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RE: Plans for 2015 Mt. Rushmore Trip

If you decide to try Yellowstone from Rapid be aware the shortest route has a very long steep grade. First time we did it years ago had a 15 yr old MH with tow vehicle and we had to stop twice to cool off. Second time with a TT wasn't a big deal but still a long hard climb. Can go around and come in from the north which is a little easier.
rbtglove 01/27/15 09:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Northern CA and Southern Oregon Camping in April

Harris Beach St Park just over the CA/OR border is one of our favorites. It sits above the ocean and has some sites with great views and has an ocean beach. Some full service and some water/electric. Ought to be able to get a good site in April. Brookings is a nice little town and within easy drive to the CA redwoods. Weather can be almost anything that time of year.
rbtglove 01/26/15 08:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Plans for 2015 Mt. Rushmore Trip

Was a missile baby sitter at Ellsworth many years ago and have been back quite a few times, as recently as last year. They have added sites at the Ellworth fam camp and they have good facilities. Hope you our not going to be around at the end of July because the Sturgis bibe rally (should be called the Black Hills Rally since the whole place turns into a parking lot a week before to a week after). I made a similar trip years ago with a small TT pulled by a V6 pickup and really didn't have too much of a problem but had to use the truck lanes some. The Fam Camp at FE Warren in Cheyenne is also good place but I 80 has more long grades and going east to west out of Cheyenne is a challenge with a small TV but it can be done. Going the other way is a little easier. Lots of things to do and see in the Black Hills. Don't let a few grades stop you, nothing wrong with some high revs in a well maintained engine.
rbtglove 01/24/15 03:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling from California to Tennessee and beyond

Didn't say where in CA you will start from. You will probably want to do a southern route (I-40, I-10) one way and a middle route (I-70 and I-80) in the other direction. 30 days sounds like a lot but there's lots of driving involved and many things to do and see. We've had RVs for over 30 yrs and as career military have traveled a lot and there are still things we want to go to. On the southern route, there's the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Mesa Verde, Tucson, Carlsbad CavernsMemphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains. On 70/80 Saint Lousis Arch, Denver, Salt Lake City, Yellow Stone Grand Tetons and Reno just to list a few.
rbtglove 01/21/15 02:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: I 75 South Closed / Reopened

Last news was that the overpass that was being taken down fell too soon and landed on a highway worker. The cleaup was supposed to take two days but is going well is expected to be closed tomorrow only. Until then best to use I 71 or 275 around.
rbtglove 01/20/15 03:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Minneapolis to the Black Hills -- any suggestions?

Lots of tourist stuff on that route but if you do stay near Wall they offer a tour of one of the last minuteman, Bravo 4 I think, silos that is a litlle different, you need to make a reservation The Corn Palace and area is one of a kind and it changes every year. I do not like Deadwood anymore, think the casinos ruined it but if you like to gamble. Crazy Horse worth a stop but they sure havn't made much progress in the last 40 years we have been going. Lotsof scenic beauty to choose from but don't go during the bike rally, its ahuge parking lot all over the Black Hills a week before until a week after.
rbtglove 01/13/15 03:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campground Report: Oliver Lee near White Sands

We stayed once at the State Park a few years ago but the new FamCamp at Hollowman is great if you have military ID. They do, or did have monthly tours of the Trinity Site (first atomic bomb site) on the range that is pretty interesting and you could also climb over the fence and try to find the Spanish gold hidden in Victoria Peak. The Space Museum in Alamagordo is also well done. Then there is the mountains (there is a campground at Cloudcroft never used it)Really a lot to do see and photograph around that area even though I didn't think so when I was stationed there.
rbtglove 01/13/15 03:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2007 GMC Savanna CV 4.3l and GVWR Questions

For what its worth info - Think the Savanna with the 4.3 is only cabable of of about 4300lbs towing. The 4.3 makes max torque at relatively low rpm but with the 3.42 rear going up grades will be a struggle. I Towed with a 2700 dry TT with a similar rig for short time and when I did the scale it was near 3500 ready to go with no water. The dry weight is always low since it is a bare bones base rig and dosen't include any adds. You may be able to get under the max requirements if don't carry much or many in your van and in the TT if your like me you'll soon be looking for a better TV. If you don't have the tow package you'll have to add a brake controller and trans cooler and it may not be worth the effort.
rbtglove 01/13/15 08:01am Towing
RE: Towing with Chevy Avalanche will it be safe?

Do not think Air shocks were not standard on that year AV. If yours came with the tow package it may still need a trans cooler, I know my 05 with the tow package did not and even though the earlier ones did, I do not think 04 did. You'll need a break control, Prodigy makes one that plugs right in under the dash. I used an equil-izer hitch and towned a 4500 Lb scale wt, TT all over the US. I think you can tow that TT with a WD hitch with no hole drilling. The AV online site has a towing forum for more info.
rbtglove 01/06/15 02:37pm Towing
RE: Campground near National Museum of USAF/Dayton, OH

Almost all the campgrounds around Dayton have lost many of their trees as a result of the Emerald Ash Bore. Cowan lake took out over 1000 mature ash trees. Volunteers have donated and helped plant other kinds of trees but they are small. The lake is still scenic but the sites are not shaded like they once were. Very sad the Ash may end up exticnt like the American Chestnut.
rbtglove 01/04/15 02:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground near National Museum of USAF/Dayton, OH

Caesars Creek State Park and Cowan Lake State Park are about 30 minute drives from the museum and have more sites for bigger rigs than John Bryan. Personnally do not recommend Enon and Buck creek both have had some problems in the past. The KOA is East of town and traffic can be a problem during rush hour.
rbtglove 01/04/15 08:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip up coast--NorCal, Oregon, Washington

Most of the public campgrounds in the Redwoods are no ultities and there are few big sites. The OR state parks are super but fill up fact. Some are reservation only and some most have some drive ups and a few are first come. We like Harris beach near Brookings, Beverly Beach (think res only and hard to get) and Fort Stevens near the Lewis and Clark Site. Plenty of other choices on the Coast, lots of things for the kids also. Recommend driving through the Columbia Grorge. We stay at Ainsworth near the Falls near Troutdale (first come) best to get there early and and or Memaloose near the Dalles with a great view of the river.
rbtglove 01/03/15 02:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Unbroken......the movie.

My wife and I read the book and were anxious to see the movie. Her Dad was a pilot in the Pacific during the War and I am a Vietnam Vet, we live in a largely military community. We were expecting a packed theater, but there were only a hanfull of people. The other movies in the complex were full. These movies, at least IMHO, are complete, trash but people flock to them anyway and let ther kids go with them. How soon we forget the sacrifices made by so many. Glad to see Unbroken is getting a better reception in other places.
rbtglove 12/31/14 09:19am Around the Campfire
RE: Need Recomendation on new Computer

Thanks for all the good info. Think the one Sherlock 62 posted is exactly what I was looking for. Looks like the better price offer is out of stock right now but the other source is not that much differnce.
rbtglove 12/28/14 08:56am Technology Corner
Need Recomendation on new Computer

Looking for an all in one computer with 23" screen, WIFI capable with an SSD hard drive. Don't need a super rig don't play games. Old one just old and slow like me. Kinda like the look of Dell models. Would like to stay under $1500. Looked at many but can't seem to zero in on one. Guess we'll have to go with 8.1. Would appreciate any recommendations.
rbtglove 12/27/14 02:05pm Technology Corner
RE: traverse city

I saw where the Platte Campgound will not take reservations until 1 Jul this year. They are repaving roads por camp site or something. There will be some sites available on some loops but it will be a first come deal.
rbtglove 12/26/14 02:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CG near Wright-Patterson, Dayton, Ohio

The State Parks I mentioned are east side of Dayotn the KOA is in Brookville/Englewood west of town. Personnally think going from the east is easier. We live only a couple of miles from the Museum and have for 30 years. The only campgrounds really close to the Museum are primarily full time but may rent for a shorter time if they have the room. One in Enon is one but I wouldn't recommend it. There is one im Fairborn close to WPAFB we stayed in when we moved here but don't know if they still do short stays. Think the choice is one of the State Parks or the KOA, pretty much a toss-up.
rbtglove 12/26/14 09:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: CG near Wright-Patterson, Dayton, Ohio

If you have military ID the WPAFB has a good Famcamp only a few miles from the Museum. Cowan Lake, Caesar Creek and John Bryan State Parks are good and about 30 minute drives from the Museum. So is Buck Creek State Park but I don't recommend it.
rbtglove 12/25/14 01:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV Construction References

I have only looked at one RV manufaturer years ago when I was in the QA business. But also looked at many auto manufactures. RV they do, or did have a standard for the industry but it was pretty generic and losely followed. It was kind a like the ISO standards used in autos but they are not as detailed. Problem with these operations is they cannot be as automated like a high volume auto assembly line, and the workers try to do to many different tasks and even then they try to inspect it in at the end, just can't be done and it shows.
rbtglove 12/24/14 09:13am Beginning RVing
RE: Mean Critters

Don't think there are any full blooded wolves anymore in TN. They tried to start some Reds years ago in the Smokies but it didn't work. May be some crosses with coyotes but never saw one. We see coyotes at our cabin and an occasional Blak bear but really don't want any wolves or breeds around since our old Beagle would prbably end up as dinner.
rbtglove 12/22/14 08:06am Around the Campfire
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