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Old 01-16-2016, 04:52 PM   #15
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:37 PM   #16
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Do you remember what time of year that was?
Left Ft. Stockton on 2/19/2013. Accuweather didn't predict anything worrisome that morning. Wasn't long until red flag warnings were posted. Very, very strong cross winds. Calmed down by the time we got to Junction. We spent a couple of days in Fredericksburg. A storm blew in the day we had planned on leaving so we waited an additional day. On the return trip, on 5/15, we skirted a severe thunderstorm warning in the Dallas / Fort Worth area (that did produce a tornado) when we left Killeen by going to Lubbock instead. (Locals told us it was always windy there though.) Next day drove to Albuquerque. Took route thru Clovis. Once again, hit very strong cross winds for about an hour before we hit I40 until we got into Albuquerque itself. Pretty windy for the couple of days we were there. Stayed at American RV. When I asked to extend a day until winds calmed, I was assured that it was very common for people to do so.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:35 PM   #17
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If you can make it pass Mobile to Biloxi, MS there are several casinos and I believe it is Boomtown that has a RV resort associated with the casino. The IP has a designated RV parking area. If you get near Kerrville, TX Buckhorn Lake Resort is a lovely RV park.
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:06 PM   #18
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Meaher State Park in Mobile was a great place to stop, great p thru sites.

Stayed at Gulf Coast RV Resort at Beaumont. Big park, good WIFI and bathrooms. They offered a free breakfast but we did not go for it.

As I write we are at By the River Campground in Kerrville TX good WIFI, cable TV is timited and snowy.

Shopped at Walmart Kerrville and saw a couple of rigs parked - looked like they were overniting.

Schedule is holding up so we are off to Van Horn tomorrow.

On another note I 10 in LA is the pits. I had to duct tape my safety chains on the Acme tow dolly to keep them from bouncing out of the 'banjo's'.
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Meaher State Park in Mobile was a great place to stop, great p thru sites.

Stayed at Gulf Coast RV Resort at Beaumont. Big park, good WIFI and bathrooms. They offered a free breakfast but we did not go for it.

As I write we are at By the River Campground in Kerrville TX good WIFI, cable TV is timited and snowy.

Shopped at Walmart Kerrville and saw a couple of rigs parked - looked like they were overniting.

Schedule is holding up so we are off to Van Horn tomorrow.

On another note I 10 in LA is the pits. I had to duct tape my safety chains on the Acme tow dolly to keep them from bouncing out of the 'banjo's'.

Thanks for posting and letting us know your thoughts. Really helps others with the same route in mind.
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We stayed there for one night just a month ago. It is no longer a KOA but is renamed as Van Horn RV Park. We had great views of the mountains. We had an end site on the east end of the park so there was nothing beside us to the east clear to the mountains. Nice long site with some cute landscaping.

Ate at their on-site restaurant and it was pretty good. Very friendly, helpful staff. It's about a half mile from the interstate so the noise wasn't noticeable. No nearby train tracks. At that time, they had plenty of spaces available.

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That's probably why it's no longer a KOA.
There's no train tracks, and it's not at the end of an airport runway.
Although, I'd enjoy the airport.
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We are at the Van Horn RV Park. Off the road at 4:00pm.

The park is great (good showers) and flat sites.

Had a great supper here - I had catfish and DW had country fried steak with a glass of wine and I had a couple of beers. (we have lots of wine, beer and bourbon) but it was nice to go to go to their on site restaurant.

I 10 very rough in parts but wind was ok.

Have to see if we can stay in recommended park in AZ as it is the weekend.
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One of my criteria for an good rv park or campground is quiet. Highway/traffic noise is something I try to avoid. About once a year I overnight in a place next to an interstate thinking it won't be too bad for one night. In the morning I always say, "I'll never do that again".

Balmorhea State Park €” Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Balmorhea State Park is off I-10 between Ft Stockton and Van Horn. It's about 7 miles from the interstate, very quiet (except for the coyotes) and very dark so you can enjoy the stars. If it's warm take a dip in the spring fed pool. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:50 AM   #23
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You are mostly done with your trip or done but just thought I would mention Rvparky

I plan my trips through them, free and just put the city you plan to stop at and hit stay here it will give many options for a place to stay from Walmart, Flying j to all camping in the area.

And if you don't make your planned destination just check for the next best stop along your route.
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If you reach Amarillo, TX about the time to stop for the night, Oasis Rv park is perhaps the most convenient to I 10. On-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, pull-throughs long enough for virtually any length rig. When the West TX winds begin to rise, their 6' wall protects you.
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If you reach Amarillo, TX about the time to stop for the night, Oasis Rv park is perhaps the most convenient to I 10. On-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner, pull-throughs long enough for virtually any length rig. When the West TX winds begin to rise, their 6' wall protects you.
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You have got me lost! The last time I was at the Big Texan in Amarillo, it was on I 40. That's way north of I 10.
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You have got me lost! The last time I was at the Big Texan in Amarillo, it was on I 40. That's way north of I 10.
Ta-other way around - I was lost. Thanks for the catch.
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We will be travelling from White Springs FL to Yuma AZ starting about Tuesday AM January 19, 9am expecting to travel 350 milrs each day with a maximum of 400 mi per day.
Using Mapquest the following areas would give us the time and distance we would travel each day and then require a place to overnite:
White Springs to Mobile AL 5 hrs 338 mi
Mobile AL Beaumont TX 5 hrs 381 mi
Beaumont TX to Kerville TX 5 1/2 hrs 345 mi
Kerville TX to Van Horn TX 5 hrs 370 mi
Van Horn TX to Wilcox AZ or Bowie AZ 5 hrs 355 mi (Tuscon would be nice but 6 hrs and 438 mile is probably too ambitious)
Bowie AZ to Yuma AZ 5 1/3 Hrs 344 Mi
So the nites on the road are (1) Mobile, (2) Beaumont, (3) Kerrville, (4) Van Horn,
(5) Wilcox or Bowie, arriving in Yuma AZ for the 6th nite
These are approximations and the Mapquest times are probably driving the posted limit wheras I will be driving 60mph with a dolly in tow.
We have the Next Exit and Exit Now books and I will look up the exit numbers of these areas in each state but would appreciate any suggestions for these areas.
I do not mind staying at Walmart (if RV friendly), Flying J/Pilot or T of A but do not mind paying overnite fees at KOA or other RV parks. A casino stop would be nice to avail ourselves of the buffet (we do not gamble as being on the Interstate is risk enough for me J)
This is our first time to AZ as we have taken the easy way and gone to Florida previous 9 years. From home in North Carolina South Carolina, White Springs and then Central Florida.
Appertly I am in the minority here but I can't see how anyone can enjoy cross county RV travel if/when they feel the need to plan everything in advance.
We are, and have been, traveling somewhere in the south, (for 3-4 months every winter for the past 12 years), without ever making a plan, (or a reservation).
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Appertly I am in the minority here but I can't see how anyone can enjoy cross county RV travel if/when they feel the need to plan everything in advance.
We are, and have been, traveling somewhere in the south, (for 3-4 months every winter for the past 12 years), without ever making a plan, (or a reservation).
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It makes a difference when you have to leave and be somewhere at a specific time, and be back home again on a certain date. In March, I have to drive from Spicewood, TX to Chandler, AZ in two days, for a race (960 mi). Racing starts the next morning at 8 AM. After the race, the rig will stay at the race track and we will drive the toad home so I can work for 2-1/2 weeks. Then we will return to Chandler, pick up the RV, and drive over to Parker, AZ for another race. After that race we have two weeks for vacation. You do what you have to do.
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