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RE: Just an observation

When we traveled up to Michigan in October I noticed many RV transports going south, too!
GizmosMom 12/13/17 12:18pm General RVing Issues
RE: Absolute fantastic roadside assistance!!

It was good to read your post and the info about the GPS location coordinates was a good one. Thanks and may the remainder of your travels be happy and safe ones!
GizmosMom 10/27/17 03:39pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: Assistance for route choices

GizmosMom 10/24/17 02:34pm Roads and Routes
RE: When to RV in Texas

I have lived in Texas for 37 years. I agree with padredw. The flowers in the spring are not to be missed! Some of our best camping days have been in November, December, February, March and April. Some of those days were cold but most were absolutely beautiful. For us, our camping season is just about to begin. We do not camp during June, July and August as it is usually just too hot.
GizmosMom 09/24/17 08:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Quickest salesman ever, must have a dog

This forum needs a "LIKE" button! :C
GizmosMom 09/16/17 07:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: Frank's Autoformer? Available?

We found some links in searches on Google but when we clicked on those links the domains were for sale. We went with the Hughes. Thanks to all who responded.
GizmosMom 09/07/17 02:58pm Tech Issues
Frank's Autoformer? Available?

We have spent the greater portion of today looking at surge protectors and autoformers. The Hughes autoformer is available at several different sites. Frank's autoformer had some features described in various forum posts that my husband liked. We have tried to find a place where we could buy a Frank's but can find no active link. Does anyone know if they can still be purchased? Thanks
GizmosMom 09/07/17 12:18pm Tech Issues
RE: Parking the RV to visit Quilt Co. in Hamilton, MO

Thanks again! I can't wait!
GizmosMom 08/31/17 05:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Motor Carriers Atlas Questions

Thanks! One of our neighbors used to drive a truck and they now have an RV and I am thinking they might have one I can look at. I didn't think of that before.
GizmosMom 08/24/17 03:02pm Roads and Routes
Motor Carriers Atlas Questions

We have a Class C with a roof mounted satellite dish and our height is 12'2" I am only familiar with the Motor Carriers Atlas through mentions here on this forum. I like to route us on state and federal and even county highways instead of Interstates. I tried to view pages of the atlas on Amazon but couldn't tell if they provide information, specifically heights on all roads. Can someone tell me before I spend our money on this atlas? Thanks
GizmosMom 08/24/17 09:41am Roads and Routes
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
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