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RE: Disney fort wilderness

We stayed in the 400 loop when we were there over Halloween 3 years ago. It was very convenient. You could walk to the landing,the dog park and the pool from there.
RGar974417 01/16/17 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Virginia, West Virginia summer trip

In West Virginia, I would recommend Pipestem State Resort Park. They have everything. Nice campground,2 restaurants,one which you take a cable car to get to. Indoor and outdoor pools,golf,mini golf,nature walks,boating,horseback riding etc.
RGar974417 01/16/17 05:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Suggestions for CG in Dubois, Wy

We stayed at the Longhorn Ranch and RV park. Nice FHU pull throughs. The best restrooms you'll ever see, nice store located on the Wind River.http://www.thelonghornranch.com/
RGar974417 01/16/17 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: National Parks and the Lack of Adequate # of Camp Sites

My wife and I,along with our 2 boys and my 2 nieces camped first in a pop up and later in a travel trailer,most times without electric. We were in Yellowstone in May. We stayed in Madison Campground and they allow generator use from 8am to 8pm. So if the girls need to use a blow dryer or charge their phones they can do it when you run the genny. Have them use the campground bathrooms during the day so you don;t have to dump tanks and refill water. There are no showers in Madison but there are pay showers at some of the other facilities.During the day you will be driving all over the park so phones can be charged in the car/truck. Be aware most places in the park don't have cell service.My wife has Verizon and I have Sprint.It seems that Verizon had more coverage.If you want all the amenities you could stay in West Yellowstone. But it's an 18 mile drive to get to Madison and another 16 miles to old Faithful which is why you should stay in the park. As to why the NPS doesn't expand their campgrounds or add hookups is probably because of the environmental lobby. Anytime the NPS or Forest Service want to modernize or expand, the environmental lobby opposes it and sometimes ties it up in court.To me, I am fine with the way they are. Many Forest Service and COE Campgrounds have electric, at least here in the east and south.
RGar974417 01/14/17 06:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a new destination advice

We stayed at Willowtree too and liked it. But we also stayed at Huntington Beach State Park which seems to have everything you want. Lots of seperation between most sites. Short walk to the beach. Some FHU, the rest water and electric. They also have a great nature program with walks and talks on the beach or in the nature lodge. There is an old house which was the residence of the original owners which is open for tours. You are right down the road from Murrel's Inlet where they have some good restaurants.But if you want a completely different location, Pipestem State Resort Park in Southern West Virginia has it all. Nice campground,plus ahotel and a lodge. Indoor and outdoor swimming,gold horseback riding, 2 restaurants,archery, nature walks, tennis and more. http://www.pipestemresort.com/
RGar974417 01/13/17 03:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVing solo

Just be prepared. If you don't have a gun get mace or a taser and make sure they are not buried in the bottom of your purse.In fact I would buy several and keep them in different locations and learn how to use them. Travel during the day. And although we like to stay in state and federal parks where there are generally less people, you may want to stay in commercial parks where your neighbors and law enforcement are closer.A medium to large size dog can also be a deterrent.
RGar974417 01/13/17 03:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: I need an education on LED lighting

The brightness of the fixture depends on how many watts each LED is rated and how many LED's there are total.I am an electrician and have taken apart an LED fixture from a commercial post light that went bad. In that one, it was possible to remove some of the LED's from the board. It may be possible to do that with yours if you're handy. Remove the fixture and see if this is possible.
RGar974417 01/13/17 03:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Canyon in Winter

I would make sure you have chains and a snow shovel. We have the kind that slip through the wheels. They go on easy and are made to get you out of a jam, not to drive many miles on. We were there in late April one year and had about 6" of snow on the ground then.
RGar974417 01/11/17 11:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best route from Lander WY to Charlotte NC

You can get snow that time of year on most routes unless you get down to I-20 or farther south which is way out of your way. We hit snow on I-40 in April more than once. I would watch the weather and take I-80 to I-29 down to Rt 36 across Missouri.Then I-72 to I-74 to I-75 to I-40.Make sure you have a snow shovel, chains and Good Sam's or some other type of road service and be prepared to hole up for a day or 2.
RGar974417 01/10/17 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: south Idaho thru Utah to Grand Canyon Lte March/April

I -84 to I-15 should be your best bet. You can have snow that time of year. We were at the Grand Canyon in late April one time and there was 6 inches of snow on the ground. I would make sure you carry a snow shovel, chains and Good Sam or some other type of emergency road service just in case. I bought the kind of chains that slip through your rims. They aren't made to leave on,just to help you out of a jam.
RGar974417 01/10/17 01:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling in the summer

We camped in the summer when the kids were young. We normally made reservations. We occasionally camp in the summer with the grand kids and have always made reservations. Usually,you can normally find an open spot for one night when you're traveling unless it's a holiday weekend. For longer stays I would make reservations. And it's easier to get them if you book from Sunday through Thursday. The weekends are much harder to get a site the longer you wait to book. If you can still camp in the off season, that's best. Easier to get sites and less people. We went to Yellowstone in May. We had a reservation for the first night because it was a Saturday. We also had reservations in Yellowstone for Wednesday through Saturday. But the rest of the trip we didn't have reservations. We stayed mostly at state parks and paid anywhere from $16 to $26 for sites with electric.I tried to figure how far we would go in one day and then find a state park close by. It worked out very well.
RGar974417 01/10/17 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone area~other attractions we should see

You could easily spend your whole week in the park. We were there for 4 nights in May and didn't see it all.The park is as big as the state of Rhode Island. In summer,it gets full and you will have to negotiate the traffic and buffalo jams so it will take longer to get anywhere. We enjoyed the Inn at Old Faithful. It's the biggest log structure in the world. The lobby is beautiful. We ate dinner there. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is beautiful. We also enjoyed Mammoth Hot Springs in the north end of the park.We saw a mother grizzly and 3 cubs on the road from Norris to Canyon.
RGar974417 01/08/17 05:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Beach campsite

Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina has some FHU and the rest water and electric. It varies how far from the beach depending on your site. The closet site might be a 2 minute walk.They have some good ranger programs. Assateague State and National Park you're just over the dunes.The State Park has one loop with electric. The NP has no hookups. We enjoyed Assategeaue because of the wild horse which come into your site and because of the ranger programs. In the Florida Keys Curry Hammock State park has sites on the water with water and electric. Cape Hatteras National Park has some sites close to the beach but no hookups.Most of these places you need to get your reservations in way ahead of time. But I'll give you a tip. Sometimes you can still get in if you don't want a weekend. Try looking at a Sunday through Thursday. Or splitting your time between 2 sites if you can't find a whole week in one site.
RGar974417 01/06/17 02:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV facts and info.

They mentioned blacks. I have been camping almost 50 years and can count on 1 hand the number of black families I have ever seen camping. Not sure why that is.
RGar974417 01/06/17 12:40pm General RVing Issues
RE: Crossing the USA from Tampa, FL to Western USA and back

OK, here's a few suggestions. In Arizona, we stayed in Williams at Circle Pines KOA. They have an indoor pool and hot tubs. We visited the Grand Canyon from there. We then went south to Cottonwood and stayed at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. They have water and electric. You are right next to Tuzigoot (Indian ruins from 1300 AD ).You are also close to Jerome, an old mining town. In Jerome we toured the mansion of the former mine owner and the Gold King Mine which is made up to look like an old mining town with wold boros wandering the streets. We also went to Ft Verde which was an Army post in the 1880's. Several restored buildings. We then went to the northeast corner of the state and visited the Hubbell Trading Post and Canyon de Chelly. In Yellowstone, we stayed in Madison which was centrally located. No hookups and no services at the campground.The campground at Mammoth Hot Springs looked like the sites were a little more isolated,plus you're close to all the services in Mammoth like restaurants,gas station,post office, stores and visitor center.You are also about 5 miles south of Gardiner, Mt where there are grocery stores,gas, restaurants etc. Be sure to visit the Inn at Old Faithful. It was built in 1903 and is the largest log structure in the world. The lobby is gorgeous.We ate in the dinning room. The food was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Fishing Bridge is the only campground in the park with hookups but is like a parking lot. Yellowstone is as big as the state of Rhode Island so you will spend alot of time driving. We stayed 4 nights and could have used 2 more. If you are 62 or over, get the America the Beautiful Pass.It's $10 if you buy it in a National Park or $20 if you send for it. It allows you to get into any National Park or Historic site for free and 1/2 price off camping at all federal campgrounds.Once you establish your route,I may be able to advise you on other places to see or stay. We usually stay in state parks along the way because they are generally cheaper than most private campgrounds. In Nebraska, we stayed at Wabaunsie State Park. $16 a night with electric hookups. In Missouri,we stayed at Pershing State Park for $19 a night with electric.
RGar974417 01/03/17 05:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Big Rig Camping in the Florida Keys

Curry-Hammock. I don't believe it has sewer at site,but meets all your other requirements.
RGar974417 01/03/17 04:40pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Free Photo Editor

I was skeptical at first after Google basically retired Picasa but I have come to embrace it. And of course it is free. So what does it mean that Google retired Picasa? I have used this for several years and like it.
RGar974417 01/03/17 04:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Winter Driving

I would keep an eye on the temps. If it looks like it will be above freezing, I wouldn't worry about it.WE have driven and camped many times in cold weather, even in the snow. One time in Gallop NM, it was 15 and snowing. Nothing froze. Next night in Williams, AZ it was 33.As long as you have the heat on it won't be a problem.But make sure you drain lines and dump as soon as you get home. I made the mistake of NOT doing that one time.It got really cold and windy that night.The next day everything was froze. But managed to get it thawed out with no damage.If I had left the heat on that wouldn't have happened. Live and learn. If it looks like days of freezing windy weather, then do as the others say and drain the lines and put antifreeze in the traps.
RGar974417 12/30/16 03:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Florida to ????? in May 2017

Why are you scared by Yellowstone in May? We were there this past May and it was great.The weather during the day was high 50's,low 60's. At night it got into the high 30's.We had not snow and a little rain one night. The crowds were relatively small and we had no traffic jams. We spent 4 nights in Madison Campground. No hookups but dump station and water. We saw a mother grizzly and 3 cubs walking right down the road towards us. She came right past the van and we got some nice video of that. We ate dinner at the Inn at Old faithful. Good food and prices were decent. It is the largest log structure in the world. The lobby is beautiful. Not everything is open. But there is enough to see. We could have spent 2 more days there. If you want suggestions on places to stop over night and which roads to take send me a message and I'll give you a few suggestions.
RGar974417 12/30/16 03:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: A new way to get around a campground!

We ordered 2 of these Sondors ebikes a few months ago and just got them. They are fun to ride! http://i.imgur.com/pnGK9ysl.jpg For anyone that makes unfounded assumptions - neither of us are obese. DW does have inherited congenital heart failure and this pedal assist ebike will allow her to ride more. And I believe I did mention....They are fun to ride! I did some research and saw a review that was less than spectacular. The reviewer liked the way the bike looks, but said the motor was too under powered to meet some of the claims they make about speed, miles per charge and too under powered to ride in the sand and up some steep hills. He also said the intitial price of $500 was so low because they were raising capitol to get the company going.He said the price is now up to $649 and will eventually go to $1300. He did say at the $500 price it was a good deal. So are you satisfied with the performance of the bikes and have you ridden it in the sand or up steep hills?
RGar974417 12/30/16 02:22pm General RVing Issues
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