Leisure Travel Vans will be on home turf in Winnipeg at the Manitoba RV Show & Sale with GNR Camping World on from March 7-10. Show hours: Thursday & Friday 3pm to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm, Sunday 11am to 5pm .
RENDEZVOUS: BOULDER CITY, NV July 30th
ARRIVE: WINKLER, MB CAN September 1st
LTV FACTORY OWNER’S RALLY: September 6-10th
RETURN: LAS VEGAS, NV September 28-30th
Each year our Southwest LTV Roadrunners and NW Evergreen Leisures RV Clubs travel in an RV caravan from the west coast of the United States to the annual LTV Factory Owner’s Rally in early September in Winkler, MB Canada.
Please join club members Dennis and Darleen Thorig on their “D&D Hit the Road #4 Caravan to the LTV Factory Owner’s Rally.” In commemoration of our National Park Service’s 100th Anniversary, they have planned an exceptionally special trip that focuses on visiting many of our national parks along the way both to and from Winkler.
This is a great opportunity to have a really fun time with your fellow LTV RVrs seeing such places as: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Craters of the Moon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Devils Tower, Mt. Rushmore, Arches, and the Grand Canyon. Feel free to participate in all or any part of their planned trip. The pages below contain a map of their route and itinerary complete with pictures and descriptions of many of the places they will be visiting. Be sure to contact them ASAP if you are at all interested in participating in this caravan.
Wagon Masters: Dennis and Darleen Thorig
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (619) 571-2264 or (858) 587-4727
1) San Diego to BOUDER CITY, NV (335 miles 5 hrs 7 min)
July 30 to Aug 4 (Good Sam $30.24/nt)
Lake Mead RV Village 268 Lakeshore Rd., Boulder City, NV 89005 (702) 293-2540 http://lakemeadrvvillage.com/ Located in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area close to the Hoover Dam. Paved driveways and gravel sites with full hookups, WiFi and cable service. A tour group on rafts can take you from just below Hoover Dam 12 miles through Black Canyon to Willow Beach. They leave from Lake Mead Village. You can get a discount if you’re staying here.
2) Boulder City, NV to ZION NATIONAL PARK, UT (184 miles 3 hrs 5 min)
August 4-10 (Senior Pass $27/nt)
Watchman HWY 89 C Loop, Springdale, UT 84737 (877) 444-6777 http://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/watchman-campground.htm Watchman Campground has only electric hookups and no shower facilities. The campground is located 1⁄4 mile from the south entrance.
3) Zion, UT to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UT (110 miles 3 hrs 9 min)
August 10-16 ( fall special $48.23 first 1 day + $33.77 for 3 days) credit card on hold
Ruby’s Inn RV Park & Campground 300 S. Main St., Bryce Canyon City, UT 84764 (435) 834-5301 http://www.brycecanyoncampgrounds.com/ Campground and RV Park at Ruby’s Inn is located just one half mile from the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park.
4) Bryce Canyon, UT to OGDEN, UT (293 miles 4 hrs 56 min)
August 16-19 (PA Rate $15/nt )
Wasatch View Estates and RV Park 1700 W 2700 North Ogden, Utah 84404 (801) 782-4078
Sites are large and level and easy to get into. It is a short drive to Salt Lake City and The Great Salt Lake. It is worth the time to go to Antelope Island in the lake just to view the Bison. Ogden has a host of museums house in a vintage train station, at the end of a block filled with shops, restaurants and pubs.
5) Ogden, UT to POCATELLO, ID (129 miles 1 hrs 55 min)
August 19-22 (Good Sam 27/nt)
Buffalo Meadows RV Park – Fort Hall Casino I-15 Exit 80, Fort Hall, ID 83203 (208) 237-8778 http://www.shobangaming.com/rv-park.php All sites are paved pull-thrus. Unusual sewer set ups. Most sites’ sewer connection is very close to the next sites front door. Good stop on the way to Yellowstone National Park, and it’s 2 1/2 hours from Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
6) Pocatello, ID to GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WY (165 miles 3 hrs 14 min)
August 22-25 (Senior Pass $56)
Colter Bay RV Park Moran, WY 83013 (800) 628-9988 http://www.gtlc.com/camping/colter-bay-campground Full Hookups (NPS Campground) Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Located on the shores of Jackson Lake with the majestic Grand Tetons as a backdrop.
7) Grand Teton National Park to YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WY (153 miles 3 hrs 9 min)
August 25-30 (Senior Pass $45/nt)
Fishing Bridge RV Park Fishing Bridge RV park (307) 344-7381 http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/lodging/camping/fishing-bridge-rv-park/ Located near the mouth of the Yellowstone River. Named after the Fishing Bridge, a wooden vehicle bridge that used to provide a great platform from which park visitors would fish for native Cutthroat trout. Sites are double-wide with a limited space for slide outs. Recreational vehicles up to 40 feet in length can be accommodated. All sites are open with back-in access. A pine forest surrounds the RV Park.
8) Yellowstone National Park, WY to MILES CITY, MT (314 miles 4 hrs 37 min)
August 30-31 (KOA Rate $38.89/nt)
Miles City KOA 1 Palmer St, Miles City, MT 59301(406) 232-3991 http://koa.com/campgrounds/miles-city/ Located six blocks from the downtown of this historic High Plains cow town. See frontier buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among them, see the Olive Hotel where “Gus” died in the epic frontier miniseries, “Lonesome Dove”.
9) Miles City, MT to HAZEN, ND (261 miles 3 hrs 51 min)
August 31-September 1 (PA $10/nt)
Lewis & Clark RV 2 12th Ave SW, Hazen, ND 58545 (701) 748-2550 http://www.hazenparks.com/ This is a city park in Hazen. It is a very nice place with level sites and plenty of grass. There are a fair number of trees in the park, but most are not tall enough to interfere with satellite reception. Roads and sites are dirt/gravel. The utilities are good. Wi-Fi was weak at the site, so we used our Verizon air card. All the sites are pull-through. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It is in a very quiet location, but within walking distance to a grocery store.
10) Hazen, ND to WINKLER, MANITOBA, CANADA (307 miles 5 hrs 36 min)
LTV ANNUAL RALLY
September 1-6 PRE-RALLY EVENTS ($25/nt cash)
Winkler RV Park, Site 36 590 Park St., Winkler, MB R6W 1B2, CAN (204) 325-8333
September 6-10 LTV RALLY (Incl. with LTV Rally Registration Fee)
Winkler Bible Camp 16037 Pth 3, Winkler, MB, CAN (877) 992-9906
11) Winkler, MB, CAN to BISMARCK, ND (303 miles 5 hrs 12min)
September 10-11 (KOA $40/nt)
Bismarck KOA 3720 Centennial Rd, Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 222-2662 http://koa.com/campgrounds/bismarck/ Bismarck KOA Visit Fort Abraham Lincoln, you can tour General George Custer’s home. About 40 miles north of the capital city, the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and re-created Fort Mandan describe how local Native Americans helped the men survive the brutal winter of 1804. Visit the North Dakota Heritage Center on the capitol grounds or Knife River Indian Villages in the area.
12) Bismarck, ND to DEVILS TOWER, WY (347 miles 5 hrs 36 min)
September 11-13 (KOA $50/nt)
Devils Tower KOA 60 WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714 (307) 467-5395 http://koa.com/campgrounds/devils-tower/ Devils Tower National Monument, named a “top 10 ecotourism destination,” is America’s first national monument. The monument was established in 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt. Nestled on the banks of the Belle Fourche River in the beautiful Black Hills of Wyoming, this KOA campground lies in the shadow of Devils Tower. The movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was filmed on – site in 1976, and it is shown nightly at the campground. This KOA offers a full-service restaurant, an extensive gift shop and a Sweet Shoppe that features legendary fudge and hand-dipped ice cream.
13) Devils Tower, WY to CUSTER, SD MOUNT RUSHMORE & CRAZY HORSE (119 miles 2 hrs 36 min)
September 13-16 (PA $17.50/nt)
French Creek RV Park 144 S 4th St., Custer, SD 57730 (605) 673-3727 http://www.fcrvpk.org/ The only campground and RV Park on the Famous French Creek, below the Custer Mountain sign in the background. Facilities include dump station, Cable TV ($), fire pits, horseshoe pits, driveway suited for rockhounds, FREE Wi-Fi. Friday night BBQ’s, potluck with French Creek Fries. Walking distance to any place in the town of Custer. Located on the famous French Creek, private tours to non-tourist areas available. Campground is 59 miles from Deadwood, and 71 miles from Sturgis.
14) Custer, SD to DENVER, CO (363 miles 5 hrs 40 min)
September 16-19 (N/A)
Visiting Friends Skip & Catherine Greth 6918 Edgewood Ct., Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 (303) 501-3246
15) Denver, CO to GRAND JUNCTION, CO (253 miles 4 hrs 9 min)
September 19-21 (KOA $38/nt)
Grand Junction KOA 2819 US-50, Grand Junction, CO 81503 (970) 242-2527 http://koa.com/campgrounds/grand-junction/ Centrally located between the high desert and hiking trails of the Colorado National Monument and the tree-shaded lakes of the Grand Mesa, featuring fishing, ATV and hiking trails, and moose, elk and deer hunting. Nearby, mountain bike trails in all directions offer terrain very similar to Moab without the crowds.
16) Grand Junction, CO to ARCHES NATIONAL PARK, UT (108 miles 1 hrs 40 min)
September 21-24 (KOA $45)
Moab KOA 3225 US-191, Moab, UT 84532 (435) 259-6682 http://koa.com/campgrounds/moab/ 15 minutes to Arches National Park, and convenient to Dead Horse State Park & Canyonlands National Park. Pull-thru big rig sites, deluxe cabins with bathrooms, camping cabins and tent sites. Swimming Pool, WIFI, 24 Hour laundry, General Store, propane. Enjoy magnificent views of the red rocks and La Sal Mountains.
17) Arches National Park to GRAND CANYON NORTH RIM, AZ (395 miles 6 hrs 32 min)
September 24-28 (Senior Pass Rate $45/nt)
North Rim Campground AZ-67, Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 (877) 444-6777 http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-nr.htm
18) Grand Canyon North Rim to LAS VEGAS, NV (266 miles 4 hrs 23 min)
September 28-30 (PA $47/nt)
Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort 2711 W. Windmill Lane, Las Vegas, NV 891232 (702) 260-2001 http://www.oasislasvegasrvresort.com/ The roads are paved, the sites are cemented and level, the park is controlled access, all hook ups work, the place is clean, the desk and service people are responsive and helpful, close to Las Vegas’ Strip. There are dog areas that allow a communal or solo experience. Bags are provided. There are pools and a restaurant and a bar.
19) Las Vegas, NV to SAN DIEGO, CA (329 miles 4 hrs 54 min)