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Old 01-17-2016, 11:50 AM   #15
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\approaching Sedona from the north can be treacherous if you get on the wrong road which has dangerous switch backs and trailer size limits.
89A can be brutal, not so much from the north as from the South. I blundered onto 89A from the south towing a substantial 5th wheel and had a terrifying trip of it. On the bright side it made all to the back woods trails to and from Alaska seem like a cake walk.
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:04 PM   #16
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If you go on I-40, take I-17 in Flagstaff south and 179 back north into Sedona. Little longer but faster by avoiding all of the hairpin curves. After unhooking, drive 89 north, really pretty.
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:09 PM   #17
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Hi again from AZ. . . From the North, you can take I-17 S to SR 179, then back North into Sedona. . .easy-peasy. . . Regards, Craig
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:11 PM   #18
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We took 89A from the north of Sedona, nice area road is narrow and curvey, we did it when very little traffic
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:21 PM   #19
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It is twisty-turny. Didn't know that they didn't want RVs on it and don't recall seeing any signs about it. We came out just fine with our 30'vintage; didn't feel any more stress than our local pass into Angel Fire causes. As usual, take your time and keep your speed in check with your transmission.
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Old 01-17-2016, 12:31 PM   #20
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Rancho RV park in Sedona is a very clean park and you pay for it. Also you are at their mercy as to what site you get. We made reservations months in advance and planned on staying a long time while house hunting. The site they put us in was what I call a small parking lot one (they do have bigger sites) that was not what we asked for especially since we were going to be staying a long time. After a few days telling them numerous times how upset we were and getting no where, we moved to Thousand Trails in Cottonwood for the remainder of our stay. About 1/3 the cost and much better sites with amenities!
I enjoy curvy switch back roads and thought 89A was fun to drive , even with the trailer in tow. Now if towing something much bigger than ours, it might turn those knuckles white
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:51 PM   #21
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I will be in Sedona in early June. Would love to speak with you more about directions, things to do, Rancho Sedona, etc.
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Old 01-18-2016, 06:23 PM   #22
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I will be in Sedona in early June. Would love to speak with you more about directions, things to do, Rancho Sedona, etc.
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Old 01-20-2016, 02:58 PM   #23
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I'm considering Rancho Sedona in Sedona and Santa Fe Skies outside of Santa Fe. Thoughts?
Both good!
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:51 AM   #24
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In order to get from my home in Covington, La. to Sedona mapquest takes me to Shreveport, La. and then on to Dallas, Tx. From Dallas it takes me on 287 to Amarillo, Tx. which then connects with I40 to Albuquerque and Flagstaff and then south to Sedona. I have heard that I should avoid Dallas via the interstate at all cost and stay north, if possible. Have any of you taken a similar mapquest route? An option via my Garmin 760 is to go through Houston to San Antonio, then to El Paso, then to Tucson, then to Phoenix and north to Sedona. However, this route gets very close to the border and doesn't appeal to me. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:39 PM   #25
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Sjcjr, both of those choices are good routes. Dallas freeways are super busy traffic wise so take an outer loop and plan to come thru at a non busy time. Non busy for major metropolitan area might be btwn 1100 am and 100 pm or Sunday mornings. If you mean the Mexico border in El Paso its not really noticeable except you can see it in a couple of spots from the freeway. You could just gas and eat before El Paso and be past it in 10 minutes.
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Old 01-23-2016, 09:49 PM   #26
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We liked American in Albuquerque as well. They had a nice breakfast in the morning. We didn't have time to eat, but the coffee was good. Pat
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This is the meeting location to caravan to the Balloon Fiesta Field for the event. Which, is a wonderful event and should not be missed. Early October, 200 spots at the field exclusively for Airstreams, sign up now! See the blog here on Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
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I just drove to Dallas from Mobile, Alabama. I took the southern route there (I-10) and northern route (I-20) back since I wanted to see Austin on way out. As anticipated, the southern route was miserable. More so with traffic and some road construction than road condition, but road condition was better in northern route as well. I would avoid the southern route if at all possible.
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Recommend your first overnight be a stop at the Couchetta Casino Resort RV Park in Kinder, La., one of the finest RV parks in the nation (full hookups, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, cement pull throughs with roving security and shuttle service to the casino). If you first get a players card your first night's RV fee will be complementary if you plan your stay on a weekday night (Sun-Thursday). You can remain hooked up and use their shuttle service to the casino and eat in their many restaurants.

When you leave Kinder head to Deridder, La and take Hwy190 across eastern Texas
to I-45 and head north to Hwy 7 and head West to link up with Hwy 6 going to Waco. Here, a great place to stay is Midway Park, a Corp of Engineer park on Lake Waco. Most of their spots are nestled in the trees with plenty of shade to get you out of the heat. Some of their spots have full hook up, you will want to get on Reservation.gov and secure a reservation ahead of time. Planning your route through Waco will allow you to avoid both Houston and Dallas. When you leave
Waco continue North West on Hwy 6 to link up with I-20 and points west. We like staying at the Harry McAdams city park in Hobbs, NM. From there you can link up with hwy 285 which will take you up to I-40 and into Albuquerque easy days drive from Hobbs.

Hope this helps, Pat.
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