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RE: Savannah, GA CG near bus or has shuttle?

When we visited Savannah a couple of years ago, Old Town Trolley had shuttles from some campgrounds to their main stop at the Visitor's Center. Call them and see what campgrounds they service. There is RV parking at the Visitor's Center on Martin Luther King BLVD. It is pretty easy to access from the interstate without driving through town.
trailertraveler 12/19/14 03:59pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Nebraska Route 92 and 2 - anyplace to camp?

Checkout the listings on Free Campgrounds, Free Campsites, US Public Campgrounds and the Ultimate Public Campgrounds Project. I think you will find a number of potential stops along NE-92, NE-2 and US-20. US-30 and US-34 are also potential non-interstate routes through Nebraska.
trailertraveler 12/14/14 02:31pm Roads and Routes
RE: Campground costs

In anticipation of possibly full timing in retirement I am doing some playing with budgets...we may move about twice or three times a month...You have received a lot of advice about monthly stays and volunteering. These seem to be inconsistant with your plan. I think one needs to define for themselves, what they consider retirement/work. Does your definition of retirement include workamping/volunteering X number of hours/week for X weeks or months in return for an RV site to keep costs down or working at Amazon, gate guarding or the sugar beet harvest part of the year to earn enough to travel the rest of the year? I am not sure there are many volunteer opportunities for only a month and do know that many are for a whole season. One also needs to consider if, how much and where they want to travel. Do they want to just move from a warm winter location to a cooler summer location taking advantage of long term rates and places like the BLM LTVAs? Do they want to travel mostly from one membership park to another? Do they want to mostly boondock? As an example of cost, our 47 day trip around New Mexico September/October 2013 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. Campground fees (we always had at least electric) were just about $1,100 ($24/night) while in New Mexico. Hope this helps!
trailertraveler 12/14/14 06:18am Full-time RVing
RE: Gatlinburg RV Parking?

Have you thought of parking at the Visitors Center and taking the Trolley to town?X2, we did this with the long bed crew cab. Much easier than fighting the downtown traffic and tight parking spaces. When we were there last Spring the parking was free and so was one of the trolley routes.
trailertraveler 12/08/14 07:50am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: RV travel book suggestions?

We have found a number of interesting places to visit in the U.S./Canada version of the book A Thousand Places to See Before You Die.
trailertraveler 12/07/14 05:30am Roads and Routes
RE: East to West?

I would agree that if you are planning a Spring trip, start South. I also agree that 3 weeks is not nearly long enough to do a loop including Arizona, Wyoming and South Dakota and really see much of anything other than out the windshield. From Newmanstown you could take I-81 to I-70 to I-68 to I-79 to I-64 to Saint Louis. I prefer this route to I-70. In my opinion it is a more pleasant drive with less traffic and better road conditions. You could also take I-81 South to I-64. You could take I-81 South to I-40 which has lots of potential stops along the way. East of the Mississippi there is the Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigion Forge, Gatlinburg area; Nashville; and Memphis. Continuing on West, Amarillo is good for an overnight with the Big Texan. Palo Duro Canyon is not too far to the South. In New Mexico, there are a lot of things to see along the I-40 coridor including: Tucumcari, The Blue Hole, Mining Museum, El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, Acoma Sky City, Pueblo Cultural Center, and Petroglyph National Monument. Continuing West into Arizona, there is Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park. You can stand on the corner in Winslow, AZ. In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. South of Flagstaff in the Sedona/Cottonwood/Camp Verde Area are Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, and Jerome State Historic Park. The South Rim area of Grand Canyon National Park is not far North of I-40 and Williams, AZ. With only 3 weeks, you will have to pick and choose where to go and what to see. Hope you have a Great Trip whatever route you take!!
trailertraveler 11/30/14 06:59am Roads and Routes
RE: Cross Country in the Spring

Gauke, I also would recommend the Southern route first for a Spring Trip. while not a fan of the interstates, I-40 going West from North Carolina presents a lot of opportunities. East of the Mississippi there is the Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigion Forge, Gatlinburg area; Nashville; and Memphis. Continuing on West, Amarillo is good for an overnight with the Big Texan. Palo Duro Canyon is not too far to the South. In New Mexico, there are a lot of things to see along the I-40 coridor including: Tucumcari, The Blue Hole, Mining Museum, El Malpais National Monument, El Moro National Monument, Pueblo Cultural Center, Ice Cave and Bandera Volcano, Acoma Sky City, Pueblo Cultural Center, and Petroglyph National Monument. Continuing West into Arizona, there is Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest National Park. You can stand on the corner in Winslow, AZ. In the Flagstaff area are Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, and Walnut Canyon National Monument. South of Flagstaff in the Sedona/Cottonwood/Camp Verde Area are Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well National Monuments, Tuzigoot National Monument, Palatki and Honaki Ruins, V-Bar-V Heritage Site, Verde Canyon Railroad, Fort Verde State Park, Cathedral Rock, Gold King Mine, and Jerome State Historic Park. The South Rim area of Grand Canyon National Park is not far North of I-40 and Williams, AZ. For suggestions for places to see in Utah, read this topic. Hope you have a Great trip!!!
trailertraveler 11/21/14 03:24pm Roads and Routes
RE: Planning for a future trip through the Southwest

Dave, UT-261 (the Moki Dugway) Attractions: Natural Bridges National Monument ...don't go near the Moki dugway in your RV...Several of the scenic byways I mentioned are not RV friendly, but I have driven all of them in our crew cab pickup. The links and descriptions found in internet searches can help folks decide whether they are appropriate for an RV. There are a lot of great scenic byways and backways that are not particularly suited to RVs and some may even be posted prohibiting long, high or heavy vehicles.
trailertraveler 11/21/14 11:25am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Planning for a future trip through the Southwest

Dave, A month is not as long as you think. We have spent months over several years just exploring Utah. Here are some of the places we have visited and enjoyed. Scenic Byways: UT-12 Scenic Byway, Hells Backbone, Burr Trail, Fishlake Scenic Byway, Kane Creek Road, UT-261 (the Moki Dugway), Flaming Gorge Scenic Byway, Potash Lower Colorado Byway, and Upper Colorado River UT-128 Scenic Byway. Attractions: Goosenecks State Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bluff Fort, South Fork of Mule Canyon and House on Fire, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Sago Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Goblin Valley State Park, Escalante Petrified Forest State Park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Calf Creek Falls, Anasazi State Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, The Valley of The Gods, Edge of the Cedars State Park, Dinosaur Museum, Utah Field House State Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Sago Canyon, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Needles District, Newspaper Rock, Capitol Reef National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, and Zion National Park. In New Mexico North of or near Albuquerque Santa Fe, Taos, Fort Union National Monument, Pecos National Historic Site, Bandelier National Monument, Pueblo Cultural Center, Petroglyph National Monument, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Tent Rocks National Monument, Acoma Sky City, Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, Salmon Ruins, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Rio Grande River Gorge, , Turquoise Trail, Chaco Cultural Historical Park, and the Rio Grande el Norte National Monument are in my opinion worth a visit.
trailertraveler 11/21/14 07:59am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What is consider Full Timing to those that full time?

Just wondering why it even matters?Titles and being part of a group are more important to some than others. In our travels across the country during the past ten years, we have met many construction, oil field, agricultural, disaster aid and other workers that live in an RV because they prefer it to staying in motels or apartments and if they have families they can bring them with them. They may move once a year or less depending on how long the job lasts. Most I have talked to do not consider themselves RVers and do not belong to RV clubs or participate in RV forums.
trailertraveler 10/22/14 09:32am Full-time RVing
RE: Number Of Hours?

I am not yet in a position to retire, but the campworking idea may appeal to me at some point. If you are in a financial position to retire, then I can understand not wanting to work once you retire. But if you could offset the cost of your "rent" by working here and there, then that might be a win-winThat is true, just make sure you have a plan for if/when you are not able to even work part time. Campsite and fuel costs can be two of the biggest expenses of RV travel. You also need to consider that leaving the workforce too early may affect Social Security benefits by adding zeros or small amounts into the calculation of average earnings. Withdrawing from IRAs too early can result in tax penalties. If you are not eligible for Medicare or have a company sponsored retiree health plan, you need to consider that as well.
trailertraveler 10/18/14 05:26pm Workamping Forum
RE: Upper-Middle East Coast Campgrounds?

...We would prefer something quiet, but with full hookups so we don't have to "rough it" too much, not a resort full of kids. We won't use a pool or arcade or tennis courts, just looking for nice, clean parks with some good but not too difficult hiking trails and that sort of thing, and dog friendly...Any recommendations?...In my experience, very few commercial RV parks/campgrounds have enough property to have hiking trails of any length. So, you would need to look at ones close to public lands/recreation areas. Many state and county parks have more land and thus hiking and biking trails, etc. Checkout Delaware State Parks, Maryland State Parks, New Jersey State Parks, Pennsylvania State Parks, and New York State Parks. However, these public parks may not have full hookups. Most have at least some electric sites and often have a dump station. Some have pet restrictions and some limit pets to specific campsites and areas within the parks. Corps of Engineers Lakes often have campgrounds with some electric sites and a dump station.
trailertraveler 10/15/14 11:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TT or 5th

How much room you need will be one factor to consider. While I have seen 40' travel trailers, those made for actually traveling much rarely exceed a 34' box length. There are still some smaller fifth wheels being made, but it seems many manufacturers smallest models are about 30'. Many travel trailers are marketed to entry level RVers with weekend and vacation use in mind. They are generally at a lower price point than fifth wheels. Insulation is often minimal although there are some that claim to be four season insulated. This may not be important if you can travel with the seasons. Travel trailer construction is also often done with infrequent use in mind, although there are some well constructed makes/models out there. Cargo capacity on many especially the light weight models is relatively low. As mentioned, if you are trying to fit the RV to an existing tow vehicle, a travel trailer will put less weight on the tow vehicle 10-15% of trailer GVWR compared to the 20-25% of a fifth wheel. With a good weight distributing and sway control hitch like a Hensley, Pro-Pride or Pull Right, trailer sway in cross winds and even from trucks passing at 80MPH is not an issue. Good Luck with searching for and finding the right RV for you!
trailertraveler 09/09/14 05:23pm Full-time RVing
RE: help with travel route GA to MD

If you want an alternative to I-95, get off onto US-17 at I-95 exit 33 in South Carolina. There are bypasses around Charleston, Wilmington and most of Myrtle Beach. Charleston and Wilmington have some attractions worth seeing. There are RV parks in Suffolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach South of the Bay Bridge tunnel. After crossing the Bay, follow US-13 North. In Salisbury, MD; take US-50 to Annapolis.
trailertraveler 09/07/14 11:22am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Festival camping?

Lots of small towns have Oktober Fests and Harvest Festivals. Checkout these websites Fairs and Festivals, Festival Net, Festivals and Shows.
trailertraveler 08/14/14 02:55pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Road runner campground red river nm

They have a website that shows 2014 rates and a calendar of events. Give them a call 575-754-2286.
trailertraveler 08/13/14 01:30pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: The Reality of Full-Time?

Just out of curiosity, where do you see your lifestyle when you are 70 or 75 and not physically capable of supporting yourself through your daily labor?This statement made me think of something that is rarely mentioned when discussing workamping and volunteering. If you work camp only for a site with no paycheck, make sure that you are covered by workman's compensation if injured on the job and protected by the campground's liability insure. Volunteers for state and federal agencies are generally covered for liability and by workmen's comp for injuries, but not loss of future wages. Something I forgot to mention in my previous post is that if your boyfriend is going to run his own repair type business, he would be wise to have a good liability insurance policy. Hopefully these insurances would never be needed, but if they are, I think you would be very happy to have had them.
trailertraveler 08/13/14 06:20am Workamping Forum
RE: Recommendations for RV Campground in/near Red River, NM

There are or at least were three RV parks in Red River when we were there. Two on the West side and one on the East side. You can see the reviews and aerial photos in the link provided. The park on the East side does not have any reviews since 2011 and the photo looks like it is empty so it may be out of business. There are a number of nice Forest Service campgrounds along the Red River going West towards Questa.
trailertraveler 08/12/14 11:39am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: TT Ready, Camp, Go Value card?

We purchased one when we were in an area where there was actually a Thousand Trails/Encore park near where we wanted to be. I purchase the Value Card and made the reservation all at the same time, so if I had not been able to get the reservation, I would have just cancelled the transaction. If you are not aware of it, some Encore parks participate in the Passport America Program. Of course there are the typical restrictions, but if they accept it when you want to be there it is not a bad deal.
trailertraveler 08/12/14 11:21am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Working on the road

...I'm a master plumbing in 3 states and wonder how marketable my trade will be on the road...Having your own bussiness might involve licenses, permits, etc. Checking with the local union hall was mentioned. You might also see if the unions have a website like this one for electrical workers.
trailertraveler 08/11/14 09:38am Full-time RVing
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