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RE: Spare tire class A motorhome

We've full-timed in our 2004 for 10 years with no spare - even driving to Alaska. We are very conscientous about keeping our tires in excellent condition - replacing before they 'really' need it, and keeping them properly inflated. Being full-time we carry everything we own so don't have the room for a spare. Also, we wouldn't have the strength to handle it. Granted, we could need a tire someday but we have roadside insurance. We just don't worry about it. If we'd have to wait a day or two for a tire we'd be happy boondocking and waiting!
2gypsies 04/15/14 11:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Possible Routing

Tyrone & Gladys: Yes, that would be a nice route, too, but it's 222 miles longer than the most direct route, not 800 miles shorter. It's pretty but one needs to be aware of the mountain climbs from Durango to Jackson unless one made some longer alternative routes. We've been in those areas many times and love the mountains. There are many routes to get there - just depends if you want fast or scenic.
2gypsies 04/14/14 09:47pm Roads and Routes
RE: What manufacturer do I purchase?

Newell,Foretravel,Country Coach,Monaco,Newmar Mike gave you the top manufacturers for mfg. for full-timers or extensive travelers that put on a lot of wear and miles. Are you going to be a weekender? If so, there are other mfg. that would be good, too. You can find used high quality motorhomes for the same price as a new entry model one. You might want to check out iRV2 owner forums for all manufacturers and start reading and asking questions. You can also get an idea from reading if folks are talking about any major flaws or poor workmanship with their motorhomes. Also, what years of a particular manufacturer that put out poor quality. For instance, Tiffin has had some bad years of production. We've had our Newmar since 2004 and love it. It's a very stable company that has been around a long time. Good luck and start reading!
2gypsies 04/14/14 08:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: South west RVs are not nice

JiminDenver: What an excellent post!! We enjoyed it thoroughly.
2gypsies 04/13/14 08:45pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Do you suffer from Stuff-o-cation?

Lizzie: It sounds like you're a prime candidate for full-timing. Have you ever considered it? Getting rid of it all is like a big weight being lifted off you!! Good luck with the June 13 deadline! :)
2gypsies 04/13/14 08:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Possible Routing

Beth, I don't know if you have a computer mapping program or perhaps you're just not interested in getting one but it's really not needed. I just plugged into my mapping program (Delorme) the most direct way to get from your house to Yellowstone. That's how I arrived on the 2091 miles and the route I gave. It's not necessarily a preferred route. It's just the shortest. There are many, many different ways to get there depending on what you want to see along the way. However, if you have no time schedule you might just want to get a good road atlas - Wal Mart sells their's near the registers - and study the states you'll be passing through. Main attractions, parks, etc. are usually marked on the maps. Take a highlighter and mark things you might be interested in seeing and pick a highway that most of them are along. It doesn't have to be an interstate. Sometimes a state highway will have more for you to see and neat little towns to poke around. Many of those small towns have nice city parks for a night's stay and most of them are very reasonable in price, sometimes free. Don't be afraid to get off the interstates if you want to really see our beautiful country. That's how we love to travel. Yes, it's slower but if you have the time, go for it. Planning the trip is part of the fun!
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Oregon Hwy 101

X2 but we move from campground to campground during the morning just as folks are leaving. We prefer the state parks and no reservations. All the sites in a particular campground are not reservable. It can be done.
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: UTAH Hwy 89, 12 and 24

Here's a wonderful guide for Hwy 12 Scenic Byway: Utah Hwy 12 Scenic Byway Guide
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Routes to Yellowstone

There's no difference. It was a name change.
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Pollen and allergies and where to go for winter

Really! Millions of people and pets live in the west and don't die from Valley Fever or even contract it. What about the midwest and south and West Nile or Lyme Disease? Personally, we don't worry about every thing out there. That would be horrible. You just need to use common sense.
2gypsies 04/12/14 04:49pm Snowbirds
RE: UTAH Hwy 89, 12 and 24

We drive this route almost yearly in spring or fall but we boondock in Escalante (in months when it's cooler). There's a RV park in Escalante along Hwy 12 that you'd fit and higher in elevation along Hwy 12 is Singletree national forest campground, previously mentioned by 4Runnerguy. It's very nice, in a pine forest, and you wouldn't need air conditioning there. Escalante has the most services along 12 except for around Bryce Nat'l Park - fuel, restaurants. It's a good place to park if you want to explore more along Hwy 12. Do go to Calf Springs. It's a beauty. The slot canyons out of Escalante are awesome. Some are short like Peek-a-Boo and Spooky, again, as mentioned by 4Runnerguy. He seems to like the places we do. :) There are plenty of RV parks in Torrey. I don't think you'd fit in Capitol Reef Nat'l Park. Hwy 24 is a cinch to drive.
2gypsies 04/12/14 04:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Possible Routing

Well, to give you an idea - The shortest route from Havana, Florida to Jackson, Wyoming is 2091 miles = 7 days of straight driving at 300 miles/day. Of course how many miles and how many days of stopping enroute can change the 7 days to ??? It depends on you. Florida US27 to US84 at Bainbridge, GA US 231 at Dothan, Alabama I-65 at Montgomery, Alabama I-24 Nashville I-57/I-64/I-70 through St. Louis I-29 Kansas City US34 at Union, Nebraska I-80 Lincoln, Nebraska US191 at Rock Springs, Wyoming US89 into Jackson, WY and Grand Teton Nat'l Park
2gypsies 04/12/14 04:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Death Valley NPS w/FHU now

Cost $21 w/pass. :h According to this Park Service page, cost to camp at Furnace Creek with full hookups is $18.00 plus a $12.00 utility fee- $30.00 total. Mid-April the rate changes and is $12 + $12 utility fee = $24 If you have the Senior Pass or Handicapped Pass it's 1/2 price on camping $6 + $12 utility fee = $18 That's for 50amp
2gypsies 04/12/14 04:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Usery Mountain Regional Park

Oops...sorry...you're right. Shhhh. They're even taking reservations now due to all of this extra advertising. Used to be we just pulled in which we liked better - and cheaper.
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: State Park w/ Boat Rental - Within 8 hours of DFW

Grapevine Lake
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:45am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Not given site reserved

I agree with the OP. If the site # was stated on the receipt then it was yours. However, look at the bright side, would you have enjoyed your stay surround by a group who all knew each other, were probably partying, kids running across your campsite,etc.? I think you've learned that next time you reserve a specific site check thoroughly that it will be held for you regardless and get it in writing.
2gypsies 04/12/14 10:38am General RVing Issues
RE: Pollen and allergies and where to go for winter

Wherever you have growing things and blooming things you 'might' get allergies. We winter in Arizona and are usually not bothered but every once in while there's something bloomin' out there and we'll get a mild case. The next year could be nothing. Good luck finding that unique place!
2gypsies 04/11/14 09:02pm Snowbirds
RE: Satellite TV reception?

You're supposed to be outdoors enjoying Alaska not watching TV! :)
2gypsies 04/11/14 08:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Paria Contact Station/House Rock Valley Rd. camping?

Here's the official BLM site for obtaining permits for the area. Yes, you can get a permit via online and in person. This is an internationlly-famous hike so a LOT of folks will be trying for the limited number: The Wave Hike and others in the area There some very good information on the BLM site. Lots of good reading for ideas. Hopefully, the moderator will move your post over to the Boondocking Forum for additional help.
2gypsies 04/11/14 08:50pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Paria Contact Station/House Rock Valley Rd. camping?

Be aware that if you're planning to do the Wave you need to do it online or show up in Kanab at the lottery office. It has moved. Only a certain amount of hikers are allowed each day. We were there to enter the lottery around May 15 and there were approx. 100 folks waiting for the 10 coveted spots. We got our two!! There is a lot of BLM land in the area for boondocking. Have a good trip and bring LOTS of water for summer hiking - more than you think you'll need. Don't ask me how I know!
2gypsies 04/11/14 03:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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