I've been to Yellowstone 3 times over the years, and there is always more to see. But for a first time driving about visit to Yellowstone allow at least 4 days, one day to tour each of the driving loops. Jackson is a fun town, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, hiking, Bar J Chuckwagon BarBQ (don't miss it), trail rides, so again at least 2 days, perhaps 4. Mount Rushmore and the Badlands is fun to tour. Mount Rushmore, not so much, up close and personal the carvings are dwarfed by the Nature around them. Custer State Park is fun and the entire area is one scenic drive after another.
Its all fun, you can't go wrong.
Their park, their rules, and if they are comfortably full with RVers then it works for them. If State regulation says no animals left unattended, and since the RVs all have license plates, making them vehicles, it would appear they are following regulations. Perhaps they were cited because another camper or a neighbor filed a complaint. If my intention was stopped there for the night I would have no problem with the rules. If I were stopping for a few days, I probably would pick another campground just in case we were to go out for dinner. JMHO
Think Garberville or Willets as base camp location. Garberville is a little more central to historic touristy Red Wood drives. Like the drive through tree, that you can't really drive through as it is protected, the Mysterious Gardens, the Red Wood RV, etc. All fun drive up locations. Since we enjoy all the amenities of private campgrounds I would suggest Benbow Valley KOA and Willets KOA, but the area has many campgrounds. Enjoy
FMCA Family Motor Coach Association, put out their annual publication in the January magazine with a list of towables. They maintain an archive on their website FMCA.Com of previous years. It is a good organization, not expensive, with a nice magazine that in my mind justifies the membership fee. Motorhome magazine has a similar list, but I have not seen this years lineup yet.
Our Splendede washer dryer in the previous MH took a little over 2 hours to run a load. The load could be no bigger than a handful, like two pair of jeans, or the sheets and pillow cases, or a weeks worth of whities. Basically a small load. It worked fine with ultra low sudsing detergent, and it was nice to have when we traveled. If we had an accumulated load or larger items like a blanket we used the RV park laundrymat. Nice to have for a trip to the beach with the grandkids, you can wash the swim suits and towels.
The Cowboy Museum of the West (or something like that) in Oklahoma City is fantastic. We spend an entire day wandering about, would have liked to spend at least another day. That said, My wife and I are both western folk, my wife was a barrel racer in her childhood life. Then, I think in Clinton, just west of Oklahoma City and entire town is dedicated as a museum to Route 66. Old barns, equipment, stores, etc. Again we spent a day. In Amarillo we stayed at The Fort RV park. Lovely with a little lake. We didn't go to the canyons about an hours South, but it is in our to do list. The Petrified Forest is a fun half day tour. The National Park museum is at the South entrance, so from the 40 you really need to drive the whole tour to get to the information area. Again, we really enjoyed this. At the Grand Canyon we based in Williams at the Circle of Pines KOA. Really a resort lovely park. Indoor pool, large sites, very well shaded by big trees. Just Lovely. Don't miss Bearazona, the wild animal park nearby. If traveling with children the Deer Park is fun, more for children. From Williams, Sedonna is less than 1 hr away, beautiful, now more of an art colony. Lots of fun for a day. The Wright church is stunning. Also from Williams, just north of Flagstaff is Crater of the Sun, the volcanic mountain range. Lovely ranger station, and some very nice hikes on paved signed walkways. If you have time a day drive (could be a 1/2 day drive but it would be a long round trip) to Monument Valley, and Gouldings RV Park and Hotel. This is such beautiful inspirational country. Words cannot describe.
I'm with Dennis.
Worrying about a fair profit for dealer is not part of a smart negotiating process. Let them worry about that.
Your job is to buy as low as you can.
The point where neither of you are going to walk away from the table would be a reasonable judge of fair profit and fair selling price.
Just about everything works with one exception AVOID HIGHWAY 550 in Colorado. The Million Dollar Highway from the 70 to Durango is a beautiful drive by car, not in a motorhome, not in a large vehicle. Shear drops and tight curves on steep grades, but beautiful. Love Quarey, Silverton, Durango, Mesa Verde, then Monument Valley, easy drive to Flagstaff and Williams. Really like the Circle of Pines KOA in Williams. Don't miss Bearazona in Williams. One hour drive to the South Rim of Grand Canyon, only about 45 minutes to Sedonna. Then take the 40 to across and swing up the Las Vegas. All nice roads, have fun.
Yes. Circle of Pines KOA Williams Arizona, West Yellowstone KOA, can't remember the name Telluride Colorado, Flying Flags Buellton California (enclosed spa). These are just the ones that come to mind, we've been to many more.
I have a 35+ year old blue tote, seldom used, and the center of the solid wheel dried and cracked. I purchased new wheels at Harbor Freight with the same axle diameter, and just mounted them. Still not using it, but it roles and will be ready when the grandkids have scout camping.
According to what I remember of the booklet, and my past experience, No Co code means the frig has turned off because it was out of level, out of power, out of propane. With my 1200 it gave ONE chance only to correct the situation. Make sure you are level, make sure batteries are at least 12.5v (not sure which batteries, with mine it was the engine battery) and check propane. Then you can try to restart frig. If you get the No Co code a second time a technician must reset the motherboard. This was done by pulling all the wires, shorting out the board with a paperclip, and reconnecting. In my case, all worked well for another year or so. Then, probably unrelated, I had a coolant leak and had to replace the coils. This worked well for another year, about $1200, and I traded in the MH for my new Allegro with residential frig.
Fantastic trip, we hope to get up that way again this May. Coos Bay, Gold Beach, Eureka are all beautiful and each has a charm of its own. Small local restaurants are plentiful, so depending on your tastes you will have abundant choices. Then coming South you get to choose between the Redwoods on the 101 or going inland and seeing the Mount Shasta and Redbluff area. Just remember to be prepared for RAIN. One April trip to Gold Beach had us cancel three days of fishing because even the fishing guides would not take out their boats. We had loads of fun anyway, visiting the wineries, a distillery, and the many gift shops in the area.
Sick. Last fall had a similar situation on the 210. Left the campground after my usual walk around inspection and all was ok. When I reached home and got out there was a red dent and paint line behind the rear wheels on the drivers side of the motorhome. I can only image that someone tapped me with the mirror of their red small car and decided to keep driving off. At 28K lbs with the gas engine of the last MH I didn't hear for feel a thing. I did call the CHP and report the incident...they took the report, and advised me that they probably could/would not do a thing. I filed the report so that the driver of the little red car could not file a hit and run report against me. Just a thought...you might want to file with either CHP or the local PD just so you have the report on file. You didn't get their license but they may have noted yours.
Have a better day, and Happy Trails.
I've had both. I'm not a engine expert, far from it. My Our 2002 Pace Arrow had a Ford V10. Really nice MH, handled the mountains of SoCal nicely. We traded it after knee surgery because the "dog house" was just to high and wide making it extremely difficult to swing out from the front seats. Our next MH a 2005 Winnebago Adventurer had the Workhorse 8.1. Also performed flawlessly on the SoCal mountains and had a flatter, not flat front. We really enjoyed this RV and just traded it for our Allegro diesel for many reasons. One being that it is much quieter up front now. So based on my experiences I really see no difference between the Ford V10 and the Workhorse 8.1. But it is truly a loaded question because it bring up the long standing argument of which is better the Chevy for the Ford. Best of luck, and you did the right thing by walking away. I would not be surprised if you get a call in a week or so saying the Dolphin is still available if you want to talk some more.
I too try to support Camping World. I appreciate their support of this website, and I appreciate their positive support of RVing in general. However; I too have found it impossible or at least horribly cumbersome to connect by phone with Camping World Valencia. Just a suggestion: perhaps a national phone line with access to computer inventory, a real person would answer the phone and arrange for a PROMPT call back from a qualified responder. Just a thought.
The DW will get up to make coffee, snacks or use the rest room. Otherwise, she stays seated.
That about sums it up. When traveling with the grandkids they too may use the restroom while in motion and unbuckle to color at the table or recline to nap.
:E On a separate note: I have a friend who will change drivers with his wife while speeding down the road! Really! OMG
Amazingly, when we were shopping for our current MH we can across a number of 2013's and 2014's where the buyer purchased the new rig and then traded it back in within 6 months or a year of purchase. Talking with sales people I learned that often the trade is because they just didn't like the first purchase and traded back to purchase a bigger or smaller RV. I can't even imagine the depreciation loss that was taken.
Call it whatever you want, if you are discussing and advertised price then the dealer will add on something to bring the deal into the profitable zone. Call it PDI, dealer prep, washing and drying, on lot storage, whatever. If you are negotiating a deal off the lot then all this my be forgone in exchange for a bottom line price. Good luck, and Happy Trails.
Bringing it home and knowing that after I put it away it will be (X) number of weeks before I can back it out and enjoy it again.
That and idiots on the freeway who pull in front and slow down, thinking that my 38ft box with a toad will just slow down for them!
There a many easier ways. When I updated the Shurflo in my last RV my friend took the original Shurflo and made a water transfer pump for his Hurricane, which does not have a gravity feed. Just clip it to the battery and pump in the water. Bottled water companies have a hand pump for drawing water from 5 gallon bottles. I keep one in my garage along with our Earthquake supplies. Harbor Freight has a few different fluid pump attachments for drills. Anything is better than lifting a 5 gal jug and pouring it into a funnel. JMHO