I have accepted a job in Los Angeles and will be driving from DC to LA. I will be leaving in about 10 days (Feb 11) and plan on driving about 500 miles per day. I will be towing an 18 ft bowrider boat.
My current plan is to take I-81 to I-40 to Little Rock, Arkansas. From there, I'm trying to decide whether to take I-40 all the way or to take I-30 to Dallas and then I-20 to El Paso and then take I-10 the rest of the way.
I'm thinking that I-10 will be flatter which will make the towing easier and it will also keep me away from snow problems at Albuquerque and Flagstaff. The I-10 route is about 100 miles longer though.
Which route (I-40 or I-40) is better in the winter when towing a boat from Washington DC to LA.