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Trailer Trips

Since December, 2015, I’ve lived full time in The Rolling House (TRH), an 18 ft Idea travel trailer pulled by a Ford Transit van. Before that I took some long test trips to be sure full-timing would work for me. Altogether, it's been over  60,000 miles, all over the USA.

My trip planning tool: RV Trip Wizard

   MD, FL, GA, TN
   MD, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, NV, UT, CO, MT, WY, WA, Ontario
   MD, FL, TX, NM, CO, WY, MT, WA, OR, NV, CA, OK, TX
   TX, FL, VA, ME, MD, OH, MI, TN, AL, TX
   TX, NM, AZ, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, BC, YT, AK, ID, CA, AZ
   AZ, NM, TX, OK, IA, CO, WY, MT, UT, AZ  
   AZ, OK, MO, WI, MI, MN, ND, MT, UT, AZ



 3,000 miles

Phoenix area to OKC to Michigan Upper Peninsula to Montana to Yellowstone to Cedar Breaks to Mesa.

Parks and Sights:

2014 - 2019

59,150 miles


9,450 miles

Tucson to Taos to Santa Fe to OKC to Iowa to Estes Park
Estes Park to Yellowstone to Phoenix

Parks and Sights:

  • Petrified Forest
  • Chaco Canyon
  • Rio Grande Gorge
  • Taos Pueblo 
  • Bandelier National Monument
  • Pecos Historical Park
  • Sandia Peak
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science
  • Valles Caldera
  • Valley of Fires
  • New Mexico Museum of Space History
  • White Sands
  • Lincoln County 
  • Smokey Bear Historical Park
  • International UFO Museum
  • Bitter Lake National Wildlife Preserve
  • Buddy Holly Center
  • Great Salt Plains Lake
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Reserve
  • Spiro Mounds Archaeology Center
  • Buddy Holly Plane Crash Site
  • Badlands National Park
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days
  • Pikes Peak
  • Garden of the Gods
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre
  • Fiddlers Green
  • Black Canyon of the GunnisoN
  • Mesa Verde
  • Chimney Rock
  • Canyons of the Ancients
  • Four Corners
  • Capitol Reef NP
  • Golden Spike Historic Park
  • Grand Tetons NP
  • Yellowstone NP
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Grand Canyon Caverns
  • Havasupai Falls

  • 2014 - 2018

    49,700 miles


    17,700 miles

    Galveston Island to Lake Conroe to Colorado Lake to San Antonio to Rio Grande Valley
    North Texas to Las Vegas to Utah to Pacific NW to Banff to Alaska to Seattle.
    Seattle to Utah to Las Vegas to Santa Ana to Tucson to Sedona

    Parks and Sights:

    • South Padre Island
    • Sedona
    • Grand Canyon
    • Antelope Canyon
    • Zion NP
    • Death Valley NP
    • Sequoia NP
    • Yosemite NP
    • Crater Lake NP
    • Paradise Point SP in WA
    • Banff NP
    • Laird River Hot Springs Provincial Park
    • Skagway AK
    • Chenna Hot Springs AK
    • Valdez
    • Arctic Circle
    • Denali NP
    • Russian River 
    • Homer/Seward
    • Lake Clark NP
    • Wrangell St Elias NP
    • Tok
    • Hyder/Stewart 
    • Talkeetna
    • Anchorage/Fairbanks
    • Whitehorse YT
    • Seattle 
    • Utah - SLC, Provo, Moab, Page, Bryce, Zion
    • Las Vegas
    • Santa Ana, Joshua Tree NP, Yuma, Tucson, Sedona


    8,500 miles

    Houston to St Petersburg to Key Largo
    Key Largo to Richmond
    Richmond to Lake Fairfax to Little Bennett to Acadia NP
    Acadia NP to Danville to Little Bennett to Minster to Lake Huron to Lake Fairfax
    Lake Fairfax to Little Bennett
    Little Bennett to Knoxville to Natchez Trace to Huntsville to Natchez to Houston
    Houston to Lake Conroe to Galveston Island

    Parks and Sights:
    • O'Leno SP
    • Jonathan Dixon SP
    • Uwharrie National Forest, Badin Lake
    • Shenandoah NP
    • Little Bennett Regional Park
    • Oquaga Creek SP
    • Acadia NP
    • Fort Knox State Historical Site
    • Lake Loramie SP
    • Lakeport SP
    • Cunningham Falls SP
    • Lake Fairfax Park
    • Natchez Trace Parkway
    • Monte Sano SP
    • Tishomingo SP
    • Vicksburg National Military Park
    • Martin Dies, Jr SP
    • Galveston Island SP


    10,000 miles

    Bethesda to Homestead to Key Largo to St Petersburg to Galveston Island
    Galveston Island to Lubbock to OKC to Palo Duro to Midland
    Midland to Angel Fire to Rocky Mountain NP
    Rocky Mountain NP to Crazy Horse to Missoula to Glacier NP
    Glacier NP to Seattle to Mt Baker to Potlatch to Lincoln City to Crater Lake NP
    Crater Lake NP to Lava Beds NM to Reno to San Francisco
    San Francisco to Death Valley to Las Vegas to Bisbee to OKC to Houston

    Parks and Sights:
    • Everglades NP, Shark Valley
    • John Pennekamp Coral Reef SP
    • Key Largo
    • African Queen
    • Key West
    • Museum of Diving Museum
    • Ginnie Springs
    • Little Manatee SP
    • Galveston Island SP
    • Palo Duro SP
    • Oklahoma National Stockyards
    • Santa Fe National Forest
    • Carson National Forest
    • Great Sand Dunes NP
    • Rocky Mountain NP
    • Crazy Horse Memorial
    • Black Hills National Forest
    • Yellowstone NP
    • Little Bighorn Battlefield
    • Testicle Festival
    • National Bison Range
    • Glacier NP
    • Flathead National Forest
    • Olympic NP
    • Olympic National Forest
    • Washington State Fair
    • Mount Baker National Forest
    • Pikes Place Market
    • Saltwater SP
    • Siuslah National Forest
    • Umpqua National Forest
    • Crater Lake NP
    • Lava Beds National Monument
    • Modoc National Forest
    • Tahoe National Forest
    • Yosemite NP
    • Death Valley NP
    • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
    • Montezuma Castle National Monument
    • Kabab National Forest
    • Chiricahua National Monument
    • Tombstone and Bisbee AZ
    • Chickasaw National Recreation Area


    10,500 miles, May - August.

    Bethesda to St Louis to Tulsa to Amarillo to Lubbock to Brownwood to Dallas
    Dallas to White Sands to Tucson to Las Vegas
    Las Vegas to Zion NP to Rocky Mountain NP, Devils Tower to Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Seattle, Bethesda
    Bethesda to Niagara On The Lake to Bethesda

    Parks and Sights:
    • Meremec SP
    • Lake Brownwood SP
    • White Sands National Monument
    • Saguaro National park
    • Gunnison National Forest
    • Zion NP
    • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell
    • Antelope Canyon
    • Arches NP
    • Rocky Mountain NP
    • Garden of the Gods
    • Devils Tower National Monument
    • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
    • Mt Rushmore National Memorial
    • Black Hills National Forest
    • Yellowstone NP
    • Grand Tetons National Park
    • Olympic NP


    3,000 miles, December.

    Bethesda to Myrtle Beach to Key West to Atlanta to Pigeon Forge to Bethesda

    Parks and Sights:
    • Myrtle Beach SP
    • Big Cypress National Preserve
    • Key West
    • Pigeon Forge
    • Three Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville's
    • Georgia Aquarium