Thanks for all your great advice on this site, especially Southwest Dave - all very practical. I have almost got our (family of five) first time RV itinerary sorted but have a couple of uncertain areas.
1) We are picking up 30'RV from LV on 31st march from Roadbear. They don't allow pickup until after midday and I was hoping to get to Mather at GC that day but think it may be tight. Was thinking of stopping at Kingman to make for easy first day, and then take Route 66 to Seligman and on to mather the next instead. Is this a better idea than straight to Mather, and any recommendations for RV sites at Kingman?
2) Any recommendations for RV site at Monument Valley?
3) At Bryce, I think the shuttle is not running in April. If we stay at Ruby's, how easy is it to drive our RV around the park or are there other options?
4) how much time would the Lake isabella road to Bakersfield add on rather than going via the highway from Death Valley?
Any answers gratefully received!