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RE: 4-Corners

There is much to see and do in the Four Corners area but nothing worth seeing or doing at the Four Corners "monument". It is a rip off joke. We've probably spent at least 12 months of time in the Four Corners area hiking, four wheeling, going to museums, national parks, Monument Valley, etc. But we only visited Four Corners once.
Thunder Mountain 12/04/19 07:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Online Catalog Problem

AMAZON, cheaper,faster and easy return if needed. Bingo! Haven't ordered anything from CW in years.
Thunder Mountain 11/28/19 07:16am Camping World Accessories
RE: Los Algodones dentist?

I have used Drs. Camacho. It was a husband and wife but the kids are doing most of the work now. They are about directly across from the turnstile when crossing the border. You of course have to follow the sidewalk thru beside the bathrooms, then cross the street and go back north. There is another dental office just north of Dr. Camacho and then a restaurant we really like. Thanks! I know exactly where that is. I'll keep them in mind.
Thunder Mountain 11/12/19 05:40pm Snowbirds
Los Algodones dentist?

We want some up to date suggestions on dentists in Los Algodones. We've been using the same one for a couple of years but have decided to switch. All we need is a cleaning. Don't waste your time or mine by dissing the scene in Los Algodones. We know the layout. Will be in Yuma the month of December. Thanks in advance.
Thunder Mountain 11/12/19 06:32am Snowbirds
RE: Estes park colorado

Where ever you decide to stay, be sure to make reservations at least 3-6 months in advance if you are planning to visit EP between mid June and mid August. I would lean towards 6 months for July.
Thunder Mountain 11/09/19 12:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

We traveedl extensively throughout the Caribbean. Language was never a problem except in the former French possessions. We though seriously about retiring to Belize. Since it was a British colony, English is the official language. The vast majority of the population are decedents of slaves and are friendly and very open. The islands off shore are more like visiting the US Gulf coast with fast food places and Americanized culture. Lots of Americans own/rent homes outside of Belize City especially north. The country has one of the highest literacy rates in the hemisphere. Their immigration laws are very strict which prevent undocumented workers from holding jobs. The Bahamas again are a former British colony. But we found the Bahamians not as friendly and prices on everything were extremely high. We spent many weeks in Cozumel. It was safe and most everybody spoke English. Prices were good. It has been spoiled by the cruise ship crowd. Would mark that off my list of places. We're not in the least bit hispanophobic and speak enough Spanish to get by. But we would avoid Mexico expect perhaps for the areas in Baja. Even that area has been having increased problems. Criminality is everywhere. We personally never had a problems. As anywhere in the US or elsewhere, situational awareness is the key to safety. Before jumping into anything, I would do some traveling and lots of research. At this current time, I now would consider a place in Florida. But I still would take a look at Belize.
Thunder Mountain 10/21/19 07:04am Snowbirds
RE: Modern Food?

Unless you pay high dollars for a meal, everything just comes off the same Sysco truck everywhere you go. Even at high end restaurants much of the food comes from the same purveyors. It is just the way the chefs prepare it. We don't eat out much because of this. We have few favorites. None of them are chains. Many are mom and pop Mexican/Southwestern. One of our favorite places is Southern Vittles in Lake City Colorado. Home style comfort food. This summer the local campground owner told us about a place in Dubois, WY that was over the top including homemade pies. Tell me about this spot in Dubois :) Cowboy Café - It had a huge breakfast plate that the two of us split. We usually don't do breakfast out, but this was wonderful. Finished it off with some pie and ice cream which we split as well.
Thunder Mountain 10/19/19 06:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Modern Food?

Unless you pay high dollars for a meal, everything just comes off the same Sysco truck everywhere you go. Even at high end restaurants much of the food comes from the same purveyors. It is just the way the chefs prepare it. We don't eat out much because of this. We have few favorites. None of them are chains. Many are mom and pop Mexican/Southwestern. One of our favorite places is Southern Vittles in Lake City Colorado. Home style comfort food. This summer the local campground owner told us about a place in Dubois, WY that was over the top including homemade pies.
Thunder Mountain 10/17/19 06:42am General RVing Issues
RE: Going from Direct TV to Dish Need information

I've been using Dish for more years than I can remember in my house. Been using Dish in various RVs since about 2005. Do not lease receivers from Dish nor pay for their protection plan. It is a rip off. Buy refurb equipment on eBay or Amazon. Do not depend on having Dish techs to install your equipment in your RV. Most are not familiar with RV installs. There are mobile techs and You Tube/Internet for DIY installs. I'm currently in the process of installing a Hopper 3 in our bus utilizing the Winegard Travler.
Thunder Mountain 09/30/19 07:56am Technology Corner
RE: Dead microwave

Do a Google search for "microwave runs for two seconds and stops." It's not an uncommon issue and fixable. I think I remember is being discussed on this forum.
Thunder Mountain 09/28/19 10:40am General RVing Issues
RE: Trekking poles

We've been using trekking poles for at least 20 years. They have save our bacon more than once on rocky trails in Colorado and Arizona. At our age we now call the geezer poles. Wife got cocky in the Tetons in August and was walking on a trail that was an accessible trail. Decided she didn't need the poles. Guess what? She did a face plant and bruised her knee, ribs and wrist. She is ok but still kicking herself knowing she would have caught herself if she was using the poles. Just an FYI on buying poles. Do not try to save money by buying bargain poles. Highly suggest carbon fiber for weight savings and strength. Black Diamond is an excellent brand to look at.
Thunder Mountain 09/15/19 05:10pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Horrid experience Denton tx

Hello Dstalls, We apologize for the experience you have had at the Denton Camping World location. We have forwarded your experience to the leadership team for review and follow up. Thank you, Good Sam Care Team I posted my experience last night on social media in some RV forums and it almost went viral. Apparently this is commonplace at camping world. I heard many similar stories. One thread reached over 400 replies within an hour and finally had to be shut down. You guys have a serious pr issue and obvious business ethics issues. I was hard pressed to find ONE positive review for any camping world. Not to bash you, but you should have done your research on CW before doing business with them.
Thunder Mountain 09/11/19 08:13am Camping World RV Sales
RE: My Onan Generator is Vexing me!

Here is a wild guess. A friend had a gas Onan that was acting like yours. We live at 8200' and he was trying to camp at similar or higher altitude. Turns out he needed a high altitude carb. Was a cheap fix and simple install. Maybe somebody else will chime in on this issue.
Thunder Mountain 09/09/19 07:11am Tech Issues
RE: I 40 from Gallup to Albuquerque

Agree with above comments. The only negative that comes to mind is the amount of semi traffic. At times you can get pinned in the right lane unless you pay very close attention to traffic ahead. You may have to drive a little faster than normal to pass a string of trucks especially on long grades or drive slower and plod along. Then there are the idiots driving aggressively weaving in and out of traffic.
Thunder Mountain 09/07/19 08:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Winter in Northern OK

Do yourself a favor and go online to the Weather Channel and pull up the monthly averages for that area. Driving to Omaha that time of year is like the ice capades. You are not far enough from Iowa that time of year to expect better weather.
Thunder Mountain 09/05/19 06:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Annual maintenances: wise, necessary, waste of money?

The only thing on that list that I would pay to get done is the brakes and bearings. The rest you can do yourself. The $300 CW inspection is just a way to spend more of your money. You can do it yourself by doing a little reading and research. The furnace cleaning is a big rip off. Do it yourself. It isn't brain surgery.
Thunder Mountain 09/05/19 06:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Heading to the Rockies for 5 or 6 weeks.

I see that you have been on this forum since 2015. So, you are not an RV newbie. Unless your future circumstances somehow prevent coming back to the Rockies, I think you are trying to do way too much in too little time. Your trip sounds like a Caribbean Cruise covering 10 islands in five days. You'll be left wondering what you didn't see. If you are somewhat physically able such as being able to walk/hike 2-4 miles a day you will need to allow at least 3-4 days in each major destination. If you are a windshield tourist and not interested in leaving sight of your vehicle, you may be able to cover the territory you've outlined. Considering that your driving route will try to avoid highly traveled highways, you will add many hours to your driving time. We started seriously RVing the places you've mentioned in about 2003. Thanks to a generous benefit package we were able to get in at least three weeks a year and sometimes four weeks a year in the RV. We've been to everyone of the places you mentioned. It took us four trips to Capital Reef to hike it out. A dozen times to the Moab area hasn't covered the area. Zion to two trips to cover. Don't even talks about trying to see Yellowstone and Glacier in less than a week each. We're active adults although age has caught up with us. We can only hike every other day now. But we just got back from a trip to the Tetons which we've visited at least ten times previously. Still we kept ourselves busy for five days including lunch at Old Faithful, rafting, hiking and sightseeing. A number of your destinations such as the Badlands, Mt. Evans, Pikes Peak, Devil's Tower and Dinosaur are one day destinations, but you will still burn two nights plus travel time. That doesn't count shopping or doing tourist trap places. Glacier, Yellowstone, Tetons, Zion, and Rocky will burn between three and five nights each. Do yourself a favor and take a breath. Get an atlas out and just plot out the number of miles you are trying to cover.
Thunder Mountain 09/02/19 07:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trouble with Winnebago warranty repair.

Still waiting on Winnebago to get back to me. After our last conversation I’m not feeling very optimistic. Your problem is probably not with Winnebago. Your issue is most likely with the servicing dealer. My experience with the Winnebago warranty has been nothing but stellar. Even out of warranty, their customer service has been superb. Now, there is a major caveat to the above statement. While under warranty, Winnebago sent me parts which I installed or had a mobile tech install. I did have to eat the mobile service call, but it beat a 2 1/2 hour trip each way plus a chase car to a Winnebago dealer which happens to be Camping World. I wouldn't dare let them touch anything I own. Next closest dearer is about 3 1/2 hours each way. This may not help you now, but maybe this will help others.
Thunder Mountain 08/30/19 10:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Why the large discrepancy in rv antifreeze prices?

Prices are all over the place. Just bought Camco at True Value for $2.99 a gallon. Best price I've seen in a long time. I bought several cases.
Thunder Mountain 08/28/19 09:13pm Tech Issues
RE: Canyon de Chelly

Not trying to flame you but Canyon de Chelly is not a National Park. It is a National Monument. Hubbell is a National Historic Site. Although both are administered by the National Park Service neither Monuments or Historic sites do not get the same level of signage and interpretation as National Parks. It is a shame because both of those sites are rich in history. Do yourself and read up on Canyon de Chelly. What Kit Carson, the US Army and our Government did to the Navajo was a travesty. I too was disappointed at the "tour" at Hubbell. If you go back to Canyon de Chelly take one of the Navajo led tours in an old Army duce and a half.
Thunder Mountain 08/22/19 06:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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