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RE: Arizona To Alaska

Is that little guy really riding a two wheeler with no training wheels? Wow! Pretty advanced -- great natural balance and coordination. Please post pix when he takes the wheel of the truck on the way to Alaska! ;)
profdant139 05/16/15 06:57pm Truck Campers
RE: Getting water on the road

Ranger stations in the national forests will often let you fill -- ask nicely, and maybe even buy a forest service map! The maps are very useful and detailed. The rangers will often tell you about good places to boondock, too.
profdant139 05/16/15 06:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is there a decent RV park between Bakersfield & Fresno?

Len, yes, there are rest areas along the 99. But unfortunately, the Central Valley is not very safe -- there is a great deal of gang activity, even in the small towns. So I would not park overnight at a rest area. If this were rural Wyoming, for example, I would feel differently.
profdant139 05/16/15 09:52am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is there a decent RV park between Bakersfield & Fresno?

Thanks for the suggestions! Right now, it looks like the Visalia KOA is our best bet for a quick overnight -- quiet and rural. We are not big fans of the KOAs, but there is a time and place for them.
profdant139 05/15/15 10:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Is there a decent RV park between Bakersfield & Fresno?

I know there are nice places in both Bakersfield and Fresno, but we will need one on Sunday night between those two towns -- and all of the reviews on RVparkreviews.com are quite negative for any of the other options. We don't care about scenery or amenities -- just a fairly quiet and safe place to park and sleep. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
profdant139 05/15/15 11:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Truck camping in Yosemite questions

12 or 13 miles a day? That's a lot! You have so many options in Yosemite that are actually a lot shorter than that -- in the high country, there's North Dome, Lembert Dome, Cathedral Lake, May Lake, 20 Lakes basin, Mono Pass, Parker Pass. From the valley, there's Nevada and Vernal Falls, Upper Yosemite Falls. Up on Glacier Point, there is Sentinel Dome and Taft Point and Dewey Point. In Sequoia, there is Tokopah Falls, Muir Grove, Little Baldy, Heather Lake. If you are feeling adventurous, there is Mitchell Peak and Alta Peak. Also Mist Falls in Kings Canyon. If you are interested in seeing pix and descriptions of all of these hikes, just copy the name of the hike and paste it into the search bar in my blog: My blog
profdant139 05/15/15 11:25am Truck Campers
RE: Truck camping in Yosemite questions

When you mention "must see," what sorts of things do you like to do? Do you hike? Mountain bike? There are lots of recreational options -- let us know what you like, and we can make some specific suggestions. With a TC, by the way, there are lots of options, especially in Sequoia, and especially in September. Any of the campgrounds are available to you, and I would not worry about the road on the south end of Sequoia. I can't go there with my trailer, but you can.
profdant139 05/14/15 10:07pm Truck Campers
RE: rv park near Tacoma/Olympia WA

We really liked American Heritage, but I agree that it is pretty tight for big rigs.
profdant139 05/14/15 10:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Arizona To Alaska

Wonderful shots, wonderful story. Lucky little boy! And his Mom looks pretty happy, too -- well done!
profdant139 05/14/15 09:58pm Truck Campers
RE: Sequoia National Park/Kings Canyon National Park

I think your big rig will fit into Azalea. What time of year are you going there? Do you like to hike? Let us know and we will give you some suggestions.
profdant139 05/14/15 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Another Gary update

Great news! Will you be able to travel, in a careful way?
profdant139 05/14/15 01:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Aussies first RV roadtrip in the USA

Will you be passing through or near Asheville, North Carolina? There are some terrific bluegrass music clubs and some world-class barbeque restaurants. My guess is that you will find the same thing in much of the Appalachian mountains. Have fun!
profdant139 05/12/15 04:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Keeping a Journal

Journalling is a great idea-- and that is exactly the reason we have a blog -- to remember stuff. Otherwise it all becomes a blur. With a narrative and pictures, it is amazing how much clearer our memories are, compared to the old days with no trailer and no internet. Years ago, we did have photo albums, but they were so limited that they were almost useless. Now, with the blog, I can go back and add details, I can change the text, etc. We refer to it all the time when we are making travel plans. If you have a minute, click on the "trips" link in my signature, and see if it is similar to what you have in mind.
profdant139 05/12/15 04:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Bikes for Alaska trip?

We took a great "inn to inn" bike tour in Alaska 15 years ago -- from Denali to Glenallen to Valdez. Not really difficult riding -- amazing scenery. But we had a tour guide, and the luggage was carried to each inn every day, so this was not at all rugged or demanding. So yes, there is great road riding in Alaska, but you would have to be a moderately serious rider. I no longer qualify for that label!
profdant139 05/09/15 07:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Why so much ground clearance?

We raised ours because we boondock -- great clearance. No more dragging on steep driveways at gas stations. But yes, there is more wind resistance and a slightly higher center of gravity.
profdant139 05/09/15 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Which one...Need Help!!!

We've had good luck with Cruiser products -- we bought a used Shadow Cruiser and liked it so much that we upgraded to a new Fun Finder -- but I have no idea if Cruiser is a better manufacturer than Keystone. Cruiser was just bought out by Thor, the folks who make Airstreams.
profdant139 05/07/15 08:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is solar the way to go?

Wait a minute -- reed, you just got back from Ecuador and now you are off to Labrador?? Wow! Do you have a blog, by any chance? (Not to hijack the thread, but that is some kind of traveling!!)
profdant139 05/07/15 03:24pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Theft at campgrounds???????????

Very interesting thread -- not a scientific poll, but a pretty good sample of folks with a lot of experience. Bottom line -- theft is not a big deal in campgrounds. I agree -- we have now spent maybe 500 nights in the last ten years in campgrounds, with no problem. But I never leave anything of value outside or unlocked -- we're from urban Southern California, where precaution is a habit.
profdant139 05/07/15 08:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes you can drive 55 and 60.

I thought I was the only one who drove 62! Who knew there was a whole Slowpoke Club out there?? (Note that at 62, it is a little easier to survive a trailer tire blowout than at 75 -- I never want to put this theory to the test, though.)
profdant139 05/06/15 10:52am Travel Trailers
RE: Is solar the way to go?

Tony, how thick is the suitcase when folded? And how big is the panel when deployed? Thanks for the info!
profdant139 05/05/15 10:23pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
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