nice forum, just the one i need cause I am totally lost at the moment. I am planning a trip with friends coming from abroad (I am also here in California since a year) in this May. Our ideas are to rent a RV for our two families and give us 3 weeks to explore around. I have thousands of questions to ask but will try to limit myself to few at first.
I have an idea of a circle we could try to make and if you can advice me if it is achievable, having in mind we would like to see things but in the same time not to be rushing like hell :) A compromise in between.
So here's my plan:
Sacramento - Yosemite, LA, San Diego, Death Valley,Vegas, Sedona, Grand Canyon south Rim and.... closing the circle maybe crossing Utah and back to Sacramento but not sure if time will allow it. What do you think ? Any advice and suggestion will be appreciated very much. Am I missing a must see on this way ?
Here is the second biggest thing that worries me. I am still not quite comfortable with laws and regulations in the country, so I need some help with questions like the following related with RV travel:
- am I allowed to stop at any place with the RV to spend the night (like in the middle of the desert just pull over the road), or I need to stop on a specific place especially for RVs. I would be very happy to know that I can start the engine just go on the road and sleep wherever the night finds me. Otherwise it will require a hell of a planning for the entire trip and maybe reservations and etc. How much freedom the RV gives me - all of partial ? :))
- Can I enter cities with the RV and may I park it in the city. Are there any special parking fees for RVs. Can I go with the RV in Vegas for example or I should park it on an out of town parking and rent a car if I want to spend two days in vegas.
Let me limit my questions as my post will become too long, but I have thousand more :)