So Heres the deal. On July 11th of this year there is a concert in california, san bernardino specifically, that I HAVE to go to. I already bought 3 tickets because 2 of my friends are going too. I was planning on using my explorer as transportation, however, when I talked to my mom about it she was opposed to this. She doesn't think that we will be able to make it through the desert in the summer. She is concerned that the vehicle will break down or something. She wants me to fly but 3 people flying is a lore more expensive than 3 taking a road trip. We are college students so money is a huge factor.
The explorer is a 97, has around 80k miles, and it gets about 300 miles a tank.
Can anyone give me tips in this situation. Do you think I will have problems getting there or back? Or Will this be too much strain on the explorer?