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RE: Hiking with Google Street View

Well I guess you are light years ahead of me, as I didn't know that there were street views of things like ski slopes, trails and such. . . And if you don't ski, you can still get an idea of the views from up top. From the top of Aspen Highlands you get this great view of Maroon Bells.. Definitely a different view than from Maroon Lake.Great view, now if they only got rid of that nasty white stuff. :B
bukhrn 05/22/15 07:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Central Va road restrictions

Hello, I think you are talking about US43 south out of Buchanan that goes to the Blue Ridge Parkway.Just a minor triviality, that's VA43, not US43. ;)
bukhrn 05/22/15 07:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Central Va road restrictions

Take a look at this site. I think it can answer many of your questions. Especially note the tunnel clearances, which are 10'6". Most RVs cannot navigate that low, but these are listed. Blue Ridge ParkwayThe lower tunnel clearances are at the lower end of the Parkway in NC. I certainly don't know them all, but one that I do know, is Rt 56, between the Parkway & Steeles Tavern, VERY narrow, VERY winding, and very hilly. Use google maps Street View to take a look.
bukhrn 05/21/15 05:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Opinions for First National Park Visit

Our favorites in order: Glacier Tetons Yellowstone - also visit Cody Wyoming and the Buffalo Bill Museum. They also have a rodeo in Cody. We've been twice from Florida and once you select the parks, we can help with the route and campgrounds.The rodeo in Cody, don't they have one every night?
bukhrn 05/21/15 04:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Toadless

Is that the Titanium? There's a big difference between it & the SE, When I was looking at them I decided to go with the Titanium that comes standard with almost ALL the things that are optional on the SE.
bukhrn 05/21/15 04:39pm General RVing Issues
RE: Toadless

Hope you have better luck than I had, dealing with another insurance company, had a woman rear end me in Richmond, she admitted that she was on her cell, (before all the new laws came out). Dealing with her insurance, (Travelers) was a nightmare. Took forever.
bukhrn 05/21/15 12:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hiking with Google Street View

Well I guess you are light years ahead of me, as I didn't know that there were street views of things like ski slopes, trails and such, I mean, heck there are many many roads that aren't even on street view. Thanks for the tip though.
bukhrn 05/21/15 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions for First National Park Visit

We live in FL and I am looking for some opinions on which National Park(s) to visit for our first Western trip. We want to go out West and will have about 3 weeks and we have 3 young children. Planning for 2016, thanks.I know we all don't have the same time availability but, if I only had 3 weeks, I would concentrate on one or two general areas, I'd do 3 days in Cody, then on to Yellowstone for 7 days ( which is not too long) by any stretch, then down to Grand Tetons for 3 days, then up to Glacier for 5 days. Now, having said that, none of this takes into consideration the large amounts of driving time, to & from Fla, you may want to save Glacier for another trip.
bukhrn 05/21/15 11:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions for First National Park Visit

Glad to see nobody mentioned Yosemite. Stay away, it's awful!! Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon are all close together. Sounds fun!You're too late with that one, I already couldn't get a reservation IN Yosemite, back in March. Wound up down by Bass Lake.
bukhrn 05/21/15 11:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: One camper up...blown up

When I look closer at the photo it appears the class A did a fine job of parking and the truck camper took up 4 spaces. If he had been a better at parking perhaps he would have been a little safer with his propane. When people park like this they are saying, the hell with the rest of the customers. Pogoil. The explosion occurred at 5am, I can't see there being a shortage of parking spaces 2 hours before the store even opens I also note the Class A left 2 spaces between it and the shopping buggy corral. Even if the TC only parked in a single slot I'd be surprised if anyone would try to get in the remaining space.It's a WalMart, aren't they open 24/7 in BC, they are around here.
bukhrn 05/21/15 10:50am General RVing Issues
RE: One camper up...blown up

Another camper gone with a bang....in Kelowna, BC this time. http://globalnews.ca/news/2006424/camper-explodes-in-kelowna-walmart-parking-lot/ But, I see it is parked right beside an A...which must have had a rear, right side blowout, that in turn caused the explosion. Gary HauptI must be missing it, I don't see a blowout on either one. :h
bukhrn 05/21/15 10:46am General RVing Issues
Grades on US 12 in Washington

I've been looking on google maps at US 12 in Washington, we will be heading to Packwood from Yakima, in our 29' Class C with toad, looking at the street view, I can see a grade sign, west of White Pass, but I can't make out the grade, any idea what the grade is & for how long? I assume, (I know I shouldn't do that) that it is a main road in the area, any other problems to look for?
bukhrn 05/20/15 03:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Water Heater Confusion

CW ripped off another camper. you can buy the valve at any store for about $15.bucks . CW must dip theres in gold plating.It's not just CW, same thing applies to boats, atv's or many other things, as soon as you say a part is specifically for an RV, Boat, etc. the price doubles, years ago, I went to buy a new horn for my boat, found the exact one I needed at an auto parts store for exactly half of what it was at the boat dealer. I had my ATV at the dealer for some work, so while it was there I had them change the plugs, when I picked it up, learned it was over $5 a plug. Shortly after, I found the exact same plug at NAPA for slightly over $2.
bukhrn 05/20/15 07:32am Beginning RVing
RE: Seeing yellowstone on foot?

The west side of the Loop road is 72 miles long. The east side is 68 miles long. I think you're going to want to drive to the features you want to see and then explore. Above all, remember that you aren't in a petting zoo. The animals are wild.This is the thing that people just don't seem to get, people are mauled, gored, trampled and just in general, Messed up every year. One of the Stupid questions the Rangers get, "where can I take my kids to pet the bears", REALLY? This isn't a Zoo folks. It's YELLOWSTONE, not JELLYSTONE. :S Many (not all)of the animals WILL kill you, a few will even eat you.
bukhrn 05/19/15 03:15pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Turn signal indicators

Heck, most cars don't even have those. True, I really don't see them as needed, I've seen 100 times more cars "just come over" before being clear than I have seen RV's, what you describe as a problem with the lack of markers on an RV seems to be more of a driver problem. After saying this, my rear side markers blink with the turn signals, they came that way.
bukhrn 05/19/15 02:17pm General RVing Issues
RE: Kids Activities at State Parks

I know it gets tiring keeping up with kids, but I think you're extremely lucky that your kids want to be OUTSIDE and PLAYING rather than watching movies. Now, having said that :), here are some options: 1. pine cone, log decorating - bring glue, glitter, etc. and have the kids collect moss, etc. and then they can sit at the picnic table decorating. 2. photography - get them each a cheap digital camera and let them at it. Give them assignments like "take a photo of wood" and encourage them to use their imagination (a twig, tree, bench, sign, etc. could all meet the category wood). P&S digital cameras are great for macro photography, so encourage them to take photos of mini flowers in the grass or bugs, etc. 3. scavenger hunt - make a list of natural items that can be found around and in a campsite and have them search for them. 4. let the kids plan and make a campfire meal. There are tons of recipes out there (not just hot dogs and beans anymore). You can start this before the trip and let them help identify the ingredients, etc. The night of the meal, let them do the preparations and everything. 5. get them to help in the set up and daily chores. 6. enjoy this time with them. Soon enough they'll be not wanting you around at all and you'll be missing the days of watching them play in the lake. Excellent ideas. Some state parks have programs just for the children. Check them out. Also, all national parks have ranger programs for the children. We've volunteered in many public parks and what we didn't like was using chalk on the paved streets. First, the kids are in the street - in possible traffic. Second, this is a form of graffiti and is unsightly. One of our duties was to wash down the chalk stuff every night. It would be easy to bring along a large size chalk board which could be slipped in easily in any cubby hole. Thank you, I was just about to be the devils advocate on that one.
bukhrn 05/18/15 01:41pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Replace Cooktop With Unit With Oven

Ours came with an oven, it was a deal killer for DW, no oven, no need to look any farther. Unlike many others, we use ours on every trip. Doesn't seem like it should be that hard to do.
bukhrn 05/18/15 01:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Debris on roof of bumpouts

Great idea....but what is a "bump-out"? :h Just kidding, we all know you mean slide out, but I gotta admit I've never heard them called that before. New one on me. ;) RonX-2, I've heard them called, tip outs & pull outs, (long time ago) but this is the first time I've ever heard of bumpouts. :B My RV came new with toppers, & wouldn't be without them, I don't need to carry a ladder or leaf blower, or have to worry about cleaning of the top of my slides, push a button & all done.
bukhrn 05/17/15 06:28pm General RVing Issues
RE: I have a question for everyone

I didn't retire "to a place", just happened to live here when I retired, love to move around, this is just somewhere to call home & come back to. Now a question for you, what's the big deal with a college town, if you're retired, what does job availability matter?? :h
bukhrn 05/17/15 12:32pm Around the Campfire
RE: What did you find you did not need?

I have things like a 25ft 30A extension cord, needed it once before I bought it, have NEVER needed it since I bought it, not getting rid of it though. I'm of the mind set, that I won't need some of the things that I carry..... till I don't have them. :(
bukhrn 05/17/15 09:44am RV Lifestyle
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