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RE: Field Walk

Love it! Thank you! We like to see and visit farms on our RV trips.
Janss 03/22/20 01:51pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Leaving out of Gold Canyon, Which way to Flagstaff?

Use Google Maps to route the trip. Then change to Bicycle mode (icons across the top). Scroll to bottom of text directions and you'll see an elevation graph. Look at both routes. (Note...this is on computer, not phone app which I don't know if the same display.) I often try to take different sections of route on our trips around the U.S. where we've been before. As others note, just be sure to check the weather and road conditions before you go......AZ511.com or call 511 for road conditions/closures.
Janss 03/22/20 01:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Wonderful campground

I remember some years ago driving by that campground along Hwy 145. I thought to myself that someday I want to come back and stay there. Unfortunately, I haven't made it back yet. But thanks for reminding me :)
Janss 03/15/20 11:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Apache Junction, AZ Internet

Yes, our park is hard wired underground to each lot. I suppose that was put in years and years ago. Up to each lot owner if they want to connect with Mediacom. If your park does not have that infrastructure, I imagine it would be costly to install.
Janss 03/11/20 12:53pm Technology Corner
RE: Apache Junction, AZ Internet

We use Mediacom in AJ for internet and cable TV. Probably not any cheaper than any other provider.
Janss 03/10/20 10:03pm Technology Corner
RE: Utah route from Torrey to Bryce Canyon ?

I had to look up 17. Looks like a dirt road to me. Pretty sure everyone takes 12 all the way.
Janss 03/08/20 07:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling with a tailbone injury

Has she tried reclining the seat? (if it can be reclined) That helped my spouse. Lots of us have had to adjust our method of RVing over the years. Yours may involve shortening your driving days and stopping more often to stretch your legs and relieve the tailbone.
Janss 03/04/20 09:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: North east Ohio to So Cal.

Yes, join the Elks! We've stayed at many Elks Lodges across the country. Just stayed at Erie, PA last Sept. There are a couple lodges with RV sites just north of L.A. Again, if you could be more specific about where in the L.A. and Santa Barbara areas you are going to visit (Disneyland?), people could make campground suggestions.
Janss 03/01/20 10:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Newbie to do first outing

I use Good Sam Roadside Assistance. Have had several positive experiences with them. Couldn't tell you which service is best. But I will say that before you make your decision, be sure to find out how far they will tow, whether they will cover motorhomes or just towables (Good Sam has different memberships for each), if they will tow you only to "nearest service provider" or anywhere that you want, and how many service calls per year (if there is a limit).
Janss 02/29/20 10:49pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Overnight stops (truck stops, etc) with shore power?

Last year, I stayed at one rest area on the Ohio Turnpike mentioned by DrewE. Also stayed at two gas stations (one in IL and one in MI) that had RV sites with electric.
Janss 02/29/20 10:29pm Beginning RVing
RE: North east Ohio to So Cal.

Where are you planning to visit in L.A. county and Santa Barbara county? Do you happen to be an Elks member? I know of a couple Elks lodges that have RV sites. You'll definitely need reservations at Grand Canyon and anyplace in CA. What does your son want to do in the Phoenix oven in July? Not a good time to RV there. You'll want to run your A/C 24/7 and that may not even keep up with the heat.
Janss 02/29/20 09:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sedona to Moab and all points in between

Busskipper's route is an excellent one. Adding a few sites to your list...of course, there is the Grand Canyon. Walnut Canyon, Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monuments all around Flagstaff (east side). Maybe a stop at Cameron Trading Post along Hwy 89 on the way north to Page. After Capitol Reef NP, Goblin Valley State Park is north of Hanskville off 24. If for some reason you don't want to take that route, alternatively you could drive east on I-40, stop at Walnut Canyon NM, Winslow to "stand on the corner", Petrified Forest NP. Then drive north on 191, stop at Hubbell Trading Post in Ganado, and then to Canyon de Chelly NM in Chinle.
Janss 02/28/20 10:44pm Roads and Routes
RE: Sedona AZ help with RV park suggestions

Rancho Sedona RV Park is the only one actually in Sedona....nice, treed, by the creek, pricey. Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood would be second choice for me. Click on "RV Parks" at the top of this website, and type in Sedona. You'll see a list of other good options in the Verde Valley. Distant Drums by the casino and I-17, Verde Ranch very new also by I-17 in Camp Verde, Rain Spirit in Clarkdale also pretty new looks nice with nice surrounding view.
Janss 02/26/20 10:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: From Oregon:Suggestions on routes & camps from Hurricane Ut ???

Would help to know which route you are taking south at the beginning of your trip, so suggestions don't repeat that. Hwy 395 in CA is a very nice and scenic RV route...Alabama Hills, Mt. Whitney, Mammoth, June Lake Loop, Mono Lake tufas, east side entrance to Yosemite, etc.
Janss 02/19/20 01:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Death ValleyCA->Chicago: sights? boondocking. in April.

Four corners would be backtracking west from Albuquerque. Vendors and a marker that's not exactly in the right place (so I've read). Not worth the detour IMO. If you do go up I-25, you can catch US36 out of Denver. That was also suggested to me last year. I forgot to note that it's important to keep an eye on the weather. The higher elevations in Northern AZ, etc. could get an occasional spring snowstorm. I just looked at Potato Patch Campground (from my previous post) website and it doesn't even open until May 1.
Janss 02/18/20 11:32am Roads and Routes
RE: Death ValleyCA->Chicago: sights? boondocking. in April.

How long do you have for this trip? Not sure Yosemite will be available from the east side in April. I think you can only either come back south on 395 all the way to I-40, or go through some part of Las Vegas (if not through the center of LV, maybe the road through Pahrump through the southern part of LV) to 93 to I-40 at Kingman. When you get to Hoover Dam, stop and exit (before the bridge) to the parking lot and take the walk up onto the bridge for a great view of the dam. At Kingman, take Route 66 to and through Seligman, then get back on I-40. On that section, you'll see some old R66 leftovers. Also Grand Canyon Caverns by Peach Springs...rustic campground and tour of cave. Then take I-40 to Flagstaff, then down Hwy 89A through Oak Creek Canyon to Sedona. Or...longer but off the interstate, at Ash Fork, south on 89 to Prescott Valley, then east on 89A all the way over Mingus Mountain to Jerome, then Cottonwood, then Sedona. Potato Patch campground on top of Mingus Mountain. Many many curves down to Jerome. In Sedona boondock west of Sedona on FR 525, or stay at a USFS campground in Oak Creek Canyon. From Sedona, take 179 to I-17 south, exit at Camp Verde to 260 east. (Big uphill pull east of Camp Verde.) Drive 260 all the way to Springerville. Explore the "White Mountains" of AZ along the way, with boondocking and USFS campgrounds. Continue onto 60 to Pie Town and Magdalena. See the Very Large Array between the two. Next, north on I-25 to Albuquerque. East on I-40 to Tucumcari. Stop and see the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa on the way. At Tucumcari, take 54 diagonally up through Kansas. Visit Dodge City, or Hutchinson Salt Mine. Make your way on various roads up through Kansas to Salina, then straight up to Belleville. Then go east on 36 all the way to Springfield, IL. We enjoyed camping at Long Branch State Park in Macon, MO on this stretch. (Lots of Mark Twain stuff in Hannibal, MO.) Carry on from Springfield to your Chicago destination. We just traveled this route from Sedona to Chicago this past April. (But just drove from Flagstaff to Tucumcari on I-40.) Shout out to Busskipper on these forums for the route suggestion. Kansas was so windy that our MH roof started detaching! Luckily, we got it fixed near Hutchinson. If you do stay on I-40, Amarillo has Cadillac Ranch, nearby is the leaning water tower and the big cross. I highly recommend the Oklahoma City Memorial! The outside portion is hauntingly beautiful.
Janss 02/17/20 11:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: RV Superbag

In our motorhome, we use the Travasak, which is the predecessor of the RV Superbag. Absolutely love it! I read a discussion about the Superbag on these forums awhile ago. Some people were saying that the sheet that comes with the Superbag is microfiber type, and when you wash it, the velcro along the sides of the sheet sticks to it, making it a PIA to wash and dry. Our Travasak has a cotton/poly sheet. No problem in the washer. So you might check into that. Oh, I see on their website that they have both cotton/poly and 100% cotton sheets. Maybe the 100% cotton are the kind that the velcro sticks to...I don't know. Anyway, super easy to make the bed each day, and looks nice and neat. Takes a little practice to get a good system for removing and replacing the sheet for washing. Took me a few tries to get good and efficient at it. It is one huge continuous sheet acting as both top and bottom bed sheets. Since it is like a sleeping bag, you won't have top sheet and blanket flowing over the side. So when I am a little cold, I zip up my side and feel nice and cozy. Zipping it up also makes it impossible for partner to hog the bedding :) Whether it is better or worth it instead of regular sheets/blanket, I can't determine that. We've been using ours for many years. But of course we have regular bedding at home. I think we like both equally. We started with the Travasak in a previous MH that had a corner bed, so was hard to make with regular bedding. Now we have a walk-around queen, but still use the Travasak just because we like it.
Janss 02/17/20 09:43pm Truck Campers
RE: Big Rig places in Arizona?

Lots of USFS land in AZ (6 different National Forests). I think all have USFS campgrounds and dispersed camping. Do some googling. Head to higher elevation in the White Mountains or Northern AZ when weather gets too warm further south. Also Maricopa County Parks are a nice option around the greater Phoenix area.
Janss 02/17/20 09:10pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Soft & sometimes soggy ground

I don't know about trailer leveling, but I had a problem leveling my motorhome on a muddy campsite. As I extended my front two jacks (left and right), they just kept sinking...even with wood blocks under each of them. A nice fellow camper brought me a long piece of wood about the width of my motorhome. We laid that down under the jacks so both would extend onto the same long piece of wood. That worked much better. I just left the wood there for the next camper.
Janss 02/09/20 11:04pm Travel Trailers
RE: Rodent damage

Over the years, we've had severe rat problems. Different vehicles to the shop for repair at least 4 times. Have tried several things. Best things that work for us is cleaning up the property and putting shop lights on the ground under the car, or actually in the engine compartment (similar to placing LED lights mentioned above). I plug them in with a timer set on "dusk to dawn". Haven't had a problem since. Works while we are home and while we are away for months at a time.
Janss 02/08/20 02:56pm Tow Vehicles
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