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    I like to plan on averaging 50 mph. True, you...

    I like to plan on averaging 50 mph. True, you might drive 70 or 75 most of the time, but you’ll be stopping for gas and food; maybe for a restroom. You’ll be delayed by traffic, construction,...
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    Whatever route you choose, I highly recommend...

    Whatever route you choose, I highly recommend that you consider using the WASE app along the way. It has gotten me around traffic jams several times.

    Two days ago, I was driving through Detroit...
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    I assume you mean the National Museum of the US...

    I assume you mean the National Museum of the US Air Force! It’s FREE and can easily occupy you for a day! You’ll be quite disappointed if you arrive too late to see all you’d like.
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  4. Are you flying into Colorado and flying out of...

    Are you flying into Colorado and flying out of Vegas? Seems odd to go all the way to California and turn back to Vegas.

    You’ve picked three destinations. How did that come about? I surmise...
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    “ This probably couldn't even be safely done in a...

    “ This probably couldn't even be safely done in a single-engine propellor airplane.”

    And that’s not a joke! Makes you think …
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    To put that in perspective, it would be the same...

    To put that in perspective, it would be the same amount of miles driving from NYC to WDW in Florida. Now, would you EVER suggest that as a side trip to someone flying in to visit you in NYC?
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    This is an oversimplification, but the South...

    This is an oversimplification, but the South Dakota trip is generally in treed areas while the Grand Canyon and Utah National Parks are in barren desert. Both trips would be great but very different...
  8. In Chattanooga, you can spend at least half a day...

    In Chattanooga, you can spend at least half a day at Rock City.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=krAY8sYIPMU


    In Mitchell SD, there is a corny attraction called the “Corn Palace”. I always...
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    That’s good news. Of course, it would be a...

    That’s good news.

    Of course, it would be a good idea to have a mechanic give the car a good look over.
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    “Our trip vehicle”? Are friends going with...

    “Our trip vehicle”?

    Are friends going with you? If so, have you discussed what happens if the Jeep breaks down and you’re stranded? If you’re constrained by time and your friend has to fly...
  11. As far as activities for the kids go, consider...

    As far as activities for the kids go, consider geocaching.

    People have hidden millions of containers all over the world, including in the ISS. These containers range in size from small as a...
  12. The 600lb gorilla in the room! My greatest...

    The 600lb gorilla in the room!

    My greatest piece of advice? Leave the toddler with someone else if possible.

    I came from a family of FIVE children. We went on two to four week long...
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    Another thing about surface roads is speed traps!...

    Another thing about surface roads is speed traps! On one vacation in the northwest, there were many times when I would notice a police car right at the city limits as I came into town. Invariably,...
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    AZBuck has a good point! I’ve had several “close...

    AZBuck has a good point! I’ve had several “close calls” with slow trucks. The problem is twofold. First of all, you’re not expecting someone to be driving slow on the expressway. Second, you get...
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    Maybe it would be possible to mount a small air...

    Maybe it would be possible to mount a small air conditioner in a window? There are 5000btu 50lb units. Of course, you’d have to have the proper wiring for it. Safety first.
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    When are you going?

    When are you going?
  17. BY FAR, the most drop dead scenery you’ll see are...

    BY FAR, the most drop dead scenery you’ll see are the gorgeous sea views as you drive down the Keys. It’s a short drive but could easily take an entire day with many sights to see.

    Tarpon...
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    That 2400 miles included three Consecutive 600...

    That 2400 miles included three Consecutive 600 mile days. We stayed too long in my beloved Zion again, and the one way rental had to be at its destination on time to avoid severe penalties. Since...
  19. You have decided on a much more enjoyable, and...

    You have decided on a much more enjoyable, and safer experience for your loved one. The more you look back on this, the more thankful you will be that you decided against the frantic cross country...
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    Forget the car. Two weeks is a very short...

    Forget the car.

    Two weeks is a very short time to visit all your destinations. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link and your caravan will be as fast as its slowest driver. I’ve...
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    Several years ago, I had a very difficult time...

    Several years ago, I had a very difficult time making reservations for September along the PCH. The public campgrounds were over $100 per night, and there weren’t that many of them.
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    I might be wrong, but I believe that some...

    I might be wrong, but I believe that some campgrounds prohibit certain dogs including pit bulls because of liability.

    I also believe that some campgrounds limit dogs by weight, regardless of the...
  23. 2800 miles could take you 56 hours of driving,...

    2800 miles could take you 56 hours of driving, not the 40 that travel apps will tell you.

    Almost immediately, you’ll be falling “behind schedule” as you are delayed by traffic, accidents,...
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    You can’t get any closer to the beach than this...

    You can’t get any closer to the beach than this 127 site rustic RV campground located on a closed section of oceanfront highway. In Ventura county.
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  25. Warning: Heed the posted ramp speed limits! ...

    Warning: Heed the posted ramp speed limits! While these often seem ridiculously low for a sedan, it is vital that you reduce your speed in a top heavy RV to avoid losing control. As an RV newbie,...
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