Re: Tips needed for newbies~!
We never reserve campsites, and always are able to get a site. The key is stop early. Around 4pm sites are available. If you wait till 6,7 or later you may find the campground full in popular places. Stopping early also gives us more time to explore, relax, whatever.
We don't have favorites, but tend to avoid KOA (too pricey) and always look for places that have showers. Another favorite is National Parks (Cheap with a Senior Pass - for some of these you will need reservations). If showers aren't available, we settle for Forest Service camping (another cheap source of camping with our age!).
We carry a Trailer Life campground guide as it is quite extensive. Most states have a welcome center when you enter the state and will have campground guides for the state.
Some people have an intinarary for every day and every stop. We prefer to go free form. On every trip, the best things we have found are things we did not know about before we left, rather they are things we find on the way by talking to people - and we would have missed them if we were following a schedule.
Relax and enjoy the trip!
Mike and Dorothy
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