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Old 01-31-2016, 07:19 AM   #1
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Driving to the Mother ship aka Jackson Center, Ohio

We are driving east from Colorado in May on I 70 through Kansas, Missouri part of Indiana to Jackson Center, Ohio. Any recommendations for parks or rv parks along the way?
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:01 AM   #2
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Hi. I don't have specific recommendations for sites but a general recommendation about the AllStays app. Very helpful for planning trips through places you've never been. All the info at your fingertips. It's $10 which is steep for an app but worth every penny!

Also - if you're a WBCCI member, don't forget to look for courtesy parking through your membership - and some here on AirForums - members list whether or not they have courtesy parking too.

Good luck!
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:34 AM   #3
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Trailside east of KC is nice, as is Lazy Days in Hermann (sp?), MO.
Camp Lakewood is nice in Effingham, IL.
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:51 AM   #4
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You can stay at the plant in Jackson. Nice little town. Don't miss the plant tour!

As for on the way, Sondermans in St Charles MO right on the river is decent and right on the Katy Trail (a rails to trails project if you bike). A nice walk down the trail will take you to downtown St Charles with restaurants and bars. Gambling boats if you care to toss some money into the river. Also some river road history. Not wilderness camping but decent with city amenities if you need supplies or a night on the town.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:26 PM   #5
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At Worlds of Fun there's a campground you can stay at in Kansas City Mo. Also lazy days in Montgomery Missouri along I-70 is a nice rv park. Full hook ups on both. worlds of Fun is a Good SAMs and I work there part time.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:01 PM   #6
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Good reviews from real people:

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/
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Old 01-31-2016, 02:19 PM   #7
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The city park at Hermann, MO is a pretty nice camping spot with full hookups. It is maybe 20 minutes from I-70, but Hermann is a delightful little town. Above the town is a nice winery with a great tour, nice tasting room and a delightful German restaurant. There is also a wonderful bakery in town. Lazy Days up on I-70 is pretty nice if you can't go into Hermann.
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:29 PM   #8
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You probably know, but reserveamerica.com and reservation.gov will give you info. on lots of State and Federal campsites along the way.
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Drop-ins welcomed and serviced ASAP. Scheduled appointment recommended. Great on-sight docking goes fast - get there early before service center opens. I made my arrival on a Sunday, the day before my appointment! Very sleepy town - REALLY! Nearest "big" town is about 35 minutes south of JC along I-75 at Troy, OH. Nice Folk in JC and at factory. The AS factory tour is interesting, as is the Bicycle Museum near the town.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:27 PM   #10
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Yes, I also use Campendium which lists all nationals parks and state parks. I use Reserve America, Good Sam, RV park reviews and Road Trip America for my planning. I just appreciate AS feedback as well.
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Thanks for the heads up. So far since we have a 2015 we are good, but you never know.
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Yup, use it all the time. Thank you though.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:38 PM   #13
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Rough road

We drove I 70 east from Indy to JC last spring and we won't be driving that route again. The highway was in awful shape. Potholes, washboard surface, etc. A little rough road is expected but this was too much for us.
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You can stay at the plant in Jackson. Nice little town. Don't miss the plant tour!

As for on the way, Sondermans in St Charles MO right on the river is decent and right on the Katy Trail (a rails to trails project if you bike). A nice walk down the trail will take you to downtown St Charles with restaurants and bars. Gambling boats if you care to toss some money into the river. Also some river road history. Not wilderness camping but decent with city amenities if you need supplies or a night on the town.
We've stayed at Sundermeiers many times and agree with your statement. It's a little pricy but very clean, convenient, pull through concrete sites, just a perfect spot for a overnight or few night stay. The town of St Charles is very quaint with many restaurants for causal dining, try the brewery, catch it for happy, many craft beers, personal pizza or many other light foods in the bar at discount prices.
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