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Old 12-23-2012, 12:58 PM   #1
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Best route from Atlanta to Almogordo NM

I will traveling from Atanata GA to Almogordo NM in a Class A motorhome pulling a Toad. What is the best and safest route to take in April or May 2013.
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Ummm...is this a trick question? I-20 goes almost all the way - direct. Except for the last leg on NM-176 and US-82 - 1,373 miles/21 hours.

This southern route is clear all year long and you are SO close to the Carlsbad Caverns when you get to NM, that it is well worth the stop - if you like caverns.

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Old 12-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Smile Best and Safest route from Atlanta GA to Alomorgodo NM

Thanks, Steve. I was concern about traveling on I-10 to Juarez. Is the wind pretty bad around april or may ?/
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Thanks, Steve. I was concern about traveling on I-10 to Juarez. Is the wind pretty bad around april or may ?/
The wind on the western section of I-10 is bad anytime. We stayed at a campground in Fort Stockton TX a couple of months ago. There were big warning signs about never leaving your awning unattended.

Agree with Scarab that I-20 all the way is the route to take. Also agree Carlsbad is a worthwhile stop. Are you going to White Sands NM?
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geffanning, to give you an example of how the wind blows in West Texas. Yesterday I was smoking a ham for today. There was hardly enough wind to keep the fire burning. Finally got it going though. Today the wind is supposed to blow 40 mph. Last week we had a cold front blow in with 60 mph winds. The next day very calm. You can never tell out here where we live from one day to the next what the wind is gonna do. It may be calm one minute and the next it is blowing 40 mph or higher. In April or May you never know what the wind is going to do. Also April and May are when we usually have our severe weather. These things pop up unexpectedly and you never where they are going to pop up. So, to sum it up, you just never know what the weather in West Texas is gonna do. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

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I run F450 box trucks and 10k trailers to the west coast twice a month from Redstone (Huntsville) Alabama. We ALWAYS run I-20 this time of year. Your GPS will try to take you on the 'shortcuts' described above. Ignore those. May be shorter (11 miles comes to mind), but will take much longer, and will be much worse mileage.

On the east side of El Paso, watch for US54 north. Buy gas before you leave town. 54 Will take you up the east side of White Sands Missile Range, and on into Alamogordo.

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