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RE: Teddy Roosevelt N.P.

We stayed at the Medora Campground, just outside the south entrance in Medora. It's OK, a little tight on the spacing. We were only there for a couple of nights, visiting TRNP on the way to Glacier. We only visited the South Unit, but thought it was beautiful. Got to see the wild horses. The Painted Canyon section was very nice at sunset. To get to Glacier, we actually chose to stay on the interstate (94/90). Overnighted in Bozeman and then went on up through Missoula and the east side of Flathead Lake on 35 to Highway 2 over to West Glacier. Some might consider that the long way around, but our drivers just felt better staying on the interstate.
Addy15 06/13/19 06:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Minnesota

Mosquito problems in Minnesota kind of depend on the weather. If we have a very dry summer, by August they might not be so bad. And if nights get cool enough in September, mosquitoes could be virtually non-existent by then, especially up north. If we have a wet summer though (which so far it's kind of looking like that's going to be the case), mosquitoes will probably be a problem. If you are in the woods near water, mosquitoes are going to be an issue. Just be prepared. If you are looking for a relatively mosquito-free experience, I would recommend the far southeast part of Minnesota. In particular, around the Whitewater State Park area near Rochester. The website for that park in particular lists the "noticeable lack of mosquitoes" as one of its highlights! It is said that the trout streams in the area are cold enough that mosquitoes have a hard time breeding.
Addy15 05/31/19 06:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping or Glamping?

Like another poster said, in casual conversation what we are doing comes out as "camping". But it doesn't really feel like "camping" in our 5th wheel with a pretend fireplace, a big TV and full hook-ups. But I don't like the term "glamping" either. Depending on the specific circumstance, we call it either our "cabin on wheels" or our "hotel room on wheels". We travel and take our accommodations with us. :-)
Addy15 05/22/19 04:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Glacier (west side) help....

As many others have suggested, the West Glacier KOA is very nice. We had a great time there and would definitely go back. As for hiking, there is a nice trail along Lake MacDonald in the Fish Creek area at the southwest end of the lake. We had a beautiful day there, just walking on the beach along the lake and not even on the trail. Not a lot of people there. Kind of a hidden treasure I guess you could say! :-) Avalanche Lake is probably a good hike for the kids. Highly recommend the hike to Hidden Lake from the Visitor Center at Logan Pass. BUT, get there very early in the morning or the parking will fill up. We arrived at 8:30 a.m. and the parking lot was already full. Either that, or wait until later in the afternoon when the crowds have thinned out. The Sun Point Nature Trail along St. Mary Lake to Baring Falls is also very nice.
Addy15 05/15/19 04:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 8 years

Regular washing/waxing really does keep them looking nice. Ours gets washed pretty much every time we use it and waxed 2 or 3 times during the season. As a result, we got OVER blue book high retail value for our travel trailer trade-in last year, in part because the exterior look so nice.
Addy15 05/08/19 08:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: What do you two do?

We like to play cribbage. We hike and bike. We visit local breweries, wineries, and now cideries as well. When not busy doing active things, I read while DH naps in his favorite camp chair. Empty nesting...it's not a bad thing... :-)
Addy15 04/19/19 02:36pm Travel Trailers
RE: What's the one thing that you have but hardly EVER use?

Haha -- the ONE thing we have NEVER, EVER used in either of our trailers is the toilet/black tank.
Addy15 04/13/19 02:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: My baby is home

Hoping for same soon... :-)
Addy15 04/07/19 01:20pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Financing TT's

I'd echo the recommendations to check with a credit union. Not sure the term you are thinking about, but the credit union we use is advertising rates starting at 4.35% for a 60-month term and on up to 6.35% for 120 months.
Addy15 04/04/19 04:10pm Beginning RVing
RE: Trailer steps and Dog

Our dog did not like the standard steps that were on our previous trailer; she'd jump right over them. However, she does much better with the solid steps we have now on our new trailer.
Addy15 04/03/19 08:43am RV Pet Stop
RE: Is there really a 1/2 ton towable fifth wheel?

Contrary to what some folks seem to believe, the short and simple answer to the question, as asked, is...YES. It just depends on exactly which half-ton you pair with which trailer. Obviously, you are probably looking at a smaller fifth-wheel and most likely a specially equipped truck.
Addy15 03/14/19 06:31am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Online sales... a good idea?

We have purchased two trailers almost entirely online. With the first one, we found the trailer we liked at a local dealer but couldn't make an acceptable deal with them. So, we went home and started looking online for the trailer and ended up making a deal entirely by e-mail for one at a small dealership about 4 hours away. Never even met the salesperson until we got there to pick it up. With the second one, we found a trailer we liked that met all of our specifications, but it was a pretty new model and not many dealers had it on their lots yet. So, again we shopped online, were working seriously with about three different dealers in three different states, and finally got a good deal (including an above-retail trade in deal on that first trailer AND upgraded tires) with a small, independent dealer that was in another state but about 3 and a half hours from home. He didn't even have the trailer yet; he had to go get it for us from Indiana because it had just come off the line. We never even saw the trailer until we went to pick it up. Both dealers have been very good to work with on service issues after the sale. The first one even traveled to meet us half-way to fix a warranty issue once and another time actually came to our storage location to fix a recall issue. We had to take the second one back to the dealer to fix a slide that was off kilter a little, but we made it into a camping weekend so no big deal. We were in and out of the shop within a couple of hours and the dealer even showed us how to fix it ourselves if it happened again. We also needed a small part for the refrigerator but he didn't have it in stock. So he showed us how to install it, then ordered the part and sent it to our home. And he is always available for consult if we have questions about anything. Online shopping has been a good deal for us.
Addy15 03/09/19 02:20pm General RVing Issues
RE: Feedback on the new style entry steps

The solid steps are one of the things I love the most about our new trailer. Would never go back to the old standard steps. A quick sweep-off before stowing and the "getting dirt inside the trailer" idea is really a non-issue. You don't get any more dirt in the trailer than you would just tracking it in on your shoes anyway.
Addy15 03/09/19 02:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: I'm looking for some TT advice from experienced RVers

Winnebago Minnie. But seriously how any weekend trips are you really going to make? Is owning a small TT really worth the $$ and effort OR could you rent a camper for those 2 or 3 outings? Or just rent a cabin in a campground? We made 12 trips in each of the last two camping seasons.
Addy15 03/02/19 09:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: I'm looking for some TT advice from experienced RVers

We had a Starcraft Launch 21FBS. It's now called the Starcraft Outfitter, but I think the floorplan (21FBS) is the same. Ours was a 2015, before Jayco/Starcraft was bought by Thor, so I don't know if the quality of manufacturing has changed or not since then. We had very few problems with the trailer, and the problems we did have weren't to do with the manufacturing, but rather a couple of the components. And we had no problem getting those issues resolved. It was similar to the Coachmen Freedom Express 192RBS also mentioned here. I think the Coachmen might get a few extra points for the amount and type of interior storage it has. :) We were very happy with the Starcraft -- just decided to go to a 5th wheel instead so we could pull our boat behind the trailer. Our 5th wheel is Winnebago and we are quite happy with it, so I would also suggest you look at the Minnie Winnie line of travel trailers. Grand Design also.
Addy15 03/02/19 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Starcraft Launch Outfitter?

We had a 2015 Starcraft Launch 21FBS for three years and were quite happy with it. No major problems. We would have it still except we decided to get a 5th wheel instead.
Addy15 02/06/19 05:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: The little truck that could.

It seems pretty simple to say that SOME (not all) 1/2-ton trucks can safely and effectively pull SOME (not all) 5th wheel trailers. Each person needs to exercise their own due diligence when deciding on their own particular truck/trailer combination. Not sure why this has to turn into such a big debate every time someone brings it up.
Addy15 01/30/19 09:10am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Millennials and RVs

Kids nowadays want to sit in front of a monitor, or hold their Iphone up next to their eyes and block out any sense of reality around them. I asked my 13 YO grandson if he wanted to see the Grand Canyon and other sites in the western USA. He said why? I can go on Google Earth and it's just like being there.... I took him anyway and he loved it. In the words of the famed explorer Jacques Cousteau:"Il faut aller voir." ("We must go and see for ourselves.")
Addy15 01/14/19 06:22am General RVing Issues
RE: Trip planning help - Dakotas and Minnesota National Parks

I second the idea of the Lake Angostura area at the south end of the Black Hills. Didn't camp there, but we had a lovely time visiting there. Voyageurs is pretty remote, and I am not too familiar with the actual Voyaguers area because we don't usually go quite that far north and haven't been there, but this place is right on Lake Kabetogama about a mile from the Voyageurs Visitor Center. It looks like a nice place, though a little on the spendy side... Pines of Kabetogama You could also take a look at this place: Voyageurs Sunrise Resort We stayed two nights at the Medora Campground when we visited TRNP. It's OK. A little tight and packed in. Our site had a beautiful view of the ridge. I don't think we were able to put out our awning. Sites are packed dirt so could be really muddy if it rained (we were lucky...) Suprisingly enough, there isn't much for campgrounds in that immediate area.
Addy15 01/11/19 05:47pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Things to do around Orlando area OTHER than Disney

The beaches in the Tampa/Clearwater area are great. We particularly enjoyed the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park. And another vote for Kennedy Space Center.
Addy15 12/25/18 12:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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