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Old 02-08-2014, 07:13 AM   #1
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Traveling from Florida to Colorado

My husband and I are picking up our new Airstream in a couple of weeks. We have a family wedding to attend on Easter weekend in St. Augustine. We thought we would leave from there to head west. We really don't want to make reservations because we would like to have the pleasure of driving until we are ready to stop or find an interesting place. My concern is wondering if there would be snowbirds traveling back and wondering how booked the rv parks would be. Any suggestions? I hate making reservations, but I sure don't want to be stranded on the road somewhere!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:20 AM   #2
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As long as you don't drive till eight o'clock at night, (we like to stop by 4)we've never had a problem finding an RV park with sites available. If you are going to a "destination area", it's better to call ahead at least the morning of your evening arrival.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:31 AM   #3
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As long as you don't drive till eight o'clock at night, (we like to stop by 4)we've never had a problem finding an RV park with sites available. If you are going to a "destination area", it's better to call ahead at least the morning of your evening arrival.

Great advise Steve. We do feel strongly that we want to be someplace by around 4 as well. Thanks for the info!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:33 AM   #4
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The flock of snow birds usually depart in early April. I think you will be OK.
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As a former Floridian, we have made the trip several times. April is the shoulder season, so you should not have any problem getting into state parks along the way. However, if you have some specific destinations on the way (French Quarter, San Antonio), it is best to make a rez a few days in advance if you want to be in a good park close to the action.
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As you approach higher country, you may find some campgrounds and RV parks are still closed for the season. Save yourself some time by calling ahead.

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In our area there are some free Federal Campgrounds that start jamming up mid/late March but here always seems to be spots at the commercial ones.

We seldom make reservations ahead of time and often travel in peak season. Around lunch time we start calling ahead to where we might end up and check for sites. We have never been hung out without a campsite.
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It may just be our luck, but every time we have cruised through "the middle" in April we have encountered bad weather. Actually had to saddle up and run 60 miles one evening in Nebraska after a tornado warning was sounded. Big excitement for folks from Florida -- at least with hurricanes, the Weather Channel frenetically warns you for a week...

RV parking has never been a problem, though. Seems like when school is in session, it is pretty easy to find a place. On weekends, you might call ahead...

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I guess I'm not being clear (hardly unusual). Here in the mountains, a bunch of places are just plain closed for the winter season. Carson National Forest, for example, won't open the campgrounds until late May. Many of our state parks are still open for the winter, especially in more temperate areas of the sate, but not all of them. I'm not too sure about the federal campgrounds at all, but at least some of them close. And quite a few private campgrounds located in the mountains are likewise closed until sometime in May.


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Do you have a specific or even a general route planned? Many here can help you with very specific stopping points along the way based on what routes you are considering. Road and weather conditions are also a factor. There is a ton of institutional knowledge here so the more you give us the more we can give you back!
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Do you have a specific or even a general route planned? Many here can help you with very specific stopping points along the way based on what routes you are considering. Road and weather conditions are also a factor. There is a ton of institutional knowledge here so the more you give us the more we can give you back!

To be honest with you - no! Have no clue what route we are taking!! I didn't want to ask too many questions! We did think about taking a northern route going and the southern route coming back home. But we are very flexible! No place we have to be at any certain time and if we don't make it all the way to Colorado - that's okay too! I would appreciate any help!

All of your comments are very much appreciated! Thank you so much!
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If you are not on a schedule, once past the Texas state line try to get off of the interstate and find a long 2 lane road.


We go out west every couple of years and after all of those trips, I have no recollection of anything on the interstate. Every one of the things that make me smile are from a smaller state highway.
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Include me in the off interstate route. Find a US highway that goes in your general direction and make an adventure out of following it. I have traveled US84 from Waycross GA to the end at Pagosa Springs CO. If you see a local attraction, museums, visitor centers, stop, check it out and ask the locals about other "off the tourist route" sites.
We have been very pleasantly surprised by some really interesting attractions we would never have found otherwise.
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:03 AM   #14
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Sounds like good advise! I know getting there is easier on the interstate, but we want to see America - not the interstates!! We really want to see the small towns in America, so anytime we can, we definitely would like to get off the interstate! Many thanks!
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