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So once you get to Key West then what? So much more to do traveling west, touring the west. Not sure how much time you have, but we took a month to go see Grand Canyon, monument valley, Rushmore just to mention a few. I’d say we need 2-3 months at least to see it all. Of course we only travelled 200-250 miles a day to prevent burn out.


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Just FYI, many places out West will still have snow in May -- it depends on the year and how much snow we get. June is great -- all of the waterfalls are running.


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I try to make reservation at National Parks or at BLM/NFS campground 6 months out. I need reservation for my large 5er. That is July 26 now. Otherwise I dry camp without reservations.

Not much to do in Key West except get drunk and see the sunset. Try the 5 NP in south Utah for something to really do.

I am leaving from TN mid-May for YS, Canada Rockies (????) and WA/OR. Return mid-August. 10,000 miles and 14 weeks round trip.


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Ditch Key West and Go West Young Man!!!


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We went to CO last year at the last minute. Granby CO. 20 minutes south of RMNP. Nothing was closed, but we needed to get passes for RMNP for a certain time to get in. IDE say you'll be better off with a western trip, lots of options to do at the last second.


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woodtrucker wrote:

So do I need to pre book the trip? That’s really only thing west worries me about.
Other than that, I think we can burn 3 weeks but that’s about all the time we’ve got.

The answer to the need to "pre booking" will largely depend of where you want to RV and the time of the year. Areas that are popular will need reservations i.e. Calif. and Oregon ocean parks, summer and spring months. Make your reservations and cancel if you need to, be on the safe side.

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Make your reservations and cancel if you need to, be on the safe side. wrote:

And that is a major problem for RVer's. People with that attitude and the lack of financial pain for cancellations. Parks need to start charging people for cancelling at least within a couple of weeks of the date. Otherwise park spaces are denied to people who would really use them.



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Out west is SO FAR for three teens when there is so much to see on the east coast. For ideas I'd do a Google search for `______ tourism' and put the state or city or area in the blank space for ideas from the experts. I assume you have been to Colonial Williamsburg and Norfolk shipyard, Washington DC where you could spend a week easily.


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MarkTwain wrote:

woodtrucker wrote:

So do I need to pre book the trip? That’s really only thing west worries me about.
Other than that, I think we can burn 3 weeks but that’s about all the time we’ve got.

The answer to the need to "pre booking" will largely depend of where you want to RV and the time of the year. Areas that are popular will need reservations i.e. Calif. and Oregon ocean parks, summer and spring months. Make your reservations and cancel if you need to, be on the safe side.


I think this year is going to have challenges with getting reservations due to the huge increase in RV'ers. I made reservations for our July & August stay in Maine last year. I was looking at other places on the way up and then heading out west in late August and found many of the places we've stayed at in the past are already booked.


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JoeH,
That's exactly my concern with not prebooking. I feel like an extended stay at the outer banks might be a little more fun and less hectic. I can also book that right now for a late april/early may voyage as well.


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