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Old 05-18-2024, 09:12 AM   #1
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OK to VA - Suggestions along the way

We are newbies, anticipating getting our “new to us” AS to her new forever home in VA! We would LOVE to hear any overnight stay suggestions or caveats regarding our trip from ADA, OK to HEATHSVILLE, VA. Looks like it will be mostly I-40 eastbound.

Any rough road areas to avoid? Great campgrounds or places to stay along the way? We are grateful for any and all suggestions, and apologize if we have inadvertently posted in the wrong place!😬

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Old 05-18-2024, 01:51 PM   #2
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Hi Rob & Carol! Congratulations on your new baby!

Your adventure pretty much depends upon how much time you plan to spend on the road making the delivery. You've got a 20+ hour drive time @1350 miles to get from point A to B. If you're just traveling to get there, I-40/81/64 work fine. There's some construction indicated in the maps on 81 north and 64 west.

We just did 35 days and 8200 miles I-10 East to CA and I-40 West to get back home. We used I-40 from CA-OK to AR/TN and jumped off in Memphis to attend Silver in the City in SC. OK to TN was fine.

If you can adventure along the way there's stuff to see and do on any route you take. Hot Springs, AR & Crater of Diamonds State Park, Memphis (Elvis), Nashville, Shenandoah Valley just for example.

If you're just traveling and doing 300-400 miles or @6hrs each day that'll put you there in @3 days. We'd probably just overnight in a Rest Area, Cracker Barrel, etc... It all really comes down to what your preferences are for drive time each day, how much time you have to get the "job" done, and what your preferences are for overnight accommodations.

Flexible Travel Planning = Where you gonna be in your "comfortable drive time" and then see what's around that area. Adjust to suit your needs. I.E - Drive a little more or less to meet your goal. RVTripWizard, Google Maps, State Park Websites, Reserve America, Recreation.gov, National Park Service, etc...
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Agree with above, it depends on whether you are on a delivery mission, or taking your time a bit and exploring. If making tracks, Cracker Barrel and state welcome center rest areas can be good options.

If taking your time, two possible stops in central TN and SW VA are the Airstream-only campgrounds. In TN it’s the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau Campground near Crossville, and in VA it’s the Virginia Highlands Haven Airstream Park in Copper Hill. From there (Copper Hill) you can then make your final leg to Heathsville in a relaxing day’s drive (<300 miles.)
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