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RE: ideas for parks and sights in eastern CA. highway 395

J Herb is right -- Lee Vining, not Lone Pine. Sorry for the error.
profdant139 11/24/14 12:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah -- Hwy 20 from I-15 to Hwy 89 in snowy weather?

Just got back -- it did snow up on 20, so we went through Zion on 9 to 89. Not my first choice, but safer under the circumstances.
profdant139 11/23/14 05:02pm Roads and Routes
RE: ideas for parks and sights in eastern CA. highway 395

You mentioned that you like to eat -- the Whoa Nellie Deli in Lone Pine is really excellent -- fine dining in a gas station -- no kidding! At that time of year, the high country hiking might be hard to reach, depending on whether we ever get any snow. But if you can hike in the snow or you have snowshoes, the Bishop Creek area is excellent, as is the Mammoth Lakes area. Take your time, if you can -- the Eastern Sierra with snow is just great. A day in Lone Pine, a couple of days in Bishop, a couple of days in Mammoth, a couple of days in Lee Vining -- that would be a decent sampler. To whet your appetite, this is what it looks like: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-fNKXfWrjuyQ/Ustr_pddzgI/AAAAAAAAJ14/owxMtgQwyNQ/s1600/alpenglow+buttermilk+country.jpg height=400 width=600
profdant139 11/23/14 04:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Recommendations on a Small and Light TT

Maybe check out the smallest Fun Finders -- and please feel free to check out our blog links, below. We used to tow with a Pathfinder -- I switched to a Tacoma for the cargo capacity, but the Nissan was more than adequate.
profdant139 11/23/14 01:10pm Travel Trailers
RE: FOUND!!!!!!!!!!! [Our travel trailer was stolen.]

WOW! We have been off the grid camping in a remote area of Utah for ten days -- and I was thinking about your stolen trailer while we were gone, hoping something good had happened. Great news -- thanks for posting the update -- and it's time to get ready for next season!
profdant139 11/23/14 01:07pm Travel Trailers
RE: Prepper/boondocking map

"Prepping" means preparing to go camping, right? ;) Actually, I never heard that term before, but it is a useful idea. My personal problem with prepping is that in the event of a real emergency, I would never make it out of town -- the freeways in Southern California go into instant gridlock whenever anything happens -- a drizzle, a visit from the President, you name it. So we will "shelter in place" when we have to. At least I can sleep in my trailer if my house falls down in an earthquake.
profdant139 11/14/14 09:17am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Utah -- Hwy 20 from I-15 to Hwy 89 in snowy weather?

Fred, thanks for the tip! We will have to wait and see what things are like on Saturday -- the Utah Dept of Transportation posts real-time reports, and if there is snow up there, we will probably take the long way around.
profdant139 11/13/14 06:45pm Roads and Routes
RE: Observations after my first season with a TT

We had a thread a while back -- "you might be a serious camper if . . . ." We now have to add "astroturf!" Well done! Gives me an idea -- force DW to wear a wig so we use less water . . . . ;) Seriously, a good write-up!
profdant139 11/13/14 05:37pm Travel Trailers
RE: Eco by Skamper

Welcome to the little trailer club! I think that unit was made by Dutchmen? Here is a video about it: Video about that model It looks a lot like my little Fun Finder. A trailer this size is fine for two people but not if you have children. And don't expect good mpg, by the way -- even though the trailer is light, there is a lot of wind resistance. That's just the price of having fun, in my opinion.
profdant139 11/13/14 01:12pm Travel Trailers
Utah -- Hwy 20 from I-15 to Hwy 89 in snowy weather?

This Saturday, we will be towing from St. George to Bryce -- planning to take 20 from 15 to 89. There may be snow showers -- not a blizzard, but not dry, either. So that is my question -- how is that road for towing in the snow? Do they plow it frequently? Is there a lot of traffic? Are the lanes reasonably wide? If it looks too risky, I will take another longer route. Thanks in advance for your advice!
profdant139 11/12/14 09:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: FOUND!!!!!!!!!!! [Our travel trailer was stolen.]

KSSScuba, please disregard any unpleasant posts -- we are all with you. Once you get your trailer back, and you start posting questions about trailer maintenance and so forth, you will discover that this is a very friendly and welcoming forum!
profdant139 11/12/14 02:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: CA. 5 south to 10 east

The tips on which lane to be in are key -- the transitions are tricky, they come up fast, and our wonderful local car drivers do not understand the meaning of that little blinking light on the corner of your RV.
profdant139 11/12/14 08:55am Roads and Routes
RE: Sick of Pilot gas

The credit card computers are hyper vigilant -- a few years ago, I bought my wife a necklace as a surprise. When I got home, she said "the credit card company just called -- we've been hacked -- someone used our card number to buy jewelry -- I told them it was fraud because there is no way you would ever buy jewelry!!" I whipped out the necklace. The laugh was even better than the surprise.
profdant139 11/12/14 07:38am Roads and Routes
RE: FOUND!!!!!!!!!!! [Our travel trailer was stolen.]

Terrible news -- hang in there!
profdant139 11/11/14 04:40pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grants Pass decision

Here is a wild idea -- if you are coming from Washington, cut over from the 5 in Northern Oregon to 26 to 97, down through Klamath Falls, and then to Alturas and south on 395! We prefer this to 5 through the Siskyous and the Central Valley of California -- much flatter, better scenery, less traffic, much better road surface (smooth asphalt, instead of a bumpy concrete freeway). Plus you get to see the Eastern Sierra. Having said that, I have never taken that route in really snowy weather while towing, so I am not sure it is safe. I have towed on that route several times, with no problems. And I have driven it without towing in the winter.
profdant139 11/11/14 10:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Calif. west bound from I-5 to 101

If you are leaving Anaheim on a Sunday morning, and you want the scenic 101 rather than the dull 5 (good choice!), I would leave as early as possible -- definitely by 9 am, and 7 am is better. Take the 5 to the 134 to the 101. Traffic is generally fine till 10 am. on a weekend. On a weekday, the traffic gets bad around 6 am, and sometimes earlier. I am not kidding. On the 101 north, the Conejo Grade from Thousand Oaks to Camarillo is pretty steep, but no big deal if you use a low gear. Taking the 5 to the 126 and then over to Ventura is considerably longer, I think. If the weather is very warm, you may hit some traffic north of Ventura through Santa Barbara. But usually the spring is cool and cloudy, so beach traffic should not be a problem. If we have had any rain at all, the countryside from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles is just great at that time of year -- green rolling hills, vineyards, some ocean views here and there.
profdant139 11/11/14 10:45am Roads and Routes
RE: Northwest/Canada Trip

We spent six weeks in that area in 2012 -- maybe the most spectacular trip we have ever taken. For planning purposes, you might find it helpful to cruise through my blog posts -- see link below -- lots of photos, discussions of campgrounds, and so forth: Glacier and the Canadian Rockies -- Part 1 of 7 blog posts
profdant139 11/11/14 10:34am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RVParkReviews.com site update - POSTPONED!

Thanks to both of you for those links -- we will try them this week! I did not even know there were special phone versions of these sites, which shows the depth of my ignorance. Still learning, I guess.
profdant139 11/11/14 10:29am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TR: Some time at the Reef

Great TR -- there is just too much to explore out there! We are hoping to head out to the Bryce/Escalante area this weekend, if the weather holds.
profdant139 11/11/14 10:18am Truck Campers
RE: RVParkReviews.com site update - POSTPONED!

I sure hope they get this up and running in the next few days -- we are leaving on a trip to Utah this Friday, and we are not sure how far we will get on the first day, so we don't have reservations. It would be really great if DW could navigate this site on her new smartphone later this week!
profdant139 11/10/14 04:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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