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Old 09-24-2020, 04:13 PM   #21
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We have been traveling from Maryland. In Gettysburg Pen. Right now. We are older and retired. Not really worried about Covid. More worried about social unrest as they call it. We stay away from areas reportedly effected.
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‎⁨Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park⁩, ⁨near Memphis⁩, last Monday:

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I was on the road when this stuff hit and was out the whole time until about a month ago. If you are taking precautions they would be no different if home or on the road. Everywhere that I went there were a lot of other people traveling. There was a lot of pressure on finding free camping and places to park.

The only caveat would be if you were to get sick, would you rather be home or on the road.
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Old 09-24-2020, 05:36 PM   #24
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Here is my experience: my wife and I left Los Angesles at the end of August and returned home 14 states, and 19 days later, in early September. We only reserved two sites at the beginning of the trip and had no trouble finding places to stay including Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, and Grand Tetons. BTW we were not far from you as we spent a night in the Ozarks about 90 miles north of Branson. My doctor told me not to travel, as I am a cancer patient (71) but we went anyhow, loaded up with groceries so that we did not have to shop anywhere. Great trip. Saw family in the Ozarks and Indy. Safe travels.
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Old 09-24-2020, 05:54 PM   #25
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Just made reservations at a Florida State Park in this coming Florida. It appears that they are booking up like normal. Out of 100 campsites, there were only 2 left, so I did not get much choice.
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My doctor told me not to travel, as I am a cancer patient (71) but we went anyhow, loaded up with groceries so that we did not have to shop anywhere.
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Steve, Am a 73 year old lung cancer survivor (large left lobe and cancer removed), and have 3 additional conditions which make Covid an increased risk for me. We wear proper mask and practice social distancing. We avoid restaurants, except for takeout now and then. Travel into the city to go to the VA medical center to keep appointments as required. We did take a trip to NC to pickup our new to us RT210. Did stay at a couple motels during the trip. Am not doing anything stupid. But we miss RV traveling! Once I get the RT fixed up and mechanical issues taken care of, we will be able to safely travel again. Just remember, we have to live in a new normal. And not get complacent about how to use the protections available to us. I've got a good forgetter!
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Steve, Am a 73 year old lung cancer survivor (large left lobe and cancer removed), and have 3 additional conditions which make Covid an increased risk for me. We wear proper mask and practice social distancing. We avoid restaurants, except for takeout now and then. Travel into the city to go to the VA medical center to keep appointments as required. We did take a trip to NC to pickup our new to us RT210. Did stay at a couple motels during the trip. Am not doing anything stupid. But we miss RV traveling! Once I get the RT fixed up and mechanical issues taken care of, we will be able to safely travel again. Just remember, we have to live in a new normal. And not get complacent about how to use the protections available to us. I've got a good forgetter!
Thanks for response and yes we are in a new normal and wisdom/caution is needed. Glad you are doing well. I hope all goes as planned with your new RT, Congrats and that sounds fun. I am have multiple myeloma, an incurable cancer, and grateful to be in remission at the moment. We are careful, wear masks, etc. and avoid indoor places. Our old RT was terrific for us to get away and see sights. Hoping to get away again soon.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:10 PM   #28
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We left home August 21st for Colorado and then on to Montana in our Class B. We only went outside the coach for fuel and we took precautions with sanitizer, gloves, and masks etc. After 2 weeks in Montana, we headed to Philadelphia. We utilized curbside shopping whenever we needed food or supplies. Stayed mostly in KOA sites and none of them were filled up. Visited family and grandchildren. Had great time. Back home on Sept 21st. Final Talley was 5998 miles. Class B is a great way to travel..
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How do you like your Xplorer 230 XLW? We have the same model and year.
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Old 09-24-2020, 09:12 PM   #30
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We have a trip planned to Cumberland Mountain State Park in Tennessee in October and a trip to Florida planned in November. We got back a month ago from Springfield Missouri. I too am 73 and in pretty good health as far as I know and we love traveling in our big B Coach House 272xl. Earlier we went to Yellowstone on our annual vacation in our Roadtrek Versatile. We have both worked hard all our lives and intend to really enjoy retirement. We wear masks when required but try to stay away from chatty folks too.
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We drove to the DC area from Illinois to visit our son. Everyone in the campgrounds (all National Forest) with rare exceptions, has been Wearing masks. We busted an axle in Virginia and will be camping in the dealership lot for about 10 days, everyone here is masked and very careful. My hands are raw from extra hand washing, but itís fine.
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We traveled from LA to Portsmouth, NH and then back again. Always wore our masks, carried hand sanitizer and always had our food to go if we had to eat out. Be careful and always be aware of your surroundings. Avoid people who don't wear masks or at least keep them away from you if you need to converse with them. I'm sure you guys will be alright if you follow the guidelines. You will loose nothing by being careful and possibly everything by being not.

Wanted to add that always bring Lysol spray or any disinfectant spray and paper towels when you go to a motel. Make sure you wipe all surfaces and check the beds to make sure that they replaced the sheets.
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Old 09-25-2020, 03:14 AM   #33
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Our Class B RT210P has made a forgettable year a bit more memorable visiting grandkids scattered on the southeast USA over the last 4 months. Agree with many comments in thread. With precautions and awareness we say get out and enjoy.
We are not big on campgrounds so once in a while we hit the hotel but also creatively stay at military bases and off beat locations like Pro Bass (where they have overnight slots) etc.
I feel more threatened standing in line at Costco! BTW I also have traveled back and forth to NJ during my mom's last few weeks on earth and have been impressed with SWA-clean jets, middle seats not booked and fewer passengers than normal. Do not be afraid!

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We bought our first Class B for one of the express purposes of avoiding hotels and airlines forever domestically. We broke that vow flying to Washington DC a couple of times over the winter holidays to visit our daughter and family.

We can't avoid them when traveling overseas and have occasionally endured the petrie dishes of cruise ships and river boats.
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Thanks so much, everyone, for the many replies and great advice! We have decided to do the trip as planned next month. I'll report on how it went afterwards.
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We are finishing up a month on the road from NC zig zagging our way to west coast and back. Itís been easy to manage the campsites and distance. Many are doing online or over the phone so one less personal encounter. We have stayed in everything from state parks to private luxury campgrounds. Only time we have had trouble getting spots is on weekends (and Labor Day) but we always end up with a decent spot. We booked our places one day at a time. For us, the campgrounds are secondary and the places we visit are primary. Stay away from the popular, well-known parks. We bought an annual National park pass and have more than gotten our moneyís worth going to the lesser known parks. We actually got tested for COVID-19 at Albertsons in Idaho and we came up negative so itís possible to see much of the US and stay healthy. Masks, wipes, Lysol spray and stay distant. Not always fun but not that hard.
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