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RE: Help planning trip to include Delaware

Just went there this July. We did WV,VA,DE, MD and DC. Delaware was our favorite. Best to see and do is Rehobooth beach. and the state park right there has a very nice beach at the cape. Maybe take the ferry over to Cape May NJ. I just made our reservations for a few days at Delaware Seashore State Park (Rehoboth Beach). Thanks again to all who responded. We're looking forward to the trip. Good Catch - while only a paved lot it is on the inlet and you just walk under the Bridge to the Beach. Be mindful of the traffic on the weekends (that actually start on Thursdays) it can take and Hour or more to get through Rehoboth. Hope this is not a prime time trip but in the off season - the area is just TOO crowded and overbuilt. We just got back from the 42nd annual Family Reunion, with 2 weeks at Big Oaks in Rehoboth, hard to believe it has grown so much in 43 years! But it is still fun and the Grand Kids love it! Think you will too.
Busskipper 08/08/21 06:57pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Kanas City, Ks to Yellowstone National Park

The Total drive is 4,000 miles plus the driveing done exploreing The Tetons and Yellowstone, so you will be comfortable driving 500 miles for the eight days out and Back? What? I already pointed out it is 1100 miles from KC to West Yellowstone. And I don't see driving 1800 miles inside the park in 5 days (over 350 miles a day in the park!) once they get there. For Cody to KC is probably under a 1000 miles. Three 350 mile days will put them in Cody. Leaving 6-7 days to explore. Look at the MAP - and where the OP will start - It will be clearer for You - Sometimes it takes a little effort to really understand where this adventure starts, Just going through Kansas City. Thinking my guess is a little closer to what will actually happen - But that's just a guess. JMHO,
Busskipper 08/08/21 10:33am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Kanas City, Ks to Yellowstone National Park

I am looking at going in August or first of September. I am upgrading from Ram 2500 to Ram 3500 dually with 4 wheel drive. I have pretty much have the route down except for deciding on which entrance and campground to use. Time line for this trip is 4 days out, 5 there and 4 days back, As you will have little time to do more than a few things there - All I can give you is a MAP The Total drive is 4,000 miles plus the driveing done exploreing The Tetons and Yellowstone, so you will be comfortable driving 500 miles for the eight days out and Back? This map will send you to The Tetons first, where I'd spend night one of the 5 days set aside in the Tetons and the the drive to West Yellowstone, as it appears you will be getting an early start, a guess you will be able to see some of the Tetons and possibly Old Fathfull as you drive to West Yellowstone - then only You can select what you will enjoy but it is a big park and there is a lot to see - The Falls and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone will likely take a day and the drive across to Cody another day, so likely you only need to pick your Itenterary for the other two Days. From Cody I chose the route south through Thermopolis - Wind River Canyon - Shoshonni - this is such a Beautiful area it might deserve to be one of the last two days you have to decide on. Cody is filled with things to see and do so ..... might need to see if you would enjoy things there too. Then it will just be the 4 long hard days Back. Hope this helps, Best of Luck
Busskipper 08/07/21 06:03pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Kanas City, Ks to Yellowstone National Park

Hi everyone, this is most likely going to be asked and answered a thousand times, but here it goes. I am planning trip from Atlanta to Yellowstone and have no idea about which entrances to take or where to stay. I am looking at Cody, Dubois and Red Lodge, for camping. What are the must sees. I am pulling a 40 ft toy hauler, just want to make this trip one to remember. This was the one of many trips on our bucket list my wife wanted, unfortunately cancer got her before we made it. Any help would be welcome. A little info will help - How long will you set aside for this trip? When will you go it will make a big difference in the weather, the Month is critical. Will anyone share this adventure with you? How far do you normally drive in a day, this will be big in helping select the route out and then in the route to see the areas you want to focus on. What do you enjoy - Hiking - driving - FCHU's - long days - Boondocking - Teton's - on and on, help us out so we can help you on your Quest. West Yellowstone is the most popular area for people to stay and is generally the closest to the features of the Park, Cody and Red Lodge are a good bit of drive so are not the Normal long term camping area for seeing Yellowstone. What is pulling this 40' toyhauler, is it set up with an engine brake and enought power to get over, then down, a few Rocky Mountain Passe? Will we have enough time to possible include a little Colorado on the way? If you could address the many questions you might be able to get an answer that could really help you out. So much to see and never enough TIME!
Busskipper 08/07/21 06:32am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Dinosaur National Park

The drive in from Colorado is Beautiful - And we Will never miss Flaming Gorge - Just Awesome, and the water and beaches are great. The drive over the Moutain is real but the rewards are well worth it - Hope this helps.
Busskipper 07/30/21 08:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Westbound to Leadville

Hard to argue with Thom - But Icna't remember a significant pass on ths route - Might be one more option - I-80 - to Craig - To Minturn - to Leadville. Just a Thought,
Busskipper 07/30/21 06:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: HWY 50 - From Montrose to Pueblo - In 45 foot 5th Wheel?

Is this going to be a white knuckle drive going over Monarch Pass with a 45 foot 5th wheel? I've driven on 550 between silverton and ridgway (NOT with a 5th wheel but a truck camper and a cargo trailer behind) and I will NEVER do that drive again with a cargo trailer and truck camper) road is too sketchy for me with. Is HWY 50 like this? Anyone done this with a 45 footer? Not like RT 550 - just like most other passes in Colorado - not easy but you gotta get over those Mountains - The issue is the Construction that basically has the road closed all week and only open on the Weekend, Look at CDOT and just be smart. Best of Luck,
Busskipper 07/28/21 07:41am Roads and Routes
RE: Bardstown ky

I’m looking for the best rv park in Bardstown my with full hook ups and cable tv. We’re looking for piece and quiet and relaxation,but want to be within walking distance to downtown( if possible ). Don't think you will find anythin in town - we have enjoyed - - little Patch of Heaven, we enjoyed it so much that we stayed trice for three days when we were just driving through Bardstown. Was so Quiet and enjoyable we extended the stay both times we stayed last Year, Stay in the no sewer section under the tree looking out over the Lake. Beautiful and for us almost Perfect! Would highly recommend it to anyone, close but secluded. Just one Mans Opinion,
Busskipper 06/20/21 09:56am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Colorado Campgrounds

Looking for recommendations for CG around Durango and in the area around Buena Vista / Salida. Planning on riding the Jeep trails in the area. DW likes water and electric hookups. Just get on the Phone and start calling, they are all Full you will need to find a cancelation of which happen all the Time, So the only way to get a spot is to beat someone else - just the way it is. We use to find the places to Call - we were in and around the areas you are visiting, last summer, with no reservations - but - we also Boondock so we survived. Best of Luck,
Busskipper 06/17/21 10:11am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: I-70 vs I-80 road condition, which is better.

I have somewhat the same question. How do road conditions between 70 and 80 compare between Indiana and Denver. We just came back from a trip out to Denver without the 5th wheel on I80 then 76 into Denver to 70. I80 had some terribly bumpy areas in multiple areas. One in the Chicago area could probably launch you into a low earth orbit if conditions were just right. 76 in Colorado had its issues as well. We are heading out in August with the 5th and wondering if I70 might be worth a thought. Once again only very recent experiences not years ago. Have travelled back/forth between Colorado and Indiana several times, destination in NE Indiana (Fort Wayne area). Using that as a marker, I take US 24 west to I-57, I-57 south to I-72. I-72 turns into US 36 at Hannibal, MO and I stay on US 36 across MO and KS, and on in to CO where it meets up with I-70. Particularly on US 36, this is a much better route IMHO. The road surface is better, the traffic issue is a non-issue and for me, it's just a better experience. Small towns (especially in Kansas) about 30-40 miles apart, doesn't slow you down that much and gives a good leg stretching break or fuel stops. Thom gives Sage advice here - ^^^^^^^^ - RT 36 is just fine, but we tend to take a Diagonal before Colorado state line to get back to I-70 as the roads in Eastern Colorado don't get much Love and the surface on I-70 is new till you get to the city of Denver - then you need to be smart on timing as rush hour is just SLOW. Also note that there are many options in small towns with WalMarts or in town small $20 parks Hays and Ellis come to mind. When you get to Denver we always take RT 54 to RT 6 out though the Canyon following Clear Creek to I-70 and Idaho Springs. My welcome to Colorado Just Beautiful and Easy pretty much same drive time. Best of Luck,
Busskipper 06/14/21 08:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Cortez, CO RV parks?

We stayed at the campground inside Mesa Verde National Park. It was a very large campground but there were only 15 or so full hookup sites. Does the lifetime senior pass still get the 50% off sites, inside the National Park? No discount at the Morefield Campground in the park. Under a private concessionaire operation. Also, fuel up outside the park and have a full tank when going in. The fuel inside the park is significantly higher than outside. Best bet is to fuel up in either Cortez or Mancos. The stations outside by the entrance are also much higher in price. You'll be doing a lot of driving inside the park as it's deceptive the distances between the cliff dwelling sites. Really Good advice above - also might add - this may be a great time to visit - might beat the crowds by just a bit. JMHO, Note - info here -
Busskipper 05/06/21 07:14am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: West Yellowstone to Grand Tetons

Looking at U.S. Rt 20 to State Rts 32 and 3 then U.S.191 to Gros Venture CG. To those of you familiar with this route is it ok or challenging while pulling a travel trailer? Mostly concerned with steep grades and narrow lanes and want to be prepared. Thanks Drove the route in the signature vehicle three times last summer - No Issue - Don't Do RT 22 - 10% grade in both directions - many a transmission has been left on that grade - Don't Do it! You have driven some 2,000 + miles why would you avoid one minute in Yellowstone - Just Beautiful. Spend a little time learning and understanding the many option in and around Yellowstone and the Tetons - IMHO there is so much to see and enjoy - after at least a dozen previous trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons we discovered even more new and Exciting Routes - RT 26 through Dubois, seeing the Tetons as you cross the Continental Divide. Amazing. Soooooo much to see Never enough TIME!
Busskipper 05/06/21 06:48am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

As others have said, it depends on how much time you have. Been that way twice, took I90 both ways, both times, no issues, no stops other than to sleep overnight. Make sure you either bypass Chicago or get on I90 Express. Wall Drug-Meh. It's a ghost of it's former self. Badlands NP Wind Cave NP Custer State Park-most definitely. Bison herd is amazing. Bear Country USA-Rapid City Mount Rushmore Keystone, SD-absolute tourist trip, kitschy and fun Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center-West Yellowstone, MT Let me add for you to look into; Emerald Cave Needles drive Crazy Horse Sylvan Lake Town of Custer Rushmore at dark Rushmore in the early morning On the way to Yellowstone Wind River Canyon - drive is beautiful RT 26 through Dubois to Tetons and then on to Yellowstone Idaho Flaming Gorge - Manila Dino NM Just a short list,
Busskipper 03/06/21 08:03am Roads and Routes
RE: Maine to Yellowstone

It's a long darn trip from here to there. What are the things I should stop and see and enjoy along the way? Would seem that the mission should be to get to the Mississippi River - then head to the Rockies. Might let the group know your time frame. What do you enjoy - hiking - driving - mountains - water - animals - skyline - National Parks - ................... We spent the entire summer just in the Rockies last year and only saw a small portion. Help us our,
Busskipper 03/06/21 06:23am Roads and Routes
RE: campground reservations

Planning a trip from Wisconsin to Arizona in September. Wondering how early I should be making campground reservations. Thanks in advance, NOW, JMHO,
Busskipper 03/01/21 03:20pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Opinions

We'll be heading South on I-15 thru ID., heading to Vernal Utah, GS Trip Planner wants to take me on I-84 near South Ogden to US 40, 310.5 mi,5.0 hours, Google Maps takes me to I-80 at South Salt Lake to the same exit for US 40, 311 mi., 4hours 45 min., anybody done either, opinions, both look like they go through the mountains, both being Interstates which is the easiest, (less mountains') if that's even a word. Guess I could flip a coin. :h Or take a route that might not only be more fun but pretty scenic and really Beautiful and gets you away from the I's. :) We were in Island Park and Victor for a couple weeks last summer - we took this route to Vernal, Loved the drive. But that might just be me. Alpine to Manila/Flaming Gorge then to Vernal - MAP We also stopped to swim on the Beach just outside Manila on the Lake, Kids and adults both loved it. Just one more option - that does not come out of Google Maps. :) Best of Luck,
Busskipper 03/01/21 03:16pm Roads and Routes
RE: Looking for campsite in southwest usa

We are planning our retirement and would like to camp from May to October in Maine (where we currently have a seasonal site) and then October to April somewhere in the southwest (excluding Texas). Ideally, we would pay for a year in the southwest so that we wouldn't have to take our camper off the site every year. Also, we want the campground to be on a body of freshwater and has docks on-site. In all my searching, I can't find anything like this. Wondering if it just doesn't exist in the southwest like it does on the east coast? We've never travelled to the southwest so I'm hoping the collective wisdom here might have some ideas. Either of these work for you, Great area,
Busskipper 02/25/21 11:47am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Looking for campsite in southwest usa

Try Lake Havasu. This would Be my First thought - BUT - Crowded and not very RV - wild. Usually warm so only really Great in the Shoulder seasons. JMHO,
Busskipper 02/21/21 08:53am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Rhode Island to Disney Wednesday 2/10

Just got back from the trip. Thanks for the tip. I took 287 to the Garden State and it was smooth sailing heading south . Now Baltimore and DC were another story. Ugh!!. May try the Chesapeake Bay tunnel route We have enjoyed the RT 50 over the Bay Bridge then RT 301 North to avoid Baltimore and Some of 95 that is just not Fun - then Tapping Z North. Bridge tunnel is interesting but IMHO not faster too much Eastern Non Interstate traffic. Best of Luck,
Busskipper 02/21/21 08:49am Roads and Routes
RE: West Glacier to Moab in 4 days?

Think if you are following this, that you are seeing, many of us would seriously look at the routing and timing of your trip, Glacier will be better Later - Moab Earlier - Teton's anytime - Yellowstone a long time. I just had to quote this, you put it so well. I haven't been out there yet, but have studied and researched for a couple of years...... Charles Charles, Just a FYI - Steve has changed the entire trip and hopefully will repost the final itinerary for all to see. Any trip is a process - long and involved - when it is the first trip of this type, people are smart to seek the advice of the many who have gone before them. There is no One solution, making this process just a Great Adventure. Reality is - IMHO - there is no Wrong choice - just many, many options to consider. The only wrong Choice is to Never Go! JMHO,
Busskipper 02/15/21 06:56am Roads and Routes
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