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  1. Would agree with JamTracy...you should be more specific on the area you are interested in. There is the Alameda Fairgrounds in Pleasanton https://thefairparkrv.com/index.php/park-rates/
  2. As 2Gypsies mentioned, I would recommend an RV Driving class to get somepractices and basics about how driving a motorhome is a bit different than driving a car and get other tips. Then, as Barbaraok mentioned, practice. Don't let anyone tell you that a woman can't drive "one of those things."
  3. Hi, Thanks for your comments on our Dometic RMD8555 refer problem (flashing lights, freezing fins, etc). About a week after I made the post, the problem with our refrigerator just “went away.” No flashing lights, no freezing fins, temperature normal (as normal as a Dometic refer will be). However, we still took our Van to a RV service center today (Monday) to have it checked out. After consulting with Dometic and running some diagnostics, they concluded that our refrigerator was operating normally. The Tech mentioned that we are keeping our A/C too high (we normally keep the A/C at around 85). By lowering the A/C to, say, 80 will allow the A/C to reduce the humidity within the van, especially if we are opening and closing the fridge. The tech also mentioned that we should be turning on the Frame Heater and set it for 4 hours on really hot, humid days (we have not used the Frame Heater). The controller within the fridge was flashing when the outside temperature was above 95 with the humidity at about the same temperature. The A/C was set to about 85. Well, we will be monitoring it to see how it goes. Thanks for your responses. Art
  4. Greetings, We are having new problems with our RMD8555 refrigerator. Here are some of the things we’ve done to try to figure out the issue. Problem/Symptom: With refrigerator on electric: Interior buttons flashing – On/Off button, Electric, Temperature Level. No acoustic signal. Temperature very low, -8F, in freezer and 28F in refrigerator, which hasn’t been the norm in the past. Lots of ice buildup on both refrigerator & freezer fins. Defrosted refrigerator. Turn on electric. Same problem of flashing lights after several hours minus the ice buildup. Next test, put refrigerator on propane overnight. No flashing buttons and no acoustic signal. Next test, put refrigerator on battery while driving to next location. After two hours, no lights flashing and no acoustic signal. Next test, put refrigerator back on electric. Flashing lights return and ice beginning to build up on fins. No acoustic signal. Temperature dropping in both refrigerator and freezer but not too low yet. The “Indicator” column in the troubleshooting section in the Dometic manual doesn’t cover the exact symptoms we are experiencing. I’m thinking the problem lies when the refrigerator is on electric but not sure the exact problem and fix/remedy. Comments, suggestions, what am I missing. We are on the road fulltime so it makes things a bit more complicated as far as setting up an appointment with a dealer (if we can get one), etc. Thanks, Art
  5. We have an appt with Ketelsen RV at their location in De Soto. We do use rvservicereviews also as a reference. A number of the places we called in the Des Moines area were booked out for at least a month. Thanks for your replies.
  6. Hi, I cannot get into my Dometic RMD8555 freezer so I need to take it to a RV shop. Does anyone know of a good RV repair shop within the Des Moines IA area? I am currently in Prairie Flower Campground. I may consider having a “mobile” repair person take a look at the refrig but I prefer to take it to a RV shop. Thanks for your help. Art
  7. Although not exactly your travel route, our travels were in the opposite direction taking us from NM to Springdale/Fayetteville, Arkansas. After traveling I-40 from NM, when we got near Oklahoma City, we traveled the John Kilpatrick Tpke north of Oklahoma City to the Turner Tpke (I-44) to Cherokee Tpke (Hwy 412) into Springdale, Arkansas. It may be a bit out the way for you if you are heading directly to New Mexico. You’d have to pick up I-540 to get to the Cherokee Tpke.
  8. Looking to travel from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Mountain View, Arkansas. Looking for feedback on the route suggested by the RV park. Route would be 412==> 65==>66. We have a 25' motorhome, no toad. Not familiar at all with Arkansas roads. Thanks, Connie
  9. Although not in Oakland, Alameda Country Fairgrounds in Pleasanton might be a place to check. Lockaway Storage in Castro Valley might be another option.
  10. We've stayed at Casa Grande RV Park and Resort. Many RVers, many of them being from Canada, stay for the 3 month season (Jan, Feb, March). The park has added a number of small "cottages" as you enter the park but the park is primarily set up for RVers (no park models yet). There are a few RVers that stay year round. Roads are paved; sites on gravel. Two pools, a spa, and some planned activities during non-Covid time. A couple of pickleball courts. Frys Grocery store just down the street. Some highway noise but not unbearable. We've only stayed at the park a week at a time but would recommend the park.
  11. Here is the craigslist posting: https://tucson.craigslist.org/cto/d/benson-2007-gmc-sierra-3500hd-sle2-2wd/7256749859.html The Escapees posting is under RVs, Tows and Toads for Sale.
  12. I am selling my GMC truck (private selling). I've posted a listing on Craigslist and this forum. What other method or online websites have you used and could recommend. Thanks, Art
  13. 2007 GMC Sierra 3500HD SLE2 2WD, DRW, Ext Cab $20,000 Duramax 6.6L turbo diesel V8, Allison Transmission 6 speed, Color: Blue Metallic, NO DEF 127,000 miles, Original Owner, non-smoker, no pets, All new tires Options: Power moon roof, Camper-style exterior mirrors, Integrated trailer brake controller, Tow Ready Third party options: Draw-tite 16K fifth wheel hitch, Husky truck tool box, Hopkins Dash-mounted backup camera, Line-X Spray-in bedliner Currently located in Arizona.
  14. gypsydan, We stayed at the Rock Springs CG for two nights, off season, about two years ago. We did park in the "corral like" parking area that was mentioned. It was an odd setup but we managed with a bit of a struggle. I would bring longer water hoses, electrical extensions and dump hoses in the event you were assigned a spot in that section. You will need them. As Kirk mentioned and as you see from the photos, the fairgrounds are HUGE with multiple loops/campgrounds. I cannot comment on the boondocking area. Connie
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