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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2020, 06:28:18 AM »
Beautiful TR.
On a side note, those little "rascals" are chipmunks.
I agree with the first part.  However, chipmunks have stripes on their faces. Those are ground squirrels.
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2020, 08:43:45 AM »
I agree with the first part.  However, chipmunks have stripes on their faces. Those are ground squirrels.
After careful review in the AM, I will concede that those are Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel.

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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2020, 06:02:41 PM »
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2020, 09:33:19 PM »
great TR and beautiful pics!
I have to add these RV trips to my bucket list

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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2020, 10:38:03 PM »
great TR and beautiful pics!
I have to add these RV trips to my bucket list

I'm surprised that RVs are not more popular with frum folks as it largely solves the problem of storing kosher food for an extended period of time.  I think once you try it you will be hooked.
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2020, 10:41:34 PM »
I'm surprised that RVs are not more popular with frum folks as it largely solves the problem of storing kosher food for an extended period of time.  I think once you try it you will be hooked.
Rvs are expensive. I guess it depends on multiple factors if it's worth it

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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2020, 10:44:35 PM »
Rvs are expensive. I guess it depends on multiple factors if it's worth it

$75.00 a day is expensive?
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2020, 10:45:29 PM »
I'm surprised that RVs are not more popular with frum folks as it largely solves the problem of storing kosher food for an extended period of time.  I think once you try it you will be hooked.
I think it may have to do with the fact that RV companies don't have loyalty points or credit cards like airlines and hotels do.
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2020, 10:48:27 PM »
$75.00 a day is expensive?
I thought you were referring to RVs in general.

Yes getting these one way rv deals is worth it if it's a good route.

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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #24 on: September 09, 2020, 10:53:15 PM »
I thought you were referring to RVs in general.

Yes getting these one way rv deals is worth it if it's a good route.

You can get good deals even without looking for 1 way rentals, although those can be insanely cheap.  We paid approximately $630 for the week long rental for our Death Valley trip, or about $90 per night.
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2020, 10:56:48 PM »
I'm surprised that RVs are not more popular with frum folks as it largely solves the problem of storing kosher food for an extended period of time.  I think once you try it you will be hooked.
there sre far better solutions such as all suites hotels.
Renting an RV is a fairly expensive proposition unless your super flexible with where you'll leave from and are willing to fly out to get it.
In New England, a large class C will run about $200 a night and the space is lousy.
It's still on our bucket list but more as an adventure and not for creature comforts. A 2 bedroom suite (which usually manage to get) provides far better accomodations and kitchen space than an RV.
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #26 on: September 09, 2020, 10:59:26 PM »
there sre far better solutions such as all suites hotels.
Renting an RV is a fairly expensive proposition unless your super flexible with where you'll leave from and are willing to fly out to get it.
In New England, a large class C will run about $200 a night and the space is lousy.
It's still on our bucket list but more as an adventure and not for creature comforts. A 2 bedroom suite (which usually manage to get) provides far better accomodations and kitchen space than an RV.

You're comparing apples to oranges.  The whole point of an RV trip is to get out in nature and have the flexibility to move around on a whim. 
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #27 on: September 09, 2020, 11:03:54 PM »
You're comparing apples to oranges.  The whole point of an RV trip is to get out in nature and have the flexibility to move around on a whim.
then what does that have to do with solving the kosher travelers food storage issues? Like I said , it's a great adventure (though I'm planning a multi day kayak/raft excursion for next summer first) but there are better ways to solve creature comforts than an RV. Having spent some time in a stationary travel trailer which is more spacious than comparable size RVs, the space and privacy is horrible if you have 5/6 kids and a baby who needs a dark quiet room to sleep in
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #28 on: September 09, 2020, 11:07:37 PM »
then what does that have to do with solving the kosher travelers food storage issues? Like I said , it's a great adventure (though I'm planning a multi day kayak/raft excursion for next summer first) but there are better ways to solve creature comforts than an RV. Having spent some time in a stationary travel trailer which is more spacious than comparable size RVs, the space and privacy is horrible if you have 5/6 kids and a baby who needs a dark quiet room to sleep in

It solves the kosher food problem when traveling because you have a fridge and freezer, can stock up on kosher food at the beginning of a trip or wherever you can find it, and then not worry about kosher food for an extended period of time.  We often travel in places where there is no access to kosher meat or cheese. 
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Re: The Great American Road Trip, by PBaruch & Family (August 2020)
« Reply #29 on: September 09, 2020, 11:20:11 PM »
You're comparing apples to oranges.  The whole point of an RV trip is to get out in nature and have the flexibility to move around on a whim.
Exactly this is rather the reason why RV's aren't so popular with frum folks. Your average frum guy will rather look for a nice resort than covering half of a continent in a week with a RV. That's why your TR are standouts :)