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RE: Avoid drive thru Salt Lake City

Then obviously you haven't driven on I-95 from Northern VA around DC and past Baltimore. Sure have. The difference is that the Beltway is usually at a full stop. SLC is full of lane jumpers and hopped up Hondas!
obgraham 09/16/20 05:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Avoid drive thru Salt Lake City

For me SLC is the worst urban drive there is. 85 miles top to bottom. At least the road surfaces are a bit better these days, especially in the Ogden and Provo areas. Lots of discourteous drivers who refuse to let you change lanes, everyone competing to drive as fast as possible. I'd rather be in Seattle's stop-and-go mess. Been driving it for years, never found a quiet time, though the Sunday a.m. suggestion seems the best.
obgraham 09/09/20 11:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 101 in Oregon and Washington

More familiar with the Washington segment. The road is fine for towing, but has never been a route to make record time on, speed-wise, even in the off season.
obgraham 08/29/20 06:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: Portland OR, St George UT Earliest and latest travel Months?

Like others, we've driven this route perhaps 30 times, in every month of the year. Some January-March trips have been completely clear (and cold!), and I've also been in heavy snow in Eastern Oregon in October and late April. I check the forecasts for Meacham OR, Baker City, and Snowville UT. Oregon's highway website is very good, and has cameras in all the critical spots. That's how I choose the actual day.
obgraham 07/29/20 01:01pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camping in Rock Springs, Wy--Twin Falls Idaho--Bend Oregon

I've stayed at the County Fairgrounds in Twin Falls, also. Good, cheap overnight, no frills place, and pretty quiet. Also, between Twin Falls and Boise, Bruneau Dunes State Park is really quiet, and Three Island Crossing at Glenns Ferry is a really nice park.
obgraham 07/25/20 01:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Good route from Denver to Newport, Oregon

You cannot avoid mountain passes -- you can only manage them. You'll probably think you're clear of mountains once you get to SLC, but that's not true. Some long climbs on I-84, topped off by the long winding descent at Cabbage Hill east of Pendleton. Just take them slow and carefully.
obgraham 07/22/20 12:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Nicest?? CG in or near Bar Harbor

In my opinion there is no "nicest" cg there. They are overpriced and barely adequate,as it is a busy RV destination. That said, Oceanside KOA served our needs.
obgraham 07/05/20 08:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: First Aid Kit Contents

As a retired doc, I'll say BigRed has nailed it pretty well. Don't go overboard on fancy stuff. In an emergency use what you have. Duct tape, a Leatherman, and kotex pads will suffice till you are in a better place! These days I might go for one of those hemostatic packs, just in case -- REI and others have them. Common things are more important. Pulling a sliver or stinger requires a nice sharp forcep of some sort. Antihistamines. Some OTC pain reliever. Cortisone skin cream.And whatever prescription meds you need.
obgraham 06/14/20 02:25pm General RVing Issues
RE: Driving 89A (Arizona) from Bitter springs to Fredonia ?

Been on that in a DP towing. There's one pretty long climb and then a descent. Road surface is good and the views are fantastic.
obgraham 05/04/20 08:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Leaving out of Gold Canyon, Which way to Flagstaff?

In a car or standard RV we usually go Payson, Happy Jack, and Flag. I had no problem with my 38 foot DP towing a CRV. At your length, I might revert to I-17.
obgraham 03/22/20 02:48pm Roads and Routes
RE: The Coronavirus

Still going on my Euro river cruise in May. Just booked a trans-Atlantic cruise in November. I'm not planning on staying in my room under the covers.
obgraham 03/07/20 02:59pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: North east Ohio to So Cal.

Should be quite empty here in Phoenix area in July. And a chance to experience Hell without making it permanent. How many days are you planning to take on the way out and the way back? That will tell you what time you'll have at your final destination. I'd plan to spend as much time in the mountains as possible, and less on the coast.
obgraham 02/29/20 08:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-70 Colorado in April

Yeah I wouldn’t change your plans. There are other ways around I70 to Moab if snow comes.Ha Hah -- the alternates are snowy too! Just wait it out if the weather is bad.
obgraham 02/01/20 04:55pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best route Gallup NM to Page Arizona

Another vote for 264. It is a road unique in America. And in the event of a breakdown, the native folks there can likely fix about anything!
obgraham 02/01/20 04:52pm Roads and Routes
RE: AZ79 Between Tucson and US60.

I drive Mesa to Tucson pretty regularly, and wouldn't think of using anything other than AZ79. True, Oracle (and Twin Peaks/Tangerine) are slow-go with lights and traffic, but 79 is a good road. And for me, I-10 is a nightmare of semis, white pickups, and souped-up little Hondas.
obgraham 01/30/20 10:52am General RVing Issues
RE: Easy Peasy Bacon Dishes for Camping

My go-to bacon recipe: Get package of favorite bacon Fry it up. Restrain yourself. After restraint failure, find nearest grocer, buy more bacon.
obgraham 01/26/20 07:35pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Traveling to the NW

All I can say is I agree that it is always "different strokes for different folks". As for me, I can't understand why folks head up to a part of the country they want to "see" and then stay on the freeways the whole time. To me, WA14 is by far a more pleasant road than the busier I-84 through the Gorge. I cannot think of a lot of paved state or federal highways that aren't traversable with an RV. Heck, they're all full of 53' semis.
obgraham 01/24/20 08:53am Roads and Routes
RE: What temperature do you leave your home at

Mine's in a relatively dry area. Set it to 55, with a web connected Honeywell thermostat and a camera looking at the front door. Snowed there today. Too bad!
obgraham 01/16/20 05:56pm Snowbirds
RE: El Paso Wally docking

Another vote for Van Horn.
obgraham 01/11/20 10:12pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Heated Mattress Pad

I think a heated mattress pad comes as close to ecstasy on Earth as you can get! We use one at home, and now while snowbirding in chilly Arizona I am using the one we had in the MoHo. Fantastic device. Put it under the regular mattress pad to eliminate those little lumps from the wires. The MoHo had a sleepnumber, which to me was just a glorified air mattress. Never a problem with the heater. (As long as you have some 110 power!)
obgraham 12/21/19 01:06pm General RVing Issues
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