RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: East Coast Travel

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes

 > East Coast Travel

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
Devonm2012

TN

Senior Member

Joined: 04/16/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/01/12 08:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are beginning to plan a 2013 trip down the entire east coast and then winter in Florida next year. We are 43 foot tag axle. Have never traveled the east coast. Have access to rvparkreviews website, etc., but prefer "real" experiences. Any recommendations on great places to stay, good things to see, etc.?

Thank you in advance for your help!

Bill & Kate

Stone Harbor, NJ

Senior Member

Joined: 03/04/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/01/12 08:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are tons of things to see. Let us know the kinds of things you like, and I am sure there will be many suggestions. No matter where you are, you should probably have some reservation for the peak tourist season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but the rest the time you can play it a little looser.

Make sure to spend some time here in Cape May County - best beaches on the East Coast, and lots of stuff to do.


Bill & Kate - Stone Harbor, NJ
w/ Molson (goldendoodle) and Zeke (partipoodle) (recently rescued puppy)
2005 Ford/Quigley 4x4 E-350 Chateau Super Duty Van with 6.0L PSD ("Moby")
2012 Outback Super Light 277RL - 10th Anniversary Edition ("Salty Dog House II")


wny_pat

Western NYS

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/01/12 10:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you headed to Maine before going down the coast?


“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”

Dale.Traveling

Newport News, VA

Senior Member

Joined: 12/16/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/02/12 05:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My one suggestion would be to get off the interstates. US Route 1 thru New England, US 13 thru the Mid Atlantic and US 17 thru the southern states will give you a real taste of the Atlantic Coast. I traveled a good part of US 13 and US 17 and as alternate trucking routes both will easily support a large rig. I would expect US 1 is the same but reaserch the route first.


2006 Hurricane 31D aka 'Moby' the Whale
FCC(SW) US Navy Retired 1980-2003
Stella my Navigator
Bogart the All American RV Dog
and
Cocoui waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge


Roadpilot

NH Seacoast

Senior Member

Joined: 09/16/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/02/12 06:03am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Maine coast and New England in general are great. Others to see are Cape Cod, Boston, Washington, Virginia Beach, Kitty Hawk area, Hilton Head, Charleston and Savanna. Bar Harbor Campground is great. We are a regular contributor to RVparkreviews. If you read the reviews carefully you'll get a good idea of how good the CG is. We use it very successfully.


2006 Millennium Prevost
2013 Chevy Avalanche LTZ Black Diamond
2009 HD Electra Glide CVO Screaming Eagle - mine
2009 Yamaha VStar950 - DW
Cruiser Caddie motorcycle lift

MRUSA

Wellington, FL

Senior Member

Joined: 01/27/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/02/12 06:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

US1 will take you through every big city with lots of traffic and stop and go driving. Especially in the Mid-Atlantic I would avoid it. US2 through NY and MA is quite nice.

Most of the big cities (Boston NY Philadelphia Baltimore DC) have little in the way of RV parks nearby so you will have to rely on a tow car or public transportation and be prepared to drive a bit if you wish to visit them. You should search these forums for suggested RV parks near each city you are interested to visit.

In Maine, bar harbor, Camden and Portland are standouts. In NH Portsmouth is very charming.
Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket, and Block Island are great but not RV accessible. they would make an interesting side trip in your tow car. Don't miss Charleston SC, it is a gem. Key West is unique but is expensive and has little in the way of RV facilities.

There are so many things to see in the East I dont know where to stop. Let us know what type of things you like and we can be more helpful.


Marc, Wellington FL
2013 Entegra Anthem 44SL
2010 Lincoln MKT toad
Unified Tow Brake
Pressure Pro Tire Monitor


Mr.Mark

California/Tennessee

Senior Member

Joined: 09/24/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/02/12 06:46am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ontheroad2012, we toured the east coast last fall (2011) going from TN to Bar Harbor, ME. I wanted to see the glass blowing factory in Corning, NY, and Niagara Falls. Our tour also consisted of seeing architecturally significant homes. One of the houses I've always wanted to see was the Frank Lloyd Wright designed house in Pennsylvania called "Falling Water". Amazing house. Just down from Falling Water was another Frank Lloyd Wright design, Kentuck Knob.

We also saw the Eastman Kodak house in Rochester, NY, four of the DuPont mansions in Deleware (Nemours, Winterthur, Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum).

We toured Monticello and the James and Dolly Madison presidential home "Montpelier" (also once owned by a Dupont).

One thing to be careful of, is low bridges. Know your height!! We came up on a couple of bridges less than our 12' 11" height and had to make a detour.

Safe travels,
MM.


Mr.Mark
2013 Honda CR-V EXL, AWD, w/Nav, SMI Air Force One vacuum-assisted braking
2015 Liberty Coach (arriving soon)

Dick_B

Palos Heights, IL USA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2002

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 12/02/12 07:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do a Google search for `_____ tourism' and put any state in the blank space. Read what the experts have to say about their state.


Dick_B
2003 SunnyBrook 27FKS
2011 3/4 T Chevrolet Suburban
Equal-i-zer Hitch
One wife, two bikes (both Electric Schwinn's with motor assist)

D.E.Bishop

Eagle Rock, CA

Senior Member

Joined: 08/09/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 12/02/12 07:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We spent ten weeks total in a tour to the East Coast last year. It was as much fun as our tour of AK but very different. Timing is everything regarding crowds and nature. When do you plan on going and what really interests you. We just went to see and returned with a new found desire of things Civil War, early settlement era and the East coast topography. We were on the road from mid September to mid November. As it seems you too are retired, I would suggest Mid Sept. for your start and taking all the time you can. Our don't misses, include Acadia NP, Gettysburg, as much of the coastline as you can, Shannedoah NP, Blue Ridge Parkway, all the early sellements and revolutionary war sites. There is just so much to see and we had to skip so much due to time constraints. In my opinion, unless you plan on spending a lot of time in Washington, DC, make that a separate trip. It is so big and there is so much there, it is impossible to do in a few days. You need two or three weeks just for that area. Just our feelings.


"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to go". R. L. Stevenson

David Bishop
1990 Bounder 27D
06 Suzuki Grand Vitara 4X4
Stowmaster 5000


Tvov

CT

Senior Member

Joined: 07/19/2003

View Profile



Posted: 12/02/12 07:45am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Careful of your timing for New England. Most campgrounds don't open until Memorial Day, and most are closed for the season by mid-October. Many campgrounds will allow temporary camping out of season (possibly with electric, but no water), but call in advance, and don't plan on it.

Acadia in Maine is beautiful. Also Gettysburg in Pennsylvania is very much worth stopping at.

Don't forget to do the "Pilgrim thing"! Check out Plymouth, Mass.

Plenty to do and see!


_________________________________________________________
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes

 > East Coast Travel
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS