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RE: Effigy Mounds in Iowa?

We visited once as a day trip from our campsite, which I believe was at Wyalusing SP in Wisconsin - basically just across the river. Neat little park, and I'd recommend it. Other CGs in that area besides Wyalusing (which you need to spend time at, plus not a lot of pull-in, pull-out sites; it's quite popular) that we have camped at include Spruce Creek Park in Bellevue, a county park. Nothing special, can be full on weekends (no reservations taken). Also Rustic Barn RV Park in Kieler, Wisconsin. Nice little place - we quite liked it. Our visit to Effigy Mounds was long enough ago that I don't remember the parking lot. Sorry can't provide info on that.
kknowlton 01/08/16 08:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Crater Lake Orego

There may be an issue with staying at a SP for an entire month. Check with Oregon State Parks to find out. Most SPs I'm aware of limit stays to 2 weeks or less.
kknowlton 01/07/16 07:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campsites at Turkey Run State Park Ind.

We camped in our 34' TT in site #187. It does back up to the road, so some road noise, but it's large, very shady, and the electric pole isn't terribly far away (yes, distant electric hookups are a bit of a pain at Turkey Run). Near the dump station & trash dumpsters but not smelly (unless you get a strong wind going just exactly the correct direction, which is rare). If you want more sun, there are a lot of open sites into which you'd fit, but we like the woods. I'd recommend this site. Great park, by the way!
kknowlton 01/05/16 08:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My friend died leaving his unfinished home built 5'er

That was a double loss: a friend and a good RV mechanic. Sorry to hear that. :(
kknowlton 01/05/16 08:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campground Recommendatons - Pittsburgh & New York

Farther outside of NYC, but with tours to the city (or you can take commuter rail from a few miles away from the CG), and with activities that will keep kids occupied, is the Newburgh NY KOA. Very nice CG - some of the FHU pullthru sites are wooded enough to feel private but trimmed enough that you won't snag antennas or awnings on the trees. The usual KOA amenities - pool, playground, etc. If your kids are a bit older, there is a lot of history in the area, including George Washington's HQ for part of the Revolutionary War.
kknowlton 12/19/15 08:42pm Family Camping
RE: sway, or no??

A very untechnical answer: there is sway and there is "wind wag," which is a different phenomenon. Sway, I think you would feel in the vehicle, as we have had wind wag and do feel that (in a lighter truck than yours). You did say it was a very windy day, and it would be pretty much impossible to avoid wind wag on that kind of day.
kknowlton 12/19/15 08:34pm Towing
RE: Bozeman Mt to Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone

If you want space for your rig, Grizzly RV is the place. There are a few sites with no hookups inside the park where you'll fit (Bridge Bay CG comes to mind) but the only CG inside the park with any hookups whatsoever is Fishing Bridge. Agree with Jim Shoe that it's tight in there. I've seen bigger rigs in there, but have no idea how they got into their sites. We had a devil of a time backing our 27-foot TT into ours. Grizzly RV is close to the west entrance, not even 1/2 mile I think, and the drive along the Madison River from the west entrance to the Grand Loop Road is plenty scenic, lots of wildlife viewing opportunities (especially in the evening). It can get backed up at that gate, but that's life in/around YNP.
kknowlton 11/27/15 09:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier National Park to Wisconsin stops

Teddy Roosevelt is good (remember, it's dry camping in the park). I second the recommendation for Little Bighorn National Battlefield. There are self-drive tours or van tours of the park, and a ranger presentation every hour, which are all different - it's worth spending at least half a day there. Jamestown ND has the biggest buffalo in the world (a statue, that is) but there's a neat museum there with some area history, and a white buffalo on the grounds (live). Kind of a fun stop for a few hours.
kknowlton 11/16/15 09:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: West of the Mississippi Road Trippin

To my knowledge, Zion Watchman CG has electric-only hookups. Check the nps.gov website for Zion NP for details.
kknowlton 11/11/15 08:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Flagstaff,Arizona KOA. SNOW & WIND

Stay warm and enjoy the beauty!
kknowlton 11/04/15 05:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Advice for newbie

One other thing to think about - if you have a microwave with a rotating turn table be sure to take that turn table out and store it securely somewhere. We've had ours pop out probably because of all the bouncing around on some rough highways. Chipped the ceramic turn table. Oh well, lesson learned. We have a glass turntable in the microwave, and we wrap it in a dish towel, and make sure it's securely "seated" in the grooves that hold it. That has worked well for years. Slightly more work than removing the 2 rolls of paper towels.
kknowlton 11/03/15 07:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: westward bound

Depending on your interests and your route, I'd also recommend Little Bighorn National Battlefield, near Hardin MT, just off I-90. Worth a day, and several decent FHU CGs nearby.
kknowlton 11/03/15 07:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northwest Coast

The 5er will be more comfortable for that length of a trip, but the TC will give you more options not only for routes but also campsites. Oregon has some very nice SPs which the 5er will fit well in, but you would find more flexibility with the TC. Just some things to consider.
kknowlton 10/30/15 11:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone/Teton Spring 2016 Inquiry

Mid-May can be good. If the longrange forecast for this winter holds, it's likely the snow may be gone from the roads by then; if not, then late May/early June are good. April is too early for most facilities, including CGs, to be open, and there is no boondocking in the park, even if roads are open. Baby animals will probably not be seen much until late May. If the park is open, there are other tourists there, but the crowds don't really start in earnest until mid- to late June, and get thickest from 4th of July through late August. Definitely check on closing & opening dates for the various facilities online, as suggested, and keep up on it. Bear in mind that some of the larger CGs in the park are reservable a year or so in advance.
kknowlton 10/25/15 07:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Coming to the darkside

Congrats, and enjoy! You probably will end up with a different truck. We spent a good 6 years with our similarly-sized TT and a 1/2 ton. Still have the truck but downsized the TT last year. :) We also chose that big TT after a few years with a HTT.
kknowlton 10/25/15 07:02pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Park / Suggestion around Boston / Brighton, MA

Sounds like a great plan! x2 on Normandy Farms, but make sure to get a site in the regular part of the campground. The "Safari" area is cheek-to-jowl, no shade, like a parking lot on the grass. The regular section (most of the CG) is shady and pretty. Haven't ever been to Minuteman so I can't say how it compares. If you don't want to drive into Boston itself, you can drive from the CG to a suburban "T" (aka MBTA) station and take commuter rail into & around the city. (Fun fact: a "Charlie" ticket for the T also can cover the Boston water taxis - great for sightseeing!) Boston is one city I have never - and WILL never - drive in. Sorry, Bostonians, but as drivers, y'all are crazy. :) As for planning the big western trip, I'd suggest using several different sources. The national park sites via nps.gov have "planning your trip" sections on them which can help with campgrounds, things to see, etc. I like your idea of spending 1-2 weeks in each national park area you visit! Most aren't lucky enough to have that kind of time. Consider staying in some national forest CGs near national parks - campsites may be slightly less expensive. Another site that I find very helpful is rvparkreviews.com. Great for choosing CGs that fit your needs, based on reviews by people who have actually stayed there. Others here may have other suggestions; I tend to use old-fashioned (paper) maps to plan our routes, and do the CG and sightseeing research from there.
kknowlton 10/25/15 06:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: For the 70 degree club :)

Fun to watch!
kknowlton 10/25/15 06:47pm Snowbirds
RE: Camping By Mohonk Preserve?

Newburgh KOA is very nice. Even some of the FHU sites are wooded & shady, but with plenty of "headroom" for large rigs getting in & out.
kknowlton 10/24/15 08:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Paying a third party for overnight

What park is it?
kknowlton 10/23/15 03:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need suggestions on trip to the PNW

Well, you're completely missing Idaho! Lots to see & do here as well. :)
kknowlton 10/21/15 09:51pm Roads and Routes
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