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Old 12-27-2011, 07:33 PM   #21
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I am all packed and ready to go first thing in the morning (28th). My only concern is that they are predicting wind for tomorrow and it could get ugly, but I will make it a short day tomorrow and overnight in Great Falls MT which is 5 hours from my house. It looks like weather (other than wind) will not be a factor for my trip. I will try to post updates as I overnight in campgrounds with Wi Fi.
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If you come down Az 95 be sure and blow your horn at the first stop light as you enter Parker Az. We are staying at the Blue Water Park.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:44 AM   #23
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I am all packed and ready to go first thing in the morning (28th). My only concern is that they are predicting wind for tomorrow and it could get ugly, but I will make it a short day tomorrow and overnight in Great Falls MT which is 5 hours from my house. It looks like weather (other than wind) will not be a factor for my trip. I will try to post updates as I overnight in campgrounds with Wi Fi.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #24
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I arrived at Frank's campground in Great Falls Mt. at about 1.00 PM and could have driven longer but the winds were unbelievable and it was bare knuckle driving all the way, so I decided to stop. I had no problems crossing the border except I managed to take the wrong road as I left the border crossing and ran into a female US border guard who more or less accused me of being stupid (which I am) and I had to go through the hoops again. I guess I turned onto the truck road but my excuse was the sun was in my eyes and I missed the turn.

I will try to leave very early in the morning and get a good day's drive in depending on the wind.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:13 PM   #25
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If you come down Az 95 be sure and blow your horn at the first stop light as you enter Parker Az. We are staying at the Blue Water Park.
I usually stop in Parker to fuel up if that one service station is not too busy. It is hard to get into that lot when you are pulling a 34 ft. 5th wheel.
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I usually stop in Parker to fuel up if that one service station is not too busy. It is hard to get into that lot when you are pulling a 34 ft. 5th wheel.
Thats why I went with the Titan tank.... my 26 gal tank became a 52 gallon tank....works well till you $top to "ga$" up.
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I usually stop in Parker to fuel up if that one service station is not too busy. It is hard to get into that lot when you are pulling a 34 ft. 5th wheel.

Super Fuels can be a regular zoo at times. I try and stay away from that one.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:29 PM   #28
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Well when the wife finally retires in 2012 the plan is to be South this time of the year.

Not sure yet where we will winter but it will be where it is warm although it was 63 here in Reno today. Thinking Arizona, New Mexico or deep down in Texas.

Plan on ordering the new 5er early in 2012 and getting acquainted with it before really hitting the road.
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Well I finally made it. It took me a few days to get internet and although it is very slow, it is better than nothing.

This was without a doubt the worst trip I have taken. I hit wind before I crossed the US border and ended up staying overnight in Great Falls Mont. and spent the night rocking and rolling all night because of the wind at a campground. Got ready to go the following morning but almost had to stay an extra day because the wind came up at 5.00 AM and it was hard to even walk. Wind let up about 6.00 AM so I took a chance and left. I was going to take the road through Boulder Mont. and come out at Dillon Mont., back onto the I-15 but missed the turn-off and went over the Pass where a rain, sleet, snow storm hit the area the night before and the roads were a real mess, but once the sun got higher in the sky, it got a little better. I found out the road from Boulder to Dillon was not much better.

I stayed at a great Good Sam campground in Pocatello Idaho and did have a good night.

I did plan on staying in Mesquite NV but missed both turn-offs thanks to my GPS and ended up just prior to Vegas where I attempted to stay at that State Park (road to the fire or something) but after driving in about 12 miles and paying the entrance fee with assurances that there was lots of room with full hook-ups, I find out there was no room for the size of my Jayco, so back to the highway where I stopped at the Sinclair truck stop and asked if I could crash in the huge overflow parking lot. I was given permission and decided to hit the sack about 7.00 PM only to find that this station was run by the local Indian Reservation and they sold Fireworks and it looks like they like to advertise because right at 7.00 PM they started advertising and this continued right up to 4.00 AM when I decided to leave with no sleep. The only good thing was that I did get through Vegas before rush hour. I finally got to Yuma about noontime on the 31st.

Weather has been great the last few days and I am enjoying the pool, hot tub and my bike.
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