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short term RV Parking/Storage near Mt Vernon WA?

Looking for a place to park (storage, not camping) a 27' 5th wheel for 3-4 days while attending a wedding near Mt Vernon, WA this fall. Thanks! Greg
gkainz 08/30/22 09:48am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Anderson Camper Levelers

Satisfied user of my Andersen Levelers for 6 years or more. Used to guess (not very accurately) at how many wood blocks to stack up, then went to the lego blocks with the same guessing. With the Andersen Levelers, my wife can hold a level vertically on the 5er side wall and wave me up onto the rockers until it shows plumb and we're done. No more guessing on how many wood or lego blocks to get level, with multiple trial and error, back and forth, on and off the blocks to get side to side level. The levelers come with a triangle wedge that slides under the end of the leveler as a chock which works fine. I also use X-chocks and haven't had interference between them and the Levelers.
gkainz 07/26/22 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Prescott, AZ to Quartzite?

I haven’t been down either of those roads - not a lot of adventuring on the far western slopes of CO. What was somewhat unnerving was crawling down the face of the mountain with the hundred mile visibility to the south and what felt like nearly straight down along the guard rail. Google maps shows some good photos linked to Valley Overlook on Hwy 89 south of Yarnell, AZ. Valley Overlook Yarnell, AZ 85362 https://goo.gl/maps/8VeaNWCDdfCePrKK7
gkainz 04/20/22 10:57pm Roads and Routes
RE: Prescott, AZ to Quartzite?

Well, we made it down the mountain. Iron Springs Road all the way to 89 and on to Yarnell was a good road. We were patting ourselves on the back for making a great choice… and then we crested the ridge on White Spar Highway and over into Cottonwood Canyon. The northbound lane disappeared down the canyon, and the rest of the world dropped off the left hand edge of the southbound lane. I’ve driven some steep, windy mountain roads, jeep trails, ATV trails, ridden horses and pack mules over some pretty rugged country. This stretch of a few miles ranks up in the top 5 for me, I think. Would have been a beautiful view, I think, had I been able to take the time to look around. My wife said she had her eyes closed the whole way. I told her “Me, too.”. :)
gkainz 04/20/22 06:48pm Roads and Routes
Prescott, AZ to Quartzite?

Looking for feedback on routes from Prescott, AZ to Quartzsite, AZ with a 30’ fifth wheel. All the maps suggest 89 south to Phoenix, which shows a lot of switchbacks. Towing all over Colorado, I’ve done my share of serious switchbacks but just not sure of this option. How about Iron Springs Rd/10 west out of Prescott, then Kirkland and join 89 south of there, then 71 south of Congress to 60 to Quartzsite? Thanks! Greg
gkainz 04/19/22 08:42pm Roads and Routes
Bryce, Zion, Canyonlands, Moab end of April

Traveling home to CO from .... let's say St. George, UT :) and looking for suggestions to see the Utah sights on that route with 4 or 5 nights to spend end of April. We're trying to learn how to balance my "perfectly comfortable bookdocking on BLM, NF, etc" and my wife's comfort level satisfied by commercial RV parks, and learning to adapt to NF campgrounds if needed. We've driven I-70 back and forth for years between CO and the coast, but have always been going to or coming home from, and haven't yet taken the time to explore all that area. Suggestions? Thanks! Greg
gkainz 03/26/22 10:38am Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: iPad as a GPS device

I plugged in a Bad Elf gps on my non-cellular iPad mini for an aviation GPS nav unit. Worked just fine.
gkainz 03/22/22 08:25am Technology Corner
RE: New Solar Install

This is a follow-up to KD4UPL's comment. I've been purchasing surplus solar panels and AGM batteries from a solar contractor in the Denver area for years. You can find him and see what he has in stock by searching Denver Craigslist for "solar panels" or "AGM". He is retired military so he always has "Go Navy" in his ads. His name is Marion and he is a good person to do business with. I have put together a solar install on my RV for a fraction of what it would cost otherwise by buying from him. If you could provide a link to Marion, I would appreciate it! I would support another Navy vet. My folks belonged to the Sons of Norway :) Edit: Never mind - found it. Just had to do a little advanced google search for "denver.craigslist: Solar Marion AGM" and there he is. Thanks again!
gkainz 03/22/22 08:17am Tech Issues
RE: Camping on Sand

We were at Mustang Island last week but camped on the paved campground. I had the same thoughts about the unimproved camping on the beach as the OP. We walked the beach area and it didn’t look like anyone was having issues on the sand (except for wind driven sand blowing everywhere!).
gkainz 01/13/22 06:55am Fifth-Wheels
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