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RE: When did TT's become "Campers"

Everything north of a tent is a "camper" to us. Well, maybe not a full-dress Blue Bird. :)
kknowlton 10/18/17 10:03pm Travel Trailers
RE: Northern Illinois southern Wisconsin

Two possibilities near some antique shops in Richmond, IL: Chain o' Lakes State Park in Spring Grove, IL and Bong SRA in Kansasville, WI. They were our go-to campgrounds (especially Bong) the last 10-15 years we lived in that area. Both have electric sites, and the CGs have showerhouses and dump stations. I recommend reservations unless you go midweek; they can be pretty popular. For Chain o' Lakes, I definitely recommend Fox Den CG. Nicer than Honeysuckle Hollow, more space between the sites.
kknowlton 10/18/17 10:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Photo Thread - Post Your PUP Pics Here

Looks to be in really great shape, Renee! Hope you have many enjoyable trips with it!
kknowlton 10/18/17 09:55pm Folding Trailers
RE: Buy new Forest RIver on clearance?

Well, it's a brand-new camper that meets your needs and is within your budget - why not? I wouldn't plan on selling it for what you bought it for, but you can always try. If it's clean, well-maintained and lightly used, you might succeed. As long as you don't have any issues towing it with the vehicle you plan to use, it's certainly worth considering. My personal opinion on opposite slides is, it makes the camper too wide - LOTS of floor space in between. Might make it harder to find campsites you'll fit into. Of course, if you plan to have a dance party or make a yoga studio out of it, then you'll need that floor space. :)
kknowlton 10/14/17 08:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Photo Thread - Post Your PUP Pics Here

we finally brought home our "new" pop up trailer to pull with our Jeep. We bought a 1978 Coleman Concord, in great condition, remodeled inside, new canvas, and in great shape. Plus, it's light enough for us to move manually into place. Congrats, Renee! That was a good year for popups (we had a '78 Starcraft)! We loved being able to push it around into position - but be sure not to do so on too much of a slope, or it will get away from you! :) Hope you get lots of enjoyment from it!
kknowlton 10/14/17 08:21pm Folding Trailers
RE: Exterior cover for the winter? Brands and Recommendations?

We had an ADCO cover for our last trailer. (Too windy here where it's parked, so we sold the cover.) You can order them custom made, but the non-custom ones can be strapped to mostly fit - just be sure to get one that's at least as long as your trailer!! Ours was a breathable cover on the sides (the top is impermeable, of course), and it came with zippers in about 4 different locations along the length of the trailer, so we could access at least one door. I'd recommend this brand; ours served us well for at least 3 winters.
kknowlton 10/11/17 08:34pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: axle replacement issue

It might be worth getting a second tow to an RV dealer, if there are any in that area. I second the advice re: Dexter or Lippert axles. Another possible manufacturer is Al-Ko axles; that's what we had on our previous trailer (a Forest River product). GOod luck to you!
kknowlton 10/11/17 08:28pm Travel Trailers
RE: first day of full timing

Welcome, Tom! One thing to know, in case you weren't already aware of it, most campgrounds across the northern tier of the U.S. close down for winter (and most will already be closed by now). I'd suggest you head south as soon as you get started! Be aware that rest areas usually don't allow camping overnight, just stopping for a few hours sleep and then they expect you to move on. Nevertheless, if you want to get a cat nap there, not a bad idea, just make sure to lock up. Good luck to you!
kknowlton 10/11/17 08:25pm Full-time RVing
RE: Hints for state map

Ours were on the outside side walls of the trailers, and they stuck better than glue! Some of the colors (blue mostly) were subject to sun fade, and over time, some corners of the states peeled up, but for the most part they lasted at least 6 years.
kknowlton 10/09/17 06:49pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: The Darkside - claims another one

You may find you like the TT better than you think. I hope so, anyway! We went to the "dark side" some 10-11 years ago now, and have no regrets. I liked the openness of the HTT, but didn't like the bed end leaks when driving in the rain, and being a light sleeper, outside noises were a lot more evident in the HTT. Not as much of a problem in the TT - and we can camp in colder weather now. Enjoy the new rig!
kknowlton 10/09/17 06:41pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: Teton camping

Colter Bay RV Park has some sites with views. Trouble is, you can't be guaranteed a specific site (though you can request one.) We didn't have a mountain view from our site there, but it was a very short walk to the Jackson Lake beach - BIG view! Your rig would fit in that CG too.
kknowlton 10/07/17 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Northeast ohio to Yellowstone

I-80 has pioneer sites, mostly clustered in central Nebraska near Kearney. Some nice state parks in that area too, for camping, if you're not there on a weekend (they would be more full then). Same advice goes for Starved Rock - nice park, but busy on weekends, likely to be full. Wow, I'd sure never try to get from Ohio to the Tetons in 3 days. Those are some LONG days. (We used to live in the Chicago area & took 4-5 days to get out here, one way. :) ) With the kids, you'll probably want to pick camping spots with a pool - that time of year it's likely to be hot in the plains - or places with enough space for the kids to run around & play a bit (depending on their ages, of course). Ft Kearney SRA would fit, as would the Holiday Trav'l Park in North Platte. We haven't been there, but some of the other state park "waysides" like Gibbon or Windmill might work for you as well. East entrance of Yellowstone is fine - the driver will definitely need to pay attention, as the road is winding - but we've done it with our trailer with no issues.
kknowlton 10/01/17 09:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Montana and Wyoming help

A few places you may not have stopped before: Big Horn County, Wyoming, east of Cody - Pryor Mt Wild Horse Range, Bighorn mountain range, etc. worth seeing Northeast Wyoming - Devils Tower southern Montana - Big Horn National Battlefield - worth a day or 1/2 day visit Dillon can be a good base for visiting some state parks and historic sites Idaho - I second those who recommended Craters of the Moon and the Sawtooths. No decent CGs with hookups in the Sawtooths IMO, but some wonderful NFS CGs for dry camping along Stanley Lake and Redfish Lake. Arco KOA is a good base for Craters, or use the park's campground (no shade, no hookups & it can be HOT in the summer, but interesting scenery).
kknowlton 10/01/17 09:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: Cabins or lodges in Yellowstone

Reservations open May 1st for the FOLLOWING year - just FYI. Not to say you won't find anything, but you may need to be flexible with dates or locations, and/or keep checking back for cancellations.
kknowlton 10/01/17 09:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: best time to go yellowstone

Just got back from there, camping in West Yellowstone. Weather was cool - highs in the 50s, lows at or below freezing in "West." (In the park, a bit cooler, as the altitude is higher.) Other than more sunshine than last year in mid-October, pretty similar temperatures. We were there late September 6 years ago and it was really nice, highs in the upper 60s and lows around 40. So you never really know for sure. :)
kknowlton 10/01/17 09:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New Offering From Airstream - The NEST

Jim1521 - LOL!!!
kknowlton 10/01/17 09:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Travel Trailer Buying Advice

Our experience has been that there is no such thing as The Perfect Camper; there's always some feature that's missing or quality that's a bit less than desired, etc. For reliability, I'd choose to buy new rather than used, if your budget allows; otherwise my advice would be to choose a dealer near you that has a pretty good service reputation (you may need to ask around) and pick something they sell that fits your needs (floorplan, size, budget, etc.) Other than Airstream and a few other specialty brands, it seems to me that quality issues are about the same across the industry. Many components - fridge, a/c, water heaters, furnaces - are made by only one or two manufacturers, no matter which brand of camper you get.
kknowlton 10/01/17 09:19pm Travel Trailers
RE: There is over weight and there is over weight

LOL! I guess if you're going to overload, might as well do it spectacularly! Holy cow - glad I wasn't on the road with that guy.
kknowlton 09/19/17 09:37pm Truck Campers
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Fillmore UT KOA, site 25 http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/savage68/campground%20shots/P1120477.jpg
kknowlton 09/13/17 11:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: ~Post your campsite photos here~

Rubys Inn RV Park, Bryce Canyon, Utah - site 159 (sites on both sides of us were close, but both were empty at the time) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/savage68/campground%20shots/P1120331.jpg Other sites, viewed from ours - note all the picnic tables (indicating as-yet unoccupied sites) http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k240/savage68/campground%20shots/P1120329.jpg
kknowlton 09/13/17 11:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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