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Old 01-22-2015, 10:48 PM   #1
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Grand Canyon trip

My wife and I are interested in help planning an RV trip to the Grand Canyon and other important interest. We are concerned about time frame restrains and available reservations that must be made. We are planning now but would be very appreciative for any help from experience travelers Please email me on the site or @ my email terryfarmer1@hotmail.com your help would be priceless to us, THANK yOU terry fARMER
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We spent six days on the south rim of the canyon and six days on the north rim. We also went to Page Arizona, Bryce Canyon and Zion in Utah.Would be glad to help you out with sights to see and places to go.

I will e-mail you for direct contact.
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:22 PM   #3
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What time of the year are you going and where are located?

We almost never make reservations except on holidays such as the 4th of July. If you make a bunch of reservations and you have a problem....engine died, etc, then you lose all your deposits. Also you gain a lot of flexibility in your plans.

Instead of Emails I'd suggest having people put their suggestions on this thread as it will gain more eyes over a period of time.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:19 AM   #4
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Hi Terry - Welcome to the board!

Where will you be coming from on trip, and how much time will you have for this trip? This could help with others providing suggestions.

For example, if coming in from the East, I'd suggest stopping at Meteor Crater on our way. A two-three hour stop during a day to driving, could be a great lunch break and allow time to view the crater.

I recommend staying in the park, and depending upon the size of your rig, you will have two places to choose from within the South Rim area. Then use your toad or two vehicle or park provided shuttles, to travel the various areas of the rim.

If you have time, a two-three day run down a bit South on I 17 (I 17, not 89S) to Sedona - is just some spectacular country to see.

If you are coming in from the North, you might drop on down thru Monument Valley, and take a few days to check out that area.

A day run into Flagstaff can be fun, as it's a neat city. Williams too, just a bit smaller in scale!

Best to you, and again welcome,
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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We choose to stay in Williams and ride the Welcome to the Grand Canyon Railway | Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, Arizona to the Canyon. No traffic to fight and one of the most memorable days of our travels.
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We choose to stay in Williams and ride the Welcome to the Grand Canyon Railway | Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel, Arizona to the Canyon. No traffic to fight and one of the most memorable days of our travels.
Thank you for that information!
We just booked 2 nights at the rv park and the train ride to the canyon.

Bingo, thanks again!
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:05 PM   #7
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We're sitting in that particular RV park as I write this. Got in this afternoon. Cool but not bad. Pretty cold as I write this. Took a drive this afternoon with the tow car down Route 66 for some pictures.
We're headed up to the canyon tomorrow and probably wednesday. We decided to stay in Williams on the hope it wouldn't be quite as cold. Yeah that didn't work. Still, should be a good trip.
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Check out Trailer Village CG, it's not just for trailers, it's in the park and the shuttle has a stop in the park, you have to take the shuttle into the park. You will need reservations for Trailer Village, and I would suggest being there during the week, the shuttles get really backed up on the weekends. We stayed in Williamsburg at the Railway CG after, very nice place, don't miss the gun fights, but you'll need to be up in the park for the sunrise and sunsets, breath taking. We usually don't have reservations, but at Trailer Village they were necessary. There's lots of places to see out West, depends on your time restraints, We take our time, see what we see, then pick up were we left off next time, Good luck, Have fun and Welcome
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Old 01-25-2015, 01:57 PM   #9
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Check out the Dispersement camping on the outside of the Grand Cayon. You will need to be selfsufficent with water and generator. Is free from the USA. Use your toad to get around. This website has some information on it do a search. We used it when the parks were full and it was pretty not any ammenities but in a pinch it did great!

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Check out Trailer Village CG, it's not just for trailers, it's in the park and the shuttle has a stop in the park, you have to take the shuttle into the park. You will need reservations for Trailer Village, and I would suggest being there during the week, the shuttles get really backed up on the weekends. We stayed in Williamsburg at the Railway CG after, very nice place, don't miss the gun fights, but you'll need to be up in the park for the sunrise and sunsets, breath taking. We usually don't have reservations, but at Trailer Village they were necessary. There's lots of places to see out West, depends on your time restraints, We take our time, see what we see, then pick up were we left off next time, Good luck, Have fun and Welcome
This was the place we stayed, just about empty this time of the year... And we did use our Toad, as well as hiked over to The Rim. The shuttles will not be crowded this time of year...

It will get cold, so be sure you are ready!

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Driving your own car through the park allows you to see a lot more than riding the shuttle. Parking can be tedious when school is out though. The Grand Canyon is fantastic, just be sure you know the essentials before visiting.
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We have been there during the winter the last two years, including two days ago. No reservations required in winter as there are usually spaces available. We experienced below-freezing temps there and at Bryce, where it got to minus 9. That was the trip where we learned that our propane heating system works well when it's warm, but not when it's cold. :( We now travel with a small box heater that works well when the rig is plugged in.
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