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RE: Goodbye to our Beast- a 1973 Sportscoach

A very sad day indeed, but what a blessing your Sportscoach sacrificed itself to save your lives. So sorry to hear about the other driver. It sounds like you both have the best attitude you could possibly have, considering the circumstances. Best of luck to you, and to the grieving widower as well.
kknowlton 07/19/16 08:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wheel Bearings

We had lots of problems with wheel hubs on our last TT and we now try to get them repacked about every 5000 miles. For many people, that will be once every other year!
kknowlton 07/19/16 08:13pm Tech Issues
RE: trailor sway

It does seem like a hitch adjustment might be in order.
kknowlton 07/19/16 08:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: Road closure leading to Jackson, WY

Heard that on the local news. Hope they can get a handle on that fire soon!!
kknowlton 07/18/16 08:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: Three Week, 5200 Mile Trip Done (update w/Fuel Mileage)

Quite a trip! Sounds like you had some adventures but that all ended up well - and that's what counts! Thanks for the report!
kknowlton 07/18/16 08:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: An Overwhelmed Beginner's Journey

I would also recommend a popup. We (2 adults, no kids) LOVED ours; kept it for almost 17 years. For a young family, keeping things simple, storing in a garage, and towing with a smaller SUV, it would be perfect. Newer ones will tend to be fairly large, but I'm sure you can find some smaller models that will fit your needs just fine. Welcome to the RVing life!
kknowlton 07/18/16 05:37pm Beginning RVing
RE: Traverse City Campgrounds

We stayed at the Petoskey KOA and it was fine. Not too far to the Dunes.
kknowlton 07/18/16 05:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: National Parks trip

Make Yellowstone & Tetons reservations NOW. The parks are less crowded than in midsummer, but they are by no means emptied out. In addition, some of the CGs inside the park close after Labor Day. (Outside the park most are likely to remain open at least through most of September). Glacier's season usually ends fairly early, so be sure to check on season closing dates there as well (and I'd recommend reservations there too.) Good CGs for Yellowstone: the only CG inside the park with any hookups is Fishing Bridge, which is centrally located, but sites tend to be tight. (On the other hand, you'll probably spend all day & into the evening driving around the park to see the sights.) Outside the park, we like Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone; it's close to the west gate of the park, very nice, clean & plenty of room for all sizes of rigs. Since we need hookups, we have chosen Colter Bay RV Park for the Tetons. For your size camper, if you can deal w/o hookups, you might consider Colter Bay or Gros Ventre CGs (not to be confused with the RV park) - Signal Mt CG will be too small for your camper, however. (Sites too short.) IMO there aren't any other private CGs that pass muster in GTNP and Jackson - of course, that's our personal taste. If you can, be sure to allow at least 3 full days for Yellowstone and 1 full day for the Tetons. If you are active & enjoy hiking & other outdoor activity, add a day (minimum) to each park. For Glacier, I'd recommend allowing at least 2 full days, and 4 would be better. If you can, divide your time (and your campground bases) between west & east side of Glacier; they are very different from each other. Remember you cannot pull your trailer over Going to the Sun Road; you'll have to go around, on US2. It's a nice drive too, but doesn't compare. The red bus tours, if still operating when you are there, are wonderful, worth every penny, IMO. Have a fun trip!
kknowlton 07/18/16 05:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do we need sway bars??

My opinion: Yes, and Yes. Better safe than sorry.
kknowlton 07/17/16 06:24pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: West Montana suggestions

We looked at the West Glacier KOA but aren't a fan of camping without trees. Agreed. The West Glacier KOA is a very nice CG, and tours of Glacier NP pick you up right at the CG (they don't do that for any of the other CGs outside the park, that I know of). But when we had made our reservations for it, we were looking at old pictures and were looking forward to camping in a pine woods. Got there - almost no trees! Turned out they had cut many of them down to make room for bigger rigs and those who want satellite connections. :( We enjoyed our stay, but would sure have loved the woods. I believe it was Mountain Meadows we drove into & peeked at, and they are quite wooded.
kknowlton 07/15/16 09:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best RV Park with campsites next to a river or creek.

There are several parks in north western Illinois that butt up against the Mississippi River. Thanks for the reminder! Thomson Causeway, a COE CG on the MIssissippi is a nice spot. A few campsites are right on the river; others easily walkable, only yards away from the river. Not exactly your peaceful little creek, though! :)
kknowlton 07/15/16 09:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip to Yellowstone

Nice scenery along that route, at least once you're past Bozeman. (You may be driving thru parts of town there.) Sorry, I don't know about construction; there's usually some somewhere in this area during the summer, since there's such a short season for it. Grizzly is a great CG choice, IMO. While along I-90, I hope you have time to stop at the Little Bighorn National Battlefield for a day (2 decent CGs nearby for an overnight). It's well worth the stop. And of course Devils Tower is off I-90 and worth a stop as well. The KOA there is right at the base & has great views of the tower; there's also a no-hookups NPS CG inside the park. Have a wonderful time in Yellowstone!
kknowlton 07/15/16 05:10pm Roads and Routes
RE: natchez trace parkway

Shouldn't be a problem. We drove that section with our 34' TT (probably 13+ feet tall).
kknowlton 07/15/16 05:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best RV Park with campsites next to a river or creek.

Henrys Lake SP in Island Park, Idaho (next to a lake where fishing is allowed); Riverside (NFS) CG in Palisades, Idaho; Toad Suck CG in Arkansas (COE?); several NFS CGs near Stanley, Idaho (along the Salmon River) and at Redfish and Stanley Lakes (same general area), on lakes with fishing.
kknowlton 07/15/16 05:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Between Dubuque IA and Madison Wi

x2 on the Rustic Barn. Nice place, out in the country, electric & water hookups and a honey wagon, decent showers, etc. There are also some great state parks in sw Wisconsin, including our personal favorite (Wyalusing). They don't have water hookups, though (just electric) and even then, not in all sites; reservations are taken 11 months in advance, so you might have trouble getting in on a weekend without planning far ahead.
kknowlton 07/14/16 05:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: avoiding Chicago area traffic

As most have said, don't bother with alternates. 80 isn't that bad (nowhere near as bad as 90 and 94, which go through the city itself). Try to avoid rush hour (6-10 AM, 3-7 PM) if you can; rush hour will be just as bad on all the non-interstates as well.
kknowlton 07/12/16 05:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Front windows on Trailer leak or not?

Both of our most recent TTs have had front windows. After 6 seasons with one and into the 3rd with the second, no leaks.
kknowlton 07/12/16 05:50pm Travel Trailers
RE: Kansas City to Canon City, Co to Salida, Co

Mountain Directory West would be helpful to you as well, showing grades and passes that might be of special interest to RVers and truckers. You should be able to find one at truck stops or some of the larger/better-equipped RV supply stores. The routes along the river might be slower, but potentially prettier. :) Some communities forbid the use of jake brakes. (Usually there are signs to this effect.)
kknowlton 07/11/16 11:35pm Roads and Routes
RE: Help us get back into camping with our new reality!.

One comment on putting dad/sister in the dinette or couch - this won't work well unless they are very short. In our experience, these extra "beds" just aren't made for anyone larger than pre-teen children (and even some of them may be too tall for them) A bunkhouse TT might work well in that case. The bunk areas can be used for storage when it's just the OP & companion.
kknowlton 07/11/16 07:49pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Travel plans to visit National Parks

While at Arches, consider staying an extra day in order to include Canyonlands NP. Moab UT has several campgrounds; we stayed at Spanish Trail, because it has a little shade (many don't in that area). Dead Horse Point SP is near Canyonlands & is a great place to stay; electric hookups available but you will need to bring your own fresh water. Ditto on Grizzly RV for Yellowstone. If you can do without hookups, there are several CGs inside the park, but I would strongly advise reservations. Colter Bay RV Park, IMO, is by far the best place to camp for the Tetons if you need hookups; there are several good NPS and NFS CGs in the area there. Other private CG offerings there are not to our liking. Lots of good CGs in the Black Hills (for Mt. Rushmore.) While there, make sure to visit Crazy Horse Memorial as well. Our favorite CG there was Rafter J Bar Ranch Campground in Hill City. Don't miss Devils Tower on the way from there to the Yellowstone area; the KOA right at its base has an amazing view! Depending on the size of your rig and if you need hookups, there is a CG right in Crater Lake NP. Haven't stayed outside of the park there. (We camped there in a popup, so no problem finding space in a campsite. However, we did have reservations.) I hope you have allotted a lot of time for this trip. One day per park just won't cut it, especially for Yellowstone, Zion and Arches/Canyonlands, and the Black Hills. And I do recommend advance reservations, depending on the time of year & size & needs of your rig.
kknowlton 07/11/16 07:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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