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Old 05-16-2016, 04:45 PM   #1
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Dallas to Goshen

This will be out first trip to Goshen from the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area. Has anyone else made that trek? If so, could you share your stopping points?
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:54 PM   #2
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Never made that drive but I would go with what I feel comfortable driving on any given day.

300-500 miles per day, traffic, weather and a host of other things may change your mind.
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We went to Goshen from near Sherman (north of Dallas) last year.
We stopped for our first night in Marshfield, MO.
Second night we stopped at Champaign, IL.
We made it to Goshen about 2 p.m. on the 3rd day.
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We went to Goshen from near Sherman (north of Dallas) last year.
We stopped for our first night in Marshfield, MO.
Second night we stopped at Champaign, IL.
We made it to Goshen about 2 p.m. on the 3rd day.
Mr. Dan, where did you stay in Marshfield and Champaign?
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Old 05-16-2016, 08:21 PM   #5
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Never made that drive but I would go with what I feel comfortable driving on any given day.

300-500 miles per day, traffic, weather and a host of other things may change your mind.
Yup, we plan on 300 or so mile days. 500 miles in one days is a bit much for me, wifey and the doggies. I am looking for ideas for RV sites. RV places web sites and reality are sometimes two different things. I am almost convinced some of the reviews are written by the owners and close friends.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:45 PM   #6
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Another place for your first night might be the Downstream Casino. It's right off 44 in the corner of Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. The casino is in Oklahoma but a good part of the parking lot is in Kansas and if I remember correctly the exit is in Missouri.

Been awhile since I was up there but it was very nice.
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BTW

I hate 75 in Oklahoma, if it were me I'd go to OKC on 35 then up 44.

Or

Go to Little Rock and Nashville then turn north.
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Just FYI....people traveling to Goshen for the first time, if arriving the night prior to gates opening, GET A RESERVATION CLOSE BY NOW!
Not a lot of choices around there. Pretty confident Walmart will not be welcoming a bunch of campers in their lot.
If that does not work ( sold out ) start backtracking; ie; 1 hour away, 2 hours away, etc. and plan your arrival accordingly. Parking detail is very efficient, BUT, it is hectic and THEY WILL SPOT YOU.
Just a thought for first time attendees. Relaxation makes the whole experience better. If you are light sleepers, pack "white noise" and ear plugs. Trains run by every few minutes!!
Time to re check your pre trip check list.
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Mr. Dan, where did you stay in Marshfield and Champaign?
CC75, I just happen to live in Marshfield, MO and the RV Express is your only choice. It is located just off I44 with a very good Mexican restaurant next door.
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When traveling thru Illinois avoid I-55 and use I-57 instead. 55 gets rough north of Springfield. 57 will be a little longer but MUCH smoother. We had good luck using hotwire to get hotel in Goshen.

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