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Old 05-06-2016, 09:37 PM   #1
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Best RV Route from SW Austin to San Angelo, TX

Hi, I am traveling from SW Austin to San Angelo, TX in a 32' with toad. What is the best route? SH 71 to 87 or 290 to 87? I'm getting conflicting recommendations from Garmin RV GPS and google maps. Any recommendations or concerns would be most helpful and appreciated. Thanks, Dee
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My pick would be, SH 71 to 87, It's more of a straight shot, shorter with no more traffic than any other.

The 290 route through Fredericksburg is only 30 mile longer and 10 minutes more in time. It has some interstate time that makes up for the town touring areas, and this is a preferred truck route. Don't remember if that section of (I10) has a fuel stop along the way.



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Old 05-07-2016, 01:00 AM   #3
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Have not made the trip myself. If you have concerns, check the route using google earth. If your concerns are low overpasses, you can check Rand McNally Truck Atlas. It will list all low clearance. Plus, If a truck can take the route, so can you. Good Luck and have save trip.
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We live in SW Austin - have made the trip MANY times and prefer 71... More 2 lane roads but you'll be the slowest one out there. The towns are not that big and easy to get thru.. No low bridges or capacity problems...
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Sounds like a plan. Enjoy your trip.
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Thanks for the responses! We took 71 to 87 and it worked out perfectly. The hill country "hills" are good training for the mountains to come!
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