RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-29-2012, 06:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 179
bringing home the Coach-TX, AR, TN, VA

In a couple weeks we'll be driving our 1st Coach 42.5 2005 Beaver Patriot Thunder from New Mexico back to Maryland. My brother, a retired trucker has offered to help out. He has mapped out the route and we need suggestions on RV camp grounds.
1st stop Armarillo TX (off I40)
2nd stop Fortsmith AR (off I40)
3rd stop Nashville TN (off I40)
4th stop Roanoke-Salem VA area (off I81)
5th Stop our driveway in Maryland.
Thanks for your help

cfyanes is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 79
#2 around Ft.Smith we stay at a CoE park that is at lock & dam 13. It's name is Springhill. If you want something closer to I-40 drive on to Mulberry (about 25 miles past VanBuren) and we stay at Vine Prairie another CoE park.

#3 around Nashville we stop at Montgomery Bell State Park. It is west of town and is about 450 mile trip from Ft Smith. (long day for us)

These may not be a resort but they are quiet and close by the road when we are on a mission to get to the NE.

4travlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 05:13 AM   #3
jrmez's Avatar
Texas Boomers Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Salado, Texas
Posts: 90
#1 Amarillo - Oasis in Amarillo is a good place to stop. It is easy off I-40 and has good size spots. It would be a good choice for your first stop.
Jim and Janet
Shih Tzus Coco and Peaches
jrmez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #4
Senior Member
Elkhartjim's Avatar

Newmar Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Don't mess with Texas
Posts: 3,118
Have you considered the fact your trip itinerary has you driving 400-500+ miles per day? That means most likely 10-14 hour days of driving plus fuel stops for both you the motorhome and you. This time of year that means you'll be "setting up" and "breaking" camp in the dark most likely. Maybe not the best thing for a new owner to be doing. Also, if we ever have any winter in that part of the country that could slow you down also.

Oasis in Amarillo is a great place to stay, very close to the Interstate which is what you need. If you start driving 10-20 miles off the Interstate you'll be adding a lot of driving time to your trip.

Safe travels.
Jim with Judy
2017 Newmar Ventana 4369, 2005 Jeep Wrangler (Rock Crawler), 2016 Jeep Wrangler (Mall Crawler)
Elkhartjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Posts: 251
since you are driving that many miles a day, I would look at staying at Walmarts along the way.
mga60tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
Senior Member
powerboatr's Avatar
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 3,977
Albuquerque to Amarillo is not a to bad of a drive, Oasis is a nice place
i would also look at the weather very close
the mountain pass near Santa Rosa may have LOTS of snow or NONE

there is a KOA in Tumancari thats very near the highway, might use it as a plan B if the snow kicks up
USN Retired, Life time member of the DAV.
Enjoying the 2008 Damon Tuscany 4056, no your eyes are fine, there are really 6 slides
2016 Expedition Toad on Hauler flat bed
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 09:24 AM   #7
jv52's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 57
On your #2 spot of Fort Smith you will have to get off of I-40 onto 540. Another poster recommend Springhill Park. That is several miles out of the way. There is a small campground at Alma mile marker 13 in Arkansas. It is Crabtree rv sales. They have a small rv park with full hook-ups and pull throughs. Cracker Barrel is next to their sales office. Easy on and off. If you try for Nashville in one day you are in for a very long day. Hope you have a safe trip.

jv52 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Final Touch CW Begins Restoration of a Horse Coach Built for the DuPont Family DriVer RV Industry Press 0 02-04-2011 09:39 AM
Motor Coach and RV Fires/Refrigerators Pubtym Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 21 01-07-2011 12:42 AM
Powering home with Coach Generator Greg from Pittsburgh Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 16 02-28-2010 03:56 PM
Mid-Ship TV - Use in coach & home JavaJelly Newmar Owner's Forum 6 01-09-2007 03:46 PM
Workhorse Extends W Series Capabilities to All-New W16 and W18 Motor Home Platforms DriVer RV Industry Press 2 06-13-2005 10:04 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.