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RE: Bypassing Cincinnati and Most of Ohio?

We were through Cincyand back on 75 this week, really not much delay at all. maybe a 4 mile limit at 45 mph. hree laneeee al the way.
rbtglove 02/18/15 09:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Which Hitch

Have used both but like the equilizer better much easier to set up and does the job just fine for your TT size.
rbtglove 02/16/15 08:56am Towing
RE: Electrical Golf Cart -- Tax credit ??????

There was a tax rebate in the early 2000s for one year ($7500 as I remember). Had to be street legal and electric and meet some other requirements. I tried to get one but it was impossible due to demand all were snapped up before the deadline. Don't know if there is any rebates now. Had two electrics and now have a gas one. There are advantages abnd dis avantage to both. If I get another I'll go back to electric.
rbtglove 02/10/15 09:18am General RVing Issues
RE: Chaco Canyon & Culture Center

Would encourage you to take your TT into the Canyon. Spending a night or two next to the ruins is awesome and unlike anything we have done in 30 yrs of RVs. The road in is the worst washboard I ever drove on but you just have to go slow and easy. Its about 17 miles as I remember and it will take an hour but it's well worth the effort. There are no hook ups and only drinking water so you ahve to have enough water to get by. The camp ground is or was free. There were some prettty big rigs camped when we were there. Did have some things shake loose but I would do it again.
rbtglove 02/09/15 01:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How rough a road will you drive down for a place to camp

The ultimate washboard road test is into Chaco Canyon. Almost 20 miles of the worst road I've ever been on and I worked for the forest service for several years back when paved roads were the exception. We used the north road in and they said the southern route was even worse. I'm still finding things that shook loose. The place is amazing and we'll do it again if we can.
rbtglove 02/03/15 08:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Pigeon Forge area RV parks with shuttles?

Twin Creeks where we stay in Gatlingburg has trolley service to town and the craft route. It a nice park full hook-ups some big rig pull in sites, most amenities. Close too Park entrance resturants and grocery stores.
rbtglove 01/31/15 02:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Badlands, and wind cave S. Dakota that bad?

Lived in Rapid City for 4 yrs many years ago thanks to the USAF and did go to Wind Cave once and the Badlands many times. Have been back to the area quite a few times and never bothered with Wind Cave (too many more impressive caves around, but go back to the Badlands almost every time. If you like to hike there's some trails that take you where most people don't go. At least a drive through is required. Stop at Wall there's a decent campground easy to use within walking distance of the whole town. All tourist trap stuff but a little different than most and wortha Day. Can also do the Bravo Missile site tour if you're interested. So a day in the Bablands/Wall would be my recommendation, and pass on Wind Cave unless you really like caves. Deadwood is another place we don't go to anymore, was a nice little tourist town now a Casino place too many other worthwhile things to see in the area unless you like gambling.
rbtglove 01/31/15 08:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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
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