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RE: Big Bend Campgrounds

Keep in mind that at Cottonwood generators are not allowed. If you can do without them, that would make a very nice 'second place'. It's a beautiful campground. Rio Grande Village campground (not the RV park) is also very pleasant. We've been to the park quite a few times and sometimes we stay in one campground; other times we've moved between the two. We had solar panels so didn't need the generator. From San Antonio you'd be coming in on Hwy 90. You'll take 385 to Panther Junction and then make your choice of campgrounds. Study the park map and see if one or two campgrounds would work for you. They are both about equal distance to Panther Junction. There's lots of hiking around the Panther Junction area and I'd say less at Rio Grande Village. You might want to go to Cottonwood first and stay until you think your battery power would be low and see the sites and some hiking around there, including a trip to Terlingua and hikes in Chisos Basin. Then move to Rio Grande Village and recharge your batteries during the move. You can also use generators at Rio Grande to charge back up. Here's the park map: https://www.nps.gov/bibe/planyourvisit/maps.htm
2gypsies 09/26/16 01:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Tetons Camping

CloudDriver nailed it! Gros Ventre has a more 'open' feel being able to see the mountains. Colter Bay you see nothing but thick forest and RVs around you. As stated, if your main reason for a stop is for boating and fishing then Colter Bay.
2gypsies 09/26/16 01:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: San Diego-Yellowstone-Crater Lake-Tahoe

From the town of West Yellowstone to Klamath Falls, OR is 800 miles. You have a few stopping options. Get to Idaho Falls, ID then Twin Falls, ID and on to I-84 then pick up Hwy 20 at Ontario, OR just beyond Boise and take it to Oregon Hwy 97. Head south and as stated a very nice state park is Collier Memorial at Chiloquin, Or. (electric) Or continue on to Crater Lake NP and stay in its campground (dry camping). Some stopping places would be: Three Island Crossing State Park, Glenns Ferry, ID - 318 miles leaving approx. 480 miles to go. Bruneau Dunes State Park, ID at Mountain Home, ID - 345 miles leaving 455 miles to Crater Lake area. Ambassador RV Park at Caldwell, ID just beyond Boise - 411 miles leaving 390 miles to go. Once you're on Hwy 20 there a nice place near Burns, OR called Crystal Crane Hot Springs (you could take a relaxing soak) - 565 miles leaving 245 miles to get to Crater Lake area. Here are a couple reviews of the first two parks: http://wheelingit.us/category/rv-park-ratings/id-rv-park-ratings/
2gypsies 09/26/16 01:19pm Beginning RVing
RE: Looking for a dishwashing soap with very few bubbles!

Hanko: Are you saying that men don't wash dishes? "this belongs on the womans forum " If you are, I have news for you. I think a man would be more likely to have this issue than a woman would. Hanko gives these kinds of answers at times. If he's not interested, why bother?
2gypsies 09/26/16 12:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Winnebago Adventurer Roof issues

I've seen this mentioned quite often. You might check in on a Winnebago owner's forum for some talk about it. Isn't Winnebago the one that has the 'drop on its roof' test in the factory?
2gypsies 09/26/16 12:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grand Tetons Camping

You'll get a site with no reservations at Gros Ventre (our favorite) or Colter Bay. Each one has 300 sites. July and August are the busiest months and we still got a site. Have fun planning the trip!
2gypsies 09/25/16 09:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Worth stopping in Yellowstone Park at end of October?

Here's the park's web site. Most roads will be closed around early November. If it's not too far out of your way and the weather reports look favorable, definitely go. West Yellowstone is open all year because that's where the snowmobile trips originate. Mammoth campground in the park is open year-round. Come prepared with full water tank and empty grey/black as the water might be turned off throughout the park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm
2gypsies 09/25/16 05:46pm Snowbirds
RE: California to Alaska

I just 'resurrected' the post that was started a couple months ago called "Roll Call Alaska 2017". You'll find it on this forum under 'RVing in Canada and Alaska'. Check on it often and you'll find folks adding to it all winter long. Also look at the very top of 'RVing in Canada and Alaska' and you'll see a 'Sticky' titled 'Helpful Ideas for Alaskan Travels' which will give you some hints. The ongoing post for this past summer's trip was titled 'Roll Call Alaska 2016' and it got 774 posts so you can be sure that the 'Roll Call Alaska 2017' will get just as much activity. That will be the place where you'll find lots of good information including from those that have already taken the trip and from those just inquiring. You'll have lots of good reading all winter long. :)
2gypsies 09/25/16 05:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

Just moving this to the top for use when the 'new group' begins thoughts....
2gypsies 09/25/16 05:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Determining city to city distance

All good if you want to go the way they tell you to go. We liked to travel the way WE want to go - secondary roads. Many times we've used the finger method on a paper map 1" == 15 miles or whatever. :) Otherwise we use the Delorme mapping program which, unfortunately, is not being updated anymore. However, roads don't change much so it'll still be usable for us.
2gypsies 09/25/16 05:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: A Question of Value

Tire blowouts have a lot to do with overloading the trailer/motorhome along with fast driving and not inflating to the correct pressure.
2gypsies 09/25/16 05:13pm Beginning RVing
RE: Just getting started... looking at small trailer choices

Google 'small travel trailer with bunks' and a lot of sites come up. Some even have a bathtub which would be ideal for little ones. Here are a couple sites. Then start looking for used ones in RVTrader, etc. http://www.rvingplanet.com/rvs/travel-trailer/bunkhouse http://www.jayco.com/tools/archive/2015-jay-flight/23mb/ I think with this type you'd really use it a lot and it's perfect for a small family. You'll probably be looking at a 23' one although you might find a shorter one. The bottom bunk could easily be a crib for the first baby and could be moved upward when the second one arrives. :) Bunks give children their own space and can be put to bed early without disturbing the parents. Also, bunks are nicer than converting a table into a bed every night and finding room for the bedding. The table is in the center of the room so no easy parent time.
2gypsies 09/25/16 05:05pm Beginning RVing
RE: Tired of eating in the DARK?

Doesn't the light draw bugs to your food?
2gypsies 09/25/16 04:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Going to be working from home!

RV park Wifi is not meant for working a job. It's meant for fast searches and emails. You'll need your own hotspot for your internet. Many full-timers work from their RV. Google some blogs on RV workers. You're stressing staying in national parks. As stated, your internet reception may not work in remote areas although it's getting much better. Also, many national parks don't even have electric. You might have to park in a town just outside the national park and just visit on your free time. Your plan can definitely be done but you'll have to do research on getting internet. This blogger might be of help to you: http://www.technomadia.com/
2gypsies 09/25/16 04:47pm Beginning RVing
RE: Gate Guard

We have friends doing it and they each take a shift meaning one sleeps during the day. They've done it for 3 years to build up their savings. Basically, all they do is work their shift and sleep. We couldn't do it!
2gypsies 09/25/16 04:39pm Workamping Forum
RE: Afraid to make the leap to diesel

This site might help in choosing a Foretravel: http://motorhomesoftexas.com/c#/coachesrv/all/default/all/all/all
2gypsies 09/25/16 04:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: California to Alaska

If you look on the Alaska/Canada forum on this site there is lots of information for you. Folks really start talking about it after January. There will also be an ongoing Alaska 2017 post that folks continually post on even during their summer trip. Check it out. Can you spare more time than 6 weeks. It's a long, expensive trip. How often do you think you'll go? Most people leave the end of May and return by Labor Day. Early May can be pretty but a lot of places will still be closed and ice will be on the lakes. We did a lot of dry camping in public parks and boondocking in awesome areas. We rarely used an RV park. If you do, pull in early afternoon and you'll get a site without reservations. The only reservations we made for our 40' motorhome and Jeep for the whole summer were for the July 4 weekend and for 5 nights in Teklanika campground in Denali Nat'l Park. For those we only made them a couple weeks prior when we could better judge when we'd be there. Purchase online the Milepost; Mike and Terri Church's 'Alaskan Camping' book which includes Canada and the Yukon and the TourSaver 2/1 coupon book (one glacier cruise will pay for the book). We crossed into Canada at Sumas, Washington - a smaller, easy crossing. Allow time to explore Canada and the Yukon, too. Lots to see even before getting to Alaska. Have fun planning!
2gypsies 09/24/16 08:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Lake Havasu Ballon Festiva

This site mentions the Good Sam group camping. Otherwise just pick a RV park/campground or boondocking spot on your own. http://www.golakehavasu.com/events/details/64/7th-annual-havasu-balloon-festival--fair/ Make reservations soon. It's popular.
2gypsies 09/24/16 08:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Big Bend Roads

We've always stayed at Rio Grande Village campground (not the RV park next door) or Cottonwood. The main park roads are terrific - no drop-offs or twisties - mainly open vistas. Hiking is awesome in that park. We were last there the first week of November and the bright yellow cottonwoods were gorgeous against the bright blue sky. It's a very special park. Enjoy! Scour the park's website for lots of good information including camping. https://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm
2gypsies 09/24/16 07:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gate Guard

Look at the top of this page at the 'Sticky' for Gate Guards....LOTS of information.
2gypsies 09/24/16 07:45pm Workamping Forum
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