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RE: Hwy 89A in Northern Arizona

not for 38 footers. lots of hair pin turns and narrow road.
TexasShadow 03/15/23 09:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Greenhorn driving from NY to Az

“Safest places” would be RV parks or campgrounds with full time on site management. If you are looking for free overnight stays then many people stop at parking lots of Walmart, Crackerbarrel, other businesses with large uncrowded lots, highway rest areas where allowed, etc. Safe then depends a lot on the environment of the local area." We have been using the places listed above for 20 years and have never felt threatened. We've had a couple of strangers knock on our door and looking for a hand-out, but took no for a answer and left. We have parked in a couple of walmart parking lots in city areas that were a bit seedy, but had no problems. Just be sure to ask the manager of walmart, etc. if it's ok. Some cities have ordinances against boondock parking and I think the cops think it is humorous to wait until 2 a.m. to bang on your door and make you move on.
TexasShadow 01/28/23 03:52pm Coast to Coast
RE: Best big rig campgrounds around east side of yellowstone

The nearest one with electricity is a Federal campground called Rex Hale, about 16 miles east of the east gate into the Park. There is another fed campground with elec. at Wapiti, about 22 miles east of the Park entrance. Inside the Park, Bridge Bay campground has a good dump station and water, but no elec. and you definitely need reservations for a rig as big as yours. If you want to explore Cody, WY before going on to the Park, the Ponderosa RV Park is your best bet (IMO) and again, reservations are a must. Or, you can go through the Park to West Yellowstone which is tucked up next to the west Park gate, and there are several rv parks in town to choose from..with reservations. Our preferred choice is about 15 miles south/west of the West Yellowstone, called Henry's Lake State Park, which has it all. View, hookups etc.
TexasShadow 01/21/23 10:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: OT -- Oregon Trail

check out: Guernsey wagon wheel ruts, half mile south of town on 26 hwy going west. Independence Rock state memorial park Icy Slough near Sweetwater Wy
TexasShadow 01/17/23 03:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Flying J / Pilot to install megachargers for med/heavy trks

An interesting thread made moreso by the generally moderate and polite conduct of its participants. so kudos to you all for that.
TexasShadow 01/04/23 09:35am General RVing Issues
RE: San Antonio

The Spring Branch RV park is about an hour from downtown San Antonio, on 281 north, up past a junction called Spring Branch (store and gas station) about a mile or two. It's nice and clean and well managed.
TexasShadow 12/30/22 08:55am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh bread and other loves

glad to see some activity here. :)
TexasShadow 12/13/22 05:08pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Countdown-Menu for Christmas & New Year

We do something I call nontraditional. We do a buffet set up with foods we like in appetizer style. We always have a huge shrimp ring with regular cocktail sauce and Pace picante. We have Spanikopita (spinach/cream cheese puffs) mini quiches, a few pinwheel sandwiches, tamales, mexican cheese dip, artichoke dip, and cheesecake, cobbler or pie, plus cookies etc. This is for 6 people.
TexasShadow 12/04/22 11:05am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Hurricane coming

face it into the wind, put your stabilizers down and hope that's enough.
TexasShadow 09/24/22 07:51pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: RV park in Las Vegas

Can't tell you about a park, but you can get to the Strip on the Strip Bus that runs from the downtown station out to the end of the strip and back, etc.
TexasShadow 08/28/22 03:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Should I level the RV?

I think it might be better to level the rig because the stabilizers will be good to have if you get a strong windstorm, and who knows what kind of winter storms we might get.
TexasShadow 08/25/22 08:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Overnite dry camp passing thru Las Vegas, NV?

we have stayed at the Railroad Pass casino and truck stop south of Henderson several times and never had a problem.
TexasShadow 08/12/22 09:35am Roads and Routes
RE: Patagonia

green with envy, here. something we should have done 20 years ago. :)
TexasShadow 08/09/22 05:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Durango, CO to Baggs, WY

US 550 crosses three high passes between Durango and Montrose. you will be on the outside lane most of the time. lots of climbing, descending and curves. Beautiful, but not something I would enjoy in a big motorhome. There is an alternative route out of Cortez CO but I've never done it...only seen it mentioned here on the forum. After Montrose, no problem with 71 or 13. There is a nice rest stop sponsored by the Lions club at Rifle, just after you cross over 71 going north into Rifle.
TexasShadow 08/09/22 03:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Waste water totes for fresh water

I can't think of a reason against using a new water tote for fresh water, but I would be sure to mark it clearly as potable water ONLY.
TexasShadow 08/04/22 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: I80 in Wyoming to hyw191 to Vernal Utah

191 takes you over a high pass, but it is a long, gradual climb out of Rock Springs. At the top of the pass, there is a really nice campground called Firefighter's Memorial, with water and a dump station. the descent into Vernal is steep but measured with switchbacks, so just use low gear and watch your brakes.
TexasShadow 07/27/22 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Pactola Lake campground & Sheridan Lake campground

busy time of year in the Black Hills. many hundreds of motorcycles for the Sturgis Rally. Best to call ahead and try for a reservation somewhere.
TexasShadow 07/24/22 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Have you ever used all the stove burners at once?

Never have had the need, yet, and not looking for a menu that would require it, LOL.
TexasShadow 07/10/22 08:21am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Nebraska Hwy 2

We used it several years ago. The western part (up to Thedford) is miles and miles of narrow road with small shoulders, and views of sand and sagebrush with a few, off road villages, and not a rest stop in sight. :) We were informed later that the villages offered a rest stop respite had we chosen to explore them. East of Thedford, there is the Nebraska National Forest with campground, but we didn't explore that either. We headed south toward North Platte.
TexasShadow 06/14/22 09:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Moorcroft, Wy to Buffalo, Wy

we have used that route from Buffalo to Custer, SD a couple of times in the recent past and it was good, then.
TexasShadow 05/31/22 09:18am Roads and Routes
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