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Author Topic: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?  (Read 431 times)

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Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:21:03 PM »
Looking for fastest, smoothest route. Google says drive time differs by only 2 min.
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 09:21:39 AM »
We've always stayed on I-10/20, so can't speak for alternate routes.

Hope you don't plan to stay at Midessa Oil Patch; It's home to lots of oil workers, and lots of diesel pickups fire up very early in the morning.
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 11:54:57 AM »
Interesting, you say drive time only differs by 2 minutes.  My Delorme Street Atlas shows Las Cruses to Odessa to be 325 miles via i-10 & I-20 and 368 miles via US-62.   On top of the longer distance, you have a number of towns to slow you down on US-62.

There is a pretty good climb on I-10 east of El Paso going up to Sierra Blanca, if it is hot outside, watch your engine temp. 
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 06:51:22 PM »
Appreciate the responses. We ended up staying on 10. I think Google was adding construction delays in El Paso when I checked last night, making the two routes seem similar. When I checked this morning the 10 route was 30 min shorter. Drive went fine, roads generally pretty smooth. No climbs that were a problem.


Re the Oil Patch, we're at "Mesquite Oasis" in Odessa. Definitely not an oasis but at least the 50 amp is solid.
Scott
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 06:53:24 PM »
Sounds like a good choice of route and RV park.

For future trips ... if you haven't yet stayed there, Hacienda RV Park in Las Cruces is a great place to stay, not inexpensive, but they are/were a Passport America park.
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 07:15:19 PM »
For future trips ... if you haven't yet stayed there, Hacienda RV Park in Las Cruces is a great place to stay, not inexpensive, but they are/were a Passport America park.


Thanks will keep it in mind. Probably will stay in Las Cruces again as it's a good 1 day drive for those trips headed east. We ended up at the KOA, very clean and city light view, although water/sewer hookups are located too far back on pull-throughs to use without long extensions (which I have but didn't want to fuss with for a quick one-nighter).
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 08:01:40 PM »
Hacienda is listed in the Big Rigs Best Bets guide.
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 06:40:06 PM »
Sounds like a good choice of route and RV park.

For future trips ... if you haven't yet stayed there, Hacienda RV Park in Las Cruces is a great place to stay, not inexpensive, but they are/were a Passport America park.

We love Hacienda Rv Park. The downside is parking on small gravel that trackes easily. Big upside close to Messilla and great food. Never has a bad experience at Hacienda park and they are dog friendly
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Re: Las Cruces to Midland/Odessa, Hiway 10/20 or 62?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 06:44:27 PM »
Thanks. They also have lots of room for big rigs.
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