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RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Good to know if I decide to take 191 up there.
Janss 01/21/20 10:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Thanks for the info!
Janss 01/17/20 04:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Ok, great. Thanks for responding.
Janss 01/16/20 09:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Too late for that ppine! To the rest...great info, just what I needed to know. Thanks so much! GaryUT...From Flaming Gorge to Cody, you suggested driving to Rawlins, then north. Is the route north from Rock Springs, 191 then 28 to Lander, not good? It's less miles.
Janss 01/16/20 06:56pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Driving toad on Beartooth and Chief Joseph.
Janss 01/15/20 04:54pm Roads and Routes
RE: Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Thank you for that information. Would love to boondock where Grand Adventure does (or anywhere). That was possible years ago in good health and with a smaller RV. We used to do alot of boondocking. But I must stress, from my original post, that we MUST have electric hookup due to 24/7 supplemental oxygen needs at these higher altitudes. (Portable rechargeable oxygen machine in use during day trips.)
Janss 01/15/20 04:05pm Roads and Routes
Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge UT or Cody WY to Red Lodge MT

Just starting to plan our summer trip. We can leave as early as June 1, but could be later. Please comment on any part or all. If you want to post a map route link that would be great. I am an experienced driver, but still don't want to drive super curvy road with scary dropoffs beside me. MH and tow car in sig. We need at least electric hookup for camping due to medical issue. Spouse is very mobility challenged, so we mostly do scenic drives, viewpoints, visitor centers, boat tours, etc...stuff that barely involves walking. We do carry a scooter for museums and such. We've been to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons a few times, so really concentrating on sites and roads we haven't seen yet. Flagstaff to Flaming Gorge: Don't know how to "do" the Gorge or how to get there and beyond. Do I use 191 all the way, any campgrounds with electric? Do I drive to SLC and take I-80 to stay in Green River, WY and do long day trip in the car? Suggestions appreciated! Flaming Gorge to Cody: Need route. I'm thinking something that goes up thru Thermopolis? Is that on track? Maybe even stay there a night or two? Plan to do Chief Joseph Hwy and other stuff from Cody. Cody to Red Lodge: Route? Plan to do Beartooth Hwy from Red Lodge. Red Lodge to I-90 westbound: Is 78 RV friendly or should I go up 212? I realize June could be a little early for Beartooth and Chief Joseph highways. My friend in Montana told me the winter has been fairly light so far. So we'll just have to take our chances. Stay for few days in each place and hope for one good weather day.
Janss 01/15/20 12:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Trip West

Just wanted to clarify something in my post now that you said you are leaving VA end of Aug. The elk rut season and aspen colors in CO happen during the last half of September, so you might end up in CO too early for those sites.
Janss 01/14/20 08:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip West

"head west".....West is a BIG area. You don't say how much time you have for this trip. If it's a month, for example....I would get out west expeditiously. The whole southwest quadrant of CO is fantastic in the fall, possible elk rut season and mountainsides full of golden aspen trees, San Juan Skyway scenic byway, etc. Almost every road in this section of CO is scenic. In addition look up Grand Circle...all the parks in northern AZ and southern UT deserve your attention and enjoyment. These suggestions would include Denver and Grand Canyon. But "West" is so much more. Northern parks like Yellowstone and Glacier (fall may be too late), the whole Pacific coast and also inland parks like Yosemite, Crater Lake, Mt. Ranier, etc.
Janss 01/14/20 05:27pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: September 2020 Suggestions/Advice

I guess you'll just have to flip a coin. Will you be taking a family vacation again in the next year or two? If so, just do the other choice later. But if another vacation won't be around the same time of year, I would do Colorado this time simply because of the good chance of catching elk rut season and beautiful golden aspens. Of course, if you do a future trip during the heat of summer, you won't want to go to southern AZ!
Janss 01/13/20 08:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: September 2020 Suggestions/Advice

Last half of September is a perfect time to go to Rocky Mountain NP and southwest CO. That's because it is elk rut season and time for the beautiful fall colors, mountainsides of golden aspens. Lots of things to see and do in southwestern CO...Maroon Bells, Royal Gorge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP, Durango, Mesa Verde NP, San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway, name a few.
Janss 01/12/20 11:09pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: melting plug

I had my plug melt once. Turned out that the cord connection at the other end, IN my motorhome was loose. There were 2 loose screws causing the wires to not make solid connections. Causes a lot of heat. I noticed my whole cord was quite warm too.
Janss 01/11/20 10:08pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

Lwiddis, if you're asking in response to my neighbor can see all my mail, can't think of anything too personal. But a couple times, I had to get the original item, like a certificate or ballot or something.
Janss 01/10/20 06:13pm General RVing Issues
RE: Mail Service? What's available?

If staying in one place, we use USPS free forwarding service, as mentioned above. When on a long road trip, we pay our neighbor to collect our mail, look through it (without opening it) and let us know if she sees anything she thinks might be important. She contacts us and I tell her what to do (nothing or mail to us at a certain location, open and scan/email to us). Most of our mail can wait until we get back. I have all of our regular bills on auto pay. I was wondering....if you use a mail service, wouldn't you have to change your address to their address then back to your own when you return, or forward your mail to their address so they can forward it to you, wherever you are? IMO a mail service seems appropriate for full-timers, but not for those of us who go away for a few months at a time and still have a residence.
Janss 01/10/20 03:49pm General RVing Issues
RE: State route 89A from Flagstaff to Sedona

For about the first 10 miles from Flagstaff south to Oak Creek Vista, no problem. After that, the road has about 2 miles of switchbacks dropping into Oak Creek Canyon. Then you're pretty much on the floor of the canyon driving alongside the creek. Fairly narrow, rocky walls and trees bordering the road. Nothing over 50' allowed through Oak Creek Canyon. So as others stated, it's doable for an experienced driver with a rig that's not very large. My partner used to drive our Class C through there without issue. We drove through once with our previous Class A and nicked a side mirror. I'm never going to drive our current MH through Oak Creek Canyon. Few months ago, I saw a Class C parked on the side of the road. Two people were holding the awning (with hardware) apart from the MH. Awning must have just ripped off.
Janss 01/07/20 11:11pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tips for California early April RV trip

"I drive a max of 4hrs. or 400 mile per day, whichever comes first." can 400 miles ever come first. That would mean you are driving 100 miles per hour. Am I thinking correctly? OP, if you happen to drive on 58, consider staying the night in Tehachapi. Mountain Valley RV Park is next to a glider airport. Also, you can take a self-guided drive through the wind farm: Tehachapi Wind Farm Tour
Janss 01/06/20 09:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Oregon or what to do after Glacier

More choices...North Cascades NP, Olympic NP, Columbia Gorge. The Oregon Coast is one of my favorites.
Janss 01/04/20 04:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rt 99 Thru Bakersfield

I would think that those driving IN their house (i.e. motorhome) feel things differently than those driving truck and 5th wheel/trailer. There have been many discussions of I-5 versus 99 on these forums, northbound and southbound. There is never a consensus. Last time I drove 99 northbound, it was absolutely awful. But by now, there may have been road work that improved it. Last time I drove I-5 northbound, it was better than I expected, with what looked like new pavement on many stretches. So there ya go. CA Traveler...I've taken that same route E/W through Bakersfield many times. I read somewhere on this forum about an alternate to 46 between I-5 and 99. I took it a couple years ago and it was a breeze, much less populated, less traffic. I think it might be 7th Standard Rd. I can't remember. Does anyone here know?
Janss 01/04/20 11:54am General RVing Issues
RE: Winnebago Hazard Flasher

My button is on top of the steering column.
Janss 12/19/19 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Gas station guide

RoyF, sounds like you're using the Gasbuddy website on a laptop, rather than the app. I just opened the website in Safari on my Mac laptop. On the front page of, there is a pop-up menu for type of gas right next to the search box where you type in the city you are looking for. Diesel is listed in this pop-up menu. Is this what you are looking for?
Janss 12/04/19 01:18pm General RVing Issues
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