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Old 05-08-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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San Antonio to Forest City, IA

Friday we'll be leaving Kerrville, TX (about an hour west of San Antonio) and heading to Winnebago in Forest City, IA. The routing program suggests I-35 most of the way. We kind of like to take secondary highways, go slowish and look at the scenery. I tend to avoid toll highways and it appears most of I-35 through Kansas is a toll road. I don't know whether to bite the bullet and take I-35. Any suggestions or thoughts. Also suggestions for dry camping overnight along the way would help. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Well I can't help for the Texas of OK part of the journey but my recommendation (per your specs) would be to go through Joplin MO. and up US 71.( Near Joplin in Precious Moments) there are some parks along the way up to KC. From KC to Des Moines I would use US69. From Des Moines either 69 or the Interstate Forrest City isn't that far from Des Moines. Hope you have a great trip - drive real slow through Iowa and enjoy the view of America's hearland (yep I am from the Hawkeye state)

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
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My parents lived in Nebraska ... they wintered in the RGV of Texas ... my father did not like towing his 5th wheelon interstate highways ... they travelled US 81 from eastern Nebraska well into Texas ... US 81 is still a very good north south road ... you might consider that and then take US 30 east and US 69 North

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We had good luck from Forest City, IA to down by Galveston, but we went by way of Branson, MO. The US highway system is pretty good in our experiences.

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