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  1. Default Moving truck I 80 or southern route?

    Moving in Jan. from San Fransisco to West Virginia. We will be driving a full-size moving van and towing a car. Is it better to take I-80 or a longer, more southerly route? Time and money both in short supply. Thanks for any advice.

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    You will have to check the weather just before you leave. There is a chance of bad weather no matter which route you take.

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    Default Unpredictable, but...........

    Hello and welcome to the R.T.A. forums.

    As the weather is so unpredictable it is impossible to say which will be your best option untill nearer the time.

    Although it is only about 60 miles longer to take the southern option, I-5 / Bakersfield 46 and 58 to Barstow to I-40 to Oky and then I-44 to St Louis and I- 64 through Lexington my mapping program is estimating it to be 3 1/2 hours quicker.

    Check the forecasts and have a safe journey.

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    I-40 through AZ and NM aren't much better than I-80 through parts of CA, NV, UT, and WY.

    No matter what, unless you were to go down and hit I-8 to I-10 and come up I-59 to I-75 to I-81, you're going to be in prime conditions for bad weather.

    Sykotyk

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    I-8 and I-10 aren't immune to bad weather either. Ever been up over Ocotillo in the winter?

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    No, not yet.

    Either way, the Rockies are the Rockies. There's really no way to get around them. Shortest trip makes the most sense.

    Sykotyk

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    Last December, I took I-8 from Yuma to San Diego - and it was treacherous from the top of the mountain almost all the way down to Alpine. This is not very common, but it does happen. Later on last winter, that stretch of I-8 was closed for about 48 hours during another storm. That's not the Rockies, but mountains are mountains!

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