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RE: Yellowstone in October

Last year we couldn't travel until mid October. I too called various RV parks in the area and checked with Ennis RV Village. They were open at that time of year. We stayed there years back and it's a very nice park within driving distance of many tourist sites.
ReneeG 07/06/20 01:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone in October

We've often gone late September to early October and yes, a lot closes, but we found that as long as it doesn't snow, some FS campgrounds stay open - weather permitting. We've stayed at Gros Ventre in the Tetons early October. Also stayed at Falls CG on Togwotee Pass before going to Gros Ventre and Baker's Hole and Grizzly RV. Also have seen Madison CG in Yellowstone open at this time of year and Mammoth is open year around, on the north end of the park.
ReneeG 07/01/20 09:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mammoth Area Camping - Inyo NF

We have not, but if you log onto and search Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes, CA comes up and there are several dispersed/boondocking postings listed with good reviews. Some with bad reviews. You have to create an account there to see the photos, but it's a free site and one that I always check when planning a trip.
ReneeG 06/30/20 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Is camping Fun Anymore

Camping will always be enjoyable to us, but as you indicated, you have to pick how you like to camp so that it continues to be enjoyable for you. We prefer FS CG's to state parks, depending on the time of year, and over all our favorite is boondocking so that we can be alone and away from the crowds. State parks are nice in the fall after the kids are back in school.
ReneeG 06/26/20 09:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Anyone pulling over 12K with new Ford 7.3 Gasser?

In the TFL towing tests, the 7.3 got 2.2mpg going up the Ike. The diesels didn't do much better (all were towing 16K lbs). But they used the computer calculated mileage so take those numbers with a grain of salt. The big advantage to the diesels was in the downhill run. Far less touches of the brakes in the diesel trucks. Interesting. Diesel are not know for good engine braking ! Did I read this wrong, "Diesel are not know for good engine braking!" We had a 6.8L gas and it was not good for mountain driving. A "seat of your pants" type of thing. Fast forward to our current TV - a delight up and down steep mountains - in Tow Haul mode, a touch of the brakes, slows it down, another touch of the brakes, and slows it down even more.
ReneeG 06/26/20 08:25am Fifth-Wheels
RE: How to price a used fifth wheel.

Go on and get their "low retail" value. Print it out, show it to him, cut it in half or less and offer that to him. My suggestion too . . . or barter with him on the work he is doing for you based on this information.
ReneeG 06/26/20 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: When I'm driving do I run my fridge on propane or electric?

Hubby won't run the fridge on propane underway, so we set it to electric and it runs off our solar system.
ReneeG 06/25/20 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: heartworm meds in the mountain west

Our dogs are not on heartworm meds and never have been. They get annual checkups and more if needed, have never had a problem. You have been lucky. KEY POINTS: EPIDEMIOLOGY • Heartworm infection has been diagnosed in all 50 states and around the globe. • Environmental and climatic changes, both natural and those created by humans, relocation of microfilaremic dogs, and expansion of the territories of microfilaremic wild canids continue to be important factors contributing to further spread of the parasite. • A pivotal prerequisite for heartworm transmission is a climate that provides adequate temperature and humidity to support a viable mosquito population, and can also sustain sufficient heat to allow maturation of ingested microfilariae into infective, third-stage larvae (L3) within the intermediate host. • The length of the heartworm transmission season in the temperate latitudes also depends on factors such as the influence of microclimates, unique biological habits and adaptations of the mosquito vector, variations in time of larval development, mosquito life expectancy, and temperature fluctuations. • Heartworm transmission does decrease in winter months, but the presence of microenvironments in urban areas suggests that the risk of heartworm transmission never reaches zero. American Heartworm Society Guidelines Maybe, but when I say "our dogs", I meant 7 total acquired between 1997 to the present.
ReneeG 06/25/20 11:51am RV Pet Stop
RE: heartworm meds in the mountain west

Our dogs are not on heartworm meds and never have been. They get annual checkups and more if needed, have never had a problem.
ReneeG 06/24/20 11:52am RV Pet Stop
RE: Help with Yellowstone and Tetons

How is driving through the park with a motorhome and tow vehicle? Should we plan to do this early in the am or later at night? Need to get from Cody to West yellowstone. The roads are good. Big RV's drive through the park all the time, even with construction going on. We've driven through many times with our big fifth wheel and parked at the visitors center way in the back, near Old Faithful. We weren't the only RV.
ReneeG 06/23/20 03:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Older MH mpg with diesel

If you are concerned with range on a tank of fuel, fine. If you are concerned about cost, RVing may not be for you. True. Any RV is an investment, literally, in the expenses of this lifestyle. We've had our FW for 10 years and maintenance is a huge factor. We just invested $1700 in new decals and that does not include the labor.
ReneeG 06/18/20 09:56am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Climbing steep grades...

I'm not a Class A owner, but on more than one occasion, in our travels, we've seen the toad following the motor home by the other driver, up mountain passes.
ReneeG 06/16/20 02:16pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Diverticulitis

Definitely agree with a change in diet AND seeing a GI Doctor. Diet can cure the worst cases, I know. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's with a failing Thyroid and high antibodies in it. My Thyroid doctor advised me to go on an anti-inflammatory diet and I did. My thyroid stabilized and I lost over 20 lbs. I'm much happier and feel so much better.
ReneeG 06/12/20 09:55am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Deer jumps between truck and trailer

Deer probably has some internal injuries, but you'll never know.
ReneeG 06/12/20 09:50am Towing
RE: Legs on my HitchHiker

If you didn't blow a fuse, then you know the motor died. Ours did about 3 years ago and it cost about $250 to replace.
ReneeG 06/11/20 11:46am Fifth-Wheels
RE: US HighWay 30 Idaho

It's a good road. Here's a link to the Idaho 511 road report site with web cams.
ReneeG 06/11/20 11:34am Roads and Routes
RE: Cold in West Yellowstone...

Wish we were there!
ReneeG 06/08/20 12:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Stanley, ID/ Redfish Lake to Bitterroot Valley late Sept

Salmon to Darby is beautiful in the fall and a lot of campgrounds along there too. We went in mid September and although some campgrounds in Montana were closed, there were many open. We even stayed at Bannock State Park and along the Pioneer Scenic Byway in campgrounds where we were the only ones!
ReneeG 06/05/20 02:45pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Stanley, ID/ Redfish Lake to Bitterroot Valley late Sept

Hard to tell as far as weather. We had a pretty cold spring with snow and a lot of rain in those areas. We were going to boondock over off of Hwy 75 North of Ketchum, but with 4 inches of snow in the forecast, we went elsewhere. My suggestion would be to go to and search for campgrounds, as there are quite a few off of Hwy 75 between Galena Summit and Ketchum. A lot of boondocking areas there too, but that site will have links to the FS websites for seasonal dates. I always call the FS offices for campground information ahead of time and they're always pretty good. Along Hwy 21 West of Stanley to Lowman, most, if not all campgrounds are open and usually free in late September, they often stay open till the snow flies. We've gone up and camped in October at FS CGs for free at that time. Anyway, go to Campendium. If you don't have an account, add one because it's a free site.
ReneeG 06/05/20 02:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Generic questions about 5-ers

If I get something like an F250 diesel, what would mileage be? IMHO, stick with the new 7.3L gas with the 10 speed transmission. It will have plenty of power and you will save a ton on your purchase. The little bit of fuel economy you would get would require 30K-50K miles per year to pay back. Diesel are no where near as efficient fuel economy wise as they were 10-15 years ago. Add in the additional cost of diesel fuel, the cost of DEF and very expensive oil changes. If you buy a 5er that would require an F350 dually, well that is another story. Our FW is 13k fully loaded, water and cargo. We currently have an F350 diesel dually. We get 11 - 14mpg towing. Prior to purchasing the F350, we had an F250 V10 6.8L gasser. We had an auxillary tank and got 7mpg and still had to stop to refuel multiple times rather than planning our stops at more accessible gas stations which we can do now with our diesel. Our FW can be used with all the slides in while waiting out a wind (we bring our satellite down too). While driving and it's too windy to be safe for even semis, we pull over and wait it out. Another factor to consider - your hitch. Our FW hitch is a Hensley TrailerSaver with airbags making towing smooth, eliminating the bump. Note, that I mentioned some things in here other than mileage.
ReneeG 06/05/20 11:01am Fifth-Wheels
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