For several years now, my two young daughters (8 and 6) have been bugging my wife and me to go on an RV trip. The younger one is finally old enough, and so I've booked an RV for a longish summer trip: July 3-12. (Picking up the RV on Friday the 3rd, and departing early morning on Saturday the 4th.) I'm looking for any and all help I can get in planning a trip, as the person I met at AAA for a Trip Tik was absolutely useless.
We've been all over northern and southern California, and so are looking for a trip that takes us out of state. I have a rough idea of where we'd like to go: Newport Beach northeast to Zion (where we'd like to stay a few days), south to Grand Canyon (for a day or two), south to the 40 with a detour to see a little of historic Route 66. I haven't filled anything in between because I have so many questions and no answers.
Is this a doable trip? Are there places I'm overlooking? Are there RV camps or even a campground to stay that first weekend that won't require a three-night stay (because it's July 4th weekend), as I don't want to be pinned down the first few nights on the road. Should I be going somewhere completely different?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice. I looked through the previous posts, but as I mentioned I'm looking to get us out of California, and most of those deal with California itineraries.