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Old 06-03-2015, 09:30 PM   #1
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First real big trip

We are traveling from St. Louis to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon (travelers village Rv park in AZ) about 1450 miles for a 2week adventure.
Mapping it out it looks like 44 to 40 to 64 with some road changes in Oklahoma City trying to decide which way around Oklahoma City any suggestions would be great.
We are going to leave on a Friday morning and check in time is noon Monday

Not sure how many miles / hours to try and do per day
Going to stay at Koa's and possibly Walmart's parking lots if Koa is not around. Are there any must stop and see along our travels or what to watch out for.
We are going to be in a Chevy 3500 6.6 pulling a Pinnical 5th wheel .
Last yr we pulled a 32' tt to Branson mo then to Bosewell OK
Thanks mike
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:14 PM   #2
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55 from St Louis, to Tulsa to OKC to 40 and West to Williams A.z, good roads plenty of services. Be sure to take day Trip to Sedona Az. Flagstaff also, observatory, can ride tram to top of Snow Bowl etc. Enjoy
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stick to 40 easy driving do it all the time
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Old 06-03-2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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I suggest you stop by 4 or so before the crowds, or, make reservations. That's about 400 miles a day. There is a KOA at Williams you could stay Sunday eve before you go into the park. Elk city OK, and Clinton OK have route 66 museums, Amarillo RV dealer has an interesting RV museum. Your not going to be stopping much on your way there. Traveling at 60 MPH with fuel food 400- 450 is a nice comfortable drive. Not a lot in New Mexico, open space and lots of it. Get a KOA value card if your going to spend more than a few nights, get 10% discount and earn points toward future stays.


Have fun and enjoy the country !
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im ready for mine head out Friday
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Don't forget casino campgrounds. They make great overnight stops. NM has 3 along I 40, west of Albuquerque were under $20 for full hookups. It is getting warmer out here in the west so you may need hookups to run your a/c at night. Just a thought.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:58 AM   #7
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44 to 40 was easy for us during that leg coming from OH to CA. I can't remember the road name, but we took the northern loop around OK City and did fine pulling the Seismic. We tend to stay at truck stops, so don't know about KOAs. I find them too costly for sleeping stops.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:48 AM   #8
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When you come into OKC on I44 take the Kilpatrick Turnpike around the northern side of OKC. It will take you around OKC and all of the congestion then drop you right on I40. Perfect road for pulling a camper.

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Don't know about your interest or schedule, but while that close to OK City, I highly recommend visiting The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. My wife and I visited The National Memorial but not the Museum. You can devote as much or as little time there as you wish, but well worth a stop imho. Safe travels!!
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Years back we often did all nighters and a 15 hour+ day now and again was not unheard of. Getting too hard to do that now. 12 hours is my limit, though we'll be doing a straight shot from Milwaukee to Gatlinburg in Sept, so we'll see how that goes.

My dad was an over the road trucker when I was a kid. When we started taking long trips he told me to plan 2 hours for every 100 miles. That seems to work out well as a basis for planning. That said our Gatlinburg trip will put us over 13 hours. You just have to decide what you can tolerate. It's not a race, do what works best for you.
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