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Willett78

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Posted: 10/05/19 05:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi there! New to this group. We are traveling from Las Vegas, NV to Austin for Christmas. Anyone know the best route to take, pulling our 27 ft TT

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Posted: 10/05/19 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best as in scenic? Small towns? Shortest distance/time? Possible weather? Fewest Texans?


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I would just follow google maps suggestion and take the southernmost route suggested, being the one dropping down to I-10. That time of year any route could have some winter weather. But odds go down the farther south you go.

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Posted: 10/05/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I-10 the whole way


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93, 60, 303, 10. If there is a weekend Phoenix 10 closure due to 202 interchange construction then 93, 60, 74, 17, 10.


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BB_TX wrote:

I would just follow google maps suggestion and take the southernmost route suggested, being the one dropping down to I-10. That time of year any route could have some winter weather. But odds go down the farther south you go.

Looking closer at the google maps route, it looks good until you turn off I-10 on US 290 toward Fredericksburg and Austin. For some crazy reason known only to google maps algorithms, it says to turn on RR 2093 in the small town of Harper and return to US 290 east of Fredericksburg. There is absolutely no reason to take the small 2 lane no shoulder ranch road thru that area. Stay on US 290. It is 4 lane.

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I did that trip last February....went through Flagstaff-->Gallup-->Albuquerque, down through Lubbock and straight to Austin. Roads were all clear, but it was cold out!
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New to this forum....travelling from Nashville to Sevierville/Pigeon Forge. 27 foot class A motorhome. Do not want to go through Knoxville

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Right now all roads are good, winter go south as quick as you can, Google maps is your friend.

BB_TX have you been to Fredericksburg lately? I went through on a weekend, big mistake, Fredericksburg was a zoo. Fredericksburg has become a big tourist trap and every other business is a micro brew, Google may know that, so the detour around town.


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patperry2766 wrote:

I-10 the whole way


Hopefully I-10 is better than I-40. There are so many potholes from the big rigs on the right side lanes and there has been road construction on sections of I-40 from Kingman as far as Holbrook where I get off since we started travelling this corridor since about 2002.

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