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Old 06-23-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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Leaving tomorrow for Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

The Georgetown is fueled and filled. The toad is ready to hookup and we are heading out tomorrow for Yellowstone National Park

1st night Las Vegas and Nellis AFB FamCamp
2nd night Fillmore Utah
3rd and 4th Hill AFB FamCamp Utah
5th, 6th and 7th Colter Bay Campground leave July 1st and head to
Grizzly RV campground West Yellowstone for 5 nights.

After that we are not sure but Washington State is on the top of our list.

Hope to catch you on the road or around.

Look for my little red Fiat toad.
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Have a safe trip. You're gonna love those two National Parks.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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Have a great trip! I'll keep an eye Arizona for you while you are gone.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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( Look for my little red Fiat toad. )

Iggy...looks like the Fiat may fit into the Georgetown's basement !!!

Have a safe trip !!!!!
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Thanks everyone.
I will add some pictures if I get access to some wifi.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Left Grand Tetons now Yellowstone

I found this in the middle of the road this morning after entering Yellowston Park.
It was still steaming and took a picture and looked all around in the woods. Can you tell me what it is?
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That is a wonderful buffalo chip. When they dry out they are great for burning or for throwing.
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That is a wonderful buffalo chip. When they dry out they are great for burning or for throwing.
I thought it may be a bear pile but may be wrong. A poop pile all look alike in the woods and on the roadway.
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Without getting too gross, bear scat will usually contain some undigested vegetation and have blunt ends or tapered tips. I've been told it is usually sweet smelling but I'll pass on checking that out.
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Grizzly bear scat will have little bells in it and smell like pepper!

Enjoy my back yard. If you are a hiker, don't miss Uncle Tom's trail at Canyon.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:38 PM   #11
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Grizzly bear scat will have little bells in it and smell like pepper!

Enjoy my back yard. If you are a hiker, don't miss Uncle Tom's trail at Canyon.
I was thinking just the same! I love that sign.

Anyways, happy trails, and less poop pictures. Glad I don't have smell-o-vision...lol.
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They make great kindling for cooking over the fire when they dry out! LoL
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Uh oh, haven't heard from Iggy for a while, perhaps he was gobbled up by a big ol' griz.
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Hi All
We made it back to Phoenix and had a great trip. We added 3,700 miles to the Georgetown and it handled everything like a champ.
From sea level to almost 10,000 feet it ran great pulling my FIAT.
Mileage ranged from a very low 6.5 mpg to 8.5 mpg. Low was from climbing hills and head wind travel. I even took on a pass that has a 10% up and down grade for many miles. This was coming into Jackson Hole from the west over the Tetons and the pass was almost 10,000 ft. I will never do that one aghain. Actually the Ford chassis and V10 worked hard but I made it up and my DW was ready to bail out a few times. Now going down the other side I used TowHaul mode and tried to keep my speed at 55 mph and had to stop a few times to cool off the brakes. This pass was the worst I have ever drove in my entire life. It actually was scarey and I consider myself very brave but this pass is not for any trailers or motorhomes. Most good highways I was cruising 60-65 mph. All the secondard roads 45-50 mph. Steering was right on after I had my front end alignment. I really don't feel I need and stabilizer aswas earlier thinking on buying.

So starting tomorrow I plan on checking my Georgetown from bumper to bumper and give her a good wash.

Being this was my first long haul trip I must say I'm very impressed with the Ford F53 chassis, engine and drive train. What I have found is not to baby the engine on the hills. I kept my rpms up and I had no problems passing diesel pushers with 350hp engines. I ran 2,200 rps at 65 mph on good major freeways. At about 2,000 rpms I could maintain 60 mph on flat highways. I think my cab noise was reasonable bt when I had to get on it climbing it became enough that it was hard to hear my DW.

I did have the sway bar mod fornt and back but did notice a typical binding sound or may be a sqeeking sound on hard turns. I looked at my front sway bar and didn't see anything wrong. I will keep watching.

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Glad you made it back safe and sound. It sounds like your new motorhome is a winner. Driving steep mountain grades can really tax a vehicle, it sounds like the Georgetown passed with flyiing colors.
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Glad you made it back safe and sound. It sounds like your new motorhome is a winner. Driving steep mountain grades can really tax a vehicle, it sounds like the Georgetown passed with flyiing colors.
Actually Ford passed with flying colors. FR Georgetown still have issues.
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Actually Ford passed with flying colors. FR Georgetown still have issues.
I hope the issues with the Georgetown are minor. Did you enjoy the Tetons and Yellowstone?
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I hope the issues with the Georgetown are minor. Did you enjoy the Tetons and Yellowstone?
Yes, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone was great. We saw the true beauty of both parks as well as the wildlife. Bison, Elk, Deer and even a bear with 2 cubs. The weather was great and we hated to leave.
The small town of West Yellowstone and the Grizzly Campground was just right and the 4th of July fireworks was one of the best we have ever seen. We definitely will duplicate this trip again during the fall before the snow flies.
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Great Pics Iggy. You're looking cool behind the wheel of that Georgetown.
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