Originally Posted by glennj3cub
I sold my HR32 foot Imperial last year. First time in many many years without an RV!
I bought a 2004, 28 foot Outback bumper pull earlier this year. I’m planning a trip from SC to Yellowstone next month with my son. He is 25 & my wife can’t leave work this long.
I’m pulling with a 2006, 1500 Silverado pickup. I just had it serviced & check for any potential problems & everything was good. I normally use it in tow gear & in 3 rd gear too. Is this correct?
I have knowledge on how to prepare for this trip but I’m certainly open for suggestions!
I’ve calculated an approximate cost for gasoline.
I have new tires & spare. New RV battery. Everything works good & I have a spare small refrigerator (110 volt).
I thought I’d bring a generator for any boon docking we might do for running the ac when needed.
Will bring bicycles.
I thought I’d use gps to initiate our rout as well as use paper maps. The gps should get us there the fastest route then return more leisurely taking up to 3 weeks total.
I’m curious about finding the best & affordable places to camp in rout & while there.
I’d like to go South & visit places along the Grand Canyon & maybe find a ranch to ride horses some.
Maybe also do a rapids trip too.
Figure we will pack light but be prepared for any expected weather conditions, good shoes & boots.
I’m 67 & this is a lifetime trip I’ve always wanted to do.
Three weeks or possibly - 23 days - Need to think how many miles per Day?
Also Know that it is 2,300 miles from South Carolina to Yellowstone - and then you need to come back so that's almost - well actually more than 5,000 miles just out and back - You will likely go south into Colorado then Head Home. Grand Canyon is not in this trip, JMHO.
MAP - https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=8afa6...=2&form=S00027
So plug a number in for Miles per Day, then divide and see how many days you have to do things - Not many - Three weeks is short and you are going a long way out and a long way back. IMHO you will be lucky to average 50 MPH as you drive, lot of miles not on the Interstate.
Look the MAP over see what you think - give us a little more info and let the Fun Begin.
Best of Luck, and hope this helps,