I am moving back east next week and am trying to find the best route for my red dakota and it's little engine. It's a good truck but doesn't do well on the steep upgrades. Coming into Phoenix on the 17 from Flagstaff often my little engine could only get up to about 35 mi.
I would also like to avoid the border route. Anyone have any suggestions on routes that I could take to avoid the steep upgrades and the border?
What about taking the 60 into New Mexico? I also know I have to possibly contend with winter weather and need to keep in mind the safest route for winter travel. Would love to avoid that long stretch through the Texan panhandle, but avoiding steep upgrades is more important. Gosh, I don't know if there are any routes left to the east with these limitations :). All suggestions welcome.