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Old 11-07-2018, 07:24 AM   #1
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Lordsburg NM to Gold Canyon AZ in Dec/Jan

We'll be making our trek to our winter hideaway soon. Will be taking I-10 from TX to NM and AZ, but was wondering about taking US 70 & 60 from Lordsburg NM to Gold Canyon AZ. I know it's a bit hilly in the Miami/Superior area and that's OK, but what kind of winter weather conditions might happen at the end of December?

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1. I'll be plenty sick of interstates by then
2. Tucson and Phoenix traffic.

New to us 2017 40' 360HP/800 lb/ft Ventana towing an Equinox.
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Our policy is to either stay ahead of the winter storm or stick with the interstate.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:01 AM   #3
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might happen:

rain
snow
sun
warm
cold
clouds
clear

most probably is clear and dry. but you'll just have to check the weather.
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I think it's a very good choice. We've done it with the 40' MH so no issues. Just check the weather before getting off I-10 but that area doesn't get much, if any, snow. Have a good trip.
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I've made that trip before myself. My feeling was it was very tedious, because you can no longer use the cruise and relax a bit, driving the Superslab. But that's just me, try it you might like it! LOL!!
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My feeling was it was very tedious, because you can no longer use the cruise and relax a bit, driving the Superslab.
and that's exactly why we like the route. It gets us off the interstate and you actually see some nice scenery. Yes, everyone is different.
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This is the route we take. No problems, maybe some rain, but that's it..

Nice easy route, passing through the towns.
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We used the reverse of that route in February on our way home from Casa Grande, AZ. No problems towing our fifth wheel on those highways except at one narrow, single-lane construction stretch. Stopped at Wal-Mart in Globe to pick up some groceries and in Safford for lunch. Spent the night at our favorite RV Park in Las Cruces--Sunny Acres--where we spent a month snowbirding in 2017.

BTW, the Flying J in Lordsburg has RV parking, a separate RV fuel lane with diesel, and a dump. We spent a night dry camping there on a trip to Casa Grande a few years ago and ate dinner and breakfast at their Denny's. Noisy due to numerous nighttime trains on the Union Pacific mainline across the road, but we just used ear plugs and the phone for "white noise".
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Leaving north on 70 out of Lordsburg, is there any issue with the underpass that lists a 13' 8" height? I'm about 13' which makes me a little nervous. Thanks.
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There's no issue for big rigs on 70. Semi trucks drive it.
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