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RE: Planning a trip from Chicago to southwest

It's going to be hot - just be aware. I agree on getting reservations ASAP. Even though this time of year (Aug-Sep) is lower-season than springtime, those are still popular areas. Worth the visit, though! x2 on Mountain Directory West.
kknowlton 05/01/16 06:41pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Yellowstone (FB), booked!

As already mentioned, May 1st is the day YNP reservations opens for the following year, and someone on a Yellowstone employees' site said the phones were ringing off the hook today. They said they expected certain room categories in some of the hotels to be completely booked for 2017 by this evening! Glad you got in, Dodge Guy!
kknowlton 05/01/16 06:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Elk Mt RV Resort - Stanley ID

Thanks again! Checked them both out online, and we have a reservation at Torreys. :) That should work well for us, I think.
kknowlton 04/30/16 03:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: No hurricanes this year !

Nice of you to think of other folks! :)
kknowlton 04/30/16 01:43pm General RVing Issues
RE: Montana Planned trips this year

Red Lodge is over the Beartooth HWy from YNP. That time of year, it may or may not be open due to snow. They have started to plow it, but if late May turns out to be cooler/wetter than usual, it could be closed again. I might want to rethink that part of the plan a bit.
kknowlton 04/30/16 01:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Upgrading to expandable travel trailer from pop up

I'd pass on it too. Not sure if the trailer you're looking at is a hybrid (i.e. a travel trailer with tented bed ends that pull/fold out) but if so, they have tended to leak around the edges of the bed ends if towed in the rain. A soft floor may not show up for some years, but if there has been water damage, eventually there will be a soft floor, and major repairs. My advice: keep looking. Good luck!
kknowlton 04/30/16 01:39pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: newbiee with seat belt question

You can have seatbelts installed, but it'll cost you. In 1970 I bought an old car and had just lap belts installed; I think even bac then it cost me a couple hundred bucks.
kknowlton 04/30/16 01:34pm Beginning RVing
RE: Boise/Meridian KOA

It's a big CG and probably has a lot of seasonal help. Personally, we felt like we were jammed in like sardines; fortunately we were staying only one night. Haven't been back - it's just not to our taste.
kknowlton 04/29/16 10:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gas stops along route to Yellowstone.

As far as what you can get into, you might see if you can find a copy of "The Next Exit." You might find one in a truck stop or, of course, an RV supply store. They highlight gas stations, RV parks, etc., that are (at least mostly) RV-friendly. We have found ours helpful. It does need to be as up to date as possible, though - a several-years-old used one might not be quite as good.
kknowlton 04/29/16 09:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Northern Indiana points of interest

I was also going to suggest visiting RV plants. Watching them being put together is really quite interesting!
kknowlton 04/29/16 09:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Elk Mt RV Resort - Stanley ID

Thanks, Renee. I've heard lots of good things about the NFS CGs but we need hookups due to medical equipment. Am giving Torreys a look as well.
kknowlton 04/29/16 05:46pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Elk Mt RV Resort - Stanley ID

I'll do that. Thanks!
kknowlton 04/28/16 11:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon Holiday

We did notice, on our drive out there, that several SPs are right next tothe interstate (!) Seems to me they'd be pretty noisy.
kknowlton 04/28/16 09:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Elk Mt RV Resort - Stanley ID

Anyone know anything about this CG? I just tried to go to their website and was notified that their domain name had expired a week or so ago. Are they still in business? Wanted to stay there in a month or two, but...
kknowlton 04/28/16 09:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Can you fold up bunk ends with made beds?

Our mattresses folded in half, so it was hard to keep them "made" in the full sense of the word. I don't remember now if we left sheets & blankets in there, but I tend to think we didn't. Especially in the front bunk, too much chance of them getting wet if we were towing in the rain (especially around the edges of the bunk.)
kknowlton 04/28/16 08:24pm Hybrid Travel Trailers
RE: This is what I can imagine some think of 550. Had to laugh.

Holee cow!
kknowlton 04/28/16 08:21pm Roads and Routes
RE: Using smart phone as a hot spot

That's what we do. Usually more reliable than the CG wifi, and more secure.
kknowlton 04/28/16 08:16pm Technology Corner
RE: Tow Vehicle Capacity

You want to make sure your loaded hitch weight doesn't overwhelm your truck's GVWR or RAWR. And of course you probably also know that everything you carry in the truck, besides the driver (and possibly front passenger), counts against your GVWR.
kknowlton 04/27/16 10:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Is a "Hard Side" pyramid style trailer considered a PUP?

Definitely a regional difference, though depending on where you might go with the camper, you will probably find you want a/c available as well. (Remember, everyone, "below zero" in Canada does not mean "below zero" in the U.S. ) Still pretty chilly for camping, though. :) One thing we love about having a full-height trailer rather than a popup is just what you mentioned: pulling off the road (for us, it's usually in a rest area) and being able to access fridge, sink, etc. to make lunch, eat inside if the weather is bad or there are no picnic tables available, use the bathroom, etc. Not possible with a PUP; when we had ours, we kept most things in the tow vehicle anyway (an SUV in the day) and would just make sandwiches from our food boxes & cooler - but no place to sit inside except in the car. Then there was all that loading & unloading every time we set up or broke camp...It just got old - but it did take 17 years to get old. (We were younger then.)
kknowlton 04/27/16 03:35pm Folding Trailers
RE: Glacier park Montana

No one has mentioned private CGs yet. If you want hookups, you will need to opt for one of those. We stayed at the KOAs on both east & west sides of the park. West side is very nice, has a breakfast cafe & ice cream shop in it, but not much shade; most sites are geared for big rigs. There are some backins with some shade which most Class Cs would fit into. East side was not quite as nice, no shade at all, but an amazing view of some of the mountains inside the park. Both are close to the park entrances. Not a lot of choice in private CGs on the east side, but there are a ton of them on the west side, some quite wooded & pretty, all with some combination of hookups. (And all reservable, I believe.) Scenery on the east side will be more spectacular, but both sides are beautiful. Whether you stay inside or outside the park, I strongly recommend you take one of the red bus tours while you are there - you WILL need to reserve ahead of time. (BTW, these tours do pick up at the KOAs, as well as inside the park.) The guides know their stuff, and the ride is fun - AND all of you will get to see the scenery. As others have mentioned, you won't be able to drive your MH across the park on Going-to-the-Sun road due to size restrictions (nor would you likely want to!) so the red bus will get you oriented. The park also has shuttle buses, but expect them to be crowded and you may need to wait a while to get back on one. Apgar CG is heavily wooded, in the pines, very pretty, but not much view. St Mary's, on the drier east side, has little shade and smaller trees, but does have a lovely view. No hookups, as with most NP CGs. If you don't need hookups, any of the bigger NPS CGs inside Glacier would be great - but I echo the comments about making sure you'll fit into sites. Some sites we saw in some of the CGs were definitely too small and unlevel for any camper, even for a small popup.
kknowlton 04/27/16 03:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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