Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-21-2014, 10:39 AM   #1
Member
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Arlington Texas
Posts: 69
Need routing advice for novice towing 5th wheel Arlington Texas to St Augustine, Fl

I plan to leave Oct 1 for a visit with my son in St Augustine. Am thinking of I-20 to Jackson, Ms. then U.S. 49 from Jackson to I-10. Or possibly Hwy 98 from Hattiesburg to I-10. Are U.S. 49 and U.S. 98 good highways for someone towing slow (around 65 mph)? What about construction hazards? Any information will be appreciated.
__________________

__________________
Diane in Texas is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2008
Location: N. Palm Springs CA (in winter)
Posts: 2,420
My routes are dictated upon towns, cities and attractions I want to visit. You may only be in that area once, so make the detour, stop and experience it. If you don't, you may regret it for a lifetime.
If your interest is only going from Point A to Point B in the quickest possible time, why not take a plane, Greyhound or AMTRAK.
Enjoy the journey - not just the destination.
For highway conditions, go on line to the state DOT (Dept of Transportation) for the information. Some DOTs provide road conditions with a 1-800 number.
__________________

__________________
Doggy Daddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 04:22 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Port Orange, Florida
Posts: 251
going 65 or so is NOT going slow
how many days do you have for this trip?
the trip is over 1000 miles and for me that would take 7 days of 250 miles per day. As I always spend 2 nights wherever I stop. Being retired has its advantages!!

Enjoy your trip! take your time if possible
__________________
mga60tw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
terry735001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1,158
Blog Entries: 11
i 10 is faster and whats moving with you on the road hwy 98 is alot of red lights in the towns so i would stay off 98 as much as you can in less you want to see the ocean
__________________
terry735001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 10:57 PM   #5
Member
 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Arlington Texas
Posts: 69
Need routing advice for novice towing 5th wheel Arlington Tx to St Augustine Fl

Thank you all for the responses. I appreciate all of your input. Unfortunately, I am not retired - I still work full time, and have 12 days for the trip - Oct 1 to Oct 12. I planned 2 overnights each way, 3 days of driving each way. St Aug. is approx 1100 miles from Arlington. This time just getting from point A to point B is the goal. As it turns out, my brother is going with me, so the driving will be shared. When I said I tow at 65, I meant maximum 65. I make it a practice to never drive over the speed limit, which is less than 65 on parts of the interstate. My goal is to spend as much time with my family in St. Aug as possible. If it takes more than 2 overnights on the way, then so be it, but with 2 drivers I was thinking it's doable with 2 nights. I know that I-10 through Louisiana is like a washboard. That's why I was considering taking I-20 to Jackson Ms. and then down to I-10, and am hoping someone knows about U.S. 49 out of Jackson.
__________________
Diane in Texas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2014, 11:15 PM   #6
Member
 
wwsmith111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 59
I would consider taking I-49 at Shreveport down to I-10. It is a few miles farther but I-49 has very little traffic and is good road and of course you would take I-12 across the top of Lake Pontchartrain. It will take longer to go thru the woods than staying on the big road at 65 mph. I have made this trip many times and that is the way I go in a big truck. I-20 into Jackson is horrific road!!!
__________________
2011 5.7l Toyota Tundra w/ Roadmaster Suspension.
2014 Jayco Eagle 338 RLTS w/ 7hp gen & 1000w invert.
PowerTwin II-30" Electric RV Leveling Stabilizer.
wwsmith111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 07:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Posts: 584
Traffic alert for Jacksonville, Fl. - from I 10 east bound you will pick up I 295 (the loop around, to I 95 on the south end of Jacksonville, Fl.) or I 95 South in town. Morning rush is from 7am to 830. If you find yourself coming through at that time, pull over and wait OR if you have to go through during this time, watch for sudden slow downs on I 10 starting at the Baldwin/301 exit. The sun will be blinding and everyone forgets how to drive. Take I295 during the rush and watch again for slow downs from the Orange Park exits all the way to I 95, USUALLY near SR13 and St Augustine Rd exits.

Evening rush is from 5pm to 6pm and you will be good except when you first get on I 295, as there is a slow down at the first exit on I 295. I 95 is worse after passing downtown and the new construction going south.
__________________
Bob and sometimes - Nina - a Staffordshire Terrier/a SPOILED pit and her kitty Spaz
2006 Dodge SLT 2500 4x4 Cummins Quad Cab w/AT and 3.73
2007 Salem Sport LE 26FBSRV (TH) w/ my Victory Motorcycle in it or a EZ GO Shuttle cart.
NFlcamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #8
KIX
Senior Member
 
KIX's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: St. Augustine, FL
Posts: 3,579
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diane in Texas View Post
I plan to leave Oct 1 for a visit with my son in St Augustine. Am thinking of I-20 to Jackson, Ms. then U.S. 49 from Jackson to I-10. Or possibly Hwy 98 from Hattiesburg to I-10. Are U.S. 49 and U.S. 98 good highways for someone towing slow (around 65 mph)? What about construction hazards? Any information will be appreciated.
We've driven Dallas area to St. Augustine many times. I have found the best route considering road condition, miles and speed would be I-20 to US49 at Jackson, MS to I-59 around Hattiesburg, MS then US98 at Hattiesburg, MS. Continue on 98 to I-65 at Mobile, AL, South on 65 to I-10. It's all divided 4 lane except for the first very few miles south of Jackson and the very few miles west of mobile. There are very few traffic lights or towns to contend with.
Start early AM and drive until maybe 4 - 5 PM and you will make it in 3 days.
__________________

__________________
KIX
'02 Ultimate Advantage 40J Spartan MM - Cummins ISC
2013 Jeep Rubicon JK Unlimited
KIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5th wheel, advice, texas, tow, towing



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New 5th Wheel Nightmare, please help! USAGoddess 5th Wheel Discussion 17 08-31-2014 09:14 AM
Confused about 5th wheel pulling requirements gschooley Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 10 08-30-2014 09:03 PM
Yes You Can Tow A 5th Wheel With RAM that has RAMBOX! dkdorr Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 0 08-21-2014 09:22 AM
5th Wheel for Full Time Living dieselguytx 5th Wheel Discussion 13 07-28-2014 06:50 PM
From 5th wheel to Navion IQ ajlcal Class C Motorhome Discussions 4 02-18-2014 08:45 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.