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RE: Texas - LBJ, George HW Bush libraries

I would recommend the Holiday RV Park in College Station. We have stayed there several times and always found it a nice place to stay. For the Austin area my first choice would be McKinney Falls State Park. I'm sure you would have to make reservations there far ahead of time as it is popular and right near the city of Austin. We have also stayed here. Sonny's RV Park in Lexington, Texas is about as near to half way as you will find between these two presidential libraries. I have never stayed there, but for your purposes it will probably be entirely adequate. It is 50 miles from College Station, and 50 miles to the LBJ.
padredw 11/09/22 04:08pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Interstate 59

It's been a long time ago, but it got so bad near Birmingham headed toward Gadsden that I turned off the Interstate not knowing what road I could find going north. I followed local roads for some miles before they brought me back onto the Interstate. Fortunately, the Interstate was somewhat better from that point on. I do believe that first stretch was one of the worst I have ever been on.
padredw 10/16/22 01:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Newbie Road Trip TX to FL

These are, for the most part, routes that are familiar to me. I will give you one possibility that fits into the states you have mentioned. Of course, I-20 to Shreveport, but you could take the South loop around to I-49. One good possibility for overnight would be Poche's Market and RV Park at Breaux Bridge, LA. Great Cajun food at their restaurant. Continue from there on I-10. Several possibilities for overnight: Buccaneer State Park in Mississippi, Gulf State Park in Alabama, or best of all, Fort Pickens Campground National Seashore near Pensacola, FL. In Georgia there is Blyth Island Regional Park near Brunswick, GA. From there you have Savannah, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach. Make your own choice. Then on to Garner, NC. We have stayed at all the parks mentioned and many more along this same route. All great choices. EDIT to add: I live 20 miles north of Longview. Will be glad to answer any specific questions about this route or my suggestions. Please use a PM (Private Message) if I can be of more help.
padredw 09/12/22 10:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Las Vegas Nevada to Tampa Florida

When you get to Wichita Falls just East US 82 splits from US 287 take it to I30 about 30 miles West of Texarkana and I49 down to I20 at Shreveport. Totally avoid Ft Worth Dallas metroplex. I very much agree with this advice. I just followed it up to Wichita Falls on the way to Colorado and again from Wichita Falls on the way back.
padredw 08/30/22 11:05am Roads and Routes
RE: snowbird season/route to use west towards Az via TX from Fl

Another alternative is to go up from Mobile, AL to Jackson, MS and pick up I-20 West. That would put you through East Texas where there are plenty of COE campgrounds not far off the Interstate. Here are a few: Lake o' the Pines, two nice campgrounds on each side of the dam: Buckhorn and Brushy Creek. About 20 miles North of I-20 Bardwell Lake, southeast of Dallas may be a bit too far off your route, about 45 miles but there are 3 COE campgrounds around that Lake. Benbrook Lake is just 12 miles southwest of Fort Worth and less than 10 miles off I-20. Holiday COE Park seems to be the best campground around Benbrook Lake. I am limiting myself to those campgrounds near to I-20. One last comment: I-20 around Dallas/Fort Worth is one of the best bypasses around an urban area. I have rarely had to slow down from posted speed limit. Of course, I may have been lucky. One wreck could create an entirely different situation. Still, I have found the traffic to flow freely on I-20 south of DFW. You will merge with I-10 out in West Texas.
padredw 08/26/22 10:29am Roads and Routes
RE: Colorado Hwy 50 @ Monarch Pass

I consider Monarch Pass a routine drive. I've been over it both ways many times. My present rig is a 34' fifth wheel pulled by a Chevrolet Duramax/Allison 2500. Never a worry on Monarch. The only pass I have bypassed so far is Slumgullion. I feel sure I could do it, but at almost 90 years old I think I will just let that one go. Wolf Creek many times. Both Monarch and Wolf Creek have been improved since my first tow over them.
padredw 07/22/22 12:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Using a Cpap in my AF 27-5

There are several possibilities depending on your circumstances. If you are connected to shore power you just have to find a plug convenient to your bed. In my case I purchased the DC power adapter. I had a 12V "cigarette type" plug installed in the bedroom with direct 12V from the batteries. This allows me to bypass the inverter and save significant energy overnight. I also use this same power source when we are "hooked up" -- no reason not to.
padredw 07/13/22 08:47am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Best route

Starting from Dallas, I would get as quickly as possible to US 287 all the way to Amarillo. I have made that route so many times I almost know every curve and bump! (Though I pick it up at Henrietta not in Dallas). Especially at this time of year I would go through Dalhart to US 87 to Raton, NM where I would pick up I-25 North all the way to WY 59 to Gillette. I prefer this Western route because it is more interesting (and cooler) than to alternative through Oklahoma and Kansas.
padredw 07/04/22 06:07am Roads and Routes
RE: Dude ranch RV parks?

Here are just a few--I could go on. These are in our area of Texas and Arkansas. I only included ones that specifically reference RV camping as part of their identity. Broken Heart Ranch Circle J Guest Ranch Twin Elm Ranch Saddle Valley Ranch & RV Camp
padredw 06/19/22 08:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Tonneau Covers

What I do not like about the back flip is the fact that it blocks the rear window when opened all the way Yes it does, but have never had need to drive with it in that position. The hitch works just fine with the cover in the next to last position. The cover snugs down and tows fine in that position; also allows covered storage under that front panel.
padredw 06/09/22 03:36pm Fifth-Wheels
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