I could use some help from a few true road warriors as I am facing a couple of new adventures on this road trip. This will be my first time driving a 26ft truck and my first time driving cross country. I am having difficulty putting together my complete plan. Would really rather the opportunity to speak to someone than just trusting the internet--any ideas on trip planners would be great. This maynot be an issue, but I'm concerned about the proper routes for the truck and if there might be any overhead issues.
I could use some suggestions on places to stay, from people who have driven a truck this size and know the hotel has appropriate parking with a lot I can get out of without great difficulty. Looking at locations where we can eat and sleep, if possible. I am anticipating a 3 1/2 day trip, stopping overnight in Winston-Salem NC and Nashville, where I would like hotels as close to the highway as possible. Then to Monroe to visit my sister before heading on to Dallas.
Unfortunately, it looks like we will be making this trip Memorial Day Weekend, so I will probably need to secure my hotel in advance. Any ideas on reasonable places with the specifics previously mentioned are greatly appreciated.
I am also a little concerned about the current weather conditions and how to possibly plan ahead, if we should run into an unforseen storm. Wet roads and a 26ft truck just doesn't sound like fun.
Any recommendations on how to plan a safe, cost effective trip would be greatly appreciated.