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We are looking for an alternative route avoiding Phoenix area. Has anyone traveled US70 from Lordsburg NM to AZ188 into Happy Jack. Is the road RV friendly?

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Drive that route from Globe to Lordburg, NM every year. nice two lane with little traffic. Going south is all downhill. Going north is slight uphill, but entirely doable.


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I've done 70 with 75ft & 80,000lbs, very do able in an RV.


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Edd505 wrote:

I've done 70 with 75ft & 80,000lbs, very do able in an RV.

How about Globe to Happy Jack?

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Edd505 wrote:

I've done 70 with 75ft & 80,000lbs, very do able in an RV.

How about Globe to Happy Jack?

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For me they are just ordinary western roads with nothing to worry about. But, you'll need to make a decision.

Lordsburg to Safford, Safford to Globe is actually downhill. It may appear you're climbing but that's only because the change to lower elevations isn't as intense as hill climbing appears, so you think your going up most of the way.

Now from Globe to Payson is a much steeper climb in elevation for a much shorter distance. You'll have to be ready to make some uphill climbs. You'll also encounter some disgruntle drivers if they are trying to move faster than you can climb the hills; just ignore us. Afterwards Payson to Happy Jack is decent.

Overall they are normal RV routes so it's been done by many before so don't be surprised if you find yourself behind a few slower RV's.


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ItsyRV wrote:

For me they are just ordinary western roads with nothing to worry about. But, you'll need to make a decision.

Lordsburg to Safford, Safford to Globe is actually downhill. It may appear you're climbing but that's only because the change to lower elevations isn't as intense as hill climbing appears, so you think your going up most of the way.

Now from Globe to Payson is a much steeper climb in elevation for a much shorter distance. You'll have to be ready to make some uphill climbs. You'll also encounter some disgruntle drivers if they are trying to move faster than you can climb the hills; just ignore us. Afterwards Payson to Happy Jack is decent.

Overall they are normal RV routes so it's been done by many before so don't be surprised if you find yourself behind a few slower RV's.


Yep sounds like you been there. After driving the 11 western for years it's just another hill, up or down.

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