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Old 05-20-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Reservation Question

Hi all!
The family and I are getting ready to head out on our first long road trip. We have made reservations at the bigger, more popular spots we will be landing. My question is about the smaller, along the way places.

We will be stopping basically in the middle of the desert at a couple really small places just to sleep. We would sort of like the freedom to drive until we are tired and just stay at the closest place, but I'm wondering if we need a reservation to be safe.

What are your experiences? Do these type of places generally have openings? Or should we reserved spots along the route?

Thanks for your input!!

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Old 05-20-2016, 01:25 PM   #2
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Should be no problem at all. Just remember to pull in @ 3:00-4:00 to beat the crowd coming in at the end of a long day. If you wait until after dinner or at dusk, you could be out of luck as most RV parks start to fill up between 4:00-6:00. We typically are off the road at 3:30 or 4:00 and in all the years we've owned RV's, have never had to move to another park to find a spot. You do realize, location will have an effect on in popular tourist attractions, however, if simply traveling across country, you'll be fine.

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Old 05-21-2016, 01:29 PM   #3
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As RSchleder said, it shouldn't be a problem. Most parks have several "walkup" spots. Once you figure that you're about ready to stop, you may want to find a park ahead and ask about an empty spot just as insurance.

Having said that, we've traveled all over the US without reservations and have never had a problem getting a site without a reservation.

Be warned however, if you're traveling on a holiday weekend, be sure to make reservations at any of the popular places.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:13 PM   #4
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We figure out how far we'll get that day and locate a likely CG. We call for reservations and then have the entire day to play.
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