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RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

Good point AJR. If they decide to tow the Jeep, they must look in the owner's manual under "recreational towing" (or something like that), not to be confused with the section for roadside assistance towing. My car also has a particular sequence of things I must do before and every 200 miles during towing.
Janss 02/11/21 10:11am Roads and Routes
RE: AZ hwy 88

Apache Trail status From Apache Junction to Tortilla Flat, it is paved, open and would be okay for RVs. Just take it easy on the curves. I was on this paved portion couple years ago. I think they did some upgrades since then. Looks like east of Tortilla Flat to Roosevelt dam/lake, it is closed. That whole stretch is a dirt road and I will barely take a car on it, definitely not a large RV. Haven't been on it in years though. Click on "images" tab on that website. There are a couple photos of paved section and a couple of dirt section. From where to where are you trying to go?
Janss 02/09/21 04:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Planning to Flat Tow

You'll fry like an egg hanging out/boondocking in the desert southwest in the summer :)...unless you go to high elevation places like Flagstaff, Grand Canyon NP, Bryce NP, etc. We go to the coast in the summer. Just be careful not to dehydrate yourselves. Very easily happens when you don't drink enough water. During your travels, you may find a car for sale already set up to tow (used as a toad) from another RVer. Then you may just have to buy a tow bar (can also find used ones). This is how we bought and sold our previous toad via craigslist. FYI, you can get adapter endpieces on tow bars to match a different brand car base plate. For example, We have a Roadmaster Falcon All Terrain tow bar that I hook onto a Blue Ox baseplate on our car. By the way, we also bought our current toad (barely used) from a dealer here in AZ. It already had the base plate on it! The story the salesman told us was that a Canadian RVer bought the car new from them. But when they drove it back to Canada, found out they had to pay big bucks at the border. The RVer drove the car all the way back to AZ to return it and get a used car instead (less value). Meanwhile, the RVer had already installed a base plate onto the car. Lucky for us! Not sure we believe that story though.
Janss 02/09/21 01:39pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

I agree with suggestion to drive the two vehicles separately. The Jeep behind the motorhome. Bring walkie talkies or cell phones for each driver. The Jeep driver will be able to contact the mh driver if they see anything amiss. I would also suggest sticking to interstates. There will always be another lane for people to pass, as mh driver will likely (or should) usually drive below the speed limit. I only go 60-65 max. Although I've driven on a multitude of 2-lane roads, I always feel pressured by the vehicles behind me.
Janss 02/09/21 11:42am Roads and Routes
RE: Need Help with a route from Yuma AZ to Illinois in mid April

Did you try to get someone down there to open the windows to air out the MH? I assume the Jeep is towed with all 4 wheels on the ground. Do they know that they shouldn't back up the motorhome with car in tow? I always use Google maps satellite view to look at gas stations and other parking lots to make sure that after entering, I can exit going forward, without having to back up.
Janss 02/08/21 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping near water in AZ

Canyon Lake along Apache Trail. Roosevelt Lake north from Globe.
Janss 02/07/21 08:48pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs CO to Flaming Gorge UT

Always nice to find a great repair shop! Thanks for your good advice!
Janss 02/05/21 04:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs CO to Flaming Gorge UT

Sorry to be confusing Busskipper. Thank you for your reply. I was originally planning to go to Flaming Gorge last summer, but didn't. Would have driven from home (Sedona) straight there via Salt Lake City over I-80 and into Manila. Stay at Manila KOA or Lucerne as you mentioned. But now we might first go to our relative's land which is actually near Stagecoach SP. So wanted to know about 131. After that stay, then on to FG. Was a little leery about driving 191 up from Vernal and especially about 44 over to the west side. I have driven all over the West...Oregon Coast, Wolf Creek Pass, etc. But still not crazy about switchbacks and cliffs and such. Anyway, so I wanted to know about that route off of 40...318/1364...that ends up at 191 north of Dutch John. Hope that clarifies things :)
Janss 02/05/21 08:55am Roads and Routes
Grand Junction to Steamboat Springs CO to Flaming Gorge UT

Any problem taking 131 from I-70 up to Steamboat Springs with motorhome towing car? Grades, drop offs, curvy, passing lanes (or easy for others to pass anyway), a few pulloffs available? Any other preferred suggestion? Then to Flaming Gorge. Need at least electric hookup. From Sedona, was going to stay on west side (Manila) until Steamboat Springs came into the picture (relative acquired land we want to visit). Dutch John RV Park seems to be the only campground with hookups on the east side, correct? So from SS, how is 40 west to 318 to 1364 to 191 then south to Dutch John?
Janss 02/04/21 11:18pm Roads and Routes
RE: What I am looking for is......

You could try Duck Island RV Park in Rio Vista along the Sacramento River. I haven't been there, but did consider it when I was in the area. Ended up at Sandy Beach County Park across the river.
Janss 02/04/21 03:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Window fog

We've had two of our foggy dual pane windows worked on. One was taken out, cleaned, and reinstalled. The other was replaced with dual panes, custom cut on location. Tech told us the damage was too bad to just clean because the moisture had started crystalizing and actually scratching the glass. I just figured this was the price to pay for dual pane windows. Others on here are confirming that.
Janss 02/04/21 02:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Utah National Parks and Monuments.

Many people on multi-week trips include parks and sites in Northern AZ as well along with southern Utah parks. Specifically Grand Canyon NP, Sedona, Page/Lake Powell, Monument Valley. Right now, due to covid, the Navajo Nation is closed. This means, several sites including Monument Valley park, Antelope Slot Canyon in Page, the road to the east entrance of GCNP South Rim are closed. Who knows what the situation will be in April. As noted above, study the Zion NP website for the Zion entrance tunnel and covid restrictions related to shuttles and reservations. Probably best to try to stay at the campground inside the park or in Springdale if those shuttles are running. I would check all Nat'l Park websites for covid restrictions. They could change at any time.
Janss 02/01/21 01:47pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tires exercised

I need to check the water in my batteries and take her for a drive too. Problem is...I may continue on the road and not turn back homeward!
Janss 01/31/21 11:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Possible 02 sensors issues

I know nothing about this stuff. But just wanted to report my experience couple years ago. Was driving on the freeway, heard a kaboom and suddenly lost about half my power. Hobbled to exit. Took MH into a repair shop. They said O2 sensor popped right out of the exhaust pipe (somewhere along the front half of coach). Guess it was just hanging out. They replaced the sensor, sealed up the hole and I was on my way. I also have the Workhorse 8.1L.
Janss 01/30/21 01:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Cost of new fiberglass roof on a 32' Winnie

Just joining this thread to follow, as we have the Itasca sister unit to yours. Our roof started blowing off above the driver (me) as we were driving in Kansas in 2019. Pulled over immediate when we heard what sounded like a gunshot (the initial popping out of the track on the side). Fortunately we were able to get it fixed. Else I believe our trip would have been over. Good luck with yours.
Janss 01/27/21 07:51pm General RVing Issues
RE: 4 down towing vehicles

Look at the Dinghy Guides: Dinghy Guides Even if your chosen vehicle is on this list or any other towable list....Before actually buying a vehicle, be sure to look at it's owner's manual under "recreational towing" or similar (not to be confused with roadside assistance towing).
Janss 01/15/21 09:09pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Carson City, NV

Here are some more reviews: Campground Reviews We've stayed there twice. A bit tight, but definitely satisfied our needs. Reasonably priced. Easy access to the freeway.
Janss 01/01/21 01:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Meds on the road.

Our prescription insurance is specifically with CVS. We can get 90-day prescriptions either by mail or at any CVS store. We have a local CVS, and most often while traveling we try to find a CVS store. But before we leave for 3-4 months, we have been able to get a "vacation override" from the insurance company to get prescriptions filled earlier than scheduled, before we take off on a trip. Our local CVS store first tries to fill the Rx, it gets kicked back as too soon to fill, then either the store or we call the insurance company to request a vacation override telling them we'll be gone traveling for such-and-such length of time. I think we can only do this vacation override a certain number of times a year, like maybe twice.
Janss 12/29/20 02:12pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Are Any Places To Stay Open Near Scottsdale Arizona?

Try Westworld in Scottsdale. It's an outdoor event center type of place with RV camping. Also suggest looking up Maricopa County Parks. Many have camping.
Janss 12/25/20 01:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mail Forwarding Cost. Virtual Mail vs Priority Mail

I have USPS Informed Delivery. As mentioned, it is far from perfect. I like it though. So I would be very happy with Virtual Mail. Sounds like it would be more complete. I, as well, have slimmed down my paper mail. Many utilities, credit card companies, etc. offer paperless billing. We could be gone 3 or 4 months and get maybe two pieces of really important mail. Our neighbor collects our mail. She'll open, scan a letter, mail us a particular piece...as per our instruction. So with USPS Informed Delivery and neighbor...well, sounds like that's about what your Virtual Mail is. I'd say go for it. Can you go back to the other way if you don't like it?
Janss 12/23/20 04:30pm General RVing Issues
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