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Old 05-20-2019, 10:38 AM   #1
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How many of you caravan with friends?

How many of you caravan with friends and travel North America? I think it would fun finding couples with like interests and demographics to travel with. Booking campgrounds may be challenging.
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We tried it on a few occasions. Way too complicated. We now just say we'll be in such and such on so and so days. See you there if you show up.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:18 AM   #3
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Hard enough doing with 10 to 30 cars! Would be a nightmare with a few RVs!
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:49 AM   #4
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We travel with another couple. We drive the A and they pull a Casita. It works out well. They unhook and we use their tow car to sightsee. And we use the A for dinner and evening get togethers.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:14 PM   #5
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We tried it on a few occasions. Way too complicated. We now just say we'll be in such and such on so and so days. See you there if you show up.
this is it ^^^
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:29 PM   #6
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We have a large group of friends with like interests.... 4-wheeling, hiking, geocaching, boondocking on public lands. None travel together. We send out communications as to when we'd be there and for what purpose and if they're in the area they join us. That's a lot easier to do.

We can't imagine traveling together. We all have different travel modes as to how many driving hours, siteseeing along the way or just a made dash to get there, lunch in RV or in a restaurant, traveling secondary roads or interstates, etc. That's why we'd never pay to do a caravan. It's just too structured.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:48 PM   #7
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When your route itinerary planning primarily involves copies of "Roadside America",Weird US" and a 50 year old road atlas, Not too many people want to follow you around. But the very few that do are a helluva lot of fun
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:10 PM   #8
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How many of you caravan with friends?

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ID:	246674 This was last October. We met up in northern NC and drove together in 2 groups to Myrtle Beach. The most important thing is to communicate well and agree ahead of time on things like the speed you’ll travel and route you take.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:08 PM   #9
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I wouldn't even consider it since at the first whine, SWMBO decrees that Nash must pee and starts getting ATC clearance to stop at the next exit or rest area. If we pass two of the above she immediately declares an emergency. I wouldn't expect anybody else to be bound by our dog's whining.
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Old 05-20-2019, 07:49 PM   #10
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:07 PM   #11
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we travel quite often with two other motorhomes. we get together and plan a trip, make reservations etc and have dinner. We have been traveling together for almost 30 years. We have also done 2 caravan tours and we will leave on another in June.
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:07 AM   #12
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We used to do exactly that. At most we would have 5 or 6 MHs. N Georgia to Florida, or SC shore mostly. It was fun, but with only 6 it was interesting when someone wanted us to 'all stop together' for lunch or BR break or whatever. Two lane surface roads in S Georgia don't offer a lot of places to pull 6 coaches off the road for 30 minutes.
That said, we did have a lot of fun. Now the majority of the group has passed or quit RVing. We got out but decided we were not through and got back in. Miss the old days and the good times
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Old 05-21-2019, 08:16 AM   #13
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We did a 6000-mile trip to Nova Scotia with friends a couple of years back. There were only three RVs in the group, though, and all of us try to be as accommodating as reasonable. We got in no hurry. We stayed in touch by phone and stopped every couple of hours for comfort breaks. It was nice. I'd do it again with those friends without hesitation.

OTOH, we have a trip planned for October where we have a number of rigs going. I've already told them that we won't be traveling with a large group. I'd like for our friends to break off with us and travel together, but if they want to stay with the larger group, we'll meet them at the destination.

I tried to ride with a large group of motorcyclists to Colorado a few years back and gave it up at the second fuel stop. I can't imagine how bad fuel stops would be for more than a couple of RVs.
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During football season, we do it a lot when we're going to a road game, one couple in particular. For example, last year Va Tech opened at FSU in Tallahassee. We caught up with them going down at a CG outside Myrtle Beach. Then caravan-ed until we reached Tallahassee.

Since we had another game the following Saturday, at home in Blacksburg, we meandered together until we got to our parking sites at Blacksburg, VA.

As far as all the other trips we've done with our Travel Trailer, they've all been solo.
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