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RE: Door county WI

Recommend Tranquil Timbers 3 m from downtown Sturgeon Bay. Checked in on a Sunday and checkout tomorrow (Friday). Wonderfully laid back - things are slowly opening up. Wear a mask. Good biking from this park into town or into Potawatomi State park which adjoins the private campground Tranquil Timbers. Weekends are definitely going to be busier here that's why we do the Sun-Fri thing.
tjfogelberg 06/25/20 08:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone 2020

We visited Yellowstone in '15 with our Class C and Honda CRV in tow. Stayed at Fishing Bridge Campground with FHU. One day we used the toad to tour the park and the next the Class C. We had no problems parking the Class C and enjoyed the day much more because we had all the conveniences on hand during the long day. The suggestions to start EARLY are good ones (we didn't do that and spent a lot of time in traffic and looking for parking). There is a huge parking lot at the lodge where we parked away from the crowds and took naps and had a wonderful lunch in the lodge. 40 miles outside the East entrance, we stopped on our way home at Newton Creek NFS CG for $15. That site was spectacular and a highlight for me compared to the bland campgrounds inside the park. The KOA is a good idea, one I plan to try in 2021 when we go out West again.
tjfogelberg 12/03/19 05:12am Roads and Routes
RE: Help with full timing over the winter

Thousand Trails is my answer to the question of where to land for the winter. With the Trails Collection, I have access to 190 parks. Lots of good parks in Florida, Arizona, and Texas. Not to mention California which I haven't been to yet. Can move "park to park" and mix it up with stays in state parks and private campgrounds. Solves the dilemma of which place is best. With the "Elite" contract, you can make reservations 120 days in advance.
tjfogelberg 12/02/19 02:47am Full-time RVing
RE: gulf shores to spring hill, FL - US 98

We just did that trip in reverse. No issues and we enjoyed the coast. Were in no hurry and stopped for a night at Grayton Beach SP which is very good. Headed South via 231 to Panama City (4 lane). Yes, there is traffic because this whole stretch is a great area to visit. I wouldn't recommend it if you are in a hurry to get where you are going. We are in a Class C towing.
tjfogelberg 11/11/19 03:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Heading to Florida

We are leaving Orlando on the 31st and headed to Gulf Shores State Park for a week and then the Escapee park in nearby Summerdale for another week before moving West. Fell in love with this Gulf Shores area last year when we visited in November. Jan-Mar are the busiest months for the snowbird parks. I make some reservations but also fill in with spontaneous stops along the way. You've always got your RV, so not finding an official campsite for a night or two isn't the end of the world, might even save a few $ in the process.
tjfogelberg 10/21/19 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: RV snowbirding or MX or Carribean

We like all of the snowbird destinations in the USA so are in the process of upgrading our Thousand Trails Zone pass to a lifetime "Elite" contract which will enable us to roam from "park to park". We'll add the "Trails Collection" and have access to a huge number of snowbird (many age restricted) parks in FL, TX, and AZ and a few in CA. We'll fill in with stays at state and national parks, KOA, etc and a few boondocks. This is also very economical, with the exception of the fuel cost which can run up when one wanders. Thousand Trails contracts can be bought on the secondary market through campgroundmembershipoutlets.com. We found one on ebay. I personally am not into the third world country option. I like my USA amenities, modern infrastructure, don't want language or security issues at my age.
tjfogelberg 10/21/19 03:16am Snowbirds
RE: 31Ft Minnie winnie

https://www.hwhcorp.com/ HWH has a service center in Iowa that will install the system. They have free overnight parking and a waiting area with TV, WIFI, coffee etc.
tjfogelberg 10/15/19 06:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Move to Motorhome

I recommend Winnebago's "Minnie Winnie" line... everything from the 22' unit to the longer 32' models. The 25B is a great floor plan for someone who doesn't want slides but wants a bed, couch, and dinette. Went bigger (2017 31D) with no regrets. Very seldom am I unable to get in and out of a gas station even with the Honda CRV in tow. The extra space comes in handy but not absolutely essential. I like to set up for 14-21 days in one spot and use the toad for everyday use. With my Thousand Trails membership, most of my stays will be "free".
tjfogelberg 10/13/19 02:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Oregon Coast trip

Just expanded my Thousand Trails involvement from Zone Pass (NE + SE +TC) to Elite so I could camp at the OR, WA, and CA preserves. Something to look forward to... Will "fill in" with State and Federal campgrounds as they present themselves.
tjfogelberg 09/28/19 01:31pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Novice looking for an upgrade to Class C

I would look at Lazy Daze and the Minnie Winnie (25B). Went with a bigger unit for personal reasons (like elbow room) and no regrets. I love driving it and have no trouble parking or setting up. Walk around any campground and 80% of the campers will have slides. Glad I went with the crowd on that one. Seriously considered both LD and the 25B prior to purchase. LD is too expensive and has it's own issues. The 25B had no counter space, not even an extension. But the fit and finish and fact that it has a couch, dinette, FT bed, cab over bed and storage under dinette were all very good compared to others we looked at.
tjfogelberg 09/27/19 03:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: RGV ten year trend

I'm a pre-retiree who has camped in FL, RGV, and AZ. I haven't experienced "high season" yet as a transient RVer, but I like having the RGV as an option given how full the other areas get during peak season. Once I ultimately retire, I would like to come back to MN in April, instead of in January to start another grueling tax season. I ride my bike everyday so access to bike trails or lanes is a key attraction for me. On my first visit to Harlingen, I was chased by an aggressive dog right outside the park (Lakewood RV Resort). It was a terrifying experience. One my second visit to the Valley, I stayed at Victoria Palms and was approached by 3 aggressive dogs who crawled under their fence...this right near the park on a walk back from Subway. I called the police after I got back to Victoria Palms, drove my car back to the location and filed a complaint. Just a simple walk outside the park was fraught with danger as there are no sidewalks and it feels like a very rough area. I like the parks in the RGV but would never feel safe walking or biking anywhere outside the gated community. It's a wild west kind of a feeling. In many many years of biking and walking in MN, I have never been chased by a dog. For those who like biking, the river trail in San Antonio (Travelers World is great) is very good. In Mesa there are bike lanes everywhere and good biking along the spillways which have miles and miles of multi-use trails. The only official bike trail I could find in the Valley was in the State Park and I believe it is unpaved and sort of remote, but I'm not sure. I often take my bike in the car to good biking areas so that is a potential option for anyone interested. Bottom line, I like the transient lifestyle especially when I read this thread and realize all of these areas have something good to offer. For folks who love to play cards, pickleball, bingo, dance, etc etc, the RGV seems like a fantastic option to me. There is good shopping and dining along the corridor and occasional trips into Mexico to spice things up. And not everyone can afford $1,000 + month for their winter home. The Valley is much more manageable financially as others have pointed out.
tjfogelberg 09/26/19 02:01pm Snowbirds
RE: 2019 Coachman Freelander 26DS

Hershey RV show coming up next week, I recommend it if you can swing it. For a big purchase like a new Class C RV, the time and $ spent will pay off. We love the Class C lifestyle. I personally wouldn't want a folding bed that I can't use without the slide out. Our Minnie Winnie 31D (2017) is fully functional with all 3 slides in, very important for when we are camping incognito or just want to take a nap, sometimes while 1 of us is driving.
tjfogelberg 09/06/19 07:13pm Class C Motorhomes
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