Before I start may I apologise for the length of this question itís just that this is a big holiday for me and my husband and we want to get it as right as we can. Also we would like to congratulate you on a superb website.
Hi everybody, my husband and I are from England and have a holiday booked for September. We are renting a 28-30ft C class RV and hoping to travel up and down the west coast for 2 weeks. We will be flying into Vegas on the 1st of September and staying with family overnight, the following day we pick up our RV and head off over the horizon. Only problem is that at the moment we are not sure which way to go? We have a list of things we would like to see some of which I have listed below, itís just that we are not quite sure what is feasible. We are not too bothered by big cities as we will be spending a third week in Vegas and so hope to do the more scenic areas the first two weeks, also I imagine driving a 30ft RV in or around a big city is asking for trouble. We have read a number of threads about this type of trip but with so many ideas and so much information we are still undecided about our route and timescale. The short list seems to be either Vegas through Salt Lake City to the Olympic Peninsular in possibly 2-3 days, then spend the rest of the two weeks seeing the sights on the way back down through Washington, Oregon & California. The other Idea if going as far as The Olympic Peninsular is a bit too much, would be to go up and back through California into Oregon but on different routes?
Below is a list of places in no particular order we have read about and would like to see if possible?
Olympic national Park, Hurricane ridge, Hoh rain forest etc.
Tillamook Air Park
Mt Saint Helens
Yosemite National Park (overnight say if possible)
Redwoods national Park
Death Valley (on the way back to Vegas)
Oh and a Bigfoot if possible!!
A couple of other questions I have regarding the trip are:
1) Do we have to book to stay in a national Park ie Yosemite? I ask this because some people say on a road trip not to book anywhere and see where you end up, while others say itís better to have the security of knowing where you will be staying?
2.)This is our first Motor Home / RV holiday, and whilst we are seasoned campers (in a large tent), we would appreciate any advice / hints / tips that anyone can provide us. Things that we just might not think about, like suggesting we use disposal plates etc to save on washing up, maybe not environmentally friendly, but it would save on water usage.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help us, and we are looking forward to doing a trip report when we get back.
Elaine & Peter