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RE: Hwy 30 WY to ID

x3 - it's fine! Welcome (in advance) to our neck of the woods!
kknowlton 09/15/14 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sampson SP NY ? Reservation issue

Maybe they're closed for the season? Anyway, if you can get through on the phone, that does sound like the best option.
kknowlton 09/15/14 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need help selecting new Travel Trailer

Same issue with the Lance - they're made in California. CharlieWhiskey, you may be on to something about going direct to the manufacturers. It could well be worth the drive. With your vehicle's weigh limit, it does limit your choices. Another possibility you could consider is the Chalet - it's a "a-shaped" small trailer, but one model of Chalet has a bump-up section so you can stand at the kitchen counter. Perhaps you've got a dealer not quite as far away who deals with them? Good luck!
kknowlton 09/14/14 04:29pm Travel Trailers
RE: Trip Report: The Perfect Family Trip!

Delightful trip report! I love all the pictures! Can't believe you spent that long with your whole family in that little trailer! :) Good for you!
kknowlton 09/14/14 04:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier July 2015, Check Me!

Sounds like a good trip. You might consider spending some time - an extra day or two - in the Flathead Lake area of Montana, about 50-80 miles south of Kalispell. Lolo Pass is a beautiful drive. Great NFS CG (some sites w/ electric hookups) is Powell CG. Agree on the timeframe for Glacier. It's beautiful there, and you can get from the west side to the east side of the park if Going to the Sun Road is closed, but that road is, IMO, the main event. It usually opens sometime after 4th of July. LOTS of snow up there. If you can time the trip a week or two later, it might be good. Incidentally, for Glacier, I might recommend spending time on both sides of the park. We did Glacier this summer for the first time and stayed for about 5 days on each side. Very different terrain, vegetation, etc.
kknowlton 09/13/14 10:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: 1st long trip,Colo. to New England to Nova Scotia and back.

I know it's been mentioned, but don't forget your passports!! And do watch out for CGs being closed; that said, many areas still have a CG or two that stay open all year, though they may not have water available. Good luck to you! Hope you find some good color (we're starting to have some nice color up here) and that you don't wear yourselves out with all the driving. Have a great trip!
kknowlton 09/13/14 08:03pm Beginning RVing
RE: Learned something new about camping....

LOL! Loving the last 3 posts!! I would have never thought of that. (Yep, I'm from inland.) I think I'll take acorns & sap too. As far as the previous comment about pine cones, the worst are the ones from the loblolly pines in SC - those suckers are HUGE! They sound like a bomb is going off when they land!!
kknowlton 09/13/14 07:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: winter camping near rocky mtn national park

You might check rvparkreviews - campgrounds are listed by town - to see what CGs are near RMNP. The campgrounds' websites (links provided on rvparkreviews) will tell you if they are open year-round. Good luck!
kknowlton 09/13/14 07:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: attn srennier -

That's what happened. I was able to send one message, but ran out of room & needed to continue it in a second message - which was blocked. I'm glad at least one reply is allowed! Thanks -
kknowlton 09/12/14 08:06pm Travel Trailers
RE: Need help 89 UT.

Not sure, but you might try googling for road conditions in Utah & Arizona. The floods might have done some damage too.
kknowlton 09/11/14 10:40pm Roads and Routes
attn srennier -

I got a private message from srennier which I would like to answer, but apparently he/she only allows those on his/her buddy list to send private messages. So, srennier, put me on your buddy list so I can respond! :) Thanks!
kknowlton 09/11/14 09:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: From Gardiner, MT to Las Vegas, NV

When are you going? Snow is expected in Yellowstone tomorrow night, and has already fallen on the higher peaks just last week. Currently the only way to get from Mammoth to the rest of the park is over Dunraven Pass, which I sure wouldn't want to drive in bad, cold weather in just our pickup truck, much less a motorhome - but then, I do tend to be a bit on the cautious side. If you are staying in Gardiner, definitely use the toad to tour the park, and definitely be aware of the road closures in the park (several sections are now closed for the season). Dunraven will also probably close by October, which will isolate the north end of the park from the rest of it. Be aware that parts of I-15 were washed away yesterday in floods; I don't know which sections, but had heard that Las Vegas was yesterday considered to be unreachable by at least major roads from any direction. Things may be a bit better today, but do check ahead. Here's a link I just googled: washout
kknowlton 09/09/14 09:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Will our Tundra tow this?

Too heavy, IMO. The length is a bit of a concern; we had a TT that was 34' from hitch to spare tire, but it weighed only about 7500 lbs when fully loaded. (We probably overloaded it a bit.) The truck handled it fine, but now that we have downsized to a TT that is 8' shorter and 1000 lbs lighter, we can really tell the difference. We now have a good match - the former one was a bit too much. I'm afraid the TT you're considering is just enough more that it would be too much. The truck will pull it, but it will be a strain with that weight.
kknowlton 09/09/14 09:13pm Towing
RE: Yellowstone from the East on I90

You can also avoid the Bighorns and still go to Cody & into YNP via the east entrance. There are a combination of US and state routes south from Laurel (on I-90)to Cody, on the west side of the Bighorns. We've used that route in reverse (west to east) several times. Good road, scenic enough and no big grades.
kknowlton 09/02/14 08:42pm Roads and Routes
RE: Labor Day Horror Stories

Not a horror story here - guess it's in the nature of the location. We were camped at Fishing Bridge RV Park in Yellowstone. It wasn't even full, and was wonderfully quiet at night. Other than cramped sites and potholes in the road, a good experience. :) We have usually avoided major holiday weekends when camping, since we prefer less crowded, quieter CGs.
kknowlton 09/02/14 08:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: RT. 12 thru Idaho

It's been a great many years since we traveled that route, and we did so with a popup, but it's a beautiful drive, and I don't remember any really extreme grades or problems with it (other than the scenery being a bit distracting for the driver!) :) One of our favorite CGs is there - Powell (NFS) CG. At the time it had no sites with hookups, but my understanding is that some hookups have been added since. Beautiful wooded CG along a river. Loved it!
kknowlton 09/02/14 08:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: How often do you buy new trailer?

Reasons for trading in/selling vary - sometimes we're ready for a new kind of RV, other times we've wanted to upsize or downsize. 5 years with our first RV (small MH) 17 years with our PUP, 3 years with our HTT, 6 years with our first (big) TT, this is the first year with our new (smaller) TT.
kknowlton 09/02/14 08:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: Where do your pets ride?

Our cat rides in her small-dog carrier (more room for her to sit up and turn around than a regular hard-sided carrier) belted in on the middle of the back seat, so she can see 3 directions and can see both of us. Not that she's very happy about being in the truck, but it's certainly the most comfortable for her we can arrange, and safer than letting her have free range in the truck. No way, of course, would we ever consider having her ride in the trailer - totally unsafe, and likely very traumatic as well!
kknowlton 08/26/14 08:39pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Southwest US trip ideas

I agree with the other posters. You would need years to see all the wonderful sights in the SW. Pick a general area and see the sights there. For example, Yellowstone and Tetons. Zion, Bryce and Moab. Glacier. Etc. This is also what I would suggest. Two weeks roundtrip from Indiana, this is the only thing that makes sense to me. When we lived in the Chicago area, we'd take 2 1/2 weeks - counting the weekends on either side of the 2-week period too - for a camping vacation to Yellowstone and Salt Lake City, and it was barely enough. Many of the western national parks take more than one day to see, not to mention to really enjoy to the fullest, and with your timeframe, going to many different ones means you'll basically peek in the door and leave, figuratively speaking. Your family will enjoy the trip more if you're not on the road 12-15 hours a day too - and trust me, so will the driver(s)!
kknowlton 08/26/14 08:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: My first camper over 10 years ago

Good memories, I'm sure!
kknowlton 08/25/14 09:56pm Beginning RVing
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