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RE: Discount Camping Memberships

Even though there are limitations with Passport we've been able to stay longer for the same discounted price. Depends on the park and most likely done at a more off the beat area. As stated, you really can't go wrong with Passport as a couple nights pays for the membership. We also like public parks or boondocking the best and rarely use a RV park.
2gypsies 11/08/18 04:12pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone and Grand Tetons in June

Not sure of your question. If you are there to tour the parks then drive every road there is in the parks. Each park is completely different. We enjoy the hiking in the Tetons and definitely take a easy float trip down the Snake River in the park and you just might see a moose in the water with you. We did! With our 40' motorhome we've stayed in Yellowstone at Mammoth, Madison and Bridge Bay campgrounds. In the Tetons we love Gros Ventre campground. Each national park has a wonderful web site giving things to do, campground info, maps, special alerts, road issues, etc. Study the site thoroughly.
2gypsies 11/08/18 04:04pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions

Take this map and zoom in around Portland and you'll find many possibilities of camping within 50 miles. Test some out and you may find your new 'jewel' of a campground.
2gypsies 11/07/18 09:41pm General RVing Issues
RE: Election results are in and the winners are:

Phone calls are bad enough but not they're resorting to texting.
2gypsies 11/06/18 10:38pm General RVing Issues
RE: Sleeping Bear Dunes

Here are temps this past May for Honor, Michigan (where Platte River campground is). Brrrr! Granted, each May will be different... you know how weather is. Can you move your trip to the first two weeks of June at least? Explore this national lakeshore's web site for lots of good information, especially under the 'Things To Do' tab:
2gypsies 11/06/18 09:57am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for a teardrop for boondocking.

This full-timing single young gal just bought a Hiker Trailer. I believe there are 3 posts about it on her blog. The first is when she ordered it so do a search on her blog.
2gypsies 11/05/18 10:29pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Sleeping Bear Dunes

I just looked at your photos - very nice! I see you have a travel trailer. Why not take it on the trip?
2gypsies 11/05/18 04:01pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Sleeping Bear Dunes

You'll be missing out if you park and don't drive anywhere. The park is very large. Here is the map. Look at the 'Dune Climb' - that's the major dunes and it would be a long hike. Also, the 'Scenic Drive' is a must. May can be cold there. DHDay is a nice 'dry' campground but we love Platte River C.G. (mainly because we volunteered there for 9 seasons along with 3 season on South Manitou Island giving lighthouse tours). It's a very special place for us. The whole peninsula is gorgeous with neat little towns to poke around. You have to drive to experience it.
2gypsies 11/05/18 02:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Ageing Snowbird Parks, Changing habits, preferences.

I think the new snowbirders are more active so activities should be geared for them, also; such as, hiking, biking, pickleball. Play 70's music rather than 50's all the time.
2gypsies 11/05/18 01:50pm Snowbirds
RE: Grand Canyon to Zion

You don't have to miss the drive through the park on Hwy 9. Park the RV and drive it with your truck. I also agree that since you said you have a 29' trailer you could even drive it with your RV. Get into low gear before you even begin a downhill; don't try to do it midway. Everyone will be driving slow in the tunnel section. You'll fit right in! If you're 62+ make sure you have the Senior Pass for all these parks. It will get in in free and 1/2 off camping. Here's some information on the tunnel area: I also suggest you look at the wonderful 'nps' web sites for all the national parks. They give lots of good information including things to do, special park alerts, road construction, camping, etc. There are also many videos of special roads.
2gypsies 11/05/18 01:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Grand Canyon to Zion

And stop at the Cameron Trading Post and have a Navajo Taco while you're there! :) Lynn Yes!!! Plus, it's a high class gift shop - beautiful things, not the typical trinkets you'll see in the area.
2gypsies 11/05/18 08:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Any new first-time snowbirds this year?

Yeah us. We both retired this year. We are leaving right after New Years. First big stop Quartzite then Yuma then who knows LOL. Still looking at our route from NYC to Arizona, worried about the weather. Thinking get as far south as possible as soon as possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated. You're correct in getting as far south fast. Plan to take I-10 across. The other highways are not good to travel in January.
2gypsies 11/04/18 11:35pm Snowbirds
RE: Grand Canyon to Zion

There's a simple way and very scenic. If you're staying in Grand Canyon South Rim then exit via Hwy 64 east to Hwy 89 at Cameron. Take Hwy 89 north to Page, AZ and continue on 89 West to Kanab, Utah. This would be a good stop to tour Best Friends Animal Sanctuary if you're an animal lover. It's a no kill facility in awesome surroundings and you won't find anything similar. From Kanab, Ut. take 89 south a little way into Arizona at Fredonia, AZ. Then take 389 west which becomes 59 in Utah to Hwy 9 in Utah at Hurricane. (This part of Hwy 9 is just about flat.) Then either find a park on east Hwy 9 all the way to Springdale or stay in the park at Watchman campground. If staying in Springdale the park's free shuttle stops at various places in this small town. You didn't say where you're heading after Zion but I'd recommend Bryce Nat'l Park. To get there backtrack on Hwy 9 west to I-15 and head north to Hwy 20. Take that east to Hwy 89 and go a little south to Hwy 12 taking you to Bryce. Stay in the park or just outside the park entrance at Ruby's RV. Hwy 12 from 89 to Bryce is again, just about flat. Hwy 12 from Bryce to Torrey? You probably won't like it although many, including us, do. :) However, if you want to get to Torrey to tour Capitol Reef Nat'l Park there's an easy way - from 12 take 22 north to 62 to 24 east to Torrey. Lovely drive. When leaving Zion you don't want to take Hwy 9 east to 89. That's a big climb with switchback leading you through the tunnels. You won't like it! All of the above are very doable with an RV with no major climbs or switchbacks. It's the easiest route. Have a great trip! By the time you do these parks you'll be a pro.
2gypsies 11/04/18 03:36pm Roads and Routes
RE: want to put my rv into rental agency, which one is best?

Did the wife ok it before you bought it? What an expensive lesson! Sell it directly - no rental.
2gypsies 11/04/18 01:17pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is 50 gallons of fresh water enough for boondocking?

Personally I don't think you can have too much fresh water. Many, many very happy boondockers could and do manage well with 50 gallons. Everyone is different. We don't waste water to have long showers.
2gypsies 11/04/18 01:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Large Fifth Wheel in Yosemite, North Pines Campground

I'm amazed you came back to this post after 4.5 years and gave an answer!!
2gypsies 11/03/18 10:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Bra for Travel Trailer

When - not if - dirt gets under the bra, it's just a big sheet of sandpaper. Exactly. Wax the RV good. Then devise a solid rock guard of some sort. Make sure you have stiff guards behind the wheels of your truck.
2gypsies 11/03/18 04:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Northern Michigan RV trip

I think the OP left us... haven't heard from him in two months. Probably got enough recommendations. The original post is from five years ago...Sept 2013... Nice to see some of the suggestions, though, for those of us who are currently planning Michigan trips... Whoa! 2013? I need to read more closely. I think he made his trip already. :)
2gypsies 11/03/18 04:32pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: which brands have good winter packages?

Nearly all Rvs with so-called "Arctic or Extreme" packages are actually just 3-season campers, not true 4-season campers. Exactly. Even a "true 4-season" is only a 4-season in milder winters; not 0 deg. as will be the case of the OP since she stated Ohio and Pittsburg.
2gypsies 11/03/18 04:23pm Beginning RVing
RE: Is 50 gallons of fresh water enough for boondocking?

OP, are you going to answer my question about your budget? Huh? I don't think he mentioned a budget.
2gypsies 11/03/18 04:16pm Class A Motorhomes
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