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Old 10-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Aussies heading to the US for an RV Roadtrip.

Hi. Looking for some feedback from the RV initiated for 6 Aussies (3 couples in our early 50ís) planning fly to the USA in June 2015 for a month who have never driven RVís before. We are looking to rent 3 x "19-22 ft Class C Motorhome non-slide" RV's from Road Bear, picking up Jun 1st 2015 in New York and dropping off June 25th in Orlando. Iíve attached the current draft route which takes in Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nashville, Natchez Trace Parkway, Memphis, Dallas, New Orleans and Orlando which are the only must stop destinations along the route at the moment. We are looking to average around the 240 miles per day when we are on the road and have planned 11 days out of the 25 not committed to be on the road to allow plenty of time to stop wherever we feel like it. We have previously done a number of US rides on Harleys and covered some 18,000 miles all of which have been planned with hotel reservations every night. The RV Roadtrip will be very different for us in that other than Dallas (where we need to be there for the weekend of the 13th) we have no intention at this point of booking RV Parks until we get to where we feel like stopping each night. We all love small towns and driving on scenic byway type roads so will be planning to be off Interstates unless absolutely necessary. Would love your feedback and suggestions on our plans. Feel free to email me at: gs60wa@gmail.com Maybe we can meet some of you guys when we are in your great country
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That sounds like a wonderful trip you have planned! Other than driving southpaw you shouldn't have any great challenges with small RV's like you are describing. We have done many trips where we have no advance reservations but just call ahead each day to make sure we have somewhere to stay that night. Good luck, and keep us posted as your plans develop!

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Just be advised that our schools are in session only 9 months and normally closed June, July & August. National Parks/Monuments - Theme parks and other "tourist attractions get very crowded as do the RV parks in the area during those months.
IF we travel at all during those months it's only with reservations...
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From my experience Florida parks are empty in the summer so we never make reservations. Of course Orlando might be the exception. We enjoy the beaches at Daytona ( 45 minutes from Orlando). You can drive the C frames on the beach and park for the day.
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Thanks for the feedback guys
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Destin Florida campgrounds were almost booked this summer. No driving on beach there. Good luck. Have fun.
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The Southern part of that trip is going to be hot and humid.

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Take the Dauphin Island ferry to Fort Morgan http://mobilebayferry.com/ Stay in gulf shores for a night or two there a few old forts in the area and the Pensacola Naval Air Station is a great stop. http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/

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