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Old 02-22-2021, 06:34 AM
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Get the app/book “Next Exit” will give you a heads up of what is coming up. Fuel/restaurants/etc. Great planning tool for long distance trips.
Old 02-22-2021, 06:42 AM
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Just a heads up, there are long stretches of I-10 in west Texas and New Mexico where fuel stops are few and far between.
Old 02-22-2021, 07:17 AM
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www.Campgroundreviews.com and www.campsitephotos.com should also be helpful.
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I've found the "All Stays" app is very good for finding pretty much everything you need while using the RV and planning trips. Just make sure you check your route first using google maps with satellite view so you can make sure you're not in any really tight places. The phone map apps (Google / Apple) will tell you different directions and they don't give a crap if your over 40' long - they'll take you down residential streets when that is the last place you want to be.
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that bus has to be diesel so almost any truck stop you would normally go through should be able to accomodate it as a drive through.

for campgrounds, most state and nat'l park type campgrounds don't allow over 35 foot. private campgrounds most allow it. many have pull through spots now days. may have to call ahead to make sure one is available.
personally I like KOA campgrounds. well maintained, and friendly, unless you're looking to hit more of the RV Resort style campgrounds. if you're gonna "live the life" for a couple weeks you may as well enjoy it right? the resort style are mostly pull through and all can accomodate that rig.

have a good time, enjoy the ride.
Old 02-22-2021, 10:26 AM
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Get the RVPARKY app for your phone... it lists just about every campground, truck stop, walmart... everywhere. You can put in filters like power/size/sewer requirements that will weed out campgrounds that can't take your rig. Makes trip planning easy.
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You should find the coach very easy to drive. I had a 43’ pusher with a tag, just like the one in the picture, and it was actually less stressful to drive long distances than a car. On normal days, I would usually make 400-500 miles, unless there was something we wanted to see. Since you will probably be on the interstates, that should be no problem. We took two trips from Florida to Alaska, and never had reservations except for Denali and Calgary, Alberta for the stampede. We never had a problem finding a pull thru for the night.. one of the problems I see for you is that the truck stops are absolutely hosing the truckers on the price of diesel. Around here, the big truck stops on the Interstate are charging 30-50 cents per gallon more than the local stations.
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
Salt Lake south to NM across I-10 around the loop in Fla back up to NC. Two week trip.
Sounds like she don't know how to plan stops.
43 foot motor coach pulling a F150 pickup
You really should consider bailing out on this one.

The route mentioned above is a 4,000 mile trip, and it's simply not the way to go even this time of the year. (Spring should begin shortly in Mid America.) It's certainly no 2 week trip. RV trips are for stopping along the way, and driving ultra long distances spending the night in campgrounds is excessively expensive.

If she has no idea how to plan stops, she really has no business taking on such an odyssey.

I don't know what kind of motor coach it is, but any 43 foot rig sounds as if it's a real bus. Such a vehicle really needs a fully trained driver with proper CDL driver's license with air brake credentials. Long distance RV trips require a certain amount of technical knowledge and a lot of ingenuity.

Sounds as if this lady needs to find a broker to sell that RV so she can find a lifestyle that better matches her skills and needs.
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Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
You really should consider bailing out on this one.

The route mentioned above is a 4,000 mile trip, and it's simply not the way to go even this time of the year. (Spring should begin shortly in Mid America.) It's certainly no 2 week trip. RV trips are for stopping along the way, and driving ultra long distances spending the night in campgrounds is excessively expensive.

If she has no idea how to plan stops, she really has no business taking on such an odyssey.

I don't know what kind of motor coach it is, but any 43 foot rig sounds as if it's a real bus. Such a vehicle really needs a fully trained driver with proper CDL driver's license with air brake credentials. Long distance RV trips require a certain amount of technical knowledge and a lot of ingenuity.

Sounds as if this lady needs to find a broker to sell that RV so she can find a lifestyle that better matches her skills and needs.
OP is a big rig driver by trade.
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Good on both of you. Best of luck on your trip. Pics and keep us posted!
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KEEP ON TRUCKIN and Enjoy.
Old 02-22-2021, 05:23 PM
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+1 RV PARKY App

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Originally Posted by appfan99 View Post
OP is a big rig driver by trade.
... and about 5 MILLION miles driving them! I don't think Luke will have a problem.

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I know they make a Truckers version of a GPS device. Thats what I would want. It supposedly avoids low underpasses and such things as that. Might you already have one?
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
I know they make a Truckers version of a GPS device. Thats what I would want. It supposedly avoids low underpasses and such things as that. Might you already have one?
Ya i"m taking my gps out of Tonka toy and my xm..
we didn't have to much time to talk about how we were RVing when she flew in , we were busy . we talk about 30 to a hour each night, told her I flagged down the calvery,,, You guys, and was getting apps and info she said she probley has the same apps and laughed but thank every one of you, for the links. the 4th we're chilling there leaving on the 5th, I'll catch up on you guys apps and we can sit down and plan. She has friends in NM TX and her son in Fla, , and we're coming back up 95 from Orlando and stop and see the couple that I sold the yellow vette to. Were still friends and he has some 6.5creedmoor bullets for me. LOL Hard to find those things now. I know your suppose to talke your time I've work out this whole month so i can have a week and a half off throw a half week vacations in so that takes care of the two weeks. I can take another one but we have the v twin national in west VA this year want to make that and my school reunion. I'm good with 900 or better a day if we need it but if it takes a few days more I'm cool
its a THRO Tuscany has a 450 cummins in it, she said you can lock it on 80 and ride . For my dine, I would have a 5th wheel and i'm looking at buying a used toy hauler now. 3500 dodge will haul it.
Bamama you are correct something that big the driver should have CDL I haul cars out of Chicago 90 foot tonka toy, loaded there today in South Bend hotel tonight my hang out on the west end of my route.


My happy ass on the towmotor. Hair is a different color now. Dang.. lOL About 15 years back when I had my trucks. Old red.
. Bus has jake brake like most so i'm good to go. Take me several turns to get the turning down won't take long.

FOOD. I'm a growing boy. Yall remember any good places to eat right by 10 let me know. Thanks again for all the help guys.



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Do you need to bring the f150 back with you. If she is selling that also you could hit up a car max get a ok price for it and not deal with towing it back .
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Good luck on your trip. We have a 43 with the 450 Cummins my wife uses it by herself a lot. does the dog show thing.

it’s now been setting for two months because I can’t get a main breaker which blew because camp ground had voltage drop. Apparently because of COVID it won’t be shipped until March 16.
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Okay here since your going southern.

https://buc-ees.com/
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I had a National Geographic book called something like-Great Stops 30 minutes off the Interstate.

It was a great resource when we ran x country 30 years ago basically the same route
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6.5 creed is indeed almost unobtainium. I have been watching a set of Rifles in that caliber for over a month now thinking of picking one up but the ammo itself has me stopped in my tracks. I ran into some last week though but didn't really have the dough right then to pull both the ammo and the rifle off. The Rifles are Sauer and Sohn made. Superb things. German of course. A special model of that rifle made for Sportsmans Warehouse and a nice clearance price right now. But the ammo scarcity scares me and the plan just hasn't come together yet. Next day all that 6.5 Creedmore ammo was gone again. Im kind of kicking myself for at least not grabbing my limit of 2 boxes to keep that dream alive for a bit. Seems silly to have ammo for something I don't even have...

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