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Old 01-24-2021, 05:02 PM   #29
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OR, for a more enjoyable drive, take U.S. 90 west from San Antonio to Marathon/Big Bend.


Far less traffic and good road.


More things to see along the way as well.
What he says^^^^^^^^

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Good ideas, thanks! Google maps sayd I should be in San Antonio from the RV park in about 30-40 min. That'll work ok. I'd rather drive the Jeep for a few extra minutes than be much closer to San Antonio with the RV. It's also an easier shot from there to Fredricksburg, Kerrville and Hill Country from there.
If you are going to do Kerrville, they roll up the sidewalks there on Sunday's so pick another day of the week.
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If you are going to do Kerrville, they roll up the sidewalks there on Sunday's so pick another day of the week.
Good to know. Thanks, Gary
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I just signed up for RV Trip Wizard, and it's showing almost no fuel stations available on 90. I know they're out there, but this program can't locate them. That's very disapointing. I did a search in the trip wizard forum here, and I have it set up correctly to look for miscellaneous fuel stations. It finds just one. Is there a program like this for RV trip planning that is a better product? Fuel stops are arguably the most important thing this program can find, along with parks and RV dimension capable routes. It seems to do the routes and parks well, but the inability to find all avaiable fuel stops is inexcusable to me.



To those of you who have driven 90, I assume there is more than one fueling station between Hondo and Terlingua??
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I just signed up for RV Trip Wizard, and it's showing almost no fuel stations available on 90. I know they're out there, but this program can't locate them. That's very disapointing. I did a search in the trip wizard forum here, and I have it set up correctly to look for miscellaneous fuel stations. It finds just one. Is there a program like this for RV trip planning that is a better product? Fuel stops are arguably the most important thing this program can find, along with parks and RV dimension capable routes. It seems to do the routes and parks well, but the inability to find all avaiable fuel stops is inexcusable to me.
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I use a free Android app called Trucker Path to identify fueling stations. It's never let me down. It finds lots of independent truck stops and gas stations with truck fueling pumps. Because of it I rarely bother with the major truck stops. The smaller places are less crowded and the prices are often better.

The app now also has a route planning feature (for a fee) but i haven't tried it yet.
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I use a free Android app called Trucker Path to identify fueling stations. It's never let me down. It finds lots of independent truck stops and gas stations with truck fueling pumps. Because of it I rarely bother with the major truck stops. The smaller places are less crowded and the prices are often better.

The app now also has a route planning feature (for a fee) but i haven't tried it yet.
I'll take a look at it. Thank you, Joel.
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We went through San Antonio last February. We stoped a a wal mart and disconnected the toad and spent 4 or so hours visiting down town.

Traffic was not bad and it was a work day. We did plan it so we hit the city at about 9:30 and were out by 2:30. But we took 90 to del rio on our way to big Bend.

Some large cities we try to go through at about 6sm to miss the traffic. Alanta, NY, NY are some of them.
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I live just off highway 46 exactly halfway between New Braunfels and Boerne.

The Seguin / Boerne route is THE way to go to avoid going thru SA.

We pass by Top of the Hill RV park all the time. It always looks full of permanent residents but we’ve never been there. If taking I-10 to BB I’d stay at Buckhorn Lake Resort just out of Kerrville or Old River Road RV Resort just south of Kville.

We’ve taken a hybrid of the two I-10/Hwy 90 routes to Big Bend... stay on I-10 to Junction, TX (100 miles west of Boerne) and stay at the lovely South Llano River State Park then take Hwy 377 south right out of the park entrance to Comstock, TX to stay at Seminole Canyon State Park right on Hwy 90 then from there just stay on Hwy 90. Great roads, interesting scenery and few slowdowns. Plus both State Parks are worth a trip on their own.
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I live just off highway 46 exactly halfway between New Braunfels and Boerne.

The Seguin / Boerne route is THE way to go to avoid going thru SA.

We pass by Top of the Hill RV park all the time. It always looks full of permanent residents but weve never been there. If taking I-10 to BB Id stay at Buckhorn Lake Resort just out of Kerrville or Old River Road RV Resort just south of Kville.

Weve taken a hybrid of the two I-10/Hwy 90 routes to Big Bend... stay on I-10 to Junction, TX (100 miles west of Boerne) and stay at the lovely South Llano River State Park then take Hwy 377 south right out of the park entrance to Comstock, TX to stay at Seminole Canyon State Park right on Hwy 90 then from there just stay on Hwy 90. Great roads, interesting scenery and few slowdowns. Plus both State Parks are worth a trip on their own.
Great info, thanks so much! Buckhorn is full on my dates, that was my first choice. Never heard of the other one you mentioned, but Top Of The Hill has been very nice and cooperative, and they have my deposit already. We'll head in there and hope for the best. I'll check out Old River Road park next time through, thanks for the suggestion and the routing info as well!
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I've passed through Seguin twice by car. Both times I got a ticket. Hopefully this time they leave me alone!
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I just signed up for RV Trip Wizard, and it's showing almost no fuel stations available on 90. I know they're out there, but this program can't locate them. That's very disapointing. I did a search in the trip wizard forum here, and I have it set up correctly to look for miscellaneous fuel stations. It finds just one. Is there a program like this for RV trip planning that is a better product? Fuel stops are arguably the most important thing this program can find, along with parks and RV dimension capable routes. It seems to do the routes and parks well, but the inability to find all avaiable fuel stops is inexcusable to me.



To those of you who have driven 90, I assume there is more than one fueling station between Hondo and Terlingua??
We use 90 to get to Big Bend area from Houston. The only big rig fuel stop I've seen on the way is a Stripes in Del Rio. It's a small truck stop with plenty of room for large DP. We always fill the tank there.
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40' and toad and have no problem at the HEB or Stripes in Del Rio.

Check Gas Buddy

X2 on South Llano and Seminole SPs
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40' and toad and have no problem at the HEB or Stripes in Del Rio.

Check Gas Buddy

X2 on South Llano and Seminole SPs
Thank you both - Del Rio appears to have multiple Stripes stations in town. I'll scout out which one I fit in best when I get there and duck in and top off.
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