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RE: Bedroom AC?

It really depends on your trailer whether it is ducted or not. As for ours, we are with Gearitis: Mine is not ducted. So we place a fan and blow it down the hall and stairs. Makes a BIG difference.
padredw 07/19/19 06:24pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Buena Vista CO area

The two I would suggest are Arrowhead Point about 5 miles north of town and the KOA just south of town at Johnson Village. I have stayed at both multiple times. I don't often recommend KOA, but this is one that I do recommend. These two are at the top of my list, and we've been going to Buena Vista for over 50 years (not always in an RV!:)
padredw 07/19/19 06:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier National Park

if i needed hookups, Mountain Meadows would get my business. X 2
padredw 07/19/19 11:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Driving from Albuquerque to Orlando in October

We came across US 82 from AL to US 287 in TX west of Dallas last month. 82 is good until you get east of Paris TX where it degrades. So that is a bypass around DFW keeping that in mind Another DFW bypass is get off 287 at 380 to Greenville then 69 to I20. There is a lot of traffic early /late but divideded most of the way to Greenville & good road all the way to I20. By all means use US 82 and not US 380. 380 not only has congested traffic but many traffic signals. US 82 is a very acceptable highway. Some slowup going through Gainesville, but you can keep highway speed all the way through Sherman. US 69 is a good way to get down to I-20 but there are several other ways.
padredw 07/15/19 04:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: Air Ride Pin Box

If there is a yellow arrow saying "inflate to this point" you should use that. I have never found air pressure (when the trailer is unattached)to be reliable . If you do not have such an arrow, I would inflate with the trailer attached (weight on tow vehicle) -- inflate an inch or so from the top of the shock absorber and make a clearly visible paint mark there, then use that mark as your inflation guide.
padredw 07/14/19 08:48am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Planning A Trip

These are all state (or regional) parks where we have stayed and would stay again: Fairview/Riverside near Madisonville, LA or Fontainebleau State Park just down the road at Mandeville Buccaneer SP in Waveland, MS Gulf State Park in Alabama Fort Pickens in the National Seashore near Pensacola, FL I would mention St. Andrews SP at Panama City but getting a reservation there is next to impossible Blythe Island Regional Park near Brunswick, GA Skidaway Island State Park near Savannah, GA James Island near Charleston Newport News Regional Park in Virginia.
padredw 07/08/19 04:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: South Fork, CO. campgrounds

We stayed at Peacock Meadows last years and enjoyed our stay We can say exactly the same thing. You can walk down to the Rio Grande--within the campground.
padredw 07/05/19 08:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Spokane WA

Riverside State Park is missing sewer but it's close to downtown Spokane and nice scenery. This is where we stayed, backed up right on the river. I second this recommendation.
padredw 07/05/19 08:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Historic Triangle Virginia

We liked Newport News Park. Non urban but convenient to all sites.
padredw 06/19/19 07:18pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pride rv

We have never stayed in Pride, but several times at Creekside, right next door. Creekside is a very good RV park and I would gladly return there. Nothing against Pride, it is just that we have never stayed there.
padredw 05/30/19 08:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Branson, MO RV Parks???

I agree with Henleyd. Number one is Table Rock State Park. This would always be my first choice. Number two would be Old Highway 86. It is a bit far out, but worth the drive.
padredw 04/23/19 06:34pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Routing

I am afraid that I can't give a recommendation based on my personal experience. I find two campgrounds with very high ratings, but I have never stayed in either of them. There is the Horseshoe RV Park near Buffalo, Texas; and Hidden Valley Oaks RV Park near Rockdale. Each of these gets a 9 or excellent rating on RV Park Reviews. If you "swung" your route a bit north there is Tyler State Park just off I-20 which is a great place to stay with full hookups. You would almost surely have to have reservations to get in there as it is quite popular. Texas does have a new reservation system which allows (in fact, requires) site selection. Around Bastop, Texas which is a bit west of US 77 there are two state parks, Bastrop State Park and Buecher State park which actually back up to each other. There is also a very nice campground on Lake Bastrop operated by the Colorado River Authority. We have stayed in every one of these. I wish I could be of better help, but this is the best I can do. I will add that on our way to the valley we usually swing a bit west to stop at the Choke Canyon State Park, just west of Three Rivers, TX. There is also a very nice state park at Goliad--very rich in Texas history--southwest of Victoria. We've stayed there a couple of times.
padredw 04/23/19 06:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hot springs Arkansas camping

Lake Catherine State Park is nice. Not on a stream, but on a lake and handy access to Hot Springs.
padredw 04/23/19 01:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Routing

That is absolutely a great route. I have pulled our 34' fifth-wheel over every mile of it (expect from Carthage to Henderson because of where we live). I lived for a total of 13 years in Palestine and 7 years in Henderson. That is an excellent route that you have noted. We have stayed two different times in the last few year in Fifty Point Conservation Area near Hamilton. We have good RV friends who live near there and we met them at the campground both times.
padredw 04/23/19 01:40pm Roads and Routes
RE: Port Huron, MI Border Crossing into Canada

I think your choice of crossing from Port Huron into Sarnia is a very good one. We crossed there last summer for the second time in less than five years. In fact, we stayed in the Port Huron campground so we could get an early and easy start. Glad we did, highly recommend it. We crossed with our dog in the back seat looking out the window at the agent. Even though we had all the proper documents, he never asked a word about the dog.
padredw 04/17/19 01:41pm Roads and Routes
RE: Idaho State Parks

We've only stayed in our Idaho state park: Henry's Lake in Island Park. It was a great place for a couple of days--and would be for more but that's all the time we had on this trip. The sites were great, well spaced and level. Hosts were friendly. I can't really think of a negative. That's our only experience with Idaho state parks, but a good one.
padredw 04/14/19 03:07pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Little Rock AR to Harrisburg PA

Just to be clear: the BLUEGRASS Parkway is in Kentucky--from Elizabethtown to Lexington. It is a nice drive, even if as I do without stopping at even one distillery. Kentucky has a system of parkways, had them before many of the interstates. Some of them are now being incorporated into the interstate system. I take the Western Parkway to the Bluegrass Parkway. Have also used the Cumberland Parkway across southern Kentucky.
padredw 04/09/19 07:20pm Roads and Routes
RE: Summer RV National Park Trip

I am going to make one assumption since you say you are new to the RV life: that is that you will want at least electric and water hook up. In that light I make some suggestions. For Mt. Rushmore: There are many good campgrounds in the Black Hills region, so widen your search We stayed for a week at Custer's Gulch near the town of Custer and found it to be a great base for the entire region including Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, the Wildlife look, Iron Mountain Road, Needle Highway, and Crazy Horse. For Yellowstone: Again, widen your search. We have stayed twice in Idaho at Island Park. It is about a 20 mile drive up to the West Gate but we found even the drive to be enjoyable. We stayed once at Red Rock RV Park (commercial and very good) and once at Henry's Lake State Park, both in the Island Park region of Idaho. For Grand Tetons: We've always stayed in the Colter Bay RV Park, but that requires long in advance reservations. The adjoining Colter Bay Campground does not have hookup but is a very nice campground. Many people confuse the two. Just be clear: the RV PARK has hookup and requires long advance reservation; the CAMPGROUND is no hookup but almost always has openings. If you require hookups widen your search all the way down to the town of Jackson. If my assumption was not correct about your need for electric and water, I don't think you would have a problem finding campsites. If I'm right you are not likely to find a site WITHIN any of these national parks, but if you widen your search (for instance using RV Park Review website) you can likely find a place to stay. I'd be glad to respond to a private message if I can be of more specific help. We have been at it for over 20 years and my wife DOES want hookup, and we have been in most of the US states--multiple times in the mountain West.
padredw 04/09/19 07:13am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: West Yellowstone

.Red Rock Canyon in Idaho(about 15-17 miles to the West Entrance to YSNP). Great Campground off the beaten path near Henry's Lake. I just got an E-mail from them indicating a change in ownership and many upgrades they've done. Might be worth a look. We stayed there years ago and had a great time and the drive wasn't all that bad! We also had a very good experience here at Red Rock. It is in a lovely area--Island Park. Henry's Lake State Park is nice too with most site having water and electricity and a few with sewer too. Spacious between sites and a view of the lake from every site We stayed at Henry's Lake State Park more recently than Red Rock and also had a great experience. I can heartily recommend either of these two parks in this same area.
padredw 03/21/19 07:38pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Santa Fe, NM RV Parks and To-Do's

No need to be in doubt. They have always been able to accomodate us, but I always call ahead. I can't recall a time when we were unable to get a site, though I am sure there may be times of special events when they may be full.
padredw 03/10/19 06:02am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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