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RE: Route from Moab, Utah south to Albuquerque, NM

...we love seeing the ruins...Near Aztec there is also Salmon Ruins. Bandelier National Monument is not too far from Sante Fe. In Utah South of Moab on the way to Monument Valley are Edge of the Cedars State Park, the South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, and Hovenweep National Monument.
trailertraveler 08/26/15 06:52am Roads and Routes
RE: Sarnia to Santa Fe this September

There is a lot more to do in Tucumcari than eat a Blake's burger. Checkout the murals around town and visit the Dinosaur foundry and wind farm exhibit at the college for starters. Consider driving the Turquoise Trail between I-40 and Sante Fe and visit the town of Madrid where the movie Wild Hogs was filmed. In Sante Fe visit the Plaza and Governor's Palace, Museum Hill and the Canyon Road Galleries. South of Sante Fe is Tent Rocks National Monument. Take the drive up to the Veterens Memorial for a look down on the tents. From Sante Fe drive East to the Pecos National Historic Site. In Albuquerque visit Petroglyph National Monument and the Pueblo Cultural Center.
trailertraveler 08/25/15 04:39pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route from Moab, Utah south to Albuquerque, NM

Between Gallup and Acoma Sky City, which was already mentioned there are El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, the Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, and the Mining Museum in Grants.
trailertraveler 08/24/15 08:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Route from Moab, Utah south to Albuquerque, NM

South of Moab on US-191 you will pass or be close to: The Needles District, Newspaper Rock, Edge of the Cedars State Park, the Blanding Dinosaur Museum, Hovenweep National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bluff Fort, South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, The Valley of The Gods, and the Sand Island Petroglyphs. South of Bluff on the way to Monument Valley via US-163 you will go past or be near Mexican Hat, UT-261 the Moki Dugway and Muley Point and Goosenecks State Park.
trailertraveler 08/24/15 07:06am Roads and Routes
RE: Passport America or Escapees Mail Service?

We came across two fulltimer couples last summer in our travels. Both used Escappees; one in SD and the other in Texas.There are some problems with the Escapees South Dakota service that are currently being discussed on the Escapees Forum. Apparently folks are having trouble getting permanent South Dakota driver's licenses and are being issued temporary ones.
trailertraveler 08/22/15 09:25am Full-time RVing
RE: Need Park & route recommendations

There are lots of good campgrounds in the areas you plan to visit. There are BLM and National Forest Lands. Do you want hookups, dry camping or boondocking? Take a look at the Arizona State Parks and Utah State Parks. As an alternative between Capitol Reef and Bryce if you are trying to avoid UT-12, you can take UT-24 to UT-62 to US-89. Also from the West side of Zion to the East side and Bryce Canyon, you can take UT-59 to AZ-389 to US-89Alt to US-89.
trailertraveler 08/15/15 06:36am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Silver City NM

In addition to the Gila Cliff Dwellings already mentioned; in my opinion, City of Rocks State Park is worth a visit even if you do not camp there. Pinos Altos has some neat old buildings and a small museum/gift shop. There are several semi-ghost towns like Chloride located along the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway. The Chino Mine is interesting if you have never seen a large surface mining operation.
trailertraveler 08/10/15 05:43am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Hwy 13 from Newark, NJ to Chesapeake Bay, Va?

...take Route 9 west for a dozen or so miles, and hook up with US 113 S in Georgetown...If you take US-9 West to DE-1 South to DE-24 West to US-113 at Millsboro it saves a few miles.
trailertraveler 08/03/15 04:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Hwy 13 from Newark, NJ to Chesapeake Bay, Va?

The NJTP is really probably the best bet, any tolls saved would be used in time or fuel instead. And the TP drops you right at the Delaware Memorial Bridge...You can avoid some of the turnpike tolls by switching over to I-295 at the I-195 exit (Exit 7 I think). I-295 parallels the turnpike and will also take you to the Delaware Memorial Bridge which has a toll leaving NJ. Following I-95 avoids some turnpike tolls and the bridge toll, but takes you through Philadelphia which can be a traffic nightmare at times especially in an RV. Another possible route, but the most tolls, would be to take the Garden State Parkway South from I-95 to its end and take the Cape May Lewes Ferry to DE. Check the rates, it may be cheaper to disconnect the toad. The ferry ride is about 90 minutes. Food is available on the ferry and in the terminals. Cape Henlopen State Park near the ferry on the DE side has a campground. US-113 is pretty easy to get to from the ferry terminal.
trailertraveler 08/03/15 10:26am Roads and Routes
RE: Cody to Yellowstone

What is the best route to take to get from Cody to Yellowstone?Best is always a matter of opinion. Where are you going to stay in Yellowstone? With the size RV in your signature, you could stay in any of the park's first come first serve campgrounds. I would start in the Northeast corner of the park and explore the Lamar Valley and Soda Butte Creek area. From Cody, the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway will take you to US-212 and the Northeast entrance of the park. There are several Forest Service Campgrounds outside the park and Pebble Creek and Slough Creek campgrounds inside the park before you reach the main loop road at Tower Junction. Tower campground is limited to smaller RVs because of the entrance road.
trailertraveler 07/30/15 05:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Charleston SC to DC

What about picking up US 52 and taking that up to 95?Sorry, never drove that route.
trailertraveler 07/29/15 07:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Charleston SC to DC

Pretty sure that is just a Typo. however Just to be clear. 544, 31, 9, and Myrtle Beach are all in South Carolina.MY bad, edited post to correct the route numbers,
trailertraveler 07/29/15 07:46am Roads and Routes
RE: Charleston SC to DC

We use US-17 up and down the East Coast from Norfolk to Charleston. SC-544 to SC-31 to SC-9 to US-17 will bypass most of Myrtle Beach. If you take US-13 North where it splits from US-17 near Windsor, NC; you can pickup US-460 near Suffolk, VA which will take you to I-295/95 near Richmond. If you stay on US-17 it will take you to I-95 just South of Fredricksburg, VA.
trailertraveler 07/29/15 06:39am Roads and Routes
RE: Eagles Nest to Red River, Nm

We have driven NM-38 between Eagle Nest and Red River many times pulling the trailer. Going from Eagle Nest, the last 2 miles to the summit are the steepest. From there is about 4 miles of 7-8% grade descending into Red River. We prefer this route even when going between Eagle Nest and Taos as US-64 has narrow shoulders and for the past couple of years a very rough road surface. Have not driven either route since last October. Edited to correct typos.
trailertraveler 07/29/15 06:27am Roads and Routes
RE: Route thru Utah fron Loa to Duchesne via Hwy 72/10/191

I have only driven the very Southern portion of UT-72 to get to Fish Lake. I recall it being a decent road with no really steep sections. I have also driven US-191 from Helper to Duchesne a number of times mostly going South. Going North, there will be a steep climb out of Helper with twists and turns and narrow shoulders. I believe some of the grades are 8%. The summit is about 9,100' in elevation and then you decend to Duchesne and Vernal.
trailertraveler 07/27/15 06:56am Roads and Routes
RE: How much $$

As someone else mentioned, living in an RV can be inexpensive; travelling in one maybe not so. It depends on your definition of travel. If you stay in one spot, or at least a month in each location, than you will likely get the best rate for that particular campground/RV park. However; most state and federal campgrounds do not give weekly or monthly rates and may have stay limits. At 60 years of age, you will not be eligible for an America the Beautiful Senior Pass; so the 50% discount on campground fees that many retirees get that reduces their costs at Forest Service, BLM, Corps of Engineers and other federal campgrounds will not be available to you. In my experience, $100/week and $250/month are about as good a rate as one can get at a commercial campground/RV park. $20/night at a public campground, which in my experience is the low end for at least electric without a discount, comes out to $600/month. As an example; during September/October 2013, a 6 week trip around New Mexico was a little over 1,100 miles destination to destination according to Streets and Trips. In and around would have to be added to that. Total fuel cost was a little over $1,000 and campground fees about $1,100. As mentioned, some fulltimers and snow birds workamp or volunteer to reduce their site costs. How many hours per week are required and for how many weeks/months varies with each location/agency. Boondocking is also frequently mentioned as a means of cutting costs. However, if your Motorhome is not already equipped with a pretty robust solar system and battery bank, you will need to run the large onboard generator a fair amount or invest in a small inverter generator. Power and water conservation measures for extended boondocking are more appealing to some than others. If you want/need internet while boondocking and use much data, cellular data plans can get pricey. If you want TV and stay in the real boondocks, than satelite TV is often the only option and yet another cost. If your house is in a part of the country that gets very cold, you may or may not be able to save all that much on heating costs unless you can drain all the water lines, water heater, etc. that might freeze. The more services that you can suspend while you are gone, the lower your costs will be. Hope this helps in your decision process.
trailertraveler 07/25/15 07:46am RV Lifestyle
RE: Albq to Deming down I-25 to I-10 Phx.

If you are not going to stop in Las Cruces, take NM-26. We enjoyed Las Cruces. Old Mesilla just South of Las Cruces has a nice historic district. In October, they have Mariachi Sundays. The White Sands Missile Range is not too far from Las Cruces. Unfortunately, 2014 was the last Enchilada Festival. We also stopped for a few days in Truth or Consequences and drove the Geronimo Trail Scenic Byway.
trailertraveler 07/25/15 06:47am Roads and Routes
RE: Traveling Utah

Goblin Valley State Park not too far East/North of Hanksville on UT-24 is worth visiting in my opinion.
trailertraveler 07/23/15 07:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Wheel Bearing Replacement - who to get to do at my home?

If you have an RV road service plan like Allstate, Coachnet or Good Sam; call them. If nothing else, they can recommend someone that can do the work onsite. We had a bearing changed on the side of I-10 a few years ago. I've had them come to the house a couple of times to start a car with a dead battery and once to tow to the repair shop. The fact that it was at our house was never an issue as to whether they provided the covered services.
trailertraveler 07/23/15 05:30am General RVing Issues
RE: Turquoise Highway

I suggest that you take a look at the area on Google Earth. NM-14 is a good two lane road and a scenic drive. We have driven it pulling the trailer a number of times, but never try to stop. There is very limited parking in Madrid. It may be possible to park a large rig on the side of the road if you can find a long enough space between other vehicles. There is a space at the top of the hill on the North end of town that can accommodate a large motorhome or two. I've never driven down any of the side streets in town so no idea what may or may not be available for parking on them. The last time we were in Cerrilos, there wasn't much of anything open.
trailertraveler 07/18/15 11:20am Roads and Routes
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