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Old 12-31-2015, 12:52 PM   #11
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Things have changed in last few years. Campgrounds here are now frequently FULL. With a rig the size of yours you'll definitely want reservations. Plan for a few lay-over days -- you'll like it here better than you think (if it's not foggy or rainy). Be prepared for any kind of weather and have a great trip.

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Old 12-31-2015, 12:57 PM   #12
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I wouldn't go anywhere near NYC without my 5'er. I-95 in that area scares me to death! LOL We drove it once, and never again! Yep, I'm a big baby. LOL

I wasn't sure when you were traveling, but I also agree with the statement regarding campgrounds closing. Almost everything here in New England is closed from 10/31 until late April or May.

Good luck with your trip. It sounds awesome! I would love to do something like that, but we are restricted to weekends only because of hubby's work.

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Old 12-31-2015, 01:37 PM   #13
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For your route through Canada, keep in mind that most of our Provincial Parks are booked up as soon as they can be reserved - 5 months in advance. KOAs are easier to get a spot last minute but no guarantees.
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Old 12-31-2015, 02:07 PM   #14
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We stayed in Liberty Harbor RV park across from New York. Drove a 351DS pulling a Honda CRV we had at the time. There was no problem. Just check navigation going in. However it was fun seeing all the faces watching us driving through neighborhoods. All lights, powerlines, bridges, etc. were fine. The park is a parking lot though in all senses of the word. Try to get an end spot. Gives you a little more room. Otherwise you will packed and stacked, but plenty of room for the slides.

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Old 12-31-2015, 06:58 PM   #15
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East coast

We did that trip from Wilmington nc to Virginia to Maryland to Delaware caught ferry in Delaware to New Jersey then Massachusetts then to Maine then on cat ferry to Nova Scotia we did visit othe cities while in each state visited Rhode Island while visiting mass visited Connecticut on the way back didn't visit New Hampshire and Vermont meaning did not spend any time there stayed at Indian casino in Conn. On way back plenty room for overnight or longer in Rv's no charge.we were the first on the ferry to cape may New Jersey meaning we sat in the coach and had the best water view of anybody except the pilot sitting in the pilot house we went in May and had reservations everywhere we stayed on the way up no reservetations at all on the way back I think we were gone about 5 weeks anyway you go you will enjoy
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:23 PM   #16
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We left the Richmond, VA area this past Tuesday heading south. Since we are retired we are taking our time to North Fort Myers, FL to Upriver RV Resort. We spent Tuesday night at Pedro's Campground at South of the Boarder. We spent Wednesday night at Savannah South KOA in Georgia. We are spending tonight at Three Flags RV Resort in Wildwood, Fl.

This is our longest trip so far. We will leave for Upriver tomorrow morning which is about 183 miles south of here. Going to spend two months there.
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Old 12-31-2015, 07:27 PM   #17
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When are you traveling?

We left SC mid-May this year and spent more than two weeks going up the east coast to Nova Scotia. We only made reservations for the three day Memorial Day weekend. We seldom knew where we would stay when we left each day, but we would sometimes call ahead early in the afternoon once we picked a stopping point. We never had a problem. Campsite availability may be tighter once school is out.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:53 PM   #18
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We did a similar trip this past Fall. Left Chattanooga, TN on the Tuesday after Labor Day. We didn't want to drive more than 4 hours each day (& some turned out longer because of traffic and rain). First night was in Wytheville, VA at the KOA, second in Broadway, VA at the KOA. Our original itinerary took us right through the Bronx - we changed directions as we were 2-40 footers with toads and didn't want to fool with the traffic through NYC - and once you get there, you'll see what I mean. We stopped in Florida, New York and found Orange County Choppers were only about 10 minutes from the Black Bear Campground there. We spent a lot of 1-nighters until we got to Rhode Island where we were there for 3 nights (wanted to tour the mansions in Newport). From there we traveled to Portland, Me for 3 mighty before heads no to Bar Harbor. We stayed in the Narrows 2 and it was just an 'okay' campground - nothing special - but the KOA there had you packed in like sardines (ugh). From there we traveled to New Hampshire and rode the Cog Railway up Mt. Washington - 2 nights there. Then on to Vermont (Ben & Jerry's factory) before heading to Lake Placid, NY for a week. Rode the Lake Champlain Ferry both from Vermont & New York - wow! Then we started working our way back down South, spending a week in the Pocono's where we took the shuttle bus into NYC and took a Grayline tour once we arrived. Then spent a week in Lancaster, PA and then headed home. 3600 miles in 7 weeks. We made reservations a year in advance and were glad we did. If you'd like a list of the campgrounds we stayed in, let me know and I'll e-mail them to you. It's a great trip and we loved every single minute of it!
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Old 12-31-2015, 09:22 PM   #19
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Read my post #13, 2nd paragraph, here about my bad experience at Liberty Harbor in 2001:

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Old 01-01-2016, 01:38 PM   #20
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We're planning to do an East coast trip leaving from SC going up thru NYC then following the coast up to Bar Harbor. Then cross over to Canada to the Falls, back down they Pittsburgh and home to SC. We don't know how many days we will be at each place, so what do you do about reservations? Do you find you have to have a strict itinerary? I know NYC will have to be fixed dates at Liberty Harbor, but not sure about the rest. Anyone else done a coastal trip?
You don't say when you are going? Reservations will be a must for any holidays. In Jersey weekends will probably require them also. You might like this park:

Shady Pines RV Resort in New Jersey | Carefree RV Resorts

It is 5 minutes from an 8 mile loop out into the ocean, great for taking bird photos! Ten to fifteen from AC if you are into that type of thing also.

Keep in mind not many year round cg as you come north.


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