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Old 10-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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Tips on roads to travel

We will be traveling in Arkansas next week and would like some input on the roads I plan to travel. We will be head from Pinnacle Valley to Petit Jean. My plan is take AR-10w to AR-9n and on to AR-154w to Petit Jean. Later in the week we are head to Magazine Mountain. My thoughts are to take AR-154w to AR-27s then to AR-10 and head north on AR-309 to state park. Never been in the area and I’m still a little green at pull a trailer, so I’m doing my best to stay out of trouble.
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Old 10-05-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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If you like your trailer try and find another route than #10.
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Old 10-05-2014, 10:08 PM   #3
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Well....... We haven't pulled our AS on 10, but I drive it all the time. I suppose opinions of a road do change when pulling, but I would have no concerns about 10. Going up the east side of Petit Jean is steep but short.
We just camped at Magazine for the first time two weeks ago. We've been there numerous times without the AS. I WAS concerned about the drive up Magazine from the south (steep, switchbacks), so we went up Magazine from the north through Paris AR. That said I don't believe there are any restrictions on trailer length coming from the south.
Oh.....I take that back about our AS and Highway 10. We did take that route once and I don't recall any issues/concerns.


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Old 10-06-2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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My error. I just read 10 and having seen your location assumed it was interstate 10 in Louisiana.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:37 AM   #5
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The other advantage of the north route is you can stop at Subiaco......

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Thanks Landrum
So the northern route would take me on AR-154 to AR-7 then AR-22 to Paris. Its about 25 miles longer going through Paris, but you feel it would be worth it.
When I leave Mount Magazine I will be heading home towards Texarkana. My next question is should I head up to I40 and go the long way around through Little Rock and take I30 to Texarkana. I way thinking about driving southeast to Hot Springs to get to I30.

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I10 is a little rough in La but that could be said for all our road built on marsh lands. The only grade changes we have are in and out of pot holes. A small price to pay for all the great fishing.

Thanks again for the in put.
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After looking at the goggle maps going around Little Rock and taking I30 to Texarkana is around 272 miles. Going south on AR-27 is around 175 miles. Just not sure how white my knuckles will get on a 3 plus hour drive on AR-27.
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Well.....everyone has different comfort levels. I really don't think I would be comfortable on the south approach to Magazine, but there is usually little traffic and I bet plenty of RVs come that way. I'll ask our WBCCI unit members what they think, but I may not get a quick response.
It's been years (like 25) since I took highway 27. It will be slow going but pretty. You could also look at 23 to 71?? 71 would be no problem. Or Scenic 7 which will be pretty slow as well. All those highways will be much prettier than I40/30.
Sounds like your plans are set, but for future reference Daisy State Park on Lake Greeson and Crater of Diamonds State Park are both nice parks.


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23 to 71 does look like a good route home after been on the road for 10 days. And yes our plans are set, not ready to freelance as this is our first year pulling a camper.
Hey thanks for all the help. Hope to see you at Subiaco.
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Tips On Roads To Travel

Although it has been 10 years ago, we traveled back and forth to the Dardanelle and Russelivlle area several times. My favorite route back was 27 to Danville then 80 to 71 to Texarkana. 80 is fairly straight and follows a valley much of the way and not a lot of traffic. I think it splits a few miles before reaching 71 at Waldron and and either road was ok.
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Thanks Tom that does look like an interesting ride. Will have to see if I'm up to it after nine day of camping and hiking. Hitting the road Thursdays around noon can't wait.
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Towed a trailer from Harrison to Hot Springs on Highway 7 in the middle of the night in the snow once. Don't want to do that again. Over 15 mph it tried to get sideways. That was a long night.
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