We did that a few years ago, and caught the desert in full bloom after a wet CA winter. It was pretty amazing seeing all the blooms at a reasonable time for camping.
We camped at 29 Palms RV, not the best campground, but OK, and it was a good base camp for our travels at the time.
Success is hiring someone to mow your lawn so you can play golf for exercise.
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2018 Coachman Freedom Express 287BHDS
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