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Old 02-23-2015, 08:21 AM   #1
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Been reading about RV Caravan Tours. Seems to be a lot to choose from.
They look interesting. I was wondering if anyone has used one of these and what their impressions was. Is it worth the money. We would like to stay in the US for the first time.
Any info would be helpful.

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Old 02-24-2015, 08:11 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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Thought about it in the future. Spoke to someone at campground who took tour. It's a modern day wagon trail. He had a great time but he said it was expensive.

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They can be nice for the social benefits if you go with a good group. In addition, you may get to see things you wouldn't have thought about if in unfamiliar areas. But, for me, the lack of flexibility to be on your own timetable always outweighed the good points.
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Caravans are nice because they do all the planning for you. All you have to do is show up. However the cost of these can be expensive. I have always felt that the planning of the trip is almost as exciting as the trip itself. So I have never been on a caravan. For a difficult or long trip, such as to Alaska or Mexico it is probably good to be travelling in with a group.
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Our one and only caravan was a 50 day to Alaska. We enjoyed every minute. Would we do it again? Likely not but we are planning a Rally to the Kentucky Derby if that counts.
They are pricy but if you want the security and planning that goes along with a caravan, you have to pay. Making new friends is the bonus.
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Check out the WIT caravans. I've seen them about everywhere we were in Alaska, Canadian Maritimes, etc.
We were with a SMART(military vets) caravan those times. Now that we have experienced 2 caravans we will not do another. Several days on each caravan there were places we wanted to spend more time, and others we would have spent less time. BUT_ you do see things that are not on the usual tourist to-do lists.
For general information, the SMART club caravans are about 2/3 the cost of other tour caravans because they are a non-profit organization. The website is not yet updated to reflect the change to all veterans instead of retired/active military.That change is currently in-progress.
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I highly recommend Adventure Treks Adventure Treks - Small RV Caravans

We planned to do an Alaska trip with them due to their low number caravans. Unfortunately they had a number of cancellations and had to cancel the trip. They promptly refunded our deposit and provided PDF copies of the past year itinerary with detailed info on what to see and places to stay. It was an incredible amount of information they shared at no cost to us. It gave us the confidence to venture out on our own, which worked out great.

I hope to take their Canadian Maritime trip in the future. We were a bit put off when they had to cancel the trip that fit our availability, but in the adversity we found they were a class act and provided outstanding customer service providing us materials and answering questions.

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Thanks for all the great replies.
It's going to make our decision much easier.
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