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Old 01-02-2016, 01:18 PM   #1
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Working a 5 year RV travel plan. Anyone else?

Working a 5 year RV travel plan. Anyone else?

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We are still working so we plan for 2-3 weeks as a major trip.
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Working a 5 year RV travel plan. Anyone else?

Where located? Interests? Goals? Got bucket list?
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You might want to clarify more...Do you want ideas on where to go for 2-3 weeks/year for 5 years? Starting in Ohio?

What kinds of RV parks do your want? Private? Public (national parks, state parks, etc)?

Are you traveling with children?

What are your interests? Mountains, beaches?
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Working a 5 year RV travel plan. Anyone else?
Advise? Resources?
We are still working so we plan for 2-3 weeks as a major trip.
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We are traveling in the south for the 12th winter without a plan.
(IMO "winging it" is the most enjoyable way to RV).

This year we left WI on Dec 3rd and drove south to Sikeston MO where we overnighted in the Walmart parking lot.
The second day we drove to a COE campground near Enid MS where we stayed 14 days.
Then to Percy Quin State park for 2 days.
Currently we are in Fontainebleau State Park in LA.
All we know for sure is that we'll be leaving here on Monday for a location either to the south, east or west of here... (but definitely NOT north of the freeze line).

I hope you enjoy your travels whether you plan 5 years in advance or simply wing it... (or something in between).

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Because we are still working we only get one large vacation a year. 2-2.5 weeks. We take as many weekend trips as possible. So we are looking forward at the next 5 years of our "super" vacations. For 2016 we are considering somewhere on the Outer Banks. Never been. So what I was trying to ask for was any ideas or considerations. Thanks for the responses. www.stormpod.org
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We discuss doing that type of travel often.
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the only reason I know of for a 5 year plan is because one likes redoing plans. ;-)
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Hi StormPod,
When taking the kids and G'kids around the USA, I made a 7 year plan for each set. It worked out great. You have the right idea.
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StormPod
We are traveling in the south for the 12th winter without a plan.
(IMO "winging it" is the most enjoyable way to RV).

This year we left WI on Dec 3rd and drove south to Sikeston MO where we overnighted in the Walmart parking lot.
The second day we drove to a COE campground near Enid MS where we stayed 14 days.
Then to Percy Quin State park for 2 days.
Currently we are in Fontainebleau State Park in LA.
All we know for sure is that we'll be leaving here on Monday for a location either to the south, east or west of here... (but definitely NOT north of the freeze line).

I hope you enjoy your travels whether you plan 5 years in advance or simply wing it... (or something in between).

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Mel, eventually I want to be moving somewhere in opposite season than you. Since I've only had the motorhome 3 seasons, I have a long way to go.

Thus far we have only been able to spend about 2 1/2 months on the road - well over 90% unscheduled locations. Last year, the only reservations we had was for a week in the Black Hills in early July.
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O.K. . . for a 2 to 2-1/2 week vacation, and I'm assuming you're not locked into the summer months (September/October is nice in many places) some good places to go are:

- the west Michigan coastline all the up to the Mackinac Bridge area. Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is a winner at Platte River campground in the park.

- Gulf Shores Alabama - beautiful beach and a neat town with shopping and restaurants

- Big Bend National Park in Oct/Nov is a beautiful time to be there. Stay in the park at Rio Grande Village campground

- Smokey Mtn. Nat'l Park

- Florida

- Santa Fe/Taos, New Mexico

- if you go any further West your time will go fast because it's a long drive there. Concentrate on one or two areas upon arrival rather than trying to do a lot.

For example: Grand Canyon Nat'l Park - Sept/Oct for good weather, not too hot and less crowds. By making a loop toward home you could work in Zion Nat'l Park and Bryce Nat'l Park.

If you choose Yellowstone, definitely take in Grand Teton Nat'l Park which is right next door. I wouldn't add any more to this trip as both parks are large and require time.

I wouldn't recommend the far west coast of California, Oregon or Washington with only 2-1/2 weeks. It's just too far.
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I didn't see anyone reply with info on the Outer Banks. Great place. There are several nice campgrounds in the area. The largest and most sought after are Hatteras RV and close by is the Hatteras KOA. Both are on the Atlantic ocean and offer all the amenities. There are a few other CG there as well but smaller and kinda tight sites.
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As I posted earlier we seldom travel with a plan or a particular destination in mind.
Most often we learn of interesting things to see and do, and places to camp, by talking with other RVers wherever we camp or stop for the night.
We're traveling east out of Louisiana tomorrow after a 14 day stay at Fontainebleau State Park... with a list of possibilities in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida...returning to Wisconsin sometime in April.
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Soooo many options. Letchworh State Park in upper NY. It is nicknamed the Grand Canion of the East. Awesome waterfalls and gorges.
Acadia NP in Main. Go there the end of September for terrific colors.
Gettysburg and tour the Cival War memorials.
Minuteman National Battlefield near Boston. The battle road is a living museum.
Williamsburg , another living museum that is very interesting.
If you like the beach and bike riding and your in a motorhome then stay at the Hilton Head Island Motorcoach resort. A short bike ride to a very nice beach and the entire island is littered with bike trails. The most bike friendly place I've been.
There are also lots of revolutionary war and civil war sites all along the east.
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If you go to OBX be sure to hit Ocracoke, the National Parks campground at the North end of the island is definitely worth the time. It is dry camping and the burrs can get intense particularly if you have a dog, but you are only a sand dune away from the Atlantic👍.


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