What are your 2020 plans?

jkjennjkjenn Posts: 5,507Member
Where is everyone taking their trailers this year?

Last year I did a pretty big trip that took mu the northern US Rockies and the Candadian Rockies as far as Jasper. 

This year's plans are still under consideration, but I am hoping to try a second shot at Glacier and swing down through WY to CO.

Jenn Grover | 2015 320 S | 2018 Jeep Grand WK2 | Nights in [email protected]: 211 | Pittsburgh

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  • BrianZBrianZ Posts: 1,038Member
    The only plans we've made so far is to go to Jonesborough, TN, in October for the 3-day National Storytelling Festival.  We and our cousins want to take our twin [email protected] there, so if anyone can recommend a campground near there, please let me know.
    -Brian in Chester, Virginia
    TV: 2005 Toyota Sienna LE (3.3L V6)
    RV: 2018 [email protected] 320S, >70 mods 
  • MuttonChopsMuttonChops Posts: 618Member
    Know I'll have two big adventures and at least one rally.
    In 13 days leave for Snow Bird 2020.  This will be several days longer than 2019's trip and will have fewer formal State Park stops.  Have captured planned warm zone stops on a Travel Decal:

    May has the Washington State East-meets-West Rally.

    While in mid-September will attend a wedding in AZ, on trip back home plan to ride the Grand Canyon Railroad then head into Southern Utah canyons. Base route to be UT-12 with several sightseeing drives.  Hope to drive Hells Backbone FS Road (without [email protected] in tow).  It was "the road" to Boulder before UT-12 was completed.

    Expect several more multi-day local adventures will happen.
    2018 [email protected] 320 Spitched axle, 3020HE
    TV: 2017 Colorado V6 Z71 4x4, Tow Package, GM Brake Controller
    Adventures:  23       Nights:  155 
  • webers3webers3 Posts: 130Member
    First planned long trip of the year starts on 1/9 with many to follow throughout the year


    2017 [email protected] 320S   2019 Jeep Cherokee - Southern Connecticut
  • jkjennjkjenn Posts: 5,507Member
    UT 12 is one of the best drives, anywhere.

    Cottonwood Canyon is such a cool drive. If you have time, check out the area of the old Paria movie set (set no longer there.) Just down the road a little towards Kanab from where Cottonwood Canyon Rd meets US 89. Some of the most colorful rocks I have come across.




    If you like to hike and can leave the [email protected] Escalante has some very cool slot canyon trails not far down Hole in The Rock Rd.

    Jenn Grover | 2015 320 S | 2018 Jeep Grand WK2 | Nights in [email protected]: 211 | Pittsburgh

  • DenisPDenisP Posts: 243Member
    We had a busy season last year with our "epic trip" out west. Follwed by several other shorter trips.  This season will begin with a trip in 45 days to Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.  More planning to come.
    2018 [email protected] 400 with Solar
    2013 Tundra TRD 5.7L
    Massachusetts
  • T@Balong[email protected] Posts: 272Member
    Florida's Atlantic Coast; Michigan's Thumb; Kentucky Music Week-Bardstown, KY; Evart, MI Dulcimer Fest; Platte River Campground, Sleeping Bear Dunes; Lake Superior circumnavigation; Black Mountain Music Fest, NC...........and who knows, maybe more!
    2015 [email protected] 320 S, 2019 Jeep Cherokee
    States Visited Map
  • AirBossAirBoss Posts: 48Member
    After few shakedown cruises this spring , planing an 15-18 state, 7000-8000 mile adventure across the southern tier from CA to VA, then TN, KY, OH (NuCamp gathering?), IN (taking in the Indy 500), IL, MO, KS, CO then back home. Nothing rock solid yet but that's the plan. Theme: "No Freeways...No Fast Food!" As a photographer, also intend to capture the US Flag in some of the most unusual and patriotic locales I can find...thus, trying to stay off the beaten path. No doubt will hop on and off the interstates from time to time, tho.  

    Any recommendations re: trip planning recources (other than the usual AAA TripTik which I'll certainly look into) would be greatly appreciated! 
    2020 [email protected] 400 w/solar;3-way fridge
    '04 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Dino-killer
    San Diego, CA
    www.vividimagex.com
    www.airbossone.com
  • RollingBnBRollingBnB Posts: 330Member
    First We Hit Tabazona, then sell the Tab so we can go bigger, then off to do the New England states.
    2017 [email protected] S Max White [email protected]
    2015 Chevy Silverado & 2017 GMC Acadia
    Alan & Patty
    Southern Az
  • MuttonChopsMuttonChops Posts: 618Member
    . . . then sell the Tab so we can go bigger . . .

    :o:s:|


    Any ideas on what the next RV will be, beyond bigger ?
    2018 [email protected] 320 Spitched axle, 3020HE
    TV: 2017 Colorado V6 Z71 4x4, Tow Package, GM Brake Controller
    Adventures:  23       Nights:  155 
  • RollingBnBRollingBnB Posts: 330Member
    . . . then sell the Tab so we can go bigger . . .

    :o:s:|


    Any ideas on what the next RV will be, beyond bigger ?
    Grand Design 2500RL
    2017 [email protected] S Max White [email protected]
    2015 Chevy Silverado & 2017 GMC Acadia
    Alan & Patty
    Southern Az
  • RollingBnBRollingBnB Posts: 330Member
    JeffroNC said:
    Greetings,
    We got our Tab 400 last February and took some short trips to get used to it. I retired in July and DW Retired today!
    Here is our proposed route. We are calling it our second honeymoon. :-)
    We are starting on January 17th and will be back in about 6 months. Being the plan ahead type, I really like RV Trip Wizard.
    Our big splurge is at the Grand Canyon. We will camp in Williams and take the train into the park. 
    We will also be camp hosts in Idaho for two months at Dworchak Sate Park.
    Our previous camping experience was on motorcycles so packing light is not new to us. 



    Some of those roads might be closed in Jan Feb time frame
    2017 [email protected] S Max White [email protected]
    2015 Chevy Silverado & 2017 GMC Acadia
    Alan & Patty
    Southern Az
  • AirBossAirBoss Posts: 48Member
    @JeffroNC, looks like an awesome trip. Congrats on the retirement and here's to a safe and memorable adventure on the road! 
    2020 [email protected] 400 w/solar;3-way fridge
    '04 Chevy Tahoe Z71 Dino-killer
    San Diego, CA
    www.vividimagex.com
    www.airbossone.com
  • CherokeeCherokee Posts: 71Member
    Good Question!
    This winter, I'd like to go back to Anza Borrego State Park in California and pull our [email protected] into Sandstone Canyon



    And park our [email protected] about where we pitched our tent last year:


    1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ (2" lift and 30" tires) 2019 [email protected] 320 Boondogle
  • jrhameljrhamel Posts: 43Member
    We are leaving on January 12 on our 1st epic trip with our 400 traveling from Wisconsin south to Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. We don't have a timeline nor have we made more than a couple reservations. My wife and I will go until one or both of decides it's time to return home. Although we have a long list of suggested places to visit we will make decisions on the road as we go depending on how we feel at that moment in time. 

    Happy travels to all
     2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite and 2019 Ford F 150 4x4

    Madison, Wi
  • Jackie_DaveJackie_Dave Posts: 50Member
    We are taking a lot of trips closer to home with one to the UP Michigan. 10 day trip with two overnights at Harvest Hosts along the way. It'll take us 2 days to get there and 2 days to get home. Our first really extended trip with the [email protected] So very much looking forward to it.
    2018 [email protected] 320-S / 2017 Ford Escape Eco-Boost
    Harpers Ferry, WV
  • Travelin3DTravelin3D Posts: 113Member
    After getting our 320 BDL in May we've taken several more or less "local" trips out of NYC - western PA, Adirondacks, Catskills, Virginia. First major extended trip will be [email protected] 2020 (leaving tomorrow!). We will be learning a lot, I'm sure.
    Richie, Mickie and Satchmo
    2020 320S Boondock Lite (silver w/blue)
    2019 Subaru Ascent Premium
  • Deb55Deb55 Posts: 81Member
    This past summer, we went to the Carolina Canoe Club's week of rivers in Western NC. We're thinking of repeating that again in summer 2020. Plus, we tossed around a trip to the UP in Michigan, or Nova Scotia. We can't do it all, because I'm retired but my husband is not. So many ideas, so little vacation time! 
  • TerryV6TerryV6 Posts: 1,062Member
    Well, to start with, we plan to make the NuCamp rally.  
    Terry & Jody...  2016 Dodge Ram 1500
    2016 NuCamp 320 [email protected] Max S
    [email protected]  Road   
    Appleton,  WI





  • VernaVerna Posts: 5,491Administrator
    My plans for last year find ‘the fully work out, so I’m not jinxing the plans this year😂. Sunny Day, Guido (new rescue dog) and I will travel, but it’s a secret😉
    Verna, Columbus, IN, 2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock Lite white/red, towed by a white 2019 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercab, 3.5L V6 Ecoboost; [email protected] Administrator




  • NomadPilgrimNomadPilgrim Posts: 69Member
    JeffroNC said:
    Greetings,
    We got our Tab 400 last February and took some short trips to get used to it. I retired in July and DW Retired today!
    Here is our proposed route. We are calling it our second honeymoon. :-)
    We are starting on January 17th and will be back in about 6 months. Being the plan ahead type, I really like RV Trip Wizard.
    Our big splurge is at the Grand Canyon. We will camp in Williams and take the train into the park. 
    We will also be camp hosts in Idaho for two months at Dworchak Sate Park.
    Our previous camping experience was on motorcycles so packing light is not new to us. 



    Some of those roads might be closed in Jan Feb time frame

    We took the steam rain to the south rim, it seldom runs. Great fun!

    2016 [email protected] Maxx CS-S  following a 2008 4Runner Ltd

    Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.-
    Paulo Coelho
  • NomadPilgrimNomadPilgrim Posts: 69Member
    AirBoss said:
    After few shakedown cruises this spring , planing an 15-18 state, 7000-8000 mile adventure across the southern tier from CA to VA, then TN, KY, OH (NuCamp gathering?), IN (taking in the Indy 500), IL, MO, KS, CO then back home. Nothing rock solid yet but that's the plan. Theme: "No Freeways...No Fast Food!" As a photographer, also intend to capture the US Flag in some of the most unusual and patriotic locales I can find...thus, trying to stay off the beaten path. No doubt will hop on and off the interstates from time to time, tho.  

    Any recommendations re: trip planning recources (other than the usual AAA TripTik which I'll certainly look into) would be greatly appreciated! 

    The Allstays app, Boondockers Welcome (free spots), Harvest Hosts, Komoot app
    2016 [email protected] Maxx CS-S  following a 2008 4Runner Ltd

    Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.-
    Paulo Coelho
  • NomadPilgrimNomadPilgrim Posts: 69Member
    Happy 2020 Jenn. Leaving Cape Cod for Nashville, then Gulfport, MS, January 15th. First winterized [email protected] trip.  Will definitely get to Acadia again this year. The rest of my travel involves flights this year. http://www.lisamorales.com/
    2016 [email protected] Maxx CS-S  following a 2008 4Runner Ltd

    Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.-
    Paulo Coelho
  • Michigan_MikeMichigan_Mike Posts: 2,557Administrator
    jkjenn said:
    UT 12 is one of the best drives, anywhere.

    Cottonwood Canyon is such a cool drive. If you have time, check out the area of the old Paria movie set (set no longer there.) Just down the road a little towards Kanab from where Cottonwood Canyon Rd meets US 89. Some of the most colorful rocks I have come across.




    If you like to hike and can leave the [email protected] Escalante has some very cool slot canyon trails not far down Hole in The Rock Rd.

     Interesting, I drove the entire length through Cottonwood Canyon from Kaleidoscope Canyon to Highway 89 at Page, Arizona. I did it in a Monte Carlo while I was traveling in the area and pulling a Little Guy 4-wide about 10 years ago. When I stopped off at the BLM office just outside the entrance to the canyon the national parks services employee about swallowed her coffee when I told her I did it in a Monte Carlo. I did notice on the way out but there was a sign that said high profile vehicles suggested. I had a jeep come down one side of the mountain back in there as I was going up and as we passed we could’ve touched hands we were so close!  Beautiful area and is next to the Grand Escalante area.  I certainly wouldn’t recommend anybody driving a car back in there but if you had a four-wheel-drive vehicle it is doable, but you can see areas where there have been mudslides and the 2-track road has ruts at least a foot deep or more in areas that require driving between the rutted area. There was also a wash that I had to drive through at the beginning of the canyon area that made things interesting too.
    Mike Smith 
    Linden, Mi
    2019 [email protected] 400

  • boonieboonie Posts: 62Member
    Leaving in a couple weeks , heading south thru Arkansas, then gulf shoreline. I have been looking at many area's from Corpus Christi, to Pensacola. 
    No time limits, just cruising and smiling. Later in the spring, we shall see the S.W.
    I'll put it like this, there will be many night's in the Tab :)
     
    2020 TabS 320 Boondock Edge- Colorado V6-Marin MT bikes :)
  • TNOutbackTNOutback Posts: 258Member
    BrianZ said:
    The only plans we've made so far is to go to Jonesborough, TN, in October for the 3-day National Storytelling Festival.  We and our cousins want to take our twin [email protected] there, so if anyone can recommend a campground near there, please let me know.
    @BrianZ, Roan Mountain State Park is not too far (~45 minutes) from Jonesborough and has a really nice state park campground I can recommend. October would be high demand so be sure and secure reservations early.  Very remote there; while there is WiFi in the campground, there is no cell phone service.  Closer still, there are a number of commercial campgrounds in/around Erwin, TN, though I have not stayed at them.
    2020 [email protected] 400 BDL w/ solar
    2016 F-150 4x4 Crew, 3.5L Ecoboost
    Middle Tennessee
    YNWA LFC
  • MuttonChopsMuttonChops Posts: 618Member
    . . . Snow Bird 2020.  . . .
    About ready to leave, have moved up my departure date to allow more time (stop overs) in Oregon on way south due to a full upcoming week of bad I-5 driving conditions.  Trip will now be 6-weeks.

    Problem:
     + Help +  :)   Still learning what to take & how to pack =) .
    Colorado extended cab, "long box*" is full.




    * Remember when all Pick-ups (except imports) had 6.5 or 8 foot boxes.
       This 'long box' just holds a full size bicycle.



    2018 [email protected] 320 Spitched axle, 3020HE
    TV: 2017 Colorado V6 Z71 4x4, Tow Package, GM Brake Controller
    Adventures:  23       Nights:  155 
  • Tundra57Tundra57 Posts: 293Member
    My Tundra double cab hardly fits my motorcycle unless the tailgate is down :-(
  • Travelin3DTravelin3D Posts: 113Member
    @MuttonChops if you put a cap on that bed you can start going vertical! 😉
    Richie, Mickie and Satchmo
    2020 320S Boondock Lite (silver w/blue)
    2019 Subaru Ascent Premium
  • dragonsdoflydragonsdofly Posts: 1,184Member
    We don't have any epic trips planned this year. BUT, we are going to üCamp '20! Managed to snag a spot. Can't wait to see everyone there!
    2017 [email protected] sofitel([email protected])TV 2015 Silverado 2500hd(Behemoth). Wyandotte, Michigan.
    Draco dormiens numquam titilandus.
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