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RE: From Indiana to Yellowstone

Yep...I missed the gist of your post.
2gypsies 11/25/15 09:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: How cold can I go?

Don't open your slides and you'll stay warmer. Go to Home Depot and get some foil insulation for windows, especially the big front window. To avoid excess humidity in the MH don't take long showers. Run water at a minimum. Move your mattress out from the wall a few inches during the day to let it air out. Sleeping will cause humidity on the wall and hence, the mattress. Have fun!
2gypsies 11/25/15 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: What are your priorities?

cheteckie: Where did you settle on for Arizona? We will be in the Tucson area n a couple of weeks. Tucson has had gorgeous weather but today is windy. It always returns to gorgeous though. :) Enjoy your stay. Take a day trip over to Benson and tour Kartchner Caverns, Tombstone and Bisbee. The mine tour in Bisbee is a neat experience given by former miners.
2gypsies 11/25/15 01:35pm Snowbirds
RE: From Indiana to Yellowstone

We are in the early stages of planning our trip out west next year. Will be in a 38ft gas Motorhome, my main concern is driving thru Yellowstone to get to our destination, which is West Yellowstone. Should we go thru the park or up North around it and then drop back down to W. Yellowstone? Thanks for the answers and ideas. Brent Not going to get into any argument from me - If it were me and I was going to West Yellowstone, I'd drive through - If I were going to the Tetons, I'd Drive Through - if I was going to Jackson, I'd Drive through - If I was going to Glacier, I'd Drive Through - If I were going to Reno, I'd Drive through - If I was going to Flaming Gorge, I'd Drive Through - If I was going to Salt Lake City, I'd Drive Through - If I was going to Dinosaur NM, I'd Drive Through. I think you might be getting the Idea - If I am anywhere close, I'd Drive Through. So suffice it for me to say - Drive Through Yellowstone - never miss the chance............. JMHO, You wouldn't be driving through Glacier with your motorhome. You're much too long. :)
2gypsies 11/25/15 01:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip Planning: The Perfect Family Trip 2016!

To the OP - This is an old thread and only those who replied or subscribed to it in the past see it. You must be using an interface I'm unfamiliar with. For those of us viewing the forum with an ordinary web browser, this thread shows up for everybody who looks at Active Topics anytime there is a new post, and Campgrounds and Attractions all the time. But it's true that an old title might make people think there is nothing new, here :). I use the 'Newest' since my last viewing and any new posts or replies by anyone come up. It makes for fast scanning of posts I want to open. You don't have to 'subscribe' to this post at all and you don't have to 'reply' to this post to see any new posts by anyone else. Try it. I think you'll like this easy way to view only new posts/replies. You do have to be 'logged in' to your username/password to see any new posts/replies.
2gypsies 11/25/15 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: From Indiana to Yellowstone

Don't go out of your way. You can easily drive right through. Even if it might be slower it will give you an added chance to see more critters. We drove through one time when the rangers were on horseback herding the bison to another part of the park. They rode right next to us which was neat and it was fun watching them wrangle in a wandering bison. As mentioned, definitely include Grand Teton Nat'l Park in your stay. They're right next to each other. If you hit the Teton first from the south it's an easy shot north through Yellowstone to West Yellowstone. The Tetons have a couple huge 300-site dry campgrounds and we've always gotten a spot without reservations. Gros Ventre is our favorite. There also a full hookup in the park called Colter RV. Have a great trip! We've been to both often and never tire of them.
2gypsies 11/24/15 08:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Towing a towed and a boat behind mh

Even if it were legal I'd hate to pull a set-up like that. Plan on having a huge fuel tank on the RV. Pulling into fuel stations would be a nightmare. Oh, and construction areas where they have you weaving in and out of the orange cones. Also, if a breakdown or flat you'd have to disconnect the whole train. Yikes! Not relaxing at all.
2gypsies 11/24/15 07:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6 people killed in Texas campsite attack

Isn't there a rule about posting religious posts? Way past time for this one to close.
2gypsies 11/24/15 07:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: finding laundromats?

We never had a problem finding laundries in small towns near our boondocking spots. We did 2 weeks worth at a time and don't have to think about it for a while. We'd much prefer a town laundry than a RV park's - better choice of washer size and better washers.
2gypsies 11/24/15 07:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV camping

Are there things to do outside the campground? Going to the same place might get boring that would be my concern with a teen. Exploring new areas would keep their interest....maybe. :)
2gypsies 11/24/15 07:35pm Beginning RVing
RE: If you had to buy again today...

Once thing to consider is what kind of RVing do you plan on doing? We love public parks - national parks, national forests, state parks, Corp of Engineers, county and city parks. They are always our first choice. We had no problem during our 16 years of full-timing getting into those parks with our 40' motorhome. However, we purposely chose one with only two slideouts. All of the public parks have trees and trying to fit the slides among the trees at the site could be a challenge, especially if you have slides on both sides of the RV. Ours were on the same side - driver's side, and it was easy to park placing the slides.
2gypsies 11/24/15 07:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Real cost of full timing

I have reconsidered work camping and would be open to it a few times a year when I need to slow down, but will probably consider it as a last resort measure only. Some RV parks and campgrounds where folks purchase the site for exclusive use hire full timers, give them free space while working there, and pay a nominal hourly wage. You can live for almost free usually as the pay is often enough to cover food. And as others have indicated there can be lots of exploring on the days off. It helps your money stretch and is rarely looked at as 'work'. And if you can't stand it, quit. You have nothing to lose, a real win win situation. Keep in mind that workamping for money is a job. Volunteering for your campsite is fun. :) and they treat you like a king because they really need you.
2gypsies 11/24/15 11:45am Full-time RVing
RE: Appointments

We found that we wintered in one state so we established doctors there. Never paid a new patient fee and it was easy to find a good doc. Dentists - we've gone just across the border to Mexico if we're nearby. Otherwise, it's easy to find one while traveling in an emergency. We've also used doctors as we've traveled in an emergency - even in Canada where we found an awesome caring one - even called later as we continued our journey to see how I was doing. With all the new insurance stuff in the past couple years it might not be as easy but don't know. We're on Medicare and have a supplement so no problem for us. I feel sorry for the younger full-timers that have to purchase their insurance with all the new restrictions.
2gypsies 11/24/15 11:42am Full-time RVing
RE: "fridge brace" beware!

If things tip over, shop more and fill it up! :) We never had a problem in 16 years of constant travel...much on gravel roads to our boondocking spot!
2gypsies 11/24/15 11:01am Beginning RVing
RE: If you had to buy again today...

If we were to full-time again, we'd buy big. Our 40' MH was perfect. For vacations or weekends - smaller - probably in the 30' range.
2gypsies 11/24/15 10:54am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Real cost of full timing

You definitely can't base health insurance in any of your planning right now. Look at all the changes in the past two years and lots of increases if you have to buy your own. Full-timers now who are not on Medicare are really running into lots of problems. You just don't know what the future will hold in that respect, unfortunately. This doesn't mean that you have to give up your dream of full-timing. I'd just recommend that you save as much as you can now and not be in any kind of debt when you begin full-timing. You state you want to travel a decade. Are you planning to let your house sit during that time or rent it out? The house will need care during that time so that will be another added expense. Full-timing is an awesome experience and lifestyle. We hope you can do it but I think all of us are trying to bring up things that perhaps you haven't thought about so there are no surprises. Also keep in mind that volunteering in the national or state parks is a great thing. It gives you purpose and you'll know that it really does help out. The parks are so appreciative. It will also give you a free campsite. How many folks can say they've actually lived in Yellowstone? It's not like a 'job'. Don't rule it out for a couple months a year. It gives you a chance to really explore the park and the surrounding area. We loved doing it occasionally. There are many different opportunities if you don't want to be camp host. If you're mechanically-minded or a photographer or would enjoy interpretative gigs, the positions are out there. We specialized in giving lighthouse tours in different places - a fun gig. :)
2gypsies 11/23/15 09:58pm Full-time RVing
RE: Driveable vs towable for x country trip

We've had all three - trailer, 5th wheel and Class A. The A is tops in every way.
2gypsies 11/23/15 09:54pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Newbie needing advice

You mentioned a tent...for you or for the dog? Keep in mind that in summer you're going to experience some high temperatures (100 deg), including Zion and Arches. Another idea to keep the kids interested in the future trip is to get a poster of a U.S. map and let them pinpoint the stops you plan to make. Highlight the route with a marker. Let them research on other things to see along your route.
2gypsies 11/23/15 09:39pm Beginning RVing
RE: Bucket list?

dapperdan: I also recommend you take that drive to Alaska. You won't regret it!!
2gypsies 11/23/15 04:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quality control issues-curiosity

If you are still interested, take a different approach. Find a USED motorhome from a quality manufacturer. Buy it from the original owner, not a dealer. I agree. There are some quality manufacturers out there and there are owners who take painstaking care of their RVs. Buy one of those and you'll be satisfied. We were with our Newmar!
2gypsies 11/23/15 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
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