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Old 11-15-2011, 10:05 AM   #1
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Travelling I-40 in November

My wife and I are heading to our Winter spot in Parker AZ soon. We planned to go last Thursday Nov 10th but the cruise control; in the coach wouldn't work. I'm waiting for Freightliner to get a new stalk/switch which is on back-order. We hope to leave by the 18th on Nov.

I'm wondering about wind along the route and where we can stay on the way. We have 2 dogs that need to be walked before we go to bed. I don't like over-nighting in a parking lot, somewhere where i don't know the neighborhood, because of this.

Last year we left in January and had to go south to I-20 to avoid the weather. This added about 800 miles to the trip (from Cincinnati).

What is I-40 like this time of year? What RV parks would you recommend? We plan to do 300 - 350 miles per day.

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We've traveled I-40 on several occasions while returning from the mid-west and almost always we've encountered winds through NM and some in AZ. During this time of the year you could encounter snow in the higher elevations so I would carefully check weather conditions along the route.

Many folks get permission from Wal-Mart management to use their parking lots for overnight stays where it's permitted, usually very safe.

If you're a Good Sam Member, you can go to their website at: Good Sam RV Club where they offer travel planning tools.

We often use either Woodall's or the Trailer Life's directory to find RV parks along our travel route.

Like you, we usually limit our daily travels to around 350 miles or a bit more if we get an early start in the day.

If you'll be in that area for a while, be sure and try to make the Quartzsite scene.

Have a fun safe and trouble free journey....
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #3
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Whenever we are traveling I 40, we make a point to stay at Oasis RV Resort , a few miles West of Amarillo, TX. If you stay there you will know why. The rates are low, because they offer so many other services that make money for them too. Great place.
Weather? I watch Weather Underground for the latest information, and National Road Closure and Traffic Information for the latest road information.
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You should be O.k. unless an unusual front comes in, snow normally doesn't hit this area till mid December but what I would do is check the 10 forcast on the net, usually very reliable. I am a newbie so not familiar to any of the RV Parks on your route but if you do a search engine on R.V. parks with the name of the city you will get all of them in the area you want to overnight in. Good Luck and have a safe and wonderful trip.
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Keep an eye on what is happening in Flagstaff and Williams, AZ. Those are the higher points and the road will be a bit more iffy if the weather turns bad. Looks like Flagstaff will get cool and windy starting Friday the 18th but no precip.
DO NOT THINK of staying at a Flagstaff WalMart. The local fuzz will not be nice.
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