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Old 06-03-2023, 09:44 AM   #1
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Seattle to Orlando in one month

Class A small mtorhome:
Tired of bad Interstates and semi trucks, having one month time, asking if someone made this or similar trip and liked it.
What route did you take ?
I can use Google maps with avoid highways on or just try roads going east.
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Old 06-03-2023, 10:00 AM   #2
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Unfortunately when you set Google Maps to ‘Avoid Highways’ it avoids State highways as well. They should offer an option to ‘Avoid Interstates’.
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Old 06-03-2023, 10:39 AM   #3
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Is it one month going just to Orlando or is that the round trip time?
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Old 06-03-2023, 12:44 PM   #4
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An important question is WHEN are you going?

A fastest/ shortest route from the RVTW planner is 3,085 miles - Vasa Park Resort on Lake Sammamish to Mill Creek RV in Kissimmee, FL

The route is the usual interstates - I-90 to Sioux Falls, I-29 to Kansas City, I-70 to St Louis then I-64, I-57, I-24, to I-75 and Orlando. That's 10 daily drives of a bit over 300 miles. Doable in 30 days, maybe in 20 days. Would not plan on faster than that in an RV, or if you are over age 50, maybe 60, if you are athletic. That's 10 days of 9-10 total driving, fuel stops, rest stops, meal stops and then add an hour or two setting up, tearing down to each travel day.

Most of us can do two, maybe a three in a row. Ten, no way.

But that is counting on good weather. No danger of snow across the Rockies, hurricanes near the east coast, major thunderstorm/tornado fronts crossing the Great Plains, not heavy rains and flooding from the Missouri River to the Tennessee.

Switching to Avoid Highways - adds almost SEVEN hundred miles to the trip.

And you need to cross the Cascades on US-2, maybe all the way to North Dakota. After you get across the mountains into the plains - the US highway options open up.

Winter or cold weather, you need to get down US-101, maybe US-97 or US-395. US-50 or US-6 can help get you across Nevada into Utah, but you don't want to cross Colorado on US-50 in winter.

US-64, down to US-550 across northern New Mexico is a good possibility.

US-60 across east Arizona and New Mexico is a good route.

US-380 will take you from near San Antonio NM to Greenville, TX - and miss the big cities. US-84 across Texas and Louisiana into Mississippi is a good route. US-190, US-98 are also good possible routes on the southern route.

30 days on a US highways route will be pushing it in my experience.

Some days you can cover a great many miles - some not as many.

Avoid US highways through big city, major built-up areas.
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Old 06-03-2023, 02:16 PM   #5
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Trip is only from Seattle to Orlando one way. In September.

I am 70 and tow a 2021 Ford Escape, my 2021 Jayco Alante 26x drives perfect up to 55mph, then some vibration, I think flat spots on 5000 miles tires from sitting one year.
Yes, 200miles a day, the resting and repeat.
Will check out the route recommandations, thank you.

Or I could sell Motorhome and car in Seattle for more than I payed in Florida ????
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Old 06-03-2023, 02:47 PM   #6
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Okay, I've been watching NASCAR this afternoon and nothing much else to do.

Worked out this route - had to use Microsoft Streets & Trips 2013. Modern routing apps like RVLife Trip Wizard take too much exception data/ waypoints to plan a trip this long. Was planning on a 300-330 day trip. You could tweak it. No, I don't have a map picture of the route.

Yes - there are literally dozens of other routes to take on a trip like this.

NOTE ONE RV PARKS - I picked the park based on location - I have almost no knowledge of any of the these parks. - the miles were right


3,460.8 miles - MS S&T 2013
about 200 miles of interstate are required - Missoula, MT to US-12 cutoff on I-90; Rawlins to Laramie on I-80; Wiggins to Brush on I-76 east of Denver/ Loveland - though much of this 25 mile segment could be avoided by driving through downtown Fort Morgan

about 28 miles on I-30 to miss Texarkana are highly recommended. I know very well how many redlights are in Texarkana. Not a fun place to cut across on city streets.

about 26 miles on I-10 from north Tallahassee to US-19 exit - I've never personally tried to drive through the city streets of Tallahassee

Day 1 - 288.2 driving miles - South local highways to Morton - US-12 to Yakima - WA-24 to Pasco - Sacajawea SP for night

Day 2 - 328 driving miles - WA-124 to US-12 at Waitsburg - US-12 to Yellowrock CG, Lolo, MT

Day 3 - 304 driving miles - unavoidable 70 miles on I-90 from exit 105 in Missoula to exit 174 US-12 toward Helena - US-12 to join US-284 in East Helena - US-287 to West Yellowstone, MT - several RV overnight alternatives

Day 4 - 357.5 driving miles - Follow route through Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP - south east at Moran on US-26/ US-287 to Rawlins, WY - KOA and a couple other RV parks

Day 5 - 331.9 driving miles - unavoidable 99 miles headed east on I-80 to Larmie US-30 exit - about 70 miles on US-287 to US-34 east in Loveland - US-34 east to I-76 at Wiggins - unavoidable 25 miles on I-76 to CO-71 south at Brush - south to KOA in Limon, CO

Day 6 - 338.2 driving miles - US-287 south to Amarillo, TX - Overnite RV Park

Day 7 - 314.9 driving miles - US-287 south east thru Wichita Falls to Henrietta, TX - US-82 east to
Sunshine Farms RV, Whitesboro, TX

Day 8 - 265.0 driving miles - US-82 east to New Boston, TX - preferred - 28 miles on I-30 to exit 3A/I-49 South to US-82 (US-82 does parallel I-30 to Texarkana, TX but goes through center of downtown Texarkana - a lot of red lights)

Day 8 - ALTERNATIVE - continue on US-82 east to Pecan Grove RV in Lake Village, AR - 92 additional miles - further stops are based upon stopping in El Dorado, AR

Day 9 - 329.6 driving miles - continue on US-82 east across Mississippi River, across state of Mississippi to Lake Lurleen SP, AL (short of Tuscaloosa)

Day 10 - 338.9 driving miles - continue on US-82 to Montgomery, AL - US-31/US-80/US-82 loop to south of Montgomery -- 28 miles southeast of Montgomery - stay right onto US-231 as US-82 goes to left. US-231 to Dothan, AL - US-84 around north of Dothan and east toward Georgia. Bainbridge GA - US-27 south toward FL - preferred - join I-10 on north side of Tallahassee east for 26 miles to US-19 south - A Campers World RV is just north of the exit.

Day 11 - 260 miles - US-19 south thru Capps - Perry - Crystal River to US-98 - east on US-98 through Brooksville to FL-50 about 13 miles past downtown Brooksville - FL-50 (about 31 miles)through downtown Clermont to US-27 south - 15 miles on US-27 to US-192 east into Kissimmiee
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Old 06-04-2023, 04:01 PM   #7
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Wow. Thank you so much. Will print out and use my big paper maps.
Greetings from Harold
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Old 06-04-2023, 04:11 PM   #8
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We're with you on not driving interstates.

With your small RV you can take nearly any secondary highway. We did with our 40' motorhome towing.

When we picked our route on a paper map.... depending what WE wanted to see ..... only then did we enter it into a GPS for current time navigation. Never had an issue traveling the country this way.

It can be done! Enjoy your trip!!
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