Hi, has anyone has driven from Texas to Carlsbad recently? I would be grateful for advice on the route.
On Saturday, we’re kicking off our 2 week summer
Airstream vacation with a very long day of driving from Houston to Carlsbad.
There are two main routes we could take:
- I-10 west to Fort Stockton, US 285 north to Carlsbad.
- I-45 north to Dallas, I-20 west to Big Spring, State Highway 176 west to Carlsbad.
I’m not concerned about the I-10 or I-45/I-20 stretch. My concern, and question is, which road is going to be the least worst to take through the Permian?
I’ve read on other RV forums that US 285 has been more or less destroyed by the frack trucks. Has anyone found this to be the case? I note that State Highway 176 passes just north of Midland / Odessa; is State Highway 176 in any better condition than US 285?
Ideally, I’d like to find the route that won’t shake or bump the trailer to pieces! Thanks for your help.