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leaving deming, n.m. tomorrow. heading to van horn , tx. are there toll roads around el paso on highway 10? if so, what route would you suggest to bypass them? thanks again

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If there is a toll road in the El Paso area I have never encountered it. What you will have there is traffic that is a mess unless you arrive in the middle of the night. I have traveled between Demming and Van Horn many times and I just try to time my passage through the area on a light traffic day and I avoid the rush hour traffic. Sunday morning seems to be the best time that we have passed through. 

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Look at Hwy. 375 just north of El Paso.  I've taken it a few times, there is an area with a climb but not bad.  It avoids the worst of I-10 through EP.

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I went through El Paso last December, and the only thing I really remember was on the west side of town their doing a major road construction, and I mean major. And I kind of doubt it's all done now. This is my route when I go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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We travel thru El Paso a couple times a year:

Going East on I-10, get off at Anthony Hwy 404.   Continue east to Hwy 213 - turn south there... continue on traveling south to Hwy 375.   Turn east on Hwy 375 there, following it south & east until it loops around to join I-10.

These are good roads, negligible grades, 

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It has been over a year since I have been in El Paso but my rule, in big cities, is avoid peak rush hours. Then find a 18 wheeler and follow the traillights. Keep back 100 yards or insight so if the truck changes lanes you can maneuver. In Illinois you do that to dodge pot holes.

Do know your route just in case the truck is not part the through traffic or take the alternate described above.

Clay

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1 hour ago, Jim & Alice said:

We travel thru El Paso a couple times a year:

Going East on I-10, get off at Anthony Hwy 404.   Continue east to Hwy 213 - turn south there... continue on traveling south to Hwy 375.   Turn east on Hwy 375 there, following it south & east until it loops around to join I-10.

These are good roads, negligible grades, 

This^^. (Native of the Las Cruces/El Paso area - travel this route often.)

Rob

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7 hours ago, Second Chance said:

This^^. (Native of the Las Cruces/El Paso area - travel this route often.)

Rob

Thanks for the affirmation, Rob.

 

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I worked at the Escapees campground in Demming NM, Dream Catcher RV Park. In the office is a map of a bypass around El Paso. I don’t remember the directions but if you go in the office they will be able to show it to you. 

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As long as it isn't rush hour, we never found I-10 through El Paso to be any problem.   We've done the alternate route, more hassle than any perceived time saved.   

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11 hours ago, Barbaraok said:

We've done the alternate route, more hassle than any perceived time saved.   

We tried it also and while it might be worth the effort if you know the route well or during high traffic periods, we just time or transits through El Paso and stay with I-10, but I am quite used to driving on high traffic volume interstate highways so if you are not, then the alternate route may be of more value. 

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On 11/4/2019 at 7:34 AM, ms60ocb said:

It has been over a year since I have been in El Paso but my rule, in big cities, is avoid peak rush hours. Then find a 18 wheeler and follow the traillights. Keep back 100 yards or insight so if the truck changes lanes you can maneuver. In Illinois you do that to dodge pot holes.

Do know your route just in case the truck is not part the through traffic or take the alternate described above.

Clay

NO do not "follow" a big rig.

as for driver's it is common for driver to hate tail gaiters, even if they are 1/4 mile behind us. and hijacking does happen, so some trucking company's do call out the state police if you "follow" a rig.

know your route, before you get there, that way you know how and where to go.

decades back a friend followed a rig, at night in the valley fog. was surprised when the truck lights went out, he did not know where he was. and was 40 miles off the hwy up a lowly canyon at the driver home.

so "that truck" is not going where you are going.

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I would never blindly follow any vehicle without knowing where I'm going, but I have followed OTR trucks many times for many miles when we were both traveling at the same speed on the same route. I really don't think driving or towing an RV would be my first choice if I were inclined to hijack a truck... ;)

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