Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-09-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
Highway 180 north from Silver City NM?

Has anyone towed on Highway 180 between Silver City, NM and Eager, AZ through the Gila Wilderness Area... How's the road for towing? Any camping or RV park suggestions?

Any info would be appreciated...
__________________

__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
2005 22' Interstate
Afton , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 226
Used to be that the Gila Wilderness was closed to all motorized things.
But, when Iived in Las Cruces, 1965-1968, I towed a Kenskill 19 footer with my Dodge 3/4 ton around the road through Mogollon over to the Rio Grande. I'm sure the road has been improved since then. Bearwallow Cienega was a nice place to camp then.
regards
__________________

__________________
herrgirdner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
1992 34' Limited
Falls Church , Virginia
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 945
Terrific area to camp!!!

TB etal -

The Gila area is simply gorgeous! Spent a New Years week, 2 year ago, there and went all over that area with the kids. We however, pulled SilverToy to the KOA in Silver City. Really nice, QUIET! place and it was very conveniently located.

As an aside, there are LOTS of roads in the backcountry area there where large vehicles like RV are a seriously BAD idea. VERY twisty turny, extreme elevation changes/ dips that could hang up long combinations. You might call some of the local campgrounds in that area (or where ever you are thinking about going) and asking their opinions about this or that road. Since they are local and have an interest in RV friendly things, they should be able to offer better councel than most. Just a thought.

Enjoy that area! And be certain to get up INTO the Gila Cliff dwellings! and the CatWalk is another real "Must See" IMHO.

Axel
SilverToy

PS - consider getting over the the Carlsbad Caverns is time permits. WORTH the ride!
__________________
SilverToy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member

 
2004 25' Safari
1971 27' Overlander
1957 22' Caravanner
Jourdanton , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 211
two years ago our unit caravanned to Salem up that road. We had both motorhomes and up to 30-ft trailers. No problem driving the road whatsoever. We stayed at Luna Lake, a NFS campground just inside the Arizona line. It's a beautiful drive with lots to see along the way.

Paula
__________________
pienjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 05:13 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
Thanks for the input so far...we have been to Silver City and know of the KOA that you mention, Axel...looked like a nice place when we were there last. I don't think we'd try taking the Bambi on any back roads in the Wildernesss Area, but after "doing" the Silver City area, we might be interested in swinging north via highway 180 up to the White Mountains of Arizona...just wondering if that highway is OK and if there are any camping possibilities onlong it...without getting too far off the beaten path... Once we reach Eagar and areas a little west of Eager (Show Low) we will be in familiar turf.
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 05:18 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by pienjim
two years ago our unit caravanned to Salem up that road. We had both motorhomes and up to 30-ft trailers. No problem driving the road whatsoever. We stayed at Luna Lake, a NFS campground just inside the Arizona line. It's a beautiful drive with lots to see along the way.

Paula
Thanks, Paula... Sounds like a nice summer time trip for us...when it's hot in our neck o' the woods...
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2008, 08:41 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Ahab's Avatar
 
2008 22' Safari
Oracle , Arizona
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,174
Yes we went that way last fall. They were re-doing some of the road surface on the NM side but I would guess it's finished by now. while we did not camp in that immediate area, we did notice many opportunities.
__________________
Ahab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2008, 10:23 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Check out the Catwalk and San Francisco Hot Springs near Glenwood.

Some years ago in a Westfalia I traveled from through the Gila from Mogollon to the VLA near Magadellena all on national forest roads. 150 miles without rubber touching pavement.
__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 04:12 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
Thanks for everyone's input! It's appreciated!
__________________

__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
180,000 miles on my goodyear marathons! 2airishuman Tires 124 08-06-2010 11:31 PM
West Boondocking Gravenstein Highway walter1 Boondocking 0 10-12-2007 04:00 PM
'Silver city' is setting up shop with a little neighborly help Andy R Airstream "In the News" 0 06-20-2004 11:50 AM
Route 95 North through New York City dreamin On The Road... 18 05-28-2004 08:03 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.