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Old 11-24-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Newbie Travel--Dallas to Atlanta--Interstate 20

Have had to change my plans and now head out on my "maiden voyage" tomorrow-Friday November 25. need to head out from Dallas to Atlanta and looking for some advice re stopping point about half way.

know the route very well in an auto but never had to worry about RV logistics--will take it very slow and stop often but want to get about half way

That would put me just past Vicksburg or thereabouts--I usually stop in Pearl MI, Exit 48 for the hotels--but now need to consider a "newbie-easy-on/off/overnight" ....thoughts???

picked up new to me MH the other day--have managed to get some driving practice in so comfortable with that but the overnight/on/off needs some research

thanks in advance for any and all help

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Old 11-24-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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Hi smilano,

Keeping this simple cause you have a new coach, consider:

1. Magnolia RV Park & Resort 601-631-0388. I20 exit 1B in Miss.
2. Springbridge RV Park 800-513-0728. I20 exit 36 in Miss.

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400 miles per day is a pretty aggressive schedule for any RVer and may be more than you are ready to bite off if you are a first timer. Might I suggest that you consider your travel schedule a bit more closely and see if you can turn this into a 3 day trip instead of 2?
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I am currently about 80 miles west of Abilene TX and have done the trip back to Atlanta several times. If you are under a time crunch it is possible to do that trip in a couple of days, but I would forget the CGs and boondock at a truckstop or WM as needed. Of course I once did 1100 miles going back to Atlanta in 20 hours on a motorcycle, so your comfort zone might vary.
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Old 11-24-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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thanks --all good input--may need to make it a 3 day and also consider walmart etc etc--spent part of today looking at alternatives--will look at all this--much appreciated
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last time we stayed in vicksburg we overnighted at magnoila
lets talk TIGHT spaces, we couldn't walk between our rig and another
plus the exits in a big rig IS TIGHT coming out of the sites
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thanks --all good input--may need to make it a 3 day and also consider walmart etc etc--spent part of today looking at alternatives--will look at all this--much appreciated
this allstays website is free to use and can help you locate a walmart or other place to park free for a few hours. it is kept up to date by users.

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thanks for the link--

and, thanks again to all who have responded--much appreciated
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Try Ameristar RV Park. Exit 1-A in Vicksburg. Easy on/off the interstate. It was $22. per night (3 months ago) with full hook-ups. Casino owned...
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not to late was about to make a few calls--Ameristar is on my list--the park review I read yesterday was favorable and I appreciate you echoing that--heading out shortly--thanks for the input

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