Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'm hoping you'll be able to help me make my first trip across the U.S. a good one. I'm new at RVing and taking it slow. What I'm hoping for is to steer around heavy weather and steer clear of roads that are closed.
What's the best method for staying ahead of troubled roads? While my Garmin 760 LMT routes me around roads known to be inappropriate for RVs, that doesn't help for roads that have closed recently. I have been able to find DOT local highway conditions for UT and CO. Is there a real time tool out there that will help a new navigator?
What's the best way to plan for weather? The 10 day forecasts I have found are for cities rather than regions. My weather alert apps help me when local weather problems crop up but there's no sense in driving into a problem if simple planning can avoid it. What are the best tools for this job?
At some point I step back and laugh at myself for taking so long to plan. I imagine experienced RVs have their route planning down to a science. I'd like to get on the path to that process. I'm not looking for shortcuts, I want to learn the details, the thinking behind them and take intelligent steps. What I don't want is to go around in circles, waste hours and days searching fruitlessly for information means and methods that are well known already.
I'm hoping to develop a route planning process that efficiently gives me enjoyable and event free travels. For me, on this trip it's as much about what I don't want to see as what I do want to see.
I'm ready willing and able to learn.