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It has been 8 years since our last trip from central Texas to Orlando. At the time we took I-20 rather than I-10 due to the bad rap I-10 was getting for terrible road conditions resulting in bone jarring rides that can have bad effects on a RV. Taking the northern route adds time and mileage. Have road conditions on I-10 improved over the years? Can anyone recommend a good overnight park between Baton Rouge and Pensacola?


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I made a kamakazee run last week to Ft Lauderdale. I went , as usual, I-10 to the 75 to Orlando then from there to the 95.

I think I-10 (taking also I-12) in Miss, Ala and Fla is the smoothest road in the u.s. In La, it is not as bad as some say. I enjoy that route and I-20 is t e r r i b l e.

Unless you just need an rv park, the rest area in Ms on I-10 is perfect. Indiviual sites and security. Most important is it is F R E E .
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In 2005 I-10 through La. was the worst road I have ever been on.


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Fulltimers wrote:

In 2005 I-10 through La. was the worst road I have ever been on.


It hasn't improved since 2005. I-12 is better.


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In Gulfport, MS, Southern Oaks RV park is a VERY nice, quiet place not too far off I-10.

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I10/I12 is currently very smooth compared to how it used to be. If you check the Good Sam list of 100 top RV parks you will see several near I10, 2 in Gulf Shores Alabama in particular. Also a very nice RV park at Gautier, Miss.

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We were over I 10 last summer, 2011, from Florida to Beaux Bridge and it was majorly improved. The previous time we were over it, in about 2004, we swore never to use it again, due to being so rough in general. But last summer, we were trying to dodge tornado activity in the middle of the country so stayed south on I 10. While not in perfect shape, it was a much improved ride where we didn't feel we were going to damage our RV. Stayed at Poche's RV park and fish camp in Beaux Bridge, a nice campground that I would return to without hesitation. It was about 6 miles off the Interstate to the north.


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Breaux Bridge. Poche's is where we stay at too.


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I wonder if I will ever learn how to spell the name of that town in Louisiana? Breaux Bridge. LOL



We had been driving in the rain for several hours when we stopped for the night at Poche's RV. Some standing water from the rain, but not any problems with getting into our site. Lots of room to back, probably could put a 45 ft rig in most of their sites. Several man made fish lakes that you can fish for a fee. Nice pool area and well managed, friendly folks.



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We have stayed at the Hilltop RV Park, just east of Mobile, around Loxley (closer to Robersdale, Alabama, County Rd 64 exit off of I 10) and it is very acceptable to us. Last summer we stopped at the Tallahassee RV Park for one night. It is also on the south side of the Interstate and just a few blocks off, enough there isn't any road noise that we noticed.

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Just returned from a 19 day out trip to TX and back. Took I-10 to I-12, back to I-10 to San Antonio. I-10 in FL/AL was very, very good, MS. Westbound I-12 before it comes back to I-10 was the pitts. It was raining, rough, construction and felt motorhome was going to pieces. Out of Lafayette, LA was better to Beaumont, TX and after that, pretty good. Came back mostly the same way, eastbound was a little better on I-12.

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