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RE: Escapade is on

RV rally. What happened to all the rallies anyway? RV.Net use to be full of them. There's a separate 'rally' section on this forum... nestled under 'General'. I would guess rallies weren't held because of Covid.
2g's 07/17/21 06:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Escapade is on

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2g's 07/17/21 03:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Griz kills women outside Glacier

2Oldman said Only that he calls himself a bully. So there's that. tell the rest of the story old sport that I am only a bully to other bullies on other forums and I also happen to be 75. Why do you have to continue stating this nonsense?
2g's 07/14/21 06:07pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: What's up with Rocky Mt. National Park entry?

You’re ignoring the part about “for future generations” which will be difficult to fulfill if the numbers of this generation are destroying or changing what is to be preserved for future generations. So do we just pick and choose who and when gets to see the NP’s? No. They need to restructure the NP service. It’s not the 1900’s anymore, parks need to grow with the people for future generations! Unfortunately it is not like you can build another Yosemite Valley, or another Longs Peak, Yellowstone caldera, or a glacier. Even if you were to grow the system and add more National Parks, I am not sure it would reduce the visitations at the ones that have gone to reservations - there is a reason the visitation at RMNP is ten times higher than the Black Canyon. The NPS isn't picking and choosing who and when you can visit the parks, the users are still choosing, they just have to plan ahead. This is the same system that has been in place for campgrounds, back country hikers, river runners and climbers for years. Excellent reply. There can't be another Grand Canyon Nat'l Park or others. We need to take care of what we have and crowds like the two above posted photos is not taking care of our parks. As volunteers in the national parks we saw first-hand the damage that some visitors do and the impact on crowds. It's not pretty. We just need to plan ahead more and help to preserve the awesome parks we have.
2g's 06/16/21 06:03pm General RVing Issues
RE: Running the generator all night

OP: You're concerned about safety, as you should be. However, first you need to check with the Harvest Host to make sure it's allowed, especially if there will be other campers parked nearby. Most people don't want to hear a generator all night. Same goes for boondocking... it's just common sense to not park near another if you're planning to do this.
2g's 06/16/21 05:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV selling

We took our last trip in our motorhome to Houston at PPL Consignment. It sold within a month for the price we put on it to a guy from Florida. PPL wanted to put a lower price but we thought that everyone wants to come down in price so we kept it high. Our buyer didn't even suggest lower. It's so easy to do and it's in a prime RV-buying corridor so lots of lookers/buyers. We just didn't want to deal with endless phone calls, setting up appointments and then no-shows.
2g's 06/16/21 05:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Best place to sell class A motorhome

We took our last trip in our motorhome to Houston at PPL Consignment. It sold within a month for the price we put on it to a guy from Florida. PPL wanted to put a lower price but we thought that everyone wants to come down in price so we kept it high. Our buyer didn't even suggest lower. It's so easy to do and it's in a prime RV-buying corridor so lots of lookers/buyers. We just didn't want to deal with endless phone calls, setting up appointments and then no-shows. Is there a good consignment near you? I agree with another poster in that if you're out in the boonies people won't want to make the effort.
2g's 06/16/21 05:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Driving people to boondock by calling themselves a "Resort"

I don't think the biggest consideration for boondocking is price. I think it's more lifestyle based than economic. I have no interest in boondocking. That's not what I RV for. Many boondockers have no interest in a developed campground, regardless of cost. It's a mindset and not much else. You're correct. We spent 16 years of full-timing and rarely stayed at a RV park or Resort. We boondocked on public lands because we like the quietness and no lights. We enjoy nature and there's nothing better than to park at the edge of a beautiful stream or lake with no one else around. It has absolutely nothing to do with free camping. Once we're set up we use the Jeep for exploring the backroads and doing hikes. That's where the beauty of our country is... not in a 'resort'.
2g's 05/29/21 12:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Montana

Fort Peck is a great stopping point if you're enroute east or west but it's not a destination. The 'good stuff' is mid-Montana and to the West. It just depends what your interests are. We love trout fishing, hiking and boondocking so can't help with RV parks. Places we've enjoyed are Livingston, Bozeman, Big Sky area, Ennis , Wisdom, Anaconda/Philipsburg, Missoula, Helena, Basin, Glacier NP, Columbia Falls/Kalispell, Bigfork, Polson, Libby Google 'Montana, Things To Do' and lots of ideas come up.
2g's 05/29/21 12:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: beginner full-time

Have you decided on a landing spot when your done travelling? After selling down on possessions, you will have some items to store, where you do that can simplify things later if you already know roughly where. There's absolutely no reason to select a 'landing spot' before starting to full-time. How can you do that? You haven't seen the country yet. We sold everything and had no idea how long we'd be full-timing or what we'd do when we were ready to quit. I will recommend though if you sell a house that you invest that money and not use it to buy your RV. That money will be your exit strategy. Go into full-time debt-free. Putting things in storage can be very expensive and you could buy again for what you'd pay over the years. Then your stuff is outdated. As it turned out we continued for 16 years and it was only in the last year where we decided to set roots again. It was in an altogether different part of the country from where we lived last.
2g's 05/29/21 12:16am Full-time RVing
RE: Free Immunizations to Tourists

I don't understand what good their idea will do. The tourists could already get Covid enroute to Alaska via the planes or cruise ships.
2g's 05/02/21 12:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Route

Your planned route is good. We've done it multiple times in a 40' motorhome.
2g's 05/02/21 12:03am Roads and Routes
RE: El Paso, TX

I'd recommend staying in Las Cruces and doing a day trip or two to ElPaso.
2g's 05/01/21 11:53pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rving in New Zealand

Our thought is to go to Maui and kaui for a month each, then NZ for 3 months, North and South islands, then tasmania for a month. Maybe Austin for a month, then end in Cook Islands for a month. Instead of down by Key West for the winter. Well do a pacific adventure. Have enough frequent flyer miles for most flights to be free. Can't wait. Wow! Hope you closely figured the cost of this 8-9 month trip!! Sounds like a very expensive one.
2g's 05/01/21 11:44pm Full-time RVing
RE: sell home or not to sell

Sorry the OP hasn't returned to see if any of this talk helped. Now is definitely a seller's market but having to buy another house in a couple months he'll be paying a premium also. If it were me I'd sell and plan on full-time RVing for a while; not a couple months like he plans. I wouldn't buy another house at today's prices. It's absurd what homes are selling for. If settling down, I'd buy in a very nice mobile home park - some are awesome; or keep the RV for traveling and buy a RV lot in a warm area for winter living.
2g's 05/01/21 11:37pm Full-time RVing
RE: Cleaning the solar panels

Look into a RV wash guy that would come to the RV park or even to your home and just do the roof for you every so often. If the cost is too high for a complete RV wash perhaps they'll just do the roof for you and then you do the wash but you'll have dirt running down the sides if you don't tackle the sides as soon as he leaves. The panels do need cleaning every so often. Rain doesn't do it. I think being on a ladder or any other platform/device and trying to reach the panels would be more dangerous than just getting up there. If your panels can be reached just by climbing your RV ladder and walking down the center of the RV it's safe as long as you don't have to walk along the edge. At some point one needs to get on the roof to check all the caulking and roof surface to maintain your RV in good condition.
2g's 05/01/21 11:19pm General RVing Issues
RE: Starting Over - Heart Attack

Plan on getting a RV for the U.S., Canada, Alaska, Mexico and beyond and forget shipping it overseas. It's expensive. Either rent if it's to be a short trip or buy one over there if a long trip and sell it upon your return. Or perhaps you could look into renting it out there until your next return. Europe is made for RVing. Many, many do it. For the U.S. get something where the kitchen would be suitable for your cooking. Don't skimp on that if that's a passion for you. Definitely get solar panels for your boondocking and move with elevation so you don't need AC. We were successful in doing that when we full-timed. Here is an excellent blogger who full-timed in the U.S. for many years and then moved to France to be with her father who had medical issues. They sold their U.S. motorhome and bought another RV in France. She's a fantastic photographer and writer and her posts are always great. Very interesting couple who love boondocking and out-of-the-way places. This blog contains both the U.S. travels and now the European travel. (Top line border has clickies to the U.S. travels.) You might want to start reading at the end of their U.S. life in preparation to moving and continue with their actual move and up until now. In one section she goes over details on selecting their European RV. She would definitely welcome any questions you may have on buying & RVing in Europe and she's one to welcome a visit from you. Best of luck to you!
2g's 05/01/21 11:08pm General RVing Issues
RE: Long term camping questions

We volunteered at Heceta Head lighthouse. Awesome opportunity! No, you don't need anything under the tires unless the site is uneven. Regarding a support under the slide... do what you normally do. If you've always used one then use it. If not, then don't. Slides shouldn't have to have supports if made correctly.
2g's 05/01/21 10:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Park Reviews

We've been burned a few times by the Good Sam 'ratings'. The parks were not at all like they were rated. I took photos and sent them in and watched the ratings for those parks for 3 years and nothing was changed. That's when we quit using Good Sam parks. We then went with 'reviews'.
2g's 05/01/21 10:39pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Any RV parks left in RGV?

Hi 2gs...if there is a decent 55+ park in the Rockport area, I haven't been able to find it. There are plenty of parks in the area.
2g's 05/01/21 10:26pm Snowbirds
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