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RE: Florida to Yosemite

We stayed at Bass Lake near Yosemite, nice CG, would stay again. In Sequoia/Kings Canyon, we stayed at the Sunset CG in Kings Canyon NP--we loved it. We had to come in that way because of length restrictions on Sequoia's south entrance. We also stayed at the Anaheim RV Park--right next to Disneyland and not far from the Queen Mary(if you like ghost stories--this ship is for you). Valencia Travel Village is another big resort in Castaic---convenient if you want to see the sights of Hollywood or Malibu beach-nice drive through Malibu Canyon Rd. Leaving Yosemite, we went over Tioga Pass on 120 to 395. Great scenery in Northern California and awesome little towns like Bishop and Lone Pine. We can't wait to return someday.
greyhook 01/09/20 01:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds in Texas, specifically near Austin

We stayed at Pedernales Falls State Park this past summer. We loved it there. Very nice, quiet and scenic. It's about 42 miles west of Austin. They do have sites with electric and water. We chose this CG for it's proximity to the things we wanted to see like Hamilton Pool and Luckenbach. Hill country in Texas is the best.
greyhook 12/22/19 10:19am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

When taking a long trip in any vehicle, it's a good idea to be prepared. The old saying, "Ya never know", comes to mind. This past summer, we embarked on a 5000+ mile trip that took us to Texas to Key West. On the way home, our Greyhawk developed a shimmy after a short patch of rough road. Shortly thereafter, I discovered a flat left-side inner drive tire, not a blowout, just flat. From what I could tell, I was a valve-stem. At least the tire would still be salvageable. Fortunately, I had brought everything I needed to change it myself. We do have AAA but I didn't see the point in waiting when I could do it myself. Less than an hour later, we were back on the road. The next day, over more rough road, I felt the RV shimmy again. Pulled into a rest area and found that the spare, which I had mounted on the outside, had spun a belt. A quick consultation with google told me there was a tire shop 8 miles up the road. I parked in the lot of the tire shop plaza and took the tire with the bad valve stem in to be repaired. The shop had it done in short order and we were once again on our way. It could have been a lot worse. Our good luck had us in nice dry weather on flat ground. The inconvenience to our trip was negligible. The peace of mind that comes from being prepared, though, is priceless. If I understand your second situation ... you drove about 8 miles with only one tire supporting all of the weight on the one rear corner of the one dually set with the bad tire in it? If so, that in itself is a tricky/dangerous situation and at the very least seriously over-stresses the one good tire and could permanently compromise it internally. We did that for 5 miles once due to a flat tire in one of the rear dual sets and it was "scary". Driving that way made the rear of our small Class C feel very unstable and "squishy". The tire with the spun belt was still inflated. I felt 8 miles wasn't a big stretch and, although I agree it was a little stressful, thankfully, it turned out fine.
greyhook 11/15/19 05:20am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Yes boys and girls, you REALLY need to carry a spare...

When taking a long trip in any vehicle, it's a good idea to be prepared. The old saying, "Ya never know", comes to mind. This past summer, we embarked on a 5000+ mile trip that took us to Texas to Key West. On the way home, our Greyhawk developed a shimmy after a short patch of rough road. Shortly thereafter, I discovered a flat left-side inner drive tire, not a blowout, just flat. From what I could tell, I was a valve-stem. At least the tire would still be salvageable. Fortunately, I had brought everything I needed to change it myself. We do have AAA but I didn't see the point in waiting when I could do it myself. Less than an hour later, we were back on the road. The next day, over more rough road, I felt the RV shimmy again. Pulled into a rest area and found that the spare, which I had mounted on the outside, had spun a belt. A quick consultation with google told me there was a tire shop 8 miles up the road. I parked in the lot of the tire shop plaza and took the tire with the bad valve stem in to be repaired. The shop had it done in short order and we were once again on our way. It could have been a lot worse. Our good luck had us in nice dry weather on flat ground. The inconvenience to our trip was negligible. The peace of mind that comes from being prepared, though, is priceless.
greyhook 11/14/19 05:06am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best RV Resort or Campground

Bluewater Key is great for a few reasons. Cleanliness, privacy, amenities(you get your own tiki hut with furniture, tv, etc.), attention to detail. Fort Wilderness is a place every RV owner should experience at least once. The place is gargantuan, you need a bus to get to the actual bus stop. Honorable mentions are Sunset CG in Kings Canyon, Rafter J, Valencia travel village in Castaic,CA and Anaheim RV Park for its convenient location.(although I hear it's closing)
greyhook 09/04/19 12:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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