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TwoSyxPt2

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doxiemom11 wrote:

We take I-57 to US60 East to Poplar Bluff MO, then I30 south into Texarkana. We then have various routes depending on where we are going, but NEVER go thru Houston, Dallas-Ft Worth, Austin or San Antonio. There are some toll roads so you have to pay attention to that also . When we went a couple years ago we went west in TX, then south to I-20 and S down to I-10. Every FM (Farm to Market) road and state road we have been on so far has been just fine for a rv. Speed limits on many of those roads are 70 /75 mph.


Thanks DoxieMom11. I have been looking at US60 also. Couldn't tell if that is 4 lane or 2 lane. Thanks for the info!

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In 3 weeks from now we'll be heading in that direction for the 3rd year in a row from Milwaukee, but I prefer to dewinterize as soon as possible so we go south to Memphis, then head west from there. So far, that has worked well. We watch the weather and our Plan B is to keep going straight south from Memphis if we have to avoid bad weather.
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Thanks for the info. You mentioned you "prefer to de-winterize as soon as possible". Do you de-winterize on the way once you get far enough south?
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Thanks everyone for the info. Take aways...get south and watch the weather.
Appreciate your help.

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TwoSyxPt2 wrote:

JKJavelin wrote:

In 3 weeks from now we'll be heading in that direction for the 3rd year in a row from Milwaukee, but I prefer to dewinterize as soon as possible so we go south to Memphis, then head west from there. So far, that has worked well. We watch the weather and our Plan B is to keep going straight south from Memphis if we have to avoid bad weather.
JK


Thanks for the info. You mentioned you "prefer to de-winterize as soon as possible". Do you de-winterize on the way once you get far enough south?
Thanks!


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I-55-> I-44 -> I-40 to I-35 and then down to I-20 -> I-10 is how I've done it during the winter and springtime.

I-40 can be pretty unpredictable across the Texas panhandle, and based on how little snow we've seen so far this year, I'd be nervous about what we're in for during March & April...



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