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Old 03-29-2016, 05:55 PM   #15
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Duke48 - Just to be clear. I think most would recommend reservations for those mentioned big holidays. For example, 4th of July. Take a look at your projected general course, add a few days for both contingency and 'Gee, let's stay here a bit longer!' - and eye ball where you think you'll before the 4th's holiday. Choose a spot where you'd like to hunker down, and then get reservations for that.

For example, we leaver from Southern California in mid May. Going to the 100th running of the Indy 500, then on up into Maine before running back West along along the Great Lakes and South of the Canadian border. As of now, we have three reservations. I call these 'Anchor Point' reservations. Knowing that I want to hit the park for Indy on the Friday before the 500 race. In Maine, yep, a 4th of July reservation at another 'Anchor Point'... In between all of these, we just take our time, as I leave plenty of time in the schedule for weather, problems, and fun changes in schedule.

We too usually start calling around noon, to a few parks in the area we feel we want to stop at between 2:00-3:00PM. Some say no problem, no reservation needed. Others say sure, lets make sure you have a space.

You guys will get a system going that works for you.

Have a blast. Oh, and I agree with the comment about a bit warm that time of year in New Mexico, AZ and UT - depending on elevations. Perhaps think about wandering North from your few States, and then back down and around the hotter states later in your travels. (If you will be out that long. Say September and October, and you should find less crowds, and cooler temps too!

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Smitty, I like your your system; it is similar to what we have used when traveling by car. We are also thinking of using centralized stopping points where we could stay for a few days and use a car to make day trips it areas of interest.
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Short day trips are fine but long ones will wear you out. It's not difficult to move a RV. We rarely made reservations.
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I would recommend you never let your tank get below half. You never know what troubles might lie ahead.
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Short day trips are fine but long ones will wear you out. It's not difficult to move a RV. We rarely made reservations.
Good advice, but I'm more concerned about maneuvering in congested and unfamiliar areas that may have limited accommodation for a MH. I'm sure, with more experience, this will become less of an issue.
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I would recommend you never let your tank get below half. You never know what troubles might lie ahead.
Absolutely.. We have traveled quit a bit by car and our past practice has been to avoid major cities during during rush hours, and when going through them, always start with a full tank and an empty bladder.
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