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RE: Traveling from Bryce Canyon to Moab

The safe route would be to go west on 12 to 89 and take I-70 then 191. But if you want scenic take 12 east to Torry then 24 to I-70 and 191 to Moab. IMO 12 scares more people but it is a decent road, you just need to drive it. Couple of hard short climbs. Lots of RV's of every size on it. You won't sent any speed records om it. From Torry on it is just another road. We broke the trip up and over-nighted in Torry at the Rim Rock RV Park. Nothing fancy had a full serve restaurant and a decent burger and shake joint down by the RV park. Early November and had the place to ourselves. Good gas stop at the Sinclair station just to the east of Escalante. What he said in paragraph #2: we took that route from Zion & Bryce Canyon to Moab in 2011 as part of our clockwise “Grand Tour” route of the 5 NP’s in S. Utah. East of Torrey you pass through Capitol Reef NP. Stunning scenery on this route pretty much to whole way. Would love to do it again.
jamesu 03/06/21 05:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Brady Bowl 10

Yesterday’s “Super-Bowl-Tom-Brady” was as methodical as my surgeon performing my successful Robotic Radical Prostatectomy. A thing of beauty.
jamesu 02/08/21 05:14am Around the Campfire
RE: How would you answer this question ?

Luzon, 1970-72, US Navy. “I was not on vacation over there. Readjusting to home was a lot tougher than adjusting to that place.”
jamesu 02/08/21 05:07am Around the Campfire
RE: RV Dealers

This is our fourth brand-new TT. Each one came with LP tanks, sewer, and water hoses, etc. You should ask for them if not given.
jamesu 02/07/21 06:02am Towing
RE: Seattle Area I-5 South to Carnation

If your going midday go south five to east bound 90 and go north on 203 from fall city No way. Stay out of Seattle. Do what Enblethen and I said.
jamesu 02/06/21 05:20am Roads and Routes
RE: Seattle Area I-5 South to Carnation

Best would be turn east from I-5 on US 2 in Everett. Then at Monroe turn south on SR 203 to Carnation. Worst part would be a couple high traffic miles entering Monroe. SR 203 is a good two lane highway. Not much for shoulders. I agree with “enblethen”. I am an Everett native, and that’s the best route from Swinomish to Carnation. With the above route here is an option in case southbound I-5 is backed up heading into Everett: go east on SR-530 at the Arlington exit, south on SR-9 through Lake Stevens/Frontier Village, and east on US-2 just north of Snohomish. Traffic in Snohomish County can be horrendous now so you always need alternatives.
jamesu 02/06/21 05:17am Roads and Routes
RE: Port Townsend Ferry to Coupeville in WA

Your choice on tides. I have never had a problem towing on that ferry run, regardless of tides. WSF personnel are great and will work with you if there is going to be an issue with your clearance. There are two ferries and one is leaving every 45 minutes.
jamesu 02/06/21 05:05am Roads and Routes
RE: Dump Station Etiquette???

Wear rubber gloves or disable gloves. 1. Hook up your hose, 2. Dump (Black 1st, Gray last) 3. Rinse inside of your sewer hose + any escaped poo down drain with the provided hose. 4. Put your stuff away. 5. Get out of there...particularly if others are waiting. Trust me, they’ll be watching you.. A good “dump job” takes me a good 10 or so minutes when I am working efficiently. Practice makes perfect.
jamesu 02/03/21 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: Greasing the hitch

Reese Hitch Ball Lube https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61yv70lxV8L._AC_SL1500_.jpg width=160 Reese Grease...the same stuff I use on my ball and my stabilizer metal-on-metal touch points. Will help keep the ball from getting pitted over time. I know this from experince.
jamesu 01/05/21 07:17am Travel Trailers
RE: I just got the new RV Magazine

Issue #1 of “RV” reminds me strikingly of “Sunset” magazine. Like “Sunset”, this new “RV” appears to be aimed towards younger, “woke”, well-off Silicone Valley-type Yuppies. That’s not us, and that’s not the campers we share our favorite campgrounds with. We don’t subscribe to “Sunset” anymore, and from my perusal of the first issue “RV”, I doubt that “RV” will ever become dog-eared as our old “Trailer Life” magazines always became.
jamesu 01/02/21 07:04pm Good Sam Club
RE: Who says we are not all family

Each of us is called upon to step up to help out from time to time, but this guy went above and beyond. My hat is off to him.
jamesu 11/27/20 06:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2003 Ford F150 4x4 Towing

I towed with a ‘03 F-150 4x4 “Lariat” for 10 years. Nice truck. TT was 5330 lbs. dry weight. Probably was towing 6500-7000 lbs. The F-150 gave me it’s all, but after 10 years of driving the Mt. Passes up here in the NW it was time for a change. After my last few trips up and over the Mt passes in both the Cascades and in the Calif. Siskiyous I had had enough. Got tired of heading up the passes at 35 mph and sweating whether or not my brakes would hold out coming down the other side. I traded in my 1/2 ton Ford and bought the 3/4 ton Chevy Duramax diesel, used, in my signature. There is no comparison: up the Mt. Passes at 60 mph consistently, and down the backside with the Allison Transmission slowing us down. I know longer worry about burning out my brakes. Much safer and much more enjoyable. Tows beautifully and very dependable. Your F-150 will do the job, but it will be working really hard in order to do it. If you can swing it, I advise towing with a 3/4 ton truck at a minimum; a 3/4 ton diesel is even better.
jamesu 10/16/20 02:16pm Towing
Just saying

Wondering if the San Juan Ferry will ever sail to Victoria again. We miss you guys.
jamesu 08/28/20 06:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Needles Hwy, Height Restriction.

From a guy who was a NPS Ranger at Mt. Rushmore many years ago as a young man: I have traversed the Needles Hwy in my tow vehicle no problem. IF I was camped in that area in a Class A or B I would seriously consider renting a car in Rapid City for the day I wanted to explore the Needles Hwy and the Iron Mountain Road. You will enjoy the experience a lot more. There will be plenty of folks trying to explore those “Model T” Hwys in their rigs, and with a rental are you’ll be able to zip around them. The big rigs form inevitable back-ups and clog-points on the Needles Hwy. That awesome, skinny little highway wasn’t designed for today’s big rigs.
jamesu 07/22/20 10:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Tow vehicle advice

Since you are just starting out, I recommend buying a 1/2 ton p/u at a minimum. Back in the day we (and probably most folks here) started with a small/light trailer but bought a longer, heavier TT within 5 years. That made our tough F-150 way under-powered so we upgraded to the 3/4 ton diesel in my signature...a night & day difference. Be prepared for fuel sticker shock: when towing my 1/2 ton avg'd 8-9 mpg and 35 mph up our mountain passes; my current 3/4 ton diesel tows at 10-11 mpg and 60 mph up the same mountain. After a few TT years you will finally find and purchase the "set-up" that makes you happy.
jamesu 06/15/20 07:55am Towing
RE: Lolo to Walla Walla, WA

US-12 all the way to Walla Walla. A good road. A scenic drive.
jamesu 06/07/20 05:45pm Roads and Routes
Parks in Washington

The governor opened up state, county, city, private parks to day use only. No camping. That’s a start anyway.
jamesu 04/30/20 05:15am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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