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  1. This past summer, that was true of any rental...

    This past summer, that was true of any rental vehicle (car, truck) leaving the state of California and not rented for a round trip.


    Donna
  2. Bear in mind that U-Haul is going to allot a set...

    Bear in mind that U-Haul is going to allot a set number of days from the point of pickup to the point of drop off. Those number of days have to include your loading day and your unloading day. The...
  3. Sticky: Pixie Dust.

    Pixie Dust.
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    I have RV'd a lot, but never full-timed. I'd...

    I have RV'd a lot, but never full-timed. I'd concur about all of the above. Buy the best used rig you can afford, but still be prepared to spend some time in repair shops or calling mobile repair...
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    As for route - the most logical route, if you're...

    As for route - the most logical route, if you're just driving to get someplace, would be to take I-20 to I-10. AZBuck said that the overnight would be in Van Horn, TX, and I would concur. As a...
  6. Sticky: I didn't know it had ties to the Kennecott Copper...

    I didn't know it had ties to the Kennecott Copper Corporation. My very first teaching job was in a town next to a big Kennecott mine. Many of my students had parents and grandparents who worked for...
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    My daughter in the Denver area, was just...

    My daughter in the Denver area, was just commenting on that over the phone yesterday!

    For the OP, I used to live in San Diego, and am now in mid-MO. MidwestMichael gave you the route that I would...
  8. A couple of other tips: I-40 through New...

    A couple of other tips:

    I-40 through New Mexico has a lot of construction. Some of it is actually listed on SafeTravelUSA, other bits are not. Make sure you plan accordingly, as these construction...
  9. Interstate highways are usually the last highways...

    Interstate highways are usually the last highways to close in bad weather, and one of the first to get serviced by snow-removers, de-icers, etc. That is because our supply chain relies on the ability...
  10. If you are planning to drive I-40 through New...

    If you are planning to drive I-40 through New Mexico, be aware of construction that may/may not be listed on SafeTravelUSA. When we passed through NM in March/April and then again in late June,...
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    How about US-54?

    So the point of the trip is getting out to see your friends in Tucson, correct? If it's a 12-day round trip, here's a suggestion:

    US-54. You'll have to bookend it with I-70 on one end, and I-10...
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    My guess, BillyGr, is either an old Kresge's,...

    My guess, BillyGr, is either an old Kresge's, Woolworth, or McCrory's. My family didn't know, they've only been there 7 or so years, and our server was too young to remember any of those stores.

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    Welcome to RTA! This comes up often in our...

    Welcome to RTA!

    This comes up often in our forums, the need to move across country in the middle of winter. First thing I would suggest would be "stay flexible". It is quite a possibility that...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51647658749_6b...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51647658749_6b9dcb8f44_z.jpgIMG_4452

    This is the reason for going to Salina in the first place!
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    Mid-MO to Mid-KS, October

    My husband and I just got back from a 5-day out-and-back trip from our (new) home in central MO, to my brother & mom's home in central KS.. The purpose was family, to celebrate my mom's 90th...
  16. On the same idea of travelingman's suggestion of...

    On the same idea of travelingman's suggestion of an app, there is a book called The Next Exit.. If you are like me and have limited data usage, or you don't like to rely on the hope of having a good...
  17. I'm going to agree with GLC's suggestions for...

    I'm going to agree with GLC's suggestions for possible overnight stops. Van Horn, Weatherford, and Jackson all have choices for hotels. We don't usually recommend specific hotels, and one reason is...
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    Going even further south - my mom has a story...

    Going even further south - my mom has a story about a snowstorm in Van Horn TX (along I-10) that sent many people off the interstate into local campgrounds, truck stops, and motels. Van Horn just...
  19. Don't ever try to find a Dollar General in...

    Don't ever try to find a Dollar General in southern California. It didn't exist out there. Instead, we had Dollar Tree, 99.9c Only, and Big Lots.



    Donna
  20. Sticky: Poll: Nov. 22nd. 9 am. Donna

    Nov. 22nd. 9 am.



    Donna
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    I do concur, that knowing where some of your...

    I do concur, that knowing where some of your interests lie may help us give you better suggestions.

    That said, I used to live in the San Diego area. The following is a descriptive thread about...
  22. I've noticed that signs for roads that run...

    I've noticed that signs for roads that run concurrently are diminishing, perhaps weaning drivers off the US and state highways in favor of interstates. Perhaps that is a matter of funding, maybe not....
  23. Welcome to RTA, and an early welcome to Missouri!...

    Welcome to RTA, and an early welcome to Missouri!

    My husband and I traveled to DC about 3 years ago and came to central MO by the following route (click here to be taken to our description of...
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    Sticky: That's good information, thanks for sharing. So...

    That's good information, thanks for sharing. So many states prohibit stays over a certain amount of hours. Some states provide security at rest areas, though most states do not, due to the cost. I'd...
  25. US-60 through Missouri is also pretty. In the...

    US-60 through Missouri is also pretty. In the western portion, just east of Springfield, MO, it goes through some Amish country, as well as near the last home of author Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was...
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