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  1. Default making it to Memphis

    First thanks again for all the great advice and suggestions

    Took 40 and will get to Memphis soon (i hope) --took 9 days from LA...
    vapor lock and a blown radiator has slowed us down and my dog is miserable. Even starting at 5AM it is hot by 10... not fond of driving in the dark--
    So what do you all think about 22 out of Memphis-- avoiding the bridge issue as suggested -- getting to Birmingham --then 20 to Atlanta ??

    Remember no AC and top speed of 60.

    Id like to avoid Atlanta but i dont want to take an undivided hwy to do that.

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    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 traffic lights) Stay on I-55 to I-269 to I-22.

    Now, going to Tampa and avoiding Atlanta? From Birmingham, take I-65 south to Montgomery. Take US-80 or I-85 (both 4+ lane divided) to US-231 to I-10 to I-75. US-231 is 4+ lane all the way, some divided, some undivided.

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    glc-- great suggestion I65 to 231 to I10.

    We made it to FL in 13 days

    I65 was brutal-- the road was good but very heavy traffic- 231 was a delight

    I 10 was good except when the passenger wiper fell off-- Actually the truck did really good- cruised at 60mph-

    Big slow vehicle sign on the back -- thanks traveling man

    and DonnaR57-- the I40 was a great suggestion-
    even so it was miserably hot

    AC buck your posts encouraged me to look for a shipper --the range was 6100 to 2700 but the 2700 bid came in after i left. They would have bumped me to 3grnd for sure.


    Everywhere i stopped or slept the truck gathered people--"i took a truck just like that to the prom" or My grandfather had one of those, I love it" that was the fun part-

    Some of the motels i stayed in were not very good- and i had no choice as many cities were sold out-- filthy and spent cartridges adorned some of the rooms.

    I'm an engineer and a good mechanic for 1952-1975 vehicles-- if the powers that control the forum or members would like a post on how to manage taking an old vehicle on a long road trip i could do one- but i'm not sure where it would go... there are some things you really need to know

    So thanks to all-- we made it

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    Default Good to know.

    Thanks for the update. Glad you made the cross country trip safely, even though the dog didn't enjoy it by the sounds of things !

    Dave.

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    Default That would be perfect in the "Gear Up" Advice Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by OldMotorhome3 View Post
    if the powers that control the forum or members would like a post on how to manage taking an old vehicle on a long road trip i could do one- but i'm not sure where it would go... there are some things you really need to know
    We actually do have a forum where that kind of advice is posted and very much welcomed indeed.

    It is the "Gear Up" forum -- see here.

    Thanks,

    Mark

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