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Old 12-08-2014, 12:00 PM   #1
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From Tulsa to Harlingen

First trip, need help with along the way RV campgrounds/resorts you suggest and the best route from Tulsa to Harlingen.

We are trying not to travel more than 6 hours a day give or take.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:21 PM   #2
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First trip, need help with along the way RV campgrounds/resorts you suggest and the best route from Tulsa to Harlingen.

We are trying not to travel more than 6 hours a day give or take.
Looking at a map, I would probably take I-44 to Oklahoma City then I-35 south to Waco, TX then US 77 south into Harlingen, TX

You might want to consider getting a Woodalls Travel Directory which lists RV parks/campgrounds located in the area you'll be traveling.

Good luck with whatever route you choose and enjoy a fun, safe, trouble free journey...
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:29 PM   #3
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Stay off of 75 and 69. They will shake everything apart. I have made 5 trips through Tulsa the last couple years. I try to avoid OKC and DFW. I take I-44 to 377 South at Stroud all the way to 380. West on 380 to 281 at Jacksboro. Then you can take 281 all the way to McAllen.

I have also jumped over to I-35 at Davis, OK and taken I-35 south to Denton. I-35 is a mess south of DFW nearly all the way to Temple, due to construction. I Have stayed at Hidden Lake RV Park south of Ardmore several times. A couple times at Coffee Creek just north of I-20 on 281. Both are very good places. I can't help you with 281 south of Marble Falls because that's where I get off.

San Antonio is conjested, unless you are stopping. it is a good place to spend a few days.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggests. This is just what I was looking for. We have been to Harlingen several times but NEVER pulling a trailer. I was thinking that someone out there would know the best way to avoid all of the panic and headache of going thru Dallas etc. and I was dreading the Austin south part of the trip. I was also thinking Big Cabin but now I know that is NOT the route to take. Anything else you think we need to know would be VERY appreciated. You don't know how much new rv's appreciate your wisdom.
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Sondis please add me to your friends as I live in Glenpool Please. And yes stay clear on 75 highway and 69 south of Mcalester as they are rough. I drive for UPS and know this first hand.
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I agree with stay off 75/69. I did a trip from Austin to Fayetteville Ar few months back. Did 281 north out of Marble Falls to avoid I-35 and DFW. Then up 75/69 to I-40. My first 100 plus mile trip. Decided to do different coming back I40 west to Okcity I-35 south to Austin.. Stayed at Winstar Casino on OK/TX border, very nice. Contruction was everywhere. 281, 35, and 40. I prefer constuction on interstate.
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Looking at a map, I would probably take I-44 to Oklahoma City then I-35 south to Waco, TX then US 77 south into Harlingen, TX

You might want to consider getting a Woodalls Travel Directory which lists RV parks/campgrounds located in the area you'll be traveling.

Good luck with whatever route you choose and enjoy a fun, safe, trouble free journey...
i would add in take the 130 and 45 toll road just south of georgetown on 35 southto by pass austin,
the 16 bucks you spend will save you hours and stress of austin traffic

we are heading that way mid week
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We have towed that way a few times and find that the most direct route is about as good as all the rest. We take I 44 to I 35 south in OKC, then follow I 35 to I 35W to Fort Worth and down to I 35 where W and E join back together and continue through Austin to the bypass for San Antonio, then 37 or something like that Southwest to the highway down to Harlingen. Just plan your driving to not hit Austin, FT Worth, or San Antonio during rush hour. Nice cheap RV park at Thackerville, "Red River RV Park" (passport A).


Tried other ways but there just isn't a really good one in my book, just take your time and watch the idiots.
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