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Old 12-10-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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Motorhome Travel in May: recommendations

We are planning our first motor home trip ever (35' Tiffin Allegro rental) for the first 3 weeks of May 2012. While we'd like to do a Dakotas, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado itinerary, that might be optimistic weather wise. Given that, it might be better to head south from our start point of St. Louis (MO, TX, NM, AZ then Colorado).

Anyone have any thoughts? 6 of one, half dozen of the other?
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We are doing a 6 month USA tour starting in the South in January 2012. Our plan is to follow the weather. If there is a forecast for warm weather in April or May, we plan to shoot North to take advantage of it. If it stays cold, we will stay South. I am not so concerned with the temperatures, but I don't want to drive my MH on salt-covered roads since I own it. That may not be a factor in your case. Be prepared with a way to heat the wet bay just in case. A pair of cheap droplights should be sufficient. Some Northern campgrounds do not open until mid or late May, so that may be an issue.
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Personally I would do the southern route in May & save the northern route for late summer. But we enjoy the sun & warmth. My understanding of CO is there could still be snow & roads closed in the higher altitudes in May.
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We did Rapid City/Black Hills in late May and early June last year, it was GREAT. Weather was about 40 at night and upper 70s daytime. Early May might be a little cool. May in the Texas hill country is realy nice. San Antonio is fun and there are several wineries around Fredericksburg. If you come to the hill country check out Enchanted Rock State Park just north of Fredericksburg.
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Keep in mind that tornado season is prevalent in May, June, July throughout Mo, Ok,Ark,Miss, Ala. A good investment would be a weather radio if you don't have one.
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Keep in mind that tornado season is prevalent in May, June, July throughout Mo, Ok,Ark,Miss, Ala. A good investment would be a weather radio if you don't have one.

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