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Old 06-02-2017, 08:44 AM   #1
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Our Cross country trip.

Here is an outline of my 5 week trip. I have all my stops (with the exception of Yosemite which may not be open) planned. I know y'all are going to say I should take 8 weeks etc. I only have 5 weeks so this is the trip. I would be interested in your opinions of the route, attractions, must see's Etc.
I have looked at clearances (I am 12' tall) and do not see any issues, your local knowledge would be helpful.

Thank you and Happy Camping!
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:52 AM   #2
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Looks awesome. We will be in the South Dakota and Wyoming stretch early next month. I'm not one to sit here and tell you how much time you should take. Just have fun and be safe!

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Old 06-02-2017, 11:00 AM   #3
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Looks great and Remember....we NEED lots of Pics! LOL!

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Here is an outline of my 5 week trip. I have all my stops (with the exception of Yosemite which may not be open) planned. I know y'all are going to say I should take 8 weeks etc. I only have 5 weeks so this is the trip. I would be interested in your opinions of the route, attractions, must see's Etc.

I have looked at clearances (I am 12' tall) and do not see any issues, your local knowledge would be helpful.



Thank you and Happy Camping!


Have a great trip! I'm working on itinerary for west national parks trip next April - June, approximately seven weeks on the road. D.C. To California. With many stops. Hitting 9+- National Parks. Looking at Yosemite too, but too early to make reservations there. I have reservations at most others, including Grand Canyon - right on the south rim. Post pictures and details please!
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:37 AM   #5
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We have sites in Yellowstone, Bad Lands, Lake Tahoe, site 14 on the North rim of the Grand Canyon, MOAB and so many state parks. Will certanly post pictures!!
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:59 AM   #6
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This will be a great trip to figure out what you want to come back to and spend more time. It depends on what you and the family like to do. We have been to Yellowstone many times, and could still go back and spend another 4 days or more easy. A few years ago we took a 'car' trip over Thanksgiving and spent 3 days in the Sequoia Park in Calif and could have spent more. Been to Disneyland 15 or more times with family and am itching to go again.
SO it depends on what great things you find as you travel that need your return stamp applied. Sounds awesome, enjoy!
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Old 06-02-2017, 12:18 PM   #7
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Did you really have to change any routes due to your height? I am 13' tall and here in WA I don't think I would be limited on any major roads. I suppose I'll need to think about it if I get off the beaten track though.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:19 PM   #8
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:24 PM   #9
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Wow, what a trip !!!

"If" you are stopping in Niagara Falls, "Cave of the Winds" on the US Side.
https://www.niagarafallsstatepark.co...e-of-the-winds
The primal experience of being able to step directly in to the falling water is unlike anything else.

Further West in NY ... the Rest Area / Service Plaza at ANGOLA (Around Mile 447) is worth a stop ... Spend a few minutes on the pedestrian walkways, watch the trucks go underneath ... it's a trip, the kids love it.

Going across OHIO ... Exit 71 (on US 80/90) ... is I-280 North and Hwy. 420 South ... one of the cheapest places to fuel is the selection of truck stops / gas stations there. These are all on the South side of the interchange. For all intents, call this Perrysburg, Ohio.

I-80 / I-90 from maybe 15 miles into Indiana, until you get past I-355 near Joliet, Illinois, will SUCK if you are anywhere near commute hours. It is what it is, but if you can time your passage all the better. Top your fuel in Indiana before you get to the I-90 / I-94 split.

We have made the roll from Minneapolis to just shy of Albany, NY more times that we can count ... the touristy thing is what it is; the three logistical suggestions are well vetted.

Have fun on what looks to be an awesome vacation !!!
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Here is an outline of my 5 week trip. I have all my stops (with the exception of Yosemite which may not be open) planned. I know y'all are going to say I should take 8 weeks etc. I only have 5 weeks so this is the trip. I would be interested in your opinions of the route, attractions, must see's Etc.

I have looked at clearances (I am 12' tall) and do not see any issues, your local knowledge would be helpful.



Thank you and Happy Camping!


When I open the attachment I get the map with locations marked. Is there a narrative along with it?
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