I’m a newbee to this and could really do with some advice.
20 years ago the wife and I did a fly drive from Las Vegas taking in the Grand Canyon, Sedona and the Zion area and always said we would do a RV trip with the kids (If we have any). 20 years & 3 kids later (17,12 and 8) we finally get round to doing it. Thought if we don’t do it this year we never will as a family as the older one will be off next year probably.
I need someone to check our plans ....let me know of any pitfalls and point out any things I have forgotten.
Flying into Las Vegas on 1st April from San Fransisco, picking up an ELmonte CS-30 (31ft) and staying at Oasis RV park for the night. Taking this as an opportunity to get familiarised with driving it and hook up...etc.
2nd April – Leaving around 9am to drive to Grand Canyon Mather campground via Hoover Dam. Planning on this taking about 4-5 hours (including break at Hoover dam). Arrive 2-3 check in and take in sights and sunset. Whats this drive like is the timing OK,
3rd April – We will be checking (where is the best place to park the RV as will want to stay in area till lunchtime ish for the rim trail). Leave around 12-1 for Waheap at Lake Powell. Arrive around 3-4pm and settle in......walk around and water activities (canoes...etc).
4th April – leave Lake Powell mid morning for Bryce Canyon, either Ruby’s Inn or Bryce Canyon Pines resort (Any advice on which is the one choose). As we want to do a horse trail (For the little 8 year old girl you understand – and for me to live the cowboy dream). The Horse trails are at 2pm at the Bryce Park Centre and 3pm at Pines......what time shoudl we plan to leave lake Powell to make the 2pm session if stay at Ruby’s Inn.
What is the best route for this size of RV from Bryce to Zion?
5th April – leave Bryce at 11am ish for Zion Resort at Virgin for 2 nights. Using the shuttle for getting to Zion for walks and maybe another short 1 hour horse trail.
7th April – Head for Las Vegas, drop off RV and settle into a hotel on the strip before we fly out on the 8th.
Any advice welcome....
How hard is it to drive these things?
I am assuming a pull through slot is basically a drive thru?
Could really do with any advice on the best route for this size of RV....for you experienced RV’ers a 31ft is probably not much, but it does seem a bit daunting.....don’t get me wrong I am really looking forward to this...I love driving, love driving vans (transits....etc)..
Thanks in advance!