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Old 07-13-2016, 06:39 AM   #21
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For those trips where we just need a nice quiet spot to overnight, we joined Harvest Hosts. For those that don't know about it, the cost is $40 a year. You get map/list of all facilities (vineyards, farms, orchards, breweries etc) that will let you camp, self contained, for the night. The expectation is that you sample their wares and hopefully purchase something. We've only stayed at vineyards and really like this. Almost everytime the vineyard folks would get us settled in, pour some samples, sell us a few bottles, then close down for the night, leaving us as the only folks there. Have awoken to views over the grapes to a rivered valley, to walking the dogs down rows if grapes or fruit trees, small mom and pop operations to large corporate types.
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Old 07-13-2016, 07:04 AM   #22
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We used too do the Walmart stops, but a few of them started to not allow it because some were abusing it. One of the Walmart's, some were leaving RV's in it with for sale sign making a used rv lot out of it. It only takes a few to ruin things. Also, the wife started complaining about the vehicle noise and running the generator. We then started using campgrounds, calling about two weeks prior and setting up reservation which really is the best way to go. Having reservation along the way gives you the extra push to make to the next destination. ( We only went 250mi a day *LOL*).
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Old 07-15-2016, 02:38 PM   #23
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I keep the days to 300 miles+/- and call ahead to the 300miles area. Once I hit a full camp ground and she called ahead, another hour and we had one of the best sites in a little out of the way camp.
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Old 07-15-2016, 03:50 PM   #24
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We used Pilot truck stops when going down and back to the SW this past winter. Some have dedicated RV parking areas where you don't get stuck beside a refer that's running all night. When I'm headed to a destination I just drive and then stop for the night and get up and go, no hookups, no setup. On the way south we were in New Orleans by the end of the 2nd day coming from 2hrs north of Toronto. On the way back the final run was 1000miles/18hrs to stay ahead of a late winter storm. Oh, and I do all the driving

If we want to we can have a short shower in the trailer as I run with some fresh on board.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:23 PM   #25
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Thanks everyone. I did just under 600 miles today, easy. Under 11 hours and now chillin at a KoA with full hookup. Be on the road by 8 tomorrow and plan to put 500 in without a problem.

Enjoying vacation so far. ;-)


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Dave, glad to hear your trip is going good. We are heading to Nashville in September. We booked a KOA in Harrisonburg VA for the first leg of the trip. We will spend a day there, then continue to Nashville on the next Day. Coming back, we just reversed the trip staying at the same cg. I figure I have to stop every 200 miles or so for gas, leg stretching and so forth.
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Thanks everyone. I did just under 600 miles today, easy. Under 11 hours and now chillin at a KoA with full hookup. Be on the road by 8 tomorrow and plan to put 500 in without a problem.

Enjoying vacation so far. ;-)


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Spepi...We have stayed at that KOA in Harrisonburg. Not a bad place. There are some nice caverns nearby, 'Endless Caverns', if you have some extra time.
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Knocked-out another 500 miles today in 10 hours. That included 1 stop for 45 minutes for breakfast and another 30 minutes for lunch. Now chillin at another KoA in Indiana. Next stop (tomorrow), Cape Fair Missouri :-)

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