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RE: 35 ft 5th wheel toy hauler

washer/drier in a 35' is a tall order as well. Nayther is right this is a big limiting factor. You will most likely have to go with a trail type of SxS. here's a few Grand Design 320g Grand Design 328m Grand Design 328g Carbon 338 I don't know of many more new ones out there. Good luck!
WhitehouseLV 10/15/21 07:39pm Toy Haulers
RE: Best UTV for trails

My parents have a 2020 Trail RZR 900 with the Ride Command. That Ride Command is pretty sweet. The suspension is as good if not better than their 2015 RZR 1000XP. personally, I'm a Honda fan but they seem like dinosaur units compared to what's out there now, and the aftermarket accessories is not as good. If I were looking for a trail machine today I would go with either a Polaris RZR 900 or the Can-Am Maverick Trail.
WhitehouseLV 10/15/21 06:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: Favorite Brand of 5th Wheel Toyhauler.

make sure whichever model you do get and if it has the auto level system that the jacks are in the highest position when raised. There is typically 2-4 adjustment holes. By having them in the highest slot/hole it will add ~2-4 more inches of ground clearance. The dealer will need to recalibrate the auto-leveling system once the jacks are raised, but that shouldn't be difficult.
WhitehouseLV 08/04/21 08:53am Toy Haulers
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

We are in the group that likes FCFS campgrounds. We like to do do spur of the moment or short notice camping trips, so FCFS works good for us. Never had a problem with FCFS sites being reserved. I'd be heading to the nearest regional office if I was told that I had to leave a FCFS site because the host decided that he would reserve it. You'd never know, unless you saw the host place the chairs to hold the spot so it looks as if someone left for a few hours. That's why I said "if I was told" by the host that I had to vacate my site. Oh sorry didn't catch that. There was no mention of vacating sites before you brought it up. The original post(OP)stated that there was an empty FCFS site available when he arrived but he could only stay one night and would have to vacate the site the next day because the host let someone reserve a FCFS site. Because of that, it sounds like the OP didn't stay the one night. yep that's correct
WhitehouseLV 08/04/21 08:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

Locals here become friends w the hosts at non-reserved FS campgrounds so they get a call when something opens. The host typically puts the lawn chairs out to hold the spot until the camper shows up. sounds like a good approach Sounds like lack of ethics. haha
WhitehouseLV 06/23/21 08:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

Home field advantage. It seems a little selfish to me. Me, too! :( I agree! shouldn't be like that
WhitehouseLV 06/17/21 10:40am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

We ran into a similar situation several years ago at Swan Lake, MT. FS CG. There was a 14 day limit and we always pay several days then renew since there is no refund. Well about the 3rd day there we were told that the next day it was going to be reserved and we would have go bye, byes. Not so fast my friend. There were 11 such sites and they were going to take them all. I left several of the affected people in some of those sites know what was going on. The guy across from me was semi-local and always paid the same way we do. He quickly went down and paid his days left into the Iron Ranger. He wanted to see what they were going to do about refunds. We decided to wait until the next day when they took our tag off and replaced it with a reserve tag. About noon the following day the host went around re-tagging 11 sites. After we ate lunch, we jumped in the truck and drove into the Big Fork, MT. Forest Service office. Two gals behind the counter in their best FS PR asked how we were doing. By the way everybody in that office was great! I said " we would be better if we weren't getting evicted from Swan Lake CG". With that statement they became all ears and sort of looked at one another. About that time a lady back in an office came out and said "what did I hear you say"? She asked if one of us would come back to her office, that she was going to call the concessionaire over in West Yellowstone, MT. My wife went back and talked to the concessionaire. It got a little loud and when the concessionaire said "this is the only FS CG that had first come, first serve sites" Wife immediately told here that approx. 5 miles from West Yellowstone was a total first come first serve CG that she just happen to concessionaire also . Then the back pedaling started. Concessionaire said there was nothing could be done about the situation and wife told her this wasn't the end. The gals in the office then told us there had been several other incidents regarding that concessionaire who we were familiar with. That outfit had just gotten the contract for the area FS CGs. So as we were driving back to Swan Lake just before cell service goes kaput the phone rings with a 406 area code. (MT.) I pulled off quickly, wife answered and imagine this, it was the concessionaire at West Yellowstone. "You may stay your entire time". So about an hour after we get back to Swan Lake, the host came by and pulled off all 11 tags. It wasn't the host's, it was the concessionaire trying to pull something. At the time, that outfit had CGs and trailheads from West Yellowstone to Bozeman and another bit out of Bozeman. The contract for the Swan Lake area and on up towards Eureka had come up because the previous guy retired and they got the winning bid. About a month later we were in Libby, MT. and the cell rings, again a 406 area code. It was the Billings FS. office that wanted to know what went down at Swan Lake, so the word got passed on somehow. WOW!
WhitehouseLV 06/15/21 01:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

Locals here become friends w the hosts at non-reserved FS campgrounds so they get a call when something opens. The host typically puts the lawn chairs out to hold the spot until the camper shows up. sounds like a good approach
WhitehouseLV 06/15/21 11:07am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

I'm with the others in calling the FS office. We often go in to a campground and pick a site that's open, then check with the host on when the other more desirable sites will be open, then move. If you have a good host, they will work with you and come around to tell you that the current occupants are about to leave so you can go over and grab it. left a message this morning with the Forest Service. Called Recreation.gov & they didn't agree with it but pretty much said the host can do that. The host did mention she might cancel another campers reservations because they were a no-show (It's only been 1 day) and they haven't returned her phone calls. I forget how many days she said they had the site reserved but it wasn't 1 or 2 it was like a week or longer. I told her it's a paid-for site. Lots of things can happen and I wouldn't be so quick to cancel someone's reservations. But she does have that right. I'll still go up and check for open sites. Maybe try the kiss @ss approach. ha!
WhitehouseLV 06/15/21 10:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

The CG Host may have been holding it for a buddy of his. I've seen that before. right?!
WhitehouseLV 06/15/21 10:42am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

I would have stayed the night, then watched for departing campers the next morning. Switching sites can be a bit of a hassle but it's a way to stay in the CG. If I like the CG or its location, it can be worthwhile to move. Just a possibility; doesn't work every time. I would have but everything else was booked for the next few days so we would have had to pack up and leave the next day. I just don’t understand how a first come site can be available today but reserved tomorrow without making any other sites a first come site. I’ll call the Forest Service tomorrow and get clarity on how things work.
WhitehouseLV 06/14/21 11:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sturgis to Cody

are you thinking of going over the Bighorn Mountains via hwy 14, 14A or 16?
WhitehouseLV 06/14/21 09:58pm Roads and Routes
Forest Service Campground - First Come, First Serve & hosts

went up the mountain to Sibley Lake Campground in Bighorn National Forest to see if there any sites available because on Recreation.gov they have a few sites that are listed as First-come, First-serve. Most as expected were full, except for one site. The site number matched the First-come, First-serve site on Recreation.gov but the issue was that it was open tonight, but reserved tomorrow. This is supposed to be a first-come, first-serve site :h The campground host said it was an administrative decision. Are they allowed to do that? Seems to me they are using their position/power to reserve a site that isn't supposed to be reservable? Anyway, I didn't make a big scene because frankly I wasn't sure what all they're allowed to do and not allowed to do. Had it been a true first-come, first-serve site my son & would have stayed and spent a few nights with the rest of the family joining us in a few days.
WhitehouseLV 06/14/21 08:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Where's a few of your favorite destinations to go?

https://i.imgur.com/3ncWo1vl.jpg I'd say Colorado. Moab is nice, CA has some long desert rides, but here you get single track, mountain passes, great street rides, interesting towns. that's beautiful!! Idaho has a lot of singletrack trails!
WhitehouseLV 06/14/21 10:33am Toy Haulers
RE: Avoid Silverton Colorado

I entirely understand the residents of Silverton objection to ATV/UTVs, living with this on a day-to-day basis would have a major impact on quality of life. This is also not just a Silverton issue, Moab and lots of other towns are having this same discussion. To start with, there are no street legal ATVs/UTVs in Colorado, and by default it is not legal to ride these on public streets. Silverton had made an exception to allow these on roads in town (as had Lake City etc) however I don't think anyone quite realized the volume of vehicles that this would eventually turn into and the resulting noise, dust and bad behavior. Not allowing ATVs on roads is really just going back to the status quo, not banning something that is otherwise allowed. While I am sure the people who profit off ATVs are not happy about this, everyone else in town was bearing the brunt and reduced quality of life and have now spoken up about it. This is further exacerbated by the fact that many of the UTVs are rentals by folks with little experience in riding these, and little respect for public lands and the residents of Silverton. There has been discussion of a moratorium on any more ATV/UTV rental outfits in the area (as Moab has done) to try and reduce this impact. I also hear you about loud Harley and other street legal motorbikes, but that is a very hard thing to enforce on a local level. I do wish the national parks would install decibel meters near the entrances and if you are above the legal limits they would not let you in. quality of life is reduced because of an ATV/UTV?...seriously?
WhitehouseLV 06/14/21 08:47am Toy Haulers
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