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Old 03-06-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Planning a trip to Sedona and Bryce canyon area this June. Should we make res...

Also curious about the need for a rock guard for the toad.
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I would definitely make reservations because it gets crowded around Sedona so no use taking a chance.Good Luck and Safe travels.
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When we are going to a specific place and know when we will be there we always make reservations. We did get shafted one time when we made the reservations well in advance. After we made the reservation and put a deposit down the campground ran a special with a much lower price. When we tried to get the lower price the campground said we would have to forfeit our deposit which was more than the lower price.

Can't help you with the rock guard but we don't use one for our toad but most of the roads we travel are paved. If the road wasn't paved we would probably unhook the toad and follow at a safe distance unless it was a long distance.

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Would definitely recommend reservations in Sedona. The last time we headed that way we were unable to find a place and ended up stopping in Flagstaff instead.
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We are also planning to be in Sedona but in middle of May and planning to head north afterwards. Plan to make reservations about a week beforehand. Does anyone think this will be a problem? First time out west.
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Forgot to mention.....we have a rock guard on our toad, 2013 Jeep Wrangler. Not sure it's really "needed" but we feel more comfortable knowing there's a small layer of protection around the grill and hood. We had it put on immediately after the Jeep purchased and it was very reasonably priced. Glad we did it.
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Hi Phil 14 Make resv. in both Sedona AZ and Bryce we been to both very busy in summer- enjoy and travel save.
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Thanks for the advice on making a reservation. Any suggestions for campgrounds at Sedona and Bryce? Thinking of picking a base camp and driving the toad to Bryce, staircase and Zion rather than moving the mh to visit each park.
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First, you don't need a rock guard for the places you're planning on visiting. All the roads are paved unless you choose to go on gravel roads.

Sedona in June will be HOT. When we visit the area at other times we always stay in nearby Cottonwood at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. Very nice sites, even for big rigs.

However, for June you might consider staying in Flagstaff or Williams at a higher, much cooler elevation and just drive down to Sedona via Hwy 89 for a day trip. From Flagstaff or Williams you could also do a day trip to Grand Canyon Nat'l Park - South.

For Bryce, it will definitely be an ideal temperature in June. It's at a high elevation. If you want hookups the best place is Ruby's just outside Bryce entrance. The free shuttle stops right there. You could also stay in the park with no hookups. You really don't need air conditioning at this park.

I'd highly recommend you staying at the individual park areas for the best overall experience for Zion and Grand Staircase/Capitol Reef. They are just too far apart. You'd be exhausted and wouldn't have nearly enough time to enjoy the parks. They'll all be crowded in summer.

Have a good trip. They're all favorites of ours and we've been to them often.
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We stayed at Ruby's for Bryce, wouldn't do it again. Yes, the shuttle stop is close, but the RV park has two sections, old and new. The new section is a big gravel field with pedestals and the old section is very tight. We needed the air conditioning there because the coach sat in the sun with no shade and that heats up even with dual pane windows. We would look for an alternative.

In Zion we would recommend Zion River Resort. Very nice.
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Try Deadhorse State Park at Cottonwood. This is 15 miles from Sedona and a lot less money per night.

Yes, reservations are a must around this area in the Spring. Have fun!

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Also curious about the need for a rock guard for the toad.
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Yes, you need a Rock Guard even for well maintained paved roads.
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I guess a rock guard depends on your driving style. We drove a 4,000 mile trip to the Canadian maritimes last summer, no rock guard for the Jeep, just the full-width one on the MH. Jeep still doesn't have any rock chips, glass chips, etc. from being towed.
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We drove to Alaska without a rock guard with no damage. Those that had the full width stiff piece were actually removing them in the Yukon. They had a lower windshield full of rocks laying there. We just had the mud flaps behind the wheels. We also boondocked a lot off gravel roads with no problems.


For lack of something to do during a heavy rain drive on the interstate, I studied the opposing lanes of motorhomes towing with and without the full width guards. The rain from them was arcing up to the hood area of their towed vehicles. Those without the guards showed the water being diverted around the tire height. That convinced us that no guard was the way to go.
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