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    The RVillager
    February 10How would you answer this RVillager’s question?

    “How do you plan cross country stops and how far down the road do you book reservations? We are newbies taking our first trip cross country and we’re struggling with the planning phase, and becoming frustra...  more
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      Travel Baums February 10 When we have longer trips, we don't have all the stops planned out. We plan our key places we'd like to stop and places we know we'll need reservations for. All the other short overnight stops we try to find free and safe places like Walmart...  more
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        Andy & Maureen T March 6 We do the same. Generally, we schedule campgrounds only one to two weeks in advance. We do stop at Cracker Barrels, Cabelas if we need an overnight stay en-route. Also, we have encountered some great overnighters at Interstate Rest Stops.
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      The Hubers- On the Road to What's Next February 10 We have 2021 scheduled in RV Trip Wizard through November, and reservations for all our stays have been made except for Thousand Trails, Encore and those RPI parks that won't let you reserve that far in advance.  I have calendared all of those so I can ma...  more
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      MartiL February 10 This is my first year and my goal was to get to CA to see my grandchildren.  But CA was closed.  I lleft MI Nov 15 and stopped in TN to see a friend.  Lucky for me that is where I needed some repair.   drove pretty much straight through after, except for ...  more
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        xctraveler February 12 If you are thinking I 10, at Van Horn bear off onto US 90. It is a more interesting drive and mostly level and straight across Texas. Check your map for LA, we have done that and across to FL. There are some alternates to the south that are intersting. Pl...  more
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        Mark D’rver February 13 I just came west on I10 through Louisiana about 2 weeks ago and it was somewhat of a nightmare. With the crosswind blowing pretty strong and steady I white knuckled that 18 mile stretch of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Immediately after that I lost track ...  more
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        Packratphyls February 16 Sounds like a great plan. 1-10 in west is bumpy. But in east is good. If not in a hurry. I love the coastal route on Route 1. Whir sands of gulf coast are beautiful. USA is beautiful no matter where you go! Just watch out for bad weather and get off ...  more
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        Packratphyls February 17 We take that route as well better then staying on 1-10 for sure
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        NanaAdventures March 20 Remember RV ac is only going to cool the RV down degrees so when it's 100 outside 80 is the best you can get in most RV. Watch the weather closely 20 mph winds can rip an awning.
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      Chris & Betsy (As We Go) February 10 Usually just afew days..but we full-time. Our extended stay spots we'll book several months ahead
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      Bob &Maria February 10 Have been planning our cross country trip for the last 4 months, partly because we plan on seeing at least 6 National Parks and have to make those reservations well ahead. I do use a calendar and plan the in between stops keeping to a 4 hour max driving (...  more
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        snowball50 February 19 I really admire your planning!! Since we are new to RVING how should I get started in this planning!! what do you use for your go to planner ? any info help you can give me will be great /Thanks 
         
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      modernvardo February 10 +1, rv trip wizard
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      Mark D’rver February 10 I have only been full timing since December 5th and have been using RV Parky. It has been very useful in keeping track of the trips stops and mileage. There is a great button 'Places to stay' at each stop you add to the trip. Most of the suggestions have ...  more
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        snowball50 February 19 is this an app for our phone ? do you have trouble finding w-fi along the rd of travels ? we are new also and trying to plan but I need how to figure it all out how to do so 
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        The Shipp March 12 RVparky is for your phone and/or computer. . I use an iPhone so I do not know much about droids. RVparky is also a dot com. If you create a login, then what ever you do on your computer is on your phone. I tried many of the pay services including tripwiza...  more
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        Lea Anne March 12 I’ve been using this too. I find the reviews helpful.
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        Les Nickerson March 12 I just downloaded it to my computer. Interesting!
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        NatureGirl March 14 I love RV Parky. User friendly and simple.
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      MartiL February 10 I'm going to have to investigate that further.  I don't remember seeing a button that said Places to Stay.  Interesting.
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      PalominoKatunleashed February 11 There are a lot of variables for trip planning. How independent is your rig, do you boondocks or do you want full hookups? Are there any time sensitive events you want to attend? How many miles do you want to drive between stays? I personally...  more
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      Dale & Debby February 11 We plan ahead by months but only for the weekend ( Friday and Saturday). The rest of the week we go with the flow.  But then we are touring and not camping.
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        Diana808 February 12 Good point.  In the summer we pay close attention to Friday and Saturday nights.  The other nights are easier to land somewhere.
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        Dreamers and Travelers/ Tom & Prescott February 15 Have been caught ONCE on Memorial day wknd with no place avail near Crown Pte IN. Just the chance we take. Though more aware of holidays & wknds.
        God willing we found beautiful lots avail at Cedar Lake Ministries!!!! And visited grandkids. 
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      MartiL February 11 Nice!  Thank you!
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      Ken & Tam February 11 We use the RV Life app and RV Trip Wizzard on the computer. Well worth the money each year.
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        Lesleys February 11 Is it just for the US? Or does the app cover Canada?
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      Paul and Angi February 11 We use RV Trip Wizard and are still learning.  Stacy did a great video on this subject you may want to check out:  https://youtu.be/iq7X7z6uWaI
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      KellyandGuy February 11 We're in the same boat!  We'll start full-time RV'g early fall.  I've been freaking out about how to plan our trip.  Just learning RV Trip Wizard.  We'll see....
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      TheNewMexicoVagabonds February 11 I just use a map and KOA website.
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      Jokertim February 11 We’ll be leaving end of April for extended trip and just gonna Wing it. I’ll check out trip wizard
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      Dave & Renee February 11 Definitely like RV Trip Wizard!
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      BradandConnie February 11 We look at about how far we want to drive and then search for campgrounds in that area. Working ok so far. We do have a three month stay set up in Aransas Pass that we set up several months ago. This is working for us so far.
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      Patricia Gallaghan February 11 I figure out where we are going, and then use Moose Lodges, Passport America, Escapees, and Harvest Hosts (new this year) - to come up with an itinerary. Also use KOA and State Parks, as needed. As for reservations, it depends on popularity. Already have ...  more
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        MartiL February 12 Interesting itinerary.  Michigan in February?  Over to Wyoming in March?
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      Kristi Bunting February 11 We’ve gone cross country twice and have typically used the Good Sam trip planner to plan our trips. For this year going cross country we got the RV trip wizard App and so far are loving it. We tend to plan the whole trip as soon as possible.
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      SilverSport February 11 Load the coach with food and head north, south, or east depending on weather.
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      Kim & Kathy February 12 Up until the demise of the Good Sam mapping, I used that. Now I use RVParky to set the major way point (mainly because it gives me time and distance between those points), then I will use it to locate rv parks in the area as well as RV Park Reviews for us...  more
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      wevchozen February 12 We us RVTripWizard.com and enter starting point, ending point, determine how far we want to go each drive day and then use the apps enhancements to highlight the CG, SP, BLM, and other locations to stop.  Internally you can read reviews of ALL the areas t...  more
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        Traveling Tarps February 12 We also use RVTripWizard.  Coupled with the RVLife App, it makes it easy to layout our planning as far as we want.  We really like the fact that it auto calculates the route\mileage between stops.
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      c&dyaker February 12 We have used our Rand McNally GPS and All Stays but nowadays you need reservations. I
      t's why we are no longer Full time. I have also used Good Sam and RV Trip Wizard. They all have something to offer
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      Brujo February 12 God gave me two eye/two ears & one mouth...
      Watching listening and learning.
      Weekender 😊👍🏼
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      Tami and Barry February 12 Google maps I set my final destination and add stops along the way, save it. I look at a map and calculate 200-300 miles and look for campgrounds in that area, here is the order I look for 1. Thousand Trails, 2. Military Bases, 3.Government parks... natio...  more
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      xctraveler February 12 My previous comment was a bit off topic. After 17 years of patching together our cross country trips using Delorme Street Atlas (defunct) and various papermaps and locating campgrounds using various books, along came rvtripwizard.com. It does most everyth...  more
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        MartiL February 13 xctraveler - Question? daysendirectory .com ??  I've never heard of that one.  Tried to search for it and came up with nothing.
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        Skyfrog9 March 5 daysenddirectory.com can only be used if you are a member of Escapees.  You can purchase it once you become a member.
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      Diana808 February 12 As full timers, we make reservations for our destination as soon as we know where we're going.  Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to find a campground for our dates.  When there is no availability we change destinations.  For the cross country route to t...  more
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      Dan-n-Jo February 13 Like others, as full time NOMADS, we look for interesting things to see, do and experience using several different websites. We belong to a few RV clubs and use their maps, Passport America, Good Sam, FMCA. We have family and friends in various spots we g...  more
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        MartiL February 13 THAT is what I want to do - no plan, just stay somewhere a couple nights or a week and then drive for 3 hours one day or 2 days.  Stop again and take in the scenery.
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      The Grant Fam February 13 We're newbies too and currently on the road headed from MD to FL with a 3 and 5 year old. I'm anxious and a planner so we had all of our reservations booked and our route planned before we left. My husband would've just left and figured it out on the road...  more
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        MartiL February 13 Don't forget the Campendium app and you could also try HipCamp although they seem to be most out west.  I saw a few east but more out west.
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      Arriving Somewhere But Not Here February 13 We use RV Trip Wizard (part of RV Life now i think), Allstays and Campendium....also be sure to use satellite images to see what is around the campground (pictures are cropped on the campground websites!).  Make reservations as far ahead as possible.  I s...  more
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      Nadine Riley February 13 I recently started using trip wizard - it helps... but planning ahead this time of year to avoid scary weather is tough! Plan to leave in one week from Western NY to Florida Panhandle and fingers crossed and nervous.   I have Highway Weather app.  Any oth...  more
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        xctraveler February 13 From experience, after you have checked the weather head SOUTH. If you are in Rochester or Buffalo I390 to US 15 at the PA border is generally okay if there are no big weather events. You should be able to make Maryland or Virgina with an early start. We ...  more
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      donald pelkey February 13 we are almost ready to hit the  road



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      Kate_McCridhe February 13 So far, since I have started on this venture, I seem to mostly do the urgent hard run. Family emergencies and get there ASAP. Eight hours is about as long as I am going these days. First of all I don't see so good at night anymore. I start loo...  more
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        MartiL February 13 I'm mapping my way back to MI soon - I have decided no more than 4 hours per day, take it easy, take it easy.  NOT going to drive from TN straight through to CA in 7 days again.  Most of all, not for me, my dogs and cats were really not happy!
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      RobnKris February 13 We only travel on weekends as my husband is a computer software developer and works remotely Mon-Fri.  We travel mainly to Thousand Trails/ Encore parks with the occasional boondocking night.  We always leave Friday afternoon *after staying at a park abou...  more
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      KatLar February 14 We always look ahead to where we are going to see what's available after driving for 5-6 hrs. Carry along the good sam camping book and koa book. Will call campground about 3-4 hours before arrival to see if site available. Worked perfectly. Good luck o...  more
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      Bill and Karen February 14 How I Plan a cross country trip is to decide my destination and then look at the states between the start and finish points ... Now decide on the states you wish to travel trough ... Go to their Tourist page and pick out a place, a museum, historic monume...  more
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      Steve&Wendy February 14 We use RvParky. Plan start and finish points.  We o
      Look at the miles and figure an average of 50 MPH rather then there estimates.  Best places I find are state parks and corps of engineer parks.
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      MH & DH February 14 In 2017, 4 months on the road, 28 states i knew where i wanted to go so just went. Drove about 6 hours a day and looked for a place to stay. Depending upon where i stopped i would stay anywhere from 1 night to 3 nights. The only problem i had the entire ...  more
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      MartiL February 14 xctraveler - 90 does look nice.  Looks like it parallels 10 pretty much the whole way. After Lafayette and across up through N. O. it looks to be right along the ocean?  Looks like it ends in Mobile Alabama.  There isn't any low clearances?  At 12ft - I'v...  more
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      MartiL February 14 Mark D'rver - You said I 10 was under construction all the way across Texas, and Louisiana??  xctraveler's suggestion for 90 looks nice - it takes me along the ocean and looks like it ends in Mississippi at Biloxi.  Then take 10 into Florida.
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        Mark D’rver February 14 No, I said this.
        "I white knuckled that 18 mile stretch of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. Immediately after that I lost track of how many continuous miles of it was under construction until through Lake Charles."
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      Wncol February 14 Lol, I might not be the best one to answer.  I drive at least till lunch time,  while I’m stopped for lunch I call ahead to my next area I plan on stopping at for that night and look for an open site.  So far, that has worked quite well.  I may have to ca...  more
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      Craig & Phyllis February 14 I'm in a toy hauler, I plan around stays to ride.Memphis to Seatle is a 30 day trip. 6 hour drive a day and 1-2 days of offroad riding or family stops
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      Tommie & Clayton Middleton February 14 Here I go.in 2008 we left Bakersfield ca.we had no real destination except Maine.every year we went all the
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      Glenn Blake-Lobb February 14 We start about a week out and add one or two after a day or two. Don't lock yourself in to much there are always things you are going to come across that you're going to want to see..
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      MartiL February 14 Mark D'rver - Yes, I got that - but my brand new Rand McNally Large Scale Road Atlas didn't give me a clue to where that is.   The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
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      Jackie Gormley February 15 I try to drive 200 miles or so. So where ever I am I look to the next place. Usually the night before I am to leave.
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      Bonnie3 February 15 Many of my cross country cross state trips are not really planned I know where I wanna go but how I get there I’ll leave that up to the grace of God and the GPS!
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      Kathie Chuck February 15 We only travel about 6 hrs a day, so sometime early afternoon i usually start calling to get a spot near where we are, if i can't find one we find a truck stop or welcome centre to spend the night.. flying by the seat of our pants lol
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      Dreamers and Travelers/ Tom & Prescott February 15 Important to consider weather conditions for route prior to travel. Reschedule rsvp as necessary to avoid canceling whole trip due to foul road conditions. We generally mosey comfortably around 200 miles or 3-4 hrs on travel days. Depends on schedu...  more
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      Stacy S February 15 We usually have a reservation at our travel destination. But, between home and their, we overnight at Walmart’s , church parking lots or other suitable places.......we drive 300 to 800 miles a day. 
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        MartiL February 16 Stacy S - how do you know what church parking lots will allow you to stay?
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      Jim & Mimi February 15 I have gone cross country many times and many different routes. I don’t make plans because I might stay one night or a few nights depending on what is in the area. Never had a problem booking a campsite. I stay away from big cities or vacation destinations. 
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      steve and robin jones February 15 Well.   We usually travel 6 hours daily and plan to stop at a point of interest for the night or a day or so.  We also have stopped at many "Harvest Host  " spots which are everywhere and usually a fun overnight stop fro cheap.  My co-pilot handles the ar...  more
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        xctraveler February 15 WE do love HarvestHosts, but they are seldom cheap. We tend to over buy at their shops, especially if they are really nice.
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      GregnSteve February 15 We map out our route, including waystops (usually from AllStays) and gas stations  We also use google earth to look at gas stations to make sure they’re set up for easy Rv access. After getting burned during COVID, we no longer book any reservation in a p...  more
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      M&L Skiba February 15 We plot out Boondockers Welcome and Harvest Hosts locations and plan our trips that way.
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      steve and robin jones February 15 to M & L--thats the way to do it!!
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      MS&Fam February 16 .We just started planning this as well. We are trying to see the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Death Valley, the west coast - I'm thinking we'll do a lot more driving through states until we get out west, and then we'll make stops, since we won't be travelin...  more
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      Cozysoldiers February 16 We use an app, (Dyrt) we stay on BLM land and so far we have had great success.. we travel on week days and get to our sites before the weekends ahead of the crowd. 
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      Muggs February 16 When we leave Tulsa, Ok to go to Florida we pull no further than 6/7 hours first day. We go to a RV resort in South Haven, Ms. Get there early enough for a little pool time. Leave next morning around 6:30 and next stop is Biloxi at another nice RV Resort ...  more
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      J&KClarke February 16 We use RV Wizard to plan our trips. We stay at Harvest Hosts and  Cracker Barrel parking lots for overnights. Usually we’ve found we need to schedule 6 months to a year out.
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        Patte M February 17 We have used RV Wizard and Road Trippers
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      Itz All About Choices/Anita Don Stelle February 16 One week (or two) at a time!  This method is SO [out of the box] for what my husband was used to previously - but seriously, it is now what we do!!  
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      Jim Robirts Jan Robirts February 16 Hi and knowing your going to have many wonderful and delightful adventures on the road . Wishing you well. The way we travel in our motor home is to have a destination and we never make reservations . Stop before we get to tired and make sure we have time...  more
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        Packratphyls February 17 We do the same thing unless we were planning on going to a rally that’s a lot different! Or a very popular area!
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      Janice Dill February 16 I fly Solo so I have no navigator. I go by the 330 rule. I drive no more than 330 miles in a day or quit driving by 3:30, whichever comes first. I make reservations for the destination RV Park in any given area. But the travel days to get there? No I don’...  more
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      Sandi Bergstrom February 17 Right now we are planning 3 weeks out, unfortunately we are in Mississippi this week and it's cold here. We move on to Louisiana next week then visit with friends in Houston Texas after that it's off to southern Texas for hopefully warmer weather!!!!!
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        James M. Meredith February 17 On long trips, we usually travel with 2 or 3 other couples, we know where we are heading and start looking for side trips along the way. We usually have the first night booked, then look for another park 250 to 300 miles away. We spend 2 or 3 nights, mos...  more
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      AJDEAN February 17 My wife does all of are planning and has no trouble with reservations ours are ready made through April
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      Eric Sparks February 17 First of all, welcome! Don't get frustrated ( easier said than done) but it takes awhile to learn what works and what doesn't . Every situation is different so what works for some may not work for others. Have fun figuring it out! Safe travels as you journey on
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      Jean & John Back February 17 RV traveling is supposed to be fun. You need to relax and not worry  Everything will work itself out and you’ll get to your destination. If you have the time then don’t rush. Use to Google maps to plan your route and many folks only drive 200 miles leavin...  more
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      OpenRange2021 February 17 Have a plan A and a plan B.
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      Tony / Pamela Anderson February 17 Trip from WA to TX 2021: comfirmed primary location where daughter is first. Did that in Dec. 2020, If I'm planning to do cert a in things along the way I schedule around 5 months. It depends on how much of a tourist trap it is. Tourist traps 3/4 months,...  more
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      BLSMSS (Brenda &Marc) February 18 Sounds similar to many. We decide what area we want to be at, as we tend to stay longer then many. Once that’s done, we map out what way we plan on going. We always have another route planned. If we hadn’t taken that route or road before, we use google st...  more
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      RoadTrips February 18 I prefer not to spend too much time behind the wheel daily. Someone posted the "330 Rule" which sounds like my kind of guideline! My wife's not a great nav and doesn't generally like "flying blind". Prefer to avoid interstate except when necessary.  So we...  more
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        MartiL February 18 I'm not sure if posted this somewhere already - possibility.  Only on my second cup of "jo"!   But, with the weather, I'm truly wondering if I want to follow someone's idea to take 90 out of Van Horn and stay off I-10.  It looks like 90 kind of "sor...  more
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        xctraveler February 18 I suggested 90, BUT I would have my doubts about that recomendation in the next week or so. Actually I would question going thru Texas at all.
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      Vanessa and Robert Bouchet February 18 We are planning a 6 month trip and we are planning a rough schedule (start at home, ending points are Alaska then North Carolina then who knows) the trip it just an outline of major places to stop (like Thunder Bay, Banff, Zion, etc) then just kind of pla...  more
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      xctraveler February 18 That is our normal travel mode. Enter the key stopping places in RVTW and leave lots of open days. fill in the map as you go. The last trip we entered Just the endpoint and added new waypoints and dates as we wended our way. It still showed the maximum tr...  more
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      CandaceRivero February 18 Our travel style is a major repositioning late fall and early spring. I use RV Trip Wizard and look for discount parks on Passport America, Good Sams, and Escapees first. Then plan an over night en route at an Elks Club, Boondockers Welcome or Harvest Hos...  more
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        Tonya and David February 19 Hi. We're knew to RVillage, but have been RVers for 20 years ( not full time). We usually try to find a Walmart for boondocking when needed, but many of them are not welcoming RVers anymore. What is the procedure for boondocking at a Cracker Barrel? ...  more
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      RosieB February 18 We are currently planning our first long-distance trip for this summer. We are using RV Trip Wizard along with other apps and websites to find camping places. I hate to lock myself into places and times...but...we know where we want to go and we are on a ...  more
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      MartiL February 18 xctraveler - I won't be leaving CA until March 2 or 3rd.  I'm going to Ehrenberg to hang with some people that I met there on the way through.  I'm stopping in Quartzite - or going to visit there while in Ehrenberg.  It is only 17 miles.  Then I may drive...  more
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      Pat and Lucas February 19 We are planning a trip to Arizona. I have been having problems figuring out stops. I joined Harvest Host and also will use apps that let us know when a Walmart or Cabelas is nearby. Not sure yet how to get everything in order. When we bought our camper we...  more
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        Jean & John Back February 19 You can wing it but a little planning can make the trip more comfortable. First decide how many miles or hours you want to drive and then pick camping locations in that area. Call ahead to see who has room and get on the road for the next leg of your trip...  more
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        MartiL February 19 Are you still trying to leave March 1?  I'm asking due to the weather conditions.  I go on this web site and ask who has driven across from Virginia.  Originally, before I knew about this web site - I asked AAA for a triptik.  That gave me a suggested rou...  more
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        Glamper Jan February 19 Lots of truck stops and rest areas, visited centers. Don't worry about where to stay. Always know how long you are going to drive and stop driving at 300pm. That gives you time to find a place to stay for the night. Use the rule of 3's. 300 miles or 3 hou...  more
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      Jeff.Phillips February 19 I 'was' planning my 1st cross-country trip for this year, Ohio to Idaho, and being new to this type of thing, I decided to go with RV Trip Wizard. Still on a learning curve with the software, but got the trip all setup (I think??). But, thanks to the chin...  more
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        snowball50 February 19 why on back burner?
        we are from Lancaster Ohio now home base in NC
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        Jeff.Phillips February 20 Because of the pandemic & travel restrictions. In talks with family in Idaho, we decided it would be prudent to postpone my trip. 
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      Marty Dixon February 19 We say let’s go here and then we just go. It’s just a lot of fun that way for us. No rush
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        TJ55 February 20 Now that I'm retired and full-timing there have been instances where the "plan" gets altered. Usually as a result of something catching my interest enroute. May end up overnighting adjacent to a beautiful sight. True freedom...no deadlines or schedule tha...  more
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      Tommie & Clayton Middleton February 19 Here it is.we didn't have RV village.go for it.we did.we learned by hit and miss.we had good Sam atless it shows flying Js WalMart campgrounds. We didn't have a bunch of money,so not many campgrounds.we did the laundry in town.we started with a 1990 rexh...  more
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      Donna&Rand February 20 We’re leaving NC in May for a 47 day trip to Nashville, NM, Phoenix, Sedona, Utah, Yellowstone & the Black Hills. This is our 3rd try. First time, 2 yrs ago, my hubby broke his leg in a hot air balloon accident in NM and I drove from there back to NC. In ...  more
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        Craig Eshleman February 20 Hi, we are from ohio. Going west in may also. Bryce canyon then zion. Was wondering if you have preference of taking rt 50 or 70. Thanks craig
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        Donna&Rand February 20 We’re taking 89 since we’ll be coming from Sedona, then Page. 
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      MartiL February 20 I am able to see my grand children "on a Sunday" (which means the 28th or the March 7th).  No luck finding a place to pull in for the night within a reasonable distance of their house.  No Walmart.   CA doesn't have that restaurant that I pulled into (bra...  more
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      Rex de Foor February 20 We do it kind of like high school dating..............spin the bottle!  hahahaha   But we do stay where the temps are above freezing.........we don't like cold weather.  Also anywhere there is great seafood.
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      MartiL February 20 M&L Skiba - they are in the city.  There is nothing - city parks, no camping.  Trying for a place 1/2 an hour a way, but the online won't let me book because the pads are 28ft and my rv is 30ft.  We all know I could put a 30ft motor home there - the level...  more
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      Sue and Reg February 20 I use RV trip wizard.  I start by pinning my start point and end point. Then I create a circle for the maximum distance we want to travel per day. We try to drive 4 hours a day or less. Then on the RV trip wizard you can see upcoming campgrounds and plug ...  more
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      RnR on the Road February 20 We usually fly by the seat of our pants. We have a destination and a route and usually a list of things to try to see. This works when travelling pre or post summer.  We try to drive no more than 5 hours a day and make use of Walmart and truck stops...  more
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      Wandering nomads February 20 My question to you folks first is how much time are you allotting or going with the flow
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      Libby family February 20 Not long enough, but as Niner-Domestic has the same summer break as our daughters, she's a teacher. We will have the 8 Wks. We do need to break last summer's total of 39 night. Still not enough though!
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      David and Kim B February 20 Most people who don't plan ahead do so because they don't like to be 'rushed' to their next destination chasing non refundable fees. But I'll admit, I have planned our 4 major trips down to the date and RV park. The reason is we travel from Las Vegas and ...  more
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        Craig Eshleman February 20 Have reservations Branson moab zion yellowstone. I was allowing 3 days before yellowstone date.
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        Libby family February 20 Growing up, we never made reservations or anything... we just decided and jumped on the Hwy. About 11 yrs ago while visiting home, we decided to pop over to PEI (long weekend). We stopped at the boardwalk and someone said everything was basically full (sp...  more
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      Ramblin' Crusades February 20 We started booking two months in advance. We had to figure out where we'd be after boondocking for a few days and find a spot with 30 amp and water. Especially since we're traveling through March and April in Northern states that don't open till Memorial ...  more
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        Craig Eshleman February 20 Northern states? East or west
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      MartiL February 20 Most Northern (ish) state close between Oct 15 and Oct 30 - for fact in MI
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      MartiL February 20 M&LSkiba - So far I actually found PPA in 34 minutes away - like abut 1/2 hour ago.  Will call in the morning.  There were 3 PPA up to 1 hour away.  This was the closest.  There is another regular county park, but they didn't call me back on Friday.  
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      CraigUSN & Linda both Retired February 21 Been toying with possibly of going from Modesto California to a long stop at wife's sister at Millington Tennessee with another long stop in Monument Colorado for my side yearly family reunion. Waiting on Colorado family to set dates of reunion for planni...  more
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      Jimedsmith February 21 We do not ever plan past the first stop.  We are not all that concerned about what RV park where we spend the night.  300 miles in one day is our limit and much less if possible.  Had trouble only once finding a place to park and ended up spending the nig...  more
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        Craig Eshleman February 22 We pulled into a Walmart in Canada .there was 5 already there. When we woke up there were 28
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      Pete and Kathy Hill February 21 We will book our destination well in advance, especially if it is like a festival or other event. Our enroute stops are more "ad hoc," usually Harvest Hosts a day or less in advance. The HH app is great and we highly recommend it. They are testing online ...  more
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        GregnSteve February 21 Just planned a trip west...here’s my OCD methodology: picked the furthest destination point, overlaid 300 mi diam circles over the route to target maximum waypoint stop locations, use AllStays to select/review parks and google maps satellite view to view ...  more
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      MartiL February 21 That is so thorough!  I wish I could be that exact.  Blame "MY" parents!!!!
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      Glenn Russell February 21 As a Good Sam member I've used the Good Sam trip planner.
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        Craig Eshleman February 21 I am using that. Just upset me they Stopped showing attractions in the area
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      OnTheMove19 February 21 We are planning on touring the West this year. We have made reservations around the big attractions, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon. RV parks in demand around summer time.
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        Craig Eshleman February 21 Checking tomorrow for yellowstone. Didn't think about Rushmore. Is it as bad as yellowstone
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        Craig Eshleman February 22 I see we are not allowed generator after 8pm in yellowstone and other campgrounds. What are you doing for heat or sleeping
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        xctraveler February 22 Most parks have quiet hours - no generator - usually starting at 10 PM. That is what batteries are for. We have 4 6Volt batteries which will run my CPAP, furnace and other ancillary equipment for the night.
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        SilverSport February 22 Heavy blankets, good insulation, propane or diesel fired heaters.
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        TheNewMexicoVagabonds February 22 We are staying at Palmer Gulch/Mt Rushmore for 4th of July
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      MartiL February 21 Mike and Jennifer Wendland just posted a video on some favorite places out west - plus they do a lot of boondocking this year.  They mentioned some spots around Yellowstone
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      NurseDebra February 22 I always look at google maps. I also go on Facebook and ask for advice in the area that I am looking at. Pinterest also gives excellent advice. 
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      Linda & Eric February 22 Hi, You can plan trips on good Sam club website. Also if you have AAA you can ask them to plan you trip. The also have travel books there for camping 
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      Benji February 22 350 miles a day two days in a row max
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      Rambling Reids February 22 We never had a problem finding a campground with availability with less than a weeks notice except around major attractions like National Parks.
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        Craig Eshleman February 22 Trying for June at yellowstone. First 5 by west entrance are full. Just found one with 2 sites left
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      Dale & Debby February 23 Roadtrippers app. Let you know things around you or on your route.  Makes the travel as fun as the destination.
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      Stacy&Brian February 23 We are also new to the full time RV life. Have camped for 50 years, however a 37 ft 5er has reduced options due to size. I am the Planner\nav. I use rv wizard, google, and many of the apps mentioned. One important reference tool not mentioned are the East...  more
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      Jimedsmith February 23 Jimedsmith We find many problems booking reservations in advance.  You make the first stop and tour around finding something you want to see the next day, but can't because you are scheduled in the next reserved site.  We have never had a problem finding ...  more
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      Jimedsmith February 23 Craig Eshleman  If you stop at Rushmore be sure and see it at night after you view it during the day.  It is beautiful at night.
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      Rolex February 23 My observation is that local campers fill campgrounds over the weekend so I've always tried to have reservations for Friday and Saturday nights. This has worked for us for years. Enjoy your travels 😀
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      Steve & Judy Baldwin February 23 There are plenty of campgrounds near Rushmore, but most are closed for the winter.
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      Rhea and Mike February 24 All we wanted to see of Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument can be seen from the highway.  Have some good binocular or monocular and you will not have to get into the sites or pay the fees if you choose.  Lovely driving through.
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        Tea Time Smiles March 7 Mt. Rushmore is free, but I agree about Crazy Horse
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      DebandMattHall February 24 When we went cross country, we decided first how many miles we wanted to drive and how long we wanted to stay in a place. Then we decided how long we wanted to take to get to our ultimate destination, which was Black Hills of South Dakota, then Cody Wyomi...  more
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      Rob & Brenda (RoadRookies) February 24 We use RV Trip Wizard, it’s great for planning your trips. It does cost $39 yearly, and you can give it a 7 day FREE trial.
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        Matt & Mary March 8 But as soon as you loose the wire, it is gone and it is worthless as a navigator.
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      Bluegrassers February 24 RV Trip Wizard is excellent. We also us Recreation.gov, Harvest Host and Boondockers Welcome to plan trips. I don't like commercial RV parks and avoid them if possible.
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      Patti & Milas February 25 I just finished planning our trip from Arizona home to Northern California via Texas and Missouri. I used PlaceMaker, FreeRoam, Campendium, Allstays, Apple Maps, and Harvest Hosts. Planned the route first using Apple Maps, then went back and found camp si...  more
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        snowball50 February 26 what is pacemaker and free roam? / thanks
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        Patti & Milas February 27 On PlacerMaker you can keep track of your planned stops and it gives you the mileage between them. FreeRoam is an app that is like Allstays but shows dispersed camping.
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      J&JObfuscate February 26 +1 Allstays. Campendium, ParkAdvisor, Freecampsites.net are where we find great stops. We stay at National Parks / Forests & State Parks / Forests exclusively and always find one. Also +1 to getting off Interstates even cross country. ...  more
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        MartiL February 27 Is it +1 Allstays or is is +1 is an app, and Allstays is an app - I thought I saw a post on here to use Allstays app to find WalMarts to overnight?
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      Charles and Audrey Richardson February 26 Make Reservations. We are having trouble booking parks for September in the North East already.
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        Craig Eshleman February 26 I think because of everyone having to hibernate this past year. The @#$$ is gonna hit the fan for getting out and vaca
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      Bridget Seitz February 26 I traveled all last year, just returned from Maine 2 weeks Sunday. I’m doing a few repairs here then off I go hopefully to my camp in Perry by panhandle then a group meet in may 10 TN/K then either west to Arkansas or north to Michigan by UP THEN IF BORDE...  more
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      Bridget Seitz February 26 I just wing it . I’m sometimes on a mission so driving first leg usually 10 hours. Leave mid coast Maine at around ten am ,stop around 5 am south around north of Richmond. Sleep at rest area then off I go if I’m going to a happy place I can do ten next da...  more
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      sita February 27 this may sound wimpy but I am going to travel and stay in driveway of all the people I know around the country.   So, i get a shower, visit, and safe place all in one.    single, old , female.  lol
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        Terri and Ron Fitz February 27 Made me smile! Way to go Sita! (Terri=married old female)
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        xctraveler February 27 not wimpy! just know most driveways are not RV friendly, too short and not really level. Use Google earth to check out the driveway before accepting the invitation.
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        MartiL February 27 It sounds proactive to me!  
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        Nurse Becky February 27 Lol.You have a shower in your rig.Dont you?I get it when I get invited to stay in a friend's sticks and bricks.A hot long shower is a treat.
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        MartiL February 28 Sita - I was just watching youtube and came across Creative RV (I think) - she talked about a website called RVingwomen.org - they caravan together, and monthly meetings (virtual and in a campground).  
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        Jim and Patti February 28 That's a great plan!
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        Happier Campers March 1 Moochdocking is a great way to visit and camp. Everyone benefits. When I got my first trailer I camped, caravaned and planned Rally's with RVingWoman. I learned so much from the women who RV and have made many lasting friends.
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      ed88vette February 28 Planed our trip out west using Rv Trip Wizard, out for six weeks and booked everything last fall.  (H)
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      RoadiesRV February 28 When us all the things Campemdium, Dyrt, RV trip wizard, Google, Harvest Host etc. and plan out the trip 6 -8 months in advance and book as soon as places allow. We prefer state parks and many of those dont open for reservations a year in advance but if t...  more
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      Rgrdad February 28 Planning routes and destinations can be hit-or-miss. We plan as far in advance as our imagination and camping websites will allow. We try to plan 6-9 months out in order to find spots in high traffic destinations, but sometimes we're planning stops with...  more
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        Craig Eshleman February 28 Been hearing a lot about trip wizard. Going to try using it. I check out campgrounds using goodsam.they stopped giving points of Interest , bummer. Have 5 sites set up for may.
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      Runaway with MT Pockets February 28 We've always just wing it and hope for the best.
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        Jimedsmith March 1 Runaway with MT Pockets, we are doing the same thing and it's what we have always done.  However according to the up scale of RV sales and given the fact that we have so many RVers out there that have been shut ins for the last year I think it's going to ...  more
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      Gene & Chris Centi March 1 RVTRIPWIZARD best tool for planning !
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      Jimmy & Connie Taylor March 1 We use Good Sam's RV Guide. Not that Good Sam is the best but works good for us. We travel slow 60/65 mph and like to go around 400 miles each day of travel. So I look at the route we plan on traveling and the distance and look to see what RV Park is avai...  more
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      MartiL March 1 Happier Campers - I wish I had seen the web site sooner because they are having a meet and greet this week in Hemet CA about an hour away.  I've already booked a site for a couple nights in AZ.  But I think it is something I should look into - I have a lo...  more
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        Happier Campers March 1 We all have a lot to learn MartiL. If you are near Reno, NV we are having a rally there in June and you are welcome to join.
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      Life to the Full March 1 RV trip wizard with lots of patience!! 🥰. We are also members of harvest host, boondockers welcome, Campendium and all kinds of other groups! There are a ton of you tubers out there that you can see where they have been!!
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        Libby family March 1 Howdy, Thank you for your service. I'm out after over 25 yrs (due to crash/disability), my wife is still serving. Both Captains in the Cdn Armed Forces.

        I hope you don't have too much longer of a wait to break your new wagon in, toys and all!
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      Carol&Jeff March 1 We’re sort of in the same boat.  Planning our first 3 month road trip.   We have a few stops planned but find it overwhelming sometimes.  Trying to find the right balance of planning and flexibility 
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        Craig Eshleman March 1 Depending how popular the destination is, there should be enough campgrounds. Passing thru,ya always have walmart or cracker barrel
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      MartiL March 1 I took out a map, and tried to find cities that were 300 miles apart - 200 to 400 - give or take.  Then I looked at campgrounds on Campendium, and RV Trip Wizard.  I looked at the specs to see if they take PassPort America, Good Sam, AAA.  I wrote down ei...  more
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        Happier Campers March 1 This is a great strategy MartiL! When I traveled solo, that is exactly what I did and I drove only 4 hours a day.
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      Lindsay (The Photographic One) March 2 I’ve been full time for 4 years, moving on average of once a week. I use RV Trip Wizard and I plan every detail, never leaving anything to chance when traveling with my house hitched to my truck. I plot a year of travel in the website and generally make r...  more
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        xctraveler March 3 More power to you. We will be crossing the country west to east starting sometime between May 1 and whenever. Arriving in the NorthEast by mid July, most likely. A return crossing will start well before the snow flies and maybe stay south of the 70 degree...  more
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      Norbert & Linda West March 3 We don't make reservations or rarely make any!! We have found so many gems along the way, and find a place with no issues!! If you are looking for four or five star resort, well that is a different issue!! We have stayed at many a mom & pop campground!! ...  more
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      Phillipsx2 March 4 Garmin Rv tells us route, then hubby checks clearances on Truckers Atlas. Then as we travel I use RV Park or Park Advisor to find a campground when we decide appropriately how many miles we want to travel that day. Only our destination campground is boo...  more
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      Ed & Patti March 4 We have a different prospective
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      Diana and Daniel Strand March 4 We have been full time for 2 years now. We travel mostly in the West. We have a home park in Oregon, it has 3 parks in the NW and RPI. We also have 1000trails with Encore. Just added escapees. With these we have a good number of Parks to choose from....  more
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      billandjoanne March 5 I leave home and travel about 300 miles and stop. I try to make reservations ahead of time. Prefably at a KOA
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      rebanbay March 5 We did a trip a few years ago.....left ontario sept 15th and arrived back home Halloween day...We travelled without making reservations......we used dumping stations....and using campgrounds here and there maybe what you should be looking at is what you w...  more
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      Xplorer Jack March 6 I use travel guides and paper maps, and plan the general framework of the trip before I begin, where I want to stop, what I want to see, etc. I plan stopping for the night by figuring how far I want to drive each day. Typically, that's about 500 miles, th...  more
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      Craig Eshleman March 6 Hi, 1 more question. I hear different comments about leveling. That the flat plate square web brakes an can't restack.i have been using 2x8,but adds a lot of weight
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        Jean & John Back March 6 We use rv leveling blocks from Camco and a pack of ten is listed on Amazon as weighting 8.5 pounds. They have worked great for over five years.
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        Sheri P March 6 We use Anderson levelers. Easy peasy
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        MartiL March 7 Does it add that much weight?  I bought an 8ft 2x12 and cut it into 2ft sections.  My yellow plastic cheap squares got toasted in a hip camp field.
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      Brenda Driggers March 6 I don't know yet, have never traveled out West, but I hope to be able to tell you after June 30th!!!!!! RETIRING!! Can you tell I am excited, I know RVillage is sick of seeing me post that but I can't help it....LOL.
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      Brenda Driggers March 6 I don't know yet, have never traveled out West, but I hope to be able to tell you after June 30th!!!!!! RETIRING!! Can you tell I am excited, I know RVillage is sick of seeing me post that but I can't help it....LOL.
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        The Shipp March 7 Congratulations on retirement. Now take your vitamins and enjoy life. You have earned it. Remember, it's not an entitlement if you paid into it all your working life. Oh, and notice you still are paying when you get the part of your SS after they take ...  more
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      Brenda Driggers March 6 I don't know yet, have never traveled out West, but I hope to be able to tell you after June 30th!!!!!! RETIRING!! Can you tell I am excited, I know RVillage is sick of seeing me post that but I can't help it....LOL.
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        Gary & Elaine March 7 Congrats on your upcoming Retirement, may you enjoy your trip out west, you are in for a  big surprise it’s just beautiful!! God Bless and safe travels!!
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      MartiL March 6 Congratulations!!!
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      Gary & Elaine March 7 We have traveled cross country twice. After traveling for several hours when we want to stop for the evening we look up campgrounds on our GPS. WE THEN CALL THE CAMPGROUND and see if they have a site available. We have never been turned away always got a ...  more
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        MartiL March 7 Same here, drove West doing the same thing - trying the reservation ahead thing on the way back East.
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      Gary & Elaine March 7 We have covered 44 out of 50 states so far. What a beautiful country we live in, God Bless AMERICA!!
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        Jean & John Back March 7 We have to agree it is a big beautiful country populated with wonderful people we have met on our travels north, south, east and west. We have also found it interesting how campers define covered for their state maps in or on their rigs. We have to be in ...  more
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      Matt & Mary March 7 My 2015 Street Atlas is getting outdated and I have been forced to go to paper maps for real planning and a standalone GPS for the enroute navigation.  Google can't be counted on because even with a 3werp cell amplifier, coverage is unreliable a lot of th...  more
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      Dprdolly March 7 We are doing our first long haul to Myrtle Beach.(( It's only 16-18 hours but it's our first . )) I contacted AAA to get a Trip Tick . They sent very detailed outlined map and it only took a week to get to me. They also have a link to all campgroun...  more
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        Craig Eshleman March 7 Ck pirates land there. Need months ahead reserve
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        Dprdolly March 7 Yes I made a reservation ..their season opens May 22 nd I believe..cheap too AAA discount..$366. for a week!
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        Matt & Mary March 7 Dprdolly,  In the recent 17 seasons and 70K+ travel miles, we have purchased less than a dozen campsites for the night or short stop only.  Look up RVParky.  Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, and lots of others.  Highway rest stops and real truck stops are...  more
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        MartiL March 7 Dprdolly - $366 ??  I just paid FHU $120 + tax for 6 nights
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      Jimedsmith March 7 We don’t make reservations. One reason we were at the Gatlinburg Military Park and we had seen it and were ready to leave and found some state were installing a monument for the soldiers the next day. They were marching with a Civil Wat military band to t...  more
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      Coco Puff (Bill and Kim) March 7 We love “flying by the seat of our pants”, too! The only caveat I would add to what others are saying is that if there are particular National or popular state parks that you know you want to stay in - and an estimate of when you want to be there - it mi...  more
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      Pat Shea Knoop March 7 For those that feel stressed by scheduling their travels.  RELAX!  Unless you only have a very short window to go & return home, pick a general direction or destination, if you are planning on doing major tourist locations than reservations will likely be...  more
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      Dprdolly March 7 MartiL..Was that @Pirate Land , Myrtle Beach , ocean side? Good for you... How come so cheap?
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      Pahaska March 8 I use Trip-Wizard and locate overnight stops in the 300 to 350-mile range.  I usually want to arrive at a fixed date, so I plan stops going.  Coming home, I mostly take pot-luck. 
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      AlanTeresa March 8 Based on the Thousand Trails membership, we plan out about six months. We use RV trip wizard to define all the paths and the fuel stops.
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      RICHARD & PENNY YOOD March 8 We/I like to plan a little if we have a final destination. My travel rule is approximately 300 miles a day so I plan our route with that in mind. We look for stopping places with RV campgrounds or a Walmart or Flying J to spend one night, until we reach o...  more
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      RuffroadRVLife March 9 We use RV trip wizard. Works well for us.
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      Glamper Jan March 9 I don't book ever. Compendium. Freecampsites.net, Allstays, I Overland. One day at a time.
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        MartiL March 9 That is how I did it on the way out.  Figured out how far 300 miles was, which town I was near, looked up several camping places, then started calling them about 1 hour away.  It all worked out fine.  Most expensive place was $45.  I did spurge and stay a...  more
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      TravelMamaM March 9 We tend to spend 3-4 days going “toward” a destination. We use Campendium & Allstays. We’ve learned to go to popular spots during “shoulder season” and if we can’t avoid high season like FL in February than we call places a week to a few days ahead of tim...  more
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      Gary & Elaine March 9 Sound like a good plan enjoy your travels, be safe and God Bless
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      On The Road Couple (Jim & Jutta) March 9 We have used RV Trip Wizard as well and absolutly love the program. So much to offer and customize.
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      The Shipp March 9 I just found out that togoRV , which Rvillage and FMCA have both promoted, is now the same as roadtrippers. Ok, That is a good thing,,,,, Except that I hear that it has all been bought out by Thor industries. I have been using roadtrippers for a number...  more
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        MartiL March 9 It seems as bad a rap that Thor seems to have (found out after I bought a Thor) they are taking over the industry.  Now is the time to invest in Thor or encourage someone to go up against them so they become a better company
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      D and H March 9 We plan trip all the way acros country so we know where we will be staying. We limit driving to 330 mile per day, try to get off hightways and byways by 3:30 so we can relax. That mean you will need to sit down and 'plan'. We went from East coast of Main ...  more
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      Browders March 9 I have tried to plan, but like so many , it just gets complicated. We are self-contained enough that we can make our own options. We have always had good luck finding a place to stay. Primarily we use Allstays, but have found Harvest Hosts to be good also.
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      joe and Helen March 9 Relax- on our first cross country trip we  used and app called rv trip wizard. we made reservation ahead of time being sure to give time to sight see. try the app i think you will enjoy it . youcan put all the specifics of our rv so that you will not run ...  more
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        Jean & John Back March 9 Canadian border is open to those traveling to Alaska and we have noticed that the Mexican is wide open to travelers and workers. 
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      Xplorer Jack March 9 Guess I'll point this out too, in the hopes of saving others from a stupid mistake I've seen too many times:  KNOW HOW TALL YOUR RIG IS! And if you see a sign for low clearance ahead, BELIEVE IT! Be prepared to make changes to go around places where your ...  more
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        Dan-n-Jo March 10 So very true, 8' pretty much means 8', who'd of thought it. 😁
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        Billjack March 10 I’ve often wondered about the true height of my rig? The book says it is 12’5” but does that take into account of what is on the roof? I added a satellite dish so I guess should get my son-in-law to measure it. Where I live there are over passes t...  more
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        LarandSus March 10 We measured and then printed a label using our label maker showing the height and width. It is stuck on our dashboard. Who knows if you'd remember the exact measurement in a panic situation?
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      testersbc March 10 i use RV Trip Wizard.
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      Beverly Familar March 10 I use RV trip Wizard too, to plan long stays. If I'm driving over a 2-day stretch, I use Freecampsites.net or the Overnight RV Parking app to find places to overnight for free.
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      Dan-n-Jo March 10 Just a reminder to 'Gold' members, 'Roadtrippers' is free for a year.
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      ☰⛺Woodstock 69’☰ ❛We are Stardust Mihály┼Fátima❜ March 10 A dart and a map, then go from there.
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      Kenny and Deb March 10 We use RV Trip Wizard if we are looking for overnight stays we make reservations as we go or stay somewhere that offers free stays.   We have had good luck also with Harvest Host.
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      Kenny and Deb March 10 We use RV Trip Wizard if we are looking for overnight stays we make reservations as we go or stay somewhere that offers free stays.   We have had good luck also with Harvest Host.
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      Les Nickerson March 10 going to try the rv trip wizard demo. what is the cost per year?
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        On The Road Couple (Jim & Jutta) March 11 39.00 per year but you also get RV life which alows you to use that App and see all of your trips on the cell phone plus more.
        We love RVTripWizard, have used it for years with many trips completed and planned for the future already
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      Richard Kruger March 10 With us, depends on several things, weather, wind is not your friend, look ahead for COE parks, empty lots especially with lights and boondock, something looks interesting we stop, we are retired, at most last 10k miler was 450 miles in one day, the last day home!
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      lejotraveler March 10 I use RV wizard and plan are winter getaways a year advance and make reservations as early as possible
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      Machine Gun Kelly March 11 As I told the other half. When I get up in the morning if the truck is pointed north that's the direction we are traveling today. We don't plan on anything have been planning my days for over twenty plus years. Now we go where and when we want. Hope t...  more
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        Matt & Mary March 11 I tried to use RVWizard as a replacement for StreetAtlas.  Bad idea.  It is on-line only.
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      MartiL March 11 I think there is a "glitch" in my RV Trip Wizard plus every time I try to plan something out, it tries to route me from where I'm at, not from where I want it to start me - like where I plan to leave from.  So weird.  
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        kelliandjay March 12 I have to physically change the "from" every time I plan a new trip.
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      Treky March 11 Rvparky is easier to use and free. I tried Trip Wizard and dropped to three days later and stayed with RV Parky.
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        MartiL March 11 For the finding parks I use both Campendium and RV Parky but I've never used RVParky for directions
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        Matt & Mary March 11 I like RVParky a lot too.  So Much that I started righting reviews of the stops. 
        Matt 
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        Frank & Beth March 11 RV Parky wants to send me down roads with low clearances even though I entered my rig information.
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        Treky March 12 I use RVParky for general directions and I use my Garmin RV GPS for directions. I also submit reviews on RVParky. I really like I can enter sites to stop at along the way and not add a night to them. It calculates my fuel cost averages. Very useful tool.
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        RICHARD & PENNY YOOD March 12 Love RVParky, use it almost exclusively. 
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      Jer Kath March 11 We are new RV owners (almost a year).  We learned to not try an drive as far as you would in a car.  Our first trip to Iowa from Phoenix was a learning curve.  Drive less, enjoy more!
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        Deena Jones March 12 My husband and I have limited ourselves to 400 miles a day when we go on a long vacation. We leave very early, so we can arrive somewhere while it is still daylight.
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      Jer Kath March 11 I should have added we use KOA there and back and they were extremely helpful and patient with us.