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  1. I'd personally drive a bit farther the first day...

    I'd personally drive a bit farther the first day and stop in Van Horn TX. I'd also get closer to Fort Worth on the second day - probably Weatherford which has a lot more choices. That would allow...
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    Looks like you could make a loop trip from LV,...

    Looks like you could make a loop trip from LV, LA, or SLC. When the time gets closer, check on airfare and car rental charges to help with the decision.
  3. My software shows this as the fastest route: ...

    My software shows this as the fastest route:

    Leave the DC area by best route for you towards Hagerstown MD. Take I-70 to Hancock, then I-68 to the end, I-79 north back to I-70. Take it to St....
  4. If you are going to use my original recommended...

    If you are going to use my original recommended route avoiding tolls and staying in Lincoln, that would be a good place to jump down to NE-2 to get over to I-29. It cuts out quite a few miles over...
  5. Nope, the fastest route, and considerably...

    Nope, the fastest route, and considerably shorter, is this:

    I-90 to Sioux Falls
    I-29 to Sioux City
    US-20 to Waterloo
    I-380 to Iowa City
    I-80 to Indiana Toll Road and Ohio Turnpike to Ohio Exit...
  6. Welcome to RTA! Are you aware of all the toll...

    Welcome to RTA!

    Are you aware of all the toll roads? I-80/90 from Chicago east is toll, and I-90 through all of NY is toll. With a trailer, the tolls are not cheap. I would recommend the...
  7. If you do that, I'd recommend using UT-20 to get...

    If you do that, I'd recommend using UT-20 to get from US-89 to I-15.
  8. If you take US-93, note that gas stations are...

    If you take US-93, note that gas stations are pretty sparse between Las Vegas and I-84. There is NO gas between Las Vegas and Alamo, NO gas between Pioche and Ely, NO gas between Ely and I-80.
  9. I believe this trip is in September 2022, not...

    I believe this trip is in September 2022, not this year. Who knows what the situation will be then?
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    A tip for your next long trip - if you don't have...

    A tip for your next long trip - if you don't have a reliable vehicle, either buy a new one, a late model used one with a full warranty, or rent one!
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    Best rule of thumb for safety is no more than 600...

    Best rule of thumb for safety is no more than 600 miles per day, and avoid driving after dark.

    Get up early, have breakfast, hit the road, get off the road and find a hotel around dinnertime. ...
  12. My nephew rented the biggest U-Haul truck to do a...

    My nephew rented the biggest U-Haul truck to do a cross country move. It had a Ford V-10. Gas mileage was horrible - about 5 mpg. You are better off renting a Penske with a diesel. U-Haul doesn't...
  13. Refer to my post #3 above.

    Refer to my post #3 above.
  14. Welcome to RTA! I-84 doesn't go anywhere near...

    Welcome to RTA!

    I-84 doesn't go anywhere near Victorville. You sure you don't mean I-15?

    I would not go to Victorville. I would take CA-62 out of Palm Springs to Yucca Valley, then CA-247 to...
  15. I would make a minor adjustment - stay on I-5...

    I would make a minor adjustment - stay on I-5 through Sacramento to Stockton, use the CA-4 freeway over to CA-99. This could save you 15 minutes.
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    The eastbound lanes have been reopened, westbound...

    The eastbound lanes have been reopened, westbound lanes scheduled to be reopened August 6.

    https://www.fourstateshomepage.com/news/national/i-40-bridge-linking-arkansas-tennessee-re-opened/
  17. Thread: Summer trip

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    No good. Copy and paste it into your post.

    No good. Copy and paste it into your post.
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    I just drove from Joplin to Memphis and back. ...

    I just drove from Joplin to Memphis and back. Google estimated 5 hours 55 minutes. Took 7 hours to get there with a gas stop, potty stops, and delays getting into Memphis due to Thursday rush hour...
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    I wouldn't worry about US-49 unless you hit it at...

    I wouldn't worry about US-49 unless you hit it at rush hour. Even then, it shouldn't be too bad. I'm typing this at 5:30 pm EDT (Monday) and Google Maps is not showing any significant delays...
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    I just drove to Memphis today, and I hit it at...

    I just drove to Memphis today, and I hit it at rush hour. Not only is the I-40 bridge closed, I-55 is all tore up in Arkansas. BIG mess. I use Google Maps on my phone for GPS, and it took me off...
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    Welcome to my adopted state!

    Welcome to my adopted state!
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    Take the I-55 bridge, that's your only choice. 2...

    Take the I-55 bridge, that's your only choice. 2 choices from there.

    1. Take I-55 to I-240 to US-78 (4+ lane divided with traffic lights) which becomes I-22.
    2. (Longer but less traffic and no...
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    What year and engine is your Corolla? Web search...

    What year and engine is your Corolla? Web search tells me that 2014 and newer Corollas are not rated for any kind of towing. 2000 to 2013 can tow up to 1500# with certain engines. Reference:
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    The 2014 Wrangler has the 3.6 V6, which has a...

    The 2014 Wrangler has the 3.6 V6, which has a timing chain, not a belt.
  25. AZ-85 is 4 lane all the way between I-10 and I-8....

    AZ-85 is 4 lane all the way between I-10 and I-8. Also, closer to downtown Phoenix, the Loop-202 freeway was recently completed around the southwest side of the city.
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