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  1. Default Utah to Georgia advice

    I am new to this site. I am moving from Northern Utah to Atlanta Georgia and I will be pulling a Uhaul with my stuff. I was planning to go through Wyoming on I80 East; however, I have heard that the wind is awful on that streach of road.
    I am planning on having a 12 foot Uhaul being pulled by a V8 Cherokee with a tow package.
    The vehicle is not 4 wheel drive.
    I was wondering if there is any streach of road I should avoid on my trip. Also, will the wind be a bad factor? If the wind is bad is I70 through Colorado much better?

    Any Help will be wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    I think you would be better off taking 80 rather than 70 due to the elevation. 70 climbs higher and the higher you go, the more your engine is going to struggle. Just slow down if it gets windy. You should not exceed 55 mph with a U-Haul trailer anyway.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default it is what it is

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Yes, there is a possibility that you will see some wind, but that's going to be true no matter what route you take. Simply put, you have to cross the plains, which can be windy. But as with any trip, the weather is going to be what its going to be, you might see some issues during your specific time of travel, you might not.

    4 wheel drive is not relevant, because you shouldn't be using it at highway speeds anyway!

    I would recommend I-80 over I-70 too because of the elevation differences.

    As long as your trailer is properly loaded, with and you aren't overloading the trailer or your truck's towing capacity, you really shouldn't have many problems.

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