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RE: Extended trip planning

Posted on another forum also want to get thoughts here. I planned a trip out to Yellowstone from New Hampshire and going to take about six weeks to get out and back. I felt that I needed to secure reservations for the entire trip because of the increased popularity of RVing and campgrounds being mostly if not totally filled most nights and especially on weekends in the more popular areas. This is so contrary to the way I used to travel pre pandemic when I wouldn't plan more than a couple of days out. One of the problems with this sort of travel is that if I find an area that I really like and want to spend an extra day or two I can't because of the ripple effects of all the reservations I have going forward. Even worse would be if I had a mechanical issue and got delayed a day or two then every reservation would need to be canceled or rescheduled and I'd probably be out of luck with some of them if not most. Wondering how others have handled this and curious how many of you have run into these sort of issues or have you not changed the way you do things since the pandemic hit? Love to get your thoughts. Thanks for reading. My post-retirement trip covered 9000+ miles over 4 months in a motor home. Even back in 2011 I felt the need to make sure we had secured reservations along the way. My spouse laughed at me at first but quickly realized why I had taken so long and so much effort to assemble a 5-page spreadsheet with each reservation and all the info I'd need if it was necessary to change or cancel. It was invaluable and truly worth the effort and time involved. It didn't make us feel obligated to meet the schedule; it just gave us needed information and a means to access these reservations if necessary. It also helped with the daily budget knowing what had been paid for and what we needed to ante up when we arrived.
srdeane 04/07/22 09:11am Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for older High Quality Luxury 5th Wheel

If you don't mind going a bit older, like 2009 or 2010, you might want to look at a Keystone Everest fiver. We have a 2009, and it was gently used and has performed well for us. It's a pretty luxurious model (340i) but is quite similar to the more frequently found 345 and 348 models. We have our Everest in a seasonal site, and it has been very comfortable for long term visits. It has a GVW of slightly over 12000 pounds.
srdeane 02/13/22 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Help me plan our trip - The Dakotas

Medora campground the city campground in Medora is as good as it gets - we stayed in one of the new big rig sites last August We have stayed at the KOA in Interior and Sleepy Hollow in Wall - both are good choices lean to the KOA with kids While you're in Medora, see if they are doing the Corn Palace. It's different every year. I can only guess at whether they suspended it due to Covid. If it's built again this year, it's definitely worth seeing.
srdeane 01/20/22 11:08am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Temptation to Buy a Chromebook

When my HP laptop died, I checked out Chromebooks. I realized I didn't need a lot of onboard memory because I have a limited range of functions I need. For less than $200 I got a Lenovo Chromeook. I pay $1.99 a month for cloud storage and am nowhere close to maxing out the lowest level of storage. It works fast, is small enough to be convenient and large enough for my old(er) eyes. The only frustration is that I had gotten used to Windows commands and functions. I'm still not fully conversant with the Chrome equivalents, but it's my own laziness.
srdeane 08/15/21 11:20am Technology Corner
RE: Opinions on 5th Wheels with Island Kitchens

I have an L-shaped island (technically a peninsula) in my 2009 Everest FW and love it. It gives me extra counter space that I truly appreciate. It works perfectly for the Nu Wave oven or Ninja Foodi and doesn't cramp me making the rest of the meal. We don't travel with the FW (we're in a seasonal spot) so it doesn't make any difference to us that the space isn't accessible when slides are in.
srdeane 07/18/21 01:02pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Dometic Refrgerator RM1350 I give up

We had a Dometic TM1350 in our Everest fifth wheel. It was 13 years old and would regularly jump up above acceptable temperatures. We tried fans, interior and exterior, and adjustments. Nothing worked. We finally replaced it with a Whirlpool residential refrigerator that is working great. The Whirlpool is a top freezer style with 14.3 cf of space overall. It fit inside the cavity easily with about a 4-1/2 inch gap and the front sticks out about 2-1/2 inches. We had an RV tech remove the Dometic and install the Whirpool, and he firmly attached it to the floor. We insulated around the refrigerator, painted some trim pieces and adhered them (with double stick tape) to the wood moulding around the gap. It looks really good and did the job. I wish we had just switched out the refrigerator last year instead of fussing with it for so long!
srdeane 07/15/21 05:25pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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