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Old 09-15-2020, 08:01 PM   #1
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Couldn't find a forum that had general questions. Has anyone driven Hwy 54 between Tucumcari, NM and Kansas City? What it like? Is it Class A friendly?
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Couldn't find a forum that had general questions. Has anyone driven Hwy 54 between Tucumcari, NM and Kansas City? What it like? Is it Class A friendly?

We have driven it several times. The worst part is between Dalhart, TX and the New Mexico border, unless it has been repaired in the last two years, other than that stretch, is is not a bad drive.
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Going west, it’s usually a massive headwind. No fuel from Dalhart TX to Logan NM and if the wind is blowing you can cut at least 20% off your range

Going east, the opposite is the case of course

It’s a decent road, lots of slow truck traffic. Farmers and locals and the random impatient leadfoot
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:39 PM   #4
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Yes, lots of truck traffic from Dalhart to Tucumcari.
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There's a "scenic route" just east of Liberal at Meade, Hwy 160. No trucks. Takes you to I35 just south of Wichita. I take it every time I go through KS just to avoid as much of 54 as I can.


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I drove that route from Alamogordo, NM to past Liberal, KS for the past five years. The ifiest stretch was a section of about 20 miles south of Corona, NM. From Tecumcari, NM to Liberal, KS US-54 is a good road. Be prepared to close your coach up tight when you get just south of Dalhart. The cattle yard smell with cause your eyes to water.
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Went through AF pilot training in Big Spring, TX. 20 gusting 40 from 270 everyday. Same stuff.
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Looks like that might go through some small towns. How was that?
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Any recommendations on a good fuel stop in Tucemcari? Easy in/out
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There is both a Loves and Flying J just before you get on I 40.
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There are plenty of fueling stops on art 54 between Tucamcari and KC. No need to be concerned.
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