Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-10-2016, 11:52 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 430
San Antonio to Harrisburg PA in April

Got to go for a nieces wedding. If I have to go I am going at my own pace.

The real question is what route to take. Google maps wants me to go to Slidell Louisiana on i10 then up i59. My comfort zone is 62mph so I am not sure the long haul on i10 does me any good. How about San Antonio to Shreveport on state highways? Other than slowing down in small towns any other disadvantages?
__________________

__________________
Montyhp
2005 Discovery 39s Cat C7 330hp, AF1 brakes,
2013 Silverado Crew Cab Toad, Blue Ox Towbar
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-10-2016, 02:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
palehorse89's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by montyhp View Post
Got to go for a nieces wedding. If I have to go I am going at my own pace.

The real question is what route to take. Google maps wants me to go to Slidell Louisiana on i10 then up i59. My comfort zone is 62mph so I am not sure the long haul on i10 does me any good. How about San Antonio to Shreveport on state highways? Other than slowing down in small towns any other disadvantages?
If retired, or have the time, I would take the state 2 lane roads the whole way, wonderful sightseeing........
When I retire, I will all but be done traveling the interstates...........back roads are for the most part a lot smoother, due to no truck traffic.
__________________

__________________
2000 Newmar MADP 4060, 350ISC, Spartan MM, IFS 2011 Jeep JK, M&G Braking, 2014 MTI 27' Hog Hauler, Wireless brake control, 2006Ultra & 1989 Springer
palehorse89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 07:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 982
Go for the state and US highway's the whole way except.......Do not take US 30 from Breezwood PA toward Chambersburg. There is one, and I mean one pain in the neck grade there. And this comes from the Gal who drove the Powder River Pass!!.
__________________
Ron & Linda
2000 Dynasty 38PBS
Full time since 2007
Nana25K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 07:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
KenNJ's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
LA Gulf Coast Campers
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 704
Monty,

Recently used 59 both north and south since we were just in Louisiana for the holidays. Over the past year work has been completed on 59 and it is now a good drive. At the end of 59north you can take 75 north to 40 through Knoxville and then 81 north all the way to Harrisburg.

We find around Knoxville to be a great half way stop, all kinds of campgrounds off of 40.

Best of luck to you, it is a beautiful drive.
__________________
Ken & Diane
2014 Newmar Ventana 4369 All Electric 400HP
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
KenNJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 08:29 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
If retired, or have the time, I would take the state 2 lane roads the whole way, wonderful sightseeing........
When I retire, I will all but be done traveling the interstates...........back roads are for the most part a lot smoother, due to no truck traffic.
I am not retired, but I do have every other friday off (flexible work schedule) and ample leave built up. I can usually build a trip around my three day weekend and only have to use a few days leave for a 10 day trip.

If I look at the total miles driven by the interstate route and the total mile driven on state highways, It will take me the same amount of time to drive the same distance as I will never go 75 mph on the interstates.
__________________
Montyhp
2005 Discovery 39s Cat C7 330hp, AF1 brakes,
2013 Silverado Crew Cab Toad, Blue Ox Towbar
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 08:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nana25K View Post
Go for the state and US highway's the whole way except.......Do not take US 30 from Breezwood PA toward Chambersburg. There is one, and I mean one pain in the neck grade there. And this comes from the Gal who drove the Powder River Pass!!.
Great to know, and I will save that info with my route.
__________________
Montyhp
2005 Discovery 39s Cat C7 330hp, AF1 brakes,
2013 Silverado Crew Cab Toad, Blue Ox Towbar
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 08:31 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 430
Quote:
Originally Posted by KenNJ View Post
Monty,

Recently used 59 both north and south since we were just in Louisiana for the holidays. Over the past year work has been completed on 59 and it is now a good drive. At the end of 59north you can take 75 north to 40 through Knoxville and then 81 north all the way to Harrisburg.

We find around Knoxville to be a great half way stop, all kinds of campgrounds off of 40.

Best of luck to you, it is a beautiful drive.
Thank you.
__________________
Montyhp
2005 Discovery 39s Cat C7 330hp, AF1 brakes,
2013 Silverado Crew Cab Toad, Blue Ox Towbar
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 08:41 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
vanbuskirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 469
Can't help you with the route but can give you a good tip for camping in the Harrisburg vicinity. Twin Grove Park, New Ringold , PA.
__________________
Brian and Kim VanBuskirk
2008 Damon Tuscany 40 DP
Tow: 20" Trailer with Classic C3 Corvettes
Car Dolly: Mini Cooper Clubman
vanbuskirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 09:01 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
HOTICE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Schuylkill Haven PA
Posts: 9
Twin Grove is a good campground north of Harrisburg, but in Pine Grove Pa . I'll be coming up from San Antonio this fall, watching to see what suggestions you get.
__________________
Ed & Sue
14 Vista 27N- CRV 2011
Just Getting Started
HOTICE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 09:11 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
vanbuskirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 469
You are correct.... my mistake. It's a great campground!
__________________
Brian and Kim VanBuskirk
2008 Damon Tuscany 40 DP
Tow: 20" Trailer with Classic C3 Corvettes
Car Dolly: Mini Cooper Clubman
vanbuskirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2016, 09:40 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: The hilly part of Texas
Posts: 355
We've gone from Kerrville to central MD several times.... Don't remember all the road Nos. This is a good route. Good camping places along the way. PM me if you and we'll remember the good ones. Roads were OK 2 years ago except I30W between Little Rock and Texarkana. You can make a steady 62-65. We make good 320-360ish miles a day. Takes at least 3.5 days.

SA>I35>Waco>Tyler>Texarkana> Little Rock>Memphis>Knoxville>Bristol>Wytheville>Roanoke> Harrisonburg>Hagerstown>Frederick>Gettysburg>Harri sburg.

Depending on when you are expecting to travel.....I'd keep a close eye on the weather. April should be OK....
__________________

__________________
Old Crows is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaking in San Antonio rvjimzhr National RV Owner's Forum 3 11-06-2015 06:14 AM
San antonio tx. Campgrounds lakewoodpaul Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 10 07-08-2015 08:36 PM
Tow bar installation recommendations in San Antonio Tytlfamily Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 6 04-02-2015 10:03 PM
Roswell Alamogordo San Antonio rvgrammady Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 4 09-21-2014 11:36 AM
San Antonio to New Orleans Jasper44 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 5 07-05-2014 02:53 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.