I just got a job in San Fran, and will need to relocate end of January. Due to a tight relo pacakge, I was looking to cut costs by driving to San Fran from Cookeville, TN. My belongings are all mostly books and clothes, amounting to maybe 10-15 boxes and 3 suitcases.
I was wondering if I could rent a mini van and drive, I might manage to fit in my luggage (I can always send a few boxes UPS ground). This would cut costs considerably for me. I am a first timer with cross country driving, my longest road trip being from Cookeville,TN to Columbus, OH (and Springfield, IL).
-Winter weather conditions while driving a loaded mini-van on I-40.
-Am I being ambitious if I give myself 4 days for the trip. I do not plan to really stop for sightseeing anywhere, but I would like to get sleep at motels/hotels overnight. If I am, how long do I really need?
-What do I need to keep in mind, being a solo traveler?.. anyone who might have the done this route before, esp during winter : if you have suggestions or advice or pointers, I'd welcome it.
I might come up with more questions later on, but for now this is it...
Thanks very much.