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RE: North from Colorado to Mt Rushmore

Hi everyone, We’re taking I-25 north to Orin, then East on hwy 18 thru Lusk and Edgemont. Then onto 89 and 385 north thru Hill City. I would appreciate any info those highway conditions. Google maps looks pretty good, but some personal info always helps. Thanks to all, Bill We did that route last June. Heavy construction south of Denver, but we moved right along. Denver itself is never fun, but manageable. Yes, hwy 18 to Lusk can feel long and lonely at times, with very little traffic. We thought it was beautiful and interesting countryside, just the same. I highly recommend stopping overnight in Lusk at BJ's campground. Linda, the owner, is a very entertaining host. And there is a really interesting museum in Lusk. Lots of local history.
Expyinflight 01/17/20 12:29pm Roads and Routes
RE: Access to overhead bunk

Overhead bed....difficult for the older adult or senior?? Dang!! I don't think I'm quite that decrepit yet. I'm 65, 5'10", and 230 lbs....yet have no problem navigating the ladder in or out of our overhead bed whatsoever. It is my preferred place to sleep.
Expyinflight 12/16/19 01:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: No one is heading south?

No one is heading south??? Of course they are. No different than any other year. I have seen many RVs arriving in Mesa already. The RV parks in our part of town are beginning to see a lot of activity. The Canadians are arriving also. My neighbor works in the office at one of the larger ones. She reports they are super busy already, and have asked her to work more hours. The grocery stores are definitely getting more busy....and Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Target. Not to mention the restaurants. Go to any McDonalds early in the morning and you will see table full of snowbirds drinking coffee and visiting. Oh yes...there are plenty of them here already.
Expyinflight 11/08/19 11:41am Snowbirds
RE: Full-time in the Arizona heat

Roof top MaxxAir vent covers...and vent pillows...and reflective bubble for the shower dome...and dual pane windows...and dual sun screen/blackout roller shades...and window awnings...and an Adco windshield cover...and a surge protector. All of the above works well for us. Yes, I have spent several summers full-time in an RV in Arizona, a number of years ago. It can be done, with a bit of caution and common sense. If at all possible, you want the windshield facing east, so it only gets the morning sun. And any other type of shade or trees will provide significant benefit. No longer full-time, but we do use our motorhome in the summer for trips here and there around Arizona.
Expyinflight 11/06/19 08:45am Full-time RVing
RE: Towing 2013 Ford Expedition

I know about the tow bar,base plate etc.so how is the rest of it done? SARGE That is a heavy vehicle. What are you towing it WITH??
Expyinflight 10/13/19 10:46am Dinghy Towing
RE: Chassis-E450 VS E350

Our 25 footer (26 bumper to bumper) on the E450 seems to be the sweet spot, to me. The 182" wheelbase helps. Not a lot of rear overhang to drag on driveways or gas station entrances. OCCC of 4,209 lbs. We take along all we need, for weeks at at time. Typically carry 1/2 tank of fresh water. No chance of it ever being overloaded. I had a front end alignment when it was new and loaded for travel. It has been smooth as can be from that day forward. No handling issues, even in pretty high wind. Blow by from big trucks doesn't bother at all. I'm comfortable driving it all day without arriving at the destination worn out.
Expyinflight 09/17/19 09:19am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Leveling Jacks pro & con

I installed Bigfoot jacks on my 31'. Love them. Really adds in the stability when "walking around" inside. The big "feet" that they use haven't needed any additional blocking so far after 2 years use, although I do carry blocks in case. I bought mine on sale for $1,995 and installed them myself. If they were 2-3 times that cost, I probably could have lived without them, but very happy to have them. We had Bigfoot jacks installed on ours in June. Love them.
Expyinflight 09/16/19 09:44am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Exterior Windshield Cover Issues

I have the ADCO covers with magnets and no matter how hot or how long it's exposed to direct sunlight, the magnets have never melted. Their magnets are embedded within the material so they don't come in direct contact with the RV's body. Agreed. Never have had a problem with our ADCO cover.
Expyinflight 09/03/19 07:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: No Privacy Curtain w/Overhead Bed?

Ours came with a good quality lined privacy curtain for the overhead bunk. The corner bed in the back did not, so we added a ceiling track and curtain there. It was pretty easy to do.
Expyinflight 08/20/19 09:30am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Air Conditioner Performance

Actually the AC did better today. I started everything early in the morning and we minimized going in and out. It stayed decent in the heat of the afternoon.I would never shut it off in TX heat. Let it cycle overnight and as the sun comes up it will run continuous all day. Running on the genny. Don't have a 30 amp to plug in to. Prefer not to run the genny all night. Perhaps not the wisest choice to run the generator while sleeping. Three people recently died in two different incidents, at the Sturgis motorcycle rally. They were overcome by carbon monoxide from a generator, while they slept in an RV.
Expyinflight 08/17/19 01:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Stabilizing a Class C

I installed Bigfoot Levelers on our 31' Winnebago C, Love Them ! Previously,without jacks my 14 year old son who sleeps in the over the cab bunk who rock the whole RV while turning over in his sleep. Now, it's quite solid. Obviously, the leggo blocks worked fine, but Bigfoot had a sale and I'm very happy I did them. We installed BigFoot Levelers also. Very happy with the results.
Expyinflight 08/08/19 01:04pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Electric steps for RV that did not come with them

Not....having an electric step was something we considered a 'positive' thing when we were shopping for our Class C. One less thing to go wrong, become problematic, or need maintenance.
Expyinflight 07/30/19 02:40pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: front cap oxidation

Ours is a 2017. Our neighbors is a 2018. Both have totally faded front caps. (brown) I have had ours professionally buffed out and polished 3 times, and have also done it myself twice in between those attempts. It only lasts a matter of weeks each time, before it looks bad again. The detail pros tell me they see it often from Winnebago. An inferior paint process. The only remedy is to have it repainted.
Expyinflight 07/29/19 01:48pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: How do you feel about your corner bed?

I'll bet a lot of how many people feel about the corner bed.....depends on their age.
Expyinflight 07/21/19 01:46pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: The Fascinating Evolution of the American RV

We were just there in June. Really interesting.
Expyinflight 07/12/19 03:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling without a car

At almost 64, I am still perfectly capable of hooking up a towbar to a motorhome. Did it quite a lot during a full time adventure for 8 years, in two different Class A rigs. A car was a definite advantage then. Today...downsizing wins the day so just don't care to tow anything any longer. I can assure you, it is not the end of the world. We are quite happy with the current arrangement. Who knows? That may change in the future.
Expyinflight 07/02/19 06:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Switch to houseboat?

Some years ago friends of mine that had a houseboat always used the expression: BOAT= Break Out Another Thousand....every time they stepped aboard. I suspect that 'thousand' figure is at least double or triple today.
Expyinflight 07/01/19 06:55pm General RVing Issues
RE: How about some common courtesy...

Common courtesy?? Wasting your breath. This type of 'offender' is not typically part of the audience on this or any other forum. They don't even usually realize they are annoying others, or frankly would not care, even if they do realize it. They consider it "your problem" and will just continue on doing what they are doing. Confront them....at your own risk. We too often notice that it only gets worse as more and more inconsiderate newbies join the RV lifestyle. All you can really do is...move on.
Expyinflight 07/01/19 06:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Traveling without a car

We don't tow a car, and have no desire to. Have just returned from a 5,000 mile, 14 state trip. Not towing a car is not much of a sacrifice....if you are organized and plan ahead. Just like at home, we seldom eat our meals out....and stock the pantry/refrigerator accordingly, for several days at a time. We keep a running list of anything we may run out of or need, and can stop at any Walmart, grocery store, etc...along the way. No problem. As for sight seeing...you can often get a satellite view on your phone, ipad, computer...of anywhere...to see if there is suitable RV parking. We have no problem walking, when required. Or, at places we plan to stay a few days to check out the area or things of interest...we rent a car for 2 or 3 days or longer. We just find ways to make it work. It can be done. And to the OP...we were just in Weatherford for the night 2 weeks ago, for the second time. Love the Wanderlust RV park there.
Expyinflight 06/29/19 10:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a Class C. No cabover with washer combo.

What the OP is describing is often found in 'Super C' models.
Expyinflight 06/21/19 05:17am Class C Motorhomes
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