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RE: Grand Tour of National Parks

THanks everyone for your help. I have a Streets and trip program that I can plan the route with. And will do s. After which I will ask for specific route information. I have a 26ft 5th wheel and pull average grades. Look for my repost.If you do not already have one, I suggest you get a copy of the Mountain Directory for Truckers, RV and Motorhome Drivers.
trailertraveler 05/20/18 06:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Tour of National Parks

Grand Circle Utah Grand Circle Tour Utah National Parks Tour Grand Circle Road Trip We have not followed any of the routes exactly, but have visited all the places mentioned and many more in between. Here are links to some of the places in Utah that we enjoyed: Goosenecks State Park Hovenweep National Monument Natural Bridges National Monument Bluff Fort South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire Cedar Breaks National Monument Rainbow Bridge National Monument Campground on Lake Powell Lees Ferry Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park Goblin Valley State Park Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Kodachrome Basin State Park Anasazi State Park Dead Horse Point State Park The Valley of The Gods Edge of the Cedars State Park Dinosaur Museum Utah Field House State Park Dinosaur National Monument Sago Canyon Monument Valley Arches National Park Canyonlands National Park Needles District Newspaper Rock Capitol Reef National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Zion National Park
trailertraveler 05/19/18 05:46pm Roads and Routes
RE: Utah national parks trip in June

...Don't avoid Hwy 12. It's an absolutely gorgeous drive. Stop for a night or two in Escalante and take your vehicle to do more exploring. That area is fascinating. Hike some of the slot canyons. Ask at the Visitor Center...This is always my recommendation as you will be able to see and do a lot more than if you just drive through with the RV. If you decide not to take the RV on UT-12, go North on US-89 to UT-62. Turn right. In Koosharem, turn right on Brown's Lane to UT-24. Turn right on UT-24 to Torrey/Capitol Reef. It is good two lane with no real steep slopes or steep drop offs. It is more miles, but will not take that much longer.
trailertraveler 05/05/18 07:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Savannah Ga camping

If your stay will involve a weekend, I suggest you try to make reservations soon. I looked at the date availability and there isn't much. We are in the Savanah area now and had a hard time finding a spot. All the places with good RV Park Reviews were full.
trailertraveler 05/05/18 06:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Utah national parks trip in June

For the Bryce/Escalante area: Ut-12 Scenic Byway Fishlake Scenic Byway Scenic Backways off UT-12 Burr Trail Hiking Cedar Breaks National Monument Escalante Petrified Forest State Park Kodachrome Basin State Park Anasazi State Park Calf Creek Falls Hells Backbone Capitol Reef National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Goblin Valley State Park Moab area: Kane Creek Road Potash Lower Colorado Byway Upper Colorado River UT-128 Scenic Byway Sago Canyon Dead Horse Point State Park Arches National Park Canyonlands National Park Needles District Newspaper Rock
trailertraveler 05/03/18 07:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your favorite campground in N Mexico

...Oliver Lee State Park south of Alamogordo is nice...This is another park that has gotten very popular and may be difficult to get an electric site without a reservation. When we tried to get a spot last October it was full by noon. The only full hookup sites are the camphost sites which they will rent out if they are not occupied. Many of the electric/water sites are irregular in shape and may be a challenge to fit your Motorhome, trailer and jeep into. There are some long dry camping sites that you would likely fit into. The reservation sites don't have the ramadas over the picnic tables.I never paid much attention to that. Doesn't mean much if all the first come first serve sites are full by the time you get there and none of the reservation sites are available for even one night. Oliver Lee is far enough from the next nearest campground that if you are there later in the day and it turns out to be full, I would suggest you make some calls rather than continue going from campground to campground.
trailertraveler 04/30/18 08:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your favorite campground in N Mexico

...Oliver Lee State Park south of Alamogordo is nice...This is another park that has gotten very popular and may be difficult to get an electric site without a reservation. When we tried to get a spot last October it was full by noon. The only full hookup sites are the camphost sites which they will rent out if they are not occupied. Many of the electric/water sites are irregular in shape and may be a challenge to fit your Motorhome, trailer and jeep into. There are some long dry camping sites that you would likely fit into.
trailertraveler 04/29/18 08:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Your favorite campground in N Mexico

Cochiti Corp of Engineers has some full hookups and day-trip to Santa Fe.We have been to Cochiti a number of times. I do not believe that there are any full hookup sites other than the camp host sites at either the Cochiti Lake or Tetilla Peak campgrounds. There are two dump stations at the Cochiti campground and one at Tetilla Peak.. The sites on the outside of the older electric loop (Juniper), do not have water. The water spigots are all on the opposite side of the road. The area has been mentioned so many times on this and other forums that it is becoming very popular and more and more difficult to get an electric site in the Cochiti campground without a reservation. We have visited 19 New Mexico State Parks and never had a bad experience. Not all have any sites with full hookups and there are a few that do not have any electric sites.
trailertraveler 04/28/18 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Changes to National Park fees

I think (dangerous at my age) that what CNN said was that Zinke was giving them away to the oil interest. (See Bear's Ears, Escalante, etc.)These are not National Parks created by Congress. They are National Monuments created on existing federal lands designated by Presidential proclamation using the authority of the Antiquities Act. After designation; additional protections such as prohibiting resource extraction, timber harvest, grazing, camping in other than designated campgrounds, etc., can and are often imposed. The two mentioned are hundreds of thousands of acres. The Antiquities Act states that monuments created using its authority should be the minimum needed to protect the special resources or historic resources at risk. The creation of both Bear's Ears and Escalante National Monuments was controversial from the start.
trailertraveler 04/15/18 08:49pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Next on the List: Train Rides

Verde Canyon Railroad Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Cass Scenic Railroad Durango & Silverton Railroad Strasburg Railroad
trailertraveler 04/15/18 06:05pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Changes to National Park fees

I hope folks will look at the proposed National Park Restoration Act and express their views to their Congressman and Senators.
trailertraveler 04/13/18 06:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OnStar 4G LTE data provided by AT&T GM Vehicles

...onstar will only operate with continously if the engine is running... The onstar hotspot will run continuously with the engine off, if the key is left in the ignition and left in the accessory position. It will however drain the battery. To prevent the battery from being discharged, I have left the truck connected to the RV if I have shore power. This provides at least some recharge to the truck battery. I have also hooked a stand alone smart charger to the truck battery. From doing this it appears that the OnStar radio and other phantom draws when the ignition is on total 6.5 amps. Ihave run the hotspot for several hours this way. Since we mostly use the internet at night, the 160 watt portable solar panel is not an option. I was hoping you might have some other alternatives.
trailertraveler 04/08/18 06:52pm Technology Corner
RE: OnStar 4G LTE data provided by AT&T GM Vehicles

Just curious, Why would you use this over a hot spot through your smart phone? couple of reasons: a) the onstar phone is higher power output than a handheld cell phone so better chance of connection in remote places b) we use it because our cell phones are verizon, the onstar is ATT. So..... in places with no verizon coverage and ATT coverage we can still get cell and data coverage with the onstar wifi and phone number. c) while phone hot spots work well, they are often a big drain on the phone battery, means keeping it plugged in more. d) convienient, no need to turn on the hotspot. e) IF you already have ATT for your cell phones, you can add the onstar phone and wifi to your ATT phone and data plan for almost nothing. However, for us, the driving reason is (b). We do lots of remote camping and have found that while in general Verizon has better coverage, we do have a fair number of sites that verizon/sprint CDMA is zip, but ATT (GSM) is fine.Curious how you keep the OnStar from draining the vehicle battery? I have left the truck connected to the RV if I have shore power. This provides at least some recharge to the truck battery. I have also hooked a stand alone smart charger to the truck battery. From doing this it appears that the OnStar radio and other phantom draws when the ignition is on total 6.5 amps. Since we mostly use the internet at night, the 160 watt portable solar panel is not an option.
trailertraveler 04/07/18 06:32pm Technology Corner
RE: Good Sam's vs. KOA

Both KOA and Good Sam memberships provide other benefits in addition to the 10% discount on camping fees. Last year All State Road Help had a special rate for KOA members and KOA issued a $75 gift card to new Road Help subscribers. As has been mentioned, KOA members earn points that can be redeemed as cash towards stays and enough points earns the next years membership. Good Sam membership also gives a discount at Camping World and Pilot/Flying J. It also entitles you to other benefits. Their Action Line interceded on my behalf in two warranty problems and resulted in saving me over $1000. That is a lot of years of membership fees. Whether any membership is worth the cost depends on whether you will use it enough to offset the upfront cost.
trailertraveler 04/02/18 09:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Do I need a WiFi or cell phone booster?

There are two common types of cell boosters. An amplifier in the antennae line will generally improve signal capture and probably connection speed. The boosters that have an outside and inside antennae or a cradle where the cell phone/mifi is placed are repeaters. The cell device will get a stronger signal, but every repeater results in some speed loss so that the connection speed may not be as fast as the cell device alone. The real benefit from the repeater devices is seen when the cell device has very weak or no signal.
trailertraveler 03/15/18 07:17pm Technology Corner
RE: Albuquerque During Balloon Fest

We have been in New Mexico during the Balloon Fiesta the past 4 years. RV parks as far away as Santa Fe are booked well in advance and many charge premium prices. If you want at least electric, you best make reservations for Corps of Engineers or State Park campgrounds. Dry camping sites at Corps or State Parks have usually been available. Even without special events like the Balloon Fiesta, it has been our experience that popular destinations are becoming more difficult to find full service facilities without making reservations.
trailertraveler 03/12/18 09:31am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Finding Doctor while travelling

If you enjoy traveling in the more wide open spaces of the Rockies and/or Southwest, you may not have many choices. When my wife fell and broke her arm hiking on BLM land, the closest ER was 30 miles away and 60 miles from our campsite. The walk-in clinic in the closest town had shutdown and being a weekend there were no local doctor's offices open. The hospital had one participating orthopedic surgical practice to insert the pins.
trailertraveler 03/10/18 07:16am General RVing Issues
RE: US 17

...Slow, lots of traffic, construction, traffic lights...We just drove it last week and this was not my experience. There is a lot of four lane and bypasses around many of the towns including the interstate loop around Charleston. As you approach Myrtle Beach you can bypass much of the stop and go by taking SC-9 to SC-31. It is 4 lane limited access with several exits to Myrtle Beach before it ends at SC-544.
trailertraveler 03/04/18 05:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: brunswick Ga

Thanks for the info, sounds like lots to see and do. suggestions of campgrounds please? ...In Brunswick, I'd recommend Blythe Island Regional Park and Campground if you like state park camping... We are at Blythe Island now. It is rather unique for a public park in that the sites are full hookup with cable TV and free Wifi. They have a laundry and sell propane. It is becoming very popular as it gets mentioned more and more often on RV forums. Last year it was booked solid for the month of March by the time we called. There seem to be some vacancies now. Bring bug repellant, the gnats are coming out with the warm weather and are pretty fierce if there is not a breeze.
trailertraveler 02/25/18 08:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: brunswick Ga

...we are staying in Brunswick ga...looking for some destinations and attractions that might be interesting...Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, Blythe Island Regional Park, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Fort Frederica National Monument, Jekyll Island Historic District, Saint Simons Island, St Mary's Submarine Museum, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
trailertraveler 02/23/18 08:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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