Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new rig and upcoming adventures.
Originally Posted by sue1bill1
Unfortunately both my husband and I are worry warts so we need to change our ways and just go with the flow. Thanks so much for your response! Sue
As everyone else has said, just relax. It really is a piece of cake once you get past the OMG stage. None of the things you mentioned are show stoppers and can all be handled with little or no hassle if and when they occur.
Some people are planners and have to have everything mapped out in order to be comfortable. We're on the opposite end of the spectrum and have been through 44 states and 5 Canadian provinces. I'll bet the number of times we've had reservations at a CG could be counted on two hands. We use the internet to locate CGs up ahead while we're traveling. We usually call when we're about an hour away from stopping for the night but sometimes we just pull in and we have hardly ever been turned away because they didn't have a spot for us.
WalMart is everywhere but if you search the forum I think you'll find a number of tools folks use to help them find the nearest. We don't do long haul travel days and have never used WalMart. We're usually in our CG all set up for the evening by about 4pm.
If I'm correct, the View is not a very large rig so I don't think you'll have trouble being able to park it at most shopping centers or tourist attractions. As Sarah pointed out, the issue will be the hassle of "breaking camp" in order to run to the store.
Best of luck to you both. With a reliable rig under you... a good roadside assistance plan... and (hopefully) at least a smart phone to access the internet, you'll be old hands at this in no time and wonder what all the concern was about.