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RE: Denver Co

OK then yup, that area where the hotels are is the closest to the airport you could go with your trailer. Go like you're going to the airport (whichever way you choose to get there, be aware E-470 is a toll road that charges by number of axles, but it is the fastest/easiest way). If you are already on Pena, you can get off at Tower Rd and just head south, lots of places around there to stop off. Then you can get back on Pena and head south to get on I-70. If you want something that's a little more on your way, then there is a large shopping center off Highway 7 and I-25. There's a Sears, Costco, Starbucks and some restaurants and some other stores with plenty of parking. Those aren't as close to the airport, it'll probably be around $40 for your friends to do an Uber/Lyft, but it's more convenient for you since you won't have to keep going east. I live a bit east of there and it's about $35 to DIA from our house with Lyft. Then, you can get back on I-25, then get on 76 to get across to I-70, avoiding the worst part of I-70 through Denver that is congested and under construction.
JAC1982 08/10/20 05:09pm Roads and Routes
RE: Denver Co

Where will you be coming from? Nearly all of the hotels etc. for the airport aren't next to the airport, and they are all on Tower Road just south of Pena Blvd (the road that goes to the airport). I frequently park in that area around 71st and Tower while waiting to pick someone up and I think it would be easy enough for a truck and travel trailer to navigate through there and it's not scary or anything, so no issue with your friends waiting for their ride. Tower is 2 lanes each way with a divided median. The whole area is pretty new so there aren't any large trees or anything to get in the way of your trailer :)
JAC1982 08/10/20 01:23pm Roads and Routes
RE: Back to the '70s!!!!

I'd be down if they did that here in CO. Then maybe I could camp in my own state without having to make a reservation 6 months in advance.
JAC1982 08/07/20 03:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

King bed is only for some models of Reflection Options Free Standing Table w/ Storage Ottoman (NA 28BH and 31MB)(O) 12 cu. ft. Refrigerator (Forced) (NA 29RS and 31MB)(M) Dual Pane Windows(O) 78" Theatre Seating IPO Booth Dinette (28BH only)(O) 2nd A/C Low Profile 13.5k BTU Ducted(O) King Bed (320MKS, 337RLS, 367BHS)(O) 2nd Awning (Forced) (NA 28BH, 29RS, and 31MB)(M) 60" Trifold IPO Theatre Seating (forced) (28BH only)(M) Oh dang it... read it wrong, sorry! No problem, I appreciate the help. I am looking at Montana now We love ours. 294 is RV fridge, 295 is residential. The front cap is actually a window so you get a lot of light and more views from the bedroom. We've had 3 trips so far, including 2 down some pretty bumpy/washboarded dirt roads and nothing major has broken :)
JAC1982 08/05/20 11:13am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

King bed is only for some models of Reflection Options Free Standing Table w/ Storage Ottoman (NA 28BH and 31MB)(O) 12 cu. ft. Refrigerator (Forced) (NA 29RS and 31MB)(M) Dual Pane Windows(O) 78" Theatre Seating IPO Booth Dinette (28BH only)(O) 2nd A/C Low Profile 13.5k BTU Ducted(O) King Bed (320MKS, 337RLS, 367BHS)(O) 2nd Awning (Forced) (NA 28BH, 29RS, and 31MB)(M) 60" Trifold IPO Theatre Seating (forced) (28BH only)(M) Oh dang it... read it wrong, sorry!
JAC1982 08/05/20 11:03am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

Grand Design Reflection 29RS has a king bed as an option and it's 30'11" I have a '16 model 29rs now but the queen bed. Looks like king bed isn't available on the 29rs? It listed it as an option on the website. We were considering that model but they don't offer Gen Prep with Reflections so now we have the smallest Montana they make (High Country 294RL model at 34'). We have a king bed in that.
JAC1982 08/05/20 10:55am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Under 32' fiver with king side bed

Grand Design Reflection 29RS has a king bed as an option and it's 30'11"
JAC1982 08/05/20 10:04am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Washing RV while traveling

I've seen RV friendly self serve washes in a few locations (Custer, SD and Pinedale, WY come to mind). So I'm sure they exist all over. The one in Custer also had a dog wash.
JAC1982 08/04/20 01:04pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Rocky Mountain National Park to Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Thom beat me to it! CO83 is a very pleasant road to drive on. It still gets traffic during rush hour but not as bad as I-25 through the same area. You could even go as far as Lincoln Ave or Ridgegate or even down to Hess (next exits after the Toll) on I-25 then cut across. A friend of ours lives in Castle Rock and works in Colorado Springs and that's how he goes to work every day.
JAC1982 08/04/20 09:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Montrose or Glenwood Springs area

Fun Valley is the most crowded sardine can RV Park I've ever seen.
JAC1982 08/04/20 09:54am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone area update

I believe 7 of the campgrounds in Yellowstone are closed right now. Going there in the summer without reservations even in a "normal" year is brave. Going this year is beyond brave... good luck.
JAC1982 08/04/20 09:51am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: sat dish

We got the Winegard Carryout G3 with tripod this year, and so far so good. We have DirecTV at home so we just have an additional receiver for the camper. The initial set up was a little tricky but we did that at home prior to our first trip out with it. We stow the tripod in the basement storage, and the dish/dome itself in it's box in the washer/dryer cabinet (that doesn't have a washer/dryer in it) in the bathroom while traveling. ETA: We only have one tv so I am not sure how it would work with two.
JAC1982 08/03/20 11:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Montrose or Glenwood Springs area

For Ridgway, you can't make a reservation until you're 6 months out from your dates. The Sun Resort park in Granby is River Run. I haven't stayed there yet, it just opened towards the end of last summer. I think it's popular with the family crowds as a lot of their stuff seems to be geared towards families. But, the location is good, and it looks like a nice park. Biggest negative I've seen is the lack of trees, but that's due to how new it is. Another spot to check, assuming you have a newer rig, is Tiger Run in Breckenridge. It's a little pricey, but they do a monthly rate. They just do not accept RVs/campers older than 20 years.
JAC1982 08/03/20 10:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What's changed about camping?

Here in CO, it's very crowded anywhere within a couple hours of the front range. Forget about first come first serve camping if you want to head out on Friday for a quick weekend, and you need to book reservable sites 6 months in advance. There are a lot of people who moved here from out of State (like California), but also out of state visitors (like from Texas). For this reason we don't do a lot of camping just for weekends anymore. Instead we save up our time and head to WY (spouse is from there). Out there, there's still tons of areas there that really allow you to camp. But for us, it's 6-7 hours. We own land up there around 90 minutes from Jackson, and once we have the finances lined up, are building a small house on it... both to stay in, but also as a place we can leave our camper during the summer so we can make the trip faster. Area doesn't permit you to live in your camper on your land unless you're in the middle of building a house. There's pluses and minuses to living full time in a place like that though. Pluses are obvious, few people, beautiful scenery, ability to enjoy outdoor recreation without it being overrun. Minuses are the weather when it's not summer, lack of amenities we grow used to (like high speed internet, reliable phone signal, abundant grocery stores, etc), and lack of healthcare options. The high speed internet is the reason we don't live there now, we both need it to do our jobs remotely.
JAC1982 08/03/20 10:30am RV Lifestyle
RE: Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

Thanks everyone! We'd be coming from Denver area so we would be coming up I-25. Some nice ideas here, I'm tempted to pack a tent and just go at it alone here soon :) As mentioned steep grades don't bother us, but roads that are too windey do. So perhaps 14a isn't the best bet while towing.
JAC1982 07/31/20 01:06pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Simple extension cord

We have ours plugged in right now in our barn to a regular wall outlet using an adapter. It's just to keep the ceiling fan running and the ability to have lights and occasional water pump use (when we're too lazy to go inside the house to use the toilet). We've ran the fridge before this way as well to get ready for a trip, but as we have a month before our next one, it's currently off. No way would we try to use ACs or anything else. We have a 50AMP outlet but it's on the "wrong" side of the barn and requires a long extension cord. So this is easier.
JAC1982 07/31/20 01:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Sales Push

Same for boats too. A friend who sells boats said they basically had no inventory left by 4th of July, save for the very high end, and the very low end used ones. My folks rented one this summer and now they want to buy one. I advised them to wait until at least next year.
JAC1982 07/31/20 12:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Leaving dog at campsite

I've never stayed at a campground that said no unattended pets. Leash requirements, yes, which we abide by when the dogs are not inside, but never a rule about unattended pets. I wouldn't stay at a campground that had that rule either. Our last experience w/ barking dogs was in June. The people next to us had 2 little dogs (it's usually the little ones that are the worst) that as soon as they left, they'd bark for a half hour straight. So dogs behaving differently when owners are gone are not lost on me, but unless someone is right next to our camper making noise, I know for a fact mine don't bark (we draw all blinds so they cannot see outside). Just like at home they don't bark unless someone rings the bell/knocks or is walking right along our fence. For the record, how did my dogs (we have 3 bigger ones) respond to their barking dogs? Completely ignored them and played with each other and/or their toys we had for them. I'd rather listen to barking dogs than screaming/shreiking/crying children.
JAC1982 07/31/20 12:48pm Beginning RVing
RE: Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

We have used two FS campgrounds in the Bighorns and loved both. Tie Flume Campground Bald Mountain Campground Tie Flume is off route 14 southwest of Burgess Junction. Bald Mountain is off route 14A west of Burgess Junction. The Medicine Wheel access road is only about 1/2 mile away from Bald Mountain and the 3 mile round trip hike at elevation from the parking area to the Wheel was well worth the effort. Note: The steep descent on 14A to Lovell begins west of Bald Mountain, so no issue with the 10% grades. Lots of boondocking locations off routes 14 and 14A. Check Google Earth. Great, thank you! Both of these campgrounds look beautiful. Grades don't bother us much, but good info to know.
JAC1982 07/30/20 01:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

Just planning for a future trip, so nothing emergent. Does anybody have favorite spots for the Big Horn Mountains in WY? We are 34' long and 13'5" tall. Hookups or no hookups, doesn't matter to us, we like to boondock. Main concerns are having space between campers, so majority of traditional RV parks are less than ideal for us but will do in a pinch. Ideally, 20-30' of space between campers if in a traditional park as we have dogs. Thanks in advance!
JAC1982 07/30/20 11:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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