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Old 03-20-2023, 07:43 PM   #1
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Highway 190 From I-10 To Huntsville Texas.

We will be pulling a 25ft bumper pull with a 2020 F-150 Eco Boost.

How is this route and are there places to stay? Boondocking is OK

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We just went from Nacogdoches, TX to Lafayette, LA so we got on Hwy 190 in Jasper, TX and stayed on it to Longville and then went US-71 down to I-10 at Lake Charles. It was a good route. About the only rough spot was going through Deridder. This section of US-190 was good; the rest probably is but I'm not sure.
I didn't look for boondocking spots or campgrounds, so can't help there.
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I am not sure I understand the question, are you talking about taking US 190 from where it meets I-10 in west Texas near the town of Iraan all the way across central Texas while driving eastbound to Huntsville, TX? If so, why? I have done this drive, or at least most of it, but I do live on US 190 in western Louisiana which gives me a bit of an excuse, namely as a alternative to driving I-10, but even then US 190 takes a rather sawtooth path across Texas so that in some places you can shave miles off of the trip by getting off US190 taking other highways and meeting back up with US 190 further on.


p.s. WOG099, what was bad about going through DeRidder, other than the narrow lanes for about 3 blocks while passing through downtown?
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I am not sure I understand the question, are you talking about taking US 190 from where it meets I-10 in west Texas near the town of Iraan all the way across central Texas while driving eastbound to Huntsville, TX? If so, why? I have done this drive, or at least most of it, but I do live on US 190 in western Louisiana which gives me a bit of an excuse, namely as a alternative to driving I-10, but even then US 190 takes a rather sawtooth path across Texas so that in some places you can shave miles off of the trip by getting off US190 taking other highways and meeting back up with US 190 further on.


p.s. WOG099, what was bad about going through DeRidder, other than the narrow lanes for about 3 blocks while passing through downtown?
Isaac, nothing wrong with the town of DeRidder (actually thought about you when going through), but in my motorhome any bump or rough spot seems exaggerated. I'm going to get that fixed in May though; that's why I went to Lafayette, actually Maurice. I found what seems to be a good shop there, Tech RV LLC. Do you have any experience with them?
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I don't know anything about them, but looking online it seems to be a fairly good looking shop. Do please let me know how your experience goes with them.
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I am not sure I understand the question, are you talking about taking US 190 from where it meets I-10 in west Texas near the town of Iraan all the way across central Texas while driving eastbound to Huntsville, TX? If so, why? I have done this drive, or at least most of it, but I do live on US 190 in western Louisiana which gives me a bit of an excuse, namely as a alternative to driving I-10, but even then US 190 takes a rather sawtooth path across Texas so that in some places you can shave miles off of the trip by getting off US190 taking other highways and meeting back up with US 190 further on.


p.s. WOG099, what was bad about going through DeRidder, other than the narrow lanes for about 3 blocks while passing through downtown?
Yes picking up 190 at Iraan we like driving back roads when we can. We will be leaving Terlingua Tuesday the 23rd of May with a destination of Pointblank on Lake Livingston on the 26th (Memorial weekend) for a 3 day stay at wifeís cousins. Iíll need a place to stay on the 25th so I can empty tanks before I get there. Possibly Huntsville?
Thanks much for you in put. LeeB

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I just spent about 20 minutes composing a reply and lost it. So here is the short version:


Take US 190 from Iraan to Menard, then 29 to Llano (Riverway RV park there is good $18 per night with PPA as of 2021), also RV sites in city park, and RV sites in small public park under the north side of the bridge $20 per night. Eat BBQ at Coopers while in Llano (original location the chain started at) there will be a line people drive from hundreds (thousands) of miles to eat BBQ there.


From Llano take 71 east skirting the south side of Austin to Bastrop, stop at Bucees for gas, snacks, etc. and just to experience a Bucees, plan an hour stop. Bastrop state park reportedly has nice RV sites, I have never stayed there,


Take 21 to US290, US 290 to Brenham, consider stopping at the Bluebell Ice Cream Creamery visitor center, get some fresh ice cream, from Brenham take TX105 to Navasota 90/30 to Huntsville where you meet back up with US190 (90/30 are good secondary highways, better than US 190 out near Iraan, even if they look like small back roads on the map)


p.s. no real boondocking options around this route, some small towns have free / low cost RV sites in city parks, etc.


p.p.s. There is not much of anything between Iraan and Mason along this route, Menard is about the only town that has more than a gas station in it. Once east of Llano there are ample numbers of roadside commercial RV parks for overnight stops, including a number at the south end of Lake Buchanan if you opt for the northern route around Austin (more stop and go traffic in my experience vs the hwy 71 expressway on the south route which I listed above)
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I just spent about 20 minutes composing a reply and lost it. So here is the short version:


Take US 190 from Iraan to Menard, then 29 to Llano (Riverway RV park there is good $18 per night with PPA as of 2021), also RV sites in city park, and RV sites in small public park under the north side of the bridge $20 per night. Eat BBQ at Coopers while in Llano (original location the chain started at) there will be a line people drive from hundreds (thousands) of miles to eat BBQ there.


From Llano take 71 east skirting the south side of Austin to Bastrop, stop at Bucees for gas, snacks, etc. and just to experience a Bucees, plan an hour stop. Bastrop state park reportedly has nice RV sites, I have never stayed there,



Take 21 to US290, US 290 to Brenham, consider stopping at the Bluebell Ice Cream Creamery visitor center, get some fresh ice cream, from Brenham take TX105 to Navasota 90/30 to Huntsville where you meet back up with US190 (90/30 are good secondary highways, better than US 190 out near Iraan, even if they look like small back roads on the map)


p.s. no real boondocking options around this route, some small towns have free / low cost RV sites in city parks, etc.


p.p.s. There is not much of anything between Iraan and Mason along this route, Menard is about the only town that has more than a gas station in it. Once east of Llano there are ample numbers of roadside commercial RV parks for overnight stops, including a number at the south end of Lake Buchanan if you opt for the northern route around Austin (more stop and go traffic in my experience vs the hwy 71 expressway on the south route which I listed above)
Oh my. I hate when a response is lost. I have printed out this post so I donít lose it. I got out my Atlas and tried to follow your advice. Murphyís Law the route is either at the top or bottom of the page or itís on the fold. Gezzzzzzz Iíll check Google Maps or the map I have on my to get better sense of where your sendin us.
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There is a very nice park on Lake Livingston about 30 miles east of Huntsville. It used to be a KOA but now it's On the Lake RV Resort in the little town of Onalaska. All of the spaces overlook or very near the lake.
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We have stayed at that Park when it was a koa, overall nice park, but pricey for the area
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There is a very nice park on Lake Livingston about 30 miles east of Huntsville. It used to be a KOA but now it's On the Lake RV Resort in the little town of Onalaska. All of the spaces overlook or very near the lake.
Apparently wifeís cousinís place is on the west side of the Lake

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We have stayed at that Park when it was a koa, overall nice park, but pricey for the area
I/we avoid KOA like the plague anymore. Used to when we had kids at home but itís just the 2 of us. Thanks again for your help. LeeB
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