We are having a week long family reunion in the Black Hills in July and for my husband and I according to map quest it is a minimum 12 hr drive. We are thinking of leaving late afternoon after work and driving about 4 hours to Sioux Falls SD the first night, maybe pulling over to sleep a few hours. Wondering if rest areas are a safe place to pull into at night to catch maybe 4 hours or so of sleep. DH likes the idea of driving in the cooler hours of the night. What are others thoughts on this?
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We are in the south US, but we made reservations at an RV park that is adjacent to the interstate for our overnight stop in a few weeks. Well worth twenty bucks or so for electricity and peace of mind.
We are doing that trip right now. We drove from CT to SD. On the way we had a couple of warranty issues taken care of by Rave RV. Awsome people. Henry Sears of Forest River put us in contact with them. Anyway after having these issues taken care of, we hit the road. We should have stayed there for the night but thought we could find a site on the road. The next suitable location was in lima / peru IL KOA. We stayed at the Sioux Falls KOA for a few nights. Was ok since it met our needs. Then to Custer State Park. We stayed at the Game Lodge Camp Ground. Great! Lots of room between sites. Electric only. We were close enough to the water faucet to run a hose to top off tanks if needed. Facility has hot showers and clean restrooms.
We are making the trip out there mid July I use a app called RV Parky, has all the walmarts, cracker barrels, pilot/fj and campgrounds. I use it on the go, it will give you the mileage to each from your location.Great app and also is a web site.
George & Jerri
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