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Old 03-28-2015, 11:22 AM   #15
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If you are at Mt Rushmore another good place to go is Crazy Horse Memorial. Also like Deadwood.

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Old 03-29-2015, 03:14 PM   #16
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Just south of Mt Ruchmore visit "Wind Cave National Park" hundreds of underground caverns...tours range from a few hours to days of underground camping if you have the right equipment...an amazing place and worth the visit.

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Thanks to all with suggestions. All are being considered as we enter the final phase of preparations.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:10 AM   #18
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One final warning before you depart...as you venture into the western states keep in mine that there are long stretches of highway without any gas stations. Try to remember this....watch your gas gauge and try to top off your tank whenever your supply is low. I encountered more than one situation when I was just about bone dry before I came upon a fuel stop. Several veteran western travelers told me to think hard before I passed any gas station with a half tank or less! Montana and Arizona seemed to space gas stations very apart. It all depends on the route you take.

Make sure you have spare tires for both TV and Trailer as desert heat can be hard on tires. I lost two trailer tires to heat related blow outs...it was then that I realized the benefits of having two axels and four tires for stability.

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Old 03-30-2015, 08:35 AM   #19
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so *&*&^%$%^ ready for camping.

Brought my wife home yesterday, from her hip replacement; what a miracle! They have a "new process" where they go through the front of the hip, do the replacement, and super glue the incision. She has, "no pre- cautions, other than no driving until her first follow up appointment in a couple of weeks.

Forecast calling for 3" today; although there's only 8"-9" of snow on the curb side slide out, the rest of the 5er is clear. (And, looking out the window at 6:00 a.m., those are definitely "snow clouds.) The biggest
problem is, the lawn too wet to pull the trailer back up into the driveway, and my truck is still is the shop from the restoration; they're supposed to be detailing it today and tomorrow, and the new mirror is supposed to be in Wednesday. So; God Lord willing, and the creeds don't rise much more, and we'll be on the road in four weeks, five at the most!! Happy camping to those who can!
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Well the first trip is in the books. Had a great time. Pretty windy so unable to have a campfire but did get to cook outside on charcoal pit. All systems worked well. Had a full hook up site so got to take our time with the black and grey systems. Did not get in any hurry and all went well. Cool at nite so we were able to use windows and not air conditioning, but ran it enough to make sure it cools well, had wife hunting cover the first nite. Using a camco charcoal water filter but water still had a (fishy smell and taste). Think maybe we need to invest in a better filter. All in all a great trip. Thanks to all on this board, have been lurking for a while and the information here helped to make it easy.

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