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RE: Nice RV park or even better State Pak near Cowboys Stadium?

Loyd Park, that belongs to the city of Grand Prairie, reopens tomorrow. It is just east of SH 360 on Joe Pool Lake. Cedar Hill State Park is still closed. The Vineyards in Grapevine is still closed. Dallas Area KOA on Cooper Street in Arlington is the closest to AT&T Stadium. KOA to AT&T is 3 miles. Loyd to AT&T is 11 miles.
Tom Trostel 08/21/15 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tan

Just a side question; are the large graphic swirls, etc. paint or decals? If decals, what will it cost to replace them in 5 or 6 years when they start to crack and peel?
Tom Trostel 08/20/15 08:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Women Going Solo in an RV?

Here is a link to blogs about solo women RVers. solos
Tom Trostel 08/07/15 04:34am General RVing Issues
RE: sourdough biscuit recipe

Here is a link to a free starter source. sourdough starter
Tom Trostel 08/05/15 10:24am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Alternative to an Airstream's quality and beautiful windows?

Have you looked at the Oliver Elite II? 23' 6" Oliver
Tom Trostel 08/03/15 04:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Pressure Cooker Question

For camping I use a small GSI stovetop. Very light weight and compact and great for cooking for 2. GSI
Tom Trostel 08/01/15 07:38am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: No AC.... Deal breaker?

our rig We had a 13.5 BTU put in our 17' Bigfoot 3 years ago for $1000 US.
Tom Trostel 08/01/15 07:00am Travel Trailers
RE: Military Campgrounds (Lackland, Tinker, Corpus Christy)

Don't forget that Fort Sam Houston also has a campgrounds in San Antonio. Lackland AFB is on the west side of town and Ft. Sam is on the northeast side.
Tom Trostel 07/15/15 05:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hutchinson and Abilene Kansas

Colliehauler, Thanks for the memories about the Brooksville Hotel. I'm a Air Force brat that lived in Salina, KS in 1962-63. The Brooksville was THE place to go for special occasions. Didn't know it still existed. Thanks again.
Tom Trostel 07/12/15 06:24am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need some advice on Shasta 2009 Airflyte 12

The AC on a small trailer will usually run on Yahama's EF2400 generator. You may have to turn off the AC while making coffee, drying hair, using a microwave, etc. No need for a second generator. Where are you thinking of boondocking in Texas? There is very little National Forest, BLM in this very large state.
Tom Trostel 07/10/15 09:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: ST205/75R/14C Tire Choices - Not Too Many Choices

The sizing on Kumhos is slightly different than US market tires. For example, the 205R14C Kumho has a 27" diameter. The Goodyear Marathon ST205/75R14 has a diameter of 26.1". They both fit a 14" wheel.
Tom Trostel 07/09/15 05:52am Travel Trailers
RE: ST205/75R/14C Tire Choices - Not Too Many Choices

There are 4 top quality, non ST, tires on the market in 14" sizes.The already mentioned Kumho and Hankook plus the Maxxis UE 168 and the Goodyear HMG 2020. All can be found online except the Goodyear. The Goodyear is a tire made for U-Haul and most stores will not sell them to the public. These 4 are the only tires I would put on my trailer.
Tom Trostel 07/08/15 04:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Just to get the Texans fired up about inspections...AGAIN.

Texas has 17 counties that require vehicle emission tests. There are 8 in the DFW area alone. 17
Tom Trostel 07/07/15 04:37pm General RVing Issues
RE: OTA antenna at home

I made a single bay Gray-Hoverman for less than $10. It has no reflector. Used 1/2" pvc and aluminum wire. Put it on painters pole on the trailer and back side of chimney at home. It works very well. Gray-Hoverman
Tom Trostel 07/05/15 04:35pm Technology Corner
RE: Health Care Costs

I have a relative who is an emergency room doctor. He earns $400 per hour. No wonder is costs so much.
Tom Trostel 07/04/15 05:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Kumho Radial 857

I have Kumho 857 on my Bigfoot. Zero problems. When the time comes to replace I'll get another set. Bigfoot
Tom Trostel 06/25/15 07:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Cortez RV park near Mesa Verde

When we camp in the Cortez area we use the Dolores River campgrounds. Love the sound of the river and the shade. link
Tom Trostel 06/22/15 05:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: GREEEN Couple... Some questions

our trailer & tow vehicle All RVs come with a set of compromises. If you want large space, you require a large tow vehicle. Since you are using a Tacoma, I think a Casita would be perfect for your needs. We have attended over 2 dozen molded fiberglass rallies and the rig you are planning is very popular. We came to almost the same decision and have been very happy with our choices. We have camped from Oregon to Florida and half the state in between. No regrets.
Tom Trostel 06/02/15 06:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Light weight portable gas grill

Or, you could get a Volcano grill. 5" high when stored. Volcano
Tom Trostel 06/01/15 07:03pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Planning a trip to Dallas, TX

I prefer Cedar Hill State Park. I love the Vineyards but it is flooded and no telling when it will reopen. The attached photo shows the entrance and all the water backed up from Lake Grapevine. The Vineyards - May 30, 2015
Tom Trostel 05/31/15 05:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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