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#1 bxplt

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:34 PM

 I'll soon be driving my Golden Eagle from Florida to Phoenix. I'm planning to just stay on 10. Are there any issues I should be aware of? Any nasty grades that aren't apparent? Also, anyone in the Phoenix area, any ideas for a reasonable shop for some engine work? Thanks -Bob


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#2 wolfe10

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 05:46 AM

Bxpit,

 

Welcome to the FMCA Forum.

 

While there are more scenic routes across Texas (U.S. 90 from San Antonio to Van Horn for example), I 10 is an easy shot all the way.  Take I 12 in Louisiana-- shorter than staying on 10 and better road surface.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 07:56 AM

I have read really good reviews on the Oasis Freightliner dealer in Phoenix.  Remember also, if your a FCOC member the discount available.

 

You don't say when you're traveling; the wind can be pretty fierce from central Texas to Phoenix.  Heck, we had high wind advisories two days ago in the Houston area.  I would recommend planning the drive through Houston either in the middle of the night or between 9:30am to 3:30pm.  I always drive straight through as its quicker and much shorter than taking Loop 610 or the toll road. Unless you have an EZ-Tag for the toll charges, you may sit in long lines (10+ minutes) at each ticket booth.

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 12:45 AM

Thanks for the info , guys. Now for round 2.  From Phoenix I'm heading to Seattle. I'm thinking' up thru Las Vegas and Bend Ore. to the Dalles and then Vancouver and up I-5. Anybody ever been that way? This will be in a couple of weeks so I'm thinking' the weather will be good. Any ideas? I'm trying to avoid major passes and grades like grapevine and the Siskues (sp?).  thanks


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 06:25 AM

Elkhartjim is right about the wind. It tipped an 18 wheeler over at the same time we were there.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:59 PM

Louisiana I-10 will probably be the worst interstate road you will ever drive on.  It's as rough as a Texas cattle trail. IMHO


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

Actually, most if I 10 in Louisiana has been repaved.  Less than 50 miles of hump de hump.

 

This was on the way back from Perry on Friday.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:43 PM

Brett is correct, and that area of I 10 that will make you stutter is around Lafayette.  We were in the area for Mardi Gras.

 

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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:29 PM

I go on Nv 95 from Las Vegas to Fallon then to Ca and north to Bend.  I've done that a number of times.


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