TrailManor Owner's Forum  

Go Back   TrailManor Owner's Forum > TrailManor General Discussions > Recommended Campgrounds and Places to Visit
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-18-2021, 05:13 PM
ShrimpBurrito's Avatar
ShrimpBurrito ShrimpBurrito is online now
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sunny Beaches of Los Angeles
Posts: 2,978
Default Anyone planning to cancel camping at Yellowstone in August?

If anyone is going to cancel camping reservations at any campground at Yellowstone in August 2021, particularly the second week, I would really appreciate it if you could let me know when you plan to do that so I can get on and try to reserve it myself.

It's crazy out there!

Dave
__________________
2000 2720SL
2005 Toyota Sequoia
Twin Trojan T-125 6v batteries, Link 10, Lift kit, Maxxis 8008 225 75/R15 E tires (1 Goodyear and 2 Kumho blowouts)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-20-2021, 11:33 PM
B_and_D's Avatar
B_and_D B_and_D is offline
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Santa Cruz County, CA
Posts: 2,359
Default

We have reservations August 12 through the 20th. I will let you know if we want to cancel, but I really want to go there before I die. It's on my bucket list.

The kids are supposed to meet us there. They live in Denver now.

Trying to fix the tongue jack on the TM now, the lower hole in our tongue is way smaller than the top hole, DH is going to drill it out with a hole saw..it was way too windy here today to do it.

Yeah, it is crazy for reservations. We like to go to Seacliff I tried for two months to get reservations without any success. Guy that I talked to said that everyone is going RV'ing and that demand is insane.

If you want to come to Santa Cruz we have a space in our yard that you could park in. Just south of Manresa Beach.
__________________
'97 2720 & '01 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
2011 & 2017 Prii, 10'x18' & 10'x9' Tents
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-21-2021, 09:43 AM
ShrimpBurrito's Avatar
ShrimpBurrito ShrimpBurrito is online now
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sunny Beaches of Los Angeles
Posts: 2,978
Default

Thanks so much, thatís very nice! I hope you get to go, and I hope the crowds are too insane as well.

Dave
__________________
2000 2720SL
2005 Toyota Sequoia
Twin Trojan T-125 6v batteries, Link 10, Lift kit, Maxxis 8008 225 75/R15 E tires (1 Goodyear and 2 Kumho blowouts)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-23-2021, 06:25 PM
BaconLover BaconLover is online now
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 40
Default

We also have reservations for the Grant Village Campground from August 13-16 that I got back in January (my guess is someone canceled too). I hope we can go, but if we have to cancel, I will let you know!
__________________
2021 TM 2922KB
2000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 5.2L V8
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-25-2021, 05:37 PM
JohnMD JohnMD is online now
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 16
Default

Hi all,

Good luck finding something. We're going to try to book something for 2022 and are looking at Grant Village. I see that the site lengths at Yellowstone are for "combined vehicle" (Trailer and Tow Vehicle). As such, it looks like we will be limited to the "up to 50 foot" sites. I think all of the Yellowstone campgrounds are like this. I presume everyone with a TM books an "up to 50 foot" site, or do you know something I don't?

John
__________________
2007 3023QB
2017 F150 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-25-2021, 06:59 PM
Bill's Avatar
Bill Bill is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The mountains of Scottsdale, AZ, and the beaches of Maine
Posts: 9,151
Default

John -

I can only speak for Fishing Bridge campground. Although FB is crowded and the sites are small, each site is wide enough to park your tow vehicle beside your trailer rather than in line with it. This may not help the guys with the Monster Montana fifth wheels with 5 slides, but it works well for a TM.

I suggest that you look at the satellite view of the desired campground in one of the mapping programs like Google maps. This will give you an idea of how the sites are laid out and how wide they are.

Bill
__________________
2020 2720QS (aka 2720SL)
2014 Ford F-150 4WD 5.0L
Bill's Tech Stuff album
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-25-2021, 09:25 PM
Kidkraz's Avatar
Kidkraz Kidkraz is online now
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 666
Default

I camped at Yellowstone a couple years ago and stayed in Madison campground. The sites are curved, and they were not 50 ft long. My truck and camper fit just fine with decent room on the front and back of the site. The reservation folks were great in helping me when I made the reservations.
__________________
2013 2619
80 watt solar panel/swing hitch/low profile A/C.
Enduro 4445 caravan mover
2016 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Hemi
Installed powered folding tow mirrors

Stopped playing with airplanes, now I just enjoy watching them fly by.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-02-2021, 06:01 PM
JohnMD JohnMD is online now
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Posts: 16
Default Follow-up

Hi all,

As a follow-up to my comment earlier, I made some contacts with the NPS as well as "Yellowstone National Park Lodges," which manages several of the campgrounds. I thought the feedback may be useful to some of you. They both indicated that they strictly enforce site lengths and that for our rig of "F150 + 30-foot Trailmanor," we should focus on one of the following sites:

30 foot RV plus "extra vehicle"
40 foot RV plus "extra vehicle"
50 foot RV with or without extra tent (only a handful available in the park)

In the meantime, the Yellowstone National Park Lodges opened reservations this morning for 2022 and we have, fortunately and excitedly, secured a site (30-foot with extra vehicle) at Grant Village campground.

I hope this may be helpful to some of you. Best wishes to all for some great trips and good luck with reservations!

John
__________________
2007 3023QB
2017 F150 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-10-2021, 03:20 AM
B_and_D's Avatar
B_and_D B_and_D is offline
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Santa Cruz County, CA
Posts: 2,359
Default

Your TM is a little longer than ours, but if you can park your truck somewhere else (I think there are other places to park, you should call them).

One of the kids would probably take our reservations if we can't go. Trying to get our kitty into a harness this weekend, don't know how that's going to go. He is 13 or 15 years old, just showed up after our other cat died, she was about 20 when she died, she got dumped out here after the Loma Prieta Earthquake. When we took her camping for the first time I think she was about 18. Our new boy is a wild child. There is a RV forum for people with cats on Facebook that I've been checking out. I would like to find a tracking device for him in case he gets lost.

If the kids don't want the campsite, and we can't go either, we will let you know.

I hate leaving our cat when we go camping, he's such a sweet baby, and we all love him so much! Can't take him on many of the trails in Yellowstone.
__________________
'97 2720 & '01 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4
2011 & 2017 Prii, 10'x18' & 10'x9' Tents

Last edited by B_and_D; 06-10-2021 at 03:51 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
BaconLover
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cancelling our reservations in Yellowstone in August, heads up... B_and_D General discussion 3 11-14-2020 11:00 PM
yellowstone camping tips blue_vett Recommended Campgrounds and Places to Visit 6 04-25-2017 11:53 PM
IMHO The Best Arrangement For Dry Camping Philip General discussion 10 03-05-2017 03:26 PM
Camping in yellowstone park Lloyd51 Recommended Campgrounds and Places to Visit 21 05-06-2008 06:52 PM
Planning a Trip to Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Craters of the Moon NW Native Recommended Campgrounds and Places to Visit 8 04-05-2007 04:11 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2018 Trailmanor Owners Page.