Get-Togethers

RV Park Discounts

  • 10% OFF

    Valid Till: Never Expires

    Category : RV Parks

    Use Code : GUNSMOKE10

    We are OPEN and accepting reservations!!!!! Gunsmoke RV Park is now offering RVillagers a 10% percent discount! Just mention the promotional code: GUNSMOKE10 when calling to book your stay with us at: 620-227-8247
  • View More

TIP - Is your current location up to date above? If not, click here to update your location and see who is NOW around you. (You never know, your friends may be right next door!)

 

Feed Post

  • Anne/Ed
    Anne/EdNew RVillagers Group!:
    January 15, 2019Hi, we're wondering if someone here has traveled south on I-5 in January in an RV or motorhome from Oregon to California. Here is what I've read the law says:

    "Carry chains in snow zones is a law and mandatory through March 31st. You MUST have chains wi...  more
    • Jim & Karen Kay Summerville likes this.
    • Anne/Ed
      TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 15, 2019 Any mtn passes whether I-5 or wherever have this requirement from Oct-Mar. With the salt water on the coast hwy not as much chance for snow or issues but also a more windy & narrow hwy.
    • Anne/Ed
      SouthParkSteve January 15, 2019 I don't want to speak for California laws, but here in Colorado, the law only says that commercial vehicles MUST carry chains.  Even with that, the highway patrol does not stop people on the highways looking for chains.  IF there is a storm and ...  more
      Hide 3 Replies
      • Anne/Ed
        TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 15, 2019 Steve in BC our mtn passes require passenger vehicles to have properly marked winter tires and an officer can pull you over and determine there is not enough tread for the current conditions and be turned away unless you have chains. Better to be safe than sorry!
      • Anne/Ed
        TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 15, 2019 From current Colorado DOT
      • Anne/Ed
        SouthParkSteve January 15, 2019 They are not visiting Colorado, so Colorado's laws don't matter.  Things may have changed in the last 30 years, but when I lived in California (at Lake Tahoe), the only time anyone was checking for chains was when there was an actual storm going on a...  more
    • Anne/Ed
      Dan & Kay Morris January 15, 2019 Get some chains for the truck at Walmart, if not used return them. Ny
      Hide 2 Replies
      • Anne/Ed
        SouthParkSteve January 15, 2019 The Walmart up here will not accept a return of chains.  Once you buy them, the sale is final.
      • Anne/Ed
        TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 15, 2019 Dan & Kay as long as the package of chains has not been opened & return within 30 day policy there is no issue. I have done this in both Canada and western USA
    • Anne/Ed
      Marilyn & Grant January 15, 2019 It just depends on the year. I would say your only problem may be the Siskiyou pass.
    • Anne/Ed
      TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 15, 2019 DOT of CA
    • Anne/Ed
    • Anne/Ed
      LarandSus January 15, 2019 I'm curious. I haven't seen chains being used since I was a little kid in Wisconsin. Back then it was the man's job to put them on and they looked pretty heavy. How easy is it to put them on and take them off at the side of the road? I'm wondering if chai...  more
      Hide 4 Replies
      • Anne/Ed
        TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 15, 2019 Improved a tremendous amount!! Also depends on type of chains you are using and how severe the conditions.
      • Anne/Ed
        SouthParkSteve January 15, 2019 It's NEVER pleasant to put on chains.....if nothing else, you never seem to have to put on chains on nice sunny, dry days.  It is usually really cold, wet, snowy, slushy, and muddy......
      • Anne/Ed
        Robbie & Alice January 16, 2019 I worked years ago as a chain monkey near Donner pass for a gas station.  Usually took me about 10 minutes without using jacks....Last I looked, tire chains haven't changed.
      • Anne/Ed
        TerraGypsy (Phoebe) January 16, 2019 Robbie for passenger truck tires I find them easy peasy & did it in blizzard conditions 3 yrs ago in the Rockies but to each there own. On a big motorhome I don’t know. I carry sets for both my truck & bumper pull trailer. But I’m Canadian. I found the ne...  more
    • Anne/Ed
      Anne/Ed January 15, 2019 Thanks for all of your perspectives and Phoebe, for posting the regs. I thought about just buying chains but haven't priced them yet. We also don't want to run into the actual need to USE them :  ). We've driven the southern Oregon coast by car sever...  more
      Hide 1 Reply
      • Anne/Ed
        SouthParkSteve January 15, 2019 Depending on the size of your tires, they could run as much as $100+ for a pair.  Even cheap ones (that would pretty much be useless, but would satisfy the legal requirement of having chains) are going to run more than $50...and more for larger tires.......
    • Anne/Ed
      Tuscanylife18 January 16, 2019 We have traveled I-5 in January and February,, we don’t have chains for our rig.  We just check the weather conditions (maybe even look at the road cams) and if it is looking bad. We hold up till it is better never got held up for more then a day. Ju...  more
    Read more from New RVillagers Group! Group
  • RV BUG STOP
    SPONSORED POST

    The self-closing design on the R.V Bug Stop keeps the slider on the R.Vs screen door closed. Installation is simple and requires no tools. just pull off the film from the tape and attach it to the horizontal rail under the slider. no more yelling at someone for leaving the slider open. with no bugs coming in you can sit back and relax thanks to the R. V. Bug Stop.