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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #330 on: May 22, 2016, 08:54:59 PM »
X 4!!  Really enjoyed the photos that brought back some great memories.  Rallies are great fun so you newbies be sure and join in at a future rally.  Missed you all this time!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #331 on: May 22, 2016, 09:21:52 PM »
Me x3.  The reports and pics brought back wonderful memories.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #332 on: May 22, 2016, 11:24:58 PM »
As is so often the case in the high country, the weather today was wild. It was spitting snow as we left the RV park..a mile down Hwy 20, it was snowing like mad...just south of Island Park, ID, the snow turned to hail...about an inch on the highway, and we came across a serious overturn wreck in the bar ditch. (Several other cars were there helping, and it appeared that everyone got out OK...shaken, but otherwise, alive.
Saw a bit of every kind of weather...rain, snow, hail, and bright sunshine.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #333 on: May 23, 2016, 01:39:04 AM »
Jim,

It has been a very beary year! Our two previous trips, for two months each time, did not produce this much activity!

We'll be here two more weeks and we will be in and out of the store (we keep fogetting to stamp our book!) - hopefully we can coordinate another meal with you and Pat at the park.

It meant a lot for you both to make the effort to come all the way in, so thanks!

Kim
Jim,

It has been a very beary year! Our two previous trips, for two months each time, did not produce this much activity!

We'll be here two more weeks and we will be in and out of the store (we keep fogetting to stamp our book!) - hopefully we can coordinate another meal with you and Pat at the park.

It meant a lot for you both to make the effort to come all the way in, so thanks!

Kim
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #334 on: May 23, 2016, 08:09:43 AM »
As is so often the case in the high country, the weather today was wild. It was spitting snow as we left the RV park..a mile down Hwy 20, it was snowing like mad...just south of Island Park, ID, the snow turned to hail...about an inch on the highway, and we came across a serious overturn wreck in the bar ditch. (Several other carz were tbere helping, and it appeared that everyone got out OK...shaken, but otherwise, alive.
Saw a bit of every kind of weather...rain, snow, hail, and bright sunshine.

We saw the same weather all they way through Island Park and by the time we hit Ashton it was pretty much rain by then.  We must have been just ahead of you because we didn't see any accidents but I know we were hooking up to leave about the same time.  Lots of idiot drivers though, surprised we didn't see more accidents. 

Glad you made it safely.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #335 on: May 23, 2016, 08:43:43 AM »
Mike, we finally hit the road about 10. Lots of rain until about Twin Falls, then only sporadic showers.

Please tell your Missus that Boomer said to take good care of her stepson...he looks like a good kid.  8)
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« Reply #336 on: May 23, 2016, 10:27:38 AM »
Mike, we finally hit the road about 10. Lots of rain until about Twin Falls, then only sporadic showers.

Please tell your Missus that Boomer said to take good care of her stepson...he looks like a good kid.  8)

Thanks.  My wife told me that you thought she was too young to have a son in his mid-20's, like that didn't go to her head. ;D  I got to hear all about that several times over the past several days.  I guess I look old enough though, huh. ???

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #337 on: May 23, 2016, 11:45:11 AM »
Thanks.  My wife told me that you thought she was too young to have a son in his mid-20's, like that didn't go to her head. ;D  I got to hear all about that several times over the past several days.  I guess I look old enough though, huh. ???

Mike.

 ;D I told her she must have married an "old guy" with a teenage son. :P

Sorry, Mike...our years seem to show on us worse than on the womenfolk...and I'm glad of that. 8)
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« Reply #338 on: May 23, 2016, 12:42:49 PM »
;D I told her she must have married an "old guy" with a teenage son. :P

Sorry, Mike...our years seem to show on us worse than on the womenfolk...and I'm glad of that. 8)

Oh I completely agree Boomer, I just think she took it a little too far. ;) She even reminded me again this morning.  ::)

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #339 on: May 23, 2016, 05:29:06 PM »
Apparently, the custom made walking stick with machined handle and end, contributes mightily to her youthful exuberance....
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #340 on: May 23, 2016, 06:58:51 PM »
Tired. Left West Yellowstone, MT this morning at 30 degrees with snow flurries. 504.6 miles later we arrived at Green River, UT with 78 degrees and sunny.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #341 on: May 23, 2016, 08:17:10 PM »
Wow...and I'm tired after only driving to Mountain Home, Id... (about 350 miles)
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #342 on: May 23, 2016, 11:04:24 PM »
I'm tired just reading about your change of locations. We sat in one spot all day with only a 30 mile trip (on way) to Sandpoint!   
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #343 on: May 24, 2016, 12:45:57 AM »
We're right down the road in Moab, enjoyed Arches NP today . Looking forward to the 4x4 trail through the park tomorrow
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« Reply #344 on: May 24, 2016, 07:49:15 AM »
Apparently, the custom made walking stick with machined handle and end, contributes mightily to her youthful exuberance....

She says she doesn't like her picture taken but the photograph says otherwise. ;D 

Great picture of my sweetie though Kim.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #345 on: May 24, 2016, 09:33:17 AM »
504.6 miles later we arrived at Green River, UT

You crazy man Dave!  That would have been at least a 2 day trip for me! Maybe 3!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #346 on: May 24, 2016, 10:24:37 AM »
Normally it would have been a 2 day for us, but we stayed an extra day at Yellowstone and have reservations in Santa Fe.  Had to make up some lost time. 
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« Reply #347 on: May 24, 2016, 11:37:28 AM »
Oh yeah, robbing peter to pay paul. You gotta make it up somewhere.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #348 on: May 25, 2016, 11:25:42 AM »
Hello guys. After leaving the rally we stayed 2 nights in Cody. Then headed back through Yellowstone to Tetons. In the middle of climbing what seems like the biggest mountain, the Turbo charger blew. We made it through Yellowstone (10 mph on inclines) to our destination in Colter Bay. To all those who had to follow us "sorry".  Truck is being towed to Afton Wy for service. We have a rental car and enjoying Tetons. FYI, truck was under warranty thank goodness for that! Hope to see all of you again soon. Patty
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #349 on: May 25, 2016, 11:35:29 AM »
Hello guys. After leaving the rally we stayed 2 nights in Cody. Then headed back through Yellowstone to Tetons. In the middle of climbing what seems like the biggest mountain, the Turbo charger blew. We made it through Yellowstone (10 mph on inclines) to our destination in Colter Bay. To all those who had to follow us "sorry".  Truck is being towed to Afton Wy for service. We have a rental car and enjoying Tetons. FYI, truck was under warranty thank goodness for that! Hope to see all of you again soon. Patty

Sorry to hear that Patty.  Hope you get it taken care of quickly so you can get back to your travel plans.

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« Reply #350 on: May 25, 2016, 04:13:54 PM »
Wow, sorry to hear about the turbo charger. Glad it is covered under warranty. Hope all else goes better and the rest of your journey has calm seas.
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #351 on: May 28, 2016, 07:56:49 PM »
We too had an eventful departure from Yellowstone.  We only made it as far as Island Park before the check engine light came on.  Spewing black smoke from the exhaust and off and on loss of power, we limped our way to Rexberg, Idaho before the stop engine light came on.  At that point we stopped and called Good Sam emergency Roadside Assistance.  They arranged for a flatbed tow to Idaho Falls for the nearest Cummins repair center. FWIW, they were very responsive and they did a great job with the tow.  Spent the night parked in front of the repair shop.  The next day, the diagnosis was a small motor assembly that controls the EGR exhaust valve had burned out.  Mind you this is Friday of a holiday weekend.  The closest the part could be found was Salt Lake City and the soonest it could be there was Tuesday.  At that point, we packed up the toad with 2 dogs, some clothes and some food to head for home (near Los Angeles).  We figured we would drive until we got tired, they try to find a place to stay that would accept dogs and would have availability on Memorial Day weekend.  Well, we kept driving and driving and before you know it, we decided to come all they way home.  899 miles and 14 hours later, we arrived safe and sound at home.  The longest I have ever driven in one stretch, but of course, faster and easier than driving the MH.  Now on Friday, we get to fly to Salt Lake City (the closest airport), rent a car, drive 3 hours to Idaho Falls, drop off the rental car, pick up the motorhome and make the same 899 mile drive home.  Although, believe me, we won't do it in 1 day.  For the icing on the cake, our extended service contract doesn't cover emissions equipment, which this is.  So, the 900.00 repair will all be out of pocket, bu since our deductible is $ 500.00 it's really only an extra $ 400.00.  We are one of the few that are still ahead (or at least even) on our service contract.  But the 10 days in Yellowstone made it all worthwhile.  One of the best places we've ever visited.  Special thanks to Kim & Christi for organizing and showing us around.  Forum framily is the best!

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #352 on: May 28, 2016, 09:29:05 PM »
The "Yellowstone or Bust" has seen some emphasis on the "bust" part, but you seem to be taking everything in stride. RV'ing is a lot of things, but predictable? Maybe not..  :'(

Glad you had a great time and hope everyone hits their mark and you are back on the road as expected.  8)

Kim
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« Reply #353 on: May 28, 2016, 10:12:30 PM »
Good to see them get it diagnosed quickly and locate the part at least.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #354 on: May 29, 2016, 09:48:30 AM »
Steve, glad you made it home without incident.  Hopefully you'll be able to do the Journey recovery without incident. 

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #355 on: May 29, 2016, 10:16:59 AM »
Made it back to Taos OK.  2.5 days roughly.  three years ago we got some Toyo tires from a small tire store in La Jara, just south of Alamosa.  From day 1, I thought that the front driver's tire was probably a little out of balance... not enough to get too concerned but a bother, primarily on really smooth roads.  So, as luck might have it sometimes it works out... he was open and had some time on Tuesday so we stopped and had the tires checked.  They rotated some and checked the balance and sure nuff the Driver's side front was off, about 4 oz.  Now it rides on the rear and the old rear rides on the front and everything has become noticeably smoother.  Even the sun came out.

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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #356 on: May 29, 2016, 10:23:46 AM »
For those who did not get see Beartooth Highway open this past Friday, a sampler of what we saw!

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« Reply #357 on: May 29, 2016, 10:49:24 AM »
And for those who may have wondered about why we had the rally when we did, these are pictures of the traffic on Sat, May 28, at 1130.

The line backed west out US 20 PAST Electric St which is where many of you coming up US 20 from Rexburg turned off for Grizzly. This went on for a while!
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Re: Yellowstone 2016 or Bust! Forum Rally May 15 through May 21, 2016
« Reply #358 on: May 29, 2016, 11:19:35 AM »
Yep...as cold and miserable as the weather might have been at times, having the rally before schools got out all over the country just made good sense.
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« Reply #359 on: May 29, 2016, 12:02:01 PM »
Yep, I can handle a little rain and cold. I just put on another coat. But traffic! There is no cure, just hurry up and wait.
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