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In a few weeks I'll be driving from Massachusetts across country to the west coast in my 1971 VW Westfalia. Earlier I was considering taking a northern route, but now I'm leaving later I'm thinking of a more southern one, through MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA, AL, LA, TX, AZ, CA.
Do you have any experience of driving this route or sections of it and favorite stops along the way?
Or do you have another route that you'd recommend in late October and November?
Also I'd love to meet up with VW Camper Family members along the way, so please let me know if you're open to meeting, have a VW club get together or can offer me safe place to camp overnight.
Hello Carole, There is a web site who's adminstrator, Colin, has traveled across the country for several years in vw buses working as a consultant helping other folks with there vw's.
You might get some good information there. Hope you have a safe and happy trip!
Thanks Casey. I just posted my route at http://vw4causes.org/mga-route/
I'm heading south from MA now winter is approaching. Have you been on any of this section?
Casey Gerstle said:
Make sure and hit the dragon's tail highway (think it's highway 129)! It's between NC and TN. I included it on my recent 11,500 mile motorcycle trip. Fantastic place. The route i took can be found here:
Let me know if you cross over any of it and have questions about the area...
Yeah, looks like you're planning on sticking more east and south than i did. Good luck!
THANKS ALICE - NEW ROUTE POSTED ON http://vw4causes.org/mga-route/
If you are coming through nc before oct 31 i would highly reccomend kerr lake hibernia campground. Look up nc state parks and you can book online.
Carole~ as you know I did my trip last year during this time... You will want to move South eventually but we found fair weather along route 40 all the way to NM. After a snow there, we decided to hit I-10, but it is verrryyy winddyyyy! Goodluck, there is no other way to travel than in a VW Bus- that is for sure!!
Being retired military, I drove across the country many times. My family is all over the East Coast, but I live in Washington State now. Next Summer I will be following Route 50 all the way from San Francisco, CA to Ocean Beach, MD. If you have any specific questions, let me know I've been across on I10. I20, I40, I70, I80, I90, I94 and several "yellow" routes.
Where does your texas route take you and what time frame? If its near me at all I (depending on dates) can offer up somewhere for you to camp. And if I can't, I have other local VW folk that can. Be safe!