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  1. With a long rig and trailer, I'd personally...

    With a long rig and trailer, I'd personally probably stick to the freeways as much as possible. While I often enjoy getting onto 2 lane US highways, going through towns - and potentially having to...
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    thanks for checking in! Glad to hear that...

    thanks for checking in!

    Glad to hear that everything went smoothly.
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    We can't offer much in the way of what would be...

    We can't offer much in the way of what would be realistic, when we know almost nothing about what you're hoping to do here.

    All you've said is that you want to visit Minnesota - which as Buck...
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    I'm in complete agreement with Buck, it makes...

    I'm in complete agreement with Buck, it makes much more sense to go to Minnesota first, then Green Bay, and onto Chicago - noting that you need to finish with Chicago, as it will allow you to easily...
  5. Welcome to the RTA Forum! I'm sorry, but 4...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    I'm sorry, but 4 days isn't nearly enough time for all the things you've got listed and there are several other logistical problems you need to think about as well.
    ...
  6. Welcome to the RTA Forum! I'll be honest, when...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    I'll be honest, when someone describes I-17 as "treacherous," I get concerned about their abilities to do a cross country drive, especially while towing. I-17 is a bit...
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    bigger picture

    What does your trip currently look like? You hadn't previously mentioned Lake Powell in your plans. Are you planning to go there, but not the Grand Canyon?

    For that matter, is there a reason...
  8. My thoughts are a lot like Dave's - you've got a...

    My thoughts are a lot like Dave's - you've got a good start, but all of those 1 night stops, usually with fairly significant drives between them, can really add up and make for a pretty exhausting...
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    Welcome to the RTA Forum! I hope you are...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    I hope you are appreciating the distance involved in this trip - I don't think I've ever heard anyone call Niagara Falls as part of the Boston area. They are 500 miles...
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    You know, I think when it comes right down to...

    You know, I think when it comes right down to things - this question is at the heart of your problem.

    There is absolutely no reason that a long roadtrip is something that's ridiculous to think...
  11. Actually I meant Roanoke!

    Actually I meant Roanoke!
  12. Welcome to the RTA Forum! You are completely...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    You are completely correct in your instinct to avoid the NY to DC corridor both because of the traffic and the tolls.

    With a RV towing, I think the route I'd take...
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    Welcome to the RTA Forum! If you don't want to...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    If you don't want to be wiped out when you arrive - and you care about the safety of yourself, your passengers, and others on the road - then you actually need more than...
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    information needed

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    We'd love to help you with some "tips" but we really need a lot more information to be able to offer any meaningful suggestions.

    First of all, where are you going?...
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    Welcome to the RTA Forum! Your favorite trip...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Your favorite trip is also a favorite of many around here - and also the most frequently discussed trip outline on this forum! We hope you enjoy exploring the site.
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    Weigh station rules vary from state to state. If...

    Weigh station rules vary from state to state. If you're under 10,000 lbs total weight, you're usually exempt - but that's not a hard and fast rule. Pay attention to the signage, and if you have any...
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    Sticky: Makoshika State Park near Glendive.

    Makoshika State Park near Glendive.
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    Here's a link to the Washington Post article...

    Here's a link to the Washington Post article about the trip. Here's also one from USA Today that gives a little more info about the logistics.

    The trip was done over the course of 3 years, so...
  19. beginning and the end

    The two potential problem spots I see are at the beginning and the end of your trip.

    First off, does "day 1" include your flights from London? Or are you planning on spending some time in Denver...
  20. Welcome to the RTA Forum! I'm a bit confused...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    I'm a bit confused about your destination - your title says you're going to the Florida Keys, but your post says you're going to Sanibel Island - which is about 200 miles...
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    a word about waterton

    Just a warning that the vast majority of Waterton Lakes NP was destroyed in a wildfire in 2017 and so it's quite likely there will be little to no hiking available inside the park yet this year. The...
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    I'll be honest, Second City tickets aren't what I...

    I'll be honest, Second City tickets aren't what I would call a great deal. They are fairly expensive, and because of the price point, I've only gone a couple times.

    But the UP Comedy Club isn't...
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    Welcome to the RTA Forum! Nothing wrong with...

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Nothing wrong with planning far out in advance - sometimes the planning is half the fun.

    One note to think about right away is that you probably will want to end your...
  24. You said you'll be in SLC from "the 16th" to "the...

    You said you'll be in SLC from "the 16th" to "the 20th," however you didn't tell us when you're planning to leaving home, when you need to be back, or even which month you're talking about!
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    UP Comedy Club is part of Second City, but if I...

    UP Comedy Club is part of Second City, but if I was visiting the Chicago, I would go for one of the improv shows either at the Second City main stage or the ETC theater. That's really what they are...
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