I've scanned over some of the posts here, and this seems like a really helpful place, so let me say thanks in advance. I could use a little advice as to what to expect for a trip I am planning. My wife and I are moving from Oakland (just outside of San Francisco) to Denver. We are likely doing this around late April or early May, if things go well (gotta finalize that job first). I anticipate renting a 17' UHaul for all our worldly possessions in the back, plus our cat in a crate in the cab, and driving that. My wife will drive our car. I expect that we will take the I-80 route, with one night in Salt Lake City.
First off -- is this reasonable, a 2-day trip in a loaded truck? I would like to minimize the days, as the cat is old and doesn't like being in vehicles.
Second off -- the roads. I've not driven over the mountains before. From Oakland to Reno or Tahoe, sure, but never so far as Colorado. What should I be expect? Hopefully it never gets down to one lane; being an interstate, I wouldn't think so. Windy / curvy? Steep, or long and steady?
Anything else in general? Thanks!!