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RE: Good Sam Roadside Assistance experience on May 5th.

Thanks, comforting to hear. We also have GS but thankfully never have needed to give them a try on the RV.
kalynzoo 05/10/17 04:48pm Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: KOA Petaluma....A mild rant

I understand your frustration. It bugs me to no end when employees challenge the customer. I was raised, and taught my employees, to know that the customer is always right until you can show that the customer is incorrect. When a product is mismarked at the grocery you expect to pay the marked price. With all this said, I do love Petaluma KOA, it is truly one of the gems in the KOA franchise.
kalynzoo 04/21/17 12:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Durango RV Resort in Red Bluff CA

We camped just east of that park at Red Bluff RV a few times, most recently this summer. The Red Bluff RV park is about 1/2 mile east of the freeway, it is an older but well maintained park, nice pool, large grass sites, and the owners graduated from Granada High, my alma mater, not the same class, but what the hay. Durango RV park appeared (from looking from the freeway)to be much newer, with paved sites. Looks like a nice park, but it is adjacent to the I-5. We will be heading up that way in July, and I'll probably stay at Red Bluff RV again. Think it will be quieter.
kalynzoo 04/21/17 12:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding a parking place

Depends on the town. Many towns along the Oregon coast have height limit signs, "no vehicle parking over 7ft". These towns usually offer bus/large vehicle parking at some end of town lot. Even with our 38ft motorhome towing a car we have always found parking in towns across America (west of the Mississippi, as we haven't been east with the MH). There is usually a city park, a central church, or just an empty lot available. Now cities are a whole different story.
kalynzoo 04/17/17 04:30pm Beginning RVing
RE: HELP!! No 12V or 110V power

From experience: check the inverter/converter, in my previous coach after an overload I had to replace the 2 20amp fuses on the unit. It was hidden in the kitchen cabinet next to the frig...found it by accident when I almost gave up. Also, two circuit breakers on the generator. If you think you know what your doing you can open the transfer switch and see if the contacts are being pulled into place. (my electrician friend did this when we were in Mexico and the power was too high to pass through the transfer switch). Good luck
kalynzoo 04/05/17 09:57pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: tips/advice??

Most areas of Zion do not allow private auto traffic, so you will take the lovely shuttle. Grand Canyon South Rim has plenty of RV/bus parking, and you will walk to the shuttle and tour most of the South West rim within the park. So no problem with your route in the RV. If you go from Zion to Grand Canyon try to route through Monument Valley and spend a night at Goulding's and take the tour through Monument Valley. Spectacular. At the Grand Canyon we often basecamp at Circle of Pines KOA. Large lovely campground, heated indoor pool, large sites, about a one hour drive to the South Rim on a very good two lane road. Also, spend a day at Bearazona, very close, and use their car(s) to drive the wildlife park. Williams is a nice town with some good restaurants. The KOA has a contact for a local car rental company which we used on one of our trips. Williams is central for day trips to Sedona, Flagstaff, and Sunset Craters. All fun. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 04/04/17 03:17pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: California vacation

To Avoid: Stay away from the cities with the motorhome. Do all your city touring in the car. Yosemite: We like Yosemite/Maraposa KOA, very large sites, Yosemite like atmosphere about 30 miles outside the park entrance. Indoor heated pool, just very nice. For the Redwoods, consider Benbow Valley KOA for a basecamp in Garberville. It used to be Benbow Valley Resort and became a lovely KOA. Full 18 hole golf course attached (I don't play, but it's pretty). Really fine restaurant walking distance. The resort is in the heart of the historic Redwood area, often viewed in the old documentaries and Disney programs. Drive through tree, Mystery forest, Redwood RV, etc. This area is best toured in the car. Between the two there are many places to tour. You could head up highway 49 (gold rush country) and stop at the many quant towns. Sacramento has a really fantastic RailRoad museum in old Sac. Vacaville is a great basecamp to visit Napa and wine country. We stay at The Vineyard RV park when in that neighborhood. If you head up highway 99 instead of 49 you pass through Lodi, also wine country, no resort RV parks in that area that I am aware of. If you do want a stop at San Francisco consider Petaluma KOA, a real gem in the KOA franchise, just over the Golden Gate from the harbor tourist area. Enjoy, and Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 03/31/17 05:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Indio to Paso Robles

All about the same, so many variables. Yes, the 210 then you could go on the 126 but it would be about the same if you take the 210 to 118 which becomes the 26 and meets the 101. The up the 101 to Paso. This way, or one the 126 you don't have to go up and down the Grapevine over the 5. In a car it is so much faster to take the 5 to the 46, after all you will be traveling at 70 probably 75 all the way in a car. In a Motorhome at 55 you will probably go over the 5 at 35-45mph, even if you could do better there will be trucks in the way. So the additional mileage on the 101 really doesn't count. So it really depends on your travel preference. If you think you will need a rest stop around Magic Mountain, then take the 5 and exit Magic Mountain Parkway, with a few nice places to stop for lunch. Then take the 126 around to Ventura. Otherwise, the 118 to the 23 to the 101. Then up the 101. Beulton, Solvang is a great place to exit and take a long rest. Lots of wide open street parking, Ellan's pancake house is total unpretentious but make a great meal, across the street from the windmill of Anderson's Pea Soup. If you need to overnight, Flying Flags RV Resort is a Resort, Wonderful. Then a lovely drive up the coast the rest of the way.
kalynzoo 03/29/17 07:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Nogales, MX safe to visit

Really glad to read that people who have visited recently find Nogales safe. My early trips and memories are of a lovely friendly tourist town. My recent visit a few years ago seemed more like entering an occupied war zone. I have read how the Federal Government is trying to clean up the border and fight the cartels. I do hope Nogales can return to being the tourist Meca is once represented.
kalynzoo 03/27/17 09:14am Snowbirds
RE: Nogales, MX safe to visit

NO. We visit Mexico regularly, and we just returned from a trip to Rocky Point aka Puerto Penasco. A wonderful place to visit, about 2 hours from Tucson. Cross into Mexico in the small town of Lucesville, near Why. We went in a motorhome and stayed at The Reef, although the other frequented park, Playa Bonita is also great. If you just want to do a weekend trip for tourist shopping there are plenty of condo's available and a few nice hotels. Playa Bonita Hotel is small and well located. Highly recommend this vacation tourist spot in Mexico. Now, back to the border and Nogales: Lived in Tucson for 4 years while attending UofA back in the late 60's. Nogales was the place to play. Students and tourists were totally safe, as the city thrived on the tourist trade. Today, Nogales is a war zone. Shops are gated or boarded, it is a hot spot for drug trafficking and people trafficking. I'm not picking on Nogales by any means, I feel the same way about downtown Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. There are places in these cities you do not want to be in during the daytime, and must be avoided at night. Nogales, being a small urban area does not have the ability to maintain safe zones, it is all just scary. Again, I love Mexico. I just would not go near the major border crossing town. JMHO
kalynzoo 03/26/17 09:11pm Snowbirds
RE: North of LA to San Diego

Definitely the 210. I take the 210 to the 15 in Cucamanga. If there is a problem on the 210 you can take any cross town freeway to the 10 to the 15.
kalynzoo 03/25/17 10:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Crooked as they come

Reads like an over zealous employee. I hesitate to blame corporate on this one.
kalynzoo 03/22/17 10:59am Good Sam Club
RE: Route from Sacramento, Ca to Medford, Or

Easy drive, with some long steep climbs along the way. Never had a problem with the previous gas RVs and the present 360 diesel RV, always towing a car. You won't maintain highway speed, but it is a beautiful drive, so going slower gives you a chance to enjoy the scenery.
kalynzoo 03/21/17 07:27pm Roads and Routes
RE: Northern California in late May

I would take the 99 to South Yosemite, I like KOA Maraposa/Yosemite as a basecamp. Then continue up the 99 with a stop at the wineries at Lodi, The Jackson Ranchero RV park casino is lovely and central. Then take the 50 to Reno, come back on the 80 all the way to the 101. Then up the 101 through the Redwoods, Benbow KOA in Garberville is excellent and the restaurant at the Benbow Inn is wonderful. Lots to do and see with lots of choices of routes. Enjoy.
kalynzoo 03/20/17 06:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Temporary medical insurance while in Canada for 6 weeks

Just sat in on a seminar on Seven Corners International Travel Insurance 877-202-4176. Travel and medical assistance.
kalynzoo 03/17/17 01:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Why I hate KOA

I seek out KOA's because at very least, they are consistent. Some are exceptional destination resorts. Petaluma, Benbow Valley, Circle of Pines in Williams, San Diego, and Santa Cruz/Monterey are but a few of the true gems in the franchise. This week we were returning from the FMCA Rally in Chandler and decided to stop at the KOA in Kingman, AZ for an overnight. Kingman, really, I certainly did not expect much, but is was NASCAR weekend in Las Vegas, so an early arrival was out of the question. The Kingman KOA was certainly pleasant and friendly. We were escorted to our site. The site was gravel, clean, almost level (acceptable) and the hookups were excellent. Good electric from newer posts, easy access water, clean sewer connections. The dog run was clean and large enough for some exercise. We did not use the clean pool or the well maintained miniature golf park, and we did not use the spotless laundry. As for the WiFi, even at resort parks, the WiFi is shared by so many that it is often almost useless. We travel with a Hot Spot, so I don't bother with the park WiFi. $47 or $50 a night for a secure, safe campsite, maintained and functioning utilities, and amenities available, even if not used, seems reasonable to me. Happy Trails.
kalynzoo 03/13/17 10:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: where to go in socal

Flying Flags in Beulton, Vineyard in Vacaville, a few places in Gilroy one being Gilroy RV. Morgan Hill at Mapleleaf RV. Just a few suggestions of places I have visited.
kalynzoo 03/01/17 10:41am Snowbirds
RE: Tow Speed excess!

The Navigation system on my Tiffin has a memory. During the walk through explanation of the system the instructor accessed the memory to show that the top speed the rig traveled with 90mph. I never drive over 60+ with 55 to 60 being the sweet spot. GUESS WHO. Oh, and the driver signed onto the hands free cell use, which is good at least he was not holding the cell phone, but if anyone was interested it identified the driver. No one cared, not even me. Great coach.
kalynzoo 02/23/17 09:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone questions

Enjoy. We like Jackson, it is a lovely beautiful town. We stayed at the Virginian RV park on both trips, it is a small gravel full hookup lot at the rear of a small, nice hotel, right in the heart of Jackson. It is all about location. Yellowstone is wonderful. Plan on at least 4 days of touring, at very least. We have stayed at both Grizzle RV and KOA West Yellowstone. Grizzle is right at the park entrance, well groomed, but with few amenities. KOA is a great KOA, large sites, heated pool, gym, small restaurant, and the preferred sites have concrete tables and benches and an adult swing bench. Really, just nice. Its been a long time since we were at the Black Hills, but it has great memories.
kalynzoo 02/23/17 12:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Posted Message Not Posted

I have found that when the internet is busy, like on holidays, it takes longer for my posts on many sites to, and if they don't go through completely they are lost forever.
kalynzoo 02/20/17 12:10pm Class A Motorhomes
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