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RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Nice sites and pics, Karen!
ReneeG 06/21/17 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First long tow with BD3

We've had our BD3 since we bought our FW in 2010. Great equipment. Wouldn't tow without it. Not to mention that Hensley is a great customer service oriented company.
ReneeG 06/20/17 09:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Can't access front storage when hooked up to long bed truck.

We too have a long bed TV and can easily access our front compartment when hooked up. We were more concerned about the Superbumber clearing the trailer upon turning and it does. http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/ReneeG_photo/DSC01693_zps3e0a3fc2.jpg width=650
ReneeG 06/17/17 08:08am Fifth-Wheels
RE: HEY we need a sticky for our TT pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Alamakee1!!
ReneeG 06/06/17 10:35am Travel Trailers
RE: CHUCK no more...

I agree with the OP the pinbox is a viable solution. The object is to reduce the impact on the truck and trailer. There is more than 1 way to skin a cat. I have a BD3 air hitch. I 'don't have a real chucking problem however I see the hitch absorb an chuck/bounce when it occurs. Same here. We have a BD3 air hitch. Had it from the start with our FW. It's called a TrailerSaver BD3 and the name says it all.
ReneeG 06/06/17 08:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Too Tall ?

Time to measure it yourself. Get a helper, a ladder, a 2 X 4, a level, and a tape measure. Set the 2 X 4 on the highest point, level it out and measure to the ground. Easy.... That's what I was going to say. We climbed up on ours and measured both front and back highest points - the AC's, printed out the numbers, laminated them, and taped them to the upper left windshield and placed another in the glove box. So, the driver has numbers at a glance and there's a spare.
ReneeG 06/05/17 06:59am Fifth-Wheels
RE: CG Pics, 8 weeks no reservations, IL-AZ/UT/CO/NM-IL

Really nice report. Thank you for the GPS coordinates too! Always helpful to have that information.
ReneeG 06/02/17 10:45am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Timing through Yellowstone?

I just found this site - Find Fuel Stops . Check it out. Enter your starting city and ending, along with the route and it lists all the truck stops in between.
ReneeG 06/01/17 01:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Timing through Yellowstone?

At the end of June we will be heading home to Ohio from our vacation after visiting Yellowstone. From West Yellowstone MT to Cheyenne WY we will be traveling from one corner to the other. The less mileage option takes us on RT 191 to 26/287 to I80. How is this route? From what I see it looks good road wise for our diesel pusher but how about diesel fuel options, good campgrounds, good places to stop and eat? Thanks!! :) Roadwise - definitely good. Diesel can be found in Dubois, WY and along that route in Lander and I think it was Sweetwater Station, out in the middle of nowhere that there was a gas station. As for campgrounds, we've only stayed at Falls CG off the Togwotee Pass - many big rig sites and in Dubois at the KOA. Lander is pretty good sized so I'm sure there's something there. Can't recommend places to stop and eat other than fast food as that's what we do en route, if we don't eat what we've got.
ReneeG 06/01/17 01:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Kanab, UT >>>> Manitou Springs, CO

The route over Gunnison and down into Salida is over Monarch Pass. We towed our 32' TT with our F250 V10 6.8L and it was a challenge down the other side. We would not hesitate with our diesel now and our heavier FW because we have tow/haul mode, but with the gasser, we didn't. This was the most challenging for us, and we've been all over the places you mentioned towing with our gasser - Hwy 12 all from Capitol Reef to Bryce. No problems heading to Monument Valley and around that area. Since you mentioned the Four Corners area and Salida - somewhere in between is Ouray. There is a steep and winding pass between Ouray and Silverton. We towed to Ouray, parked our rig at a KOA there, toured with just our TV up over the million dollar highway to Silverton, Four Corners, Mesa Verde, then back to Ouray. We returned the same route towing as we towed in, in order to avoid towing over that pass south of Ouray.
ReneeG 05/31/17 06:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Missoula to Cascade Lake 12-13 to 95 idaho

We've driven both those routes with our FW and both are good. As in any narrow road, we stay to the center line. Hwy 12 is wider than 13 in spots, but very similar. Here's the website for the highway webcams in Idaho. Hwy 12 is listed, 13 is not. Harpster Grade is on Hwy 13 and is long and winding but doable, it's not steep, but doable.
ReneeG 05/31/17 07:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Custer State park to south entrance to Yellow stone NP

Thanks everyone for the quick responses. Does anyone have a good CG somewhere between Wind Cave NP and Tetons along that route. It looks to be about 400 miles and too far for a days drive for me. The only places we've stayed along that route is the KOA in Dubois, WY. Pretty clean place with different sites to select from. Our favorite though is Falls CG on Togwotee Pass. Heading west, the turn off will be on your left. There are two loops - one with electricity and one without. Dubois KOA site we had. It backed up to the creek. Not a very good representation of the KOA though. http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/ReneeG_photo/P9270065.jpg width=600 Falls CG off of Togwotee Pass http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh119/ReneeG_photo/DSC02061.jpg width=600
ReneeG 05/31/17 07:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Custer State park to south entrance to Yellow stone NP

Togwotee Pass (Toe ga tee) is not bad. They rebuilt it several years back, but then again my "not bad" is due to having to go over any kind of mountain pass even just for local camping, where we live. I checked your route and other than going way north up and around southern Montana, your route is probably best.
ReneeG 05/30/17 11:40am Roads and Routes
RE: How to seal these corners? Eternabond tape?

We sealed the front and back seam of our FW with Eternabond and purchased the wider tape to seal the side roof seams too.
ReneeG 05/25/17 12:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Miss Inga had a grand mal seizure last night

I'm so sorry. I pray for the best for Inga. We've had a couple of dogs that had seizures and it was very scary for all.
ReneeG 05/25/17 12:53pm RV Pet Stop
RE: heat ideas

When we fall camp, we bake a lot in order so the oven use heats up our rig. That means, cinnamon rolls, biscuits, pizza, roasts, . . . After they are removed from the oven, we turn it off and open the oven door. The residual heat really warms our space up and the extra calories also keep us warm!
ReneeG 05/25/17 12:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: heat ideas

... They also have range hoods that vent the combustion products and moisture. That and you don't have the stove on while you are sleeping. This is also true. My current camper does not have a range hood vented outside. It's still never caused a problem (again.... for quick and immediate heat). Never slept with a stove burner on either. I wouldn't do that, or even suggest it either. Another option, if you have one in your camper, is to light the oven and leave the oven door ajar a little bit. This will also create a LOT of heat quickly, and a bit safer than a burner on the top of the stove. At most, the oven door will accidentally get shut. I have done this also when temps outside were zero or below and felt more comfortable letting it run much longer than the stove top. Before using that oven I would strongly recommend you bake a double batch of cinnamon rolls in it first!
ReneeG 05/25/17 09:52am Travel Trailers
RE: heat ideas

If yoy can cook on a gas stove top in your camper, you can also use the same stove top for quick and immediate heat. I have often times turned on all three burners to initially heat up the camper. The CO detector has never sounded an alarm. I suppose if it did, it would be equally as dangerous to even cook on it too. DutchmenSport, you make a good point. Although using a stove is not recommended to heat, you did state for quick and immediate heat - but just using the stove top to cook is the same as using a Heater Buddy, but the Heater Buddy has a low oxygen shut off detector and a safety shut off valve were it to fall over.
ReneeG 05/24/17 02:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: heat ideas

I've used our Mr Heater Buddy heater many times with no issues. Low oxygen shut off is built in, keep the place vented, etc. The heater can be placed right on the cook top where it should be out of the way. Use the heater to get the place toasty before going to bed, then shut it off. We just got back from camping where the nights were below freezing. Our little trailer never dropped below 50 with just the two of us in it and furnace off. 50 is not that cold, especially if you're under a blanket. It's perfect sleeping temp. Your camper will probably be totally comfy inside if it's 50 outside. A few years ago, when my wife was undergoing chemo, she would freeze and just couldn't get warm, especially during the treatment. I bought a 12v throw blanket that draws 3 - 4 amps I think. It would last a couple hours on the little battery pack I added to it. Just a thought. We do the same - place it on the counter top, vent a window, and turn it off when we go to bed, or turn it on when we wake up. We camp often in late fall, so we use it during the day. At night we use our furnace and set the thermostat to 45. First person up in the morning turns on the Mr. Heater to take the chill off.
ReneeG 05/24/17 11:55am Travel Trailers
RE: heat ideas

Portable propane heaters with automatic shutoff are completely safe if used correctly. What that means is to place it in a stable location away from blankets, etc, and vent the trailer. We've been using a Mr. Heater Big Buddy for years, decades, with no problems. When we camped with our grandchildren, blanket sleepers and lots of blankets was the norm, and I would turn on the onboard heater at 50 to keep the chill off. It may have kicked on twice in the night. Just an additional note, prior to RV'ing, we tented and used a Coleman tent heater that was fueled by Coleman white gas/fuel. We left a flap open in the tent and in spite of outside temps dipping into the lower 30's, the inside of the tent remained at a warm 70.
ReneeG 05/24/17 08:02am Travel Trailers
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