New Mexico to North Carolina and back...
Returned yesterday from our longest RV outing ever: 18 days, 4,079 miles. More than half of the distance was on back roads. Loved it. We have a 2017 Melbourne 24M, 3.0 liter turbo diesel.
--Best historic site: Shiloh Civil War park in Tennessee.
--Best stretches of interstate: 840 loop around Nashville and I-40 in Oklahoma from Henrietta to Texas state line.
--Worst stretches of interstate: in New Mexico and much of Tennessee.
--Most fun roads: 1. Natchez Trace, south of Nashville for about 80 miles. 2. Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville. 3. Talimena Parkway in southeast corner of Oklahoma.
--Best RV park: Indian Creek Campground, near Buffalo Valley Tennessee. Also the least expensive, $30 per night. It's a former Corps of Engineers park. Clean, spacious, quiet, on a lake.
--Best mpg: 14.96. Worst mpg: 10.96. Interstate travel at about 67 mph uses more diesel.
--Only RV issue: Two warning lights on the dash, at the same time: profile of a tire and a skidding vehicle. Leland at MB dealer in Albuquerque told me the vehicle has a heavy-wind sensor that automatically turns off the cruise control. No wind, no problems....
--Most surprising pretty area: mountains in southeast corner of Oklahoma.