I am planning to relocate to Seattle/WA from northern NJ and would be driving my Honda Pilot with a small trailer with my stuff.
Once drove from LA to NJ in 5 days 20 years ago but it was non-stop and tiring.
Would prefer taking more time,a couple weeks at most, and seeing some sights along the way,i.e. the Badlands,Yelowstone,Mt. Rushmore.etc.
How far west can I drive on route 80 until I have to switch to 90/94,etc.,and
which route would one take after leaving 80 to see the above sights?Can I bypass Chicago with 80?
Also I am a bit worried about having a trailer and my PIlot filled with my things and theft/security/safe parking.What precautions should I take to not have to worry if I decide to go hiking/overnight stays at motels,etc.?
Has anyone towed a smallish 4x8 U-Haul-type trailer and any tips would be appreciated as I have never towed anything,though hope to be towing a boat in WA one day.Should I invest in a stronger hitch if I want to eventualy tow a boat?
Thanks and Happy New Year!