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Old 03-28-2023, 02:27 AM   #1
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US 60 to US 45? Starting in Quartzite AZ

I have a sudden destination plan change after staying at a LTVA in Quartzite, I'm heading towards Michigan just north of South Bend In. I avoid intestates as much as possible to see the small towns the way people did before the interstate system was built. Because I ask my route question, I have a RAM 3500 pulling a 38' 5R 12'6" tall. Now my question? Anyone follow US 60 all the way to US 45 ? How's the route any issues for my size rig? I'm going to use harvest host as much as possible along the route. Thanks BTW I have 3 weeks to get to Michigan so it will be a nice slow ride . Also the weather is a concern I don't know all the elevations along this route.
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Amarillo to Sikeston

Like you, I like to avoid interstates as much as possible. Last summer we ran US 60 from Amarillo to Sikeston MO in a Class C towing a Wrangler. I do not recall anything that would keep you from going this route. From Springfield to Sikeston, it is all 4 lanes. I recently read that the US 60-62 bridge at Cairo is closed for structural problems. I would not recommend it even if it is open. It is very narrow, check it out on Google street view. I use I 57 to IL 37 to 169 to connect with US 45.

In Pawhuska OK stop at the Pioneer Woman Mercantile. In Sikeston MO, Lambert's is a great place to eat. We stayed at Hintons RV park there. Lambert's has a shuttle that will come to the campground. The shuttle driver took us to the side door and seated us so we did not have to wait in line.
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Old 03-28-2023, 10:20 PM   #3
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Ok thanks I'll check the bridge and alternate route.
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60 is a good highway. . like you, we avoid interstates.
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2019, We rode US60 starting from some town just west of Pie Town NM to just north of Tulsa OK. Great route! especially enjoyed it across New Mexico. I canít speak to its suitability for a 5th wheel since we are in a 24í motorhome.
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