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    Dave Guest

    Default LA to MA quickly - plus concerns about winter weather

    I am looking to get on the road sometime next week in LA and be in MA as soon as I can be. I understand there will be some long driving days, and I may or may not have a driving buddy with me.

    If I just put the start and end cities into the various route-generating sites, they have me take a more northern route. Is that wise to do in the winter, or should I stay a little more south until I get closer to the Northeast?

    Also, I'm considering renting a trailer to take whatever won't fit in the car. I guess I'd just like to see what other people's experiences have been with trailers. Otherwise, I'm just going to ship the rest.

    Thanks,

    -Dave

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    Default Going south is not easier

    (Traditional-looking) winter weather in North America can be found just about everywhere (with the exception of Miami and points south) so using a southern route won't help that much.

    Your fastest route across the USA will be Interstate 80 this time of year.

    What kind of car will you be using to pull the trailer?

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    Dave Guest

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    2003 Honda Accord sedan with a 6 cyl. engine.

    Good to know about the route not making a difference with weather. So what is the most reasonable estimate of the time it would take? I've heard of people doing it in 3 days, but that seems rather harsh.

    -Dave

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    Dave Guest

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    &gt; What kind of car will <BR>
    &gt; you be using to pull the trailer? <BR>
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    2003 Honda Accord sedan with a 6 cyl. engine.

    Good to know about the route not making a difference with weather. So what is the most reasonable estimate of the time it would take? I've heard of people doing it in 3 days, but that seems rather harsh.

    -Dave

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    Default Five Days

    Dave,

    A reasonable time for covering that distance is five days. I have done cross-country trips twice in the 3 day range -- but that requires (or it should) a co-driver and stopping only for fuel.

    Tongue weight on an Accord is pretty low -- which means that you won't be able to tow a very large trailer. Personally, I would ship whatever you are planning on taking.

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    Dave Guest

    Default Thanks

    Yeah, the only way I'd try to do it in such a short ammount of time is if someone goes with me. And as far as the trailer is concerned.. yeah, probably best to just ship whatever I can.

    Thank you very much for the suggestions. Great site you have here. :)

    -Dave

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