Absolutely great stuff here. I've been looking all over, but didn't see an answer I was looking for.
I'll be heading to LA here in a coupla weeks from near Erie PA. I saw several posts suggest get to St. Louis and check weather before deciding north or south route, which is very sensible.
I will be driving out a rather elderly pick-up truck. It runs fine, and has been throughly checked out by two different places, both of which gave it a thumbs-up.
My question is which route, the northern or southern would be easier on my vehicle? Is there a distinct elevation difference? Is one way more difficult on a vehicle then the other? Obviously, weather will be a big factor, but all else being even, which will be less of a strain on my vehicle?