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Here I go! Here I come? Where can I go now?
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Rainbow 
Hi there.  My first post outside the newbie forum.  I will be on the road finally this weekend.  Now what? 

 As I am in central coastal Florida, I need to get out of the heat and humidity as soon as possible.  Are a lot of you folks still in Flagstaff?

 I am kind of a loner myself and do enjoy people, though.  I don't want to be all alone.  Someone here said it..."Friends within walking distance".

 Especially since this is new to me.  I need good Verizon coverage and kind of easy access to a town at least once a week for the usual things.  Hopefully with a dump station, water and propane, as I am in a class B.  A vintage class B, is a nice way to say old. 

Weather is a consideration all the time, I know, but wow this summer is wicked between the coasts.  My heart is really out West, I don't know why exactly.  My other thought is to stay in the mountains in the East for the summer and come back to Florida to those free campsites in the winter.  Maybe because I know the East somewhat.  I am being pulled West, though.

 Suggestions please.  I am heading out with not a clue to where.  Thanks.

p.s.  I am going nutty clearing out the little travel trailer I just sold and won't be able to respond much until they take it tomorrow.  I hope to never, ever acquire so much junk again.  So if I am slow to respond, I am working on this until then.
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welcome we do have a lot of open country, check out northern AZ mid Nevada or shucks just go California dreamin.
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I'm in an RV park just east of Elko, NV if you make it this far north. Should be here for at least 3 weeks while looking for a lot and address. Holler if you wanna stop by.

Wandering Larry
Larry D.
1989 B350 Dodge Van
2014 6x12 cargo
2001 Yamaha TW200
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
Kayak
1993 Damon Hornet - parked in NV as my domicile marker
Living my new nomadic life
Going to the RTR in Jan.

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pamerica (09-22-2017)
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You need to look for an area with high elevations, about 7,000, to keep it cool. Flagstaff would be a good place to start. There is a free RV dump and free water there. PM some of the vandwellers who were at the RTR that went bust and they can give you camping locations.

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You're leaving on a very busy weekend. If possible try to wait out the weekend with friends or at a local campground.
Skyl4rk's suggest of PMing people is good. You can also email Bob for his location and camp near him in Colorado. His email address is on the right side of his blog- http://www.cheaprvliving.com/blog/

 These two sites should help with trip planning. This one will show you the weather along your route so you can avoid the hottest places - https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap#roadtrip

 This one will show you all of the free and inexpensive campsites along your route - https://freecampsites.net/#!&query=TripPlanner

 If you decide to stay in big box lots, which are very convenient stopping spots if you chose to drive on interstates, find a shady local park to relax awhile until the sun goes down then go to the lot to sleep.

 Have fun and keep us updated!
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(06-29-2016, 09:52 AM)tonyandkaren Wrote: You're leaving on a very busy weekend. If possible try to wait out the weekend with friends or at a local campground.
Skyl4rk's suggest of PMing people is good. You can also email Bob for his location and camp near him in Colorado. His email address is on the right side of his blog- http://www.cheaprvliving.com/blog/

 These two sites should help with trip planning. This one will show you the weather along your route so you can avoid the hottest places - https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap#roadtrip

 This one will show you all of the free and inexpensive campsites along your route - https://freecampsites.net/#!&query=TripPlanner

 If you decide to stay in big box lots, which are very convenient stopping spots if you chose to drive on interstates, find a shady local park to relax awhile until the sun goes down then go to the lot to sleep.

 Have fun and keep us updated!
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TonyandKaren, Wagoneer, Idmccain and skyl4rk....thanks.  Still working on trailer and more to go but wanted to take time to thank you for those helpful responses.  I am thinking of all interstates and sightsee once farther out.  95 to 26 to 40 from Daytona Beach area.  Is there anything wrong with that route? 
 
Chicken girl that I am sometimes, I like the idea of staying at truck stops.  I did that for a week once and it was fine.  Until I get my bearings, I believe that will make me more comfortable starting out. 

Thanks again.  Hope to see you out there!
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I just left Flagstaff. There's a number of people still there. If you're on Facebook look for Enigmatic Nomadics page. There was 15 or more people there when I left on Tuesday

Bob is in Williams, about 25 miles west of Flag. He'll be there until the fine is taken care of. No clue when ths
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(06-29-2016, 07:27 PM)cyndi Wrote: I just left Flagstaff. There's a number of people still there. If you're on Facebook look for Enigmatic Nomadics page. There was 15 or more people there when I left on Tuesday

Bob is in Williams, about 25 miles west of Flag. He'll be there until the fine is taken care of. No clue when ths

Thanks cyndi.  I am finally on the road.  I am making my way out towards Flagstaff so it is cooler.  Then.....  ?
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Only made it 2 hours first night....worked all day in the sun with my brother and his boys getting me ready. They built a really nice easy detachable awning for my van. And I learned how to use the marine battery and inverter. Change of route to 40 via friend's suggestion, who told me it will shave 250 miles from what I was planning. Fun!
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Two hours is great. I learned a convenient phrase when I first got on CRVL, and when "meandering" in my Motorhome it frequently comes to mind, mostly to slow me down and make me relax:

2-2-2

Drive two hours (some say 200 miles)

Arrive by 2:00 pm

Stay 2 days


I like to repeat it for the benefit of those who may not have heard it. It's not mine; I'm not that original or deep. But it t has served me well. Hope it does the same for you.

Or, as Alfred E. Newman used to say, "What, me hurry?"
Speed Gray, K8SG
Grand Rapids, MI

"If you want all the comforts of home . . . stay home." Cutiepie Gray

P7: Proper Pre-Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Peterbilt Motorhome Construction Project Website here; check it out!
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