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  1. 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...
  2. 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,...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  12. 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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    Another update to this thread: Our HHG arrived...

    Another update to this thread: Our HHG arrived last Friday (9th) with a 6-hour unload. We have spent the past 6 days looking through boxes and only unpacking what we absolutely "need". Going through...
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    I'm just hoping, that through this thread, it...

    I'm just hoping, that through this thread, it will help just one other person try to plan a moving trip. If it keeps them from sightseeing, encourages them to drive in tandem like we did, or just...
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    Friday, July 2

    Day 4 - Friday, July 2 - We arrive in our new home!

    An awful sound woke us from a sound sleep at 5:27 am this morning. It was the smoke alarms of the hotel, bringing back memories of Whiskey...
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    Thursday, July 1st

    Day 3 - Thursday, July 1st

    We left around 6:55 am MDT this morning and within a few miles, we were in Central Time. Getting into Amarillo, we decided to take a chance on parking and try Cracker...
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    Wednesday, June 30

    Wednesday, June 30, Day 2-

    We got up early, had a leisurely cup of coffee in the room and then got ready to leave. We pulled out at 7:10. The drive to Holbrook was easy, about 80 miles, and we...
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    Road Trip Day 1, Tuesday, June 29

    Tuesday, June 29 -

    This morning, just after 7, we took a last look at the house (outside) where we had lived for 29+ years, and by 7:10, we were on our way. My husband took the lead, usually,...
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    Photos from Moving Preparation

    If you've never seen a house wearing a tent (common in the south and southwest, where certain types of termites thrive), here's your chance:
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    Moving Preparation

    T minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    On Thursday, June 24, we had to pack ourselves out for our eastern trip. Commercial movers cannot take certain items, so we had to make room for all of those things in one...
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    Moving to the Midwest - the Nitty Gritty

    About two or three years ago, my husband and I decided to move to central Missouri when the time came for me to retire from a long teaching career. This was that year.

    Back in late March and...
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    Actually - if you're just a little interested in...

    Actually - if you're just a little interested in aviation history, one full day at the National Museum of the Air Force is plenty. But if you have a great interest, two or three days would be...
  25. We drove 500 miles today. We left at 7:10 am and...

    We drove 500 miles today. We left at 7:10 am and pulled into our destination at 5:20 pm. We encountered: heavy traffic (normal in the Riverside/San Bernardino area), long grades up, slower restaurant...
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