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Old 06-04-2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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Grand canyon, Vegas, Death valley

We will be taking our first trip after 2 years of redoing my 1960 trade wind. I know we should have started sooner but having a hard time finding places . We leave from KS and plan to stay in Taos then head to the grand canyon Las Vegas, Death Valley, then back to new mexico area Need full hook ups as only have a black water tank and no water tank. Any help or suggestions would be really appreciated. The cost per night is really not a big problem
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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So are you looking for places in all of the locations you're visiting, or did you want some specific place? We've camping all through that area (the exception being Vegas) with our greytankless 67.

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Old 06-04-2008, 07:57 PM   #3
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Smile Hi

Stay out of Death Valley. The tepe3rature runs about 120 doring the day and road tempature 165. and nothing is open. The native go to cooler climate of Baker Ca. where temp. is only 110 during the day and 80 at night.Vegas is not any better. The Grand Canyon in Williams is cool becouse it is at 7,000.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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For Las Vegas I would highly recommend the Oasis Las Vegas RV resort for a place to stay. We stayed there over Thanksgiving last year and it was really nice. Lots of things to do just at the resort, and not far from the strip, Lake Mead etc. here is a link to the campground website...
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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Carry plenty of water with you.
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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Sounds like your journey will be a fun one! Depending on your route I suggest you consider traveling Interstate 50 through Nevada. It is a little North of Vegas and might be an option on your return trip. It is a "lonely" road, but even in summer it isn't too hot as it is high desert. There are a few great places to see along the way. Great Basin National Park is unique and worth a drive up the road a couple of miles. There are a couple of RV parks (pretty low key and funky, but with full hookups) at the a couple of the towns along the way.

If you want to have more options for camping... buy a couple of "blue boys" and take them along. (portable grey water tanks) Buy bottled water and take 2 or 3 gallons in the trailer and you should have enough from site to site. Think "tent camping" and you can go more places!

I agree with the post above. Death Valley is best visited in winter... so is Las Vegas. Temps in Vegas can be in the 90's at night during a hot spell. Last time we were in Vegas the battery in our RV (had a SOB then... ) sulpherized. It was just too hot running the motor/AC/and the weather... AAA to the rescue!

Have fun! Great things to see. Try to get to Arizona and see Sedona, it will be crowded likely!

Check out Bob Thompson's threads on places to stay ~ summertime camping gets crowded (but maybe not this summer with the fuel prices....!)

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Old 06-05-2008, 08:07 AM   #7
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Ditto for the Oasis Las Vegas RV park. We stayed there two summers ago on our way to Zion. While we usually don't like RV parks, we thought this one was GREAT!
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:23 AM   #8
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Thanks everyone big help
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:36 AM   #9
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The Camper Village at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon has EWS & Cable. It is not the nicest RV Park, but you will be only a couple of minutes from the lodges and bus routes etc.

The Oasis RV Park in Las Vagas is great. Last October we held the Region 12 Fall Rally, WBCCI there. We had just under 100 Airstreams and the folks loved the park and the convenience to Las Vegas attractions.

Death Valley, that is a tough one. Maybe you should base camp w/hookups and day trip because of the heat.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:36 PM   #10
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Hi Judy:

We stay at circus circus (KOA) in LV. It's not that great of a place, kind of like a big parking lot with full hookups. pool. The thing we liked about it though is, it's right on the strip, you can walk to all of the big casinos. We stayed there about 2 weeks ago, perfect weather, first time at vegas, we will be going back. Didn't gamble once but we enjoyed the buffets, lol. The hotels are beautiful.

I agree with the posters above, death valley is not the place to be this time of year, we were supposed to stay there 2 nights, instead we drove right thru. 50 mph wind and hot that day, got a few sandblasted pics and left. I also hope you have a diesel, the grade on one end seems to never end. They have water for your radiator every mile or so, i'm sure quite a few people have needed it over the years. My transmition temp went up to 217 before i stopped to a rest for a while.
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