I just found this board through a Google search. I'm planning on moving from LA to Michigan next week, and wanted to get some tips here. I'll be driving in a 2002 Honda Civic and plan on filling up the trunk and back seat with my stuff.
- What is the best route to take -- I-70 through Denver, I-80 through SLC or I-40 through ABQ? I know I-70 is the shortest and I-80 is faster because of lesser elevation gains. However, which of these three routes will be least stressful on my car because of the weight and the mountainous driving?
- I plan on doing this trip over 3 days, so what are the recommended rest stops? I'm thinking of the following:
I-70: Grand Junction, Omaha
I-80: SLC, Omaha
I-40: ABQ, Tulsa
Are these reasonable expectations?
- Any general tips for doing this drive, as well as any specific tips for this route? This is my first cross-country drive, so any input would be most appreciated.