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Old 12-31-2019, 10:51 AM   #1
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1000 Islands to Savannah Georgia

Hi everybody.

We are planning on travelling from the 1000 Islands to the Savannah Georgia area on Friday January 3 and we're looking for some travel advice.

Generally when taking this route do people stay in Walmarts for a night and if so which ones, or is there another place to spend a night?

What highway route is the easiest to drive without many up's and downs of mountains. Because the flatter the better for our Motorhome and the car we tow.

Are there any "tips" I should know about to make the trip more joyful?

Thanks for your thoughts and a Happy New Year to All.
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:22 PM   #2
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If you are traveling on interstates, the download an use either of these apps: iExit or iExit Trucks. The truck version shows rest stops (with facilities) and trucker rest areas (no facilities). I like it better for finding truck stops for diesel fuel.

Not on interstates? A good paper state highway map usually shows rest parks, which are like "rest areas".

With Gas Buddy and Google maps in satellite view, you can find other stations that have "truck" pumps.

Check each state regulations on staying overnight in the rest areas. Some states allow it, some do not. Also, while in general Walmart permits stays overnight at manager's discretion, many cities and towns prohibit it.

Personally, I use RVTripWizard to plan an RV freindly route and look for campgrounds along the way. I like reserving ahead because as I read somewhere recently: "Tens of thousands of RVs are being sold every year, but number of new campgrounds opening up every year is small."

A friend of mine recommended Rivers End Campground & RV Park on Tybee Island, GA. It is about 1/2 hour east of Savannah Georgia, on the coast.
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It might help if we had a clue where the thousand islands is, Florida Keys or somewhere else? Local names don't work so well online.
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Hi everybody.

We are planning on travelling from the 1000 Islands to the Savannah Georgia area on Friday January 3 and we're looking for some travel advice.

Generally when taking this route do people stay in Walmarts for a night and if so which ones, or is there another place to spend a night?

What highway route is the easiest to drive without many up's and downs of mountains. Because the flatter the better for our Motorhome and the car we tow.

Are there any "tips" I should know about to make the trip more joyful?

Thanks for your thoughts and a Happy New Year to All.
So, how far do you plan on driving each day,or do you have a general idea of where you'll stop each night???...C
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So, how far do you plan on driving each day,or do you have a general idea of where you'll stop each night???...C
That's what I'm hoping to get from people here......how long they drive each and where they stay etc.
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That's what I'm hoping to get from people here......how long they drive each and where they stay etc.
See,that will be all over the place.....some drive 2 hrs a day..some 10 hrs a day.....so stops are different
I like to leave approx 9am and drive to 3 or 4 pm.....So I drive between 300 to 450 miles a day......
This way I have a place to stay and hopefully an alternative to stay if no sites available.... C
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