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Old 04-14-2018, 11:55 AM
 
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Ship your personal stuff, sell your car and items. Buy what you need here and buy one way tickets to get here. (The ridiculous Ad Valorem Tax for cars makes it worthwhile to just get a car here)

Southwest is a great option.

Welcome to Atlanta!
Just wondering why not sell the personal stuff versus shipping it? It will cost tons more to ship personal belongings, furniture, items ect than it would ever cost to drive from San Fran to Atlanta (It costed me about $300 one way in gas.) .. The savings in fuel would probably not be worth selling a car and buying a new one especially if there is a loan involved on the current vehicle and the risk of coming out upside down by purchasing another vehicle..

I mean to each their own, but for me personally the only way I would consider selling a car versus driving it cross country is if I was moving to Hawaii...but I should also note I'm quite used to driving long distances.

San Fran to Atlanta isn't cake walk..but its not exactly terrible either.

Now on the flipside...if you're considering towing everything (including the car, all your personal belongings, ect) via U-Haul / Ryder, ect... that changes everything...and yes...I would highly recommend selling as that option can easily cost you over 4 grand when everything is totaled out
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Just wondering why not sell the personal stuff versus shipping it? It will cost tons more to ship personal belongings, furniture, items ect than it would ever cost to drive from San Fran to Atlanta (It costed me about $300 one way in gas.) .. The savings in fuel would probably not be worth selling a car and buying a new one especially if there is a loan involved on the current vehicle and the risk of coming out upside down by purchasing another vehicle..

I mean to each their own, but for me personally the only way I would consider selling a car versus driving it cross country is if I was moving to Hawaii...but I should also note I'm quite used to driving long distances.

San Fran to Atlanta isn't cake walk..but its not exactly terrible either.

Now on the flipside...if you're considering towing everything (including the car, all your personal belongings, ect) via U-Haul / Ryder, ect... that changes everything...and yes...I would highly recommend selling as that option can easily cost you over 4 grand when everything is totaled out
When I was referring to personal stuff I meant real personal, like clothes - not furniture. And then I would sell the car and fly. Then I would get here and buy another and set up a household.
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Old 04-14-2018, 04:42 PM
 
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I took I-70 once from California back to Atlanta, and it was pretty boring, but I got to see Colorado and Denver, and Missouri Tennessee....

Kansas takes an entire day to cross almost, and it's literally nothing to look at, except about every 20 minutes you'll see a few trees in the horizon and once you get close there will be a single house with some farm equipment.

That scenario is repeated over and over.

I have no interest in visiting any states North of Kansas if they're anything like Kansas that's for sure.
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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I took I-70 once from California back to Atlanta, and it was pretty boring, but I got to see Colorado and Denver, and Missouri Tennessee....

Kansas takes an entire day to cross almost, and it's literally nothing to look at, except about every 20 minutes you'll see a few trees in the horizon and once you get close there will be a single house with some farm equipment.

That scenario is repeated over and over.

I have no interest in visiting any states North of Kansas if they're anything like Kansas that's for sure.
Yes, Kansas is flat and boring. You can set your cruise control to 80 MPH, center the steering wheel in the lane, recline your seat and take a 4 hour nap.. ..wake up and you will still be centered in the lane, traveling at 80 MPH.. and still in Kansas..going straight..in flat nothingness.. The highway has NO curves just horizon and nothingness for miles...

There's also almost no exits or areas to get gas.



But nothing tops how incredibly long Wyoming was...and mostly boring...It also feels like you're driving in the sky as the cloud cover is literally right over your head as you're about 5k to 7k feet up.



Some mountains but I have never in my life seen such a lonely and empty state.

Utah was surprisingly nice.

Idaho was boring until you get to Boise but Boise was interesting as well. It was actually quite an up and coming town. Northern Idaho along I-90 is also pretty scenic.

Eastern Washington and Eastern Oregon are like a desert.



Western (after the cascade mountains) looks pretty much as forested and hilly as it does here with the exception of the trees being much different there.. Alot of scenic areas too:







I should note that I-70 itself does not go all the way to California. The only east / west interstates that go to California are I-8, I-10, I-40 and I-80..and I-40 ends before it gets anywhere remotely interesting. I-70 ends in Utah between Salt Lake City and Las Vegas on I-15. The better route from anywhere in California except SoCal is I-40, and from SoCal the best route is either I-8 or I-10.

As for the Northern States, its mostly the midwest that is flat and empty with a few exceptions. Illinois is flat but has trees, and also Chicago will make you feel like you're not even in Illinois anymore...Or I should say, the rest of Illinois will make you feel like you're not in the same state as Chicago. Minneapolis / St.Paul is also quite large and surprising and if I could call it anything...It would literally call it the DFW of the North. Indiana can be a bit boring, but its not empty, it has trees but its flat and Indianapolis can kind of make you feel like you entered a miniature sized Atlanta.. kind of, but they're still apples and oranges.... I-465 reminds me alot of I-285..

N.Dakota and S.Dakota are basically a colder Kansas.

Colorado is fairly nice - especially Denver:





Michigan and Wisconsin are flat but have trees.

Anything east of Indiana is fairly forested and east of Ohio gets hilly like it is here, and then quite mountainous through the Appalachians. Pennsylvania is beautiful. So is New York (state)

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