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RE: RV Parking at Hovenweep National Monument

Just to clarify. We just want to stop at the visitor center and see what is there as we Pass through on our way to stay at Cortez. Just looking to make sure there is plenty of room to park and turn around an RV in there visitor center parking area. We were there during the off season several years ago. Hovenweep is not a heavily visited place. We were not towing when we were there, but I remember a large, paved parking area. You should have no issues. A fascinating place...like a small, diminutive Mesa Verde except it is “above ground”.
jamesu 09/12/19 06:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Pulling with 1/2 ton

Thank you all for the responses!! My 1/2 ton is rated to pull 9,400. Was considering the new 1/2 Silverado with max tow package rated at 11,300. It is just DW and I nothing unusual as far as packing except two bicycles just struggling on what to do I am confused: the TV listed in your signature is a 3/4 ton (“2500”) Silverado same as mine, except mine is a Duramax diesel. Is your signature TV # a typo, or are you just thinking of downgrading to a 1/2 ton? After towing with a 1/2 ton all those years, and now with having the benefit and luxury of more power than I actually need, I would never go back.
jamesu 09/10/19 05:48am Travel Trailers
RE: How to deal with grease on ball of receiver

Once you have grease on the ball, how do you cover while in the campground ? It seems that grease was all over the place...Will the rubber ball hitch cover work or are there better ideas out there? Thanks Ed Life continues to be a learning experience . After reading this OP and all subsequent answers, I am wondering why this is so complicated. As soon as I unhitch the TT I wipe all the grease from the ball and underneath where the stabilizers plug in with a paper towel and either throw it in the garbage or in the adjacent campfire pit. Not sure why 3 pages of replies have chimed in with creative ways to cover a greasy ball when all that is needed is to wipe it off. What am I missing here?
jamesu 08/30/19 07:13am Towing
RE: British Columbia, Canada

Moderator: This OP needs to be moved to the “Canada” section. It isn’t possible to notify you of this via the “Notify Moderator” link anymore.
jamesu 08/22/19 07:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Cabin filte

I recently changed the cabin filter in my car. Having never done so in my Silverado, I started researching it. Finding nothing on that subject on-line, I called the local dealership: the 2011 Silverado has no cabin filter.
jamesu 08/13/19 06:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Rear picture window model suggestions

Mine (see signature). Exterior length is 28’8”. One of the main draws for us was the picture window in the rear and the 2 swivel rocker recliners. Easy to spin around and relax with the view. Manufactured in LeGrande,, OR. This TT is the right size for the two of us, and we love the view out the back.
jamesu 08/13/19 05:53am Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier National Park

North American RV Park in West Glacier was nice in 2016. It meets what you are looking for and is a Passport America park so the rates are good. X2. We stayed there 4 nights last June. It is actually in Coram, MT, about 4-5 miles west of W. Glacier. Clean and well maintained. Convenient to the west entrance.
jamesu 07/22/19 01:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TT Covers

Back in the day when I parked my TT on our property for over 15 years in that I covered it probably half of the winters. To be honest, covering it was a pain in the neck. It was a lot of work: I would duck tape pads to the corners because the fabric will tear over time; when I would take it off in the spring there would be crud/mildew on the TT exterior. The alternative was to stop covering it. Not covering worked out better for me in the long run. We are blessed to have covered storage for our TT in a local storage yard. The expense is very worth to us.
jamesu 07/16/19 06:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while fueling?

I guess I am in the minority, but I close the propane line at the TT just before starting underway. I never drive with propane turned on. We keep the fridge closed until we get to that night’s destination and then either plug in shore power or turn on the propane, whichever is the case at the next campsite. The contents stay cold. So many things can happen while underway, so why add to the turmoil should we get into an accident and somehow the open propane line gets cut? To each his own, but it seems like common sense to me.
jamesu 07/13/19 07:23am Travel Trailers
RE: Hwy 2 Newport Wa to Kalispell Mt

HWY. 20 is a prettier drive. You’re right, but SR-20 heads west starting at Newport. OP is heading east.
jamesu 07/07/19 09:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Gardiner Montana

End of September, 2015: Rocky Mtn, RV Park, in town right before the Yellowstone River bridge when coming from I-90. The crew was prepping for winter closure at the end of that week. At the time the city and NPS was doing major road construction/renovation downtown on the other side of the bridge. It was a mess; should be done by now. Gardiner is the original northern entrance to the park. It is a long drive to anywhere in Yellowstone. Our next trip we’ll probably stay nearer to West Yellowstone.
jamesu 07/07/19 08:20am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy 2 Newport Wa to Kalispell Mt

We did that same route last spring: Newport, WA (Old American CG) to W. Glacier on US-2. It is 2 lane most of the way. Good road. Very scenic. You won’t regret it. No problem. IF you ever need a good CG on any west trips to or from Rapid, “Jim & Mary’ CG” at exit 96 on I-90 on the west edge of Missoula. Very clean, well-maintained, nice garden displays with many pull-throughs if you’re staying only one night. Discovered it on our Yellowstone trip in ‘15 and have used it ever since.
jamesu 07/07/19 07:53am Roads and Routes
RE: Chicago to Glacier NP during Stugis

Walls Drugs in Wall ND. Wrong state: Wall is in SD.
jamesu 06/30/19 04:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Vancouver BC

TO THE MODERATOR: These infrequent posts for locations in Canada need to be moved to the “Canada” section, but this website always gives an “error” msg when trying to Notify the Moderator. Would you please look into this problem? This person will get more pertinent info in the correct category..
jamesu 06/26/19 08:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Black Hills in October

I used to live in Rapid City. I love Black Hills Autumn. No crowds at Mt. Rushmore. Early snow could botch your plans, but if no snow, you’ll love it.
jamesu 06/21/19 06:49am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: MCCS Camp Pendleton

Salute officers. Don’t salute enlisted.
jamesu 06/05/19 07:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: gravity filling tank

I guesstimate every gallon that flows in and count to 40 (my fresh water holds 40 gal.). I listen to water nearing the top and wait for it to gush out of the spout...keep your face back.
jamesu 06/04/19 06:49am Travel Trailers
RE: Hwy 2 Washington

Hwy 2 is a beautiful mountain pass road, dotted with lovely forest campgrounds and beautiful scenery. Your other option would be I90 and if I had my ruthers I would take Hwy 2. As for deaths, I'll bet I90 has a worse record as speed limits range from 75 (which means lots drive 80+) to 55 which no one drive. I would take 2 over 90 any day Nope...US-2 between Skykomish and Everett is “The Highway of Death”. I-90 has far fewer fatal accidents through the towns west of its summit than does US-2. I am a Snohomish County native. US-2 (The Stevens Pass Highway) is infamous here. As I advised: RVers, please do not feel that you have to speed way up to placate those trying to “push” you. Drive within your limits on this highway.
jamesu 06/02/19 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 2 Washington

US-2 over Washington’s Cascades is posted 60mph, but it should be posted no more than 50mph for most of the route in my opinion. Do not be intimidated by drivers trying to “push” you to speed up. Drive smart and stay safe. Many, many deaths on highway 2 in both directions over the years between Everett and the Stevens Pass summit.
jamesu 06/01/19 05:38am Roads and Routes
RE: Travel Trailer License Plate Necessary?

OP is gone.l “Elvis has left the the building.”
jamesu 05/30/19 11:27am Travel Trailers
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