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Recommendations for the active traveler

I am going to log our r.v. travels through the U.S. I had a hard time
finding information on where to go,what to do.Each blog will describe
the experiences we had.I welcome any advice or thoughts you may
have…I hope these posts inspire you to get out of your comfort
zone,and try new things,in new places. We were shocked on how great of
an experience R.V. travel is.

TAKE THE PLUNGE:

We started out by taking weekend trips,with my parents Class B
coach.After several trips,we knew that we were ready to make the
investment…There are several means of travel options(each have
advantages…depending on who  you ask ,and which day).We chose a 5th
Wheel,as it fit our active lifestyle best.A few vehicle modifications
have helped!

It amazes us to see all of the modes that are used .From a tent,to a
pod,to a million dollar class a(with 7 t.v.’s)

TOOLS THAT HELP:

Back-up Cam-this has really made a difference.I use it mostly to keep
me informed on what is going on behind me.Ex: merging traffic ,I have
to move over quickly…(also,bikes hanging off of their rack)

Garmin Navigation-shows roads that allow for our height,weight ,and
length.Also shows upcoming rest areas,diesel gas
stations,restaurants,etc (saves a lot of stress,and curse jar not
overflowing)
Good ol fashioned road map(AAA offers for free)
google maps isn”t always perfect…

DO YOUR HOMEWORK:

Have National,State,Army Corp Parks,etc saved on your computer.These
parks typically are a great price,and have something unique to offer
(not packed like sardines).  Full disclosure: Some of our best
experiences were stumbled upon,when my chronic back pain kicked in…

Don’t be afraid to ask people staying in the park questions.This has
been our best experience,by far!You will meet the nicest,and unique
people…Even gain Facebook friends???

HELPFUL TO HAVE:

Computer chip-added to better regulate temperatures when towing,etc.(increases mpg) several settings can be customized-(I use
economy and tow mode)  – shows engine & transmission true temperature(accurately,gauges are very vague also shows rpm’s

(I run at 2,000 rpm in gear 5,for best fuel efficiency)

Tire-minder system- monitors tire pressure and temperature every 10seconds. instantly reports any fluctuations

Hotspot-most campgrounds offer internet,but we found not that dependable…

Cell phones: we chose to have different carriers,to double our odds of

coverage! having the ability to tether(for internet) has also helped a lot

Stream: Pandora radio,Netflix,Amazon prime are great sources to keepyou entertained on those rainy days…