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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
RE: Kentucky Bourbon Trail - best campground

We stayed in Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
dahkota 04/24/17 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Convection oven recipes?

We use our Whirlpool convection microwave everyday, just like a normal oven. Not sure if it is because it is a microwave or not but, unlike my s&b gas convection oven, I do not adjust temperature or time. We bake bread, pizza, cookies, cakes, you name it and it all comes out perfectly, unlike a regular RV oven. I also use it to make dinner - lasagna, mac and cheese, meatloaf, chicken, pork loin, etc. I cook things just like in the oven at home. The only difference is the size (no turkeys) and no broiler (no seafood). Otherwise, it is the same. Enjoy the new toy!
dahkota 04/23/17 04:52pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Fort Clinch State Park

We've stayed Riverside and Beachside in a 34' class A. Some of the sites can be tight but if Reserve America says you'll fit, you'll fit. Your tow vehicle may have to squish in... Some sites are oddly configured so look at the pics at any site you are considering. Oh, at Riverside in Fort Clinch, I wouldn't try the 32' site booking unless you really want to wedge yourself in there. The whole campground is like being in a jungle and there really aren't rear overhang areas in many sites.
dahkota 03/31/17 01:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New (maybe) Class A owner and Jeep JK

Thank you for the info. I remember seeing something about the Mopar wiring harness when I purchased the Jeep. Where does this install on the Jeep? In the engine compartment. One end sticks out of the front of the jeep, the other end is routed to under the passenger side dash. Here is a write up. We had it installed when the bumper and winch were installed. Not sure if our jeep mechanic did all those steps. In fact, I doubt it, because the install of the harness, winch, and bumper took six hours total.
dahkota 02/08/17 11:27am Dinghy Towing
RE: New (maybe) Class A owner and Jeep JK

We pull our 2015 Wrangler with a Ready Brute Elite. It is a tow bar and surge brake in an easy to connect package. We have driven 40K miles with this set up without a problem. It takes one person less than five minutes to hook or unhook. Two can do it in two minutes. To connect the tow bar to the Jeep, we installed a custom bumper(Rockhard)instead of adding a base plate. Using the custom bumper instead of the baseplate allows us greater ground clearance, a level towing hook-up, and space for a winch on our jeep. We also use a Mopar Wiring harness(Part #82211156AB) to have working lights on the jeep. Our A is a 34' Bounder with a 5K towing capacity. It is a 22K F53 chassis. It has no problem at all pulling the jeep, even on grades as high as 15 percent. The only time we feared not getting up a hill was on the Dalton Highway. We really like our set up and wouldn't change any component. Good luck with your new adventure!
dahkota 02/08/17 11:04am Dinghy Towing
RE: Recreation.gov and FireFox problem

No problem with Windows 8.1 and Firefox 50.1.0
dahkota 01/30/17 07:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Eclipse 2017

Just an FYI, Federal campgrounds typically allow bookings beginning 6 months in advance. Right now, one can only book through July so all of August is open but not yet bookable.
dahkota 01/30/17 07:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: National Park Vacations might not Happen in 2017

Not disputing anything you have written, but my understanding this is a hiring freeze. Employees already working are not under this? Yes, but most National Parks hire seasonals for the summer months.
dahkota 01/30/17 07:24pm Truck Campers
RE: Autostop vs Ready Brute vs something else

I'm an 'old lady' and I typically have the job of hooking and unhooking the toad when we arrive in campgrounds. Unhooking, from jumping out of the A to driving away in the jeep, typically takes four minutes, less if it is cold and rainy. Hooking up takes about four minutes once the jeep is in the right place to reach the arms of the Ready Brute Elite. The heaviest part are the arms and they don't weigh more than 15 lbs. Hooking them in 'stow' position is the hardest part of the job. Because we have a custom bumper on our jeep, there is no real bending or crawling to get to the baseplate hooks. We have not had any problems with the surge brake system. We have used it for 2.5 years and 38K miles.
dahkota 01/21/17 03:21pm Dinghy Towing
RE: 35 Foot Max?

The shorter you are, the more campsites you will fit in. A 20' rig can park in a 40' site but a 40' rig cannot park in a 20' site. If you are not reserving in advance, your best bet is to try first come first serve campgrounds during high season where-ever you may be. Having full-timed for 3 years in a 33' A, I can say that: 1. if I want to stay in a specific state/fed park and they have reservations, the earlier I make them, the better chance I will get a site I like that I can fit in. 2. There are parks that I love that I must make reservations way in advance or during the off season to get one of their few sites I will fit in. 3. There are parks that we used to go to with our 28' tt that we can no longer go to due to length restrictions. 4. There is almost always a private park in the area of where you want to be that can accommodate larger rigs. Just an example from my search this morning - Fish Creek Campground has 173 sites. 23 of them will accommodate up to 35'. Arriving on June 9, 2017, there are 7 sites available. 2 of those are handicap sites, 2 are in the no generator section, and three are tight pull-thrus. There are private parks in the area and a first come first service park in the area, so you have other options. They may not be what you want, but there are options.
dahkota 01/16/17 02:12pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Advanced trip planning? Yes or no?

If I know there is a place I want to stay and I know sites are hard to get, I will reserve in advance. For example, we made reservations at Death Valley three months ago for February because we wanted an electric hook up - just in case it was hot - we have a dog. We got the last site available. If I know there is a place I want to stay with a particular view or a particular site configuration, I reserve when the site becomes available. I have a site in July with a beautiful view over Flathead Lake. The campground is now full for the week we chose. If it is Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or Labor Day and we plan to be in a tourist area or we know we will be in a campground, we reserve in advance. Last year we didn't and ended up at an awful park in CT for Memorial Day trying to dodge millions of caterpillars. Yuck. We stay mostly in state and federal parks and only reserve private parks in advance for special events.
dahkota 01/04/17 09:54am Full-time RVing
RE: I20

We drove it a while last month. Louisiana is still the worst.
dahkota 01/04/17 09:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Emergency Severe Weather Notifications

We use Radar Now on our Android phones. It uses your GPS location for updates. We get notifications for watches and loud notifications for warnings. It even gives us wind warnings. It is free for the basic version with ads.
dahkota 01/03/17 08:03am General RVing Issues
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