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RE: Big Bend NP

So sorry that I stated Cottonwood campground has reservations. I have changed that in my original post. Only the group campground has reservations. We've stayed at Cottonwood with no reservations. For the Rio Grande Village RV Park with hookups, here is where you can reserve: Rio Grande Village RV Park Reservations
2gypsies 04/29/16 02:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Slide-Outs @ Walmart

I don't know who wrote the imaginary rule about no slides at Wallyworld. ..You can always ask the manager of the store your at.Escapees wrote imaginary rules about being a respectful WM camper. The couple of times I've asked a manager, they appeared irritated that I would bother them with this stuff. So, I just show up, find where other RVs are, and call it good. If I have any questions at all, I'll find the security patrol. That's their job, not the manager's. This is a well-known 'Suggestion' not a 'Rule' recommended by the RV industry, in general. It is not a sole 'Escapees' thing. It's recommended by FMCA, Tiffin and many others. It's just common etiquette for using someone else's parking lot. WalMart Parking Etiquette Recommendations Also, on WalMarts own site this is their recommendation on asking first before you park. WalMart's Stance on Asking to Park
2gypsies 04/29/16 02:46pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Oregon Holiday

Also, you might have a different idea as to what the 'Gorge' is. You'll basically be driving the interstate along the river. It's the same view for many miles. It's not at the bottom of a deep mountainous area. To me, it's not what I would call a 'Gorge'. Just driving along it might be enough for you. It was for us. I think you'll enjoy the coastal Hwy 101 drive much better.
2gypsies 04/29/16 02:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What to buy in a 40'-45' with tag ?

If you haven't seen it yet, here's a list of Newmar dealers. http://www.newmarcorp.com/resources/dealer-locator/ As full-timers we didn't care where we bought because we'd probably never return as we traveled the country. We never had an issue getting service anywhere we were. Of course, being Newmar, we rarely needed it. :).... except for routine maintenance and you can get that done anywhere you travel. Good luck!
2gypsies 04/29/16 02:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Macerator hair

... and some folks are obsessed about their sewer hose getting immaculate. :) Think of what they'd do if they had to deal with a macerator and keep it clean. LOL
2gypsies 04/29/16 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Holiday weekend camping

Not just the weekend. For many public parks with a 14-day stay limit, folks will book the 14 days with the weekend they want at the end of that period, blocking availability for a couple of weeks on a site they'll occupy for 3-4 days. Having that weekend for them is worth paying $150-200 to hold a camp site they are not using. They even do this for unreservable sites, come out a couple weeks ahead, pay for the two weeks, put up a play tent to "occupy" the site until they are ready to come use it. If you want to go RVing on holiday weekends, you'll need to learn how the game is played in your area. ....and there are many public parks that are finally wising up to this terrible, selfish practice and are not allowing it. Their new rule is that you must occupy the site the first and subsequent night and some won't hold your reservation past noon of the next day. That's when we've gotten nice sites without having reservations - when people don't show. There are definitely ways to not be left out on holiday weekends. - do you really have to go to a specific place? There are many parks available that you can easily get a site. - don't go to a place that has 'water activities'. Stay away from rivers, lakes and even pools.... unless those are an absolute 'must' for you and then you'll just have to deal with trying to get a site. - find someplace new to explore We full-timed for 16 years so we've survived many holidays and not just the 3-day ones. Also, we rarely make reservations except if we really need to be at a certain place at a certain time, such as visiting the kids. We always got a nice quiet site somewhere on the holidays. It can be done. :)
2gypsies 04/29/16 01:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slide-Outs @ Walmart

Go to the side and put it out over the grass area. While close to the lawn you can fertilize it before leaving. Sure hope you're kidding. It's behavior like that that will close down WalMart's generosity.
2gypsies 04/28/16 09:41pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Wisconsin to Alaska

You'll have no time for siteseeing and just plan on very long days. As stated, many sections are very slow-going.
2gypsies 04/28/16 09:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Holiday

I'd recommend for Hwy 101 along the coast is to pick three state parks to stay: one near Astoria, one around Florence and one on the south end. It's a lot easier to see the areas inbetween and less driving. The state parks are great. There can be a lot of noise along the Columbia River - train and interstate.
2gypsies 04/28/16 09:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier park Montana

ORbiker: No, you will not fit a 42' 5'er in Glacier RV Park. It's for smaller rigs.
2gypsies 04/28/16 09:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend NP

As many said you can not get your rig into any other campground INSIDE the park except the Rio Grand Campground. The campgrounds in Big Bend they could fit their RV are: Rio Grande Village RV with hookups - Some reservable Rio Grande Village campground - dry camping - Some reservable Cottonwood campground (lovely) - dry camping but no generators allowed. No reservations except for the group campground The other campground in the park is Chisos Basin with a 24' motorhome restriction and a 20' trailer restriction due to the narrow winding road. Some are reservable. We highly recommend staying in this huge park. Once inside you'd have a lot of space to cover. Staying outside the park - even if it were only a couple miles from the 'gate' is still a very long way to get to the main areas of the park. There is nothing at the 'gate'.
2gypsies 04/28/16 09:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Michigan's McLain St Park

Have you considered Fort Wilkins State Park at Copper Harbor? We like it a lot!
2gypsies 04/28/16 08:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mail Services

Thanks for all the info. 1ofmany, is the mail service part of the dues for Escapees or is it extra. I'll be looking at the other 2 services too, already found there websites. You have to be an Escapee member ($39.99/yr) to use the mail service. Here are the rates. We used category A for over 16 years with absolutely no problems. https://escapees.com/support/mail-service/mail-service-rates
2gypsies 04/28/16 08:55pm Full-time RVing
RE: camping clubs

Passport America has many more parks and it's been around longer. A couple of nights' stays will pay for the membership. You have to be flexible though as they have restrictions. It you have a 2-week vacation it might not work but if you're retired and have more time, it's a great savings.
2gypsies 04/28/16 08:47pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Keeping 5th Wheel cool in Texas sun

Can you move to shade? Otherwise the only thing you can do is keep the windows and skylights covered.
2gypsies 04/28/16 08:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: When does the fear stop?

Part of it could be because of the winds here in AZ - been getting hit by 12-15 MPH wind gusts all day combined with my first day of driving an RV. Also looks like the wind is going to follow me on my trip up north going into the 20MPH range. To make you feel better....I don't know where you were driving today in Arizona but the wind speeds were 20-30 mph and will continue tomorrow. You'll probably be getting the same enroute to California. When it gets that speed it's best to call it a day unless you really have to be somewhere. From what we saw today the semi trucks were even having a hard time keeping it straight. It is very dusty out there also so when you're driving in the California deserts slow it down and be aware that a dust storm can come up fast. If you happen to be driving in one get off the highway if you can and turn off your lights. Other vehicles will see your lights and plow into you thinking you're still driving. We've been in a couple with our 40' motorhome and it's an awful feeling when you can't see anything. Have a good trip. Hopefully, when the winds calm down you'll see that your RV is handling o.k.
2gypsies 04/28/16 08:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Glacier park Montana

Did not think about private CG's thanks for the suggestions. So if we want to tour the park we will need to take a tour bus correct? we do not have a towed vehicle. Here's the official park's website with lots of good information for you to read. It tells all about Going To The Sun Road. There is a vehicle restriction of 21' so your RV is too large to drive on it. There are free shuttle buses and you can get on and off on the way up. If you didn't want to do a tour, that's the way to go. Going to the Sun Road is the only place you can't take your RV. There are many other places on both sides of the park that you can drive. https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/gttsrfaq.htm Every national park and national monument has a web site with tons of information on things to do, road information, campground information, etc.
2gypsies 04/27/16 09:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Considering buying my first motorhome, and a little unsure

To give you a general idea, browse this site to see floorplans and what you can purchase within your budget. Note, you can click on motorhomes, 5th wheels, Class C's. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/classa/class-a-motorhomes.php Good luck finding the right one for you!
2gypsies 04/27/16 09:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: Awaiting the 2017's

Some of the floorplans are still not there! The two you mentioned are there.
2gypsies 04/27/16 09:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best roads between Palm Springs CA and Prescott AZ

#1 is an easy drive but longer. We've done this a few times. #2 You would want to take I-10 to Brenda and get on 60 to 71 to Congress. Take Skull Valley highway (I think it's 15) into Prescott. This skirts the 'big hill' on 89. It's also an easy drive. You will have an uphill at Yarnell but very doable. We've done it often. #2 Definitely do not take 89 all the way from Congress to Prescott. It's not for big rigs. Take Skull Valley. We take either one depending where we're coming from. Have a great trip!
2gypsies 04/27/16 09:08pm Class A Motorhomes
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