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Old 05-05-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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NO, I am planning on not doing I-40 at all. The suggestions for cities were for the I-40 route. I was wondering what cities people would recommend if I avoid I-40 ALTOGETHER.

Well...the speed limit across I-10/20/95/40 is no less than 70 mph all the way, with parts of that route 75 or even 85 in far west Texas. IF you average 10 mph below that (which you should unless you linger over lunch), you're looking at about 650 miles for 10 hours. But, lets be generous and allow you an average speed of 60, which is reasonable. That means stopping for the night every 600 miles or so.

600 miles east of Phoenix would put you about in the Midland/Odessa area of west Texas. Their combined population is about 150,000 and you won't have any trouble finding a place to stop. It's the Oil Patch so it's a little gritty but OK. The Warfield Truck Stop has pretty good Tex/Mex.

The next day, 600 miles should bring you to about Monroe, LA, but I would recommend going on Vicksburg, MS (it's about 80 more miles) because Monroe stinks...badly. There's a paper mill in West Monroe which usually blankets the town with acrid, nose-burning smoke and it's a trashy town besides. Vicksburg is a nice little town with several casino hotels which are uniformly clean, reasonably priced and have ample parking for a trailer. You're not required to gamble if you stay there. And, if you still have any energy left, the Vicksburg Battlefield is really interesting. Don't take the trailer, though.

Another 600 or so will put you in Columbia, SC or thereabouts. It's the state capitol and home of the Army's Ft. Jackson, so there is no shortage of good hotels and places to eat. If you get tired and want to stop sooner, Augusta, GA on the SC line is a decent place with plenty of options.

After that, you should be good to go onto your destination.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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NO, I am planning on not doing I-40 at all. The suggestions for cities were for the I-40 route. I was wondering what cities people would recommend if I avoid I-40 ALTOGETHER.
I had a look on Mapquest and the I10, I20, I95 route is only 60 miles longer than the I17, I40 route. So that is a very workable alternative. Unfortunately, never having travelled it, I cannot give any suggestions for best places to stop.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Smithfield, NC
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I had a look on Mapquest and the I10, I20, I95 route is only 60 miles longer than the I17, I40 route. So that is a very workable alternative. Unfortunately, never having travelled it, I cannot give any suggestions for best places to stop.
Thanks Jaggy for your assistance so far. When I saw the distance between the two wasn't that much, I figured I would make the change of route. Now to just plan the places where we will stop for the night.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Smithfield, NC
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Default Hills or heat harder on a car

Just when I thought that I made a decision on the route, someone suggested that maybe the heat would be harder on the car than the route from Phoenix to Flagstaff.

Jeez

What do you think, those who have done lots of moving?
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:08 PM
 
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Just when I thought that I made a decision on the route, someone suggested that maybe the heat would be harder on the car than the route from Phoenix to Flagstaff.

Jeez

What do you think, those who have done lots of moving?
No ......

1. If your car has been properly serviced and is suitable for what you want to do then heat should not be an issue.

2. It gets pretty hot on I40 too.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Motel 6 and Super 8 take dogs, I've never had a problem driving and stopping with my dog and don't plan ahead.

If you stop for a break, have someone stay in the car with the cat (and AC on) and then do any major dog walks once you're at the hotel.

Cats generally don't like this sort of thing and try to escape so be careful you don't lose him/her.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I drove a Honda SUV in July from Vegas to Miami. I was hauling a U-Haul on the back. I took I 40 route. Took 8 days. The car did not overheat. But I did need a new tire...and had to have the chain fixed on the trailer...I still drive the Honda....has now made four cross country road trips...up to 80,000....no problems.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:15 PM
 
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I drove a Honda SUV in July from Vegas to Miami. I was hauling a U-Haul on the back. I took I 40 route. Took 8 days. The car did not overheat. But I did need a new tire...and had to have the chain fixed on the trailer...I still drive the Honda....has now made four cross country road trips...up to 80,000....no problems.
It's not I-40 versus I-10, It's taking or not taking I-17. I-17 is a long steep uphill climb and is known for diabling underpower vehicels with too much weight. There are also stretches where there is NO alternatves. Once you past certain point on that leg, if anything happens, you can be sitting there in the heat for hours. Once on I-40, its not that bad. I-10 is a favorite route because its pretty much flat, wide open, and you get to stop and see the "THING".......
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Smithfield, NC
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Default Our plan

Well, after much research with AAA Trip Ticker or whatever it is called. We made a plan of attack for moving. My husband flies in on a Thursday and we will leave on Saturday.

I had done some looking at hotels prior and some hotels were actually booked. So, I actually decided to reserve rooms ahead of time. I just did not want to stress about trying to find a hotel. I figured it would give us a destination every night. This will be our driving plan

1st Day - PHX to El Paso
2nd Day - El Paso to Fort Worth
3rd Day - Fort Worth to Jackson Mississippi
4th Day - Jackson to Roswell Georgia
5th Day - Roswell to Garner

The longest distance of time seems to be little over eight hours.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Well, after much research with AAA Trip Ticker or whatever it is called. We made a plan of attack for moving. My husband flies in on a Thursday and we will leave on Saturday.

I had done some looking at hotels prior and some hotels were actually booked. So, I actually decided to reserve rooms ahead of time. I just did not want to stress about trying to find a hotel. I figured it would give us a destination every night. This will be our driving plan

1st Day - PHX to El Paso
2nd Day - El Paso to Fort Worth
3rd Day - Fort Worth to Jackson Mississippi
4th Day - Jackson to Roswell Georgia
5th Day - Roswell to Garner

The longest distance of time seems to be little over eight hours.

I hope you have a marvelous trip. Be sure and come back to tell us how it went.
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