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Dave, did you mark out your stops and reserve camping or you just winging it like the old days?

Great pics man. Looks like so much fun!
 

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The drive through that canyon never gets old and I've done it 8 times since january...lol

Have fun.
 

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I’m really liking Sand Hollow and would like to plan a UTV trip here at some point in the near future. Not sure what the weather is like but it’s nice out right now! Gonna talk to some of my friends and see who’s in.
 

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In the meaning I’m done cleaning up our campsite and figured I’d show ya a couple pics and a quick life hack I did to the motorhome
 

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Even at home if I attached a hose to those brass fittings it was two pairs of Channel locks to get them off.. I figured if I kept going that way I’m gonna eventually break one so I put hose quick disconnects on all of them..

Mated that with a collapsible hose from Walmart that is 50’ but takes up zero space abd even has its own little hose reel.

Total cost I think was 27.00

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I’m really liking Sand Hollow and would like to plan a UTV trip here at some point in the near future. Not sure what the weather is like but it’s nice out right now! Gonna talk to some of my friends and see who’s in.
one of the campgrounds has a group site for apx 10 rigs. We were planning a trip in October but kids school and sports caused us to back out.
 

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Even at home if I attached a hose to those brass fittings it was two pairs of Channel locks to get them off.. I figured if I kept going that way I’m gonna eventually break one so I put hose quick disconnects on all of them..

Mated that with a collapsible hose from Walmart that is 50’ but takes up zero space abd even has its own little hose reel.

Total cost I think was 27.00

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I have seen someone actually tie all 3 fills together with ball valves on each so you only ever have to hook up 1 hose and throw ball valves wherever needed. Seemed pretty slick.

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if anything comes up or you need any southern Utah info let me know, Sand Hollow is OK for off road (SXS) but there is A LOT MORE in SW Utah than Sand Hollow
Duck Creek, Markagunt trail system is top notch sxs riding 👌
 

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Love the trips/pics RD....we don't have an RV but Jamie wants to take this sort of trip....I will likely rent one and tow the jeep....I already have a path in mind....you guys have fun.
 

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Love the trips/pics RD....we don't have an RV but Jamie wants to take this sort of trip....I will likely rent one and tow the jeep....I already have a path in mind....you guys have fun.
let me know if I’m not using mine you can rent it.. smoothest driving motorhome I’ve ever driven & dead quiet on the road!
 
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Nice Dave!

Road trips are awesome. I just got back from a 10 day trip from phoenix to Moab, salt lake, Idaho Falls and then to Florence Montana. Lake Powell on the way back. Best times.
 

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Even at home if I attached a hose to those brass fittings it was two pairs of Channel locks to get them off.. I figured if I kept going that way I’m gonna eventually break one so I put hose quick disconnects on all of them..

Mated that with a collapsible hose from Walmart that is 50’ but takes up zero space abd even has its own little hose reel.

Total cost I think was 27.00

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Because of the pressure? On our boat if the hose is plugged in we will turn the hose off, run a faucet and then undo the hose. Relieves the pressure and loosens the hose. Never thought of the quick connect.
 

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Great times! Is there a smell from the back seats like Clark smelled? :p Seriously, how fast does the gas gauge needle fall in one of those?
 

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Because of the pressure? On our boat if the hose is plugged in we will turn the hose off, run a faucet and then undo the hose. Relieves the pressure and loosens the hose. Never thought of the quick connect.
It isn’t the pressure.. I dunno wtf it is but it’s a pain in the ass.. lol. Not anymore
 

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Yea.. Cancelled the trip.. No rental cars and I don't want to sit in my in Laws house nor at my moms... We will go maybe in July. We are bound for Dillon/Bozeman/Missoula Wednesday morning.
We leave for the big island tomorrow morning for 9 days. We were booking right on the front edge of the rush. VRBO availability dropped 25% - down to sub 3% in 6 hours when we booked. :eek: I just hope they actually have our 4dr jeep when we get there.

My 5 year old has been cranked to 11 for the last week over this trip.

Going to be exciting.
 

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So just learned the next park we are staying in requires 30 amp.. and I need an adaptor. Turns out Home Depot supposedly sells them? Who knew!

Second thing I learned.. people drive aggressively in salt lake and surrounding areas.. I’m talking like Bay Area / Phoenix asshole style driving.. much much worse than LA / San Diego asshole style driving. Lol
 

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So just learned the next park we are staying in requires 30 amp.. and I need an adaptor. Turns out Home Depot supposedly sells them? Who knew!

Second thing I learned.. people drive aggressively in salt lake and surrounding areas.. I’m talking like Bay Area / Phoenix asshole style driving.. much much worse than LA / San Diego asshole style driving. Lol
Walmart has all that shit and is pretty reasonable price wise
will be a short pig tail 50 amp (4prong)female with 30 amp (3prong) male
 

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Walmart has all that shit and is pretty reasonable price wise
The last Walmart didn’t have it.. Stacys walking back empty handed so we might hit that. Campgro Bud closes pretty quick, we might end up in the Walmart parking lot. Lol
 

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We get high 7’s low 8’s on the road. 100 gallon fuel tank so does not fall real quick. Normally a whole day of traveling
I have Never paid $325 for gas at one time. :p I am sure tears would runs down my cheeks after $100.:p Honestly though I would love to go cross country in one. Lot more experiences than an airplane.
 

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So just learned the next park we are staying in requires 30 amp.. and I need an adaptor. Turns out Home Depot supposedly sells them? Who knew!

Second thing I learned.. people drive aggressively in salt lake and surrounding areas.. I’m talking like Bay Area / Phoenix asshole style driving.. much much worse than LA / San Diego asshole style driving. Lol
How worse would it be if they could drink caffeine??:p
 

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I have Never paid $325 for gas at one time. :p I am sure tears would runs down my cheeks after $100.:p Honestly though I would love to go cross country in one. Lot more experiences than an airplane.
When we are on the road it’s normally 200-250 a day for fuel. This trip we have broke it down to 4-6 hours driving a day and a week stop so fuel bill will be more spread out. Left Florida end of May and will be back in October
 

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The last Walmart didn’t have it.. Stacys walking back empty handed so we might hit that. Campgro Bud closes pretty quick, we might end up in the Walmart parking lot. Lol
the 30amp to 50amp is one of the hardest to find.
call campground and see if they carry it, if not order online via Walmart for an in-store pickup in next town.

This adaptor should of been on you list of required equipment for traveling :)
 
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Really enjoying the posts about your trip. This trip will remain with your kids forever. There’s a good RV series on YouTube called Keep Your Daydream. An AZ couple about your ages with kid(s) from Flagstaff. Lots of good info and suggestions as they travel to many interesting destinations. Straight forward, they report the good and the not so good.

Get two of those 30 to 50 amp adapters. When you need it, it’s like having a spare roll of TP.
 
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