A wealth of information here--I'm so glad I found this resource! I need as much help as I can possibly get.
I'm going on a "speed run"--from Boston to San Francisco in 5 or 6 days in mid-July.
Not only that--I'm going to haul a 4'x8' Uhaul trailer behind my four-door sedan with 4 cylinder engine.
I'm moving out for work.
I will be driving solo with two cats in the car with me.
(1) Advice (please) on the best routes to take? I'll use my atlas and AAA guides as well.
(2) Any advice on safe places/cities to rest along the way? I plan to do 600 miles a day, starting out early in the mornings and stopping each day to sleep at a SAFE roadside motel/hotel in the nearest safe place each evening.
(3) Should I be concerned about the trailer--will someone try to break into it? I'll try to pack it properly so it doesn't sway.
(4) Any special challenges to expect along the way?
I've never driven coast to coast, but I have driven from Texas to New York in the past, and I have driven 600 miles a day before, but mostly only within the northeast, so there was no new terrain. Based on this experience, what would the greatest challenges be?
Thank you! I really would appreciate learning from any of your experiences! Especially with the trailer and mountains along the way, and other unforeseeable things I should know about.