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Old 05-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #21
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At this time the mostly flat soft rolling hills sounds good, hard to tell just looking on maps. I've been trying to find nationwide maps or such indicating % of grades and distance but had not been able to find any. My TV has some option that I can use to override Automatic and stay in a lower gear but I've never used that.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:35 AM   #22
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What kind of hills-grades do we have coming in from Pueblo, I have never tested my TV with the new trailer other than the grades on Hwy 65 north of Branson. this trip will be a new experience.
From Pueblo, CO to the Mountaindale campground you won't encounter any grades steeper than what you've already experienced on Hwy 65 near Branson, MO. Be sure to use the exhaust brake and tow/haul feature of your Cummins Diesel. It will enhance your towing experience greatly.
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:47 AM   #23
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To date I have always use tow mode and exhaust brake, even on the flats, I really love that feature. Still hashing it out, should know if going by middle of next week and if just me and better half or if any kids-grand kids will go with us, kinda depends on when our youngest grand kid gets into Cincinnati "EOS" specialty unit for check & evaluation.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #24
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Joyce and I have stayed at the Mountaindale campground a few times. The RV park is in a great location for visiting Colorado Springs to the North or Canon City and the Royal Gorge to the South. We both love this campground. The campground roads are easy to navigate and the tree branches are kept trimmed. It has the feel of being in the mountains yet it's a quick and easy drive into the city of Colorado Springs. We always take an evening walk in the campground because Mule Deer often pass through.

Here's a photo I took in 2008 looking down at the campground from a nearby hiking trail.


Last year I took this photo of one of the Mule Deer that wandered into the campground.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:26 AM   #25
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I filled out our application this evening and will be mailing it in morning (Tuesday) on way to work.

Added comment that would like to arrive on campsite Saturday afternoon if there is anyway possible, advise if this can be done through registration or if I need to get a hold of campgrounds direct.

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I filled out our application this evening and will be mailing it in morning (Tuesday) on way to work.

Added comment that would like to arrive on campsite Saturday afternoon if there is anyway possible, advise if this can be done through registration or if I need to get a hold of campgrounds direct.

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Papamcgown, we'll look forward to having you join us in Colorado. You can call the campground directly for additional nights. It's Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort at (719) 576-0619.
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Papamcgown, we'll look forward to having you join us in Colorado. You can call the campground directly for additional nights. It's Mountaindale Cabins & RV Resort at (719) 576-0619.
Bob, can we do the same at the Colter Bay RV Park and the one in W Yellowstone for an extra day on either end?

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Bob, can we do the same at the Colter Bay RV Park and the one in W Yellowstone for an extra day on either end?

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Ron, I apologize that I haven't gotten back with you on your e-mail yet.

The answer is yes. In West Yellowstone we'll be at Lionshead RV Park, (406) 646-7662. Colter Bay RV Park is run by Grand Teton Lodge Company, (800) 628-9988. I beieve that Colter Bay has the reservation under my name, and has it misspelled as Byrnd.
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Thanks, I'll try to call sometime this week to "Mountaindale Resort"
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Thanks Bob, I will see about adding another day at one of them. Thought you hadn't gotten my email.

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