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RE: Starting Point recommendations Bunk House 5er MFG and Models

We are looking at 5er bunkhouses as well. One thing to consider, your girls will grow so get the one that'll fit them as teenagers. Our 3 kids have doubled in size in 5 years and our current BH is getting a bit cramped. I want the BH at one end and us at the other end. Distance, distance...
Twain 07/18/15 03:14pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

I've spent the better part the past 18 hours reading this entire thread; thoroughly enjoying the journey. I traveled across I-40 in '88 and returned in 2005 to visit Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest, Vegas (will pass on this next time) and Zion. This was before our camping life began in 2009. My two oldest were 4 and 1 at the time and do not remember anything. Now we have a 14, 11, and 8 year old and am trying to squeeze in a return visit that is very close to your trip, one to Yellowstone area and a DC trip; all before the oldest leaves home. DC is planned for next May, unless we can get my boss to approve a month off for a western trip. Living in Florida this is quite a commute, but we are determined to do so. And being a FL native I am in awe of the vastness of the west. The size, the solitude, the views, the independence all draw me back. My camping budget is similar to yours with the addition of one meal out per week to sample local cuisine. My wife has authorized generator(s) for A/C and I'd love to camp inside the parks and try some boon docking. We have done Walmart and plan on using them coming and going. I know what you mean about videos. We make a 20-25 minute year long summary video for Christmas each year and I doubt family members watch them more than once, if at all. Only my wife's boss will comment on what's in the videos. Have thought about making a one song video for the ADHD relatives. Anyway, great job on this thread.
Twain 07/16/15 01:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Jetty Park at Canaveral and rocket launch questions

I haven't driven to the cape since the last shuttle night launch, so I can't speak on the crowd levels. The media coverage of the unmanned launches has been dismal at best in the Tampa market. Its a shame the interest level has dropped so low so fast. With that, I'd guess the crowds are manageable.
Twain 07/15/15 05:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How long in Zion and Bryce

I really agree that if you don't sit outside at night at Zion, you have missed half the show! This was taken in Watchman Campground last November, right outside my trailer: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kg3Cc3Vxcn0/VHd1ndRzZ_I/AAAAAAAAL4M/v88s0XqJ0ic/s1600/orion%2Bwatchman.jpg height=400 width=600 At night, Bryce can get chilly -- bring a sweater! Wow!!
Twain 07/15/15 05:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia

Wow, so you made it up (and down) in a 33 footer! So I guess it obviously can be done. I looked at Tallulah Gorge as well, but I think Black Rock Mtn will be a good 10 deg cooler, which is a big deal this time of year! Unless we are headed to the beach, I try to avoid anything below about 3000' in the summer. I didn't take the trailer up, just the truck. The temp difference was the only reason to consider. I'd do the road if the destination was great, but Black Rock doesn't offer much for the family. Tallulah has easy access and a lot more to do for us.
Twain 07/15/15 08:46am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Rock Mountain State Park, Georgia

We drove up and stopped by the campground and talked to a host. They said that there are about 3-4 site that will take a 30 footer and they save those for larger campers that they know are checking in. We saw 2-3 sites that would handle our 33 ft TT. However they were in the front section that has a larger turn around about midway into the campground. We drove through to the back turn around and had to do a 3 point turn in a dually. The road up is steep and twisty. - We stayed at Tallulah Gorge about 15 miles south.
Twain 07/14/15 07:58pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ford 7.3 chipped mileage

No onboard calculator on the 99 XLT. My 12 towing 16 highway is cruising at 60 MPH. 4.10s start to hurt much past that. Thanks for the info. I'll probably keep the engine as is. The tranny shifts hard, real hard and I suspect its from the Diablo chip tune. Have the brand chip in a 96 mustang and it did increase line pressure.
Twain 10/16/14 08:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 7.3 chipped mileage

Thanks. The truck is primarily used to tow highway and haul junk around town so I've only used it on the highway empty a couple of times, but 16 is all I see. Towing has ranged from 11.5 - 13 depending on the weather. It's hard to imagine an engine that size with 4.10s, DRW and 4 tons getting into the 20s, but it would be worth the $400 programmer if it did. Towing mileage is decent and that's the one that matters the most to me. Doesn't hurt that our TT is only 9'2" tall.
Twain 10/13/14 10:34am Tow Vehicles
Ford 7.3 chipped mileage

I have a '99 F-350 dually, 4.10 rear, 4x2, that 3 years old to us. It has a Diablo sports chip in it that is not self programmable. Owner said it was tuned for towing and the chip is so old that Diablo can't tell me anything about it. I get 16 mpg unloaded on the highway and about 12 loaded/towing 7,000 lbs TT. I've seen people claim 23 mpg highway and 17 towing with the same truck, but with different tuners. Can this truck really get much better mileage with a different chip or are people using special math?
Twain 10/13/14 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Any chance for Topsail without a ressie?

In Oct, chances are decent Monday-Thursday. You will be pushing your luck on the weekends.
Twain 09/14/14 04:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need Honeymoon Destination help!

No one has mentioned a beach. Topsail should be a consideration. It's a days drive from Northern LA.
Twain 09/14/14 03:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping Florida for 1st time

Here's a big loop: Fort Clinch, Anastasia, Gamble Rogers, Ft Wilderness, Ft Desoto, Rainbow Springs, Manatee Springs, Top Sail, Caverns. Several in between, but this is a taste of different beaches, springs, and Disney. Yes its hot, but this is when the fishing is good.
Twain 08/20/14 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generator Options for Boondocking

A pair of these http://www.championpowerequipment.com/category-5/73537i/ run our 13.5k A/C. They have the same noise rating as the Hondas; quiet at idle, but do make noise at full throttle. I got the kit (two gens, 30 amp plug kit, two covers) for under $1100 delivered and that made it a worthy purchase. I like Honda, but like a $1k savings even more. They seem to work well so far...
Twain 08/19/14 07:16am Travel Trailers
RE: Walt Disneyworld Area park advice?

If trying online, expand your booking dates for FW and see what comes available. Be surprised how one week is booked, but 3 weeks are open. Book, then call back later and prune down the days. It's crazy how they work the bookings.
Twain 08/17/14 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mid to South Florida ....Does this campground exist?

Sun N Fun comes to mind. Wifi is okay there. They have lots of pool activities for extra fees and it can add up quickly. Recommend the wibit at least once.
Twain 08/17/14 07:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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