Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-10-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
Member
 
kf6ybl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 61
Trip Report! CA, AZ, NV, CA

I can't believe that I'm almost 2 weeks past our longest RV adventure to date. We went from Fontana CA to Prescott AZ in one of the biggest heat waves this year. This included crossing Blythe at 120 degrees, Quartzsite at 117 degrees, and climbing Yarnell Hill.

From Prescott we continued on the Boulder City for an overnight stay, and traveled across Highway 95, stopping at the Area 15 Travel Center (and Bunny Ranch Brothel - just for gas). We got to see the interesting towns of Beatty, Goldfield, and Tonopah NV before we turned off and climbed our way out of Benton Crossing, passing by Crowley Lake and staying in Mammoth Lakes CA.
From Mammoth Lakes we spent a couple of days in Lone Pine CA and played some golf before heading home.

I was quite a trip for us and our 3 little dogs. Our Southwind "Goggins" (named by our Grandson) performed perfectly, even in the extreme heat.

I wrote about it on my website if anyone is interested:
Something Different, An RV Adventure! | Up At Dawn, Photography Talk

Thanks for reading!
__________________

__________________
--------------------------------------------------
2006 Fleetwood Southwind 32v
** Getting close to retirement & full timing!
kf6ybl is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-11-2016, 11:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
plasma800's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,003
Blog Entries: 1
Sounds like a great trip!

FANTASTIC photos!!!!!!!!
__________________

__________________
RVM#78 - -USAF- F-15 Eagle Radar Vet
2005 Fleetwood Revolution
'12 Chevy 2500HD
'15 Airstream International Signature 27FB
plasma800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 05:29 PM   #3
Member
 
kf6ybl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by plasma800 View Post
Sounds like a great trip!

FANTASTIC photos!!!!!!!!
Thanks, I appreciate it. I'm still going through the photos from my "real" cameras, but have been quite pleased with the quality I get from my phone. I find the old saying that the best camera is the one you have with you very true!
__________________
--------------------------------------------------
2006 Fleetwood Southwind 32v
** Getting close to retirement & full timing!
kf6ybl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2016, 05:35 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
tankcj's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ
Posts: 805
Wait...what?....you went to the Bunny Ranch and all you got was gas?
__________________
2008 Beaver Contessa 40' Pacifica 425 Cat
2011 Jeep Rubicon
2012 Ram 2500 CTD CC 4WD
tankcj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2016, 10:58 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 43
Awesome report.

Andrew
__________________
Fushux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 09:04 AM   #6
Member
 
kf6ybl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 61
Bunny Ranch!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tankcj View Post
Wait...what?....you went to the Bunny Ranch and all you got was gas?
Yeah, I was busy getting gas while the wife went inside the Area 51 Visitor Center and came out with a bag of goodies. She picked up a few alien themed goodies for herself, but sadly didn't get me a Bunny Ranch tee-shirt
__________________
--------------------------------------------------
2006 Fleetwood Southwind 32v
** Getting close to retirement & full timing!
kf6ybl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 09:19 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,860
Very cool sounding trip !!! Just a couple months ago we went through Congress and up Yarnell hill on the way to visit family from Kingman, then to Black Canyon City... Glad your cooling system was up to the task !!! Great pics !!! Thanks for sharing !
Monkey
__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 09:24 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 1,860
Quote:
Originally Posted by tankcj View Post
Wait...what?....you went to the Bunny Ranch and all you got was gas?
Somehow I bet DW would get me a T shirt... Thats my souvenir of choice,,,
(T shirt........)
__________________
Monkey, pilot of a Great Dane hauler,
2015 Silverado 2500 Duramax/Alison 4x4 CrewCab 2016 Cougar 28SGS
1ST CAV
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 09:57 PM   #9
Member
 
kf6ybl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey View Post
Somehow I bet DW would get me a T shirt... Thats my souvenir of choice,,,
(T shirt........)
I would have liked a T shirt, but the DW got me an Alien thing that wobbles around on the dash. She got an Alien T shirt! Guess that means I'll have to plan another trip in that area so I can get gas and other goodies!
__________________
--------------------------------------------------
2006 Fleetwood Southwind 32v
** Getting close to retirement & full timing!
kf6ybl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 10:05 PM   #10
Member
 
kf6ybl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkey View Post
Very cool sounding trip !!! Just a couple months ago we went through Congress and up Yarnell hill on the way to visit family from Kingman, then to Black Canyon City... Glad your cooling system was up to the task !!! Great pics !!! Thanks for sharing !
Monkey
It was very hot when we got to Congress and started our climb up Yarnell hill (100 +). But we made it and the temp gauge never budged! This is my 1st Workhorse Chassis/Chevy drive train, and I have to say I'm very impressed.

Thanks for taking the time to check it out and leave a comment, I appreciate it!
__________________
--------------------------------------------------
2006 Fleetwood Southwind 32v
** Getting close to retirement & full timing!
kf6ybl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 10:05 PM   #11
Member
 
kf6ybl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 61
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fushux View Post
Awesome report.

Andrew
Thank you!
__________________

__________________
--------------------------------------------------
2006 Fleetwood Southwind 32v
** Getting close to retirement & full timing!
kf6ybl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Trip Report RonNBama Monaco Owner's Forum 26 09-13-2007 05:23 AM
Big Trip Report - 2005 Itasca Meridian 34H THutch Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 13 10-26-2006 09:43 AM
First trip report Gary N. Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 36 04-19-2006 03:17 PM
Trip Report - NW Florida to AZ and Back Mahlon Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 1 07-13-2005 12:30 PM
First trip report Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 36 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.