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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-27-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
We stayed at Colter Bay RV Park in Teton (not the...

We stayed at Colter Bay RV Park in Teton (not the campground immediately next door, which does not have hookups). This was the hardest site to book on our long trip, as it is the only campground with...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-18-2022, 10:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Figured for the record, and for future...

Figured for the record, and for future Yellowstone visitors on the forum looking for possible itineraries, I’d give a quick synopsis of what we did when we were there a week or so ago.

Family of...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-14-2022, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Tdave
For what it’s worth, Rt 464 just north of St Mary...

For what it’s worth, Rt 464 just north of St Mary Village is a perfectly suitable alternative around the Rt 89 construction mess, even for big rigs. We traveled it this morning on our way east,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-13-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Tdave
Yes regarding reservation checks at main park...

Yes regarding reservation checks at main park entrances. However, I never saw a human at the east side secondary entrances during our current stay, like Many Glacier and Two Medicine.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-13-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By Tdave
We’ve got a current generation Ford dually, and I...

We’ve got a current generation Ford dually, and I jumped at the chance to ride up to the pass from the west side on an e-bike a couple days ago when the road was still closed to motorized traffic…...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 07-13-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Tdave
Rt 89 East Glacier Advisory

There’s a 5 mile long road widening/straightening project going on just south of St Mary Village on Rt 89.

Some days it’s taken us just an extra 10 minutes of waiting and then slow pilot car...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-10-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
We start our trek back east tomorrow, with a...

We start our trek back east tomorrow, with a three night stay in St Mary KOA.

Did white water rafting all day yesterday and rented e-bikes and rode all the way up to Logan Pass today. Hard work...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-09-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
We were at Grizzly in West Yellowstone, but left...

We were at Grizzly in West Yellowstone, but left yesterday for Glacier. So we’re now at West Glacier KOA Resort, the place is crazy nice.

Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-07-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Pushed up to Tower today, almost 2hrs each way...

Pushed up to Tower today, almost 2hrs each way from our campground. At 7am, traffic was almost non-existent heading up to Mammoth, and really rare past Mammoth.

Did a back country hike at Tower...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-07-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
No. Ditched that system July 2.

No. Ditched that system July 2.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-06-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Oh, and after some early morning hikes and geyser...

Oh, and after some early morning hikes and geyser basin sightseeing, we ventured south to Bridge Bay Marina to rent a power boat and have lunch out on the lake, motor off, drifting along Stevenson...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-06-2022, 07:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
We’re here through Friday morning then head to...

We’re here through Friday morning then head to Glacier, three nights at West Glacier KOA, then three nights at St. Mary KOA.

Going to Sun is closed through Logan Pass until July 13 at least, heavy...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-04-2022, 03:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Was at the west gate by 7am today, only a couple...

Was at the west gate by 7am today, only a couple cars in line, breezed up to Norris Geyser, only a few cars in the parking lot, felt like we had the place to ourselves for a bit.

1.5 hrs later we...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-03-2022, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By Tdave
I have to admit that out of the dozens of...

I have to admit that out of the dozens of attractions we’ve seen since starting a journey west about a month ago, the only one that disappointed me has been Crazy Horse. The whole vibe there was...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-03-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
We departed Colter Bay at 9:30 this morning,...

We departed Colter Bay at 9:30 this morning, budgeting 3.5hrs to do the 2.0hrs trip, in case of lines and construction and in park traffic.

By the time we got to Old Faithful turn out, we were way...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-02-2022, 10:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Yep, we passed through those areas on the way...

Yep, we passed through those areas on the way down to the Tetons.

We’ll be staying at Grizzly in West Yellowstone.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-02-2022, 08:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Thanks for the update. We head north from Grand...

Thanks for the update. We head north from Grand Teton to West Yellowstone tomorrow. Had a quick glimpse of Yellowstone on our way down here from the east entrance.

The license plate system was...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-30-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Tdave
Oops, Mountain Majesty was our booked tour,...

Oops, Mountain Majesty was our booked tour, Avalanche Creek looks like almost the 2/3 way point?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-30-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Tdave
Ok, looks like luck isn’t with us this year...

Ok, looks like luck isn’t with us this year regarding Going to the Sun, late snow will keep it closed through at least July 13.

Our Western Alpine tour was booked for July 10. The furthest east...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-29-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Tdave
Yeah, even with a late model F450, pulling a 17k...

Yeah, even with a late model F450, pulling a 17k 5th wheel, traveling east to west, I couldn’t wait to get off the mountain.

Mixed 7% grade up and straight 18 miles of 7% grade down with 25mph...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-26-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Don’t know if you’re still at the park, but how’s...

Don’t know if you’re still at the park, but how’s the traffic inside been? We’re now in Coty, then off to Grand Teton, and doing Yellowstone July 3-8.
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-25-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Tdave
Thanks, left before I saw your response, and I...

Thanks, left before I saw your response, and I ended up taking the left route, only a few minutes longer and pretty much flat.

Staying at the Devils Tower KOA with a front row seat, beautiful...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-24-2022, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Tdave
Custer to Devils Tower towing 17k lbs 5er

Rt 16 to 85 to 14,

Or Rt 16 all the way to 14?

16 all the way to 14 is slightly longer, but looks to be less elevation from aerial maps?

Thanks.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-23-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tdave
Thanks for the update, we’ll be there in about a...

Thanks for the update, we’ll be there in about a week.

How is the plate checking handled, via registration at window or via camera in the booth? Just wondering if the towed vehicle or the towing...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-21-2022, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Tdave
Thanks for the tip, just got back from a great...

Thanks for the tip, just got back from a great dinner there and then the Mt Rushmore lighting ceremony.

I ended up taking I90, only added a few minutes to the trip, was smooth of course.

And...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-20-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Tdave
Well that was a heck of a storm!

Well that was a heck of a storm!
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-20-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 975
Posted By Tdave
Anyone use the ALPS before? They make it seem...

Anyone use the ALPS before? They make it seem like it’s a “thing” that’s been used before as traffic control. Still don’t know if the plate on the tow vehicle or the trailer is what is looked at, and...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-20-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Tdave
I guess another way to put it is that every few...

I guess another way to put it is that every few hundred yards there are sharp dips in the road, that could end up launching your trailer.

Wasn’t a comfortable ride even just in my tow vehicle,...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-19-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 414
Posted By Tdave
Rt 44 or I90 to Mt. Rushmore from Badlands?

Currently on the south side of the Badlands, and drove a short section of 44 back to our campground this afternoon. Lots of heaves for the distance we drove.

We like scenic routes, but I’m...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-06-2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By Tdave
St. Mary KOA in East Glacier? Not out of...

St. Mary KOA in East Glacier?

Not out of business, just a pre-emptive move in a local tax dispute with landlord, they say it is now resolved, but they were never canceling reservations.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-20-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Tdave
That must have been one huge dump! :rofl: ...

That must have been one huge dump! :rofl:



Typical issue, see answers above.
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 05-12-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Tdave
Try removing the doors, that may allow you to...

Try removing the doors, that may allow you to rotate the unit to get to the back, not that hard to remove them (done it on my Whirlpool).

However, sounds like a evaporator assembly leak, which is...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 04-28-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By Tdave
Ditto what Jim says. With my 450 and North Point,...

Ditto what Jim says. With my 450 and North Point, I had to do the same, order different length balls and try them in real life.

Currently using tallest B&W and run the airbag on the Goose Box at...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-23-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Thanks for the advice. I think I’m just going to...

Thanks for the advice. I think I’m just going to have to “condition” the troops on super early morning rising a few days before our arrival to Yellowstone. Luckily mom is a natural early riser.
...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-18-2022, 04:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Yes, of course.

Yes, of course.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Got it, but certainly is a much more conservative...

Got it, but certainly is a much more conservative time estimate point to point than what RV trip planners or google maps have indicated. Caused me to already alter plans.




Thanks for that...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Excellent point about timing our wildlife viewing...

Excellent point about timing our wildlife viewing to dawn and dusk, that should cause us to adjust the Hayden trip to earlier or later.

Some helpful folks in another forum linked me to this map,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Thanks, was hoping to hit Old Faithful before...

Thanks, was hoping to hit Old Faithful before 10am to beat the crowds, but eruption schedule would impact that, too. Good to know about the back lot.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Lol, perhaps you missed this: Ok, for those...

Lol, perhaps you missed this:

Ok, for those that feel the schedule is optimistic, what recommendations do you have?
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-12-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Ok, for those that feel the schedule is...

Ok, for those that feel the schedule is optimistic, what recommendations do you have?

On each day, the destinations are on the same route, so either I budget more time to see them, or I eliminate...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-11-2022, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Thanks, twogypsies, yes I've watched that LOLOHO...

Thanks, twogypsies, yes I've watched that LOLOHO video, it's great. Pooch isn't a barker, and we regularly leave him for 7-8 hrs at a time.

RVThere, except for July 3, travel day, we'll be in our...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 04-11-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By Tdave
Critique my Yellowstone Plans

We'll be there early July.

We have a dog with us.

Leave early July 3 from Colter Bay heading to Grizzly RV Park in West Yellowstone, stop and see Old Faithful and the Inn on the way, arrive...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-26-2022, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Tdave
Yep, dash cam is the cylinder up by the rearview...

Yep, dash cam is the cylinder up by the rearview mirror in the photo.

Phone is running Copilot, which is RV GPS, too. Sometimes the Garmin doesn’t agree with the Copilot and then I take the time...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 03-09-2022, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By Tdave
Another vote for Spacious Skies (formally Luray...

Another vote for Spacious Skies (formally Luray KOA). Get a back in pergola site and you will have magnificent views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Seen some really spectacular sunsets...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-19-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Tdave
For what it’s worth, my understanding is that you...

For what it’s worth, my understanding is that you do not need an entry ticket if you have a scheduled tour of any kind within the park. Day of your tour your tour reservation number will get you into...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-19-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Tdave
Thanks for all the responses. I talked to a few...

Thanks for all the responses. I talked to a few more folks and learned that the most dramatic scenery along Going to the Sun is on the east side past Logan Pass.

Since we will be hiking around...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 02-18-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By Tdave
Glacier Red Bus Tours

Will be in Glacier for 5 days early July this year. Our tow vehicle is too large to travel on Going to the Sun.

From what I can see, pretty much all the Red Bus tours are the same route, they are...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-20-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By Tdave
If the pressure to allow the grease to come out...

If the pressure to allow the grease to come out the end of the spindle is higher than what the rear grease seal can hold, the grease starts coming out the back, and you won’t know it with a drum set...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-20-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By Tdave
Factory drum brakes on Jaycos (Dexter) don’t have...

Factory drum brakes on Jaycos (Dexter) don’t have threaded snouts to accommodate the clear plastic axle caps used in typical oil bath set ups. You’d need to swap to an 8k disc setup, like from...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-15-2022, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By Tdave
People laughed at me when I posted this photo in...

People laughed at me when I posted this photo in another group, said they didn’t want to share the road with me as I obviously was chronically lost. With a 13’6” tall 43’ long 17k lbs 5th wheel,...
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