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RE: Boulder Creek RV Resort and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

Patriarchs Grove is part of the Ancient Bristlecone Forest. It appears to be an additional 12 miles of dirt road driving to access that section of the forest. My truck is not 4x4 so I may have to pass on that portion of the forest. That road is usually well graded. I'd ask at the Schulman Vistors Center about current conditions. Art
older_fossil 05/25/22 01:02pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boulder Creek RV Resort and Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest

We've stayed at Boulder Creek a few times over the years, but it have been a couple of years since our last stay. We'd consider it just an "OK" park. I don't know what effect new management has been. That is a pretty far drive to visit the bristlecones. I'd recommend driving up to the Patriarchs Grove and that shows as being over 80 miles and 2 hours each way. Did you try the fairgrounds in Bishop? We have stayed at the Highlands RV Park in Bishop and that is fine. Art
older_fossil 05/25/22 07:44am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Water Pressure Regulator

Over many years of RVing, we've seen water pressures range from a pathetic 20 psi to over 120 psi. Some campgrounds warn of high pressure and refuse any liability if you don't use a regulator. Generally most parks have lower pressure than we like and doesn't get to the 60 psi setting on our Watts regulator. The pressure in older parks can vary 10-15 psi and typically drops in the morning when people are showering. If the pressure is lower than about 40 psi, we'll put water in our fresh water tank and run off our water pump. Art
older_fossil 05/20/22 12:11pm General RVing Issues
RE: Hemet, CA to Klamath River RV Park, CA

What is the problem with US 101 through SF towing? We always bypass the SF area going to/from the Northern California coast, but we had visited a lot of the SF area several times in ordinary vehicles, including trips over the GG in both directions. Even in a car, driving around downtown SF is "interesting". I'd recommend "driving" up the 101 using Google Street View to get a sense of that route. Avoid commuter hours! Art
older_fossil 05/20/22 11:57am Roads and Routes
RE: Beartooth pass

I'd agree with most of the others, it is driveable in an RV dependent on the capabilities of the rig and experience/skill of the driver. Going downhill and other drivers would be my biggest concerns. But I would much rather drive that road in a tow car and be able to enjoy the fantastic scenery. Art
older_fossil 04/26/22 08:27am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Best Route Recommendations Quartzsite to Redwood Nat'l Park

If it were us and only heading to the redwoods, I'd probably say US-60, US-93, I-40, CA-58, I-5, CA-20, US-101. While going up US-101, get off and drive Avenue of the Giants in the Humboldt Redwoods. Getting through the Sacramento area will probably be your biggest pain. You will have to deal with narrower roads, curves and hills getting over to coastal northern California. Art
older_fossil 04/25/22 09:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Best Route Recommendations Quartzsite to Redwood Nat'l Park

My husband and I are planning to travel from Quartzsite or Phoenix AZ to the Redwood National Park CA. We will be driving our 30', gas engine, class A and flat towing our car in April 2023. We would appreciate any recommendations on the best route to take or any advice/warnings would be really appreciated. That covers a LOT of possibilities. Could you describe how much time you have? Do you want to see anything else in CA? Do you prefer staying on or off interstates? Want to avoid big metro areas as much as possible? Art
older_fossil 04/24/22 07:21am Roads and Routes
RE: best route from Barstow to Pismo Beach, CA

Have you checked 58 on Google? From Barstow west to McKittrick is good road. West of McKittrick it is mostly two lane road with sections that are more curvy and some up and down. I certainly would drive it with our 40' bus towing if I wasn't in a hurry. I doubt you would really save that much time over using 46. On a good spring 58 is a great wildflower route.
older_fossil 04/17/22 07:23am Roads and Routes
RE: Route 199 California

CA has a 40' bus/RV limit on CA-199. CA restricted bus/rv routes
older_fossil 03/18/22 07:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Bryce Canyon NP to the Northeast

That definitely is one of the more scenic routes in the south-west. It may depend on your comfort level. There is a section called "The Hogback" where the road goes up and across a narrow ridge. For a short distant there are drop-offs on both sides of the 2 lane highway. We are fine driving it, but some people don't like it. Between the towns of Boulder and Torrey (36 miles) there is about a 3,000' climb to Boulder Mountain Pass and then a similar descent to Torrey. Know how to avoid riding your brakes on the downhills. Art
older_fossil 03/13/22 08:33pm Roads and Routes
RE: Tv access 2015 Tiffin 37AP

If it is mounted like our 2016 37AP, there are (four?) screws holding the bottom of the TV mount just below the TV itself (kinda hard to see on ours). With these removed, the bottom can swing out and the TV mount with TV lifted off the top. HTH, Art
older_fossil 11/05/21 09:13am Class A Motorhomes
RE: GPS app best one for a iPad

We've been happy using CoPilot RV for the past couple of years. Be sure you have an iPad with cellular capability so it has the GPS receiver. You don't need to have an active cell plan to use CoPilot. The entire map database can be loaded onto the iPad. The database updates can be done over a wifi connection. Art
older_fossil 09/21/21 07:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

The last couple of years we've been amazed at the crowds in those shoulder months. "amazed" - meaning crowded or not crowded? Like new monthly visitation records September 2020 and again May 2021. :(
older_fossil 09/16/21 09:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Wyoming Vacation June-July 2022

We've spent a fair amount of visiting Yellowstone, but mostly May/Sept/Oct. We usually stay at Rocky Mountain RV Park in Gardiner for access to the northern part of the Park, especially for wildlife in the Lamar Valley. And we like Grizzly RV in West Yellowstone for visiting the southern half of the park. Fishing Bridge is more central, but it is a HUGE park and exploring from any base means a lot of driving. The last couple of years we've been amazed at the crowds in those shoulder months. June to August will likely be very crowed, and traffic and parking will be an issue. Besides Yellowstone, we like Devil's Tower, the Tetons and Cody for the Buffalo Bill Center of the West museums. We always try to visit the Black hills in South Dakota while in that area.
older_fossil 09/16/21 07:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Domiciling in California

We were California residents when we first went full time. Because my wife wasn't yet eligible for Medicare and we wanted to keep her CA based PPO medical plan with national coverage, we kept a CA domicile until Medicare became an option. We used the Escapees Texas mailing service for virtually all of our mail and used our Son's street address for domicile purposes. That meant we filed CA state tax returns and had CA driver licenses and vehicle registrations. After she was able to get on Medicare we moved our domicile to the Escapees service for South Dakota, but kept our primary mailing address in Texas. HTH, Art
older_fossil 09/13/21 06:05am Full-time RVing
RE: Jeep toad ?

If you looking for a nice cushy ride, a Wrangler may not be for you. We got a wrangler and love it but a bit rough on rough roads. Tows nice, simple setup, I buy another if I ever need to. With our previous coach, we towed a 2001 TJ (2 door) wrangler for somewhere around 100k miles. It was set up for serious off road trails and wasn't a great ride for long driving days. I really liked the low end torque of that 4.0 six cylinder, but rarely saw above about 15 mpg on average. As we got older, it was harder to climb into the lifted Wrangler. When we went full time and moved up to a diesel pusher, we went for a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee for more comfort and cargo space. While the GC is still a very capable offroad vehicle, the DW is lobbying for a 4 door Rubicon Wrangler whenever we replace the GC. Art
older_fossil 09/12/21 12:16pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Jeep toad ?

What model of Jeep are you considering? If just Wranglers, most of them are flat towable. With other models, it depends on the drivetrain. On some models only very specific drivetrain options are flat towable. In general you need a 2 speed transfer case that has a true neutral selection. Art
older_fossil 09/12/21 06:12am Dinghy Towing
RE: Wine Country north of San Francisco

Just be prepared for crowds and high prices. If it were us, for wine we'd rather spend time in the Paso Robles area in mid state or further south in the Santa Ynez Valley. Art
older_fossil 09/03/21 06:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Campgrounds near Yellowstone

We spent four weeks between Garniner and West Yellowstone last September. We had days it seemed very busy only to learn that YNP hit a new visitation record for September last year. We went back for May of this year and found it very busy and learned a new May record had been set. We read reports that the park was looking into ways of managing the traffic. This is already happening at other national parks, and I am afraid it will be a growing problem across the country, especially with the most popular parks. Art
older_fossil 09/03/21 06:04am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Just beginning to do homework

I'd recommend taking as much of the summer and even early fall as possible. There is lots to see in Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. I'll second getting Mike and Terri Church's Alaska Camping Guide and the Milepost. We've been up three times, in 2005 and 2012 in a class C with friends in their class C, and by ourselves in 2018 in our current Tiffin Bus. We are thinking about going back up while we still know we can. If you are taking your Jeep and are used to getting off the paved roads, there are many great back roads to explore. Depending on current conditions and your own driving comfort, consider driving the Top-of-the-World Highway and/or the Old Denali Highway in your coach. These two roads are gravel/dirt, but have been fine the times we've driven them and offer wonderful scenery. If interested, you can find the 2012 and 2018 trips in the highlights list in our blog: http://arts-work.blogspot.com/ Art
older_fossil 08/15/21 08:15am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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