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RE: Mt. Rushmore

What would be other things to see or do besides Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse for that area with 10 available days from end of June to after July 4 the Mammoth Dig site is pretty cool otherwise we usually take several days and explore Badlands National Park. very peaceful. Another thing to consider, if you do go out to the Badlands NP...stop by Wall Drug! It's one of those locations, like the 4 Corners Monument, that many say is a rip off. However, I found it very entertaining, and certainly different. Just one more thing to cross off a bucket list. And I got a great Black Hills Gold ring at one of the jewelry vendors there. Agreed, Wall Drug is SUCH a tourist trap, but a lot of fun!! Badlands was very cool!! We don't much care for the commercial RV parks that stack 'em in like sardines, so we stayed at Legion Lake Campground in Custer SP, but not sure the status after the big fire there in Dec. It was a beautiful park with lots of room between sites, and very convenient to everything in the area. Needles Hwy is a must drive in your toad/TV. We were there last August. Beautiful part of the country!! Mark
texasjayco 04/22/18 09:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Texas Route

You could also stay on 281 to Johnson City and then 290 over to 16 in Fredericksburg. That s all very good highway. Thanks all. This looks like what we will do. Good choice. Safe travels!! Mark
texasjayco 03/18/18 08:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route to take out of Yellowstone heading east?

X2 on Cody, WY. . X3 on Cody. Stayed a night there last Sept (Buffalo Bill State Park) going from Rushmore to Yellowstone/Tetons, and really regretted not allowing more time. We did the rodeo while there, but so much more to do. We took hwy 14 from Cody to the park and the road is your typical mountain highway. Steep in some areas and some switchbacks, but nothing too crazy. But an absolutely beautiful drive!! There were plenty of pull-outs to let the cars behind go by, so I never felt like I was holding anyone up. Mark
texasjayco 02/13/18 04:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hitch Setup, Look good?

Good call on the B&W! Agreed!! So much better than my old Reese Elite!! You're gonna love it!! Mark
texasjayco 02/10/18 08:58pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Cheyenne wyoming

We were through Cheyenne this past Sept on the way back from Yellowstone. We stayed at Curt Gowdy State Park and loved it. Wish we had more time to spend there!! We had a great pull-thru site right next to the water. The park is about 20 miles west of town. Will def stay there if in the area again. Mark
texasjayco 02/04/18 10:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fishing Bridge Campground in Yellowstone National Park

We went to Yellowstone/Tetons last August, and it is a great time to go. We wanted to stay 3 days in Fishing Bridge and 3 days in Tetons , but disappointed that FB was not available for us (40ft 5th wheel) since they only have a handful of "big rig" sites. So we ended up staying the entire time at Coulter Bay in Tetons. On one of our day tips, we drove through FB campground...and agree, Walmart with hookups!! We were SO GLAD there were no sites available!! Coulter was SO MUCH better!! Yes, it's a long way to the north end of Yellowstone, but well worth the extra driving. Longest day trip was to the north attractions...left at 7am and got back to camp at 9pm. But a GREAT DAY!! Coulter is also VERY convenient to Jackson Hole if that's on your wishlist. Very cool town!! There's also Headwaters at Flagg Ranch. It's just a couple miles south of the S Entrance to Yellowstone. http://www.gtlc.com/lodges/headwaters-lodge-at-flagg-ranch Good luck!! Mark
texasjayco 02/03/18 02:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills, SD

We did Texas to Rushmore, to Tetons this past summer. We stayed at Legion Lake Campground in Custer State Park. It was a great location central to most of the attractions in the area, and a very nice, clean park!! Be sure to take the Needles Rd drive!! Lots of fun!! Mark
texasjayco 01/28/18 09:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fifth wheel hitch questions

You will NEVER regret owning anything with the B&W name on it. US Made MOST of the others are NOT as in REESE and CURT. Simple solid design no silly color codes or flimsy latches. Could not agree more!! I had a Reese Pro that I bought through Ford when I bought my truck. What a piece of junk!! Sloppy Sloppy connection, that just got worse each time I used it. The B&W I have now fits great in the Ford system, and has a very solid connection on the pin. This is one serious hitch!! I tow with so much confidence now...something I never had with the Reese. Mark
texasjayco 11/14/17 08:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: reese 20k hitch

I got rid of my Reese Pro. What a POS!! My new B&W is night and day better. I recently spent 2 weeks on the road and was so much more confident with the B&W. Reese is junk!!
texasjayco 10/15/17 09:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Construction on I35 around Ft. Worth and Waco?

I personally would go 100 miles out of the way to avoid I-35!! Definitely want to avoid the areas you mentioned. The only good thing about I-35 is Czech Stop in West!! I would go around FW on 820, catch Chisholm Trail Pkwy to Cleburne, 67 to Hico (via 220) and catch 281 down to SA. Might take a few minutes longer, but your blood pressure will be much lower going that way. And you never know when something major happens on 35 to shut it down. Mark
texasjayco 10/03/17 08:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Replacing worn, cracked decals

and then did several coats of paint with rustolem paint. Looks awesome!! Mine are looking the same...all cracked and peeling. So you just use a rattle-can application? I assume since it's such a small area, it would be just fine. Very nice!! Thanks for sharing!! Mark
texasjayco 09/22/17 02:35pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Would you purchase a used hitch? Good or bad idea?

Heck yeah!! Buy it!! I just bought a new 3300 for my 2011 Ford dually and LOVE it!! Never towed with so much confidence!! And the only thing that could wear out is the jaws, but an easy replacement. But I doubt the jaws are even close to worn out. I would NEVER buy a used Reese (or even a new one for that matter). The 3300 is head and shoulders better than the Reese. Mark
texasjayco 09/20/17 08:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Route from Cody to grand Tetons

Yep, just did exactly that a couple weeks ago. They're all saying the same thing, and indeed is really the only route other than going WAY out of the way. BTW, Cody is a really cool little town!! Mark
texasjayco 09/13/17 08:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: South Dakota help please (hwy 87)

Awesome!! Thanks everyone!! Mark
texasjayco 08/08/17 08:20pm Roads and Routes
South Dakota help please (hwy 87)

Heading up to Mt Rushmore in a few weeks. After an overnight in Bayard, NE we will go on up to Custer State Park staying at Legions Lake. Google Maps says to stay on 385 to Fairburn and catch 16A over to the campground. But it looks more scenic to cut over through Hot Springs and take hwy 87 up to 16A. Question is...is hwy 87 pretty good road? I'm pulling a 40ft 5th wheel with a dually. What route would you take? Thanks, Mark
texasjayco 08/06/17 03:24pm Roads and Routes
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