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Old 09-30-2018, 11:32 PM   #1
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1st Cross Country Trip AZ to Maine ?

Just a quick question from the experienced traveler. Making plans to leave AZ in April '19 head through Texas,LA,OL'Miss,Ala,Tenn, up to Maine. wondering if 7 months is a decent amount of time for the trip,without pushing hard. Take in a few waterski tournaments in the south & flyfishing up north.Trying to be back to AZ by Nov. Is this a realistic time frame or a pipe dream. Thanx
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Sounds like a nice trip! I google mapped Az to Me and it says I could walk it in 37 days. So 7 months should be enough time. Taking the southern route early in the year would be a bit cooler too.

Have a good trip! Make sure you post some trip reports when you can.

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Sounds like a great trip. Could do it in 3 months, so 7 should be plenty. Sounds like the water ski tournaments will determine your timing. We have been to Maine a few times and our preference is to get there the day after Labor Day weekend. Less crowds, decent weather. You might want to stay in New England a couple of weeks to catch the leaves changing colors.


I use an App named InRoute for planning my trips.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inro...er/id703796787

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Sounds like a great trip and you should have plenty of time.
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Just a quick question from the experienced traveler. Making plans to leave AZ in April '19 head through Texas,LA,OLe Miss, Ala,Tenn, up to Maine. wondering if 7 months is a decent amount of time for the trip,without pushing hard. Take in a few water ski tournaments in the south & fly fishing up north.Trying to be back to AZ by Nov. Is this a realistic time frame or a pipe dream. Thanks
Sounds Great - couple of thoughts - By April it is usually starting to Warm up in the South - So maybe a few weeks earlier would help with the weather. -

Try to wander up through the Mountains as you head North (But if the beaches call, that's not Bad except Traffic) - Avoid Cities in Rush Hour - Washington and New York City, are as interesting as a National Park and should be treated as Such. -

Upstate New York is Beautiful and Big - as are the Upper New Parts of New England. -

Traffic is Bad - No Really BAD - Tolls are Bad, and Bridge Tolls are Really HIGH - Look to State Parks for CG's - Be Ready for Humidity - As we have a good Grip on it In the East during the Summer. -

Take thousands of Pictures as, IMHO, this will be the Trip of a LifeTime. -

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Thanx to all for replying, after all the positive thoughts, April won't come fast enough. We are looking forward to the trip. Will do best to post things as we travel, still trying to learn how this site works. Time to look for places of interest & odd ball interests. Hoping to 2 lane hwy most of trip. (Please keep fingers crossed for making opening pass at Tourneys)

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With a high density of RVers in the Northeast, I would make holiday weekend reservations by the end of 2018.

Avoid major city highways. Or, plan to drive thru them after 9pm.

When we do our 3+ month Alaska trip, I take a blank calendar and in pencil I jot down my destinations. Use it as a outline of the whole trip. Between destinations, I'll write down the miles between them. So some days its 30 miles, others maybe 150....Took 28 days to go from Ohio to Fairbanks. Writing it in pencil, it can be adjusted to make it to a location you do have a reservation for.
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Thanx to all for replying, after all the positive thoughts, April won't come fast enough. We are looking forward to the trip. Will do best to post things as we travel, still trying to learn how this site works. Time to look for places of interest & odd ball interests. Hoping to 2 lane hwy most of trip. (Please keep fingers crossed for making opening pass at Tourneys)

Thanx again to ALL

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Jon may have a lot of info than you might enjoy - Jon Vermilye's Travel, Photography & RV Website - looks like he may have visited sites you would take Photos of - always good to have another Resource. -

April is a too long - but will be here Sooner than you think.

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It would almost be a shame to go all that distance and not go the little extra to see the Bay of Fundy. The highest tides in the world are quite fascinating. If you get to Truro, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas, you can see the tidal bore come in. St. John, New Brunswick has the reversing falls. The Hopewell rocks are in the area. I love the Maritime Provinces. I have been there four times, and plan on going back next summer. Cheers.
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Just a quick question from the experienced traveler. Making plans to leave AZ in April '19 head through Texas,LA,OL'Miss,Ala,Tenn, up to Maine. wondering if 7 months is a decent amount of time for the trip,without pushing hard. Take in a few waterski tournaments in the south & flyfishing up north.Trying to be back to AZ by Nov. Is this a realistic time frame or a pipe dream. Thanx
We just returned from almost a 5 month trip through New England. You are welcome to check out our blog at RV Sun Birds
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