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HighwayJunky

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Posted: 04/22/21 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wife and I are expecting opportunity to travel from Raleigh NC to Squim, Washington during month of June in our 42FT MH. Any travel suggestions, routes, route to stay away from would be appreciated.

We looked at RV Trip wizard and it selected any one of three but being 3000 miles I prefer to truth the drivers first and foremost.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions [emoticon]


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Posted: 04/22/21 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you looking at a sight seeing tour or a direct drive to your destination?
Will waiting a few days for snow to clear in a high elevation be a problem? Many of your northern passes can still get snow in June.


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If you are just trying to get there, plug it into google maps and pick a freeway route.

If you want to see things along the way and assuming you are familiar with and have visited the states around NC...I would suggest put in a longer day to get out to around the Mississippi. Then a second longer day to get to Denver.

There are lots of options with such a big area but what I might do (favoring National Parks):

From that point you can wander thru Colorado (Rocky Mountain NP), Utah (Arches, Salt Lake City, Dinosaur NM) up to Grand Teton/Yellowstone with a side trip to Glacier N.P. If Canada is open, swing north to Banff/Jasper NP.

Alternatively, from Arches, you could swing south and hit, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand Canyon, then up thru Death Valley, Sequoia, Yosemite, and up the west coast.


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Easiest would be I90. With plenty of opportunity for sightseeing along the way. It’s an easy drive once your west of IL (WI/IL border).


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On a trip we took from the east coast to the west coast we found ourselves staring directly into the sun especially towards the evening as the sun set. Was not a problem when we were heading east maybe because we left our campsite in the late mornings.

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Close to or maybe 3K miles. I might try to miss Chicago somehow. I-90 is not a bad route, we have done that many times over the years, but ernie is right, that sun in the west can be tough. Start early and get off the road early. We have had headwinds and tailwinds many times, but still my choice if I am trying to get some place with a limited amount of time

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If you take I-90 you will see a couple signs for Wall Drug in South Dakota.

I suggest stopping there and getting some ice cream.


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HighwayJunky wrote:

Wife and I are expecting opportunity to travel from Raleigh NC to Squim, Washington during month of June in our 42FT MH. Any travel suggestions, routes, route to stay away from would be appreciated.

We looked at RV Trip wizard and it selected any one of three but being 3000 miles I prefer to truth the drivers first and foremost.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions [emoticon]


Check out US 50 route. If you want to enjoy your trip. Stay off the freeway when possible. KEN


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Posted: 04/22/21 11:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Welcome to the northwest it is pronounced swim with a Q in front of it [emoticon]
Don't miss the chance to do the North Cascade highway route 20 it is the prettiest road in the nation.


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My biggest suggestion is to be off the road and stopped for the night before the sun starts to set. The sunset will blind you.


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