« on: May 21, 2018, 07:56:40 pm »
Do not tow. Enjoy your new freedom while ou can.
We had one of early Sprinter RV’s, the Winnebago View. When we traded it in our 2910D it had 95,000 miles touring all the U.S. and Canada.
We could go almost anyplace... even park in normal auto spots if there was grass at the end so we could back in. We parked on the street in front of laundromats and stores if the roadway was wide. We threaded thu some of the darnedest narrow places. Could get into the small sites in the old national parks built in the 30’s by the CCC. The places we did not go were marked for no RV travel, either as unwelcome (Walmart) or dangerous (Going to the Sun Road).
This freedom is what we miss the most with our larger RV; no more tight corners or u-turns; having to search for fuel stations with easy access; not allowed to enter or having to pay oversized RV fees at some state parks. We now tour less and take shorter trips due partly to the burden of the larger vehicle. We only have 55,000 miles on our PC but used it now two years longer than our small RV.
And this year we started to tow. What a hassle! We now look for truck stops for easy access to the pumps. We are always afraid to get into places we can’t get out of. We drive miles just to find a big enough place to turn around if we miss a turn. Towing tends to be planting the RV somewhere and doing day trips or a run for supplies. Our touring days are just a memory now.
And yes, we learned to take everything with us if we plan to return to the same site. Mostly the things missing have been “cleaned up” by a camp host. Even our “Site Occupied” and “The Reid’s” signs are taken. We do carry junk chairs to try to make a site look occupied when we go back to the Ranger Station to pay for the site.