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  • TravelingTerri
    TravelingTerri:
    April 3We stayed at Rancheros De Santa Fe. A little out of the way from shopping, etc., but very wooded & private & quiet.
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  • Judi Rick
    Judi Rick:
    March 26We are going west to New Mexico. Does anyone have favorite campgrounds around Sante Fe or Albuquerque?
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 1 other like this.
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      LarandSus March 26 We've stayed at KOA in Bernallilo. This fall we're going to try the town's Coronado Campground. It's cheaper and looks good enough.
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      M & M Shaffer March 26 American RV just west of city going up the hill on i-40 on the south side. Easy on and off exit. Room for big rigs pull through. We enjoyed our stay there. Going to use them again this summer, on our way to WV from Needles CA.
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      Dave/Kathi March 26 I would second the American RV park. have stayed there nice place. I have also stayed at the  Route 66 RV Resort. stayed there twice, Both parks are nice. The Route 66 is only better as it has a cancino and restaurants. 
    • Judi Rick
      The Mountains March 26 We stayed at Enchanted Trails RV campground and Trading Post. Easy on/off 40 with pull throughs. Close to Albuquerque and cool Route 66 theme. Would stay there again.
    • Judi Rick
      Birdie April 4 There are some COE parks between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Listed in AllStays, we found to be perfect distance from Santa Fe.
  • TJAK
    TJAK :
    February 26Planning our trip out west. Any recommendations for must see in Kansas?
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      Tom and Pat Gutzke February 26 President Dwight D Eisenhower's boyhood home is in Abilene along with his Museum. Easy to spend a day there. Campground just a half-mile south. Not fancy but a quiet place to stop for the night. There's also a tourist railroad in town. Wasn't operating wh...  more
    • TJAK
      Jim & Sharon Ham February 26 There is also a great indoor carousel and telephone museum in Abilene behind the Eisenhower Museum.  There is an old-west cowboy town next to the museum that is mostly falling apart, but is free.  Eisenhower is closed right now for a large upgra...  more
    • TJAK
      Birdie February 26 Many small towns have a lot of history. That was a state used to ‘pass through’ on the way west. Many small museums, lots of city RV parks with nice RV spots and very reason prices. You can travel across the top of KS going town to town and staying in the...  more
    • TJAK
      Greg & Toni March 3 Depending on your interests, there are lots of things.  Google "What to see in Kansas"
    • TJAK
      RV Travel April 3 Garden of Eden in Lucas. Nothing like it anywhere else: http://www.gardenofedenlucas.org
  • Jstpeg & Bruce
    Jstpeg & Bruce :
    January 31When is the best time to make plans for a trip to Alaska? Do we need to make reservations a year in advance like in Florida or are they easier to get? We will probably be leaving from Kansas.
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      Dick Kashdin January 31 That is a loaded question like when is the best time to retire or the best time to go full time.  But there are some things that should be taken into account.  (1) How much time is involved.  Our round trip to Alaska and back took about 3 m...  more
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      xctraveler January 31 We spent 11 months running down the East coast to FL then across the South to LA then up the left coast into Canada and on up through Whitehorse to Dawson City and over the TOTW (Top of the World) Highway (nice name for 150 miles of dirt).Then every mmile...  more
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Birdie February 1 I would say if you want to stay at the top campground within Denali NP you should make your reservation as far ahead as you can. Many people enjoy staying there and it is mostly full. Check out the camping amenities so you go in ready. We only stayed 3 ni...  more
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        xctraveler February 3 As I remember, the furthest in campground in Denali is on a lottery and once you get in to the campground you are required to not move your vehicles at all for the 3 day stay. The shuttle stops there and you get passes good for the duration of your stay o...  more
      • Jstpeg & Bruce
        Hank & Shirleen February 3 It wasn’t on a lottery in 2016 and we have heard no changes.  The Campground is Teklanika and is about 30 miles in. They stop you at about 15 miles in unless you have the campground reservations.  The only lottery we have heard about Is to be ab...  more
      • Jstpeg & Bruce
        Hank & Shirleen February 26 Wasn’t on a lottery in 2016! 
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Birdie February 3 It wasn’t on lottery when I went. It was reservation only. But if someone cancelled or was a no show you might get that spot. The shuttle was the best way to travel and see stuff. There were lots of hikers in most of the park. As the stupid folks did stup...  more
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Larnold0000 February 26 You can boondock a lot of places in Alaska.  We did so on the many pull outs - if there are 5 or more cars behind you, you have to pull out.  We also rented an RV close to the airport - nice units and great customer service.  It is hard to ...  more
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      • Jstpeg & Bruce
        Birdie February 26 We found many of the dry camping spots closed during June and July. That is the most busy time of the year. After the first week in August all those closed areas were opened up. Traffic had changed from very busy to very casual. Campgrounds were really gl...  more
  • Whinot
    Whinot:
    January 30Escapees sponsored a HOP to the Stampeded a few years ago and we all stayed at a park in Cochrane. It offered good amenities and access to the riverfront trail.
  • Ruth & Roger
    Ruth & Roger:
    January 30We are planning to go to the Calgary Stampede in 2019. Any suggestions on campgrounds in the area?
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    • Ruth & Roger
      Dick Kashdin January 30 Check with Fantasy Tours or Adventure Caravans and see what Campgrounds they use.  We were at the Stampede in 2009 with Adventure when we went to Alaska but can not remember the name of the Campground.  I do remember it was not east getting to i...  more
    • Ruth & Roger
      Merlin & Suki Billings January 30 In the summer of 2017 I toured Alberta with a SMART (Special Military Active Recreational Travelers) caravan and we spent a week in Calgary.  We went to the stampede twice and had a great time touring various attractions in the Calgary area.  We...  more
    • Ruth & Roger
      Ruth & Roger January 30 Thank you both.
  • RV Travel
    RV Travel:
    January 26If you bought a defective RV and watch it sit in the shop more than enjoy it on the road or in the campground, here's a list of resources for you. rvtravel.com/fixit ...  more
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  • Curtis
    Curtis :
    January 16Anyone have any good tips for these folks?
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    • Curtis
      Eric and Kathy January 17 Don't know if this helps, but we tow a 6,500 lb trailer with our 2013 Expedition. No problems in 4 years of RVing. It has a 5.4L, but it's a short wheelbase and seems to handle fine. I can go up to 9,100 lbs, although I wouldn't want to try it. Safe Travels.
    • Curtis
      Tom and Pat Gutzke January 26 While the truck can tow 13,200 pounds, a bumper hitch can NOT tow that much.  I would check with a bumper hitch company [maybe U-Haul?] and ask them what the maximum trailer weight would be if they attached a bumper hitch to your truck.You might he b...  more
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      • Curtis
        Tom and Pat Gutzke January 26 I should add that our first RV was a Bethany pop-up that did not have a refrigerator or bathroom or awning. It's weight [loaded] was under 3,000 pounds and I towed it with a car. Never had a problem in the 2+years we had it.
    • Curtis
      M&J Forest River January 29 Thank you all for you're responses.  Ended up purchasing a 2018 Ram 2500 Crew-cab Diesel.  Towing capacity is a whopping 17,280 lbs so we are set to go.  
  • Jim -&karen collins
    Jim -&karen collins :
    January 13Stick to the southern route, I-10 til you get to 17 north out of Jacksonville then head north along the coastal routes, 17- 13 , then it depends on where you want to go in New York, that way you will avoid the mountains and snow
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  • TJAK
    TJAK :
    January 13Has anyone ever been to Golden, Co. We would like an RV park recommendation if you are familiar with the area. It will be late September. Thanks!
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    • TJAK
      George & Josie January 13 We love Clear
      Creek RV Park. Its small, on the bank of the creek, short walk from town and operated by the City of Golden.

      https://www.cityofgolden.net/play/recreation-attractions/clear-creek-rv-park/
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      • TJAK
        TJAK January 13 Thanks I actually was looking at that one.
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      COmedlin (Steve & Karen) January 13 There is also a nice state park, Golden Gate Canyon, but they only have electric hookups and you cannot make reservations until 6 months prior to your arrival date. 
    • TJAK
      SouthParkSteve January 13 I will second the vote for Clear Creek, although it IS in a very busy town park.