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  1. Default LA to Indy in October!

    OK folks. I've finally decided to make the trek across the country for the love of my life (she's waited 5 years). My buddy from Indy has offered to fly out and drive back with me. This will be my first cross country drive.

    Here are some of the trip variables.
    I drive a 2004 Chevy Tahoe. Possibly towing a small trailer.
    I plan to leave sometime in late October. Maybe the 20th.
    2 male drivers (early 30s)
    Would like to complete the trip in 3 days.

    I would appreciate any advice you folks can offer to make this a smooth and enjoyable trip. Routes, cost, duration(total and per leg), "must see" sites, etc.

    Alright folks, lay it on me.

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    Default Why the five year wait?

    Quote Originally Posted by gpad View Post
    OK folks. I've finally decided to make the trek across the country for the love of my life
    First question, why did you wait the five years? Welcome to the Great American RoadTrip Forum! By the most direct route, it is about 2085 miles (I-40 and then diagonal northeast).
    Would like to complete the trip in 3 days.
    To do this trip in three days, you will not have much time for sightseeing (other than what you can see out of the windshield traveling at the speed limit on the Interstate). With a trailer, and needing to slow for the legal limits, you are looking at three 12 hour days. Better check these tips for a Speed Run!

    Here are some tips on budgeting and be sure to use the Fuel Cost Calculator for your truck fuel expense.

    Happy Planning!

    Mark

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    Default You must be...

    ...some catch for her to wait 5 years.

    So, do her a favor and make the drive in 4 days and get there safely. That is what Mark was inferring, I think, and I think he is right.

    The big sight to see is the Grand Canyon, but that will take the better part of a day so you'll need 5 days. Beyond that, just enjoy the change in terrain as you cross the country - it is fascinating.

    Good luck with the lady,

    Craig Sheumaker
    co-author of the travel guide: America's Living History-The Early Years

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