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31  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / ALASKA in May??? on: April 29, 2014, 10:16:40 am
Planning our next trip to Alaska next summer.  Our last trip we went late Aug to Sept. Loved it, no crowds, weather perfect(lucky) a  little cool. fall colors.    We had lots of advice and help on this trip.  This time we are thinking about going up mid May, get to Denali around the 25th and them meander down taking our time.. Has anyone traveled that early?  I also want to go a little earlier this time to do some Salmon fishing,,, got to fish for Halibut last time, but all the Salmon runs were over. Thanks for any tips.
PS,,, You might notice I ask for a lot of help,,, I plan our trips out way ahead of time haha
32  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: SEQUOIA NP on: April 21, 2014, 08:08:29 pm
Tks for tips,,,,  will have to keep RESEARCHING ,,,,  we always try to travel in cooler season, mid Spring, mid Fall... so usually miss the biggest crowds ( you would think people would be working and kids in school haha)(not anymore I guess)    I have found out you can read all the info on the internet, which is great, but never hurts to ask...when we went to Alaska I must have sent about a 100 emails to different people who were a great help when we traveled up there.  Wife uses a cpak and I don't have the battery power to run it all night,, how ever we are usually so tired I can not hear her snoring haha...
33  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: SEQUOIA NP on: April 19, 2014, 08:53:21 pm
Just want to make sure I'm reading website correct Sequoia NP  NO HOOK-UPS,, surprising,,, You would think they would at least have elect and water,,,  wife and I don't care to dry camp too much,,, may do a day at a local park and then go do some hard core camping haha-- thanks for the sites will look them over
34  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / SEQUOIA NP on: April 19, 2014, 10:26:13 am
Planning a trip to Grand Canyon, Zion  then Sequoia NP... everything I read about Sequoia says plenty of campgrounds for RV but no hook-ups. Any comments or help appreciated.. Been to Zion and Grand Canyon so need mainly advice on Sequoia  thanks
35  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Why PC? on: April 19, 2014, 10:10:17 am
I try never to say anything about another manufacturer,,, but you get what u pay for,,, it is very easy to price the resale value of any RV,,  so take any RV  go back 3/4 years and see what it resales for.  This will give you a very good reason to buy a PC.   For what I paid for my unit I could have purchased a new unit, but I know 3 years from now could not get the same price. Bet I can sale mind now for what I paid for it... enough said.
36  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: April 16, 2014, 09:55:01 am
Your welcome re the report,,, we had a great time.... WIFI- some type of small cable box,, it worked off the cable some how,, we used a splitter(provided) so that we could watch TV also.... hook up was inside RV next to the plug for the tv/cable ,,, was not to hard to set up,,, need a lap top also...  we had to go to the Meadow (by the swimming pool) to get the unit,, no cost just sign and return... once hooked up worked very well...

37  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Sirius on: April 15, 2014, 11:02:49 am
Wife and I love to have XM radio,,, also have a account with them.. I called and purchased a set from them for "free" with a contract. Had a radio/stero shop install, 85.00 bucks... If you look at my scan gauge picture installation, you can see where I had the radio installed on the cup holder area. We love having the radio. BTW,,,, keep the number to XM/Sirius to reset you radio,, I have learned that if you travel in different parts of the country you need to pick up the different signals,, so when we travel up North we do a reset on the radio
38  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: April 15, 2014, 10:51:55 am
Update- Just returned from WDW. Taking everyone's helpful advice, we decided to stay at Ft Wilderness. Note, I called one or two RV parks, they did not offer transport.  We were not disappointed.  Arrived Saturday, had reservations, made two weeks earlier.  Place was packed. Tons of kids and families.  We were about 1 mile from bus stop to pick up buses to the resorts, about one mile from boat stop to ride boat over to Magic Kingdom.  They have internal shuttle bus shuttle to pick you up at the campgrounds to take you to these two stops. We were about 200 yards from the shuttle bus. How ever we had our bicycles and used them for transport to these stops. It was great and they had sidewalks to bike on. Additionally they rent golf carts (expensive) daily if you want for transport. Matter of fact there were carts all over the place Sat.  Sunday we got up went to one of the parks came back around 230pm,,, about 50% of the people had left. Mainly the families with kids.. I guess they get a lot of week-enders during the school year.  Camp sites are great a little tight, especially if your towing, but they have spots to unhitch your car, before going to your spot,,, did not see any pull throughs....... sites are very clean, full hook-ups, cable,,  no wifi,, you can go get a set up to hook up to your cable to get wifi which we did.... sites are very shaded.  They have separate showers and laundry room, very clean.   Yes it is expensive,, we paid 82.00, but you get the advantage of the shuttles.. also they have all kinds of entertainment for the kids,,, super large swimming pool,, great place to take kids,, make sure you have some bikes,, some people towed in their own golf carts. I would guess during spring break, Christmas, summer  very very crowded. Reservations a must.  If you go like we did, should be no problem with getting a reservation late,,, bottom line great park a little expensive but worth it,,, especially if you want to take some kids... you could also take a tent with you lots of room to park you rig and set up a tent for the kids...
39  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: Dead battery salvation on: March 31, 2014, 10:22:57 am
  Good info,,, one thing I hate about new battery technology, when dead, dead,, use to when we were kids the ole battery would let you know a couple of weeks ahead of time that it was going bad,, now they just go dead,,, had to replace mind also Ron,,, was stuck in the storage shed when the battery went to heaven haha,,, wish I would have known about the cheater jump start would have made changing the battery out a little easier.
40  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Michelin tire blowouts on May 25, 2013 and Update. on: March 31, 2014, 10:09:49 am
I'm going to buy tires this fall..  did you buy the same size as the Michelins   in other words what size did you buy?  Just curious,, looking for options
2008   2350
41  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / WALT DISNEY WORLD, FLORIDA on: March 15, 2014, 10:21:13 am
Anyone had any experience.advice,,, want to go down to Disney World, stay at RV park and be able to bus over to the park.  I know you can RV at Camp Wilderness (very expensive) any other suggestions.?   Thanks

42  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Roof top carrier on: March 10, 2014, 10:29:05 am
   We also upsized?? haha  from a RT 210 to the 2350,, little surprised that you need more room.. how ever not sure what all your hauling,,, I use the space under the dinette (store my bikes) space under the bench seats and have plenty of room... I would be very reluctant to use the roof,, first just getting up and down  realize they have a ladder but I only use that if it was an emergency.... I would go with the stoway that you attach to the hitch those look neat... some of the guys have already posted and those look great
2008 PC 2350
PS   I'm sure you looked at all the tips that are posted, lots of great ideals to help out
43  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Fresh Water Tank Drain on: December 31, 2013, 11:58:06 am
   there was a lot messages regarding this issue,,( a whole lot during the summer),, I for one just monitor and estimate how much water I'm going to need to in regards to filling the tank,,,I normally try to keep the tank as low as possible just so I do not carry the weight around.   If you look at some of the pics of the rear tanks not an easy place to access,,, also as far setting up a drain don't forget it's going to have to be lower than the tank to drain,, I drain mind at home with a bucket so as not to waste the water,,,, personally a lot of work for a project,,, if how ever you do do it,,, take pics I could change my mind and do the same haha
44  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: MICHELIN TIRE RECALL on: December 30, 2013, 11:10:01 am
      talk about luck,,,, 29,000 miles and free replacements,,,, BTW,,, how did the old tires look otherwise,,, also are you in the school of rotating your tires,,???

45  Main Forum / Adventure Anywhere / Re: WEST COAST TRAVEL WINTER TIME on: December 30, 2013, 11:05:59 am
     4 wheel drive PC......  not needed here in Texas and again  I mainly do spring and fall trips,   when we were in Alaska, met a guy driving a 4wheeler PC,,, he lived in Washington state and did a lot of travel in Canada, Alaska etc,,, if I lived up there could see the expense,,, and also with the shorter seasons and mountains...

Watching the storms up north this week-end,,, I'm thinking what are those people doing out there????   I'm retired,, so I just don't travel bad weather unless it's and emergency,, I don't want to turn into an emergency haha

where is McCloud  country RV park?   
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