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Forum: Full-Timers 10-25-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
First, would like to thank all who have...

First, would like to thank all who have contributed their locations to this thread.

Since I started this thread in 2003 I didn't figure on seeing 20K + posts. Think its pretty cool.

Will be...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-05-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Arrived at Rapid City KOA, got everything set up...

Arrived at Rapid City KOA, got everything set up and it got cold. Still early in the year so kinda sorta expected some weather.

Will be here till October 22 or therabouts. 75th Anniversary for...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-31-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Departed Las Vegas Tuesday AM headed north on...

Departed Las Vegas Tuesday AM headed north on I-15 and decided to call it a short day when we arrived at the Beaver, Utah KOA. Forgot about the time change but will adapt.

Will leave here...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-27-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Departed the Colorado River and Parker, AZ this...

Departed the Colorado River and Parker, AZ this am and currently at the Las Vegas RV Resort on Nellis Blvd until 3/31. They have recently opened a few 100'x30' big rig sites. Plenty of room for...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-02-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Jimmy/Angela: Great to hear from you all after so...

Jimmy/Angela: Great to hear from you all after so many years. Are you fixin to sell out the motor home?
We still have the same al truck and trailer, 2 motor cycles and a new to us Jeep. Will be back...
Forum: Full-Timers 02-19-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
according to the thread warning, this thread...

according to the thread warning, this thread hasn't been active in 866 days. Thought I would revive once again and see how much interest there is this time. Started this thread in 2003 with good...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 07-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,412
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Contact Rapid City KOA on E. Highway 44 at 605...

Contact Rapid City KOA on E. Highway 44 at 605 348-2111. Speak with the manager (Carla). They have seven (7) winterized sites that they keep open for the winter. The snow level varies but serious...
Forum: Truck Conversions 03-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,557
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Also, check with National Interstate.

Also, check with National Interstate.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-10-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Suggest Grizzley campground in West Yellowstone....

Suggest Grizzley campground in West Yellowstone. About 3 blocks from the west entrance to the park. IMAX theatre and a wolf preserve are adjacent to the park.

They can handle any size rig...
Forum: Solo RV'ers 07-18-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,280
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Went through Sturgis about a hour ago. There are...

Went through Sturgis about a hour ago. There are a few tents/vendors already set up. Mostly "T" shirts. Bars are wide open.

Get a Black Hills map from your campground/motel, they all have them....
Forum: Full-Timers 10-06-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Departed Rapid City on Oct 5 and promptly hit...

Departed Rapid City on Oct 5 and promptly hit snow and miserable weather all the way to Lusk, Wyoming and Interstate 25. Through Casper, WY and down to Rawlins, WY where we woke up to a wind chill of...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,162
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Aljo trailer mfg by Skyline in the 70's. Aljo was...

Aljo trailer mfg by Skyline in the 70's. Aljo was a very well built trailer but was quite heavy by today's standards.
Forum: Full-Timers 08-22-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,988
Posted By Jim Gehlen
We have used Alternative resourses for 11 years...

We have used Alternative resourses for 11 years now with nary a problem.
Vehicles purchased out of state are handled with a phone call and mailing the paperwork into AR.

Great group of folks...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,729
Posted By Jim Gehlen
We have been working at the Rapid City KOA for...

We have been working at the Rapid City KOA for the past 4 years through 4 Sturgis Rallies. Other then the increased motorcycle traffic, all riders behave themselves. We have had the Hells Angels and...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-07-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Pulled into Rapid City KOA about noon on the 6th....

Pulled into Rapid City KOA about noon on the 6th. 4 days from AZ isn't too bad but a couple of long days for around 1300 miles.

After over 10 yrs of full timing, It is very easy to forget to...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-02-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Its been awhile since anyone posted on this...

Its been awhile since anyone posted on this thread so I'll bring it back to the top with this one.

Have spent right at 6 months in and around Parker, AZ but it is starting to get a little warm...
Forum: RV Events & Gatherings 01-11-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By Jim Gehlen
The "BIG TENT" was put in place on 1/10/12 and...

The "BIG TENT" was put in place on 1/10/12 and the vendors will be pulling in for the next few days. There are quite a few vendors in place right now getting ready for the big opening.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By Jim Gehlen
The choice of campgrounds depends on how much of...

The choice of campgrounds depends on how much of a party animal you are. Most of the ones in Sturgis cater to the party type but as you get down to Hill City, Rapid City or even Custer you will find...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-28-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Left Rapid City on Oct 18th after a busy summer...

Left Rapid City on Oct 18th after a busy summer and came down thru Salt Lake City and Las Vegas and wound up here in Emerald Cove Resort in Earp, CA just across the river from Parker, AZ. Will be...
Forum: Just Conversation 08-16-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,458
Posted By Jim Gehlen
We have a CRA membership and it is well worth the...

We have a CRA membership and it is well worth the money spent. We spend the winters at the Emerald Cove park by Parker, AZ. Good to excellent facilities if you like water sports. Good swimming pools...
Forum: Gulf Stream Owner's Forum 05-27-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By Jim Gehlen
I don't have the knowledge to diagnose the...

I don't have the knowledge to diagnose the problem but me thinks that your problem may be that the stator is shot. You will need a Generac dealer to fully figure out what is going on.

The stator...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Jim Gehlen
We are in Rapid City KOA on Highway 44 and 44 to...

We are in Rapid City KOA on Highway 44 and 44 to the the badlands is in good shape. You will not have any problems as long as you follow the road and not your GPS. Many complaints last year that the...
Forum: Just Conversation 04-22-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 96,799
Posted By Jim Gehlen
April 14, 2011 at the Pilot truck stop in...

April 14, 2011 at the Pilot truck stop in Cheyenne, WY, I approached the cashier and gave her my Flying J Frequent Fueler card and credit card to be able to pump fuel on the truck lanes as I have a...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-16-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Pulled into Rapid City KOA yesterday (Friday) for...

Pulled into Rapid City KOA yesterday (Friday) for the summer after spending two days in Cheyenne, Wyoming due to a snow and wind storm. Didn't last to long, just long enuf to be miserable. Now...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-10-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Having seen and visited with the kids/grandkids,...

Having seen and visited with the kids/grandkids, in-laws and out-laws, we are on the road again headed for Rapid City, SD. Will leave the Sacramento area tomorrow (monday) and head east on I-80 to...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-26-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Left Emerald Cove 3/24 and beautiful weather to...

Left Emerald Cove 3/24 and beautiful weather to come to San Luis Obispo, CA to find rain, more rain and miserable temps. Be here for a few days visiting with kids and grandkids and wait for the roads...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 01-14-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,467
Posted By Jim Gehlen
The king pins are the same. Don't pull the...

The king pins are the same. Don't pull the trailer too far without an air ride hitch, i.e. Trailer saver, even if the tractor has an air ride suspension.

Just make sure you have 48-52 inches...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-09-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Larry: This is the thread you are looking for

Larry: This is the thread you are looking for
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 12-27-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Check in the bathroom and kitchen area for your...

Check in the bathroom and kitchen area for your GFI. It is usually around the outlets by a sink. Or it may be on/in your main breaker panel.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-24-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By Jim Gehlen
We have had 3 Ideals, 97 28' which was a great...

We have had 3 Ideals, 97 28' which was a great small trailer. a 2000, 34' which was totaled in 01 in Casper, WY and an 01 which we have had since 9/01 and it is a great trailer for fulltiming.
...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,834
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Other then being a very congested parking lot,...

Other then being a very congested parking lot, the Pilot station at exit 9 on I-40 in western AZ has the most rude customer service reps I have ever seen while dealing with truck stops for fuel.
...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-02-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
For the next few weeks, we are at the Emerald...

For the next few weeks, we are at the Emerald Cove RV resort, part of the CRA park system, just north of Parker, AZ on the CA side of the river.
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-28-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Without having my handy-dandy tape measure with...

Without having my handy-dandy tape measure with me, I would say the barriers are about 5' in heighth, From the seat of the truck, a converted class 8 Volvo, you would have to stand up to see over the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-27-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,553
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Info on new hoover dam bridge

Rode the motorcycles over the new bridge this afternoon with no problems at all. In fact, we didn't even know we had crossed into AZ until we hit the first offramp in AZ.

Threre are concrete...
Forum: Full-Timers 10-19-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Having spent an enjoyable summer in Rapid City,...

Having spent an enjoyable summer in Rapid City, it is now time to head south where it will be warmer. Will leave RC 10/20 heading for Parker, AZ by way of Cheyenne, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas...
Forum: Full-Timers 05-20-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
JIMMY: Good to hear from you and as long as you...

JIMMY: Good to hear from you and as long as you are in Kerrville, take a ride out to Bandara and Medina. Small towns but much going on all the time. Don't forget Luchenbach (sp) on a weekend is best...
Forum: Full-Timers 04-14-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Looking forward to finally meeting up with with...

Looking forward to finally meeting up with with you. Yep, we will be here.
Forum: Full-Timers 04-12-2010, 06:09 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Pulled into Rapid City 4/11 for the summer. KOA...

Pulled into Rapid City 4/11 for the summer. KOA on Highway 44, right in Rapid City. Weather sure beats the heck out of last winter in Texas. Lots to do before opening day on the 15th. If you get in...
Forum: Full-Timers 03-24-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
After 5 months in the Texas Hill Country at...

After 5 months in the Texas Hill Country at Fredericksburg, we will be headed West on I-10 Thursday AM with stops in Ft. Stockton, El Paso, Tucson and Phoenix. Plan on a week in Las Vegas and then...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-27-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Hey Jimmy: You missed us in FBG by about 4 blocks...

Hey Jimmy: You missed us in FBG by about 4 blocks and a mile to Wall-Mart.

Will be here till April 1 and then head back north to Rapid City till October 15. More on all this later.

Glad you...
Forum: Full-Timers 01-24-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Jimmy: What does ??? mean?? We are in...

Jimmy: What does ??? mean??

We are in Fredericksburg, TX.

You still on the road??
Forum: Full-Timers 01-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Just for grins, you may want to check with your...

Just for grins, you may want to check with your KOA supervisor at the camground where you are at now and ask him/her to direct you to the workamper access point on the KOA website for openings all...
Forum: Motorcycles, Bikes & Buggys 12-10-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,224
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Normandy Farms in Foxboro, MA is not motorcycle...

Normandy Farms in Foxboro, MA is not motorcycle friendly at all. We were given the choice of leaving the bikes on the back of the truck or in the parking lot at the gate. They were not to be allowed...
Forum: Toy Haulers Discussion 11-15-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,753
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Suggest that you go to the escapees forums at...

Suggest that you go to the escapees forums at www.escapees.com/forums (https://www.escapees.com/forums) under the HDT heading. All and any questions you may have will be answered there. Be prepared...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-03-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
In at Fredericksburg RV park on Highway Street....

In at Fredericksburg RV park on Highway Street. This will be our third year here.

The leg will be fine as long as I stay off of it for a week or so.

Will do the repairs myself. Just need to...
Forum: Full-Timers 11-01-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Limped into Fredericksburg, TX about 2PM Saturday...

Limped into Fredericksburg, TX about 2PM Saturday with a broken bedroom slide and a bum leg. Lesson here is don't stand on a wet picnic table and try to push a slide with some worn out gears in it....
Forum: HDT Conversions 10-24-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,149
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Couple of things on singling: If you remove the...

Couple of things on singling: If you remove the front axle and leave the rear axle in the original position, you will have to have a carrier bearing and another drive shaft made up. Once this is...
Forum: HDT Conversions 10-20-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,149
Posted By Jim Gehlen
So many possible answers and so little space. The...

So many possible answers and so little space. The biggest reason is the cost of the tires. Other then that, I have a 98 Volvo 610 that I had converted in 2003 and built a bed with side boxes on it....
Forum: Full-Timers 10-18-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 72,803
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Well, after 6 months and 6 days, we will be...

Well, after 6 months and 6 days, we will be headed south for Texas. Been a real fun summer here in Rapid City and the KOA on Highway 44. Everything is locked down for the winter and we are the last...
Forum: HDT Conversions 09-17-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,333
Posted By Jim Gehlen
Bob: Glad to hear the issue is resolved. Now all...

Bob: Glad to hear the issue is resolved. Now all you have to do is get er fixed/repaired. Good luck on that.

Been real nice up here this last two weeks. Too bad August turned into a mess for you...
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