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We have traveled the  I-40  along the "Mother Road" California to NW Arkansas many times,  6 times in just the last 12 months.   Although we are dry camp ready, the heat has caused us to seek many hookups this last trip. Twin Arrows Casino East of Flagstaff is an easy stop, 460 miles from home.  It's free, quiet and almost always cool enough to dry camp.  In Gallup, New Mexico our go to is always the USA RV Park.  Well equipped, office open late, full hookups 60-90 ft level gravel pull throughs. Usually four sewer openings along the length of the site make it quick and easy to dump.  Used to cost us just over $30 but like all things, more lately.  I think last week was $39.

If we elect to stay in Albuquerque it is usually the Enchanted Trails RV park on the West side of town.  It is easy to spot on the North frontage, because there is a giant Camping World next door with their giant flag.  We normally stay there between $30 and $40 and they have never failed to accommodate us for an overnighter.  Watch out for the rates going way up during the first full week of October when the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is in progress, but, hey even though the rates nearly double, they've even managed to accommodate us then, when the whole town is sold out. 

Amarillo offers the Texas visitor Center near the east side of town when it is cool enough to stay off hookups, parking is free and there are adequate RV spaces for our rig, 52 feet +/-, while still hooked up.  When hookups are required as was the case with our last trip,. The famous Big Texan Steakhouse has a companion business, The Big Texan RV Ranch which has beautiful, huge, full hookup gravel pull throughs and is also available at a reasonable price.

We discovered the Territory Route 66 RV Park in Hinton Oklahoma, West of OKC, just off the freeway a couple miles on old Route 66.   With Passport America we paid $20 (half off full price) but the web said normal discounts would put it under $30.  Amazing 100 ft pull through right off the Road in to our space. Quiet, farm land all around us.

In Weatherford Oklahoma we have stayed for free on the airport property in the parking lot at the General Thomas Stafford air museum. It is worth staying long enough to see.  It is supposedly harvest host but I don't think they really care.  Four bus/RV spots.

If you need hookups in Weatherford the parks are not inexpensive but they are beautiful.  We've stayed south of the highway on the Airport, off ramp at a fabulous Park.  But then I expect fabulous for $60.

On the other side of the city, Shawnee Oklahoma has the Shawnee RV Park where we can always catch a very quiet full hook-up pull through for $25 plus tax.  You just call a little bit ahead give him a credit card number and he'll give you a site number. Great place to stay.  

Those are just our highlights and favorite places. The I - Exit App is definitely your friend when traveling the interstates of the USA.  And as always Google maps lets you search for RV spots along any stretch of highway that you choose bring up on the screen.

 

 

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We have traveled the  I-40  along the "Mother Road" California to NW Arkansas many times,  6 times in just the last 12 months.   Although we are dry camp ready, the heat has caused us to seek many hookups this last trip. Twin Arrows Casino East of Flagstaff is an easy stop, 460 miles from home.  It's free, quiet and almost always cool enough to dry camp.  In Gallup, New Mexico our go to is always the USA RV Park.  Well equipped, office open late, full hookups 60-90 ft level gravel pull throughs. Usually four sewer openings along the length of the site make it quick and easy to dump.  Used to cost us just over $30 but like all things, more lately.  I think last week was $39.

If we elect to stay in Albuquerque it is usually the Enchanted Trails RV park on the West side of town.  It is easy to spot on the North frontage, because there is a giant Camping World next door with their giant flag.  We normally stay there between $30 and $40 and they have never failed to accommodate us for an overnighter.  Watch out for the rates going way up during the first full week of October when the famous Albuquerque International Balloon Festival is in progress, but, hey even though the rates nearly double, they've even managed to accommodate us then, when the whole town is sold out. 

Amarillo offers the Texas visitor Center near the east side of town when it is cool enough to stay off hookups, parking is free and there are adequate RV spaces for our rig, 52 feet +/-, while still hooked up.  When hookups are required as was the case with our last trip,. The famous Big Texan Steakhouse has a companion business, The Big Texan RV Ranch which has beautiful, huge, full hookup gravel pull throughs and is also available at a reasonable price.

We discovered the Territory Route 66 RV Park in Hinton Oklahoma, West of OKC, just off the freeway a couple miles on old Route 66.   With Passport America we paid $20 (half off full price) but the web said normal discounts would put it under $30.  Amazing 100 ft pull through right off the Road in to our space. Quiet, farm land all around us.

In Weatherford Oklahoma we have stayed for free on the airport property in the parking lot at the General Thomas Stafford air museum. It is worth staying long enough to see.  It is supposedly harvest host but I don't think they really care.  Four bus/RV spots.

If you need hookups in Weatherford the parks are not inexpensive but they are beautiful.  We've stayed south of the highway on the Airport, off ramp at a fabulous Park.  But then I expect fabulous for $60.

On the other side of the city, Shawnee Oklahoma has the Shawnee RV Park where we can always catch a very quiet full hook-up pull through for $25 plus tax.  You just call a little bit ahead give him a credit card number and he'll give you a site number. Great place to stay.  

Those are just our highlights and favorite places. The I - Exit App is definitely your friend when traveling the interstates of the USA.  And as always Google maps lets you search for RV spots along any stretch of highway that you choose bring up on the screen.

 

 

Things may have changed, but look for a Cabela’s.  They are usually free and have spaces lined off.  I always call ahead.  Security due to all the outdoor toys is great. There is one to the south near the OK TX border that actually has a nice CG…very reasonable and 50 A power.

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