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Devocamper

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For Boston area Normandy farms may be a nice campground to use as your base for the coach , from there Boston , Cape cod, Newport RI , Fenway Park and the Red Sox are all easy drives with your car , Normandy Farms is a resort type of campground very nice but pricy and you probably need reservations in advance even in the fall !


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x2 on the closing dates for (northern) campgrounds. If you're leaving on Labor Day weekend, you'll likely be arriving around when many campgrounds are closing up for the season.

In northern New England, at least, Columbus Day weekend (or whatever it's been renamed to in whatever state you're in) is usually one of the busiest weekends of the year for tourists with many people coming to look at the foliage. It may or may not be the peak of the foliage, but it's the peak of the leaf peepers. Reservations would likely be essential for that weekend.

Don't be overly afraid of driving the motorhome on roads; we get our stuff delivered by tractor trailer trucks, the same as the rest of the nation, and so there are plenty of roads that are wide and high enough for you to go along. Generally speaking, most any US highway will be acceptable for large vehicles, as are most (but not all) state highways. Low clearances are usually signed reasonably well, particularly on the main routes, though one does have to pay attention to such things.

Most of the tunnels that have propane restrictions are on routes you'd probably prefer to avoid anyhow: through the middle of Boston and New York, for instance. In general, it's the tunnels that go underneath something else (as opposed to through something, like a mountain) that have restrictions, since they are lower in the middle than at the portals and propane, being heavier than air, tends to collect in the trough rather than dissipate out.

Normandy Farms, as Devocamper suggests, is not a bad choice for the Boston area; but definitely take public transit in Boston itself rather than trying to drive your car. You'll likely save time overall and definitely be less stressed out and may end up ahead in terms of money, too, as parking is hardly inexpensive. The same applies to New York City and Washington, DC, at the least.

For Washington DC, if you don't need a fancy campground with hookups, Greenbelt National Park is convenient and very affordable and has plenty of room.





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In eastern VA, the tunnels make you turn the propane off, no other restrictions. In Baltimore you are not allowed in their tunnel with a propane tank installed.
Williamsburg is a great place to visit, also the NC Outer Banks and the barrier islands all the way to FL. Don't forget Charleston Sc and Savannah GA. Plenty of good campgrounds on the whole east coast.


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listing of campgrounds in then NE open all year
http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/offseason.htm

Also don't be afraid of driving your MH to the NE, get a truckers atlas to list low clearances ...also good listing here, print it out
https://member.coach-net.com/members/pdfs/LowClearanceBridgeInfo.pdf


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We have done similar trips many times. I also think it's late to start that trip but you've already heard it. My suggestion is to look at commercial RV tours (Fantasy, Adventure Caravans, etc) to see where they stop, in what cities. There will be large campgrounds there that can accommodate big rigs. That's what we did when we went to Eastern Canada Providences. Our trip was Quebec, PEI, NS and Newfoundland back to NS and New Brunswick and enter back into the US mid- Sept. for Fall Foliage. Sounds great, we made our last cross country trip in 2017, maybe...


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When you enter eastern Canada make sure you visit Hopewell Rocks Park just outside Moncton NB. 50 foot tides, you actually walk on the bottom of the Ocean. Also reversing falls in St John NB. We spent 3 weeks in PEI, NB, and NS last Sept. 38 foot MH and toad. Could have spent 3 months. Great seafood. Enjoy.

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