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RedRaider89

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  1. We decided to skip Yuma and stay in Picacho, AZ at a KOA instead.
  2. I am having a heck of a time finding an RV Park that is decent (or at all) that will accept people under 55, that allow children and pets. My wife and I under 55, our child is 8 and we have a 35lb dog. Please help with recommendations. Don't have to be in Yuma just withing 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. I used a bottle jack to lift each side and put jack stands on the frame on each side just behind the rear tandem wheel. I did not take the wheels all the way off the ground just enough to take about 80% of the weight off the tires/suspension. That seems to work fine for me.
  4. Thanks Kirk W. It is stored on a concrete floor but in a completely covered enclosed metal barn. I had a valve stem go out on me and one of the tires deflated. It is a tandem trailer so I did put a jack stand under the axle to support the weight on the deflated tire which I plan on taking in to get repaired this weekend.
  5. First off Sorry if this is a repeat question. However the search capability is lacking on this forum and I could not get information on my specific question. I wanted to get opinions and direction if others raise their Travel trailer off the ground on blocks on jackstands for long term storage. Is this needed? We normally use our Travel Trailer once or twice a year so it sets from 6 to 9 months sometimes. I keep it in an enclosed barn so it is protected.
  6. Thanks Hill_Country. I agree with the 90 route. Did that last year to Ft Davis.
  7. I really appreciate everyone's replies and advice! This is what we are thinking now as major stops. From San Antonio to Davis Mountains State Park for 4 nights - Already booked and we are staying in the park with full hookups From Davis Mountains State Park to Las Cruces, New Mexico for 3 to 4 nights - Would love some suggestions for a RV park with full hook ups From Las Cruces to Tuscon, Arizona area to state 2 to 4 nights - Would love suggestions for an RV Park wit Full Hook Ups From Tucson to San Diego. Would like to stay at an RV Park as close to Hotel Del Coronado
  8. Thanks 2Gypies and good to hear from you. You helped us out alot last year during our trip. We are traveling starting June 10th.
  9. Kirk W, we are planning on 25-30 days round trip. The plan is to stay 4 to 5 nights in San Diego. We did Carlsbad last year.
  10. Hello Escapees, It has been awhile since I have posted as I have been very busy working full-time during my semi-retirement. However I plan on blocking out the summer for a family RV trip. We are leaving from San Antonio, TX with final destination San Diego. Ideal total time travel and stay 25 to 30 days. Our first stop out of San Antonio will be Davis Mountain's state park where we plan on staying for 4 nights (did this last year). From there I would really appreciate some ideas where to stop next until our final destination in San Diego. I would prefer to keep our daily d
  11. BigJim and Al F thanks again for the recommendation on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. It was a great experience and my 7 year old daughter had the time of her life (not to mention my wife who said it was better than our Maui vacation a few years ago). I really appreciate the both of you.
  12. We visited Taos Pueblo for their San Juan Feast Day Sunday, June 24th. Being that there a no information on start times for the feast anywhere and when you called the Pueblo you get an answering machine we decided to get there when they opened at 8:30am. We found out once we arrived that the festivities would start sometime between 1pm and 3pm or "Indian Time" as we were told. We went on the 9am tour and it was informative. I learned that less that "10 people" actually live full time in the pueblo. Others come in to sell local crafts and food but don't live there. After visiting some
  13. Thanks for all the replies. I think we are leaning towards Taos Pueblo for our visit.
  14. We are in Santa Fe, New Mexico and wanted to visit a Pueblo. Any thoughts on the best to visit to learn culture ect.? Thanks
  15. Thanks, it was interesting to see how the entire landscape of this area has changed due to the fracking boom. Last time I went through Pecos was over 20 years ago and wow how it has changed. I will avoid this route next time.
  16. Thanks BigJim. There were not many choices for train reservations and limited space. 285 was crazy from Fort Davis to Carlsbad. Bad roads, 18 wheelers everywhere. Fracking world. I was 100% focusing on driving passing hundreds of trucks on a close 2 lane road driving 65mph with a 18 wheeler on my a$$.
  17. I really appreciate the help! Updated Agenda is to stay 3 nights in Brantley Lake. We cancelled Cochiti and booked Santa Fe Skies RV Park outside of Santa Fe for 7 nights Then off to Sky Mountain Resort RV Park in Chama for 4 nights. I also booked the train ride (Coach to Antonito then Train to Chama). BigJim and Al F, I appreciate you so much! You saved our trip! All the best.
  18. Well looks like Durango, CO is off. They closed the Silver Guage Rail Road till June 30th. We had tickets to Silverton on the 26th. Now we are trying to decide if staying at Brantley Lake State Park for 4 days and visiting Carlsbad Caverns and then staying at Cochiti, Lake outside of Santa Fe to visit Bandolier National Monument makes sense.
  19. Thanks for the info JRP and BigJim. We are assessing the situation as we are in Davis Mountains State Park now.
  20. How about extra gasoline? I am thinking about also carrying 5 gallons extra in back of truck. My truck has an extended range tank (36 gallons) but it would sure be nice to have the insurance with extra gas if I need it. Here is what I was thinking of carrying. Maybe I am over planning? Eagle UI-50-FS Red Galvanized Steel Type I Gasoline Safety Can with Funnel, 5 gallon Capacity, 13.5" Height, 12.5" Diameter
  21. Thanks for the replies. 2Gypsies, I am going with you idea and going the Milk Crate Route in the back of the Pick Up Truck and scaling down to 1 extra Propane Tank instead of 2 mainly for my little Gas Grill. Also I think every ones opinions are right not going to use much propane anyway in the summer except for making percolated coffee in the morning and the occasional time we cook on the burners since most of our cooking will be on the gas grill.
  22. I got the spare tanks from walmart (Blue Rhino) where I exchanged them with old ones. We are going to be in some fairly remote state parks (Davis Mountains, Brantley Lake, NM, Cochiti Lake, NM) Though they are not far from town I wanted to carry 2 or maybe just 1 for my gas grill and a spare back up. This is the tool box no vents on it but I don't have any issues drilling half inch holes in it if needed somewhere. Or should I just carry them without the tool box secured in the open truck bed? I was worried about the sun beating down on the tanks.
  23. We are off for a 25+ Day RV Trip in a F150 Truck Towing a Winnebago 21ft Micro Minnie Camper. Will be mostly in hot weather in Texas, New Mexico and Southeast Colorado. Our trailer has 2 standard 20lb Propane Tanks and I was thinking about carrying two extra secured in the pick up bed in a plastic contico tool box to shield from Sun. Is this safe or any other recommendations? We will be driving no more than 6 hours between RV and State Parks.
  24. Hi Bigjim. Thanks for both of your posts. Also appreciate the warning on the High Finance Restaurant Closure and using a stove or grill with a shut off valve. I was considering bringing my charcoal grill but decided to now bring a small tabletop gas grill due in large part to your post. We already booked the KOA off of I40. Hopefully not too noisy.
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