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Posted on February 19, 2010 at 5:29am — 2 Comments

First RV Trip - Newbies

Well, it's been a while since we last blogged, and we've done massive amounts of research, and finally felt comfortable enough to go ahead and book our RV vacation.

We were married on October 17th this year and asked all our guests to contribute to a Trailfinders gift card, and thanks to the generosity of all our friends and family we have managed to book a Honeymoon to remember, 21 glorious days in California, 16 days in an RV, 2 rental cars, Universal Studios, Disneyland and even a… Continue

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 9:04am

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At 7:44am on June 22, 2009, Tracy Thompson said…
Dear Nik and Darren
We had a brilliant time in the RV, it is such an adventure and I am sure if you are doing Claifornia you will appreictae staying in the NPs opposed to driving out again at the end of the day... The campgrounds in North America are absolutely amazing!!! A website you may find useful is look on RV Rentals at the faqs and Travel ideas for some suggestions on California.... If your looking for good avice in the UK and to book I can reccommend Trailfinders.
Whatever you decide enjoy
At 3:30pm on June 21, 2009, Nick Eustace said…
You are doing the exact trip i was planning for next year but have decided on Florida now. A big tip is to check out for the cheapest rental places for where you'll be hiring from.
When looking at distances to travel be aware that it takes a lot longer than you would think in a car even at 60mph although thats about as fast as you'll go as they RV's drink fuel anyway, we averaged 4mpg over the mountains in New York state but at barely $2 a a gallon i wouldnt worry too much.
Campgrounds are great and pretty cheap, best ones if you can get in are the state parks, they tend to be around $30 a night for as many people as you can get in the RV, all have hookups/toilets/showers unless you're in the back of beyond. If you can stick to chains like KOA as they are very good, have great facilities and normally have plenty to do onsite as well. If you rent from Cruise America then you get a discount card too, i believe you do from a few other rental places too.
With regards to sight seeing etc then dont worry too much, we were the same before we went but with a bif research all worked out fine. WIth tourist places you'll find most will have RV parking for certain or at least large enough parking lots so you can park out the way, somehwere like Disney certianly will. We never had a problem with taking the RV in cities etc, roads are plenty big enough and junctions are wide, just be aware of how high it is. If you are looking for somwhere specific to go in the city then search online for parking nearby, normally they have online booking, we found that for Pittsburgh and it saved a lot of hassle. But if you can, especially for LA, use public transport it will be so much easier.

Oh and yes, it will be the holiday if a lifetime.


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