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Old 12-08-2018, 02:47 PM
Location: OC, CA
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Remember two critical things......

Slow and steady wins the race.

Years back when I moved from CA to Denver I drove a 30 foot truck towing my car in the winter.

Driving I-70 with a moving truck was fine while the weather was clear and held up. When I first hit light snow and ice I almost panicked and slid off the road in Utah but I just geared down slowly and everything was fine. And you will be fine too

If you have the luxury of having a second driver in a another vehicle consider what I did buy the best 2 way radios you can buy from Costco/Best Buy and then use the 2nd vehicle to scout traffic and block lanes for you when you need to change lanes and can't see well.

Or as suggested take I-40 much less chance of rough weather.

If it were me I would follow the weather forecast and take the clear route.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Teckeeee View Post

If it were me I would follow the weather forecast and take the clear route.
+1 . The weather can easily outweigh the differences in the terrain. But all other things being equal, the posts above about I-40 are absolutely correct.
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Old Today, 12:29 PM
Location: The North
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If the weather is fine you have nothing to worry about. I have done the drive in a U-Haul with a vehicle trailer and the hardest part was dealing with gas stations, not the highway driving. There is nothing terribly challenging about it as long as you watch your speed on the downhill parts. The drive is quite boring and not that scenic once you leave Colorado. I'd suggest you spend the night in Richfield UT to break up the journey.

I did the I-40 route a few times moving our cars, but it has some snowy parts to worry about as well around Flagstaff and in New Mexico so don't assume its a clear path without checking. Plus the extra hours start to pile up and the road is even less scenic unless you take some detours along the way.
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