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RE: F150 Tire time

Had a set of Yokahama YK-HTX on my `13 F-150 that I was on 73K miles before I traded it off. Got less than 50K on the OEM Michelins plus they were about $200 cheaper than the Michelins.
patperry2766 10/19/19 06:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: Texas to Ridgway CO late November

Possibly I might be crazy, but thinking of Ridgway CO during Thanksgiving week. Weather wise, is it a big gamble this time of year? Need a campground that has electricity cause we'd be going in a pop-up and need to be able to run a couple of space heaters. We've camped at Dead Horse Point in Moab during Thanksgiving and even with two space heaters going in our PUP, it got a little uncomfortable when the temps got into the mid 20's at night. The average low in Ridgway is around 15 degrees that time of year. If you decide to go, I'd take electric blankets. And if you're follicly challenged like me (thinning hair), wear a stocking cap to bed. For your route, if the weather and/or roads look iffy on Monarch Pass, head west on I-40 to Albuquerque, north on US 550 to Durango, west on US 160 to Cortez, north on US 491 to CO 141 to CO 145 then east back to Ridgway. This route will avoid some of the higher passes, although you should still keep an eye out for snow storms. They do get the roads cleared reasonably quickly but you might have to wait a day if a big storm rolls through. YES, I'm follicly challenged. The pop-up does have a heater, but I don't want to have to burn thru something like 7K lbs of propane to keep the family warm. That's why I was thinking space heaters as well. I actually think the mattresses have a built in heating pad in them. I know everything is kinda a gamble and weather dependent during the winter. Drove up to Jackson Hole this past January for a job interview. Had to keep a close eye on the conditions and we had to hole up in the motel for an extra day because the winds were so bad on I-80 in WY that they were blowing semi's over and shutting down the highway. Got the job offer, but couldn't afford the town.
patperry2766 10/18/19 12:01am Roads and Routes
RE: Texas to Ridgway CO late November

I was about ready to pull the trigger on Ridgway SP, but it says showers aren't available during the winter. Nixed that idea pretty quickly. I don't even think I could stand myself after a few days of so showering...much less the rest of the family. So, there is a KOA in Ouray, but are there any hidden gems that anyone would care to divulge...you can PM me if you don't want EVERYBODY knowing about them. Maybe close enough for a day skiing trip Sightseeing, exploring old abandoned mines and ghost towns..getting off the pavement without doing anything too stupid (wife won't let me) Appreciate everyone's help so far.
patperry2766 10/17/19 11:52pm Roads and Routes
Texas to Ridgway CO late November

Possibly I might be crazy, but thinking of Ridgway CO during Thanksgiving week. 287 to Amarillo 87 to Raton NM, I-25 then 50 across to Montrose. Weather wise, is it a big gamble this time of year? Need a campground that has electricity cause we'd be going in a pop-up and need to be able to run a couple of space heaters. We've been to the state park there before...in the summer. Will use their bathroom and shower facilities. Any thoughts....
patperry2766 10/17/19 01:30am Roads and Routes
RE: Hope all you Snowbirds got out ahead of the blizzards!

Send some my way. Looked thru some old pics and the last time we really had a good snowstorm here in DFW was early 2010.
patperry2766 10/10/19 10:14pm General RVing Issues
Dang...how'd that get there

youtube Always know your clearance. Luckily the man and his 10 YO son weren't injured. Even though the video is over 11 years old and it might have circulated before, the information is still relevant
patperry2766 10/10/19 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Traveling to Austin from Las Vegas

I-10 the whole way
patperry2766 10/05/19 07:26pm Travel Trailers
RE: Grand Canyon 2020

We're thinking of making it a late November trip during Thanksgiving break. Appears that the highs are in the 50's and the lows are in the mid-upper 20's. Will more than likely be staying at the South Rim since the North will already be closed for the season so is there typically any significant weather issues such as snow or ice that we might likely have to contend with?
patperry2766 10/02/19 10:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon 2020

GC campground reviews Is this a fairly representative article?
patperry2766 10/01/19 07:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon 2020

We're use to "balls to the wall" traveling to maximize location time. Since my son was born, we've been to Charleston, Black Hills, Destin, Glacier, Ouray/Silverton, Red River, Pike's Peak, Durango x 2, Jackson Hole and Davis Mtns. We usually get at least one might in a motel room and try to shut down by 8ish. He is a road warrior and isn't a complainer. Were in a position in life now where it is what it is. As long as the motel has a swimming pool, he's good to go and we take enough breaks to not all go stir crazy. Maybe when we retire we can slow down a bit and take in more of the journey. That being said, we thoroughly enjoy Colorado and they have some of the best state parks we've ever been to. Actually have been looking online at land in Colorado to buy where we could have a perm. place to vacation every year. Maybe put up an off grid yurt or something. Our biggest hurdle to deal with is that we have a pop-up.....a big pop-up, so were at least 3/4-1 hr to set up and 3/4-1 hrs to break down wherever we go. Hopefully we'll be getting a new trailer in the nest couple of years but we've kinda tried to plan our trips to usually 1-2 moves max. I imagine that it will be so much easier to roll out of the bed and slide into the driver's seat, but were not there just yet. So far we've been limited to parks with hookups, but we've bought a generator and a poop toter within the last year, so this has expanded our ability to campgrounds that aren't FHU, so more remote places are now opened up. I appreciate all the suggestions so far, please keep them coming.
patperry2766 09/28/19 10:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon 2020

I'm a slave to my son's school schedule for the next few years. Thanksgiving break is 11/22-12/1 and Spring Break is 3/6-3/15. Either of these dates would limit me to no North Rim camping, but would I be looking at the potential for the same "summer" crowds during those time periods? For November, would the full park be open for all activities weather permitting? If Nov is a real possibility, then maybe I could get my PNW fix on for the summer.
patperry2766 09/28/19 06:28am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grand Canyon 2020

Any thoughts on Mather NPS campground? Trailer Village RV Park looks like a big space assigned parking lot which doesn't really appeal to me.
patperry2766 09/27/19 05:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Grand Canyon 2020

Exploring trip to the area summer 2020. Here's what I know, or think I know. The South Rim is more commercialized than the North Rim, but does that mean that it's any less spectacular? The North Rim is higher elevation so the daytime temps will be more tolerable. Would be most interested in The NPS campground, and while they don't have hookups, there are generator hours. So, are daytime temps tolerable? It will be easier/quicker to travel to Antelope Canyon/Horseshoe Bend, Zion and Grand Staircase Escalante from the N side. It's roughly 225 ish miles from North to South Rim so I don't want to spend entire trip burning up the roads driving back and forth I'm trying to balance the trip where it works best for all of us. I'm into photography so I could easily spend all day wanting to do my thing, but I also have a wife and son that don't necessarily have the same idea of my fun. To get the full experience, how much time should I reasonably expect to spend on this trip? I will easily have 2 1/2-3 weeks for this trip, but is there enough things to do in the area to keep us captivated, or will we get bored after a week or so? Any and all suggestions or comments will be breatly appreciated.
patperry2766 09/26/19 04:41pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Quick reply please.

You Tube Depends on you comfort level
patperry2766 09/25/19 10:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Glacier national park

The west side is more commercialized, so that will be your better bet for a FHU site. The KOA is nice, but expensive. Decent amount of spacing but from what I remember driving thru, not a lot of trees. If your grandson is verbal, somewhat social and can tolerate others, then it would probably be best. It took two short trips with my step-son who has Asperger's to decide that camping wasn't his thing. After about 3 hours, his attitude would kick in and ruin it for the rest of us. Worked out for all that he doesn't go anymore.
patperry2766 09/24/19 12:16am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Which campground at Custer State Park?

We were happy with Stockade Lake South. Decent amount of shade. Based on almost everyone posting positive experiences of a different campground, I don't think you can go wrong with any of them. I do know that S.L.S. is designed mainly for smaller campers and if your rolling in with a 25'+, then you will be getting one of the sites that has more direct sunlight exposure.
patperry2766 09/17/19 05:00pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for quality

ATC Looks like it meets most of your criteria, and I believe they have some customization capabilities up to what your wallet can afford
patperry2766 09/17/19 03:05am Travel Trailers
RE: Toy Hauler Recommendations

Hello, I am looking to purchase a 40ft+ toy hauler with at least 14ft garage, side deck, king bed, and best build quality. I am looking into a luxury toy hauler, price is not really a concern, just looking for the best! Any recommendations are greatly appreciated If price TRULY isn't a concern, have New Horizons or Spacecraft custom build you one. Probably looking at the least 200K or more, but you want the best. New Horizions Spacecraft
patperry2766 09/08/19 10:09pm Toy Haulers
RE: New diesel F250 in NJ?

Did it occur to anybody that the OP may have fat-fingered the year and meant 2019? The 2019 clearance is going on right now. I hardly think any dealer has enough 2018's left to even bother mentioning, let alone have a special clearance sale for them. Per the Ram website, there are 177 `18's available with the CTD within 100 mile radius of me. Didn't look at specific trim levels, just researched enough to prove your statement wrong.2018 Ram
patperry2766 09/03/19 10:43pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Winter Route to South Texas

I-35 traffic generally from N of Denton, Tx down past San Antonio is challenging. A lot of construction from Waco south. If you choose this route and can time passing thru during off peak hours, then it might not be so bad. If you're not on a time crunch, you could take I-25 all the way to El Paso, then hit I-10. But, you have to stop for a few days at the Davis Mountains. Alpine, Marfa and Ft Davis are the hidden gems of West Texas.
patperry2766 09/02/19 12:43pm Roads and Routes
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