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RE: St. Joseph SP Campground Florida

We were there a couple of months ago. I wouldn't try to fit a 40' in any of the interior sites, but that's just me. I don't remember site 59, I just remember how claustrophobic that area was. I would stick to the outside of the loop. We stayed in site 4 with a 35'; you should be able to fit there. 3 and 2, if I remember correctly, were also long enough. You might check out the other loop - 90-100 or so should be long enough. Best of luck and enjoy your trip!
dahkota 03/28/18 05:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Route- New Mexico to Florida

I would not take I-10 through Louisiana unless they have fixed it. Horrible, horrible, drive.
dahkota 03/20/18 07:41am Roads and Routes
RE: What size and type RV do you use to full-time?

We have been full timing for four years so far in a 34' class A with 2 slides. We wouldn't trade it for anything larger. We stay mostly in state and federal parks; while many have sites that accommodate 40' rigs, there are less spaces of that size and some great campgrounds won't accept anything larger than 35'. Someone posted something about full timers being inside a lot? I would disagree, but that could just be us. We also move quite a bit compared to other full timers - at least once per week rather than long stays in one place. Like Roy and Lynne, we would go smaller. Unlike Roy and Lynne, we don't yet have the guts to downsize any more. :)
dahkota 03/01/18 02:18pm Full-time RVing
RE: Common question: Should I get a TT or MH? Selling after 6mo

The advantage of most class A/C is having an on board generator with the touch of a button. This allows you to stop, eat, shower, and anything else just about anywhere. The advantage of smaller sprinter class C/B+ is their limited length so you don't really need a toad, their ability to park almost anywhere an F350 can park, and better gas mileage than any other RV class. For three months, I would go for a 24' or less class B+/C with no toad. If the smaller size gets to you, you can always stay in a hotel room for a night or two. Cruise America sells their rental stock for pretty good prices with a 90 day warranty.
dahkota 03/01/18 01:15pm Beginning RVing
RE: KY Bourbon Trail camping

We stayed at the Kentucky Horsepark Campground. It was nice, centrally located, clean. Our site was level and there were maybe 5 other rigs in the campground. Others feel differently. KHP reviews
dahkota 03/01/18 12:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Progressive as RV Insurance

Last month we had our class A windshield replaced. Because of traveling and the Tampa RV show, it took two weeks to schedule the replacement. But working with progressive was excellent and they went out of their way to find a shop we liked in the right area and on our schedule. It cost us nothing and we were able to overnight the night before in the repair lot. We full time and Progressive made it easy.
dahkota 03/01/18 12:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Recreational Vomiting...

Try feeding him at 3 PM and see if it still happens. Sometimes, an empty stomach causes vomiting because of acid build up. If it does solve the problem, you might need to feed him three smaller meals per day.
dahkota 10/24/17 04:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: What Do You Do Without A Permanent Mailing Address?

If your wife is planning on needing health care outside of California, and you don't want to pay for it out of pocket, make sure you get a PPO rather than an HMO. Most HMOs won't cover you out of state except in an emergency. The best state for health insurance prices last year, that also allows one to have a PO box address, is Florida. The exchange offers PPOs and slightly better prices. However, what ever state you choose, you need to establish residency. That includes registering your vehicles and getting new driver's licenses. It may be the case, if you have any ties to California, that it is easier just to keep your residency there. Then you don't need to change your driver's licenses, registration, and health insurance. You can still, however, have a Florida, Texas, or any other state, mailing address. Your health insurance is not tied to your mailing address; it is tied to your residency. For our first year full timing, our residency was Maryland for health insurance reasons but our mailing address was in Florida.
dahkota 10/17/17 04:33am Beginning RVing
RE: From 5er to class A, why?

MH arrival at site process: Press Auto Level Press slide out extends Turn off engine Press SATV dish to "on" Open residential fridge for cold beer and relax in A/C comfort Attach utilities when desired This is our procedure in our MH also. Takes all of three minutes. For those that have problems with toweds, ours takes 3 minutes for two to hook up and 3 minutes for one to unhook it. Usually, DH goes to the office for our reservations and I unhook the jeep. I'm always done before he is. If it takes you longer, it is your towing setup. We had a tt for the first 6 months of full timing then switched to a Class A for the last three years. We probably wouldn't still be FT if we still had a tt or a 5er. It is entirely too much work for as much as we move.
dahkota 10/11/17 02:40pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Walmart and other free camping

We have overnighted dozens of times over the last three and half years of full timing. Our first choice is typically casinos - they often have a restaurant. Our second choice is rest areas - we've never seen a prostitute or drug dealer in the dozens we have been to. We also have never been kicked out of one. North Carolina has some great ones. Our third choice is Cabela's - they can get busy but are typically clean and quiet Our fourth choice is walmart - they are ok but can be loud and sometimes the people hanging out there leave a lot to be desired. Our fifth choice is truck stops - we look for ones with RV parking. Loves, T/A, and Pilot all have apps that describe their stores. Best of luck and enjoy the trip!
dahkota 09/14/17 11:53am Beginning RVing
RE: Fall colors - East Coast

Shenandoah National Park Skyline Drive Blue Ridge Parkway
dahkota 08/31/17 07:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Cell phone signal booster

We use a wilson sleek we've had for about 4 years. We are considering switching to one of their whole house boosters but haven't made the jump as the sleek does what we need.
dahkota 08/31/17 07:09pm Travel Trailers
RE: Road Construction

Google maps is pretty good. Turn on traffic alerts.
dahkota 08/06/17 04:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Class A or Class C?

We decided on an A for the following reasons: more fuel storage more water storage more gray and black storage more propane storage more cargo capacity less claustrophobic with big front window and usable front seats wider and taller inside
dahkota 08/06/17 04:50pm Beginning RVing
RE: Any towing difference between 8' or 8.5' width?

We don't tow an 8'6" trailer but we drive a 8'6" wide class A. We have to pay more attention at toll booths, narrow bridges, construction zones, and tight city streets. In some places, the roads are only 9' wide; not a lot of play there. But in three years of fulltiming, we haven't hit anything yet. Oh, and narrow, twisty back roads with no shoulders and a 55 mph speed limit are very testing, especially with speeding on-coming cars.
dahkota 08/06/17 04:25pm Travel Trailers
RE: Montana and Wyoming help

Go up through Idaho into the Bitterroots. Try Gallup, Moab, Salt Lake City to head north. In Idaho, hit Craters of the Moon NP then Stanley Idaho for amazing views of the Sawtooths. From there, head north through the Bitterroots to Missoula, MT. Or try a little further east and hit Ennis and Virginia City on your way to Butte.
dahkota 08/06/17 04:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: What do you cooked in your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker

Spaghetti sauce, chili, pulled pork, chicken for soup, bean soup, beef stew. Meat works well if you don't have to worry about the texture like in chicken salad or pulled pork. I tried ribs and they tasted great but the texture was off until I stuck them in the oven for 20 minutes to crisp up. The instant pot is especially good for broth. Drop a whole chicken in, add a cup of water and seasoning,cook for 35 minutes. Pull out the chicken and use it for chicken salad. Throw in some noodles and veges and cook for 10 minutes more for some great soup. Sometimes I throw in 6 chicken breasts, cook them, then refrigerate them. I use them during the week for various meals after slicing them and throwing them in the frying pan to brown: tacos, Caesar salad, fajitas, chicken Alfredo, etc. Good luck! It makes cooking easier but only makes some things better.
dahkota 07/31/17 08:17pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: nj to sc

Do you want the Chesapeake Bay Bridge which is just outside of Annapolis? Or do you want the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel? Directions provided by geneeich
dahkota 07/29/17 06:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Wash.DC in 25' Class'A'?

You could tour the city at night though I wouldn't go walking around. The city is pretty at night and the traffic is much less - there are even places to park. During the day it isn't worth trying. You're too tall for the parking garages and too long for the parking spaces. Take metro - its much easier.
dahkota 07/29/17 05:54pm Roads and Routes
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