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Old 09-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Winter travel from Tucson to south Texas

I am not at all familiar with the terrain or what passes there might be. Can anyone give me a heads up as to what I can expect or if I have no worries at all. Also looking for RV storage along that route as we are going to run out of time on our current trip and need to drop off the MH so we can come get it in mid to late Decemeber.


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I am not at all familiar with the terrain or what passes there might be. Can anyone give me a heads up as to what I can expect or if I have no worries at all. Also looking for RV storage along that route as we are going to run out of time on our current trip and need to drop off the MH so we can come get it in mid to late Decemeber.


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Not much for terrain, but wx could turn cold and snow. I usually leave Tucson, then El Paso, then one night in Ft. Sockton (one year in Feb. we had 2&1/2" snow), then Kerrville, TX to Corpus Christi.
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The terrain is flat and featureless - nothing much to look at; just ugly desert. Weather is usually fine for travel.
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If we assume you'll be using interstate 10, the logical choice; then you have no worries about terrain or steep passes. You'll go from high desert, to low desert, to coastal plains. You will go through some minor ups & downs, but anything steep in those areas would require getting off the interstate and taking a side trip into the nearby high country.
Although we do occasionally get a dusting of snow in the high desert during the middle of winter, its usually gone in 4 hours when the sun reappears.
As far as storage, that's dependent upon where specifically you stop your trip. If you can time that to be near a big city like San Antonio, then you'll have lots of options.
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Winter travel from Tucson to south Texas

Yes it will be along I 10. We were thinking of leaving it in Benson AZ but saw that temps can get below freezing in December so I really have to look at other plans. I don't want winterize it or frozen water lines. We have to be in Iowa the first week of October and will come back later in December for the MH. I am relieved there are no winter passes I will need to cross. Did that back in the seventies not knowing what I was getting into and that has stayed with me.


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During that time frame, anywhere east of Benson will be subject to freezing temps until you get to south Texas.
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Jeeptreker, thanks for the heads up. We will make that trip as shirt as possible.


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Are you planning to return to Tucson? If so, there are storage places there and you don't have to winterize.

There's indoor storage at Lance's RV, 6260 N. Travel Center Dr., Tucson 520-229-9187. It's a nice facility.
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Are you planning to return to Tucson? If so, there are storage places there and you don't have to winterize.

There's indoor storage at Lance's RV, 6260 N. Travel Center Dr., Tucson 520-229-9187. It's a nice facility.

Two gypsies, that might be my best option. I have looked at Benson before as a place to stay for the winter but it just does not get as warm as I would like, hence my concern with freezing when I am not in the MH to guard against it. We might even look for a place near Tucson to spend the winter. Thank you for the storage information. I prefer indoor storage if possible.


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