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ReneeG

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Posted: 10/27/21 08:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We RARELY make reservations. Last year and this year, both in September, we took a two week trip. No reservations to the Yellowstone, GTNP areas. Jockeyed for a spot at two campgrounds in 2020, but not this year. Got spots straight away.


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Posted: 10/27/21 09:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Let's please keep this about RVing.

No mask debates and no vax fights.


A couple of y'all missed this admonition and got deleted.

Please re-read and please don't get this thread shut down.


You can't really leave an anti-mask post that also claims are "hit and miss" and not expect people to respond. If you don't want this thread to become another mask+vaccine debate thread, you'll need to take down or edit *all* of the mask+vaccine debate posts.

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rlw999 wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

dedmiston wrote:

Let's please keep this about RVing.

No mask debates and no vax fights.


A couple of y'all missed this admonition and got deleted.

Please re-read and please don't get this thread shut down.


You can't really leave an anti-mask post that also claims are "hit and miss" and not expect people to respond. If you don't want this thread to become another mask+vaccine debate thread, you'll need to take down or edit *all* of the mask+vaccine debate posts.


Easy there bud....I'm sure there's a moderator job open somewhere if you feel criticizing a volunteer job is worthwhile...

In other news, it's sorta disturbing that over a year and a half into this Covid thing, there are people who have just started going on about their "normal" lives again...

Fear is a strange motivator!


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Posted: 10/27/21 11:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bgum wrote:

We are out and about for the first time since the outbreak of Covid.

There seems to be double the number of trucks on the road. Those truckers have a lot of places to shut it down for the night fuel and eat. They need more places to rest for the night or to just take a break.

Campgrounds are plentiful but reservations are best even if made just a few hours before arrival.


The price of fuel is up.

This is a beautiful country.


By "trucks" you are meaning "freight, tank, 18 wheelers, ect"?

Right now, truckers are in high demand to move enough backlog freight that has been piling on at the docks. So it is reasonable that you would see a lot of "trucks" running 24/7 and even that is not fast enough to prevent inbound freight having to sit off shore in the harbors.

Something else to consider, most truckers get paid by the mile, if they are not moving, they are not getting paid. That means they tend to drive as long as they have available driving hrs and then must take a certain amount of hrs off to rest..

Summary of Federal commercial drivers rules.. HERE

Don't think I have ever seen a commercial trucker stop and rest at a campground but they often pull off the road and rest in parking lots..

Prices of fuel tend to go up whenever there is a huge demand or some sort of shortage for the demand.. Latest news reports seem to pin the prices on demand is up from more folks traveling now and in big cities much less mass transit riders.

And yes, we are blessed with a big beautiful country!

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At least from Boston to Knoxville the rest stops are overflowing with 18 wheelers even in the day. Don't know about nights as we use campgrounds and don't travel after dark. The farther west from Boston you go the more the price of fuel drops.

As far as some comments to the original post some simply don't know the facts and simply do not have the personality that inspires confidence. Those individuals would be better suited to other forums.

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I'm sorry to say that your observations have brought out too many incendiary responses and I need to close the discussion.

I'm quoting you here to give you the last word in a way will hopefully unite us instead of dividing us.

bgum wrote:

This is a beautiful country.



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