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Old 10-07-2016, 08:33 AM   #1
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South Dakota Badlands Loop 240 Question

We are planning to take the southern loop tomorrow, any issues or concerns? We are in a 40' D Pusher with a toad.
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We were through there in August towing a car and there were no issues. It was an interesting drive but not as dramatic as I imagined.
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South Dakota Badlands Loop 240 Question

We have a 37' DP with toad. We chose to overnight in The town of Wall for a few nights and explore the loop at first and last light of the day. We were pleasant surprised by the subtle beauty and solitude out on the loop.

This is not the Grand Canyon nor The Redwood Forest...but it is beautiful non-the-less. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.

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No issues for your 40' motorhome on that road. You're lucky you are there at this time of year because it's packed during the hot summer. If the national park campground is still open it's a nice place to stay. Enjoy your trip!
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Just wondering, are you guys on the road today? Do you use your phones for computer service? We were on the road about l0 years ago, but have now settled down onto some land & a house. It was fun on the road. Bernice
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We stayed at Cedar Pass CG, and drove the Badlands road in the morning. No problem with 40 ft + toad.


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Just wondering, are you guys on the road today? Do you use your phones for computer service? We were on the road about l0 years ago, but have now settled down onto some land & a house. It was fun on the road. Bernice

We are on the road, this year about 120 days. We do have cell phones, and for .80% of my computer stuff I use my IPad. Cell data plan and wifi in campgrounds. Other 20% I use my laptop if we have wifi.
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Early or late touring are great. 1.5 hours before and thru sunset is awesome. Enjoy!
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We went through with a 40' fifth wheel behind out 27' Volvo tractor with a toad behind.
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We have a 32' foot Class A Gasser with a toad. How do you think we'd do on the loop? Thank you!
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Beautiful drive! We drove 240 loop in our 45' & toad Jeep GC...absolutely no problems. And, saw some Class A's ~40 ft (& less) people parked for a short time in a couple "pull off parking areas" along the 240 loop. We camped at the Badlands KOA (did not think our 45' MH would fit in Cedar Pass cg), and that KOA does have pull - throughs ~100 ft long which will fit any size rig & tow.

There is an amphitheater near the Cedar Pass cg with a night sky program by NP Rangers, and the Badlands NP Visitor center has an interesting video on the history of the Badlands, as well as exhibits & interesting displays inside the visitor center.


BTW, we were there ~ Aug 20, warm yes, but crowds were not an issue ...we spent an extra day taking Jeep into Badlands NP and walked some trails and time for photography in scenic overlook areas. Had a wonderful 3 day stay in Badlands & KOA there, before moving on to Mt. Rushmore area.

Have a great time if you go!

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Driven the loop in a Truck camper, a 31 foot gasser with toad, and a 40 foot gasser with toad. Drove it all in the 40 footer this year. Its easy and quite beautiful. Lots of space in pull outs.

In the toad you may want to do the Minuteman missile complex and museum. There are three locations for that tour along the interstate (start at the HQ museum) If you do decide to visit that, go on line to make tour reservations before you get to the area as it can get busy.

After driving through the badlands with the toad and the full rig we parked it at Sleepy Hollow in Wall for a couple for days and used it as a base for more touring of the area.
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