies 10/13/14 05:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Fantasy Tours Albuquerque Balloon Fest

John, sorry you had such a rotten time with Fantasy Tours. Next time, do it on your own and I think you'll enjoy it more. We were there (& still are, tonight) for 12 nights. We signed up to crew (we're in our 70's) so we were on the field daily. We got a free balloon ride for 1-1/2 hours and other perks. We also got free entrance all day long and we were free to come and go. We had free shuttles from our motorhome door with very friendly school bus drivers. We dry camped and will last 12 days without dumping. However, there is a pump out service and a water fill service. We even got the morning paper delivered daily at our door - free. Yes, you have to time yourself for the traffic. There are 600 balloon pilots, their crew of 10 or so, and tens of thousands attending the Fiesta. We expected traffic. However, the roads were open both directions after the morning ascension until approximately 3:30. We were able to do local things and have a late lunch in a restaurant and therefore didn't need dinner. It didn't inconvenience us at all. We were with a group of 40 RVs with the Escapee Club members. We paid $275 for 12 nights which we thought was an awesome price. Your experience is why we would never do a tour for anything. Hope you return some day!
2gypsies 10/12/14 06:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Looking for the perfect place to winter

Bisbee is still a great place to visit in winter. Snow is rare. Put on a jacket and explore. However, staying there in the winter would not be for us.
2gypsies 10/11/14 06:13pm Snowbirds
RE: To toad or not to toad, that is the question

You didn't say what size RV you have. If it's small that you could maneuver in parking lots easily than no, you don't need a toad. Any bigger one - definitely, yes. If you take a toad then leave the bikes at home. Distances are just too great on the trip to bike - unless it's within a town.
2gypsies 10/11/14 06:10pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: What is consider Full Timing to those that full time?

RV = recreational vehicle
2gypsies 10/11/14 05:57pm Full-time RVing
RE: First Rving Fall/Winter long Trip

Deming can get cold at night but mainly in Dec/Jan. How long will you be staying? I would fill the fresh water tank and run off of it rather than putting a hose out. Also, don't put out your dump hose until you need to dump then store it again. They crack easily. Other than that you should be o.k. It does warm up during the day. Have a good trip!
2gypsies 10/11/14 05:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Overwhelmed with choices of motorhomes

Personally, we wouldn't rule out a non-fiberglass roof. They are just fine if buying a new RV. It's the care the previous owner took of it if buying used. If they are kept clean and free of mildew they are just fine. We had a 5th wheel with one for 8 years with no problems.
2gypsies 10/11/14 05:21pm Class A Motorhomes
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