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My first rv trip coming up.
#11
If you drive eight hours a day when do you get to see the sites?
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#12
one thing I will add is if you have been on a long stretch without a gas station that the first one you see will rape you. They know how far it has been since a gas station and also that some will be really low on fuel. In one case last fall the first station we saw was a buck a gallon more than those further into town just a few miles down the road.

Gas buddy can help you avoid this as can the search along your route feature of Google maps. Both will list the stations in the area as well as the pump price.
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(07-29-2018, 02:09 AM)Cammalu Wrote: Where are you going and what’s your route???

I`m leaving here in GrangeVille, Idaho and heading down to Stonyford , Ca to visit some friends, then back up
to Garden Valley, Ca to visit my cousin, the one that said I couldn`t do it ( can`t wait to see the look on his face
when I show up in my RV).

If I remember right, its highway 95 south all the way down to Winnemucca, Nevada, and from there its highway 80
down to highway 5 to Stonyford. Then I will spend a day or two at east park reservoir to relax
and enjoy the water. In my younger days I spent many weekends there riding my jet ski. It was a lot of fun and I miss
those days.

After I leave Stonyford I have a few places I want to go to, and then head back up to my cousins house and visit with him
for the day, then head back home. Now that I have the RV I don`t have to be in such a hurry, if I get tired along the way
I can find a place to park and get some sleep. That is going to be the strangest thing to get used to, because I have never
had that luxury before, I would always drive straight thru.

The mileage is just a guess, it will probably be a lot less. The same with the days, I can be gone for eight days at the most,
then I have to be back home. I`m going to try keep track of my total miles traveled, and my gas mileage.
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On A Ford E350 Chassis
V10 Engine
Full time since 10-12-18
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(07-29-2018, 02:36 PM)justjim Wrote: one thing I will add is if you have been on a long stretch without a gas station that the first one you see will rape you. They know how far it has been since a gas station and also that some will be really low on fuel. In one case last fall the first station we saw was a buck a gallon more than those further into town just a few miles down the road.

Gas buddy can help you avoid this as can the search along your route feature of Google maps. Both will list the stations in the area as well as the pump price.

I am still old school and out dated here, I don`t have a smart phone (yet), just an old school flip phone with no
internet service. I will be getting a new phone as soon as I can afford it. I still need to get a laptop as well.

I have made this trip many times in the past, so I know were the gas stations are along the way,
so that helps. You are right about most gas stations along the highway charging more.
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On A Ford E350 Chassis
V10 Engine
Full time since 10-12-18
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#15
Woohoo!!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
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(07-29-2018, 03:23 PM)shadow Wrote: I am still old school and out dated here, I don`t have a smart phone (yet), just an old school flip phone with no
internet service. I will be getting a new phone as soon as I can afford it. I still need to get a laptop as well.

Why not look at buying a cheap $50-$100 tablet that you can use at places with free wifi along the route. 

McDonalds, Starbucks, Lowes, HomeDepot, all offer free wifi. Some rest areas and trucks stops have free wifi. If you buy one, make sure you buy the car charger for it. 

Just a thought.

https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=ta...ead=tablet
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When I was working I would travel stupid miles at a time , I did 1500mi nonstop back in '82 from Southern Maine to Carlisle Arkansas.  (Not where I was going (Tucson) just where the right rear axle heated up and sheared clean off......)
The locals treated me like a long lost relative ! Cool $110 and I was back on the road (including the 3am tow about 30 miles and another tow the next day to the salvage yard where the parts were...

I now feel like I had a long day if I go 200 ! Tongue
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Good luck on your trip. Sounds like a good time to me. Then again I like to drive, that is the vacation to me. When I get to where I was going I can’t wait for the drive home.


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Heck ya, the best way to get comfortable with your vehicle is seat of the pants, hands on the wheel and don't forget to exhale every now an then. After the first few thousand miles you'll notice when you don't hear that squeaky- groan- rattle you've grown accustomed to. Enjoy.
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(07-29-2018, 11:21 AM)Cammalu Wrote: If you drive eight hours a day when do you get to see the sites?

Once I leave home there is really not much to see, you go through about six really small towns with not much to
see in any of them before you get to the larger towns. The first larger town is Weiser, Idaho, and the next larger
town (city) are Payette, Idaho, and then Fruitland, Idaho 

After that your heading out through the desert and there is nothing for about two hundred miles until you get to
Winnemucca. From there you get onto highway 80 and head two hundred miles towards Reno.
It is a lot of driving because I have to drive through a whole lot of nothing before I get to were I`m going.

When I leave home I plan on driving to Winnemucca, its an eight hour drive and about 430 miles.
Once there I will spend the night in a casino parking lot to get some sleep and continue the trip in the morning.

That`s my plan, so far.
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