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RE: Downsizing to TT

Six years ago we downsized from a 34' Flagstaff to a 27' Rockwood (that's full length, including the hitch, for both trailers), as we found that the big one, comfy as it was to stay in, was too big for most state park and national forest CGs. Glad we made the switch. (See sig for our current model.) Probably a little heavier than what you were looking for, but our truck has zero problem with it anywhere.
kknowlton 07/08/19 07:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Planning A Trip

The FL state park we camped in was Blackwater River SP, in the panhandle. Beautiful park, inland so less popular than the beachfront ones. Our site was HUGE - we had a 34' TT at the time and there was way more than enough room for it and our truck, and not hard to back into. FHU site. I'd recommend it.
kknowlton 07/08/19 07:43pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Picking up new camper

Very nice. I like the layout. Have a great time with it!
kknowlton 07/08/19 07:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow vehicle miss match

A couple years ago at a rest area, we saw a family with an older fullsize van pulling an even older trailer, perhaps 18-20' max. No WD hitch. Man, did they sag in the middle!
kknowlton 07/06/19 11:02pm Towing
RE: Billings, Mt to Cody, Wy

I90 west to pick up route 212 at Laurel, which joins route 310 at Rockdale then route 72, which becomes route 120 at the MT/WY border. Easy drive, we have used this route in the opposite direction several times Great route - the only one we use when going to those destinations.
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:59pm Roads and Routes
RE: Michigan to Yellowstone and back

Another vote for Grizzly RV Park in "West." That's our go-to park these days. Very nice, if perhaps a bit too manicured. :)
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:51pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 95 from Winnemucca to Boise, Id. and RV sites in Idaho

Not sure how close to Boise you need to be, but Mountain Home RV Park is really nice.
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Gardiner Montana

Another vote for Rocky Mt RV Park. Tight sites but you won't be hanging around the CG anyway - too much to see in & around the Park. Check out the Yellowstone Forever shop in town, and see if the Park historical museum is available to visit; it's new and has weird hours but should have some neat stuff. That's where I stayed several years ago. Small world story at that CG. I had a Chalet A-frame pop-up. Guy about my age walks up to me in the CG and said "weren't you at a campground in Ogallala Nebraska earlier this week"? Yeah! He said "we were camped right next to you when that storm was rolling in"....."I remember the a-frame and motorcycle in your truck bed". I guess I was too busy putting safety straps over camper roof as a precaution to the pending storm to pay attention but did recall a guy in a class A next to me. Something similar happened to us a couple years ago; we noticed a MH from NH in a state park we were camping in not far from our home, then about a month later, there they were in a small private CG in central Idaho! Fun to get reacquainted with them!
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Glacier Nat'l Park tips?

If you want to park at the Logan Pass visitor center, you need to be there before 9 AM. Otherwise the lot is full and rangers will direct you to just keep going.
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:28pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fall trip to Kentucky

KY Horse Park has a decent CG and I believe you get free or reduced admission to the park if you are staying in the CG. Land Between the Lakes (aka LBL) was one of our favorite camping vacations in past years; we especially liked Piney CG but there are several others that are really nice too. YES, you WILL need reservations! These are popular spots (especially LBL in the fall) and you are not likely to find a site just showing up. I might recommend renting a car in a few spots, though if the weather is fine, biking between CG and nearby point of interest is a possibility. A drive in the countryside around Paris, KY by the big thoroughbred farms is nice. Oh, don't miss Old Friends, a farm for retired thoroughbreds, in Georgetown - not far from KY Horse Park. Well worth at least a half day visit. (Allow a couple days for the Horse Park.)
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Trip from West Coast around the US

If you are taking your toad, don't worry about public transportation except if you are visiting larger cities (Boston & NYC especially, also Chicago). Rural roads and small towns are a great way to get acquainted with different areas of the country, and there is precious little public trans there. :) Be aware that roads and streets in the East are very much narrower than you might be used to out here. You will probably want to park the MH in a campground in each general area and do day trips from there. B&Bs and hotels are certainly an option, but the B&Bs especially may have limited parking space. Also be aware that state parks there often don't have hookups, and sites may be much too small for your MH. As already suggested, do some research and figure out where you will want to stay. I do suggest reservations near cities and in popular tourist areas, especially on weekends and around holidays. (Columbus Day counts as a holiday too.) Incidentally, be sure to have your passport or passport card with you for this trip, if you plan to visit the Maritime provinces. (But then, you probably already know that.) I hope you are planning on spending a good number of months for this trip! It's quite extensive (but sounds like a great one!)
kknowlton 07/06/19 10:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstine around July 4

July 4 is the unofficial beginning of the height of tourist season in YNP. Lately, with all the (usually foreign) bus tours starting in the spring, it's been quite busy, but it always is during camping season these days, so we deal with it. We need hookups but Bridge Bay is tight, so we usually camp in West Yellowstone now. (Grizzly is great; if you have kids with you who might want to blow off steam in a playground or pool, the KOA closest to town is good, though pricey - but then, everything is pricey there.) Agreed with those who say, make reservations early, both for Yellowstone and for the Black Hills. Years ago we stayed at the Rafter J Bar in the Black Hills and loved it; depends what section of that large campground you choose though.
kknowlton 06/28/19 11:17pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Traveling without a car

Depends on the kind of campground you stay in, and if you have another alternate form of transportation (one of those adult "tricycles" with a basket could be very helpful). When we had our MH, it was too small to tow a car, and we found it a royal pain to get set up in camp, only to need groceries or firewood, then have to undo everything to go get those things we needed. If you tend to camp in well-provisioned RV parks, you may find this less of an issue, but we leaned toward state and national parks, and ended up switching to trailers over the years since, partly for that reason.
kknowlton 06/28/19 08:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Chicago to Glacier NP during Stugis

Jamestown has a HUGE buffalo statue, and a rather interesting little museum. Farther west, Theodore Roosevelt NP is worth a day or two, IMO.
kknowlton 06/28/19 08:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Photo Thread - Post Your PUP Pics Here

Great-looking rig, MikeUp!
kknowlton 06/24/19 05:56pm Folding Trailers
RE: Michigan & The Great Lakes bound, July 2019

Do not miss Mackinac Island. BTW, pronunciation: Mackinac is pronounced the same as Mackinaw. :) There are several very large private campgrounds in/near Mackinaw City, so you might find a site to reserve shortly before your stay. Not sure about finding one as a drive-up. It's a pretty popular area. The lower peninsula has some lovely little lakes, most sand-bottomed (a real treat with all the muddy-bottomed lakes in much of the Midwest). But we like the UP best too. Ditto on the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village. It's a do-not-miss, IMO.
kknowlton 06/18/19 10:13pm Roads and Routes
RE: How to add photos to forum posts

Just went to those links and found that Imgur is not listed as "secure." Does that trouble anyone, or is there a way to log on to a secure form of Imgur? I used to use Photobucket but since they started charging, deleted my photos from there.
kknowlton 06/16/19 09:52pm Tech Issues
RE: Planning Sept trip to Yellowstone/Glacier NP

Grizzly RV is a good choice in West Yellowstone. Sure, it's far from a lot of the park, but you'd be farther out if you were to stay in Gardiner or Cody. Grizzly stays open until late September usually, but make sure you know, and have a reservation, as they start closing parts of the CG after mid-September. Expect below-freezing overnight temps by the 3rd week of September, probably earlier as well, and plan accordingly. As for 7 hours from West Yellowstone to East Glacier, I doubt it, unless you're happy traveling 80 mph with your RV. GPS's usually figure you're going the speed limit. :) If I were driving that route, I'd figure at least 9 hours. (I don't drive over 65 when towing.)
kknowlton 06/12/19 09:38pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campgrounds along or near Hwy 12 in Idaho

We loved Powell. We were there about 30 years ago with our popup, before they added hookups. Just a beautiful spot - and the lodge was a bonus! Hoping to get back there next year.
kknowlton 06/12/19 09:26pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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