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Old 11-09-2015, 03:10 PM   #31
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Unless you have specific Dates that you need to hit at specific locations, I'd suggest that you REVERSE your Route.
Thanks for the suggestion. I had toyed with this idea myself.
When we visited Yellowstone in June a couple of years ago (not camping) it was all clear (still a light snow flurry one day, and lots of (cleared) snow along the beartooth highway, but no road closures).

I wasn't sure what the conditions would be like around Banff and northern Montana at that time of year (we actually stayed in a cabin in MT, north-west of West Yellowstone, when we visited Yellowstone, and did travel into central MT some)

I also like the idea of doing NV/UT/AZ earlier to avoid the worst of the heat, so I think we'll definitely consider that.

P.S. We have a single 15K A/C so just use 30A service.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:30 PM   #32
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Identify the National Parks and other Major Destinations that you plan to Stay IN at actual CGs (instead of some nearby KOA/Good Sams/Private Park).
Do the research NOW on when those "Must Have" CGs go up for 2016 Reservations.

Some will already be Reservable, others will go "On Sale" in January (and be "Sold Out" by March)!!
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:31 PM   #33
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Identify the National Parks and other Major Destinations that you plan to Stay IN at actual CGs (instead of some nearby KOA/Good Sams/Private Park).
Do the research NOW on when those "Must Have" CGs go up for 2016 Reservations.

Some will already be Reservable, others will go "On Sale" in January (and be "Sold Out" by March)!!
Indeed. I'm hoping to book up every site I possibly can within the next couple of weeks !
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:37 PM   #34
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P.S. We have a single 15K A/C so just use 30A service.
Most of the National Parks and BLM/NF CGs have No Hook-ups!! Nothing but an Outlet to Plug-in your Razor above the Bathroom Sink...

You might consider Purchasing a 3kW Inverter/Generator, if your 5'er doesn't already have a 4-5kW Onan Built-In. Your Teens will have plenty of time to Charge their Devices whilst riding the backseat of the Truck all-day/every-day, but if you have a Generator along with you, then you can look to Run the A/C or Microwave for a spell even if you Can't get into a CG with Hookups. (Salvage the Night's Stay...)
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:41 PM   #35
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I guess I don't understand the detour to Lake Tahoe to get to Yosemite. South lake is where the camping is.
Friends had just recommended staying-at/visiting Lake Tahoe, and it seems to be several hours from the Yosemite campgrounds, thus the stay, but if you have alternative suggestions, or don't think it's worth stopping off at Lake Tahoe, then I'm open to alternatives.


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Be careful to check the tunnel height on Rt. 50 Lincoln Hwy...12'4" was too short for us and we had to go the longs and winding way for what turned out to be a madhouse of traffic.
I haven't looked at the routes in detail yet, and am not sure exactly where that is, but thanks for the heads-up. I'll look it up.
(we're 12'6" so would be too short for us too)

Thanks for the other suggestions too
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:50 PM   #36
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If you're good with the miles go for it.
We do very long days in a pop-up without anyone getting kicked out of the car.

Suggest the KOA in St Mary (east glacier), if you do KOAs. Couple miles to east entrance and easy shot up to Calgary. Grinnel glacier and iceberg lake are good hikes there, plenty of shorter ones available. consider working in a stop at waterton, the sister park in CA.

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Old 11-09-2015, 03:59 PM   #37
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Our trip this summer was similar to yours. Fl to Branson; to CO; to UT; Sparks, NV; Lake Taho; Red Wood Forest; North CA coastline; OR coastline; ID to Glacier; back to UT; down to MS; LA and last week at Top Sail state park on Santa Rosa Beach. 10,000 miles in 12 weeks. At the end I was ready for home. Glacier may still have snow at Jun 11 and for sure Banff. Two years ago on July 1st the road to the sun was still closed in Glacier.

You need to leave room for traffic delays. We were in stop/go traffic just before the Eisenhower tunnel for 2 1/2 hours. The road up the Oregon coast is too many turns and grades to be fast. You will not be on the Interstate all the time so your speed will drop down. You can pm me and I will give you the RV parks we stayed in for the trip.
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Here is the link for parks Canada, Seigel is so right about booking early...... hope this helps Parks Canada - Home
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:03 PM   #39
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Your trip is combination of what we've done over the last 3 years. These are places where we've stayed and would camp there again:

Yellowstone - spent a week at the Fishing Bridge Campground it has full hookups and pull thrus. Also, for Grand Tetons, Colter Bay Village RV Park

Glacier National Park - Spruce Park On The River in Kalispell. In the park Logan Pass Visitor Center parking lot fills up fast, so you want to get there really early.

Banff, AB, CA - Spring Creek Mountain Village in Canmore, AB, CA

Mt Hood - Timberlake Campground And RV Park - this was one of our all time favorites.

Valley of Fire - they now have some campsites with Water and Electrical

Zion/Bryce/Lake Powell - we stayed Paria Canyon Guest Ranch they only have a couple of campsites with hooks ups. it's centrally located and worth the trip.

Alburquerque, NM if you're just going to be there for a short time San Felipe's Casino Hollywood has electrical hookup and is $20/night

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Old 11-09-2015, 05:31 PM   #40
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We summer in Bigfork, MT at the Bigfork Motorcoach Resort. Beautiful sites. Easy drive to Glacier NP. I'd recommend Site #10 and will send you the owner's contact information if you want it. Come see us on Site 21!
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