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RE: What Campground for Mount Rushmore Area

Check out This link. The area must be the most "camped in" area in the west. Rafter J and the Mt. Rushmore KOA are probably the most popular and have the most things for both adults and kids to do. The Mount Rushmore monument is free if you have the National Parks Pass, but parking isn't free. $3 the last time I was there. The citizens of the area paid for the parking area to keep the crowds from parking along the two lane road. Visitors do it anyway, but the walk is uphill from either direction. Be sure to see Crazy Horse while there. Its on the same road as Mt. Rushmore. Gutzon Borglum carved both monuments, but its privately owned and requires a separate admission. It isn't expensive, and most of the money goes for college tuition for Native Americans living in the area. Since Custer is a state park, it requires a separate admission fee, but worth it. There's a lot of wildlife roaming around Custer S.P. Especially wild burros. Their ancestors were abandoned years ago by unsuccessful miners. They have quite a scam going. One stands in the road to stop traffic and the others go from car to car begging for food. Take some carrots, but hold on to the green parts. They have sharp teeth and lousy eye sight. :)
Jim Shoe 04/25/15 06:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will a Common Size Freezer Hold a Frozen Pizza?

I don't think you're going to find a common size anything over all the makes and models of 'C's. But to give you an idea, I just drove to my building where I keep my 2005 Fleetwood MH. I have a Dometic refrigerator/freezer. The freezer compartment measures 17" wide by 13" high by 10 1/2" deep. If freezer size is important to your buying decision, you may want to measure your favorite pizza and then measure the freezer compartment of the RVs that you're considering.
Jim Shoe 04/24/15 03:35pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Big Rig friendly gas stations - West Yellowstone ?

Also cheaper. There are four stations in West Yellowstone within a couple of blocks of the West gate. They're all used to RVs. There's also more than one grocery store. Ain't competition wonderful?
Jim Shoe 04/24/15 01:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gulf Shores Al. things to do?

Check out the Naval Aviation Museum. Its about 30 miles east of Gulf shores. Its on the base at NAS Pensacola, but its open to the public and entry and parking are free. One of the best museums I've ever visited. Lots to see and do for kids as well as adults. The Blue Angels are home based there and if they're in town, there are bleachers outside where you can watch them practice. Several of the displays are "Hands on" for the kids. Of all ages. BTW, no guns allowed on base, but you can either leave them at the CG or they'll check them for you at the gate. It brought back lots of memories for me, because I was stationed in Pensacola for two years.
Jim Shoe 04/24/15 05:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TPMS gauge which ones are good

I have the TST TPMS installed and still had a flat with no warning. On the Jeep Toad. At least I knew it immediately. I'm the guy that backed into the Left Front tire. :o
Jim Shoe 04/23/15 05:03pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: I am Now Qualfiied as an "Old Man"

In January, I'll be 70. If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself. :)
Jim Shoe 04/23/15 04:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: Bear Season is here

If hiking in bear country always go with a companion. You don't have to outrun the bear. Just the person that's with you. Bears aren't picky. :)
Jim Shoe 04/23/15 06:51am RV Lifestyle
RE: Picnic Tables

I stayed at one CG that had a picnic table at each site and delivered a newspaper on it every morning. I read the paper and drank my coffee while sitting on the bench. I eat off the table inside my RV. I know who's been sitting on it - nobody.
Jim Shoe 04/23/15 06:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sunset Magazine best CG in the West list

Like most "Best of" lists, they're blatant advertising and only appeal to a small portion of (in this case) the camping community.
Jim Shoe 04/23/15 05:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: west yellowstone to grand tetons colter park?

I second the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. They have good food and many of the bar stools are saddles.
Jim Shoe 04/23/15 05:21am Roads and Routes
RE: RV parks with cable connection

I'm single and stay in FHU parks all the time, so I like having cable at night. I've learned over the years to take 2 25' cables, 2 water hoses, and two stinky slinkys, with connectors. I'm gone all day, but I like a little entertainment or at least some noise at night.
Jim Shoe 04/22/15 04:47pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Eggs left in refrigrator

Recently, I found a dozen eggs in my home fridge that had been hiding for a long time according to their "use by" date. At least a year. Out of curiosity, I prepared with a clothespin on my nose to open the eggs directly into the garbage disposal. There wasn't anything in any of the shells. Everything had evaporated! Who knew?
Jim Shoe 04/22/15 04:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Good reminder!

I probably stole this idea from somebody else on this forum, but I bought a package of spring loaded clothes pins and I already had a label maker. Each task is printed on a label and stuck onto a clothes pin. When I pull into a park, I fold the sun visor down and clip the appropriate task onto the sun visor as I complete the task. When leaving, each task goes back into the box as I do them. So far, I haven't started to pull out while the electric, water and/or stinky slinky are still hooked up.
Jim Shoe 04/22/15 04:49am General RVing Issues
RE: leveling jacks

I have the HWH semi automatic levelers on my 'C'. A control on the dash lights up the LF, RF, LR, RR that needs to be raised. When the lights are all off, I'm level. Sure is nice to have when its raining.
Jim Shoe 04/21/15 06:42am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Alabama to close state parks.

Well, they could cut the budgets for all the politicians, but I suspect that nobody would notice. Gotta hit 'em where it hurts.
Jim Shoe 04/21/15 05:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rv Park Admission Fee

There's a state park near where I live. Used to be that you paid for the site as you entered and that was it. They wound up having to limit the number of people and vehicles per site. Too many spots with two people paying and 20 staying (and partying all weekend).
Jim Shoe 04/20/15 05:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Patriots Day

After my Dad retired, my parents spent the rest of their lives tracing their ancestors. Both families fought in the American Revolution. On our side. Apparently, they didn't enjoy it. No more soldiers on either side until I joined the Navy in 1964, during Viet Nam. I spent my enlistment as a Hospital Corpsman on an unarmed WWII aircraft carrier in Pensacola, Florida. We trained new pilots, so we never left the Gulf. Apparently, that's where they needed me. :)
Jim Shoe 04/20/15 05:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Driving the Blue Ridge Highway in a Class C?

Here's a list of the tunnel clearances.
Jim Shoe 04/19/15 09:13am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Overhead bunk conversion

I removed the mattress (if you can call it that), covered the now bare floor with a couple of rolls of the "no slide" stuff and then put a few plastic lidded containers up there. I store stuff that isn't used that often, like an extra blanket, printer paper, maybe a jacket for chilly mornings, maps, etc.
Jim Shoe 04/19/15 09:05am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Turkeys back

No bird is wiser than a wild turkey or dumber than a domestic one. My Mom grew up on a farm. Among other things, they raised domestic turkeys. Every so often, the turkeys would fly over the fence into the neighbor's freshly plowed field. My Mom and her sisters would have to climb over and toss the turkeys back or they would have starved.
Jim Shoe 04/19/15 07:02am Around the Campfire
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