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Old 10-27-2016, 09:36 AM   #1
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Had a good trip!

We just returned from a month long 5100 mile trip from South Florida to Arizona (Grand Canyon) and return. Took the southern route I-10 through San Antonio, then up through New Mexico to Arizona, and returned through I-40 east to Mississippi and then south back to I-10.
We just used day to day routing with little planning ahead and no reservations. It all worked out great, but best of all the Forester 2251SLE was perfect for the entire trip, not one problem with the RV. We averaged 11.2 mpg without towing anything.
I want to thank folks on here for their advise before we left and also during. We enjoyed the travel so much, we are considering selling the 2251, and moving up to a larger RV and going full time.
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Old 10-27-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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That is awesome to hear!!!
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Sounds awesome! Would love to know more about how it worked out with not having reservations. Where did you stay?
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Old 10-27-2016, 02:30 PM   #4
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Sounds awesome! Would love to know more about how it worked out with not having reservations. Where did you stay?
We only had a few specific things we wanted to do and see, starting with San Antonio. We just took a look each night at where and which direction and route we'd like to take the next day.
I used google maps, and a couple apps that worked very well for places to stop overnight or to find dump stations or fresh water if needed. My favorite app turned out to be Allstays camp and RV. This was the only paid app I bought. It was $10.00 It showed Walmarts, campgrounds, truck stops, rest areas, and dump stations etc. and distances to each from where you are.
I think we stayed a total of about 8 or 9 days out of 30 in actual campgrounds with full hookups when we needed to do laundry, and take a day or two in an area. I found we could boondock for up to 3 to 4 nights at Walmarts etc. before I needed to dump and reload fresh water. Flying J truck stops and a couple others were good placed to dump for a $5. to $10. charge, and most of them also had a fresh water faucet. ( Not the one at the dump station) We used bottled water for drinking. I know I'm preaching to the choir to the experienced RV'ers here but this was our first cross country trip, and may help someone else.
One other note, I had the Garmin RV 760 LMT gps, and it kept us off a couple city streets with low bridges, and also has the ability to find campgrounds, truck stops, dump stations etc.
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