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kalikid4life

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Hello All, I'm going to the Orlando area to pick up a motorhome I purchased and I am driving it cross country back to Southern California. I am using the Good Sam trip planner and it is telling me to take the 10 most of the way. Where I'm getting confused is around Houston it is telling me to take the 45 towards Dallas then take the 20 until it joins the 10 again. Can anyone tell me why it is telling me to get off the 10 to go around Houston and San Antonio? Is it just traffic? Construction? Trying to save me 15 minutes on a 36 hour drive? Thanks

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Plugged it into Google Maps and it says to use I-10 the whole way...and it's about 2hr shorter, so unless there is some really bad construction on that route(Google Maps actually checks for this, so unlikely0, I doubt you would be better jumping up to I-20.


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Just slightly off topic but that had to be the best deal in RV's in this century to drive it for the first time for 2500+ miles [emoticon]


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Hopefully it's telling you to use I-12 around New Orleans


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Being fairly familiar with most of that route, except the westernmost stretch of I-10 from Phoenix to LA, I would not take the I-45 to I-20 diversion and can't imagine why it is being recommended.
You may wish to consider looping to the north around San Antonio using TX-1604. You can also loop north around El Paso using TX-375 unless you are inexperienced in driving motorhomes. 375 does cross the Franklin Mountains north of El Paso.
I agree with taking I-12 on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain rather than going on I-10 through New Orleans.


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rr2254545

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Dick_B wrote:

Just slightly off topic but that had to be the best deal in RV's in this century to drive it for the first time for 2500+ miles [emoticon]


Thinking the same thing - Wow


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Check "Waze". It has real time traffic and up to date construction.

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We always take detour around Phoenix. Going east-I 10 to Buckeye, Az.-85 to Gila Bend-I 8 to I 10. Really easy, relaxing drive. Our daughter and family live in Vail, Az. S. of Tucson. If you need cheap place to overnight in that area-Good Sam-Pima County Fairground Rv Park just off I 10 and we always stay overnight in Quartzsite, Az at-Good Sam-Holiday Palms.


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Dick_B wrote:

Just slightly off topic but that had to be the best deal in RV's in this century to drive it for the first time for 2500+ miles [emoticon]


It's a pretty sweet deal and ride. I'll post pic's after I get it.

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rr2254545 wrote:

Dick_B wrote:

Just slightly off topic but that had to be the best deal in RV's in this century to drive it for the first time for 2500+ miles [emoticon]


Thinking the same thing - Wow



Bought our first RV from a couple in suburban San Diego. And yes, drove from Central Fl to Poway to pick it up and bring it home. Excellent adventure there and back.

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