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Old 03-29-2020, 03:41 PM   #1
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When to go?

DW and I are continuing to self-isolate at our winter home in Arizona, but itching to get back to our home base in Delaware. I'm not looking forward to the cross-country drive -- I've made it many times, but this one will obviously be somewhat different.


The big question in our minds is ... when should we go? There's nothing forcing our hand yet; we own both homes and can lock up and go whenever we want. The RV is ready, and we're having the new Wrangler set up for towing tomorrow. Under normal circumstances (remember when we had those?), we would have left in mid- to late April. But now, we feel like COVID-19 outweighs other factors -- but in which direction? On the one hand, we're probably safer here, in terms of social distancing etc. But family is mostly back East (though we probably want to avoid get-togethers anyway). And it will get beastly hot here by Memorial Day or so.


I guess my fear about waiting too long is that at some point it may become even more difficult to travel. We're already seeing Florida set up check stations at the state line, so how soon might that trend spread?


Anyway, just looking for anyone's thoughts on our dilemma. And as always, just some informed feedback from the RV community ...
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I certainly wouldn't want to head East at this time. You said you have a home in Arizona so you wouldn't be in your RV. That's where I'd stay until this blows over. Arizona is certainly tolerable when it gets hot. You just do things in the morning or after 4pm. Afternoons are siesta times! Be safe.
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:49 PM   #3
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Personally, I'd stay put. As you stated, you're not pressed to go & normally you would not be leaving for 2-4 weeks anyway. Why take chances when you can safely stay put. I'm sure your family would rather you be safe than trying to travel at a perilous time.

If you have to be in extreme temps come May & you're still in AZ, you've got plenty of time to make changes/upgrades to your RV to make being in it more tolerable.


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Old 03-29-2020, 04:05 PM   #4
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Much better to stay where you are and let the thing peak before you head out.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:12 PM   #5
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I would definitely stay put. You shouldn't visit anyone in the immediate future anyways.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:37 PM   #6
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I think making plans for when normalcy returns is a good thing, but it's too soon in the game to schedule them. If you commit yourself to a time frame -- like Easter, for example, and the virus disagrees, you could be setting yourself up for a slap-down.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:55 PM   #7
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I believe it will all be over in the USA by Easter
The rest of the world of course will still be in lockdown until the curve is bent.
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Old 03-29-2020, 05:56 PM   #8
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Take your time.., time is on your side.
If comfortable and safe where you are what's the rush.
This isn't the time to be close to others!
Understand having family close by if needed but I'd only make the trip if other reasons made it a higher priority.
Even POTUS is now saying this will take longer!
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Set up a daily communication with your family and stay where you are currently located. Hang tough. Pat
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who knows!
an associate just called.
he says it won't be over quickly... it will drag out... one problem leading to another...one failure in economy, transportation, stores open/closed and could be major problems..

let's assume associate is correct... where would you be safest?

where have you got the most resources...?

reference travel... gasoline is under a $2.00 here. vehicle traffic is way down.
if you hit the road, i would fillerup pretty regular!

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We are in az also were planning on leaving in april .That isn't going to happen now.Thank goodness we bought a park model in Oct. now we are just putting off our 6 month trip till maybe end of may.
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Thanks all for the thoughtful replies. DW is in no hurry, so I guess I'm not either. One DD is an ER nurse, the other is a CDC epidemiologist, and they say stay put too. Will miss the grandkids though!
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You don't have to miss them. That's what Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts & all that other software is for. Dowload something & visit w/them.

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One DD is an ER nurse, the other is a CDC epidemiologist, and they say stay put too.

Given that, I'm stumped as to why it's even a question at this point?
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