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Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,545
Posted By CurbCrusher
scooterbob, We did an out west trip two...

scooterbob,

We did an out west trip two years ago and loved it. We were in Yellowstone right around Memorial Day and woke up with fresh snow on the ground each morning. On the way from...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-16-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,213
Posted By CurbCrusher
Closer to Naples you can find Collier Seminole...

Closer to Naples you can find Collier Seminole State Park (https://www.floridastateparks.org/collierseminole/default.cfm), probably already booked for the end of December. Our blog entry about our...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 12-16-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,164
Posted By CurbCrusher
Dar and Dale, We did a Yellowstone trip...

Dar and Dale,

We did a Yellowstone trip back in 2010, and being from Florida I was worried about the mountain driving. I think the definitive work on Yellowstone is from rvcruzer at...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 11-03-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,524
Posted By CurbCrusher
We pretty much plan one weekend a month (Fri -...

We pretty much plan one weekend a month (Fri - Sun) at some place (usually state parks) within a three hour drive. If we stay till Monday, then we expand it out to a five - six hour drive. Then we...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 09-02-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By CurbCrusher
Between 62-64.

Between 62-64.
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 08-23-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,203
Posted By CurbCrusher
One of the narrowest we've been on in the RV is...

One of the narrowest we've been on in the RV is the Plattsmoth Bridge over the Missouri River between Nebraska and Iowa on NE-66.

https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4712453871_38f9f0387e_m.jpg...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 07-19-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,367
Posted By CurbCrusher
thomask: You heard her right. Dry camping...

thomask:
You heard her right. Dry camping only at Alexander. Like PanJH said, stay at Salt Springs and drive down, it's not that far.

There is a web site...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-28-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By CurbCrusher
bobnshirlene...

bobnshirlene (https://www.irv2.com/forums/members/bobnshirlene-48513.html),
It's been a couple of years, but we stayed there on our way north one night when we got a late start. We've talked about...
Forum: Class A Motorhome Discussions 12-22-2010, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,633
Posted By CurbCrusher
In Orlando the prices can vary widely. There is a...

In Orlando the prices can vary widely. There is a KOA south of the airport with storage around $60 a month. The Public Storage type of places are all over $120. There is an off-airport parking lot...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-13-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By CurbCrusher
GarrKD, Can't talk about item 2, as I've...

GarrKD,
Can't talk about item 2, as I've never been there in the rain. As to the approach, on our first trip I hated the drive in. We followed our GPS from 17 to Folly Road, then down Central...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-08-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By CurbCrusher
Heritage, My initial thought was "I was just...

Heritage,
My initial thought was "I was just there a year or so ago." But upon further reflection, we made that trip in the fifth-wheel, which means at least 3.5 years ago, and upon finding the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-08-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By CurbCrusher
We were just up there for Thanksgiving. James...

We were just up there for Thanksgiving. James Island County Park is the place to stay. We've been there twice, once in July and once in November and enjoyed the park both times. Easy access to the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-07-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By CurbCrusher
In the Leesburg area you can check out Lake...

In the Leesburg area you can check out Lake Griffin State Park (https://www.floridastateparks.org/lakegriffin/default.cfm). Its pretty much in the middle of what I think of as the Leesburg area. Its a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 12-07-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,575
Posted By CurbCrusher
https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/3115955513_a67...

https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/3115955513_a6727c468a_m.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/curbcrusher/3115955513/)
Blue Angel Atrium (https://www.flickr.com/photos/curbcrusher/3115955513/) by...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 11-10-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,110
Posted By CurbCrusher
I'll second the use of Skidaway Island State...

I'll second the use of Skidaway Island State Park. We've made two trips to Savannah, on in a 5th wheel and one in the motorhome, and stayed there both times. The second was when my daughter's GS...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-28-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,079
Posted By CurbCrusher
Pretty much the same place you pick up 295. Just...

Pretty much the same place you pick up 295. Just head the other way.
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10-18-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By CurbCrusher
We were in the area back in June. We stayed up in...

We were in the area back in June. We stayed up in Cave City, and visited Mammouth and Lincoln's Boyhood home which is a bit further north. We would not stay at the Cave City Jellystone again, but...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 10-06-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By CurbCrusher
Steve, We did GA16 from Newnan to I-75 back...

Steve,
We did GA16 from Newnan to I-75 back in June 35 foot motorhome pulling a Saturn Vue. No problems that I remember on the road, just a standard two lane state highway for most of the trip,...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-20-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By CurbCrusher
Been to Savannah twice, stayed at Skidaway Island...

Been to Savannah twice, stayed at Skidaway Island State Park both times. Great place to camp, nice sized sites in a pretty state park. You can hop on the Truman Expressway and be downtown in just a...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By CurbCrusher
RoamingGR1, We did most (90%) of the opposite...

RoamingGR1,
We did most (90%) of the opposite trip in April of this year, from Orlando to Denton before heading up to Amarillo. From East to West, our trip was Fl. Turnpike to I-75 (not necessary...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 09-13-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,079
Posted By CurbCrusher
I second edj's comment on bypassing Jacksonville...

I second edj's comment on bypassing Jacksonville with 9A. I've done all three headed north from Orlando, I-95 through the middle, 295 around the west and 9A around the east. I personally like 9A the...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-11-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By CurbCrusher
I second Cloudland Canyon SP. We've been there...

I second Cloudland Canyon SP. We've been there twice, both in the summer, but think it's great. When you say North GA, everyone thinks about the east side of the state, but the west side of the state...
Forum: MH-General Discussions & Problems 09-08-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 24,689
Posted By CurbCrusher
Hydration. With Florida Love Bugs, I've tried...

Hydration. With Florida Love Bugs, I've tried everything, dryer sheets, special wax, special soap, pressure washer. Someone pointed out to me that when you get a good rain, they come off easy. It...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 09-01-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By CurbCrusher
I would concur with the folks that say to visit...

I would concur with the folks that say to visit Devil's Tower. We did it as a spur of the moment thing on our way back east after visiting Yellowstone, and I'm glad we didn't miss it. Also don't...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-31-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By CurbCrusher
It's too much fun, here's another from the...

It's too much fun, here's another from the Cadillac Ranch.
https://www.curbcrusher.com/cr1.jpg
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 08-31-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,201
Posted By CurbCrusher
I'll try. From our trip to the Grand Canyon...

I'll try. From our trip to the Grand Canyon earlier this year.

https://www.curbcrusher.com/gc1.jpg
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-31-2010, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By CurbCrusher
REWahoo, Ouch! I was fortunate and got to go...

REWahoo,

Ouch! I was fortunate and got to go watch from the Saturn V center with my daughter and a bunch of Girl Scouts four years ago. At that launch they were still selling tickets that morning...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-30-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By CurbCrusher
Shuttle Launch | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...

Shuttle Launch | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (https://flic.kr/p/6o7u9Y)

One thing to consider. KSC Visitor's center sells "tickets" to the launches. They put you on a bus and take you out to a spot to...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-30-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By CurbCrusher
fxdave, Only Encore park we've ever stayed...

fxdave,
Only Encore park we've ever stayed in is the one in Salt Springs, at least I think that was an Encore park. We tend to be State and County park campers for most of our local trips. In...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 08-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,467
Posted By CurbCrusher
fxdave, We're further south in FL that you,...

fxdave,
We're further south in FL that you, in the Orlando area, but we did a big trip out west in April-June this year. The end of our trip was Yellowstone, Devils Tower, Black Hills of SD,...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 08-10-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,816
Posted By CurbCrusher
We have the Unified Tow Brake...

We have the Unified Tow Brake (https://www.usgear.cc/unified_tow_brake.htm) by US Gear. It is permanently installed in the car, so you just have to hook the car to the MH, run through the Saturn tow...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-04-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By CurbCrusher
SF Bob, We bought from a dealer back in 2007,...

SF Bob,
We bought from a dealer back in 2007, and I thought we ended up with a good deal. I detailed the process that we used in our blog, with the primary entries related to dealing with the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 07-03-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,870
Views: 562,331
Posted By CurbCrusher
We've spent one night in a Walmart parking lot,...

We've spent one night in a Walmart parking lot, not by choice. On our Great American Road Trip this summer I-40 was closed between Winslow and Flagstaff because of wind. We had stopped at the Walmart...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-02-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By CurbCrusher
Congratulations. Know you can't wait to get it....

Congratulations. Know you can't wait to get it. Our Sunova 35J (same thing just Itasca) is three years old and we've loved every minute of having it. Its a great family coach. We just finished a 6800...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 07-02-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,660
Posted By CurbCrusher
Wyatt53, Can't help directly as I've only...

Wyatt53,
Can't help directly as I've only seen the 2010's at a show recently. I know we ordered our 2007 Sunova 35J in Dec of 2006, after only having looked at 2006's. There was not a big...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-26-2010, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By CurbCrusher
And if I remember right from our trip to James...

And if I remember right from our trip to James Island last year, you get free admission to the County Park at Folly Beach. So you have to drive a few miles to get to the beach, but you have a place...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,163
Posted By CurbCrusher
St. Louis was a stop on June 12th, along a big...

St. Louis was a stop on June 12th, along a big swing out west for us. While sitting in the hot tub at the Rafter J some folks told us the secret to the Arch was to go early. I bought tickets online...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,163
Posted By CurbCrusher
Just noted that it looks like wyntaxman (who...

Just noted that it looks like wyntaxman (who started the thread) has a bunk house. That indicates you might have kids with you. On another thread in the Crossroads section someone traveling with kids...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-23-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 17,163
Posted By CurbCrusher
We were there a couple of weeks ago and stayed at...

We were there a couple of weeks ago and stayed at Babler State Park just west of St. Louis and drove the toad in. I didn't even notice the RV parking signs as were were approaching the Arch, I just...
Forum: Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 06-21-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,816
Posted By CurbCrusher
For our 06 Vue, I put my own fuse switch in,...

For our 06 Vue, I put my own fuse switch in, located below the steering wheel. It makes tow prep easier, and it much nicer when driving more than 7 hours in a day and I have to reset the car. Photos...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-19-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By CurbCrusher
Capt Joe, Its been a couple of years, but we...

Capt Joe,
Its been a couple of years, but we came back from Savannah and went to Suawanee River State Park before heading back to Orlando. We came down 95, took 295 to 10 and headed west (the...
Forum: Gear and Product Discussions 06-12-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,450
Posted By CurbCrusher
I saw one of these advertised for the first time...

I saw one of these advertised for the first time in a Suncoast RV catalog that arrived at the house last week. DW has been wanting a better fan in the bathroom for some time, and I've been too lazy...
Forum: Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 06-09-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,233
Posted By CurbCrusher
Earlier this year I switched my carrier to...

Earlier this year I switched my carrier to Verizon and my DW stayed with ATT as we were planning our big circle tour. We figured it would be good to have phones from both carriers (and I wanted a...
Forum: Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 06-07-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,910
Posted By CurbCrusher
Just one negative about being in central or south...

Just one negative about being in central or south Florida if you are planning any traveling is that it takes a while to get out of the state. From Orlando, you'll drive for 3 hours or so to exit the...
Forum: Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 06-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,974
Posted By CurbCrusher
Never used it. I don't even know where the strap...

Never used it. I don't even know where the strap is anymore. When we picked ours up 3 years ago, the tech doing the walk through unhooked it and said "you don't really need this." I think that's the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-04-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By CurbCrusher
We're headed to St. Louis in about 8 days as we...

We're headed to St. Louis in about 8 days as we start winding up our big road trip. It is a bit outside of town, but we are staying at Babler State Park, and then driving in for the day to do the...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 06-04-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,599
Posted By CurbCrusher
We just came through SD this last week with a 12...

We just came through SD this last week with a 12 year old. The Badlands are a must, that was one of the best days there. I love the kitchy road side attractions, so not only Wall Drug, but the Corn...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 05-14-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,818
Posted By CurbCrusher
I know it is considered rude to post to a very...

I know it is considered rude to post to a very old topic, but in the interest of completing the story please forgive me in advance.

We spent May 4th through May 8th in Yosemite. We traveled in on...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-04-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,818
Posted By CurbCrusher
Thanks again to everyone for the responses, and...

Thanks again to everyone for the responses, and to ka6bud for the more detailed info. I also found that you can get Google Streetview for this detour. Coming from Yosemite it looks like there is...
Forum: Navigation, Routes & Roads 04-03-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,818
Posted By CurbCrusher
Thanks again. It sounds like I would prefer...

Thanks again.
It sounds like I would prefer the 140 route for the exit. 1997, wow, that seems like a long time for a detour.

Could someone please answer the question about unhooking the toad on...
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