Posted by: cstrohmeyer | September 11, 2012

Mono Vista RV Park; Near Yosemite, Bodie, Mono Lake

Mono Vista RV Park is a nice RV park in a great central location for visiting Yosemite (primarily the Tuolumne Meadows High country of Yosemite), Mono Lake National Scenic Area, Mono National Scenic Area Visitor Center & Museum, Bodie Ghost Town, and many excellent National Forest areas of the beautiful Eastern Sierra Mountains of California.

The park is easy to get into for most sizes of RVs (we have a 39 foot trailer plus a 17 foot tow vehicle and were placed in a back in on the South side of the park). Looking around the park, it may be difficult for a 40′ RV to get into many sites, but otherwise it is a good RV park for most sizes of RVs as well as several nice, but close together tent sites.

Please click on all pictures to enlarge for a better view

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • Elevation: 6780 feet
  • Sites; 50, both gravel & grass
  • RV site sizes (average); 22 x 60 for the largest pull through sites; 20 x 45 for back in sites
  • Facilities Include; Coin Showers (tokens), Restrooms (VERY clean), Laundry, Limited RV Supplies, Public Phone, Cable TV, Dump Station, Internet for Fee (very terrible wireless internet service and over priced)
  • Recreation: Horseshoes, Playground, small game room
  • Location/Phone; Highway 395 Lee Vining California (north of intersection with CA Hwy 120 into Yosemite National Park), 760-647-6401

PROS & CONS

Pros:

  • VERY Clean, in the park and facilities
  • Excellent Location, with many must see unique nearby attractions
  • With a few exceptions, easy to level sites
  • Reasonable Price (approximately $35 per night in 2012)
  • Reasonably friendly, accommodating staff

Cons:

  • Unreasonable Dog Rules; No dogs may be left in RVs, regardless of how quiet and closed up the RV is (this is strange for an RV in a location where most persons go away during the day to see the nearby attractions and where leaving the dog in a vehicle such as in Yosemite is questionable)
  • Strict 1:00 pm Check in; this is rather silly and inconvenient. We left our previous rv campsite with the plans to visit Bodie the day of arrival and we had to wait at the Mono Visitor Center until 1 pm, which cost us time we would have loved to have spent at Bodie.
    Frankly, if a campsite is vacant and clean it should be available, as this is in most all campgrounds both private and public we have visited!
  • Terrible wireless internet service that is an extra charge of $6 (it did not work at all the second day of our trip)
  • Cash or Check only, although this is a very minor con in my opinion, as although I use my credit card for most RV parks, I also always plan ahead for such stops and I understand the cost of accepting credit cards.
    In fact, to be more blunt, I only list this as a con because I know this is important to many, but for me this really is not a con.

SUMMARY

While I did list a few cons (the first two being the ones that bothered us most), we would definitely visit Mono Vista RV Park again.
Probably the only reason we would not visit this Park again would be if someone were to build an equal RV Park that were to remove the first 2-3 “Cons” listed here.

As a suggestion, maybe larger sites with better views to the north with an area that includes fire rings for those who like this aspect of camping (I know many of the international visitors prefer the camping experience of camp fires!)


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Posted by: cstrohmeyer | November 22, 2011

Montpelier Creek Campground KOA Review; RV Park Idaho (ID)

Montpelier Creek Campground KOA, Idaho, RV Park

Montpelier Creek RV CampgroundThis is a campground I have visited many times over the years, in part due to its convenience on the way to Yellowstone National Park and other destinations.
Please See: “Yellowstone Pictures 2011, more

We have lived in Grants Pass Oregon since December 2002, prior to this we lived in Hacienda Heights California; with both residences we have still found this a convenient place to visit (dating back to the early 90s for our first visit).
Reference: Hacienda Heights Information

While the previous ownership was very friendly, the new ownership is second to none (Kathy and Stuart Marshall became the new owners in November of 2006).
The new owners have improved the restrooms & showers to world class RV Park standards, with private showers and even a television in the restrooms as well.
The owners are also improving the sites and hopefully a couple more sites next to Montpelier Creek will be ready for the 2012 or 2013 season.

Another “shout out” to the owners is the day we were to leave south for our next destination (on the way home from a Yellowstone Trip); our teenage children were moving the slideout for our 29 foot travel trailer back into position for travel and although they are usually very good at checking, my daughter had left the bathroom door open at the last moment and this was ripped right off the hinges by the slide coming in.
The owner (Stuart Marshall) came to aid and repaired our door and re-hung the door and within an hour we were on our way.
Both Kathy and Stuart were awesome campground hosts and we cannot say enough about them.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

This campground is set in a reasonably nice area at the mouth of Montpelier Canyon, with the conveniences of the City of Montpelier nearby.

As well the Oregon/California Trail Center Museum is only a few miles away and is worth the side trip is time allows.

The creek that runs by the street side of the campground is very pretty with a pleasant rushing stream sound in the night providing a nice ambience (outside of the occasional loud vehicle noise from the nearby highway). Fishing is also a possibility in this creek.

Facilities:

*50 Max Amps
*Pool (May 27 to Sep 05)
*80′ Max Length Total RV Length
*Cable TV
*Fishing
*Propane ($)
*WiFi
*Firewood ($)
*Pavilion

My Personal Ratings (1-4 Stars):

*Cleanliness ratings starratings starratings starratings star

*Amenities ratings starratings starratings starratings star

*Visual ratings starratings starratings star

*Friendliness ratings starratings starratings starratings star

 
 
 

Montpelier Creek Campground PoolINFORMATION:

Montpelier Creek KOA
28501 US Highway 89 North
Montpelier, ID 83254

Reserve: (800) 562-7576
Info: (208) 847-0863
Email: MPCKOAReservations@yahoo.com

Montpelier KOA Campground Map
Map Copyright Google Maps

About the Hosts:
From KOA Kampground Snapshots; Montpelier Creek

Montpelier CreekAfter traveling to many places around the world, Kathy and Stuart Marshall realized that they haven’t seen most of their wonderful country, so they decided to buy a small RV and see the United States. They took their maiden voyage in May of 2006 to the KOA in Mount Rushmore when Kathy said, “We should buy a campground!” Stuart, a renovation contractor and Kathy, an IT professional in Boulder, Colorado started dreaming about the idea of owning a campground and began the search process. In November of 2006 they were the proud owners of the Montpelier Creek KOA. “This 40 year old campground was perfect for us” said Kathy. “It is located in a beautiful lush valley halfway between Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park and was in need of Stuart’s magical TLC.

This has truly been a labor of love for both of us.” Over the last five years, The Marshalls have improved and upgraded most of the campground with beautiful tile bathrooms, creating large-rig friendly campsites, upgrading the electrical system, adding cable and lodges, and much more. “I love it when campers ask me if this is a new KOA,” says Stuart. “What we love most though, are our campers. We have a huge following of repeat campers, some that have been coming here for over 20 years – especially during hunting season” states Kathy. “It is really cool seeing several generations of a family enjoying themselves in our campground.
Creating family memories that last a lifetime, and we are thrilled to be a part of that.” “Our goal is to have happy campers, and we do this by trying to visit with every camper – whether it is Kathy, our work campers, or myself, at their campsite or around the park – we want to talk to everyone. We get great ideas from our campers that help us to continuously improve our campground; after all, they are the camping experts!” During the off-season, Kathy and Stuart head south in their fifth wheel to escape the snow and cold weather where they enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking, relaxing and dreaming of what they can do next to improve the campground.


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Posted by: cstrohmeyer | April 14, 2011

Good Sam or Rotten Sam? Review of Good Sam

Good Sam Club, Rotten Sam

I have been a member of the Good Sam Club since the 1980s, however as with the RV industry in general, their customer service has slid; in fact more so (with a few exceptions) with the Good Sam Club where customer service and the help I pay for as a member is totally non existent!
Sadly this was not always the case.

Here are just a few of my experiences

  1. Emergency Road Side Assistance;
    Twice I have contacted Good Sam ERS, once just outside the largest town for over 100 miles with no help ever to arrive (in one case I was able to fix the problem myself and get going about an hour later, in the other I finally called a local tow service)
  2. Good Sam Action Line;
    While back in the early 90s I got an excellent response (back when Good Sam was “Good”), a more recent request (for my Onan Generator) went un-answered.
  3. Inaccurate ratings in Campground Directory that NEVER get corrected despite many persons complaints;
    An example is Comstock RV Park in Carson City Nevada, where the facilities were poor, the place was dirty with many old truck campers sitting off the truck, narrow spaces that were not 5th wheel accessible (as per my father who also went here in a 5th wheel), non functioning Spa, despite calling ahead to only find it not working.
    If the reader would like more proof, simply read this website (some reviews are good, but not the majority and the three persons I know personally that have camped here all gave it a major thumbs down):
    http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/Nevada/Carson_City.html
  4. Most recently, I have attempted to interact on the Good Sam Blog (as I have with others RVer blogs with relevant comments, questions, experience, etc.), only to never have my comments appear.
    I blog considerably with Word Press & Blogger, mostly for my Aquarium Information profession in areas such as lighting, sponge filters, treatments, etc.
    As an example here is my aquarium lighting article:
    http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Aquarium_Lighting.html.

    Although I also realize this can happen, so this was not the real problem, rather the multiple emails and phones calls which went unanswered (which I have made in the past for other non responses by “Good” Sam [actually Rotten Sam]).
    In the phone calls I was told on at least three occasions to expect a response within 48 hours, HOWEVER no return call or email was ever forthcoming!!

This last incident really sums it up, because this is the most basic of customer service courtesy; Returning calls or emails!
I know with my business, that even emails/calls from persons that are rude need to be returned & if anything I have been “patsy” according others who know me well in putting up with this type of treatment for a long time before finally taking action, as exemplified in my post about problems with my Onan Generator:
Onan Generator Problems and rude treatment at Siskyou RV World)

I am sorry if this blog post might seem offensive or overly negative, as my intention of this “Endeavors” website is to post stories/post of a positive nature for others to enjoy, but I feel to look the other way after all this would be both dishonest and a disservice to others who might be on the fence about a Good Sam Membership.

If you are a Good Sam Member and have thoroughly enjoyed it; GREAT! However if your experience is similar or if you are on the fence about a membership, I would encourage you to think this through and maybe consider another club such as AAA which in the short time we have been with them, the difference in customer service in night and day!

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Posted by: cstrohmeyer | March 16, 2011

Cessna 172 Flight with my son

In January 2011 I flew a plane again (with a check pilot that is) at Grants Pass Oregon Airport.
This was the first time since about 1998 while I was still in Southern California.
Further Grants Pass information:
Grants Pass Oregon Information

I took my son Timothy (who has high functioning autism) who has recently shown an interest in airplanes/aviation.

He shot a video of much of the taxi portion of this flight and a short part of the actual flight before he felt a bit ill (which unfortunately got worse due to his still getting over the flu plus turbulence).
Outside of the turbulence it was an unusually clear day for late Janurary here in Southern Oregon; an excellent day for flying in my opinion.

The Airplane was a Cessna 172 with a Lycoming 180 hp engine (most earlier 172s have the Lycoming 160 engines).
I should also add that my experience in Cessnas in general is limited with most of my experience in the Piper Cherokee and Seneca, and my more limited Cessna experience was in a Cessna 182 (with a 230 hp Continental engine)

Please see the video below that my son made:


Posted by: cstrohmeyer | October 24, 2010

Twin Rivers Vacation RV Park

Twin Rivers Vacation RV Park is probably our family’s favorite destination with the Bethany Presbyterian Holy Rovers Camping Club/Group.

Part of the reason is simply the season we make this trip which is every October, as October is very beautiful here in the “Land of Umpqua” along the merging forks of the Umpqua River.
The other reasons we enjoy this RV Park is it is friendly, well maintained and laid out, with a nice clubhouse & other facilities.

This RV park is far enough outside Roseburg Oregon to give it a nice country atmosphere, yet close enough to make a quick trip to town to pick amenities or go out for dinner (as our group does on Sundays).
Twin Rivers RV is also immediately adjacent to River Forks County Park which also has a boat ramp for those who would like to take in some fishing.

 

Twin Rivers Vacation RV Park is also well shaded with many beautiful mature trees (yet well maintained so that the trees will not interfere with your rigs).

The climate is relatively moderate with not as much winter extreme as other nearby areas of Oregon due to some coastal influence coming up the Umpqua River. As well Summers are also not quite as hot as other areas as for similar reasons (it is generally cooler in summer than the Rogue Valley of Oregon where we live). As noted earlier, the mature shade trees also do a good job keeping your RV from direct sunlight, including damaging UVC Light energy that slowly destroys your RV, especially the roof and other exposed areas.
My article about UVC Light energy as it applies to aquarium or pond maintenance:
http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/AquariumUVSterilization.html

Facilities

Address:
433 River Forks Park Road
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
(541) 673-3811
(Approximately 7 miles from exit 125 on Interstate 5)

Campsites:
*34 pull-thrus (41′ x 75′)
*35 Back-in’s (40’x 40′)
*30/50 amp electrical
*Cable Television
*WiFi Hotspot (near office)
*Laundry
*Limited Groceries and RV Supplies
*Firewood
*Playground
*Recreation Field (volleyball, etc.)

Posted by: cstrohmeyer | August 27, 2010

Siskiyou RV & Onan Review; RV Quality and Maintenance Issues

RV Quality and Maintenance Issues; Dealers such as Siskiyou RV
Updated 7/26/12

I am/was the owner of a 28 foot Winnebago Class C of which I am the original owner since 1992.
Although many components of the Winnebago Coach could have been either better designed or better placed in the coach, I am generally quite happy with the Winnebago aspect of my RV.

The problem has been the after market care of the two aspects that have been a lemon since day one;
The Ford Chassis and the Onan Generator.

With the Ford Chassis, we have replaced the CPU four times, the exhaust system has been repaired 3 times, the fuels system has had many problems, & the Dash Air was repaired 3 times and in fact I just totally had the AC replaced and the local repair shop noted that the last Ford dealer used “putty” to make a repair that did not last one year.
I should note that this is the first time I used this shop (AutoSmith), but I was impressed with their service unlike Bridge Street Auto which I later found from others that my terrible experience was not unusual.
The Transmission has been a nightmare since day one with Ford giving me “the run around” from day one as well. We have had transmission problems on about 80% of trips since the day we have owned this RV.
On a positive note, since I started using the Lucas Transmission treatment 3 years ago, our problems have lessened.

The Onan Generator (emerald 4000) has been even worse; this junk lemon generator is noisy (it could wake the dead) and has constantly broken down.
We have taken this generator to authorized dealers dating back to our very first trip. These dealers could not correct the problems (generally mechanical, not so much electrical). Admittedly it appears that I just got a “bad one” from talking to others or just camping by others with Onan Generators (that were much more quiet).

One such trip was when my son was very young, where he had to be on a machine 24/7 that monitored him and keep his stomach pumped (he was born very ill and the first year of his life was very difficult on the entire family, so getting away on a camping trip that was OKd by his Doctor was very important), well although the inverter worked beautifully, the generator once again failed, so without it our trip was over and quick return home was required.
SADLY, Onan did not answer the letter I sent after this trip asking about help for our lemon generator.

Later we finally found one authorized repair shop some distance from home about 15 years ago and even he stated that we could not figure out why the RV industry uses the Onan Generator versus the better Generators such as the Koeler that he felt were better built.
After we moved I have yet to find a good repair shop to keep up with the constant break downs of our generator.
I should note that I have followed ALL recommended service schedules from day one with my generator and this includes running it every month with a load (either the roof AC or an electric heater).

2010 “took the prize” as knew that there was a fuel system problem based on monthly generator exercises (experience from previous problems told me what needed to be checked). However we attempted to have local repair ships look at this generator dating back to May of 2010, as we had a long trip planned for August that I knew this generator would be important for both roof AC and the fact that we boondock camp often.
I ended up getting put off and when one repair person finally looked at it, he replaced the fuel pump which I knew was not the problem (but I did not argue giving respect to the mechanic despite what the Siskiyou RV Sales might think).

Our local Onan authorized shop is Siskiyou RV World (Grants Pass); they have repaired this generator before, for a rather high charge that did not last but one year, they too gave me excuses for this lemon generator. I will note that this was for a piece of RV equipment that was a lemon from day one that I cannot expect any RV Shop to fix it completely, but know one can fault me for trying, although sadly Siskiyou RV World did!!

What was also very sad and frustrating is when the latest breakdown happened on our trip for both the Ford Chassis and generator, I could not find even one RV dealer willing to help me on the road for a problem I knew would take only 1-2 hours to fix for a professional with the correct equipment.
For me this was a life lesson as I spend 12 hours per day to answer person’s aquarium and pond questions online such as connecting a UV Sterilizer, often lazy aquarium lighting questions (I use the word ‘lazy’ because most of these questions are already answered in the extensive article I have published and continue to update), or troubleshooting UV Replacement Bulbs (often getting nasty emails for not answering questions or taking phone calls late into the night even though this is done for free!).
A few of my in depth aquarium/pond keeping articles:
*http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/Aquarium_Lighting.html
This is easily the most in depth and researched article on the subject of aquarium lighting anywhere on the Internet today!

*http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/UVBulbTroubleShooting.html
This article deals with trouble shooting your UV bulb or sterilizer

*http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/AquariumUVSterilization.html
As with my lighting article, this one about the use of UV Sterilizer in aquariums or ponds is second to none!

When I ask for help from others for $$ I cannot get any real help!
This is mind boggling especially when I consider the hours every day I spend helping others for free and I cannot get any RV help even for a fee, instead I get criticism from the human debris at Siskiyou RV!

To me this is a real black eye for the RV industry and although I am considering replacing this RV, I am loath to spend any more money on an RV that may be of questionable quality and where service is non existent. As well all I see anymore are Class C motorhomes built on Ford Chassis (although I understand Ford has finally fixed their transmissions) I will note however that I have seen pricey and small Class C RVs on Sprinter Chassis.

Most RVs I see now are equipped with Onan Generators with little choice.
I have been told that the top notch Honda Generator made an attempt to get their “foot in the door” in the RV generator business only to have this door slammed by the RV industry. I do not know if this is 100% true, but if so, this is a very sad statement for the RV industry.

Before a reader thinks I am simply just a complainer as to this issue, I would say that one should note that I have diligently spent literally thousands of dollars in repairs (without a complaint I might add) for my Onan Generator only to have trip after trip ruined by this piece of equipment.
In fact the approximately $5000 spent in repair of this generator could have easily purchased another!!

So for persons such as an extremely rude and insulting sales person at Siskiyou RV (in Grants Pass OR) to state that “people like me” are what makes products expensive is utterly ludicrous (not to mentions this guy does not even know anything about me and has not right to judge me). I should also note that I do not expect 100% perfection in anything I purchase, however I do feel I get treated with respect by sales and service staff when attempting to get repairs for defective or simply worn equipment/parts.

I had one person suggest that I write Onan again and request a discount based on the amount I have spent in regular repairs from day one (after expiration of the warranty) of what is obviously a lemon of a generator, but when I noted this to the rude sales person at Siskyou he made condescending comments as to Onan owing me nothing and the “persons like me” comment (which he also applied to persons who are to cheap to buy a Class A motorhome?).

Sorry but if the RV industry as a whole thinks like and sadly defends sales managers such as this despicable person at Siskyou RV, this industry has some serious issues (which I know not all think or act this way such as the two smaller RV outlets in this town). While I would not go so far to say Onan owed me a discount, I do think this would be a good business gesture as I know in my industry I have given free supplies for customer that have had issues with their aquarium equipment (such as a recent customer that was not even using his Aquarium Cleaning Machine correctly, but since we wanted him to be happy with his expensive purchase we provided him with some free replacement cartridges).

Sadly when I emailed the authorized Onan representative in Medford Oregon about the purchase of a new Onan and requesting that some sort of trade in could be granted; ONCE AGAIN I WAS NOT EVEN GRANTED THE COURTESY OF A RESPONSE FROM ONAN!

I should also comment that while respectful persons can disagree as to how to run a service business, condescending to prospective customers about this is no way to run an RV sales department.
As well I have been in a service related business for 30 years now, and that service businesses and other professionals well know that a profitable service business can and is run that that places gaps in the service appointment schedule for emergency walk ins or over runs. For instance about every Doctor I have had as a client (that I have discussed this with) has told me that they always leave gaps in their schedule for just this reason.

This said my wife works at BiMart (in Sporting Goods) and has heard almost 100% negative comments about Siskiyou RV World and many of the complaints are similar in nature to my experience.

Hopefully some in the RV industry will wake up and provide better quality, and especially better service and sales departments that give a damn. As well to insure that the parts used can be serviced by qualified persons who give a damn about others.
Dealerships should train their sales staff to have more respect for others, even if they disagree, as for many persons the purchase of a $80,000 Class C Motorhome is a major non-essential purchase.

Being treated like sh## for not buying a class A or a new RV every few years as Siskiyou has suggested is clearly out of line (sadly insulting customers is even defended at Siskiyou RV!!!).
Maybe manufacturers of RVs, parts, etc. will wake up and realize that places such as Siskiyou RV are destroying their industry (again not just my opinion) and cut these clowns off so that another more reputable business can take their place.

Sadly in this economy and the way people have become so self centered of late, I have my doubts as to many RV equipment or sales businesses, however on a positive note (at least here in Grants Pass), we have two good RV supplies/sales outlets in Jim Clarke’s Consignment (sales) and Caveman RV (sales/some service/parts) who are respectful and honest.

We are thinking about a trailer instead of our Class C at this time, but based on what I have read and the extremely rude, dishonest, & careless attitude of the remaining service and sales RV establishments, we are now thinking we might have more pleasant vacations and trips traveling by vehicle or plane.

Update 10/07/10
We decided on a used Wildcat Travel Trailer from Jim Clarke’s Consignment Country after much questioning whether or not to continue RVing after the issues we have seen with many aspects of the RV industry, especially in recent years.
While I have discovered some issues (such as altered freshwater pipes that were exposed possible damage and cold weather, we winter camp), we are pleased with this trailer and Jim Clarkes. This RV allows us to use our vastly more reliable Toyota Tundra and to purchase a Honda Generator vs. an Onan generator.

I should also note in this update that for the second time, Onan failed to even respond to an email simply asking if we bought a new generator, could we get any trade in from our old Onan, especially since we have had nothing but trouble from the day we purchased the original. As with the first mailing (by USPS years ago), Onan could not even bother to write back as they could have at least bothered to reply; what a disgusting company (Onan) IMO and a black eye on the RV industry!

Posted by: cstrohmeyer | May 25, 2010

RV Park Discrimination

RV Park Discrimination

I will break from my usual “travel log” & pictures style post, with an editorial style post.
In my travels with my camping group “around the camp fire” as well as conversations with others I meet on the road, online, or elsewhere, one subject often comes up:
How ridiculous it is that some misguided “snooty” RV parks discriminate against older RVs, no matter how well these are maintained.
Both I and the many I speak with not only find this ridiculous, it is also poor business (and possibly even borderline illegal).
This would compare to telling someone who is 65 they are not welcome, no Model Ts are allowed at drive-ins such as “Sonic” or even worse; no persons of a certain ethnicity are welcome.
I understand a “Dress Code”, which admittedly can be somewhat subjective, but as long a set and published set of standards are utilized (which many nicer RV Parks already perform such no Truck Campers ‘off the truck’), this can be quite workable and allow those who pride themselves in their classic rigs.

Classic Air Stream TrailerThese anti-older RV rules not only discriminate against those who are original owners of more common Class A or C Motor homes, 5th wheels, travel trailers, etc, but against those who restore such classics as GMC motor homes or AirStream travel trailers (which in my opinion a well kept one of these often look nicer than many brand new trailers).

Even with more common RVs, what is wrong with being thrifty and purchasing an RV for life and treating it and caring for it like a member of the family? Is it not commendable to spend ones’ money wisely by meticulously maintaining a RV rather than buying a new one every few years?

Another fall out of this type of RV discrimination are RV parks such as Park City RV Resort in Utah that only allow Class A or 5th Wheel Trailers in the well groomed, paved upper lot and force ALL OTHERS into the lower lots/spaces with a steep, unpaved, and downright dangerous access road that no travel trailer in particular should legally ever be allowed to travel on.
In fact we lost traction after this Park City RV Resort laid fresh gravel on this 20% incline that resulted in our truck loosing traction going uphill, then sliding backwards, almost off the side with our trailer!!
DO NOT EVER STAY AT PARK CITY RV RESORT!!

My personal opinion is that all RV owners and especially RV clubs should boycott those RVs that practice this sort of discrimination (such as Park City RV Resort, Utah) and award RV Parks that practice “RV Dress Codes” to maintain a nice camping experience such as Seven Feathers RV Resort (Oregon) with more business.
Reference: Seven Feathers RV Park Web Page

Posted by: cstrohmeyer | October 29, 2009

B17 Flying Fortress

Here is a video (below) I made set to Glen Miller’s “In the Mood” of a nostalgic ride in a Refurbished B17 Flying Fortress over Long Beach CA.

This is from pictures sent to me by a friend in my Holy Rovers camping group whom is also a WW2 veteran.

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