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RE: Hwy 95 though Idaho November

Make sure 95 is open. It probably will be by November, but it has needed major surgery this year - there was a HUGE rockslide about a month ago which closed the entire road for a week or so. They have been working on it, as it's the only way to get from some towns to other places in Idaho.
kknowlton 08/02/20 11:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: Glenwood Springs, CO

The Carbondale KOA is great - BUT no FHUs that I am aware of. We had a riverside site, which may have made the difference (it was water & electric only). Dump station is tricky to use. But we loved the place!
kknowlton 08/02/20 11:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Camping in Rock Springs, Wy--Twin Falls Idaho--Bend Oregon

East of Twin there's a decent overnighter called Village of Trees RV Park, in Declo. Grassy spots, a few with a bit of shade. Gas station next door (convenient) and it has a little restaurant attached, takeout for campers. (Not sure, with COVID, if the restaurant is open, but I believe the CG is.) We've been a couple times. West of Twin - someone mentioned Three Island Crossing SP, which is nice. Electric & water sites only; not sure if there's a dump station. It could be full w/o an advance reservation. Not sure if the visitor center is open - pretty interesting spot if so. Also we liked Hagerman RV Park in Hagerman - big shade trees (but probably not enough to block satellite signals). Decent overnighter. Rock Springs KOA is ok (have been a couple times) but we like Lyman KOA, a bit west of there. A mile or so off the interstate so less road noise, rural atmosphere, can fit almost any size rig. Not too many FHUs but friendly owners & quiet place.
kknowlton 08/02/20 11:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wilford Brimley - RIP

He's missed. I sure liked him (as an actor anyway - never met him personally.)
kknowlton 08/02/20 10:52pm Truck Campers
RE: heated mattress on forest river flagstaff

That heated mattress is like a rock, but with an eggcrate foam topper plus a thick mattress pad (cover) on it, ours is pretty comfy for me. I'm a back sleeper, though. Hubby is having some issues with it. The heat is really nice, but you could swap out the mattress and get a heated mattress pad for it & be ahead. Good luck!
kknowlton 08/02/20 10:51pm Travel Trailers
RE: RV Parks near Crater Lake National Park

Yet another vote for Collier. We were pleasantly surprised how close it is to the national park.
kknowlton 09/13/19 07:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Out of the blue....

I haven't met very many people in person who are on RV.net, but have met a couple, and the experience was quite pleasant. :) Good folks everywhere!
kknowlton 09/13/19 07:30pm General RVing Issues
RE: Graphics Vinyl Stickers Decals

Around here, it seems to be a "thing" for owners to strip the decals off their RVs. We have noticed a substantial number of them. Trouble is, it kinda makes them look like FEMA trailers... :)
kknowlton 09/13/19 07:27pm General RVing Issues
RE: School me in public parks camping...

You live in one of the best states for state parks - when we lived in Illinois, Wisconsin was our go-to place for state park camping. Most of them have electric hookups (very few have more than that; IIRC, Point Beach State Forest has a few sites with both electric & water, but they are the least attractive sites in the place). Depending on the size of your camping rig, a few SPs will have limited sites for you, but if you reserve early enough (11 months ahead, last I knew, for Wisconsin), you should be able to find several good places to camp. For starters: Kohler-Andrae SP, Bong SRA, Kettle Moraine South, all should have sites big enough for the largest RVs, and all will have electric hookups. Try checking for sites on ReserveAmerica - they usually have a way to find out the size and amenities of each campsite. Good luck to you!
kknowlton 09/11/19 09:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quit RVing

Sorry to hear that time has come, but glad it took so long for you to get there! Good luck to you - may you find another way to make your days happily adventurous!
kknowlton 09/11/19 09:26pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Seattle, WA to Moab, Utah

Utah has spent a lot of money on I-15 thru the SLC area. It is now 6 lanes in places, and the traffic at afternoon rush hour was traveling 70 MPH in the left two lanes, 60-65 in all other lanes. Left two lanes are truck thru traffic. I run the second lane from the right, at 65 because the highway improvements start at Ogden south. Getting thru SLC area is not a problem any more. Well, not always. If there is an accident or construction (and there is always at least some construction, somewhere in the area), traffic can back up to a stop. There is currently construction around Ogden with narrow, uneven lanes, so not exactly a joy to tow through, but it's manageable. Haven't tried the alternate routes, but I think I would concur that, despite the traffic, I-15 is still the way to go thru the SLC area. But definitely avoid rush hour!!! I second the mention of Village of Trees. Good RV park, convenient to the interstate (there may still be some construction in that area - haven't been in a while), lots of grass, a welcome change from gravel. :)
kknowlton 09/06/19 10:49pm Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Elkhart, IA Travel Advice

The trouble with late October is that state park campgrounds may not all be open, or will have limited facilities. We are not boondockers, so can't help with suggestions - but such areas are much more limited east of the Mississippi. You might look into county and city parks in the Midwest - some of them have electric hookups and restrooms, and they tend to be inexpensive. Many states have prohibitions on overnight stays in rest areas (and some of them I wouldn't feel safe doing it), so you'll need to check on that too. Good luck with the trip.
kknowlton 09/06/19 10:43pm Roads and Routes
RE: livingstone montana

Ppine is right about the wind. But the view should be gorgeous!
kknowlton 09/06/19 10:33pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV parks near Geogretown, Ky

Ditto on KY Horse Park campground. KY Horse Park campground amenities
kknowlton 08/24/19 02:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bearings and bad decisions......

I hope so. Consider that we are replacing the entire rear axle, brakes and one wheel and tire. And they are working on Saturday to get it done. I will be surprised it is less than $1000... I feel your pain. We lost 2 wheel hubs, several years apart, on our last trailer. First time we ended up getting towed to a truck repair place; he was able to fix damage to the spindle so we didn't need to replace the axle, but we still waited all day in the sun at his shop while he was out on calls, then had to check into a seedy little motel for a couple nights while he awaited other parts. Second time we were luckier - discovered the damage to the hub when we arrived at the CG we had reserved for the night, which happened to be a block away from a truck repair garage! This time we had to replace the axle, which took a couple weeks (waiting on parts), so we had to unpack the trailer and leave it there, and go home (6 hours away) in the meantime. Yeah, from our experience, your repair bill will be at least $1K. Good luck!!
kknowlton 08/24/19 02:38pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Do I smell smoke, dear?

Ouch!!
kknowlton 08/24/19 02:26pm General RVing Issues
RE: Which Cell Phone Carrier is best in specific locations?

It seems that Verizon has chosen to go for wider area coverage, while AT&T has opted to focus on population centers. For camping, and now that we live in the West, Verizon is the way to go. It doesn't cover every area, and even at home we have issues as the tower(s) are "over the hill" from our house, but they are still the best game in town for less populated parts of the country.
kknowlton 08/08/19 08:08pm Tech Issues
RE: Slide out awnings

We have had them added to both our campers that have/had slideouts. I think they really help with leaking issues. Hadn't thought about heat, but it makes some sense they help with that too.
kknowlton 08/08/19 08:04pm Fifth-Wheels
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