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  • Harry and Sandy Corby
    Harry and Sandy Corby:
    We're at the Vista Del Sol RV Resort in Bullhead City headed south on Tuesday towards Lake Havasu City and Parker . Looking for a nice campground, not too expensive. Any recommendations would be appreciated. Would like to be on or really close to river...  more
    • Thu at 11:56 AM
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      RVrebel Girl (Carolyn) Hi I will be at Lake Havasu in January and found everything is booked. We were able to get the last 2 spots at Lake Havasu State Park for our dates. $35 a night. they don’t take the senior pass for the national parks.
      • Thu at 12:45 PM
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      Marshall Raisman Look for BLM land if any
      • Thu at 1:26 PM
  • HwyHiatus
    HwyHiatus:
    Hi, Y'all! I'm looking for feedback on Big Bend NP. We are headed that direction currently.
    • Thu at 10:26 AM
    • · via mobile
    • HwyHiatus
      Three Cats Ranch RV Been there a couple of times. Camped at Cottonwood both times and loved it. No hook-ups, but inexpensive. Great hiking and bird-watching.
    • HwyHiatus
      Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) Big Bend is very big so be prepared to drive a bit within the park. There are some great hikes and lots of amazing scenery. Crossing the river into Mexico was a fun day trip. We stayed in Terlingua during our visit to the area at BJ's RV Park. If you stay...  more
    • HwyHiatus
      The Knapkes Agree with all that. The place with the fuel and restaurant is called Big Bend Resort & Adventures. There are others in the area as well. The town of Terlingua is quirky and cool. Second on La Kiva as well as a couple other spots in the area. In addit...  more
    • HwyHiatus
      Owen Treanor Was there several days ago. Camped near the lodge but limited to rigs 24 ft. Ate at the lodge and did the lost mine hike. Also check out the hot springs on the east side of the park.
  • Blue Dog Two
    Blue Dog Two :
    I'm planning a trip to Yellowstone at the end of May. How is the drive on I-80 between Sidney, NE and Salt Lake City, UT. Are there any steep grades that I should be aware of? Then, I plan to drive north on I-15 to HWY 20 into West Yellowstone. I hav...  more
    • Wed at 7:24 AM
    • June MN and 2 others like this.
    • Blue Dog Two
      Tim & Tina Allstays app has grades 
    • Blue Dog Two
      Curt & Isabel You can bypass SLC altogether if you'd like by taking I-84. It'll intersect with I-15 north of SLC around Ogden. Hwy 20 is a very nice fairly flat road. We've traveled it many times.
    • Blue Dog Two
      Michael&Marilyn There are no grades to worry about. Go and enjoy your trip. It's a beautiful drive, and Yellowstone is spectacular.
    • Blue Dog Two
      RV dude There's a grade just outside Ashton, Id. but no big deal, done it many times.  May is pretty early in the season. Park is just opening up if there's not much snow. Hide 1 Reply
      • Blue Dog Two
        Blue Dog Two I will be heading that way the last week in May.  Actually will arrive around June 4th.  Hope the snow is gone.
        • Thu at 6:54 AM
    • Blue Dog Two
      Greg & Jeani Thompson There are three long grades that the locals call "The Sisters." They are fairly long and steep but I-80 has at least 4 lanes on the long uphill side of the grades so just pick a lane that matches your speed and take your time.  You'll be fine.  ...  more
  • Debbie & Jeff Miller
    Debbie & Jeff Miller:
    https://globetrotterworks.com/products/us-national-parks-scratchable-map
    US National Parks Scratchable Map – Globetrotter Works
    • Tue at 5:31 PM
    • · via iPad
  • Jersey-Exit 41
    Jersey-Exit 41 :
    Harry and Sandy....We are National Park Enthusiasts for sure, but in the evening I enjoy TV. We have a Dish Tailgater with a very long cable. If there is TV being broadcasted we'll find it. ALSO: there is an app for your phone(sat finder, it's green a...  more
    • Tue at 5:58 AM
    • WyomingDebbie and 7 others like this.
    • Jersey-Exit 41
      Steve & Diane I use Sat Finder Lite, a free app.  It works great. Hide 1 Reply
    • Jersey-Exit 41
      WyomingDebbie WOW!
      • Tue at 6:12 AM
    • Jersey-Exit 41
      WyomingDebbie Now I need a satellite:(
    • Jersey-Exit 41
      Jess Keopke I have a King Tailgater 300,Satellite Dome, and Wally Receiver! it works great, I just set it on top of my motorhome where its out of the way! getting perfect reception!
  • Mike and Roberta Sticht
    Mike and Roberta Sticht :
    Today we arrived at the Francis Marion and Fort Sumpter National Forest. We are 32 miles from Fort Sumpter National Monument. It’s always great to use our Golden Age Passport! We’re parked at Buck Hall Campground right next to the water. Charleston, SC is...  more
    • Mon at 8:56 PM
    • · via iPhone
    • Donna and Roy and 6 others like this.
    • Mike and Roberta Sticht
      Steve & Diane Francis Marion (aka The Swamp Fox) was one of my great, great... great grandfathers.
  • chiefkazoo
    chiefkazoo :
    Forget the TV and enjoy the Parks. There is a lot to see and excellent Ranger talks in the evening at many parks.
    • Mon at 8:51 AM
    • T mac and 8 others like this.
    • chiefkazoo
      Marshall Raisman Yes throw out the tv
    • chiefkazoo
      Summrbrz yes, but late at night a little tv won’t be bad :)
    • chiefkazoo
      Marilyn Peek Martin I enjoy TV and I gotta get my daily dosage of NPR but have to agree with chiefkazoo. I could easily get too involved with "my programs" and miss the beauty and bounty of State and National Parks where I usually camp. If I'm more interested in TV than the ...  more
    • chiefkazoo
      Travelinlady Great place to eat in town for Irish Food Tommy 
      Condon's love their Shepards Pie.
      • Tue at 4:29 AM
  • Harry and Sandy Corby
    Harry and Sandy Corby:
    Since we're newbies, we need to know what to get to have TV and/or internet at parks and such. Please help? We're not to far from Camper World.
    • Mon at 7:48 AM
    • Debbie and Larry and 2 others like this.
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      Big G & Lou Harry, Don’t buy from CW..... I’ve used Dish at home and a Tailgater in the 5th Wheel, for 5 yrs. I bought the Tailgater from a Dish Rep in Houston, then when we got home that Spring Dish came out and installed a permanent dish on a pole next to the house...  more
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      Summrbrz These are all good ideas. We have DirecTV. We have an in motion on our roof as well, with two receivers that allow us to watch different programming on the TV’s. If the trees prevent us from using the satellite, we switch to shore and raise the antenna. B...  more
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      RussW Our rig came with Traveler antenna on roof and Direct TV receiver.  We switched to Dish as you can get HD with Traveler, but not with Direct.  We've had great service with Dish who appear to be more in-tune with RV users.  Only problems as ...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • Harry and Sandy Corby
        M & C Rving I like the RV Travel plan for Dish.  We won't have to pay if we plan to spend a month or more on cable.  We have the Flex plan, with added packages for "locals" and Heartland.  When we get to a new service area I just call with the zip code...  more
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      Muggles What is that phone app called?
      • Mon at 11:06 AM
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      Summrbrz Dish does sound more RV friendly. ATT/DirecTV is about to make changes to its customer agreements. Perhaps this may be the time to switch. I’ll do my research. Thanks..
  • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
    Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) :
    Thoughts and experiences regarding the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in December? TIA
    • December 9
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    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Glen and Rita Miller Take the buses and stop everywhere! There are two trails into the canyon for adventurous hikers who don't mind sharing the path with donkeys. It's not an easy climb but the views are worth it! Hide 1 Reply
      • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
        Roy Knight Normally the "mules" are only on the Bright Angel Trail, and it is that easier trail. They're both very tough.
        • December 10
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      TandC Gilbert Our family was just there yesterday.  Weather was beautiful. 
      Just be sure to have winter clothes with you.  The weather can change quickly.  
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David) Thanks Gilbert Family! We full time so all of our stuff is always with us. I just have to pull the warm clothes out from under the bed :)
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      ChuckCorel Actually stayed in Williams with 2 feet of snow. Was an awesome experience at the Canyon & certainly different and beautiful with snow. It can be very cold so be prepared for that. Enjoy!
    • Landmark Adventures (Cheryl & David)
      M & C Rving March visit started dry and sunny, ended with 14 inches of snow in 24 hours. 
      • Mon at 9:30 PM
  • Harry and Sandy Corby
    Harry and Sandy Corby:
    Headed for valley of fire NV today then Bullhead city looking for a campground on the Colorado river. Any suggestions would be appreciated
    • December 8
    • · via iPhone
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    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      Hank & Shirleen Harry and Sandy Corby. Go to the home page, click on “Show Explore Map”. Below the map click on “destination” , type in your destination. Then click on parks below that. You can also change distance out like 25 or 50 miles. Most parks will come up. You cl...  more
    • Harry and Sandy Corby
      RVrebel Girl (Carolyn) Big Ben of the Colorado State Recreation Area in Laughlin NV is on the Colorado River

      might need reservations tho
      It has good reviews but I have not been there