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RE: CA Hwy 1 Santa Rosa or Jenner to Point Arena with 33' MH?

If Jenner and Point Arena are north of San Francisco this is NOT recommended for an rv that size. VERY much a winding road with switchbacks that put your backend into the other lane. Don't know about 128. You need a Mountain Directory that gives you information about steep grades and winding roads in every state, available on Amazon or at truck stops.
missourijan 05/02/16 09:16am Roads and Routes
RE: West Coast Campsite Availability

X2 on what djgarcia said. We volunteered for 5 seasons at Emma Wood State Beach in Ventura, CA. Even though it's beautiful weather all year long, summer is definitely high season and you REALLY need reservations anywhere along the coast. You can check reserveamerica.com for CA state park reservations. The state parks don't have hookups as a rule. Another comment, Southern CA is not rv friendly, few rv parks and PCH doesn't go all the way up the coast. It starts in southern Orange County, goes through Los Angeles County, then ends again in Ventura County. 101 is the road you will be traveling on north of Ventura County. Be prepared for frustrating traffic and make reservations! Also, don't go on Hwy 1 (PCH) north of San Francisco, don't know how big your rig is but it's a really winding road with switchbacks that is NOT a place for rv's. Find a park and drive it in your toad/tow vehicle.
missourijan 05/02/16 08:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: North Hollywood, CA, parking

Tapo Canyon park in Simi Valley is a Ventura County park, you can only stay there for 14 days. There's also an Elks Lodge in Simi Valley with hookups. I agree on the park Balboa/Birmingham in Van Nuys, nothing special at all. There's a park in Northridge, Walnut RV park. Also, there is a park in Long Beach, Golden something, one in Playa Del Rey, Dockweiler Beach RV (not the state park). Check www.rvparkreviews.com. You are going to an area that's not rv friendly and is pricey for anything. Reasonable cost and CA are not possible.
missourijan 05/01/16 07:10am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Volunteers needed at COE parks in NW Arkansas

2 Corps of Engineers parks around Beaver Lake in NW Arkansas need volunteers to staff their day use booths collecting fees for day use, shelter rentals and boat launches. You work 3 days a week, Fri, Sat & Sunday. There is a background check required that you pay for ($20) but you get 5 months of full hookup camping. Please contact Ranger Brian Walch at brian.walch@usace.army.mil or call the ranger office at 479-636-1210 and leave a message.
missourijan 04/19/16 03:15pm Workamping Forum
RE: Sheets for RV matress

I have posted this many times. Buy a pair of men's suspenders at Wal Mart. Lay them out in an X pattern under the mattress. Attach them in 4 places to the side of the sheets, they are adjustable for any size mattress and hold any sheet tight.
missourijan 04/18/16 01:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: Phoenix Area in the Fifth Wheel - for a year.. suggestions?

I know people are trying to be helpful but Apache Junction, Maricopa or Casa Grande are WAY too far for you to work downtown. DH's family lives there and we visit often. Phoenix traffic starts about 2:30 and you crawl along slowly. You need to find someplace close in. We usually stay at Leaf Verde in Buckeye but that is kinda far out too. Several years ago we stayed at Royal Palm Mobile Home & RV park. They have a separate rv section. It's an over 55 park and gated. It's right off I 17 on Dunlap, so decently close to downtown. Trust me, traffic is terrible.
missourijan 04/13/16 09:05am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Working on the road

Start reading the daily blog of Nick Russell, who has the Gypsy Journal website and blog. www.gypsyjournalrv.com. He used to own a newspaper in Show Lo, AZ, then decided to go fulltime. They have made their living by publishing a bimonthly newsletter about their travels and a few years ago started publishing novels. He doesn't make enough to live on from the blog. It would be great if we could all be independent and travel, unfortunately few people have found a way to do it.
missourijan 04/12/16 10:35am Full-time RVing
RE: RV friendly gas stations?

Get a Next Exit guide, it tells you what is off every exit on major highways for the entire US. Available on Amazon, we have used it for years.
missourijan 04/11/16 01:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Thinking about going full time: weird questions

As someone else said rv's mostly don't have good insulation. You need to do a lot of research on which ones are better insulated. An older quality used unit like a Travel Supreme, Drv Mobile Suite, Excel may be good choices for you. Since you have been homeless a lot I would assume funding may be an issue. Park models or a smaller mobile home may be an option but there would be the costs of moving them. You might give us a little more info as to what you want to spend on a living unit. We may be able to offer more suggestions.
missourijan 04/08/16 08:15am Full-time RVing
RE: Las Vegas RV Park

We have stayed at Sam's Town before they went to KOA, nothing special and now way overpriced. We have stayed at Oasis, nice but under the flight path of the airport and in a busy area of town. We usually stay at Las Vegas RV Resort, all remodeled, reasonable, close to Sam's Town.
missourijan 04/07/16 07:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good sam coast to coast resort

X2 on what others said. Buy a resale membership. You are hoping to recoup your investment in 10 years?? Never happen. These types of memberships are only worth it if you can get in cheaply upfront. Look at one of the membership campgrounds, they have lists of resale memberships on their websites or call them. As an example Treasure Lake in Branson, MO posts a list of resale memberships on their website, what the costs, including transfer fees, are. Your Coast to Coast membership fees are on top of that.
missourijan 04/05/16 09:03am Full-time RVing
RE: gas stations on I-80 in neveda

The Next Exit guide, available on Amazon, tells you what is at every exit across the country for all major highways.
missourijan 04/01/16 10:45am Roads and Routes
RE: home type refridgerators

Well, the manufacturers of the Norcold and Dometic frig's just can't seem to get them to keep working or stop burning down rigs. IMHO they deserve to lose the rv business due to the poor performance of the elec/propane frig's. We have had 3 5th wheels, the first 2 frig's worked good. Our current one had a 4 door Dometic frig that was a lemon from day one. After going through 3 cooling units and 1 complete frig change out, we gave up and installed a Samsung rf18.
missourijan 03/31/16 01:54pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Shout out to....

Post your review on www.rvservicereviews.com, a lot more people will see it
missourijan 03/28/16 02:45pm General RVing Issues
RE: Chama,NM

We stayed at the state park there, easy access
missourijan 03/21/16 05:29pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campground Directories Obsolete?

I agree with the other posters. As an example we've had Passport America for many years. I used to carry the book but found if I didn't place a call to the cg I intended to stay at they may or may not still be members. I still carry the Next Exit guide and Wal Mart atlas in book form because it's easier to read than on the smart phone or tablet. Otherwise, I look for campgrounds online prior to our travel.
missourijan 03/14/16 11:09am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Residential vs Absorbtion Refers (Pros and Cons)

We had a Dometic 1350, a 4 door rv frig that was replaced after 3 cooling unit failures with a Samsung rf18. Both have to have the doors removed to get through the front door. The Samsung rf18 is being used a lot in rv's because of it's depth. After our installation in OK (and no inverter or extra batteries) we traveled through Needles, CA when it was 114. I had blocks of ice inside the frig that kept it at 48. It cooled quickly when we stopped. No, we don't boondock often but have a portable generator when we do. Good info from both sides on this issue, some will stick with the absorption frig, others support the residential type.
missourijan 03/13/16 03:18pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Where will you be workamping summer 2016

A COE park on Beaver Lake, in NW Arkansas
missourijan 03/10/16 09:14am Workamping Forum
RE: Country Life RV Park El Centro CA

Post your review on www.rvparkreviews.com, a lot more people will see it
missourijan 03/04/16 07:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Staying at fairgounds

They used to be a better value than they are now. We have stayed at a lot of them over the 10 years we have been fulltime because they were more reasonable than rv parks for just 1 night. Now some have raised prices up to $30 and most aren't worth it. Some have bathrooms, showers and laundry available, some don't. Nick Russell writes the Gypsy Journal newsletter and publishes several books, one of them is Fairgound Camping. It's a pretty good guide.
missourijan 03/01/16 11:37am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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