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Old 11-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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Planning a cross country trip

My wife and I are beginning to plan a cross country trip for this coming summer and would appreciate and information that will assist us in planning this trip. We have a 40 foot class A motor home and our starting point will be the northeast. I am thinking of doing the northern part of the country on the outgoing part of the trip and the southern part on the return. Is Good Sam or AAA the better website assisting and help plan the trip.

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Old 11-30-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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I think first you need to discuss what your goals are in the trip. Do you want to visit National Parks? Museums? Historical places? Wilderness? Shopping? Those things determine your route and stopping points. We use Google to explore areas we are interested in visiting, learning of what's available to see and check reviews of campgrounds.


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I'd start by getting a good Road Atlas and highlight things/places in each state that you want to cover. Then make your route. We've never used an 'outsider' program to plan our trip. We plan where we want to go ourselves.

I would also advise to stay off the interstates as much as possible and you'll see more of the scenic country.

It depends when you plan to leave as to what direction to take. Snow lasts longer in the north and the South and desert areas get hot during July/Aug.

Since you have a Jeep you really must go to the Durango/Silverton/Ouray areas of Colorado and do the fantastic Jeep trails out of Silverton. They are for all abilities - easy to difficult. You'll see some gorgeous country at 10,000 to 12,000' elevation!

Another excellent Jeep area is Moab, Utah - again, all abilities. Both town visitor centers have maps of the trails and books to purchase.

Have a great trip and fun planning it!!
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