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Old 05-03-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Smile New RVers from Florida need Road Suggestions from Phoenix to Las Vagas

We have traveled from central Florida through lower southern states on I-10 up to Albuquerque, and back down to Phoenix will be ready to move on to Las Vegas in 2 weeks, as the Chief in charge of setting up navigation route I am wondering what sort of road Hwy 93 is now, have read were it was going to be upgraded to 4 lane - can not determine if this has happened or just in the plans, our GPS wants to take us I-10 to 95 or 1-17 to I-40 and then up to Vegas, we did a trip to Sedona by car, so looking for another option which 93 would be perfect but not if it is just 2 lane road.

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You'll find that part of the road is 2-lane, especially just north of Wickenburg, and in a few spots closer to I-40. Work is in progress to make it a 4-lane road. We've done 2-lane roads in AZ without a problem. I-17 north from Phoenix to Flagstaff has some pretty steep grades, but it's 4-lane. To skip that, you can turn off I-17 and take highway 69 up toward Prescott Valley, then highway 89 north to where it joins I-40. Yup - it's a 2-lane road, but easy grades. I'd recommend that route to avoid the I-17 steep grade issue if that's a concern. The 2-lane road is wide, and well-maintained.

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Thank you you for your recommendatins, we have driven i-17 route by car are familar with steep grades, not really a concern just looking for different senery and hoping for 4 lane roads. Thank you again for your helpful suggestion.:
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US-93 form Phoenix to Las Vegas is the best route.
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Dear Dennis, thank-you for your advise, just a few questions I amaware that parts of 93 are still 2 lanes can you tell me if the 2 lane areas fall in the mountain/hill areas or more in the Valley?

Being from Florida we are sort of Flat Landers, Driving mountains is new to us.
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Dear Dennis, thank-you for your advise, just a few questions I amaware that parts of 93 are still 2 lanes can you tell me if the 2 lane areas fall in the mountain/hill areas or more in the Valley?

Being from Florida we are sort of Flat Landers, Driving mountains is new to us.
Two lane or four you won't have any issues with "mountains", the most elevation gain on 93 between Phoenix and I-40 is only about 2000 ft., not much. You'll get used to the climbs, just take it easy until you get a feel for how your rig handles the ups and downs. There will be more severe climbs going through the Lake Mead Rec area starting about 15 miles before you get to Hoover dam. Just be careful of your downhill speed, it can get away from you quickly.
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Thanks for all your knowledge it has been very helpful, have decided we are going to GRAND CAYON then on to Vegas baby!!!
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We live in Phoenix. When we go to Vegas, we take the 93, to the 40 to the 15. The grades are not as bad as the 17.. And, it seems shorter
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We live in Phoenix. When we go to Vegas, we take the 93, to the 40 to the 15. The grades are not as bad as the 17.. And, it seems shorter
So you go all the way to Barstow CA on I-40 to catch I-15 back to Vegas?
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I stand corrected... it is the "95" not the 15.
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