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  1. Wow! What a mess to deal with! So sorry. As we drove on highways we have seen others do this and commented that the whole roof could be torn off while driving. Most people probably don't even know that theirs does that. Good thing you caught it but sounds like a difficult fix by yourselves. Hopefully, you can find someone to fix it.
  2. Brings back memories. When we did a lot of 4-wheeling with the Jeep we always cooked our lunch on the manifold. Others looked envious when we had a hot meal and they had cold sandwiches!
  3. Chains won't be needed this time of year. North Rim is definitely not more commercialized than the South Rim. You may be mixing up the two. North Rim is very quiet. We love it!! North Rim services end around mid-October but the park is still open for viewing until the road closes for snow.... Nov/Dec. I can't think of any highways your big rig can't go in that area except Hwy 9 west into Zion through the tunnels. Have a fun trip!
  4. What does a steak look like when taken out of the water? A good part of enjoying a steak is the searing look from a grill.
  5. Newmar will continue to operate independently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aQTLFnp4g4
  6. Newmar employees are some of the highest paid in the industry. They don't mass-produce as fast as they can. It can take 10-14 days to finish one unit because most are customized. No two are alike. There's a rain tunnel at the very end to test for leaks. There's a bonus if, when thoroughly inspected, it doesn't have to go back to the same person who initially worked on that section.
  7. 😁 I meant the 'bottles'; not the water, heaven forbid!!
  8. Good idea! We've cooked BBQ ribs in the crockpot while tooling down the Alaskan Highway! The crockpot was set in the sink.
  9. You'd better check out where the bottled water bottles come from, also. I don't know but doesn't everything come from China?
  10. You only get a Costco rebate by using the Costco Visa but they accept all others.
  11. Same here. . . no plastic bins. Layering is very efficient and creates different outfits. Ugh! This is an old thread & I didn't realize I had already replied.
  12. Another vote for https://www.rvwaterfilterstore.com/ for hoses, water filters and misc. They are so helpful on the phone.
  13. If you look at the link I gave you'll see that it also came from the 'official' Escapees website; not a thread. There's a 'clicky' on the top line and go over to 'blog'. If you click on 'blog' you'll see another 'clicky' for 'domicile'. https://www.escapees.com/establishing-domicile-for-rvers/ I just think the whole Escapees website needs redoing. I recommend it to others and they can't find what they're looking for.
  14. I didn't read either of them word for word but the link I gave was composed recently on August 12, 2019 by Susie Adams/Shawn Loring (CEO of Escapees) and law partners. In the responses at the end Georgianne, another employee, stated that they review legal documents periodically to ensure information is still accurate. Therefore, I would take this write-up to be the most recent and accurate. The link given by SWarton didn't have a date on it. It may, indeed, be the same information although Loring gives a lot more description. I would trust Loring's given it is dated and who composed it. I just think they would go with one link and keep it updated so there's no confusion a year from now. Even putting the same link in different place is fine but go with one.
  15. Here's today's letter from the Newmar President to employees: https://files.constantcontact.com/a59c8a93101/def23077-0a02-4b14-a41a-298ed0aef626.png
  16. Geez.... why would they put it in two places?
  17. It's on the Escapees web site under 'Blog'. No wonder you couldn't find it! I find it very hard to find anything on the site. https://www.escapees.com/establishing-domicile-for-rvers/
  18. It's imperative that they remain independent of each other in the process. They are definitely two different manufacturers.
  19. This 'clicky' https://www.forestcamping.com/dow/nfw_archives/nfwa.htm is a link to their current newsletter that you can subscribe to. They continue to give information as of this month. Updates are mostly dependent on users giving them. Even if it's not totally accurate it's close enough. The driving directions would still be good. Season dates may change, etc. Always good to confirm via other means - phone or finding an updated review somewhere.
  20. There are just so many places to boondock in that area in the national forests. There are also many, many dry campgrounds in the national forests. That whole area is an all-time favorite of ours. Zero in on the San Juan, Rio Grande, Uncompahgre, Gunnison and Grand Mesa National Forests. We've camped in these areas both boondocking and forest campgrounds: Pagosa Springs, Durango, Silverton, Ouray, Creede, Lake City, Dolores, Ridgeway, Montrose, Gunnison, Buena Vista, Leadville, Redstone and Grand Mesa. To be able to do the whole Alpine Loop you need to plan for it to be open in July - September; sometimes earlier/later but don't count on it. Those are very high elevations and snow is possible at any time. There is nice boondocking down South Mineral Creek Rd. at Silverton and also around Lake City. This may help to get you started: https://www.campendium.com/colorado/free-camping Dow's National Forest Campground site was always a 'go to' site for us. It gave excellent directions and lots of information on each campground. They personally visited each one. Many times as we were driving to campgrounds we'd see a nice boondocking spot to stay, also. http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/pictures/pictures.htm
  21. 2gypsies

    Turkey Creek

    Here's a map of the area. As Kirk stated, the White River doesn't really exist as a river in the Branson/Hollister area. At this point it is incorporated into the area lakes - Table Rock Lake/Taneycomo Lake. Growing up in Missouri we spent a lot of time on those lakes.... beautiful area. Excellent fishing and very nice Corp of Engineer campgrounds. https://www.branson.com/pdf/branson-chamber-map.pdf
  22. 2gypsies

    Turkey Creek

    No, not a PR move! Hollister has flooded often by the Taneycomo River. Water coming down from those 'hills' add to it. Here's a time-lapse short video of a flood in 2017. Watch the water rise at the home.
  23. A person can get a document from their doctor stating they have a medical metal implant in their body. We carry ours with us.
  24. Your profile says you're female. There are a few groups for women that you'd probably enjoy. They get together as a group and help each other with RV problems they may be having; do activities such as hiking, boating, potlucks, etc. Sometimes they then break up in smaller groups and travel together. Here are some: http://www.lonersonwheels.com/ http://www.rvingwomen.org/ http://rvsingles.org/
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