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    Default Family RVing in Las Vegas to Salt Lake

    Hello All
    This year we would like to rent again an RV for my family of four..two adults and two boys 16 and 13.
    We would like to fly from New Jersey to Las Vegas..spend a few days there and then rent an RV and visit Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion and then Arches...finishing up in Salt Lake.
    We enjoy short hikes and the sight seeing..
    About how many days would you recommend for such a trip? I am thinking nearly a week and a half?
    Can anyone ehlp me out with RV sites with full hookups? I am guessing that most of the RV sites run excursions as well.. This time my wife wants an RV with a queen bed..which means a big machine!
    Thanks for any tips!
    Dan

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    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    From a cost perspective, you'd be much better off just doing a loop from Las Vegas. You could do Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches, and then head back via Bryce and Zion. That's really not going to be significantly more miles, and will save you the 1 way drop fee, and the increase airfare. I think doing that in a week and a half sounds pretty reasonable, although if you are including "a few days in Vegas" in that time frame then you'd probably want 2 weeks.

    If I was taking an RV trip, I'd be looking at the campgrounds right within the National Parks, however, if you are looking for places that offer excursions, you'd have to go with private campgrounds/RV parks.

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    Default The loop works well.

    Starting and ending in Vegas really does make sense while doing a complete loop, visually and economically.

    National parks are great for camping in, and many have free shuttle bus services that take you to all the trail heads and viewpoints, so no need to move the RV. They don't have 'hook ups' but most have dump stations and water facilities to keep your tanks operational. To cut down on usage a lot have shower/loo blocks and the RV's generally come with an on board generator to keep the battery topped up and when in heavy usage, although there are quiet hours through the night. This is where the RV lifestyle really is at it's best, in the heart of nature away from the commercial sites.

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