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Old 02-21-2021, 04:18 PM
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Default RVing I-10 Cross country from NM, Fla, NC.

Met a lady few years older than I am that lives full time on her Motor Coach. Husband passed was his toy now its hers. Flew in my way last time was home we met shes cool flying out to Salt Lake then headed south to NM across I-10 around the loop in Fla back up to NC. Two week trip.
Shes drive it but sounds like she don't know how to plan stops. Know there a lot of guys here that Do the southern thing in winter. Where are some good places to stop and eat. 43 foot motorcoach pulling a F150 pickup so from what I've learn craming real quick there are places that don't accept things this big and we need drive through, Can't back up with the pickup tied to the rear. .
Need a little help guys i'm the navagator and I'm new to RVs. Driving it will be a breeze its the rest like where to stay, ect ect could use some info on. ???
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wait a minute this is different one?
Old 02-21-2021, 04:29 PM
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wait a minute this is different one?
Lady. YES. LOL
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Originally Posted by liveaboard74 View Post
Lady. YES. LOL

Good for you Have a good time
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We are going to need pictures of this lady... and the RV...
Old 02-21-2021, 04:56 PM
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I should of figured the pictures question was coming. I"m 64. Shes older than me. Lets see who can guess that.





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You send the other packing?
or you have both
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when you get into MS exit 69 has a truck stop, plenty of room......just south of the exit
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Get the KOA website loaded on your PC, and Woodall’s RV guide. I’ve made that trip several times. I usually drive until I think I will be tired in a couple of hours, then start calling upcoming RV parks to find one that can take a Big Rig. As an alternative, open up Google Maps and try to,figure where you will stop every night. It all depends on how far she wants to drive every day.
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No valuable input but I just wanted to say way to go!
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She looks expensive.... Im just sayin!
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I got nothing to add either but she looks way too pretty for you. Or did you steal her RV and she is tied up in the back.
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olsalty dog, Keep telling yall its that southern gentleman manors with the accent. LOL Love the replys guys. Rolling on the floor. :

She looks expensive.... Im just sayin! She is but I got the toys. Drive a XTS caddy and a custom dually those high end girls love the mans man world. Especially when they ain't had that in a long time. Looking for change.

You send the other packing? or you have both.. YEP. they hang around long enough they get to thinking they can tell you want your going to do. God put 20 million of those beautiful things on this earth for us to enjoy. We're not suppose to have to aggravate with one of them. You married guys just skip this post. LOL





Buffman when you get into MS exit 69 has a truck stop, plenty of room......just south of the ex Thanks. you guys down load trucker path. What I use to find all the truck stops will tell you your running into a traffic jam and don't help you guys but lets me know if the scales are closer or open.

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Get the KOA website loaded on your PC, and Woodall’s RV guide. I’ve made that trip several times. I usually drive until I think I will be tired in a couple of hours, then start calling upcoming RV parks to find one that can take a Big Rig. As an alternative, open up Google Maps and try to,figure where you will stop every night. It all depends on how far she wants to drive every day.
Thanks. Will do. She can drive it but hate to drive with the pickup behind it. I'll be doing all the driving im sure.



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No valuable input but I just wanted to say way to go! Thank you , you and magua Least I got a couple of guys on my side. HAHAHAAHA


That lady is 69 years old. 5 years older than me. Just a fun trip, and a travel partner we had fun together when she flew in but shes fresh out that long marrage and wanting to tavel on her new found money. I'm ok just being that guy for a while and getting to play with that bus. : Way over my pay grade on the motorcoach, but the rest I got. There for a good time not so much the long time.
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Go to Campers World and get their RV guide. Has maps of states with RV park info. Call and request a pull thru. Good luck and enjoy.
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It sounds like you are going to be just driving every day for 10 days. Slow down man. Interstates all look the same so get off them and enjoy your trip. If you only have 10 days to end up in NC then bypass Florida. Campgrounds are pretty easy to locate down the road if you know the miles you feel like driving for the day. Some Apps that you will find helpful is IRV2, Park Advisor, Overnight Parking Find and Good Sam. If your running to a destination don't overlook Home Depot, Cracker Barrel, Lowes, and of course Walmart. When you stop at night and pull the curtains it really doesn't matter whats outside as long as you feel safe. Casinos are the best as well as Horse Tracks. I stay away from truck stops for overnight since truckers really need the space plus who wants to listen to trucks running all the time. Learn the coach and set your generator to come on to keep you charged up. Think well in advance before you find yourself in a corner and need to unhook truck to turn around or back up. If you do find yourself needing to unhook,, chill and you and partner know what each needs to do. You unhook while she puts truck in gear and follow you to a parking area to rehook. It has happened to all of us. But seriously don't feel like a 2 thousand 10 day trip is is better than a 1 thousand mile 10 day trip. Enjoy the areas your at. Last year we were on a trip to Glaciar NP and did a 3 week detour in Wisconsin. Good luck and have fun.
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Originally Posted by seawalker57 View Post
It sounds like you are going to be just driving every day for 10 days. Slow down man. Interstates all look the same so get off them and enjoy your trip. If you only have 10 days to end up in NC then bypass Florida. Campgrounds are pretty easy to locate down the road if you know the miles you feel like driving for the day. Some Apps that you will find helpful is IRV2, Park Advisor, Overnight Parking Find and Good Sam. If your running to a destination don't overlook Home Depot, Cracker Barrel, Lowes, and of course Walmart. When you stop at night and pull the curtains it really doesn't matter whats outside as long as you feel safe. Casinos are the best as well as Horse Tracks. I stay away from truck stops for overnight since truckers really need the space plus who wants to listen to trucks running all the time. Learn the coach and set your generator to come on to keep you charged up. Think well in advance before you find yourself in a corner and need to unhook truck to turn around or back up. If you do find yourself needing to unhook,, chill and you and partner know what each needs to do. You unhook while she puts truck in gear and follow you to a parking area to rehook. It has happened to all of us. But seriously don't feel like a 2 thousand 10 day trip is is better than a 1 thousand mile 10 day trip. Enjoy the areas your at. Last year we were on a trip to Glaciar NP and did a 3 week detour in Wisconsin. Good luck and have fun.
I pulled doubled at Walkins Motorlines back in the 80 still have that endorcment on the CDL so know about looking before you pull in. I can actually take three weeks and we clicked, only one bed in that monster but will be the first time I have even done the country not being paid. Things I remember about down south was the Tiger Truckstop just before the long bridge north of big easy, has some awesome cajon food, never stopped at the tourest place that was at the next EX but know Vado NM is known for its mexican been a long time since I've been out there. Runing east side now for 10 years . Nothing interest me in El Paso sure not going across the boarder now, been a lot of times earlier in life. She has friends in NM TX and Fla. Bus will fly has a 450 in it she says it will hang at 80 all day long so making time with me driving is not a problem. I'll be like a kid in a candy store driving that thing and yes I'll have her take pictures.
Just didn't know if you guys knew some really nice places to eat. I eat at the cracker all the time. Staying on I-10 so if any of you guys think of somewhere by the HWY let me know. Thanks.
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1 bed? uh oh
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
1 bed? uh oh
YEP. Shes a very pretty lady. Fun to . Like most that just got out a divorce or free I can tell shes wanting to fly a little while. Got that sprit back and yall know what I mean. Know what did suprise me. No recliner. 350,000 dollar bus they have couches but don't recline.
First thing I did in my slide in was tear the dinette out brough in a electric recliner and customise the crap out of where I'm going to be spending most of my time. Money can buy things, and they might look high end but that don't mean their cool. . I customize the devil out of everything why I always buy used and build it like I want. Made a joke about putting my logo Foster Child on the back. She let me know real quick that won't happening but was laughing with me. This was her husbands dream not hers. She already got a broker for the bus mama has better ideas in mind. Just listening to her talk about their trips it has a lot to do with prestige which ain't me. She said something few nights ago when we pulled into the camp ground their bus demanded respect. I didn't say anything but nothing needing saying, point was caught. I'll always be the country boy that can build what ever folks think they have to be far more than they ever dreamed. Still a customizing nut. . I'm comfort and fun but mixing it up with this lifestyle on her dime for a few weeks it gona be fun and a learning experence for me. Another story to tell later on around a campfire with a cold beer. . :








I don't do to shabby with the XTS and the country Cadallic pickup truck. . Blue collar working class ain't so bad either.

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Yeah, she doesn't sound like the type I would want to hang around with forever either. "Demands respect"? Nah, that ain't my style either.
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Yeah, she doesn't sound like the type I would want to hang around with forever either. "Demands respect"? Nah, that ain't my style either.
Don't think she was that way either but shes been having to live her husbands dreams and lifestyle . Married 44 years. He passed late last summer. She let her hair down when she flew in with me the girl can have fun so shes been living a dream that won't entirely hers. You get use to being a certain way, I call it cubicial people, only see whats in their 4 walls as being right , takes a while to change after so many years. Shes cool just everything is still new to her being on her own. I'm country with class, big nut always have been but respect for those with more money than I do they did something right and are in titled to enjoy their lifestyle just like I do. Give me two weeks I'll have her hollowing at the moon. She just ain't lived in a while.

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