Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
Havertown , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 20
Newby on the road from Phila. to "round th US"--in 4 months

Hi all. I have posted a question or two since 11/14, but mostly researched the forum about winterizing & a minor A/C leak down in MS. --We have made it all the way from Phila. PA on 4/1 thru DC, VA, (Rt 81) thru TN, Smoky Mtn (down at Townsend,TN) & then over to Asheville, NC & then back to Nashville. --Then on thru MS, (Natchez Trace) & State Parks. Then to Louisiana & Texas, (New Orleans , then 3 TX state parks & now in Big Ben.
We have stayed at various KOA's & State parks (TX & MS are quite good.)
Now, my question---we are heading to San Diego by way of NM & AZ , hoping to see Grand Canyon (south Rim),---time is not a problem, we have about 3 more weeks before arriving in Carlsbad, CA--Any suggestions , Rt 40 to Flagstaff?--or another interstate from Rt 10 in the NW direction to the Grand Canyon?--We have a 2012 23FB Flying Cloud with a TV 2015 GMC Canyon
TV can pull 7,000 & we had all weighed last week & we are at 5,800 gvw, (but tanks were empty),--I'm concerned a bit about elevation & speed. I did Teton pass last yr (10,000 ft) in a rental Airstream last June & all was good but a bit of a fright!---Thanks in advance for any travel suggestions.--We have all the travel maps & wifi has been good at Big Ben , but spotty at other stops.--just thought ?..why re-invent the wheel when you'all have probably done it !!--Thanks in advance !!

schafman46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Hittenstiehl's Avatar
1961 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,261
Images: 9
Sounds like an incredible trip.

On the Natchez Trace Parkway by Lorman MS is a restaurant called the Old Country Store. The BEST fried chicken ever with every kind of greens possible. Ask Mr D to sing Ava Maria, incredible, in Latin no less. Stumbled in there several years ago by chance one of the best meals in a 3 week road trip.

Grand Canyon, no bad way to see it. North and south equally scenic just different crowds.
I 40 to Williams then north. Flagstaff an old small college town with a small compact walkable downtown. Park the airstream in large p lot if you are going to walk the couple of blocks of old town.

Enjoy your trip


Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2015, 11:47 PM   #3
Rivet Master
cwf's Avatar
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 6,086
Images: 2
Safe, blessed travel...
Peace and Blessings..
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8 months full time, total refit on the road ArgosyRover Full-Timing 9 03-19-2014 09:02 PM
Looking 4 help: NJ (S or N) or Phila area to fix up old unit Lisa D General Repair Forum 0 09-06-2009 01:29 PM
The Wheels Go Round and Round wheel interested Our Community 36 11-05-2008 03:59 PM
Round and Round She Goes thecatsandi On The Road... 21 04-03-2007 03:36 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.