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RE: Patagonia

green with envy, here. something we should have done 20 years ago. :)
TexasShadow 08/09/22 05:08pm RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Durango, CO to Baggs, WY

US 550 crosses three high passes between Durango and Montrose. you will be on the outside lane most of the time. lots of climbing, descending and curves. Beautiful, but not something I would enjoy in a big motorhome. There is an alternative route out of Cortez CO but I've never done it...only seen it mentioned here on the forum. After Montrose, no problem with 71 or 13. There is a nice rest stop sponsored by the Lions club at Rifle, just after you cross over 71 going north into Rifle.
TexasShadow 08/09/22 03:37pm Roads and Routes
RE: Waste water totes for fresh water

I can't think of a reason against using a new water tote for fresh water, but I would be sure to mark it clearly as potable water ONLY.
TexasShadow 08/04/22 09:13am General RVing Issues
RE: I80 in Wyoming to hyw191 to Vernal Utah

191 takes you over a high pass, but it is a long, gradual climb out of Rock Springs. At the top of the pass, there is a really nice campground called Firefighter's Memorial, with water and a dump station. the descent into Vernal is steep but measured with switchbacks, so just use low gear and watch your brakes.
TexasShadow 07/27/22 09:04am Roads and Routes
RE: Pactola Lake campground & Sheridan Lake campground

busy time of year in the Black Hills. many hundreds of motorcycles for the Sturgis Rally. Best to call ahead and try for a reservation somewhere.
TexasShadow 07/24/22 12:21pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Have you ever used all the stove burners at once?

Never have had the need, yet, and not looking for a menu that would require it, LOL.
TexasShadow 07/10/22 08:21am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Nebraska Hwy 2

We used it several years ago. The western part (up to Thedford) is miles and miles of narrow road with small shoulders, and views of sand and sagebrush with a few, off road villages, and not a rest stop in sight. :) We were informed later that the villages offered a rest stop respite had we chosen to explore them. East of Thedford, there is the Nebraska National Forest with campground, but we didn't explore that either. We headed south toward North Platte.
TexasShadow 06/14/22 09:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Moorcroft, Wy to Buffalo, Wy

we have used that route from Buffalo to Custer, SD a couple of times in the recent past and it was good, then.
TexasShadow 05/31/22 09:18am Roads and Routes
RE: leaving the stick and brick for the summer

we leave it on 80. humidity is high enough. Also use the oil in the toilet water.
TexasShadow 05/21/22 07:44am Travel Trailers
RE: Seeking Simple RV Recipes

a key part of my "fast" food meals is precooking hamburger meat, chicken meat, and homemade soup, packaged in 1-meal portions. I also take cooked bacon and precooked sausage patties. I can make tacos, chicken alfredo, and omelettes in a jiffy. Sometimes I cook up mini meatloaves and chicken wings to take in the freezer. I use packed mixes or jars of alfredo sauce, taco mix, gravy mix and cheese sauce mix. My vegies are store bought frozen.
TexasShadow 05/18/22 09:25am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: We all use different ways.

well said, thank you.
TexasShadow 05/10/22 08:24am General RVing Issues
RE: Grand Junction Colorado Traveling North on CO-139

it's a great drive via car or suv, but not for trailers or motorhomes. I guess you could do it with a casita or something that size.
TexasShadow 05/08/22 11:37am Roads and Routes
RE: Beartooth pass

Beartooth Pass is outstanding, but not for motorhomes or big 5th wheels going DOWN. I suppose some could drive UP the pass, but there are several tight hairpin turns. We have been on it twice in our car, and the only rvs I recall seeing were small trailers and campers on pickups and not too many of them. There is a nice federal campground on the west side just before you start down that you can get to through Yellowstone Park. And some decent campgrounds at the bottom of the pass near Red Lodge.
TexasShadow 04/25/22 10:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Boondocking in Ventura County, CA

rest areas and truck stops
TexasShadow 04/23/22 09:00am General RVing Issues
RE: Tow dolly or not?

IMO, the only downside to using a dolly is that it gives you, parking wise, the need for a third piece of equipment and lots of rv sites are too small for that.
TexasShadow 04/18/22 08:54am Dinghy Towing
RE: Taos in late April and May?

With climate changes and drought conditions, a lot of what used to be is very iffy nowadays. You'll just have to check the weather ahead every day so you'll know what's coming at you.
TexasShadow 04/12/22 08:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Towing fifth wheel from Moran to Colter Bay

as stated, 287 it is. The little hamlet of Moran is set just before you reach the Y junction, which goes north or south. I think the old road went through Moran, but now it by passes the little hamlet.
TexasShadow 04/09/22 05:05pm Roads and Routes
RE: Camp Hosting - Pros and Cons

when we first began traveling with our MH, we camp hosted at a state park in NE and found it very interesting and fun and so we returned to the same park for several years, hosting for a month at the end of their season. We had one season with minor people problems like college boys chasing college girls, and sneaky locals coming in without paying to use shower facilities. No problem for us...we notified the office. The last year, there was a forest fire and we had to evacuate the park in the middle of the night, but the nearby walmart let most of us stay in their parking lot for a few days as we waited to see if we were going to be allowed to camp again or not...and another state park 20 miles away offered to let us use a spare host site, so we moved over there until our "season" was done. So all in all, we enjoyed our stint of camp hosting at Chadron State Park. We didn't do it anymore, mostly because it was, and is, hard to find a park or camp that doesn't expect you to stay the whole season.... several months.
TexasShadow 04/07/22 09:27am Workamping Forum
RE: Flying J / RV Lanes

Love's is competitive and so is TA, but you have to get their card for the discounts.
TexasShadow 04/05/22 08:07pm Roads and Routes
RE: Simple RVing recipes

I don't like frying anything inside, so I fry up several 1 lb packs of ground beef for tacos, sloppy joes, or hamburger stew. I also make a big pot of soup to take packed in 1 or 2 servings in the freezer. Hamburgers and wings are cooked on the grill outside. I cook up chicken for making alfredo, or salad. Omelettes are always good and easy. I take about 3 lb cooked bacon with me and a big package of cooked sausage patties. And we like frozen mixed vegies.
TexasShadow 03/29/22 05:23pm Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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