Planning a trip in July with mom 70 and two kids 8&12.
Couple of dilemmas- first is vehicle choice. Truck with small camper (22 ft) or larger crossover vehicle. Both have definite advantages but don't know if cost of towing outweighs cost of hotels. We are experienced campers and I have driven trailers over some pretty hairy roads. Cost is something we want to make sure we keep as low as possible while still enjoying the experience.
The trip itself is another issue. We're coming from Cincinnati area and visiting cousins in St. Louis, El Paso, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, and Vegas. We also want to hit a few of the "big spots" like Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns, Yellowstone,etc. Time isn't really an issue since we have the month of July and are planning on staying several days in an area.
Any suggestions or cautions?