You can certainly see most attractions in the 32fter. All of the major points are accessible. However, there are many smaller turnouts in Yellowstone that are to narrow for the RV. Also, if it is crowded, as the previous picture noted, many of the pullouts will be full, so you will either look, wave, and drive by, or park a long distance way to walk back. We rented a 15 passenger van from BIG SKY Rental in West Yellowstone. Two families in two rigs, this way we could tour together. Anyway, they were great people to work with, very flexible. Located across from the firestation close to the west entrance of the park. Their mechanic also saved our vacation when the engine a/c on my RV froze up. In Jackson don't miss the Bar-J Chuckwagon show and dinner. They have RV parking, but again, traffic in Jackson can be a bit intense and parking is limited, so if you can rent a car, do.
Depends on how active you really are. We've been many times, most recently this summer with a few of the grandchildren. The very first trip with the kids I planned a week. Two days was more than enough. With the kids, when I was young, we hiked a day, saw the exhibits, and drove the rim. Now, a few hours is enough. We look at the splendor from a few spots, had stayed and braved the cold for a spectacular sunset, never tried sunrise, not my thing. So if you like biking, you can easily spend a full day biking the south rim. If you do the I-Max thing you can spend a day with the movie and walking the displays at the South Rim, no too far away. Personally, I would basecamp in Williams, and spend a full day at Bearazona (for Adults and family alike), if the children are young enough a few hours at the DeerPark. You can bike the many trails around Williams or just ride through downtown Williams.
Have a wonderful time.
NO!!! That portion of 101 has many hairpin turn, there are sections where there really is no discernible shoulder. Going South you will be on the cliff dropoff ocean side. Oncoming traffic will often move fast, and service trucks do take that road making deliveries to Big Sur. We drove our 38fter with toad North a couple of years ago, even though I knew better...but I forgot just how bad the drive was. Going North, with the mountain cliffs on your right, and roots and rocks protruding onto the road access I made it holding my breath for about 12 miles. It is a beautiful drive, that the driver cannot enjoy. I would suggest taking 101, a nice lovely easy drive, from Monteray Bay to Morro Bay, stopping at some of the many wineries or vegetable stands. Base camp in the Morro Bay area for a day or two and take the car to Big Sur.
Although I completely understand your point I am afraid we no longer live in a world where our personal information can be considered private; For better or for worse not considered, just a reality. I stopped at a car dealership the other day to look at possible new toweds, not wanting to get involved with a full court sales pitch I gave the salesman my personal cell number, a number I seldom use and seldom answer unless I can identify the caller. He went in the office and returned asking if "Helene was my wife and how is she doing." WOW. Thinking back, two years ago we looked at a car with my son at a related dealership. My son purchased the car and I probably used my cell number as a contact to call when the car was prepped and ready after lunch.
Expect and anticipate that nothing you put on the web, or gets put on the web by others is private.
Again, LA is not an RV friendly city. The RV park in Malibu is lovely, a bit pricey, and on the wrong side of the highway for the price, but an option, it will keep you on the city side of the Santa Monica mountains. Not a big mountain, but a traffic bottleneck. My way you can choose between Travel Village in Valencia and Castaic RV just of the 5 a few miles north of Valencia. Both are nice suburban parks but driving to LA will take 45 min to 90 min depending on the time of travel.
We were not there, so any determination by the group is just guessing. But, just guessing, I think the problem has to do with vernacular. They said they would send a tow truck. I call a flat bed a tow truck, and a wrecker with dolly is often called a tow truck. I think you should have let them send the truck. It is the obligation of roadside assistance (all three companies) to make you safe and move you to a repair facility, or make you roadworthy. You probably should have given them a chance. JMHO
In many states the insurance company need only pay up to the current fair retail value, often middle or low blue book depending on mileage and condition. Also: the truck that hit you, was it a commercial truck and did the company have insurance, or was it a private contractor with some strange co-insurance. Was there a third party involved (car running light, dog on road) which might create a shared liability in your state. You may need an attorney, or at least an insurance expert for your state. Good Luck
We have been exceptionally pleased with the service we have received on claims, past and current, from National Interstate. (not to be confused with National General...the body shop we are at is currently complaining that they will not authorize needed service.) National Interstate was a breeze to work with.
She wins. Years ago when we had a 38ft motorhome with a 454 engine pulling a station wagon I could only make it up the Grapevine (I-5 Bakersfield to Los Angeles) at 25 to 35 mph. It added a half hour to trips in that direction. We made it, and had wonderful times. Now I have the Cummins 340hp and pull a 3700lb car. 45mph is really tops over that grade, but it is an easy pull. I intend to get a larger toad shortly, closer to 4700lb, and I don't anticipate any problems. Enjoy and Happy Trails.
I posted a similar situation, different manufacturer, but same great results. The high temp warning made me pull over to find smoke coming from the front brakes. The tow brake had caught up and was keeping enough pressure to engage the towed brake. A half hour to let the brakes cool down and all was well. Yes, I did need new rotors when we got home.
I purchased a portable dump caddy when I purchased my first motorhome, some 40 years ago. I still own it (the caddy), it sits on the side of the house, and I have used it twice. Both times on Girl Scout encampments (many years ago with the daughters) when moving the rig would be impractical. And remember, even with those hard plastic wheels, the caddy with 20 or 30 gallons of fluid weights a sh*** load. (did I really type that?)
Propane monitor alarms do go bad. It is not uncommon, and replacements are not very expensive, replacement is plug-and-play. Low voltage, mentioned above, will also give you an alarm fault. However, please consider that you may have a propane leak or a burner valve is open. At very least, turn off the propane at the tank, ventilate the coach, and see if the alarm continues.
The guys (and gals) at Wholesale Warranties are a really nice group. No hard sell, no pressure, they just give you a few choices and offer suggestions on products. After they sale they act as agents (they did for me) helping with filing the claim, helping when the claim was questioned, then check in regularly to make sure the claim was processed and repaired to my satisfaction. I could not ask for better service. I've met many of the group at FMCA Rallies. You should at least give them a call.
ps:I have no connection or interest in WW. I just appreciated their service.
I think it is time, the 05 Saturn Vue is beginning to show it's age. I would like to tow the Ford Flex with it's 7 passenger seating. But which model has the lowest curb weight. I will "test drive" any serious considerations to the local scales, but I would like a place to start. If you currently tow a Flex and know it's curb weight could you please tell me which model...eco boost or standard engine...which wheel configuration?
I'm very happy with my ReadyBrake system. Just a wire from the front of the towed to the brake peddle. I'm sure it can be self installed if your up to that sort of thing. I had it installed by a technician as I had concerns about drilling through the firewall (and missing all the important stuff there) and I really don't crawl around under the car anymore. But there is nothing technical, no interruption of brake lines and no attachment to power.
I bet someplace in the sales contract there will be a phrase that says the dealer is not responsible for anything the salesman says. So get any promise, no matter how minor, in writing. Then there is the idea that the dealer is far away in another state. If you have a conflict of opinion after the sale you will probably have to take action in the dealer's state. If it is a new RV, why can't a dealer in NJ sell it? How about a call to the manufacturer? Will there be a problem licensing the RV in NJ? Just things to think about.
High 1 between Morro Bay and Carmel through the Big Sur area has been listed as one of the great scenic drives in America, with good reason. That said: DO NOT ATTEMPT THE DRIVE IN AN RV. Two lane, very tight sharp turns, shear drops into the rocks and ocean on the west and cliffs rising up against the road on the east. I did drive the motorhome on the road heading north but white knuckled it all the way and really didn't get to see the scenery. There are no turnouts large enough for a 38fter much less with a towed. Basecamp someplace and take the beautiful drive in a car. Stop at the turnouts, stop at the wineries or small shops at Big Sur, even stop for the night if you wish, but leave the RV behind. From Carmel to Morro Bay take highway 101, an easy divided highway. For the rest of the trip from Santa Barbara to Canada you can shift from the 101 to the 1 depending on how fast you wish to travel and how many lighthouses you wish to see. From Santa Barbara to San Diego is a whole different story, as you will be driving heavy traffic the entire route.