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Old 05-27-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Traveling South in the Winter

We are planning a trip to Disney Fort Wilderness in January 2020. We are leaving Minnesota January 1.

Question: When starting a trip from the north in winter, what is the best way to approach the first night? My driving endurance is only 350 miles or so, so I don't see any open campgrounds within that radius from Minnesota. Campgrounds? big box? Rest stops? I will install 2-battery setup to run heat if I will most likely strike out on the whole campground thing.

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Allstays.com has an option to disply cgs open all year. I know some in Elkhart that are. Also, call the cgs around wheere you want to stop, most still have their electricity on and if someone is there they will let you stay.
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we plan to do a motel the first night out from chicago. the "All Stays Truck and Travel" app has a filter to search for motels with truck parking areas.
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we plan to do a motel the first night out from chicago. the "All Stays Truck and Travel" app has a filter to search for motels with truck parking areas.
What measures do you take for RV security? I'm concerned it could be a sitting duck for thieves.
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well, we don't stay at a fleabag in a lousy part of town but otherwise i start the genny to run the electric space heaters and then lock it up. that's 'bought all you can do.
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At that time of year, be sure to give yourself a couple of extra travel days. If you get into a snow/ice storm, it's best to wait it out. I second the motel advice for the first cold night out. If you are concerned about theft, call the motel and ask them about your concern.
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