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RE: Mt Rushmore

Head 80 east to Rawlings and cut over to Casper (rt 287 an 220) to I-25 south to 18 at Orin and head to Lusk staying on 18 going north to Mule Creek Junction from there it depends on where you are going (Camp at). If you go to Cheyenne it will add about 100 miles vs the cut off to casper. Google map it. If staying in the Custer or Hill City area stay on 18 (east at the junction) go past Edgemont up into Custer or Hill City. You can also go up to Newcastle and then east to Custer. A couple years ago the road to Custer from Newcastle had a lot of the curves and road widened so should be not a bad road now If going to Rapid City (KOA) it probably would be best to go over to Hot Springs and get on 79 north to Rapid. The other route will get you there but you will hit very heavy traffic. Almost any way you go there will be ups and downs and some curves but not bad. I have taken all those routes in my 40 foot MH pulling a Jeep jimR
Jim & Betty 06/23/16 07:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Grocery Shopping on the Road

My favorite store is the one that is usually on a corner or the intersection of a small town or community out in the sticks some where. You know the kind like the one at Bath Corner SD just east of Aberdeen. I stopped there a couple weeks ago to get diesel fuel when I pulled up I could see through the front windows of the store and some folks were looking pointing and talking. When I went in to get the pump turned on the conversation started and did not end for about 30 minutes. Topics from dang that is a big rig and where you headed to and where you from? Nice folks there farmers and blue collar workers the foundation of the USA. Huh ... the pops seem to taste better there too. JimR
Jim & Betty 06/18/16 10:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: Slow moving Speeder

OK here is my take on the mountain roads use the turn outs if safe OK that part is out of the way. NOW On a 4 lane road in sunny California it is illegal to impede traffic even if you are going over the speed limit, in other words you are in the passing lane and cars that want to go faster than you are stacked up back there. Now think about this you are at maybe 60 to 65 miles per hour, a pretty sizable ticket, but think how much money that those guys behind you will bring into the state at the speed trap just up the road a lot more money a lot MORE. So to put this into perspective they are going to be very unhappy with you for slowing down that money maker behind you and will probably get you for everything they can just to try and make up for the revenue you have lost the Great State of California. :B JimR Actually, this type of thing is not a problem as it relates to revenue generation in California like it is in some states. Especially not with the California Highway Patrol. The CHP budget comes entirely from vehicle registration fees. They get nothing from fine revenue from tickets. That all goes to the state general fund. It was set up that way on purpose to prevent the bosses at CHP from forcing the troopers to write more tickets just for the money. And it's a similar set up in cities as only a small percentage of the fine money comes back to the City and it does in to the City General fund. Yes that is correct JimR ps your to serious
Jim & Betty 06/07/16 06:53am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Slow moving Speeder

OK here is my take on the mountain roads use the turn outs if safe OK that part is out of the way. NOW On a 4 lane road in sunny California it is illegal to impede traffic even if you are going over the speed limit, in other words you are in the passing lane and cars that want to go faster than you are stacked up back there. Now think about this you are at maybe 60 to 65 miles per hour, a pretty sizable ticket, but think how much money that those guys behind you will bring into the state at the speed trap just up the road a lot more money a lot MORE. So to put this into perspective they are going to be very unhappy with you for slowing down that money maker behind you and will probably get you for everything they can just to try and make up for the revenue you have lost the Great State of California. :B JimR
Jim & Betty 06/06/16 08:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Good Sam App - Battery Drain isssues

Are you talking about the GS Camping app? If so I have no problems with battery drain and no running in the background per your instructions on how to check. I just used it and it loaded some data (so the app said) and did a search for nearby camps. All is good here in the Good Sam and Apple world. jimR
Jim & Betty 06/06/16 08:23pm Good Sam Club
RE: Second Vehicle Fees?

Never had to pay extra vehicle fees when towing my Jeep. JimR
Jim & Betty 05/27/16 08:50pm General RVing Issues
RE: ? "Best" Coffee Maker?

A small Mr. Coffee and a Stainless Steel percolator. But the most important thing make it Cheap. jimR
Jim & Betty 05/26/16 10:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Northern California- cheapest place to buy new refrigerator?

Not sure of what Northern California means as some folks consider any thing North of the Tehachapis as North Cal. But in California from Sac to Bakerspatch there is a lot of independent dealers and Camping World some of those might price match if you do not want to ship to you. PPL in Texas also has some fair prices but not sure about shipping costs. I had a dealer in Utah use a price match from Amazon for a Dometic portable freezer / refrigerator. I walked in asked about price and he looked it up on Amazon. JimR
Jim & Betty 05/26/16 10:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: CA to MO, best route?

Palm desert to Phoenix via I-10 north on 17 to Flagstaff then east on I-40 to OKC to I-44 to Eureka. From I-10 to I-40 there may be a shorter route up to Holbrook AZ through Payson but I am not familiar with that road JimR
Jim & Betty 05/24/16 10:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Looking for Window Part

I have a couple extra on board they were given to me by a repair shop and I think I have seen them at a RV parts store somewhere could have been Quartzsite. Any way they are availabe. JimR
Jim & Betty 05/24/16 08:15am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Traveling to the Denver area this June

Cherry Creek in aurora. Seems that Denver is a busy place I had some reservation issues in October. JimR
Jim & Betty 05/19/16 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: WiFi Hot Spot

I have AT&T and it works everywhere even in some pretty remote places. I use the Apple iPhone and use that as a hot spot. Just FYI JimR
Jim & Betty 05/10/16 09:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: UTAH National Parks

I went through there a while back when the price was lower (dating myself) had no problems I did unhook the toad because I was over 50 feet long combined my height was within 6 inches all went well. The only tight spot for me was the exit on the east side the diamond shaped traffic signs and my mirrors matched up perfectly and the clearance left to right was very tight. have fun JimR
Jim & Betty 05/10/16 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Full time/South Dakota insurance question.

I think the term "unavailable" is not a correct definition about the availability of health insurance in SD for RVing folks. I am retired and I am on Medicare and a supplemental PPO insurance policy so it is possible. But I do feel very fortunate after hearing about some of the problems some folks do have (reading here and other forums). Good Luck JimR
Jim & Betty 05/09/16 05:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: Possible Allison Transmission overfill

Exactly my dilemma .... On all my previous tranny services, the stick and the electronic had always been the same, so I never questioned it. So this time when the electronic said it was overfilled and the stick said full, I questioned the dealer that did the maintenance. He said believe the stick ... so I've let it go since the service, but now I'm going to believe the electronics .... Thanks to all you guys that helped me out ... Sounds like the dealer did not want to deal with it or he has a rectal cranial inversion. I would not go back but hey that is me. There are three types of Allison repair facilities one that is authorized to change the fluid and filters, the next is one that can change the fluid and filters and do work on the transmission on outside components then there is the third type they can tear down and operate on the transmission or completly rebuild it. I had a problem with the electronic check on my tranny and Allison took that as a serious issue and had me take it to a repair warranty dealer. They went over how to check the fluid with the stick so I would have a safe start (I already knew how) but they went over it a couple of times. They also stated that one should check the stick prior to running them when things get hot enough check the electronic test. The level on the stick will be up high I think above all marks. It is worse to run over filled than low within boundaries of course. When I change mine I will put in 20 quarts and then check the stick then run it and check the electronic level and then add 2 quarts so far so good. You should make the dealer remove the 2 quarts after all it is his mess up. jimR
Jim & Betty 05/05/16 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Propane tap on curb side

Ya that's true, I should try it first. Just didn't know if I wanted to spend money on the hose if it wasn't going to work, but I think I can borrow my buddies. About the hose, I bought a no-name hose and it did not work so I went to Lowes and bought a Weber brand and it worked just FYI JimR
Jim & Betty 04/30/16 09:41am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Satellite Dome Repair

No its a MV3500 Winegard that needs a tune up. King for $50.00 what's the catch? Misread the post and thought you were looking for the cover only. JimR
Jim & Betty 04/30/16 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Crazy RVer Gets Arrested

Drugs? Alcohol? 5150? Or you just can't fix stupid? What is 5150? It is also the name of an energy drink in California that was pulled from the shelf of a popular supermarket because some people complained that it was making fun of those that were actually 5150. :S Also while responding to a med call it is the phrase that will slow you down just a little so you can get a good look around before you get there. jimR
Jim & Betty 04/27/16 08:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mail Services

I use Dakotapost formerly Alternative Resources in Sioux Falls and have had good service from them and they can scan the mail. They are also the mail service for FMCA. JimR
Jim & Betty 04/27/16 08:11pm Full-time RVing
RE: Propane tap on curb side

I am assuming that your tap is after the regulator just like mine and I run my Weber with its regulator on no removing it or modifications and work very well. As I understand things the RV regulator runs at 11 inches of wc and some BBQ regulators will run at a less pressure at 5.5 inches of wc. Try it first and see. JimR
Jim & Betty 04/26/16 11:18pm Class A Motorhomes
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