Saturday, October 3, 2015

Caldwell Idaho to Green River Utah

Green River, Utah    H75  L43

I took advantage of the two days stop in Caldwell to have the truck serviced at a local dealership. The service for an oil change and a fuel filter replacement set me back $157.00. When I got back to the RV I wasn’t paying attention to backing in the truck and hit the king pin plate on the fifth wheel damaging the tailgate handle mechanism. I did a quick assessment and decided I could not take a chance having a tailgate that would not open or close. I called the dealership at once to see if they had any louvered fifth wheel style tailgates in stock. As it turned out they had only one and it was for a 2003-2009 Ram 2500/3500 truck. I was in luck as my truck is a 2009. I drove back over and we changed the tailgates out in about 20 minutes. I left $357.00 lighter.


Judy and I continued to our next stop on the travel itinerary, Willard’s Bay SP in Utah. The drive was 340 miles of mostly interstate driving. We planned to stay there for a couple of nights. That didn’t workout either.  We registered with the host and he assigned us a spot.  Once there we set up and discovered the RV’s 50 AMP power cable was inop. I had power at the pedestal to the surge protector. The end of the power cable that plugs into the surge protector was bad. I called the nearest Camping World but they didn’t have any in stock. I informed the host and told him we would have to leave the next AM. He refunded our fee for the second night.  We just made a nice campfire and cooked some hotdogs and had a beer. I used my phone Thurs morning to locate a power cord at a local RV dealer. I purchased a Camco 25foot 50 amp cord for $209.00.


After purchasing the cord Judy and I continued our trek to the next scheduled stop. Actually, we ended up stopping in Green River, UT because we could not get into any CGs or RV parks in Moab.  Green River is about 50 miles northwest of Moab so our drive was shorter.  We needed a shorter driving day after driving through Salt Lake City and Provo. The traffic was not good. Once we finally got through the cities, the drive was beautiful. We decided to stay here for three nights so we could get in a day trip to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We will be heading out of here Sunday morning. We are not sure where we will be stopping for the night.

HWY 6 UTAH   HWY 6  between Price and Green River

Shady Acres RV Park Green River, UT

shady acres rv green river ut    

Like many towns, Green River is on life support

green river street

I will do a post on our day trip in a few days. I am still sorting the pics.

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Next Blog: in a couple of days.


  1. I'm so thankful you two are in that area. It's beautiful in that area.

  2. Sorry you had a few problems. But as you know with this lifestyle those things will happen. Good luck the rest of your trip.

  3. I'm glad to hear we're not the only ones who have bad traveling days :( Glad we have Amazon to pay for all the 'oops' moments!

    1. Laurie
      I am convinced that there is no shortage of oops!!