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RE: Singletree Falls and Lower Calf Creek Falls UT -- May 1st

There are some fun slot canyons in Escalante to hike.... Spooky Gulch and Peek-A-Boo. Stop at the Escalante Visitor Center for information. We love this whole area. http://www.brycecanyoncountry.com/the-grand-staircase-slot-canyons-peek-a-boo-and-spooky-gulch/ http://www.americansouthwest.net/utah/index.shtml I wouldn't take over a 25' trailer to the campground. Here are some photos: https://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/ut/calf-creek/
2gypsies 11/24/17 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Coast

This post was started almost a year ago. The OP probably has finished his trip. :)
2gypsies 11/23/17 08:41pm Beginning RVing
RE: Poopy Paper Problem

Do you know how the piping is configured? Most toilets have a straight drop into the black tank. However, in talking to RVers those with problems have 'L-shaped' piping going from the toilet into the black tank. That's where the toilet paper gets jammed. Nothing you could do about the piping but then they found they have to use a LOT of extra water to flush away the paper from that turn in the 'L'. That's the manufacturer's fault in designing it.
2gypsies 11/23/17 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Christmas time traveling

We were driving to daughter's home and the only place open for our Christmas dinner was a Waffle House!
2gypsies 11/22/17 09:16pm Snowbirds
RE: Bugs???

It depends on the weather. We crossed into Canada the third week of May and spent the summer in Alaska. Honestly, we had absolutely no problem with bugs except for a hike on a wooded trail along a river to a waterfall. They were bad there. The Alaska newspaper stated it was the hottest, driest year in a long time. Maybe you'll get luck!
2gypsies 11/22/17 03:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 5th to a C or A, thoughts

The people I know who have moved from a 5er to a MH went back to a 5er! Men's reasons for liking a MH "I like being able to see way down the road while driving". We full-timed in a 5th wheel for 8 yr. Friends latched us on to 4x4 Jeeping. We went to a 40' motorhome towing the Jeep for another 8 years. Jeeping gave us unlimited fun and places we never knew were there. We always hated driving the big truck around to sitesee and yes, with the motorhome one has an awesome view both when going down the road and when parked with a river, lake or mountains in view. The motorhome was the best!
2gypsies 11/22/17 12:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

It's fun walking through that HUGE Signpost Forest! We found RVing folks we knew and some signs came from our hometown.
2gypsies 11/21/17 10:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RV Parks in Oregon,Washington,Canada

Getting into a spot in a Oregon State Park on the coast with a 40 ft 5'er is also going to be a bit of a challenge. With our 40' motorhome and Jeep we've stayed at these state parks Beverly Beach, Bullards Beach, Cape Blanco, Carl Washburne, Fort Stevens and Harris Beach. Washburne & Cape Blanco don't even accept reservations. We loved Cape Blanco - awesome beach and definitely not crowded! Even though the others accept reservations we didn't have one. We traveled mid-week and pulled in early when folks just left.
2gypsies 11/19/17 03:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Ok, we have been going back and forth on when to do this trip. We were originally looking at August and September for 8-9 weeks. But from what I've been reading, May and June are better for wild life viewing, scenery(mountain snow etc) and less crowded. My question is how soon is too soon concerning icy roads and closures? Just bought a new fiver, a 37' Cougar, 6 ft longer than my old Grand Design. I'm assuming the size increase shouldn't cause any problems. For those who have done this trip already I would appreciate your thoughts!! First, your 37' will not be a problem. You'll see many larger than yours. Secondly, can you plan your trip for longer than two months? I'd suggest crossing into Canada the third week of May. Take your time through Canada and the Yukon - lots of beauty there! Plan to begin leaving Alaska between the third week of August to the second week of September. Taking the longer time will let you really experience Alaska. It's a very long trip - a 'bucket list' trip - and how many times will you do it? Don't rush it if you have the time.
2gypsies 11/18/17 09:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: New Day Use Fees & Increase Existing Fees, Public Lands

Ranches with a fishing stream, or small lake, or hiking trails on them would cost more per day. (Oooops....I guess I forgot about lawyers.) Really? Ranchers letting RVing boondockers fish in their streams and lakes? :) They are extremely protective of their land and water.
2gypsies 11/17/17 09:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Detour around Boise via SR 95 & 78

Thanks TUCWALA for a little understanding. I was starting to feel a bit beat up by previous replies..........So, because we have the time to take a detour, it seemed to make sense to check into that option, hence my original post. Sorry OP that you drew such a tough crowd! Since you're asking about the planned route and not about opinions on whether Boise traffic is good or bad, and as you state, since you have the time to take a detour and you don't like driving through Boise, I'll say that your alternate route is a good one. It's all two-lane and you will see very few vehicles because it's not thru a heavily populated area. You'll have no mountainous driving... it's flat with some farmlands. Keep in mind that there are few services but then, it's not a long drive. If you're ready to stop around 95/I-84 at Caldwell, Ambassador RV is an excellent park with huge sites and all pull-thrus. Check first to make sure they're open in November. In March they probably will be, for sure. Have a good trip!
2gypsies 11/17/17 08:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: How do you guys look for RV Parks?

Here is the listing in RV Park Reviews for Baytown, Texas. No one has done a review of your park if your park's name is Crystal Lake RV. http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/texas/baytown Again, I don't know if Crystal Lake RV is your park. However, I 'Googled' Crystal Lake RV and the only things that are in the description are the Wifi and roomy sites. Does the park have any other amenities such as a clubhouse, activities, laundry or even a bath/shower house? Families are mentioned but is there a playground? Pool? Listing everything is what folks would be looking for. Perhaps the park near you that has more business also has more amenities. Also, from the pictures of the web site it appears that the park might be for permanent tenants, not for transients.
2gypsies 11/15/17 10:04pm Beginning RVing
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

I think Alaska sounds like trip for a little more experience RVer. Not much experience needed. By the time you buy your RV and do some local trips, you'll be just fine for the Alaska trip. You'll have worked out issues with your RV to begin with. By the time you cross the Canadian border, you will have the experience. This isn't a trip like years and years ago. The highways are just like the lower 48. Yes, you will encounter some construction areas of gravel - like in the lower 48. In a couple areas but not for the whole trip, you will encounter frost heaves in the pavement. Most of the time red warning cones will be placed in the area - but not always. You'll soon learn what a frost heave looks like from a reasonable distance. It will be wavy. The secret to the whole trip is to allow plenty of time for it - preferably at least 2-3 months, and top priority is to drive it slow. You can't be in a rush. That's when damage to your vehicle happens. Hope you get to do the trip!
2gypsies 11/15/17 01:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Black Bear Pass

No you can't! You could walk it though. :)
2gypsies 11/15/17 01:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pads for under Leveling Jacks?

Have used small cutting boards under jacks. x2 Get some of those hard plastic cutting boards (Dollar Store) and try to find them with a cutout handle. Tie a piece of rope through the cutout for ease when pulling them out when ready to leave. They are thin and easy to store if you don't have a lot of storage room for big blocks of wood. We used public parks all the time - national, state, national forest, etc. and sites are rarely paved. Even if they're not required, we used them because of sinking in dirt or sand... and you will encounter this in public parks. If you park anywhere on asphalt it's common courtesy to use something under your jacks so you don't make gouges in the asphalt - yes, even for a night at a WalMart! I'll also agree with those who recommended that you slow down for this trip. You won't see the area if only spending a night or two. We full-timed for 16 years and traveled constantly and we still didn't see it all. :)
2gypsies 11/15/17 01:23pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone in mid May

With your size rigs you'll have no problem if you want to stay in the park itself. With our 40' motorhome and Jeep we've stayed at Mammoth, Madison and Bridge Bay campgrounds. We didn't stay at Fishing Bridge with hookups but their RV limit is 40' and your truck will be parked alongside it so there's plenty of room. Weather? We had very nice weather when we were there. Yes, you'll definitely see snow on the ground but it didn't snow when we were there. It's a beautiful time to go and all the baby animals will be out. Closely monitor the park's website for road open times and campground openings. Sometimes the dates given will change depending on the weather. At some times, not every entrance to the park will be open. https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm The website has lots of good information on campgrounds, things to do, special alerts, etc. Click on all the sections and read them. Enjoy your trip!
2gypsies 11/12/17 09:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: escapees

Yes, it is worth it to join.... we've been members for 20+ years. We used their mail service for 18 years. We have made many lasting friendships through this organization.
2gypsies 11/11/17 12:12pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Death Valley -- Furnace Creek -- Mid-May

Mid-May can be extremely HOT. Folks there will want electric if they can. We dry-camped and only lasted one night by sitting outside. . . not enjoyable. We came back in November for the 49ers Days - wonderful. I assume that the 18 electrical sites were taken. How many other people in the campground. Was it 1/2 full or 3/4 full???? Sorry, we didn't even check at the electric site area. We're typically dry-campers and hikers and May was not suitable for either. We've dry-camped there at Mesquite Springs and Stovepipe Wells at other times and the temps were thoroughly enjoyable but never in May again.
2gypsies 11/07/17 09:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: To pull a trailer or a toad

Started with a TT in a seasonal recreation club. When retired, we bought a MH so that DW could use the bathroom or kitchen while we were traveling. Started towing a Malibu on a dolly, now tow an Edge 4 down. pardon my ignorance, but surely travelling in a MH not sitting and belted in is both dangerous and illegal. we debated the MH/toad vs trailer/truck and decided on the truck. if nothing else, a truck/trailer combo can be backed up, a toad, unless on a trailer itself cannot I think the majority of Class A owners would agree that getting up to use the bathroom or grab something to eat or drink should only be done on a straightaway with little traffic. Otherwise, you're buckled up.... or should be. As far as backing up with the toad, in 16 years of full-timing and constant driving/parking we never had the need to back up with the toad. If you get a backin site you disconnect before getting into the site and it only takes a few minutes to do so. It's no big deal.
2gypsies 11/07/17 09:11pm Beginning RVing
RE: Death Valley -- Furnace Creek -- Mid-May

Mid-May can be extremely HOT. Folks there will want electric if they can. We dry-camped and only lasted one night by sitting outside. . . not enjoyable. We came back in November for the 49ers Days - wonderful.
2gypsies 11/06/17 09:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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