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Old 04-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
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how's the hills in S.Dakota

I'm heading out west from Ohio in June or July and wonder how steep the hills are on the way to Rapid City. i'm driving a 36ft motorhome with the 460 ford engine and
am concerned that I have enough power. I'm towing a Ford Feista.
Can anybody suggest a good reasonably priced campground in the area of
Rapid City ?

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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We have done the trip three times with a V10 and towing Honda civic. No problems with power. We always stay at happy holiday campground. Friendly folks and clean campground. Close to everything.

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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You will be just fine, enjoy your trip.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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Harts Ranch Resort has a special, 3 Nites/4 days for $39.95
This is a 5 Star resort.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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Very flat land across S.D. until Rapid City. Once you get off I-90 you will encounter hills as you go towards the tourist attractions of Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, etc.

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Old 04-25-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
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East of Missouri flat land. Hill going down to Missouri River no problem unless need stop at Chamberlain for gas it's exit is 3/4 way down hill. Then up n down hills till Rapid City. Main problem hill is Wasta rest area/exit just past there have a pretty long hill not steep but long. Try get a little run on for that one. Don't stop at rest area if possible as soon as leave rest area u start long climb. Don't forget Aug means Sturgis rally. Try not to fill up between Missouri River n Rapid City. They get tourists bad in some towns with gas prices. If do Bad Lands Loop watch heat gauge many veh overheat on loop. Welcome to SD enjoy it.

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