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Old 02-02-2020, 10:29 AM   #1
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Dallas to Shipshawana, IN

We will be traveling from Dallas north to Shipshawana, IN the last two weeks of March with an eta of April 1. A bit concerned about possible ice and snow issues that may occur.
Which route may be best during this time frame.. we are 45' class A with Dodge ram 1/2 ton tow.
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I-30/I-40/I-55/I-57/I-70/I-69/US33/IN5

obviously watch your weather. this route also avoids Chicago.
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I like I 70 to 31 North myself.

Since its all New

But I like Corn fields
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Is weather letting up by mid to late march or will it generally mean holding up somewhere waiting for storms to pass?
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ya never can tell. the later it gets the less chance you’ll have on encountering winter storms. watch your weather a few days ahead.
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It's always best to add in a few free days if you have a destination you need to be at a certain time. This allows you to be able to comfortably wait until weather changes or roads are clear. As you know, every year is different.
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The (2) options already posted are both direct and should have few problems. (Watch the weather!) If you've got that much time, you might want to head farther east toward Memphis and Nashville, and come north from there.
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Hi lp5151,

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow, so there should be no problem with the weather. I'll leave you with the best real advice I can.
1. The Nappanee, Elkhart and Shipshewana area has a saying, "Embrace The Pace" Slow down the brain and go according to local custom (i.e., speed). If you don't you will be very frustrated.
2. Forget your diet. Embrace the Amish food. You can always diet some other time.
3. Right in Shipshewana the Blue Gate restaurant is a good place to start. The dinner & theater option might have started. If it has, consider taking in the theater with dinner. You will enjoy it. There are several dinner theaters in the area, all "G" rated.
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Snow and/or ice in northern Indiana is a remote possibility in late March and melts quickly. It’s been a warmer than usual winter this year in what we call Michiana with no hints of below normal trends expected.

Unless you have plans to visit Chicago, I recommend avoiding any routing that passes through that area. Roads are congested and worse, potholed,,severely!!! from heavy traffic and winter freeze/thaw cycles.

Second a previous recommendation of routing via Indianapolis. Choice of US31 or I69 from Indy to northern IN.
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