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RE: Parking the RV to visit Quilt Co. in Hamilton, MO

Thanks! And Quilt on!
GizmosMom 08/21/17 08:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing with Pets

We travel with just one dog. We favor state parks, National Forest Service (NFS) Campgrounds and Corp of Engineer (COE) parks. I search extensively for our campgrounds and I have found a few of those mentioned above with full hook-ups but most have water and electricity only. Most have dump stations available if no individual sewer hook-up. I use recreation.gov for the NFS and COE and the individual state park websites for state parks. Most COE parks just say "domestic pets" allowed. Also, if you are 62 or older you can obtain a senior pass and the cost is half price. I recently booked a full hookup site on a lake in Illinois for just $10.00 per night! Happy and safe travels!
GizmosMom 08/20/17 07:12pm General RVing Issues
Parking the RV to visit Quilt Co. in Hamilton, MO

Has anyone visited Hamilton, home of the Missouri Star Quilt Company, with their RV? We are stopping there in October and I want to make sure that we can park the RV in the little town while I shop. This has been on my bucket list and my DH is not too keen on it but we will only be there for a couple of hours (that's what I told him!!!). Don't want to get there and find no place to park. 26 foot Class C with no toad Thanks!
GizmosMom 08/20/17 01:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Best route Benton, IL to Fort Wayne, IN?

Fall trip late September. I have read where the Indiana roads can be pretty bumpy. Would it be better (On a Thursday) to take IH-57 north to Highway 24 and east across to Fort Wayne OR take IH-70 through Indianapolis to Fort Wayne? We have traveled Highway 24 in Illinois before and realize that it can be stop and go traffic. I like the US and state highways. He likes the Interstates...ugh! Also not sure of any highway repairs or construction around Indianapolis. In our Class C we seem to feel every bump so that is why I ask. We will not be in a hurry.
GizmosMom 08/14/17 05:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Lake Irwin

We camped there with our Class B van a couple of times. The road to the campground is pretty bumpy/washboard. If you drive very slowly it is okay. The campground is very popular and reservations can be made through recreation.gov. I believe there are only two walk-in sites. We enjoy driving up in a car and fishing. The last few times we were there we were amazed at how many people were up there. It was pretty noisy. But this was on a weekend. Happy Travels.
GizmosMom 08/05/17 08:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to check electricity at a campground

Thanks, everyone. This information will help us so much. Safe travels...
GizmosMom 08/03/17 12:26pm General RVing Issues
How to check electricity at a campground

I just read a campground review where the RV-ers checked the electricity at 3-4 sites before they found one that was good. We have been RV-ing for many years. We don't check but I think it is about time for us to do so. I did a search here on the forum but I could not find any posts relating to checking the electricity. I am not using the correct terminology, I am sure. Is this a special meter or something else? I would like your recommendations for one, if possible. Thanks!
GizmosMom 08/03/17 10:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Who drives? Him or her?

We have a Class C and don't tow. We both share the driving. On long stretches I will drive a little more than DH. He does not care to drive as much as I do. He is content to sit and read. I am the trip planner and navigator. I just ask him to be aware of our circumstances when we are driving in cities. We tow our bass boat with our Suburban. The first time I drove towing the boat we had a tire blowout. I handled it well but have been reluctant to tow since.
GizmosMom 07/25/17 06:09am Travel Trailers
RE: traveling with doggie

Smudge goes wherever we go. He doesn't usually bark while inside the RV but just in case, we leave the TV on or a radio when we leave for short periods of time. Our previous dog, Gizmo, barked whenever we left so we didn't leave him by himself.
GizmosMom 07/20/17 12:30pm Travel Trailers
RE: Direct TV while traveling questions--UPDATE

Update: We submitted our application/affidavit again in June. We finally heard back from a Direct TV "Specialist" and she said that the mobile vehicle account would be $90.00 per month. She insisted that was the monthly fee. What are we missing? Is there different terminology? May I ask how much any of you who have Direct TV pay per month? We can receive channels while we are within 250 miles from our home. When we travel, however, we cannot. This is what we want. Thanks to anyone who can help.
GizmosMom 07/20/17 10:56am Technology Corner
RV Friendly Gas Stations

Just saw this on Gas Buddy RV Friendly Gas Stations (Wasn't quite sure where to post...moderators can move if necessary)
GizmosMom 07/17/17 10:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Chicago RV parks?

There is the Hollywood Casino in Joliet. Has an RV Park. Looks like there is a train that goes from Joliet to downtown HERE
GizmosMom 07/09/17 11:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: rainbow bridge

So sorry for your loss and prayers for your healing
GizmosMom 07/05/17 04:11pm RV Pet Stop
RE: 4th of July Fireworks

We stayed home but the fireworks here in the neighborhood began on Friday, continued through last night and seemed to get louder each evening. Smudge shook every night. It sounded like a battlefield outside. Next year we will go someplace else...Thanks for the COE ideas.
GizmosMom 07/05/17 04:10pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Speed to stream?

Actually... we live out in the country. Our Internet is supposed to give us 3 mbps but we only get 1 to 1.5 We are able to stream both Netflix and Amazon. Sometimes it is very slow but mostly we are able to watch movies and shows with no problems. We have Direct TV with a DVR. We can pause and record shows. We don't have enough bandwidth to start a program from the beginning. We moved here from Austin where they now have AT&t and Google fiber...it was a big adjustment for us in the beginning but now we have no traffic!
GizmosMom 06/14/17 07:18pm Technology Corner
RE: Overnight parking west of Chicago/Joliet

Hollywood Casino is in Joliet. They have an RV park but I am thinking that you could probably park in the casino parking lot overnight...if you are stealthy
GizmosMom 06/14/17 11:53am Roads and Routes
RE: From Texas: OK/MO/AR or Arkansas/Missouri/Illinois?

Thanks, everyone!
GizmosMom 06/14/17 08:28am Roads and Routes
From Texas: OK/MO/AR or Arkansas/Missouri/Illinois?

Driving up to Bolingbrook, Illinois from Texas(Streetman--Richland Chambers area) for a wedding in late July. I know that US 69 in Oklahoma can be rough and I also know that IH 40 past Little Rock can be rough and full of trucks. Can't decide which route to take. Both are essentially the same time-wise. The Oklahoma route is slightly shorter in miles. Should I just flip a coin? Anyone traveled these routes recently? Thanks.
GizmosMom 06/13/17 12:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Long, Long Trailer

Thanks for posting this. We owned a VHS copy of that movie but no longer have any VHS players!
GizmosMom 06/10/17 12:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Forwarding Mail - a cautionary tale...

We have our mail held about 6 times a year. Been doing this for twenty plus years and have never had a problem. Our mail delivery person out here in the country is a gem. We are very lucky.
GizmosMom 06/05/17 12:21pm General RVing Issues
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