I'm currently planning to make the trip from my home in Rockford, IL (Near Chicago) to Portland, Oregon right around Christmas time.
I have been reading lots of information online about others that have attempted and/or planned such a trip, though it seems there is much conflicted data.
I'll be driving a Dodge Neon.
I'm hoping there may be someone here that has made such a trip in a similar vehicle, perhaps.
If not, I will absolutely appreciate any and all help that can be afforded.
I'm a fairly experienced driver. Driving in wintry conditions doesn't bother me.
From what I have read, having cold weather gear and provisions in the car is highly advisable.
I'd like to avoid any conditions that would leave me stranded far from civilization and outside of contact via cellular phone.
It's been noted that observing the current weather forecast is highly advisable.
I'm thinking about taking 88/80/84. Any thoughts?
I've investigated having my car transported and the cost is extremely out of range to be within my budget.
I'm very open to any and all input. These are just the preliminary results of my research. If you know of any way I could save money, time, energy, etc. I would greatly appreciate the help.
I have friends in Kansas City and Las Vegas, so I may decide to take the extreme detour and head south. Again, open to your suggestions.