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Old 06-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #1
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Road Trip best route

Planning a trip to Idaho Falls,ID from San Antonio,TX in a 1998 36ft discovery by fleetwood diesel pulling a vehicle behind, First long road trip I'm taking. Any suggested routes ? Points of interest along the way? Do's and Don'ts ? Preparation tips? First timer on the motorhome traveling... Any info is greatly appreciated ! Thanks

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I make the trip from S TX to NE WA twice a year. The shortest friendly rout I have found is' McAllen to San Antonio to Albq or Gallup to Shiprock, to Moab, to Salt Lake, to Id Falls.

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My method is probably a little old school, but I take a map of the USA and draw a straight line between my starting and ending spots. I then modify the route to follow the roads and see what is interesting along this route. I also figure how far I want to travel each day, break it down into inches and mark it with a cheap compass. In this way I can check my travel books for over nighting.

Maybe I do this because half the fun, to me, is the planning. Of course after all is said and done the DW changes the plans.

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