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Old 06-10-2015, 03:46 PM   #15
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I have traveled over a fair number of miles/states with another couple here over the years and the FRS radios we have used while traveling work well but have only about a 2 mile range & only if the area is fairly flat and clear. Once in the mountains or twisty roads they are not great unless your very close to each other. Text messages or phone calls work to advise the other party you are stopping for gas etc - assuming of course you have a passenger that can read and respond to the texts &/or you have a vehicle that has built in handsfree voice/ texting option.

Also assuming you have cell phone coverage. A lot of places we travel cell phones don't work.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:04 PM   #16
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Also assuming you have cell phone coverage. A lot of places we travel cell phones don't work.
Very true Byron but thats changing all the time with more and more areas that in the past had limited or no coverage now having coverage. Either way always best regardless to have an agreed spot to meet at the end of the day.
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Old 06-10-2015, 04:12 PM   #17
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A lot less stressful and safer to travel by yourself.
No appointments to make or places to be and no attempts to pass or speed in order to catch up.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:26 PM   #18
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There are many trips as you describe. Every year there are a few groups that do a route 66 trip. The Casita group does a UTAH parks trip. First you would need to plan the route and sites to see. Then determine where you will be camping and for how long. People do not HAVE to travel from beginning to end. They can meet at or travel to one or two campgrounds if they want. Everyone would be responsible for making their own reservations. You do not have to travel tail to nose down the highway. Everyone will have different stops for gas, food, refreshments. Just meet up at the campground later that afternoon.

A friend of my takes a trip to one of the National Parks every year from Las Vegas. His website, Toponautic, has his trip schedule on excel that shows starting stopping points, milage between fill up stops, etc. This year is the Glacier trip.

So, make a plan, post it and see what happens.
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are we too relaxed and unstructured for such a regimen?
Yup. That's me right there.
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Sounds good and seems to work best if you do the Start Here --- Meet There each day and simply expect to see each other at the campgrounds.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:15 PM   #21
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Hotrodders caravan all the time, but then... they're motelers. It's all about meeting at destination(s) and no more than three rigs in a "group" going down the road together. Only because they don't want to plug up a fueling stop with 20-30 cars all at once!
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To me one of the great things about trailer travel is no schedules. No commitment to be any place at any time. That's one reason I never get reservations. The freedom of the open road. Do I worry about where I'm going to sleep, only the first year did I even give it though and that was only for the first night of a long trip.
I know that schedules are important for some people, and that's OK, everybody has to do what they are comfortable with. Like Glenn I'm more comfortable traveling with just my wife and I.
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We are generally happy traveling alone.... however I would be willing to try a guided trip to a special place with a knowledgeable leader. It would be a little like a moving rally.

I wouldn't want it to be too big, friendly size.
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We like variety, this includes camping alone, boondocking, wilderness, small town, Fiberglass gatherings, etc, just exploring our great countries. This is another way to camp and travel that adds another dimension and sounds like fun for a week long event. I know the Casita group have a caravan event that looks like a great time.
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Newfoundland Trip

Scouter Dave started this thread, a very interesting guy. It turns out that he's stopping by our home for the night in a couple of weeks. Since he has a wealth of knowledge about Newfoundland I thought I'd talk to him about setting up a Newfoundland trip, possibly exploring the west coast of Newfoundland. If you're interested, please post to this thread mentioning your interest.

I was thinking of two weeks together, maybe starting at the Mid May Trails, Tales and Tunes music festival, Dave goes to it every year. The Festival last 10 days and is definitely fun and worth it, giving a real flavor of Newfoundland. Equally important it is held in Gros Morne so one could mix the Festival and exploration of Gros Morne.

One advantage of the spring is the relative 'tourist quiet' of this time. Sticking with the west coast would provide plenty to do in two weeks and of course you could stay longer.

Another feature of the west coast is you don't have to do a lot of driving to see a lot, even a hop over to Labrador and Red Bay would be a possibility.

I should mention that driving in Newfoundland is like driving route 90 along the Texas border, mostly you, the road and an occasional moose. The driving is easy, relaxing and the views beautiful.
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We have travelled with another couple a few times, and it is quite nice. Depending on the people, I would even be willing to do a short trip with a bunch of others too.

I have done lots of backpacking and canoeing trips with lots of people, and for the most part things have gone great. The more people, the slower you can expect to go, as you are always waiting for the slowest person, which is not always the same one. The one thing we always do though, is to make certain there is one person designated as the group leader, who only if needed will make a final call on the group decision making. I imagine this would work best even with an RV caravan.

I don't see is as a safety thing at all though. I feel perfectly safe by ourselves.

But, like others have said, for the most part I enjoy the flexibility of travelling alone.
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Jim,

I don't see it as a safety issue either. However I do think there's a hesitancy by some RVers to travel to out of the way places alone. Though many people travel to Alaska alone, there's a fair group who would not do it. Maybe part of it is the mystique of places like Alaska and Newfoundland. In Newfoundland, discounting the locals who camp all the time, most of the RVers 'from away' seem to be in caravans.

We have friends who lead a 56 day Caravans in NL and NS, ... and are always full with 20 rigs or so...the charge is $9000, just amazing to me.

I think an RV caravan the slowest person is not a problem that it may be on a hike. Typically they don't drive together. I think a nice feature might be not to have any really long day drives and to keep planned events to reasonable levels while allowing time for individual extensions.
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I kinda like the idea of "serial rallies".
Pick a number of sights and dates in a row across the country.
Get a number of trailers to sign up.
Then publish the schedule so that those other than the core group could attend those close to their homes.
We were kinda thinking of a "Caveman Run" which would include camps near caves across the country. Mammoth,Merrimac,Mark Twain, etc.
There are hundreds of nice caving sights across the country.

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