We're thinking of being in the Medora area this summer but are unsure of our dates. Would it be crazy to go without cg reservations? We would be there late July/early August.
Also, any recommendations would be appreciated. We would prefer a pull-thru site with at least electricity. Had thought about staying in Teddy Roosevelt National Park but it seems that none of their campgrounds have electric sites?
Guys read the OP origional post wanted Full Hookups and you all got on a state park kick and we all know there are no full hookups.
Actually there are! Lac Qi Parle and Lake Shetek are two I can think of off of the top of my head. OP, check out the MN State Parks reservations website, you can search by region and then by full hook-ups.
OP, I think the best course of action is to figure out how much you can tow and go from there. Then you'll be able to see what floorplans fit within your tow capacity, both TT and Hybrids. Then you can check them out in person to see what you prefer.
We are in Minnesota and camp quite a bit in April and October and have never had a problem keeping warm. We added an optional heat strip into our A/C unit that runs with the A/C's blower. It works wonderfully and at times it's even too warm :) We don't use any type of exterior tent end covers, or heated mattresses or mattress pads, although those are things that could certainly be an option.
Good luck with your search!
I once read a very wise statement on the Rv.net forums... "There are two types of RV's: those that leak, and those that will leak." WoodGlue I'm glad your happy with your camper but don't ever let your guard down. Water is our enemy, whether you are rolling in a million dollar Prevost or a $10K pop-up.
We went from a Rockwood TT to a Cub hybrid because you absolutely positively cannot beat the amount of space you get vs. the tow weight. It's small enough to tow almost anywhere and opened up it's spacious enough to live in (no kidding).
We've been going every year (sometimes 2x a year) since 2000. Even with all those trips, we STILL find new things to do and see every time. If you do more than scratch the surface with the most touristy attractions, you will be so pleasantly surprised.
Also we usually go in August, we've never had an issue with the Sturgis Rally. If the thought bothers you then avoid the rally dates, but if that's the only time you can be there then don't worry about it. The Hills are a large area with plenty of room to disperse.
We have camped at Beaver Lake Campground in Custer and enjoyed it very much. Some sites are close together while others are very nicely spaced. We've also camped at The Roost Resort in Custer and it is small but the sites are nicely spaced out. We've driven thru Rafter J Bar and thought it looked very nice, some sites are close together and some are very wooded and more spaced out from each other.
Good luck on your search and I hope you enjoy the Hills as much as we do :).