amarie1 Posted July 6, 2020 Report Share Posted July 6, 2020 (edited) Hi all, After 2 years of dreaming and scheming, having never owned an RV before nor ever taken a trip in one (other than a test 2-week rental last summer) I finally snapped up a 2017 Class C, 29 foot Thor, and it came with a toad and tow bar etc. I had it professionally inspected and the report came back that it was in good shape. That was 2 weeks ago. I drove it from the seller's location near Detroit to my home in Chicago where I had a parking space in a storage lot ready and waiting. I've done one short trip to the Indiana Dune Nat'l Park (last week) and it went okay. Doggos and I are getting more comfortable. I'm buying leveling blocks, tire minder system, etc. Short-term (1 year) goal: Figure out how to take 6 to 8 week trips and keep working on the road (I teach software via Skype/Zoom). Longer term, possibly full-timing. I joined Escapees back in January I think, and Good Sam, and FMCA ... lol. Now I'm trying to figure out how plan out a trip from Chicago to Oakland California, where my daughter and grandchild and son-in-law are. I'd like to go late July/ early August. I know I should not drive the thing more than 5 or 6 hours a day, right? That's about 7 or 8 driving days, taking it easy. I think at least half way through I'd like to rest up for a couple days, no driving. I'm not sure if I'll bring the toad this trip. Is there any service from Escapees, or elsewhere, that would help me plan this out? That is, where to stop each day, where to take my 2-day break? It would make me feel better to have a few choices or reservations along the way rather than purely winging it. I'm anxious enough already. 😉 Thanks! AM Edited July 6, 2020 by amarie1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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