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Old 06-02-2016, 07:38 AM   #1
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What are some reasonable sources to help plan my first long distance(Orlando-Thunder Bay-Yellowstone-Orlando) trip, remembering as a novice, I will need some guidance. I drive a 45 ft. Monaco(slowly)
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:58 AM   #3
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Hi davleb,
Consider obtaining a book about all the National Parks, historical sites and Monuments. Determine what you want to see first. In this way the route plans itself. There is quite a bit to do in the South Dakota to Washington north west USA. Unless you have a year to take it all in, remember you can always go back. I've been many times to that part of the country. This is why I say to determine what you are going to see first. One does not want to over sightsee. It wears one out.

How much time do you have for the trip?
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The most important is 'The Mountain Directory for Truckers and RVers'. It will give you a heads up on the mountain roads and which ones you should never try. Don't get it from Amazon as it's way more expensive for some reason. Get it from the publisher.

http://www.mountaindirectory.com/

Even though we absolute love driving the mountain highways we always referred to it before doing the same ones later as a refresher.
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What are some reasonable sources to help plan my first long distance(Orlando-Thunder Bay-Yellowstone-Orlando) trip, remembering as a novice, I will need some guidance. I drive a 45 ft. Monaco(slowly)
This and http://http://forums.woodalls.com/in...s/forum/22.cfm this theses forums are the Best they will give you insight and more info than most can digest.

Give us the info and the route you are going on and we will see if we can help. you have already gotten some good advise - lets post the route and the stops and we can add so much.

What is your Toad?

What do you seek on the trip?

A little history will help.



Let the fun begin!!!!!!!!!

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A resource to add to your list....A great free resource is www.rvparkreviews.com. I would recommend using it once you have an idea of where you are going. You can look at how fellow RV'ers rate the different campgrounds and read what folks see as pros and cons for each. You can search specific ones, see ones nearby, or even search near attractions or locations. It's a great resource.
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A resource to add to your list....A great free resource is RV Park Reviews - Trusted Reviews of Campgrounds & RV Parks. I would recommend using it once you have an idea of where you are going. You can look at how fellow RV'ers rate the different campgrounds and read what folks see as pros and cons for each. You can search specific ones, see ones nearby, or even search near attractions or locations. It's a great resource.
X2. I have often been amazed by the real reviews of many highly touted "luxury" resorts. Apparently the raters (the ones who give the luxury ratings for advertising purposes) are looking at completely different features than the actual RVers.
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