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Old 01-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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Thinking of towing to Colorado

We are thinking of towing our Aerolite to Colorado this summer, I am a little apprehensive after our recent trip to California.Towing with an Expedition, the mountains are tuff to climb. Any suggestions on what to see and were to stop? We will leave Ontario via Detroit, First stop will be in South Bend, we loved the KOA there, beyond that I am not shure, but I want to avoid the Mountains. I was thinking of making the eastern side of Co. our base camp. any suggestions? Thanks!!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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I hear the rush is on to Colorado since the state legalized marihuana for recreational use...campsite may be at a premium in the state. Remember the famous John Denver song " Colorado High" I think that may be the new state anthem.
Haven' t been to Colorado but that is for sure on my hit list

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Old 01-23-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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Looking at Four Seasons Resort in Salida, Co. How is the tow on Hwy 50 from the east to west to Salida, is there much of an uphill grade? Has anyone stayed at Four Seasons?
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:50 PM   #4
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Visiting Colorado and avoiding mountains is going to be a challenge. That's why most folks come here. Rocky Mountain National Park and State campgrounds like Mueller State Park will get you in the mountains, but you won't have to go over any real high mountain passes to get there. They will also be very crowded in the summer.

I'd still advise heading for SW Colorado for the best Colorado experience. You will find dozens of campground to choose from and they won't be as crowded.

The Eastern side of Colorado isn't our favorite part of the state. We lived on the Front Range for many years and found ourselves heading over the mountains to do our camping.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:43 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info, whats the grade like on I80 east to west? Where and what do you like the Southwest?
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #6
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We like Ridgway State Park. It is south of Montrose on Hwy 550. It has some full hookup site and some electric only sites. Water is available in the campground and there is a dump station. Ridgway is a good place to tour the area from. Lot's of 4 wheel drive trails and pretty mountain town. Scenery is stunning.

If you are looking for more primative camping I can give you some ideas on that also.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:31 PM   #7
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We like Ridgway State Park. It is south of Montrose on Hwy 550. It has some full hookup site and some electric only sites. Water is available in the campground and there is a dump station. Ridgway is a good place to tour the area from. Lot's of 4 wheel drive trails and pretty mountain town. Scenery is stunning.

If you are looking for more primative camping I can give you some ideas on that also.
Thanks I will take a look at that, we are looking for upscale full service with a view and to stay away from extreme grades, I find the gas powered will not do the climbing the diesels will.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:12 AM   #8
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Lightbulb Chassa Oaks RV Resort Homosassa, FL

We're in a nice little place called Chassa Oaks RV Resort in Homosassa FL. It's quaint maybe 40 motor homes and/or 5ers combined.
Alot of the people here have purchased there sites and possibly 15 are like me and renting a site. The sites are hot top (asphalt) to the concrete pad and each site has an electric meter. You pay for electricity if you rent for more than a month. It has a club house and a pool. Exercise room and kitchen.
Most people here are full time rver's. Some are snow birds.
Even though it's not gated everybody looks out and knows if someone doesn't belong (meaning a non-renter or non-owner).
We appreciate the atmosphere and relationships with different people here.
We're from Maine and there's a big difference between the sunshine here and the shoveling of 3' feet of snow there.
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Thinking of buying a 3800 Voltage it 41 ' long will I have problems finding campgrounds because of the length
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Thinking of buying a 3800 Voltage it 41 ' long will I have problems finding campgrounds because of the length
KOA campgrounds have been able to accomodate my 3800 along my travels. Some state park campgrounds can't so you'll have to research them if you are looking to going to a particular place.

You will definitely only want pull thru spaces for your 3800 or lots of patience and 40 acres for manuvering.
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