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  1. That was last year during the panic, they closed most of the campgrounds in the park. I think they opened most of them back up now but I didn't check when we were there last month.
  2. Exacerbated in that case by the park service closing 70% of the camps inside the park. There were almost no places to camp. There are reposrts that the expected great sell off of RV's by the new buyers is beginning. RVTravels is claiming that dealers are getting calls from people trying to sell back their barely used camper. One can hope that is true anyway.
  3. Yeah the BLM may be improving some sites too much. But I'll give them this one since it was a mess a couple years ago. We ended up in the open field that is now blocked off and it wasn't idealbutitwas free camping outside YNP.
  4. GM warns their electric car owners not to park withing 50 feet of anything flammable and not to park in a building that could catch on fire. news article
  5. The Jet boat tour sounds like something to try Kirk. We took 95 all the way up to Bonner's Ferry two years ago. And no we have no special reason to be heading to Lewiston, it's just in the general direction we want to go. We have time to wander tho, about a month to get back to Florida and so we aren't interested in zooming cross country on the Interstates unless we are running short on time. That Lewis and Clark NM sounds interesting. Vladimir your blog is very interesting and I added those sites to my Future Stop map. I wish Blogger allowed the blogs to use RSS. I'll be looking thru your posts. I have Blyton Landing COE on that map as well as Columbia Hills Historical SP which is supposed to have good rockart. As for Hwy 12 we been up it from Missoula years ago and a couple years ago camped at the Idaho end at the Square Dance RV park, no dancing allowed at the time tho...heh.
  6. We are at the Craborang until the last week in September then heading north on the 101. Any suggestions for a couple of two or three day stops, maybe state parks? Is Portland safe to drive thru with the insurrection? Finally I understand there are a lot of camping spots along the Columbia, any suggestions on that? Mt Hood seems to be mostly closed right now.. Thanks for any suggestions. Once we get to Lewistoin we will play it by weather ear, it's predicted to snow at Crater Lake toningt and night temps are heading into the thirties at elevation. Not sure is takeing US 2 east is sensible in October. We need to be back in North Florida by November 1st. Aspens and other trees are changing color in ID and OR right now.
  7. Besides the Escappees the only group that pays for itself is Passport America which gives major discounts on camping and will pay for itself the third or fourth time you use it. It has drawbacks, there aren't as many parks and they tend to be away from major attractions. As for maintenance, RV's are like stick and bricks homes except more so. There is always something to be fixed or DIY projects to improve the unit. I'm a DV and we are full timing, this is our first year out. There are opportunitities to earn money on the road, you can work at private campgrounds, that gives you a salary and a place to park your RV. Public parks are often looking for volunteers to work in their parks but usually don't pay much if anything and only provide a place to park your RV. Both of these are called workcamping and thgere is a forum here that covers it. You can also camp for free on public lands, especially west of the Mississippi. BLM lands are mostly fully open for camping for up to 2 weeks and USFS lands have designated areas that allow free camping for up to 16 days. This is called boondocking and it has a significant learning curve and requires quite a bit of extra gear fso doing it successfully has a start up cost. Whatever you end up doing expect a lot of difficulty and problems as you start. There is a learning curve and learning the hard way from mistakes is the common way to figure it out. Check out the Escapees page for a number of videos on various subjects and YouTube has hundreds of videos on just about any subject, learn to use it. Lastly, unfortunately for you you are looking to jump into RVing at a point in time when there is a shortage of both new and used RVs. It is a sellers market and prices are up.
  8. I have a list of four, the first one is about a mile from redfish lake: 44.1712 -114.4059. I'll add yours to the lsit tho.
  9. You can unfreez it in 20 mins or so by setting the fan at high and leaving it on. When the air is blowing out the vents for 10 minutes or so it is unfrozen and you can restart the a/c.The advice I got was to leave the fan on high at all times and set the thermostat low. High humidity makes this worse. Sometimes the freeze sensor goes bad too. That is an easy fix, unplug the old one, plug in a new one. I bought one for my unit, $18 off Amazon. Look on YouTube, lots of DIY fix it videos up there. Have no ideas about the thermostat.
  10. Heh, we are members of the Escapees and their BOF the Boomers is having a week long event at a park in Coos Bay. Crabbing and Claming, neither of which we have ever done. It's called the Craborang. Starts 9/16 or 17. Right now we are in Arco ID heading for Stanley/Sawtooths in the morning for 4 or 5 days of boondocking. We just finished 6 days of boondocking outside YNP.
  11. We will be at the Sawtooths for 3-4 days and then down near Boise ID. We need to be at Coos Bay by mid September. What route do you Oregonians recomend? Are the north Cali fires making 20 problematic? Should be take I84 up then down 101? Asked some folks here in this cg from OR and they recommended 395 which makes no sense since it goes N-S. We are in no big hurry should have 10 days or so to cross the state and we like to boondock.
  12. Well heck they left me off their mailing list...heh. Butte Field office, Butte is 150 miles away. We were camped there before moving here.
  13. Does anyone read the previous posts?
  14. Yes Gardiner. And it does not sound like the one you found. I see several spots on FreeCampsites. Not sure what you mean by didn't right.
  15. Yeah I don't know how I did that, must has been the spell checker. And no, it is BLM. NFS is all around but this block is BLM.
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