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RE: best non interstate route from Cottonwood to Albuquerque

60 is a good road to use. There are some BLM camp sites near Datil, and Socorro has an rv park on the south end of town.
TexasShadow 10/21/20 03:05pm Tech Issues
RE: Easiest route from Grand Canyon (Williams) to Bluff, UT

the last time we took 191 north from I 40, several years ago, part of the road was rougher than a cob, but passable. Maybe that has improved. Other than that, there are no grade problems I can think of. From Bluff, if you go north, the road rises gradually, but steadily all the way to Moab, I think. If you decide to go that way, go south on 180 from Holbrook, down to the south entrance of Petrified Forest, then drive north up through the park...then you won't have to back track.
TexasShadow 10/12/20 09:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Camping and Traveling in the west in Winter

Truck stops will be your best bet. Many Flying Js have parking for rvs apart from trucks, but not all, but you can park with the trucks if necessary. their dump stations may be open. your own water freezing will be something you'll have to watch carefully.
TexasShadow 09/29/20 09:58am General RVing Issues
RE: Food Storage

we have one in one of the basement storage compartments. we don't use it if we are going to boondock more than a couple days, but it's very handy for carrying extra meat and vegies, etc.
TexasShadow 09/29/20 09:49am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Get me out of here! PLEASE

I don't like being on the outside edge of a mountain road, either, but I love crossing those passes and being in the mountains, sooooo...I just close my eyes when I need to. The only stretch of road that really got to me was highway 12 in Utah...the hogback ridge part, but that only lasts about 3 minutes. As others have stated, move back to the dinette and pull the shade, or turn your chair away from the side window or close your eyes.
TexasShadow 09/29/20 09:44am Roads and Routes
RE: Surrounded By Sheep!

no dogs to help?
TexasShadow 09/23/20 08:47am Truck Campers
RE: Moving on up... to the mountains!

Lucky you!!!! best wishes and hope climate change doesn't screw up your dream.
TexasShadow 08/29/20 02:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: Food - Utah Mighty Five Loop

the last time we stayed at Thousand Lakes RV park on the west side of Torrey, they offered great Cinnamon Buns in the a.m. and on Fridays, they had a steak supper offered, also very good...not cheap, but good. :) This was about 5 to 7 years ago, so be aware of that.
TexasShadow 08/24/20 05:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: campground recommendation

re NE Utah from Rock Springs WY.......that's a long drive, but I guess you could do it as a long day trip.......if you're talking about going south down to Dutch John on 191 and then back north through Manila and highway 530, or just reversing up 191 back to Rock Springs. And from what you said about driving a day, camping a night and driving on.... you can do it...but stay at the Firefighters campground south of Dutch John and up on top of the pass. Nice campground.
TexasShadow 08/21/20 08:41am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: campground recommendation

ditto to Cabela's at Sidney. But Check out Pine Bluffs WY for an rv park because it is right on the state line and is a pretty little area.
TexasShadow 08/20/20 07:25pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: STL > SD > WY Route

your second itinerary sounds better to me... can't help you with the final two legs other than to say we have stayed at Sidney NE (Cabela's rv park), plus walmart, pizza hut, taco johns I think. MO state highway 36 from St. Joseph to Hannibal is a pretty good road if you want to pass up Kansas City and interstate traffic. There's a really nice state park called Wallace a couple miles south of Cameron, MO. Another one called Long Branch state park at Macon, MO.
TexasShadow 08/13/20 01:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: What is your best Potato Salad recipe

I prefer a sweet relish flavor to my potato salad. I like it simple, with eggs and celery and sweet relish... fancy with red and yellow bell peppers, onion, and bacon bits or diced ham, or served as a hot side made with potatos and italian dressing, bell peppers and onion...no eggs.
TexasShadow 08/12/20 03:55pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Cast Iron pan seasoning Question

my cast iron skillets are old and have been used a lot over the years. when I'm through cooking whatever in them, I pour off any excess grease and sit the skillet in the sink while still hot, and fill it with HOT water. Then when the water cools off a bit, I rinse and scrub with plastic scrubber, if necessary, and then wipe dry with paper towels and spray a light squirt of PAM or any brand oil, then wipe that all over the cooking surface and then put a fresh paper towel in the skillet and store away as usual. I wouldn't call my skillets totally stick-free, but mostly they are and it does depend on how hot I get them.
TexasShadow 08/12/20 10:07am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Should we cancel Myrtle Beach Trip

go, but be cautious. wear your mask and use hand wipes when you're not near a sink to wash your hands. stay away from crowds.
TexasShadow 08/10/20 02:24pm General RVing Issues
RE: Bighorn National Forest - Hwy 14 or Hwy 16?

they are both scenic. 16 is regarded as the easiest of the routes across the Bighorns, but easy doesn't mean boring. 14 (NOT 14A) is a loooonnnngggg descent from Burgess Junction, so watch your brakes. Most folks stop at Shell Water Falls and rest stop and you can smell the hot brakes when you get out of your truck. :) I personally feel that 16 is the more interesting route of the two.
TexasShadow 08/06/20 09:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Washing RV while traveling

we use a truck wash when we need one. they are typically near truck stops along the interstate highways. Blue Beacon is the name of a chain. For our rig, it costs around $40.00 (rate is according to footage of rig) and sometimes, we pay a little more and get our toad washed off at the same time.
TexasShadow 08/04/20 11:33am RV Lifestyle
RE: Is there an alternate route for Deadmans pass in Oregon?

ditto to the above posts. trucks and motorhomes and 5th wheels all use it every day. it's not like a lot of passes that are narrow and winding with switchbacks, etc.
TexasShadow 07/31/20 02:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Zion to Grand Tetons trip (part 2 )

thanks for sharing the photos. glad you had a good visit to our favorite park. we have visited there for many years, but did not venture out this year. ):
TexasShadow 07/31/20 12:07pm Toy Haulers
RE: Big Horn Mountains (Sheridan/Buffalo WY)

I would not take our rig up or down 14A. It's just too hard on brakes and transmission. But 14 is doable. For views, the campground Bald Mountain offers more of that.
TexasShadow 07/30/20 01:36pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colorado Fall Colors

we stayed at Arrowhead Point RV park, just north of Buena Vista CO and found it nicely located for day drives to Aspen and Leadville. Lots of color in mid to late Sept.
TexasShadow 07/25/20 10:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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