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RE: Road closure (detour) questions

take I 435 up to I 29, then exit onto highway 92 and take that east all the way to I 35. It's a two lane road, but we use it every year with our rig.
TexasShadow 08/02/19 08:39am Roads and Routes
RE: I10 Fl. to Ca.

Between San Antonio, TX and Tucson, AZ, there will be a possibility of brief snow/sleet storms that are usually fast moving but make for slick roads for a day or so. Just pay attention to weather reports. you will probably sail right through with no trouble at all.
TexasShadow 07/28/19 09:36am Roads and Routes
RE: Camping in Nebraska

Chadron State Park, 9 miles south of Chadron, on 385, is a really nice little state park. as stated, highway 2 is more scenic. At Halsey, there is the Nebraska State Forest Nursery and there is camping there. But be aware that highway 2 is on a main train line with trains running all night long. :) We like overnighting at Sidney because it has a walmart and cabelas. and cabelas has a nice rv park.
TexasShadow 07/25/19 02:18pm Travel Trailers
RE: Seriously looking at a late 90's HR Endeavor

I have a 1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE with a 3126B Caterpillar with 196,000 miles that I tow a 2016 Ford F150 with a golf cart in bed. I have owned it for over 16 years and it is a great Coach.Headed for Wyoming from Texas first of August. Bill
TexasShadow 07/25/19 12:01am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Moki Dugway, Should I try it?

NO! the road is narrow and there are overhanging cliffs along the way so you can't hug the inside as close as you would like to.
TexasShadow 07/22/19 10:18am Roads and Routes
RE: Dry camping on the way from page to Las Vegas

If you turn off on 64 and go through the Grand Canyon Park and exit out the south gate, you will find national forest land with dry camping just outside the gate.
TexasShadow 07/19/19 10:11pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Casper Wy to Cody Wy via US 20

you can take 120 at Meeteetsee. it's a good two lane highway.
TexasShadow 07/19/19 10:10am Roads and Routes
RE: Blue Beacon Truck Wash

we have used blue beacon etc many times. the one that is most convenient for us is in central AZ, on I 10, near the I 8 junction. they will wash your toad, too...or not, according to your choice.
TexasShadow 07/15/19 11:12am General RVing Issues
RE: The Fascinating Evolution of the American RV

interesting! thanks for sharing :)
TexasShadow 07/12/19 11:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Best Southern Fried Chicken Batter

this sounds like a good batter recipe, but I like mine better: 1 regular can of beer and 1 1/2 Cups flour...let it sit for at least one hour. Add some seasoning, salt, garlic powder, etc, if you want. you can dip anything into this batter and it's GOOD. :)
TexasShadow 07/10/19 07:18pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: I-44 North of Wichita Falls TX

From my map, it looks like US 70 is where the Toll Road begins. So get off at the exit there.
TexasShadow 07/10/19 07:15pm Roads and Routes
RE: HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

It doesn't hurt to indulge once in awhile...that's ONCE in awhile :)
TexasShadow 07/03/19 02:06pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How about some common courtesy...

guess we are just lucky. The last time I recall listening to a loud genny was a few years ago when we were camped at a national park campground and the owner did pay attention to quiet hours time. as to using them all day....the only time we use ours all day is when it is hot and we need the a/c. but we have some solar panels on top, so they take care of phone charging and tv and even a little crock pot.
TexasShadow 07/02/19 10:55am General RVing Issues
RE: Chisos Basin, Big Bend

Big Bend has several dispersed camping sites that hold one or two campsites and are just out of sight of the road...but the roads can be rough if it has rained and then not graded, so check them and their condition out at the Visitor Center. We liked Hammond Draw, about a mile from the visitor center.
TexasShadow 07/02/19 10:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Yellowstone: Cody to Gardiner

there are several NF campgrounds between Cody and Yellowstone. Two of them will hold you just fine. Rex Hale is one and has some elec hookups. There's another one just west of Wapiti, and I think it's name is Wapiti..on the right side of the road, going west. rex hale is further west and on the left.
TexasShadow 07/01/19 10:14pm Roads and Routes
RE: Chaco canyon NP in NM ?'s

don't take your RV down that road. Stay in Farmington and drive down in your toad. as stated, it's washboard, about 18 miles of it and no exaggeration..it's ROUGH. but do go, because it's worth the effort.
TexasShadow 06/27/19 03:13pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstine around July 4

get your reservations NOW, or just after the 4th this year. For Yellowstone, I like Bridge Bay for it's location and it has water and a dump station and is very close to Lake Lodge (for buffet dining) and Fishing Bridge for store. When you go to Old Faithful, go late morning, around 11am and stay for lunch or have lunch at Snow Lodge, then see the geyser. For the Black Hills, get reservations EARLY in Custer State Park. It's a really beautiful state park, has elec hookups, water and a dump station and some very scenic drives. For campgrounds, we like Game Lodge campground and Legion Lake.
TexasShadow 06/26/19 01:16pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How do you begin to plan for extended road trips?

when we first started, 20+ years ago, we bought a used MH because we didn't want to get too deep until we knew it was a good choice of travel for both of us. A few years later, we bought a good used diesel MH and still have it. So our first trips: how long did we want to stay out and then what did we want to see or do? I like to use an old fashioned Atlas from Walmart to "map out" the wheres and which roads. Then I looked for overnight places to stay...some rv parks and some state parks or fair grounds, and some city parks. and walmarts. For our destinations, a reserved spot is nice to have until you get used to "winging it" we used to put in long days...now we pull out around 10a.m. and stop around 4p.m. for the popular places like yellowstone or grand canyon, you need to get reservations as early as you can...6 months is not too long, a year is best if you're picky about time. our walmart stayovers are timed for when we need to resupply. Now days, I tell DH where I want to go and he tells Garmin. :)
TexasShadow 06/19/19 05:45pm Beginning RVing
RE: Black Hills in October

yes, autumn colors will be showing well at the last of sept, first of oct. if you can get into custer gulch, grab it, or any rv park in the custer to hill city area. be advised that the area can see some snow the first of oct.. usually just a brief cold spell that doesn't last more than a couple days.
TexasShadow 06/18/19 08:22pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Roads south from Rapid City

385 is one of our preferred routes from SD to TX. but it is not a super highway. we like the little towns..most of them have a park or fairgrounds, etc that you can use. We take highway 50 east at Granada CO and go over to Garden City KS and highway 83 south into TX. We stay overnight at Canadian TX at a little fairground rv park on the north side of town just past the bridge. water and a dump station. then on south to Shamrock when you cross I 40. There are walmarts at Garden City and Liberal KS.
TexasShadow 06/17/19 12:40pm Roads and Routes
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