Adding some pictures of my cross country trip from November. Working backwards. Below is New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee. I worked at about 500 miles a day except the last day, it was 800. There were no campgrounds on Friday night in Virginia, Maryland. So I busted through.
1) Ask the campground about freight trains. Staying in Texas and being 1/4 mile from a RR crossing was a sleep buster. Some of the freight trains, the one at 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM had the loudest horn I ever heard.
2) I had almost zero rain. One night it drizzled as I first pulled in to set up. I waited in the truck 20 minutes while watching the rain of the radar on my IPad. The rain passed and I set up and did not need additional cover tarp over the tent.
3) I only took 2 showers in the 4 days. I stayed in same clothes for the 48 hours. Those two grey shirts in the pics are different shirts. 😁 One is an Eagles shirt.
4) My food setup was great. See below, my solo camp set was invaluable. I heated soup one night on the alcohol stove, and I added sausage to that soup. The next thing was rice made up by boiling water and adding. I finished the sausage in that.