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Old 07-30-2016, 04:05 AM   #1
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Mount Rushmore or Bust

We just returned from our put put West. Covered 5000 miles in 18 days. MA to Montreal, UP Michigan to Twin Cities to SD to Wyoming, Montana, ND, Thief River Falls, back to UP, Then back home through Montreal. Berk preformed well in some hellish winds, hail and rain. (I have a great appreciation for the Safe-T-Plus). Only one windshield, one exhaust tip (tailpipe), and one slide topper needing replacement to date. Spent 4 nights in Mount Rushmore. Kids had a Ball and loved KOA Palmer Gulch - many thanks to those who recommended it! We have a new appreciation for travelling in a motorhome and we're already planning next year.
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:55 AM   #2
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Sounds like a great trip. 5000 miles in 18 days! I hope you had another driver to give you a little break. I thought 7700 miles in 31 days was a lot of driving.


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Old 07-30-2016, 08:06 AM   #3
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I had really bad cross winds going to Devils Tower. My dinette slide topper unraveled do to the wind. Luckily it rolled back up as I pulled over. Does not look like anything broke or ripped.


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Old 07-30-2016, 03:29 PM   #4
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I hear you. We had real bad cross winds leaving Devils Tower and across Montana and No Dakota. That's what finished my Dinette slide awning. I had a couple long nights non- stop. But yes, my wife drove for a couple hours on the way out to give me some shut eye. She was comfortable on the highway as long as it wasn't windy.
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What town in MA do you live in if you don't mind me asking? I live in MA also and have driven by a house in a town that had a Berk exactly like yours if it wasn't yours. Just figured I'd ask to see if it was in fact yours or another Berk owner.
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What town in MA do you live in if you don't mind me asking? I live in MA also and have driven by a house in a town that had a Berk exactly like yours if it wasn't yours. Just figured I'd ask to see if it was in fact yours or another Berk owner.

Sorry I just looked at your profile after I wrote all that and it must be another Berk owner with the same rig! The one I saw was in Mansfield.

Glad you had a great trip I plan on going to Mount Rushmore with my family next camping season!
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:18 AM   #7
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No problem. So far I have only seen one other parked in Littleton, Ma. It's a great trip I would highly recommend it! Don't miss the lighting ceremony on Mount Rushmore it's worth staying up late and missing one campfire.
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I see that you were in Medora. Did you do the evening show and Theodore Roosevelt Park? We loved Medora.
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Hank,

We arrived in Medora late afternoon and in a monsoon. We were told the evening show was cancelled. We did Teddy Roosevelt in the morning when the sun came out and had a great ride through the park. Kids were able to see lots of Bison and up close too. We really like Medora also. Great Bfast place in the center of town. Best glazed fresh cinnamon rolls I have ever had.

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Glad to hear that you guys had a great time. Thank you for posting. We went to the Grand Canyon last year and experienced some of the windy conditions that you spoke about. Please let us hear more about your trip when you have the time. Thanks,
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