We are moving from Roanoke VA to San Francisco CA this August and could use some advice.
So far, we have decided to just sell most of our stuff and pack our car instead of renting a moving truck.
It's a 1995 Toyota Camry with 316,000 miles on it, but it's in really good shape. So my questions are:
1.) Is it doable to travel cross country in such a high mileage car?
2.) If so, should we take I40 or I80? Which route would be easier on the car (ex:desert/mountains)?
3.) Which route is more populated? (in the case that the car needs service along the way)
4.) How many travel days would it take? How many hours/day would you suggest driving?
5.) Are there any websites with specific info on the hotels/restaurants along either interstate?
6.) If possible, we would like to see the Grand Canyon, but is it too hot for it in August?
Basically, I can use any advice or suggestions from anybody who has done this trek in an older,
high mileage vehicle. Like I said, our car is in very good shape with all major work being done to it
to keep it going. I'm just nervous about the heat/desert and whether that will be too much for our car.
Thanks in advance for your help!!