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RE: Full Hook-ups or no?

We choose campgrounds based on location,space between sites and price. We generally prefer federal and state park campgrounds.Hookups is normally not a consideration. My wife does like to have at least electric. But we do have a Honda 2000 generator for those ocassions where there are no hookups.
RGar974417 01/18/20 11:31am General RVing Issues
RE: State route 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona

We did it in 1999 pulling a 24ft TT. Make sure you're breaks are good and take it easy.It's a beautiful drive.
RGar974417 01/10/20 05:30pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glacier 2020 vanished

When the earth was formed it was hot and dinosauers roamed the earth. Then it got cold and we had the Wolly Mammoth. Then it started to warm up again. It is a cycle. Yes the glaciers are melting faster because they are smaller. Try this experiment. Take a hug pile of snow and a small pile of snow. Both are in the sun. Which one will melt faster? The small one. Same with glaciers.
RGar974417 01/03/20 06:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Martinsburg, VA

Agree with wanderingaimlessly. Philpott Lake has several good campgrounds. But must make reservations way in advance for weekends.
RGar974417 01/03/20 06:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I expect a 10 cent price increase in diesel

I thought the diesel fuel we buy is low sulfur? So I'm not sure what this is about. Some of you on here think that 10 cents more a gallon isn't a big deal. It is a big deal in states like Pa where the fuel tax is the highest in the nation. And it's a big deal if you run a business and have diesel trucks. Add to that there is a push for a higher federal fuel tax. It just never ends. And what's with knocking the president? He's responsible for the best economy that I can remember.
RGar974417 12/30/19 02:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: “Oh Oh, I’m not going to make it” stories that ended well

We were coming home from vacation towing our first travel trailer. I missed the turn for the road i wanted so we took the next road which I wasn't familiar with. So we're coming down the mountain and at the bottom of this hill there is a T. You either went left or right. I was only doing about 35 but I was pulling a 24 ft TT with a station wagon. It was me,my wife and 4 kids. Everyone saw what was going on.Nobody said a word or screamed.I think they were all praying. There was a guy in a pickup at the bottom and he saw what was happening and threw his truck into reverse. I had both feet on the brakes and they were smoking. I just barely made the turn.I saw in the news last year a motor home coming down the hill didn't make it and went through the guardrail.
RGar974417 12/25/19 03:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campgrounds in Texas, specifically near Austin

Pottershttps://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g55581-d146643-Reviews-Potters_Creek_Park-Canyon_Lake_Texas.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=70739879 creek.
RGar974417 12/22/19 04:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Worst RV Brand List

I can't believe Dutchman isn't on this list.
RGar974417 12/13/19 07:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

Our government can give freebies to people that never contributed to this country or to illegals,so they can give a discount to those of us who worked hard and served our country. Just to educate me, can you tell me exactly what federal benefits our government is giving to illegal immigrants? It is not only benefits. According to DOJ there are 55,000 illegals in federal prisons,235,000 in state and local prisons. That is a huge cost prosecuting,housing them,paying for medical care,defense lawyers etc. Keeping some of them in detention centers while awaiting hearings. Since most don't have health care ,they go to hospital emergency rooms and don't pay.Their kids go to our schools.They are eligible for some programs for kids like WIC. It is estimated on average all these things cost about $118 million a year. Twenty-six states make immigrants eligible for state-funded benefit programs. Most of these states either offer assistance to families or provide access to healthcare to otherwise uninsured immigrants. Examples of these programs are New York’s Safety Net Assistance, California’s CalFresh Food Assistance Program, and California’s Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).
RGar974417 12/13/19 07:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I can make a case for "duty and honor" in almost all professions. Heck, the guy who drives the trash truck fulfills a duty of keeping our cities and towns free of garbage. And if there was an explosive hidden under one of the streets this guy was collecting garbage on, then this would be a reasonable comparison.The clerk at the local 7-11 risks being shot by a crack head every day all the interest of selling someone a Slurpee. Do they deserve a discount for their service? A good friend of mine was electrocuted and permanently disabled while working as a lineman for the power company. I can make a very good case that his service (keeping the power on) is a much greater need than a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Does everyone who works for the utility companies deserve special discounts? Both fishing and logging have higher death rates than military service. And over that last 40 years only in 5 years were the deaths in military service higher for combat than for accidental deaths. That means even in military service you are more likely to die or be injured by a bad driver than a bomb. I guess that over the years the number of people who claim to deserve special treatment has jaded me. I am tired of every group claiming they deserve special treatment because what they chose to do is somehow special. My solution is to treat everyone the same. And isn't equality the fundamental value the founders of this country used to justify it's existence? For those of you who have forgot, the first line of the Declaration of Independence goes: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal". No mention of special groups or services. Hallelujah. Well said. Treat everyone the same? My 95 year old Uncle was part of the invasion force on Okinawa in 1945.Next time we are attacked you go. I did go, did you? When I went I was not thinking about discounted campsite fees or 80 cents off of a $5 breakfast. Yes. I am a veteran too.Navy, February 70 to February 74. I wasn't thinking of getting a discount either. But when I get one,I appreciate it. I will be 68 in a few weeks.Like I said I never took anything up until this time. But this is one discount I can use and appreciate Our government can give freebies to people that never contributed to this country or to illegals,so they can give a discount to those of us who worked hard and served our country.If you don't want it,don't take it.
RGar974417 12/11/19 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I can make a case for "duty and honor" in almost all professions. Heck, the guy who drives the trash truck fulfills a duty of keeping our cities and towns free of garbage. And if there was an explosive hidden under one of the streets this guy was collecting garbage on, then this would be a reasonable comparison.The clerk at the local 7-11 risks being shot by a crack head every day all the interest of selling someone a Slurpee. Do they deserve a discount for their service? A good friend of mine was electrocuted and permanently disabled while working as a lineman for the power company. I can make a very good case that his service (keeping the power on) is a much greater need than a peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Does everyone who works for the utility companies deserve special discounts? Both fishing and logging have higher death rates than military service. And over that last 40 years only in 5 years were the deaths in military service higher for combat than for accidental deaths. That means even in military service you are more likely to die or be injured by a bad driver than a bomb. I guess that over the years the number of people who claim to deserve special treatment has jaded me. I am tired of every group claiming they deserve special treatment because what they chose to do is somehow special. My solution is to treat everyone the same. And isn't equality the fundamental value the founders of this country used to justify it's existence? For those of you who have forgot, the first line of the Declaration of Independence goes: "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal". No mention of special groups or services. Hallelujah. Well said. Treat everyone the same? My 95 year old Uncle was part of the invasion force on Okinawa in 1945.Next time we are attacked you go.
RGar974417 12/10/19 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I'm a veteran. I never took anything from our government. Didn't use the GI Bill or a VA loan. I couldn't get into the VA. So now I get a discount on camping and free entrance into National Parks. How about our government stop spending billions on illegals. How about congress cut their own pay and benefits? How about cutting back on welfare? Those of us who worked our butts off,stayed out of troubleand served our country deserve a break. Thank You for your service. I too am a Veteran. IMO, the only Vets who "deserve a break" are the draftees, the rest of us "volunteered". Us volunteers deserve it even more.We weren't forced to go. Having said that, we all served and we all sacrificed, some more than others.
RGar974417 12/10/19 08:36am General RVing Issues
RE: senior pass

I'm a veteran. I never took anything from our government. Didn't use the GI Bill or a VA loan. I couldn't get into the VA. So now I get a discount on camping and free entrance into National Parks. How about our government stop spending billions on illegals. How about congress cut their own pay and benefits? How about cutting back on welfare? Those of us who worked our butts off,stayed out of troubleand served our country deserve a break.
RGar974417 12/07/19 07:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Maryland to Washington State -- best routes

You have allotted plenty of time.By staying only in FHU campgrounds you will be missing some of the best campgrounds in my opinion. But that's your choice.I suggested a route for you.If you take I-80 across Nebraska,I would highly recommend the Harold Warp Pioneer Museum in Minden,Nebraska. If you like history,old cars,trucks,motorcycles,tractors etc, they have them in spades.And they have a FHU campground on the site.
RGar974417 12/04/19 08:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Gas station guide

As far as i know,there is no such book or website that shows where you can get gas for large vehicles.It was always a concern when we had a gas vehicle. WE tried to use Flying J's as much as possible since many have separate RV islands. But they weren't always where we needed them.With the diesel we have fewer worries because we can always use the truck stops and fill up. Flying J does have an app to show you which locations have the separate RV lanes.
RGar974417 12/04/19 08:44pm General RVing Issues
RE: Yellowstone 2020

You already made reservations outside the park..We stayed in the park.It cut down on driving.We came in the from West Yellowstone and I believe it is 15 miles just to get to Madison were we stayed. So that's 30 miles a day just going into and out of the park.We were there the second week of May and crowds were light. We came across a mother grizzly with 3 cubs on the road from Norris to Canyon.The weather was good,low 40's at night,high 50's to low 60's during the day. We ate at Old Faithful Inn.It is the largest log structure in the world.The lobby is huge with a fireplace rising 5 floors.Even if you don't eat there,just check out the lobby.
RGar974417 12/02/19 03:26pm Roads and Routes
RE: who uses Fog lights? / Hella 500 / OEM connector->F350

Fog lights are kind of like 4 wheel drive.Better to have them and not need them than to need them and not have them. I have had them on several trucks and they are great when needed. Having said that, they only get used a few times a year.
RGar974417 11/30/19 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Maryland to Washington State -- best routes

I would take I 70 to I-74 then pick up Rt 36 through Missouri. Then I-29 to Rt 6 into Nebraska. Then I-80 to I-25 to I-90.Been on all the roads and they are all good.
RGar974417 11/26/19 01:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Anyone gone on a Cruise?

I was on a cruise for 3 years courtesy of the US Navy .
RGar974417 11/26/19 01:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Custer SP?

WE stayed at Rafter J which is nice. But back then Custer didn't have electric. If we went again,we would stay in the park. With just 2 of us,we can go 5 days before dumping black water. If we take our showers in the bath houses,grey water isn't an issue either. Make sure you do the wild life loop and Iron Mtn Highway. Other neat things to see outside the par are Bear Country USA,the Cosmos, The Badlands and Wall Drug just for kicks.
RGar974417 11/24/19 09:12am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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