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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
RE: Florida to yellowstone

We're from western NY and we've done Yellowstone twice using two weeks of vacation each time. In each of those trips we visited Badlands, Rushmore, Devils Tower, Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon and Grand Teton. It's 1900 miles to YNP from here so if you condense it to maybe just Yellowstone and Grand Teton, it can be done. We have dedicated "travel days"(about 700 miles a day)--a necessity for a trip like this. Do not listen to people who say it can't/shouldn't be done. If you're ok with the driving, do it. If you've never been there, it will be the trip of a lifetime, highly recommended!! Sights in YNP; Old Faithful(of course), Lower Falls, Artist Point, Travertine Terraces in Mammoth Hot springs, Grand Prismatic Spring. You might have luck in Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone but I'd call ASAP, the CGs in YNP will be a challenge to book this late. Colter Bay cg(not the one with hookups) in Grand Teton usually has spots open. Good luck!
greyhook 03/14/19 12:08pm Roads and Routes
RE: Ft. Worth to Niagara Falls (Road Trip, No Trailer)

The American side to the Falls is a little run down but Goat Island is nice. You can drive and park there and see the brinks of the Horseshoe and American Falls up close. You can also book a ride on The Maid of the Mist--it'll take you almost to the base of the Falls(you will need a raincoat!). There's also the Cave of the Winds tour. The surrounding Park is nice and there are a couple restaurants in the area(the haunted Red Coach Inn. Hard Rock, etc.). You can also either walk or drive over the Rainbow Bridge into Canada for the Clifton Hill tourist area. There are more shops and restaurants there as well as a great view of both Falls. There is also the Skylon restaurant. It's a rotating 775ft. tower that gives you a great view of the Falls while you eat. Parking on either side shouldn't be too much of a bother. If you're a history buff, check out Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown NY--about 15 minutes from the Falls. Letchworth State Park is about an hour and a half from the Falls. Always interesting to see people's reactions to the Falls or Letchworth. Having grown up here, it's always been in my backyard. We're looking to come your way this summer to see Dripping Springs and visit Luckenbach and Galveston Pier.
greyhook 02/17/19 07:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Best place to stay near Mount Rushmore

We really liked Rafter J. Big CG, pancake breakfast was good, proximity to Rushmore can't be beat. Nice pool, showers, laundry. This place does not disappoint.
greyhook 02/11/19 09:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip to Northeast states

As far as Western NY, Niagara Falls is popular. NY side you have Goat Island and some casinos/shops/restaurants. If you have a passport, you can walk over the Rainbow bridge into Canada to see Clifton Hill tourist area--lots more to do and a great view of the American Falls. Letchworth State Park will impress you, most feel it like it should be a National Park. From nearby Watkins Glen you can take Rt. 14 north--you'll see many Finger Lake wineries on this road and ride along the shore of Seneca Lake-the deepest of the Finger Lakes. Most of the wineries have tours. It'll take you to Geneva then to I-90. If you get the chance, visit the Adirondacks. This State Park is bigger than Yellowstone, Yosemite and Grand Canyon combined.
greyhook 02/01/19 12:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: 2019 trip from KY to Yellowstone/Tetons

We took our first RV in 2014. In 2 weeks, we packed in Corn Palace, Badlands, Rushmore, Devils Tower, Cody(museum and rodeo), Yellowstone, Bozeman(museum), Grizzly and Wolf Discovery center, Craters of the Moon, Jackson and Colter Bay CG in GTNP. We reprised the trip last year leaving out Bozeman, Devils Tower and Corn Palace. The last 2 days in GTNP were very relaxing before the long ride home(we live near Buffalo NY). I think you're in for the trip of a lifetime. Have fun and what Tragusa3 said was spot on--the best times were when we discovered things at our own pace. My wife and I travel with our 2 daughters and our 2 dogs. Wouldn't have it any other way.
greyhook 02/01/19 12:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Yellowstone/Tetons Big Site Campgrounds

We were at Fishing Bridge last summer. The folks who run it (Xanterra) told us there will be fewer spots but they will be larger. I think the current length limit is 40ft. We were told the CG will be reconfigured to accommodate the influx of larger rigs.
greyhook 02/01/19 09:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone and Glacier in May

We did a 6500 mile 3 week Southwest trip a couple years ago in our C. Yeah, there were a few 750 miles "travel days" but it was so worth it. We're from Buffalo NY area, went all the way to Malibu beach. Hit 10 NP's. Epic trip. Our 1st big trip was very similar to what you're planning; the SD attractions you mentioned, YNP, Craters of the Moon and circled back down to GTNP. That was in late July/early August. Yeah there are crowds but the weather was perfect. Last year we went and did that trip again in early June-much different. It was in the upper 70's one day and then it snowed the next. We were planning to visit Glacier this time but Going to the Sun Road was still snowed in. I think for the time of year you're planning, snow/weather will be a significant factor. Yeah, crowds can be a downer but we were able to deal with them. Just a side note---do you know that YNP's biggest CG(Fishing Bridge)will be closed this year? Impact may be lessened by your travel dates but I'd check....
greyhook 02/01/19 08:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Route Thru the Big Horns

We've been over the Bighorns a couple times via 14, avoid 14A. Each time we've noticed something different-incredibly scenic. On the part where there are hills and grades, we've found enough pullouts in those areas where we can let the vehicle or driver take a break and enjoy the scenery. It's really not that bad-there are worse out there(Teton Pass).
greyhook 02/01/19 07:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Near perfect 2001 Jayco Eagle

Nice find. Our 2002 Jayco Greyhawk was in the same condition when we found it. Was always stored indoors and cared-for. Enjoy!
greyhook 01/31/19 07:59am Class C Motorhomes
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