QUOTE(Beastdriver @ Jun 9 2007, 05:34 PM)
In addition to the good advice from John Blue, let me add the following:
First of all, DO NOT depend on the Trailer Life Directory or Woodalls to select campgrounds. Depend solely on this site. If it does not have several good reviews on this site, then don't stay there.
Secondly, don't drive more than 200 miles in a day. You should get to a place, unwind, do your hookups and chores, and relax for awhile.
Thirdly, plan your stops and then look for the closest highly rated park, with the amenities you need, on RV Park Reviews.
Fourthly, don't worry about the horror stories you hear. They are very unusual. We've never had anyone knock on our door at night or threaten us.
Fifthly, plan your trip on a leisurely basis--leave plenty of time to stay at stops you like. People who rush from place to place rarely have fun with the RV life.
Sixthly, despite planning your trip leisurely, make reservations for the best sites at the places you know you will stay. Despite high fuel prices, reservations are still a must for the best sites.
Once you have a plan for crossing the country (about where you will be stopping and when), I am sure that folks on this site will be pleased to recommend specific locations to you.
Well thank you so much! I will certainly consider all of your recommendations! I am just so overwhelmed!!! But the 200 mile thing is good to think of, that helps with figuring out what nights we will need to stay where- I will solidify my plans and then look for more specific recommendations.
So you really think this site is the best, ha? I'm glad I found it. Thanks again for your advice!!!