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    Hello, i am new. we are planing to move from pittsburgh, pa to Los Angles shortly. What route is an easier drive? the Rt 80 through Denver and Las Vegas? or Through St Louis-Tulsa-New mexico-Needles Ca. then La.? i do know that the 2nd drive is a bit shorter. no trailer just a u haul truck and a car. in St Louis which bridge is a better way to go through St Louis. the Eads Bridge or the Main highway bridge just south of the Eads?
    Thanks
    ldiatone

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    Welcome to RTA!

    I would take I-70/I-44/I-40/I-15. I would not go through downtown STL, take the I-270 bypass around the north and west. Note that I-44 in OK is a toll road and does not accept EZ-Pass.

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    I-80 doesn't go thru Denver. Some more map study would be appropriate.

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    I think this person meant I-76/I-80/I-76/I-70/I-15. I would not take this for 3 reasons - considerable tolls all through PA/OH/IN/IL, higher mountains on I-70 west of Denver, and it takes longer.

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    Thanks Glc, that is what i mean about Denver. thanks for the help. This helps with the choice.
    ldiatone

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    My husband had a similar debate, about 4 years ago, taking a U-Haul truck across country. He was trying to avoid as many tolls as he could. Are you towing your car (hopefully 4-wheels-UP) or is someone else driving it? Either way, avoid the tolls and take the route that GLC suggested.: I-70, 44 (part of which will be toll, in OK), 40 and 15.

    Be ware of winds in OK, the TX panhandle, NM, and eastern AZ. Your U-Haul is a high-profile vehicle and can be severely affected by winds.


    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    My husband had a similar debate, about 4 years ago, taking a U-Haul truck across country. He was trying to avoid as many tolls as he could. Are you towing your car (hopefully 4-wheels-UP) or is someone else driving it? Either way, avoid the tolls and take the route that GLC suggested.: I-70, 44 (part of which will be toll, in OK), 40 and 15.

    Be ware of winds in OK, the TX panhandle, NM, and eastern AZ. Your U-Haul is a high-profile vehicle and can be severely affected by winds.


    Donna
    Thank you!

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    hello again, getting close, any idea how much the tolls are in Ok? and any whee else??
    thanks

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    If you are taking the way GLC suggested: I-70/I-44/I-40/I-15, check out this toll calculator for Oklahoma. I-44 is the Will Rogers Turnpike. For a 2-axle vehicle, my daughter said it was around $4 last year. If you are towing your car 4-wheels up (on a trailer), it will be $6.75. Four wheels down, $9.75.


    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    If you are taking the way GLC suggested: I-70/I-44/I-40/I-15, check out this toll calculator for Oklahoma. I-44 is the Will Rogers Turnpike. For a 2-axle vehicle, my daughter said it was around $4 last year. If you are towing your car 4-wheels up (on a trailer), it will be $6.75. Four wheels down, $9.75.


    Donna
    one car and one 15 ft u-haul thank you for the info
    ldiatone

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