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    Wow. That's gonna definitely mean some back-ups....

    Wow. That's gonna definitely mean some back-ups. That is a very heavily trafficked area with long-distance truckers!


    Donna
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    Update to this thread: Previously, I mentioned...

    Update to this thread: Previously, I mentioned about the US-54 traffic light at Hwy W, north of Osage Beach and the Lake of the Ozarks area.

    That light no longer exists. They were building a...
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    That's a good alternative, GLC. I would just be...

    That's a good alternative, GLC. I would just be careful when on the 215. So many crazy exits!


    Donna
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    One tip we've learned over the years: never...

    One tip we've learned over the years: never prepay for overnights unless you absolutely HAVE to. You may save a couple of bucks, but then you are stuck. Many prepaid's come with "non-refundable" on...
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    Tucson to San Francisco is well over 800 miles...

    Tucson to San Francisco is well over 800 miles and you need to go around one of the biggest metropolitan areas. Here's what I'd do:

    Take I-10 west to I-15 north. Take US-395 up to Kramer...
  6. As for trip safety: The Alaska Highway has...

    As for trip safety:

    The Alaska Highway has sections that are in constant rehabilitation. Take it easy through them so that no one else's vehicle is a victim of a rock thrown by yours!

    Traveling...
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    Somebody edited that post so I'm not sure what time frame he was thinking of.

    About 20 years ago, our family towed a 5th wheel up to AK and back from southern California. We allotted about 8...
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    Hi, Lisa! I understand your quandary. I suffered...

    Hi, Lisa! I understand your quandary. I suffered from that years ago for my own kids, long before Amazon. It seemed like everything I tried ripped or broke too easily. Now, my daughters both bought...
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    I am coming into this thread a bit late, but...

    I am coming into this thread a bit late, but here's my 2c worth:

    Camping -- we have an entire forum about camping along major interstates and US Highways. These listings only include public...
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    Mark speaks frankly when he states about RV's...

    Mark speaks frankly when he states about RV's costing a little more to live in, overall. Yes, they do need repairs because your stick-house doesn't get bounced all over the roads. I am a former RV'er...
  11. As a user of the forum, the rule helps me figure...

    As a user of the forum, the rule helps me figure out that you are working the same trip but the return trip. If it's a separate message, I might suggest going back the way you came out -- useless,...
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    I, too, have gone to using a spreadsheet for our...

    I, too, have gone to using a spreadsheet for our longer trips. On it, I include: the date, starting point, ending point, # of expected miles, overnight lodging w/confirmation #, approx cost of...
  13. If it were ME, I'd go to Stowe. I, too, love The...

    If it were ME, I'd go to Stowe. I, too, love The Sound of Music. That said....

    Reading the book by Maria Augusta von Trapp, "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers," tells you more the truth of...
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    This sounds like a winning plan, and a...

    This sounds like a winning plan, and a photographer's delight. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos when you've chosen some!

    If this were me, I'd be adding the Harvey House in Barstow to...
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    Welcome to RTA! First thing I have to ask,...

    Welcome to RTA!

    First thing I have to ask, that you'd have to ask yourself, "how comfortable are you in driving through large cities or lots of traffic?"

    I-10, though about 70 less miles, will...
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    Sticking to all the rules that commercial...

    Sticking to all the rules that commercial truckers have to follow, my husband said it took he and his trucker partner about 4 days to cross the country. That was on their drive-sleep/rest rotation...
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    Welcome to RTA! Which rim of the Grand Canyon...

    Welcome to RTA!

    Which rim of the Grand Canyon National Park are you planning to visit? Coming out of Palm Springs and Las Vegas, you could really do either one. Right now, the South Rim is...
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    More Photos from our Trip

    Beautiful downtown Lake Ozark - aka "The Old Strip":

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51108240648_0295319b94_c.jpg0402Strip

    Driving down Bagnell Dam. They can't do much about the width,...
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    Final Costs for a 12-day Speed Run: Lodging...

    Final Costs for a 12-day Speed Run:

    Lodging (11 nights): $ 660.58 *
    Fuel - 3979 miles $ 689.44 (diesel, about 18c/mi)
    Food $ 891.54 (about $75/day)
    Sundries ...
  20. Sticky: Poll: Mostly, I like the idea of reservations for...

    Mostly, I like the idea of reservations for Yosemite and other places that get so crowded you can't enjoy them very much (Disneyland, some beaches in CA). The lines, the waits for transportation,...
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    Other than the section that is closed, the other...

    Other than the section that is closed, the other thing I can add is that campsites and RV parks along the beach are EXPENSIVE.

    This post lists camping along the PCH, aka CA-1.

    This post lists...
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    I'm going to chime in with a "they're correct!"...

    I'm going to chime in with a "they're correct!" here. Raleigh to SF is 2840 miles, give or take a few on each end depending on exactly where you're starting/ending. That equates to about 5-1/2 days...
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    That's what we're told too. However, this past...

    That's what we're told too. However, this past winter, the lake froze -- that only happens once a decade or so. There's probably more of a chance of a tornado than the Big Freeze Up, most years. ...
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    Weather, yes, definitely. But hubby is...

    Weather, yes, definitely. But hubby is Missouri-born-and-raised and is glad to be getting back to a more laid back area. I know the weather will be a learning curve for both of us, especially me. I...
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    We always joke about 72 oz of meat. That's about...

    We always joke about 72 oz of meat. That's about 4-1/2 lbs of full beef -- quite a load of cholesterol! My husband and I could each barely eat the 12 oz ribeye, much less 6x that amount.

    There...
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