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  • RV Travel
    RV Travel:
    May 8NBC-4 TV in Los Angeles cites RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury on ways to save money on an RV road trip. https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/5-Tips-on-How-to-Save-Money-on-Your-Next-Road-Trip-509600581.html...  more
    5 Tips on How to Save Money on Your Next RV Road Trip  - NBC Southern California
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      Hank & Shirleen May 8 Way to go Chuck! It was great meeting you in Buffalo, WY last year! 
  • Johnny & Teresa
    Johnny & Teresa:
    May 4We are also going to be headed to Maine. Actually past Maine to Nova Scotia. This is our absolute longest voyage ever for us as newbies.
    We know nothing about any of the northeast areas.
    Never have been there, so we sure would appreciate and take any advi...  more
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    • Johnny & Teresa
      Hank & Shirleen May 5 The Cabot trail, Peggy’s Cove, Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, NS. DO NOT miss Ft Louisbourg In NS. It is awesome. Period dress etc. you will learn much history of NS here. Also don’t miss the Grand Prix National Historic Site. Don’t miss Campobe...  more
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        Eric and Kathy May 5 I forgot to mention Campobello (thanks Hank & Shirleen). We used the ferry system in New Brunswick to get there. Quite the adventure with a 30 foot travel trailer. Not for the faint of heart. We stayed at a really nice provincial park pretty close to ...  more
    • Johnny & Teresa
      TonyC May 5 We are headed to Maine in July for 2nd Summer vacation were there last summer. But, this summer we plan to go back into New Brunswick, then on to Nova Scotia as we want to say we been there done that, once in our life time. 
    • Johnny & Teresa
      Sheila Quinn May 5 We made that trip almost 20 yrs ago and remember it fondly. Bay of Fundy, take the ride!
      Roadside lobster, lots of bagpipes, friendly ppl,
      Stopped at all the lighthouses, drive the Loop,
    • Johnny & Teresa
      Hank & Shirleen May 5 Johnny and Teresa, TonyC. When we stayed at Lubec, ME, we took a day trip in our toad, over to Campobello Island, ferry to Deer island, drove up Deer island, took another ferry to L’Etete. We then drove up to Canada Hiway 1. Turned east to route 127 down ...  more
    • Johnny & Teresa
      Hank & Shirleen May 6 John and Teresa. TonyC.  Been trying PM you for a couple of days but it isn’t working on my iPad since latest update. Will send more then what is posted on your post when it is up an working again! Sorry. I have much more info! 
  • Billy/Kathy Whitley
    Billy/Kathy Whitley:
    April 29Traveling to southern Maine from NC in a couple of weeks. Suggestions on where to stay both while on the road and once we get there. Will be running I-81 as far as possible,
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      Jim -&karen collins April 29 Safe travels, just watch out for the idiots on the road, I also prefer the back roads
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      Curt and Linda April 29 Sea Vu West and it's sister campgrounds are very nice.
    • Billy/Kathy Whitley
      Sam & Pat April 29 If you can figure a way to get me some contact info I would like to share our experience in Maine last year. if you could privately send a phone number or email but I don't know how to do it on this site.
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      • Billy/Kathy Whitley
        Eric and Kathy April 29 If you select the name on a posting, you'll be taken to their profile where you can send them a message (privately).
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      LarandSus April 29 Sorrt this gets you off of 81 but I love Grandview Camping & Cottages in Moodus, CT. While we were there we ate at Village Pizza in Moodus for dinner and Dianne's in Colchester for breakfast on the owner's recommendation (stayed again and ate at those aga...  more
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        Hank & Shirleen May 5 LarandSus, spent much of  teenage years up age 35 on the eastern shore of MD AND DE.   Lived in Salisbury and had cousin that lived in Dover. 
    • Billy/Kathy Whitley
      Eric and Kathy April 29 We go the Portland area each summer and use the 81 to 84 to 95 route. Since we like to avoid highways, and if we're in no hurry, we really like the Blue Ridge Parkway. We'll also head all the way up into NY and drive across Vermont and NH. Wolfs Den Ca...  more
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  • The Rhoades’
    The Rhoades’:
    April 28OK, you travel experts. My wife and I take our High School Junior Grandkids on a trip between their Junior and Senior years. WE are heading out west for three weeks in June and July heading to San Fransisco, Yosemite, Sequoia, Zion and the Grand Canyon, w...  more
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      Curt & Isabel April 28 I'd junk that GPS. Hwy 20 has some steep grades and is also way out of the way (and a lot of extra miles). A lot depends on where you're staying at Zion. If out side the park on the western side, your best route would be to take Hwy 59/389 towards Colorad...  more
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        The Rhoades’ April 28 Yes, I saw it was way out of the way, but worried about sharp switchbacks on 59/389. Have you traveled this with a large rig?
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      Curt & Isabel April 28 Yes. You should have no problems. No major grades. 2 lane hwy with passing lanes. Once you get on to 389 it's pretty flat all the way to hwy 89. We have a 33' class A with toad.
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      OBZRV April 28 We traveled the 389/89 route from Zion (who stay in Hurricane at WillowWind) to Arizona ( we live in the valley) last summer.  Not a bad ride, roads are pretty decent. We pull a 36’ 5er. 
    • The Rhoades’
      LarandSus April 28 We took 59 from Hurricane (Willow Wind) then 89A to the North Rim and continued on 89A to 89 and down to Flagstaff. We have a 39' Class A plus toad, no problem nice roads and very beautiful drive thru Escalante. We also stopped at Pipe Springs National Mo...  more
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      Craig n Linda April 29 I would stop at the North Rim, it is very special, higher than the south and less traveled.
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        The Rhoades’ May 5 We are taking a separate day to explore the North Rim while we are at Zion. Don't want to pull the fifth wheel there and worry about parking where we want to explore.
  • TravelingTerri
    TravelingTerri:
    April 3We stayed at Rancheros De Santa Fe. A little out of the way from shopping, etc., but very wooded & private & quiet.
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  • Judi Rick
    Judi Rick:
    March 26We are going west to New Mexico. Does anyone have favorite campgrounds around Sante Fe or Albuquerque?
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 1 other like this.
    • Judi Rick
      M & M Shaffer March 26 American RV just west of city going up the hill on i-40 on the south side. Easy on and off exit. Room for big rigs pull through. We enjoyed our stay there. Going to use them again this summer, on our way to WV from Needles CA.
    • Judi Rick
      Dave/Kathi March 26 I would second the American RV park. have stayed there nice place. I have also stayed at the  Route 66 RV Resort. stayed there twice, Both parks are nice. The Route 66 is only better as it has a cancino and restaurants. 
    • Judi Rick
      The Mountains March 26 We stayed at Enchanted Trails RV campground and Trading Post. Easy on/off 40 with pull throughs. Close to Albuquerque and cool Route 66 theme. Would stay there again.
    • Judi Rick
      Birdie April 4 There are some COE parks between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Listed in AllStays, we found to be perfect distance from Santa Fe.
    • Judi Rick
      Cotton April 28 We stay at Isleta Lakes South of Albuquerque, they have a special buy 2 night get one free. The train stops just outside the park and we ride it to Santa Fe
  • TJAK
    TJAK :
    February 26Planning our trip out west. Any recommendations for must see in Kansas?
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 1 other like this.
    • TJAK
      Tom and Pat Gutzke February 26 President Dwight D Eisenhower's boyhood home is in Abilene along with his Museum. Easy to spend a day there. Campground just a half-mile south. Not fancy but a quiet place to stop for the night. There's also a tourist railroad in town. Wasn't operating wh...  more
    • TJAK
      Jim & Sharon Ham February 26 There is also a great indoor carousel and telephone museum in Abilene behind the Eisenhower Museum.  There is an old-west cowboy town next to the museum that is mostly falling apart, but is free.  Eisenhower is closed right now for a large upgra...  more
    • TJAK
      Birdie February 26 Many small towns have a lot of history. That was a state used to ‘pass through’ on the way west. Many small museums, lots of city RV parks with nice RV spots and very reason prices. You can travel across the top of KS going town to town and staying in the...  more
    • TJAK
      Greg & Toni March 3 Depending on your interests, there are lots of things.  Google "What to see in Kansas"
    • TJAK
      RV Travel April 3 Garden of Eden in Lucas. Nothing like it anywhere else: http://www.gardenofedenlucas.org
  • Jstpeg & Bruce
    Jstpeg & Bruce :
    January 31When is the best time to make plans for a trip to Alaska? Do we need to make reservations a year in advance like in Florida or are they easier to get? We will probably be leaving from Kansas.
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      Dick Kashdin January 31 That is a loaded question like when is the best time to retire or the best time to go full time.  But there are some things that should be taken into account.  (1) How much time is involved.  Our round trip to Alaska and back took about 3 m...  more
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      xctraveler January 31 We spent 11 months running down the East coast to FL then across the South to LA then up the left coast into Canada and on up through Whitehorse to Dawson City and over the TOTW (Top of the World) Highway (nice name for 150 miles of dirt).Then every mmile...  more
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Birdie February 1 I would say if you want to stay at the top campground within Denali NP you should make your reservation as far ahead as you can. Many people enjoy staying there and it is mostly full. Check out the camping amenities so you go in ready. We only stayed 3 ni...  more
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        xctraveler February 3 As I remember, the furthest in campground in Denali is on a lottery and once you get in to the campground you are required to not move your vehicles at all for the 3 day stay. The shuttle stops there and you get passes good for the duration of your stay o...  more
      • Jstpeg & Bruce
        Hank & Shirleen February 3 It wasn’t on a lottery in 2016 and we have heard no changes.  The Campground is Teklanika and is about 30 miles in. They stop you at about 15 miles in unless you have the campground reservations.  The only lottery we have heard about Is to be ab...  more
      • Jstpeg & Bruce
        Hank & Shirleen February 26 Wasn’t on a lottery in 2016! 
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Birdie February 3 It wasn’t on lottery when I went. It was reservation only. But if someone cancelled or was a no show you might get that spot. The shuttle was the best way to travel and see stuff. There were lots of hikers in most of the park. As the stupid folks did stup...  more
    • Jstpeg & Bruce
      Larnold0000 February 26 You can boondock a lot of places in Alaska.  We did so on the many pull outs - if there are 5 or more cars behind you, you have to pull out.  We also rented an RV close to the airport - nice units and great customer service.  It is hard to ...  more
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      • Jstpeg & Bruce
        Birdie February 26 We found many of the dry camping spots closed during June and July. That is the most busy time of the year. After the first week in August all those closed areas were opened up. Traffic had changed from very busy to very casual. Campgrounds were really gl...  more
  • Whinot
    Whinot:
    January 30Escapees sponsored a HOP to the Stampeded a few years ago and we all stayed at a park in Cochrane. It offered good amenities and access to the riverfront trail.
  • Ruth & Roger
    Ruth & Roger:
    January 30We are planning to go to the Calgary Stampede in 2019. Any suggestions on campgrounds in the area?
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    • Ruth & Roger
      Dick Kashdin January 30 Check with Fantasy Tours or Adventure Caravans and see what Campgrounds they use.  We were at the Stampede in 2009 with Adventure when we went to Alaska but can not remember the name of the Campground.  I do remember it was not east getting to i...  more
    • Ruth & Roger
      Merlin & Suki Billings January 30 In the summer of 2017 I toured Alberta with a SMART (Special Military Active Recreational Travelers) caravan and we spent a week in Calgary.  We went to the stampede twice and had a great time touring various attractions in the Calgary area.  We...  more
    • Ruth & Roger
      Ruth & Roger January 30 Thank you both.