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Old 10-20-2019, 06:59 AM   #1
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I-10 or I-20

Going from Sedona to Gainesville. Which interstate is the easiest to drive pulling a 34' fifth wheel? Not concerned about the time/miles as much as I am about the current road conditions and construction zones. Any alternate route suggestions appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:30 AM   #2
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My vote is I-20, less overall construction, and fewer largish cities to deal with, plus mileage wise they are very close (I think about 20 miles difference if you cut down across Mississippi)
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:32 AM   #3
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i like the i 10 but either way you will be fine
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Gainesville Texas, Florida or Georgia? And there are probably others.
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Not having been on I 20 recently but have done I10 from texas to Florida my vote would be I 20 even though I have no knowledge of current conditions.
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:30 PM   #6
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parts of I-10 are horrible but parts of I-20 are horrible, too. I-10 is, generally, bad through extreme east texas to I-12 in LA. i'd stay on I-10/I-12/I-10/I-75. other than houston and baton rouge i think that's the overall better route.
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Gainesville Texas, Florida or Georgia? And there are probably others.
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We'd take secondary highways and see the countryside!
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Florida
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I-10 is horrible from basically from Baton Rouge, LA until Beaumont, TX. There are some small areas that are better, but as a general rule, I-10 through Louisiana is a bad idea. I-20 is better, but still not great IMO. In fact, just about all Louisiana roads are bad. I lived there for about 35 years and they've always been bad. The food there is heavenly, but the roads are demonic.
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Florida is the easy part - it's going to be I-10 to I-75.

Now elsewhere... You bypass San Antonio on I-20, but you have to deal with the dreariest place in the universe instead.... Midland Texas.

Dallas and Ft Worth can be just as bad as Houston... But emphasis on "can be" b/c I've been stuck in plenty of traffic and construction around Houston, but only once was I ever slowed down in DFW. Overall the Texas roads are great... Just long.

So if you get out at Shreveport on 20, then your choices are either I-49 or I-55, and 49 is the most boring road in the world - dead flat and mostly straight, with nothing on or around it for about 200 miles. It's an easy run but booooooorrrrrrriiiiinnnnnggggg! I haven't done 55 in a long while so I don't know for certain how that is recently. Going on 49, you will have to go through Baton Rouge and that can be kinda crowded. Either way, look for "The Jambalaya Shoppe" and pick one of their locations to have a meal. I like the one in Hammond LA, it is about a mile off of 55 and just north of I-10, REALLY easy to get to, and great food.

If you are planning to visit any Cracker Barrels, the one in Tallahassee off of I-10 and exit 199 is NOT SUITABLE FOR RVS. They are up a severe hill, and getting into the parking lot is even further uphill. Getting out is also quite challenging, even with a car!

I don't know if you are planning to stay at parks, truck stops, or Walmart... I usually stay at either Flying J, Pilot, or Buc-ees on this route and they are (somewhat) frequent. If you stop at the Atchafalaya welcome center on I-10 between I-49 and Baton Rouge, OR the Flying J just on the West side of Shreveport... Please bring some kitty food and give my love to the respective kitties at these locations. I rescue, and like to see that they are well cared for. (TNR is better, but hopefully the people at both are getting to that too)
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Traveled I-10 thru Baton Rouge from Texas last week. Horrible!! Construction Lanes and traffic will kill you. East of Baton Rouge thru to Gainesville Everything is fine.
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I-20 east to Jackson, MS, then US-49 south to I-10
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Traveled I-10 thru Baton Rouge from Texas last week. Horrible!! Construction Lanes and traffic will kill you. East of Baton Rouge thru to Gainesville Everything is fine.
just be sure to take I-12 at the junction just east of Baton Rouge unless you want to take a side trip to Nawlins. I-12 will rejoin I-10 near Slidell, LA.
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