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Old 04-12-2016, 03:16 PM   #11
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All the routes mentioned are good ones. Just remember once you leave CA, semis get to drive the posted speed limit. They may blow by you at 75mph+. You don't have to go 55mph anymore either. Safe travels!
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:23 PM   #12
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All the routs are good except when you get just pass Tallahassee, Fl get off I-10 & Take US-27 to Ocala, Fl, it will cut off about 35 miles and US 27 is a four lane highway. Less traffic on US 27 than I-75.
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Old 04-12-2016, 03:27 PM   #13
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I have lived here all my life never have I seen semi remotely go 55 on a freeway where marked trucks with trailers must do 55, the only time they do less than the speed limit is when they get behind me on a two lane, I have hardly ever seen a truck pulling a trailer or fifth wheel do 55, never even seen them pulled over for going what ever the speed limit that is posted, that is a myth of them going 55, just saying

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All the routes mentioned are good ones. Just remember once you leave CA, semis get to drive the posted speed limit. They may blow by you at 75mph+. You don't have to go 55mph anymore either. Safe travels!
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:11 PM   #14
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I have lived here all my life never have I seen semi remotely go 55 on a freeway where marked trucks with trailers must do 55, the only time they do less than the speed limit is when they get behind me on a two lane, I have hardly ever seen a truck pulling a trailer or fifth wheel do 55, never even seen them pulled over for going what ever the speed limit that is posted, that is a myth of them going 55, just saying
What is this about having to (officially) stick to 55 when towing in CA ?!?
I've never ever heard of this, and will be towing through CA in June and certainly wasn't planning to stick to 55 (65-70 when possible, on good highways/interstate, is my preferred range)
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:19 PM   #15
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Yes, 55 max. speed in CA. when towing. ( One of the reason's why I bought a motorhome instead of a trailer here.)
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:22 PM   #16
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Yes, 55 max. speed in CA. when towing. ( One of the reason's why I bought a motorhome instead of a trailer here.)
Well that sucks !
I wonder if GoodSam route calculator took that into account ? I doubt it since it likely doesn't differentiate between motorhome and TT/5er.

Oh well, I'll just stick to 65 (when roads permit) and if I do get stopped I'll plead ignorance
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Old 04-12-2016, 04:29 PM   #17
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that is what is posted, but, the hwy patrol usually don't hold truckers to that, if they did I would see thousands of trucks pulled over every day, I asked a patrolman once when I was pulled over for not entering a weigh station, because he said my work truck (a 350 chevy with a work bed) was considered a truck not a pick-up, I asked him about it, and he said never mind it was none of my business, anyway it is posted that way but semi's never get pulled over for speeding, I know a lot of truck drivers around here, and none have been pulled over for going over 55
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Old 04-12-2016, 05:47 PM   #18
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To avoid the bad traffic in San Antonio, Texas when using I-10 here are a couple options I have used:

1. Exit I-10 on US290 to Austin, Tx. Then stay on US290 to intersect Houston at the Sam Houston By Pass (Toll Road!) or I-610.

1A. Or take 71 from Austin and intersect I-10 in Columbus, Tx to get back on I-10 faster.

2. Exit I-10 in Boerne, Tx on 46 and take it to intersect I-10 in Seguin, Tx.

Both options avoid a lot of bad traffic in San Antonio. Option 1 is more scenic, through the Hill Country and Austin. Option 2 gets back on I-10 quicker. Either option is usually faster, and much less annoying, than going through San Antonio!
I don't think that I've EVER seen traffic bad enough in San Antonio to justify these detours! I-10 is a straight shot through the city. If you hit it at 5:00, yes, you'll get rush hour traffic. Any other time of the day it's a breeze! Now if you want traffic, feel free to visit Austin - it's the worst! We laugh at the term "traffic" here in San Antonio - coming from Southern California where traffic was 24-7.

For the record, taking Hwy 46 from Boerne connects to I-10 in New Braunfels, not Seguin. A lot of that road is one lane in each direction and it's hilly, so we don't care for it when pulling the trailer. Much easier to take I-10. I don't know about 71, as we do everything in our power to avoid Austin when pulling!
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I live in Ocala and have been to CA and back. I used I-10 both directions. Not scenic but an easy route to follow. Welcome to Ocala, The Horse Capital of the World!!
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I have been on I-10 from Phoenix to Gainesville, Florida. I actually enjoyed the red hills and sage brush! I think the straight shot is the best. I live just north of Ocala and south of Gainesville. One tip is to be sure to gas up whenever you can. Don't wait until you are down to 1/4 gallon or you might not make it to the next gas station, especially depending on your MPH.
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