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Old 02-25-2021, 07:44 PM   #1
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Where to stop southwest

I will be going from Phoenix to San Antonio this weekend we have to make in two days so two 8-9hr drives not a big deal for me.

My question is where to stop for the night seems that at the 8 hr mark your in the middle of nowhere Texas with just a bunch of small towns. Not that I dislike small towns but sometimes hard to find a good overnight stop.

Any suggestions from anyone?
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:38 PM   #2
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The Hacienda RV Resort in Las Cruces is a decent park that should be around the 8 hour mark from Phoenix. The spaces are pretty close together but it’s right off I10 and fine for an overnight stay.

About 6 hours down I10, from Las Cruces, the Fort Stockton RV park is decent & has a small restaurant on site.

Another 6 hours and you’re in San Antonio.
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We've stopped at Van Horn a couple times and Ft Stockton a couple times. Both are OK

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https://www.fortstocktonrvpark.com/
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Oops I should have mentioned since this will be a sleep over we probably would not be staying in a park.
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Oops I should have mentioned since this will be a sleep over we probably would not be staying in a park.
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If you're ok with Texas rest areas, I-10 west bound MM 51 is just east of El Paso. We have it tentatively on our route for next year. We're having some problems finding stopping place on our West to East route and have that as a possibility.
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Van Horn is about as close as you're going to get as a mid-point. Several parks there to stay at.

Several miles east of VH is a rest area on I-10 and right before the I-10 / I-20 split is another rest area.
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Van Horn is about as close as you're going to get as a mid-point. Several parks there to stay at.

Several miles east of VH is a rest area on I-10 and right before the I-10 / I-20 split is another rest area.
Also on I-10 in Texas there are several areas that are for stopping for a lunch break. No restrooms or anything just pull-offs to eat.
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Van Horn is about as close as you're going to get as a mid-point. Several parks there to stay at.

Several miles east of VH is a rest area on I-10 and right before the I-10 / I-20 split is another rest area.
https://www.campendium.com/texas/van...69969775473%7D

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We couldn't figure any good way to make it in 2 days without being in the middle of nowhere so broke it up into 3 days ( we were starting in Flagstaff)
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When traveling West from Houston, we'll always spend the night at one of the rest areas between San Antonio and El Paso. There are a few along the way without facilities and those are the best. It's curb parking so find your spot, put your curb side slides out. Run your generator as much as needed. We always get parked by mid afternoon, before the overnight truckers take most of the spots. We are 43ft plus toad and have had no problems getting around and parked at those rest areas.
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Thanks everyone rest areas is my plan now was wondering how full they get. I donít want to be east of van horn with no space at the rest area my biggest concern. Problem is will not be getting to those rest areas until about 7 pm and they may be full.
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Space could be an issue at 7, no way of knowing ahead of time. The Las Cruces rest area is also an option. Curb parking for slides and a nice view. We have stayed at Oasis in Van Horn. It's an older, kind of run down rv park that's only $14 if you have passport America. Water, sewer and 50 amp have always worked fine for us at Oasis.
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We always get parked by mid afternoon, before the overnight truckers take most of the spots.
You do realize that the truckers need the spots more than an RVer who has other options. They are 'required' to stop to rest.
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