similar happened to us in Monahans Texas lat year. Stayed in a campground off I-20, no one around, only the locked laundry. Spoke with some maintenance fellas in the morning, they said to call the office. I did, she never came around to see us. Left, and called the office later and payed with credit card over the phone. Worked out OK. They sent me an email receipt. Dona
X3 on Camp Lakewood. We have stayed there when heading south and then back north for the last 10 years. Great people own the campground. Clean and neat and tidy. Its at exit 161, near the super walmart, which has diesel fuel.
Enjoy, you won't be sorry. Dona
We have the 2007 Open road 359RL3S5-I have the owners manual, have never referred to it very much. I will look again to see what info is in it. It may help you, or may not. It included all the manufacture books on the appliance, water heater, fantastic fans etc. Give me a day or two, as we are getting ready to head out on a weeks camping trip, next wednesday. We only had warranty service once, when new. Its been a great 5'er, we bought new, and we love it. Dona
thanks to everyone for the quick replies. We were at a small rv dealer close to home today, they had the kit, and will order just the cable for us, that way we can use the pins we have, just attach with a key ring. We may upgrade later to the new switch in the fall. But its always good to have a spare. Ya jut never know..!LOL.
Thanks again, Dona and Elvin
ps: all the local dealers had the Fastway breakaway cable kits, just not the cable and pin. I checked the US prices, you guys are a bit cheaper, but not by much.
Has anyone used the coiled breakaway cable? Our regular cable has gotten stuck under the hitch rail at least 2 times. Its a bugger to get out when you are traveling and it gets damaged. We are going out today to look for the coiled cable.
Need your expertise on this product.
HI Ian, like everyone has said, the four corners will be way to cold.Try Quartzsite and the Yuma area, even Parker and Lake Havasu. We have been in Quartzsite for the lat 10 years. There are plenty of parks or boondocking. Lots to see and do in this area without freezing. From Quartzsite, Yuma is about 80 miles, Lake Havasu is 80 miles(think London Bridge) Palm Springs and Indio Calif are about 130 miles, Laughlin Nv, casinos along the Colorado river, 2 hours and 15 minutes.January in Q has lots of rock and gem vendors and junk vendors. Not to be missed. Tucson has the rock vendors in February(its 253 miles east of Q. But your prices are lower in Q. In Brenda AZ, about 23 miles east of Q there are a few RV parks with pools(heated) I don't think there is an rv park in Q with a pool. Near Q, you can go prospecting for gold with a metal detector or a drywasher . you just may find some. We do. Got about an ounce last winter. If you need more info, just ask. We have really enjoyed traveling around from the Q area these past few years. We park our rv on a private lot in a development outside Q. Loads of places to ride an atv and great photos of sunsets for your memories.
We are fairly close to you, we are in Mulmur Ontario, just north of Orangeville. Have fun planning. Dona
we have the 75cm dish on our lot in Arizona(Quartzsite). We get all the channels, but not the new HD ones, from the new satellite. We just leave our service on at home, and have no problems for the last 10 years being in Arizona. Good things never last, so I guess we are all taking a chance for reception these days.Also, we did not upgrade the LNB at home or on our lot. Kept the old one. Thats apparently why we still have coverage. Dona
we have a 2007 open road with 3 slides. Never a problem with the unit. Apollo micro went out about a year ago, replaced with another convection/micro. We bought it new in May 2007 and have traveled to Arizona from Ontario Canada each year. We stay in it for 5 months during the winter. .Have been really satisfied with it. We are in Quartzsite Arizona now and packing up to leave for home in about 2 weeks. The air cond has run each afternoon for the last month(a little warm over here). Just make sure you do your research and chek out all the components before buying. The insulation in the walls and ceiling are good, way better than our neighbors TT. Hope this helps. Dona
would like to see the site on that one. Common run of the mill desert rocks should not pose a problem. Make sure they are clean and have no dirt on them..we do import minerals and specimen rocks and crystals into Canada, but we have our broker fill out all needed paper work with weight and country of origin. We pay our duty and customs and have not had any problems in the last 10 years. We bring them in ourselves and do not ship anything by a freight carrier. And yes, its alot of paper work, but we are reselling
Q is getting crowded. Dome Rock road and Cholla road looks like an RV park right now. There were lines waiting for dinner at times three restaurant last night for the fish fry! Traffic is much heavier than last week. RV show starts today.
the parking lot charges $5.00 for the day at the border. It is right at the border. No bus that I know of. It is a safe and secure lot, run by the Quechan tribe. From the lot it is about a block into Mexico. The wait to come back to the US could be over an hour or more at this time of year. At least most of it is shaded and has benches to sit on.
The casino is very nice, lots of folks dry camp there. It is on the same road to Mexico, about 2 miles from the border. Have never stayed in their lot, only in the hotel.Very nice with decent food,and great pools.
If you get into Mexico around 8-9am, spend 2 hours, then head out by 11am, you should be out before 1pm.Just depends on how many tourist are there that day. The longest I have been in line to get out is 2 1/2 hrs.and I hate! standing in lines..Another idea is go late in afternoon and head out about 5pm-6pm. Have done that, and it was a shorter line.
We bought some cheap stick-on floor tiles, about twenty of them, stuck them on the plywood, the mattress slides much easier now, can be a one person job.
We did the same things 6 years ago. I always complained about not being able to move the mattress. Went to the hardware store and bought the cheapest box of peel and stick floor tiles. Thin ones. Hubby and I cut and put them down, they have never peeled off. Best thing we ever did. Can't say its a breeze to make that king bed, but it sure makes the mattress slide where you need it to go..I can now make the bed by my self.
I'd take the Dominican trip, no driving, complete relaxation for the entire week with palm tree surroundings and a cool one in hand. And, no worries about lousy weather! Try the truck out in the spring when you have more time.. Dona
I would not say prices have "doubled and tripled". You can still get a good fish fry on fridays at all the restaurants for 8.99. The two grocery stores in town have expanded their items, and yes Albertson's in Blythe is a high priced grocery store. Right now, reg gas is 3.25 at Love's and Pilot. Diesel is 3.95 and 4.05 credit(big truck advertised price.) Many vendors have starting setting up at Desert Gardens and Tyson. Rice ranch still looks a bit empty. More are coming in each day. Had pizza at Silly Al's last night, place was packed! Prices have not changed. Lots still goes on at the QIA. And Walmart in Parker is 40 miles away, not 70 as the linked article states a few posters back. Don't bring lots of shorts and t's, mornings are down right cold. We had a campfire this morning. It is going to be low 70's in afternoon.
The Leather man, as you call him, has been putting on fabulous concerts around the area, even in Blythe. He is an accomplished pianist, and the shows are well attended. He does wear clothes at all public events.