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  1. US-60 through Missouri is also pretty. In the...

    US-60 through Missouri is also pretty. In the western portion, just east of Springfield, MO, it goes through some Amish country, as well as near the last home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was...
  2. Hi, and welcome! You're smart to realize that...

    Hi, and welcome!

    You're smart to realize that a moving trip is a lot different from a sight-seeing trip. Avoiding large cities when you're towing, even if it's a small boat, is also a good idea....
  3. Hubby and I have had some recent unplanned...

    Hubby and I have had some recent unplanned "scenic trips" through areas that we didn't intend to drive through, trying to find things without that annoying voice of iMaps or Google Maps coming from...
  4. You were fortunate that the place had foam. One...

    You were fortunate that the place had foam. One of the things that the furniture stores were mentioning, last spring, was that the lack of foam was hindering furniture production.

    You have...
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    Welcome to RTA! You are talking about a 2100...

    Welcome to RTA!

    You are talking about a 2100 mile trip on mostly interstates, but going through some cities. I'm sure there will be others chiming in with some alternatives around those cities...
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    Another comment about those miles and miles of...

    Another comment about those miles and miles of cornfields.....one time, about 170 years ago or so, folks went across those miles and miles in a covered wagon. They were lucky if they did 25 miles a...
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    I think you learned some very valuable things,...

    I think you learned some very valuable things, about pacing yourself, preparing ahead of time. I wish you'd found us before you left, as we would have cautioned you to take your time, maybe fly and...
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    Welcome to RTA! I'm one of the regulars here...

    Welcome to RTA!

    I'm one of the regulars here that has had breakdowns that caused a lot of headaches along the way. Sometimes, those happen even after you've had your vehicle thoroughly checked by...
  9. I have always said that family is invaluable. The...

    I have always said that family is invaluable. The love of a good family will bring everything together for you. Hopefully you will have some good traveling times, too. I know it had to be hard to...
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    Other updates to this thread: We completed...

    Other updates to this thread:

    We completed this move in June/July 2021. For the thread regarding the actual move, click here.

    The motel mentioned in this thread, Quality Inn Lake of the Ozarks,...
  11. Bear in mind that if you do go through Canada,...

    Bear in mind that if you do go through Canada, you're going to need a passport. You also have to be careful of what's in your rig - only 7 days worth of food and drink, only so much liquor...
  12. Frankly, I'm surprised. We'd been told that...

    Frankly, I'm surprised. We'd been told that renting a truck to LEAVE California was twice the price of renting one to GO TO California. Some friends of ours found themselves going to Yuma, renting a...
  13. The other thing you didn't mention is if you will...

    The other thing you didn't mention is if you will be driving any sort of moving vehicle - self-move truck (U-Haul, etc), pulling a U-haul type trailer, or towing another vehicle.

    These things can...
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    You speak the truth there - tents, van campers,...

    You speak the truth there - tents, van campers, or small towables (tent trailer, teardrop, Casita, etc) - will be far less expensive than a larger rig. First off, storage, especially tents, no...
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    Very good question, one that deserves an answer. ...

    Very good question, one that deserves an answer.

    I loved my 5W. For years we had been able to store it on some private property, pretty inexpensively. Over the 13 years that we owned the rig,...
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    What BillyG says is true - that 103 miles at...

    What BillyG says is true - that 103 miles at 35mph is rather slow. In this post you'll read our experience in Shenandoah, driving a sedan. (BTW, that thread should read Staunton VA to Stanhope...
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    Welcome! First thing, what type of Subaru do...

    Welcome!

    First thing, what type of Subaru do you have? What's its tow rating, poundwise? Is it equipped with a tow package?

    One little trick we learned when we were shopping for a trailer,...
  18. My husband and I just moved halfway across the...

    My husband and I just moved halfway across the country, caravanning in two vehicles. We found that a pair of family radios were invaluable for communication between the two vehicles. Phones were...
  19. Thread: Summer trip

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    I'm not sure if you have figured in drive-time...

    I'm not sure if you have figured in drive-time between those 4 places.

    Scottsdale to Tonto Bridge is over 90 miles and will take you at least 1 hr 45 minutes between.

    Tonto Bridge to Montezuma...
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    Shenandoah, further information: It's Mary's...

    Shenandoah, further information: It's Mary's Rock. Here's the quote from the NPS Shenandoah site:

    Be sure you will clear Mary's Rock Tunnel (mile 32.2), with a maximum clearance of 12'8". This...
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    A few comments: Don't try to take your RV to...

    A few comments:

    Don't try to take your RV to the Arch. Parking still isn't great down there, the way I understand it. Use your "toad" and leave the RV somewhere else.

    Shenandoah has a "low...
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    You can check the Camping In/Near US National...

    You can check the Camping In/Near US National Parks forum thread, for the public campgrounds. I know you're looking for EW hookups, which may or may not be available.

    My first thought, too, was...
  23. Sticky: Hi, Sandiga, and welcome to RTA! You expressed...

    Hi, Sandiga, and welcome to RTA! You expressed some very valid things about the need to reserve in advance. If you are planning to travel, and have questions, please feel free to start your own...
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    Just be sure to carry your proof-of-vaccination...

    Just be sure to carry your proof-of-vaccination card.


    Donna
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    There's a rule of thumb: There are two seasons...

    There's a rule of thumb: There are two seasons on the road, winter and construction. As has been said, construction is going to be inevitable along the way someplace. I like Travelingman's...
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