First big trip
Just got back from a 1300 mile trip in our '71 23 foot Safari. We went from Nashville to Natchez on the Natchez Trace (441 miles one way). It was the first extended trip in our restored Airstream. Pulled it with our '90 Chevy Silverado with 164,000 miles on it. Ran like a dream. I had spent the last 9 months fixing it up the Safari and had a great time doing it. The trip was super and we had no problems. Lovely time of year with the Azelias bloomed out as well as dogwoods and redbuds.
When we left Nashville, it was snowing and the farther South we got the nicer it was.
The speed limit on the Trace is 50 miles an hour with a lot of "slow downs and stop and look" at places. Road is basically flat 85 percent of the way. Therefore not a lot of stress on the tow vehicle. Natchez was nice. We camped across the river at a new RV park in Vidalia, LA. Full hookups with cable, swimming pool and all the good stuff.
Came back by way of Vicksburg and up the Delta Highway. Ran with the windows down, Blues playing on the stereo and a full tank of gas. Just like the travel literature recommends.
Good campgrounds at Tupelo (Tombigby State Park, $10 for full hookups if over 62.) Grenada Lake State Park, same price, water and elec. only. Davy Crockett State Park in Tennessee).