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Dallas to Chicago (or vice versa)

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Dallas to Chicago (or vice versa)


I am wanting to do a trip in an RV from Dallas to Chicago to include all the main spots en route e.g. Tennesse, Nashville, Memphis, Kentucky, New Orleans.

Any advise on what to deffo do or whats not worth including?

Looking at 2-3 weeks.



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1. Re: Dallas to Chicago (or vice versa)

What time of year?

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2. Re: Dallas to Chicago (or vice versa)

Hello and welcome to the Road Trips forum.

As colin has asked, the time of year matters. If you have exact dates, better still, let us know. The year or next?

And what do you like to do, so we can suggest sensible ideas? What's your definition of 'all the main spots'? Give us a bit of background to your travel style and tastes so we can tailor our comments accordingly. There's no point in us mentioning music venues if all you want to do is fish!

How many people are travelling, single travellers rarely go for an RV?!

What do you know about RVing? Is this your first time driving in the USA? Do you want a fast paced trip or a leisurely drive with a chance to smell the roses?

The more you tell us about your needs, the better we are able to make feasible suggestions.


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3. Re: Dallas to Chicago (or vice versa)

Hi there

We are going in November around the 9th 2013.

We did LA-San Diego-Grand Canyon-Las Vegas-Lake Tahoe-Sacremento-Carmel-San Fransisco in November just gone in an RV - that was 11 nights in total so a pretty fast pace. It was 2000 miles in total due to an unexpected trip around Yosemite due to the pass being closed.

There are two of us and would look at getting the same RV as last time - 5.5tonne 23ft. The RV was great and how we want to travel again.

The plan is to start in Chicago and end up in Dallas and we know Oleans is a must too and Austin has been suggested too?

We want to keep a decent pace but will have a few more days than before. Ideally a couple of nights at the beginning and end of the trip in same place.

We want to experience the cultures, music, food, lifestyle....we are not museum people. We had bikes on the last trip and will do this again, both massively into fitness (and eating ha ha)

Hope this is enough info?

Edited: 06 February 2013, 10:58
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