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Old 09-26-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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This weekend I will be driving a 16ft moving truck towing a car with a dolly. I am considering two routes and was wondering which would be better in terms of time and difficulty driving through mountains and passes. The shorter route is up to NM, UT, ID though I-84, OR, then up the I5. My other option is west on I-10 straight to CA then all the way up the I5. Its about 150 miles longer but it seems like more of a straight shot, more interstate and less mountain.
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:28 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Go the longer route through Oregon. The mountains are going to kill your gas mileage with a truck.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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This weekend I will be driving a 16ft moving truck towing a car with a dolly.
My other option is west on I-10 straight to CA then all the way up the I-5.
The hump through the State of Jefferson will be the only mountainous area.

It's still 1900 miles (per google) which means more like 2200 with stops and such.
It won't go fast:@60mph that's 37 hours rolling which is no less than four days on the road.
Plan for six.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We drove to Vancouver, WA from Colorado in June. We drove up from Denver on I 35 and picked up I 80 in Wyoming and then turned N on I 84 in Utah. From there it was I 84 to PDX. You can (I think) take I 205 across the Columbia and find a road north to Olympia from the PDX area. The driving was really pretty easy. Eastern OR near the Idaho line was amazing. Be sure to keep a good tank of gas once you begin driving in Wyoming. Settlements are pretty thin all along that way.

The biggest mountains on this route are the Blues between Baker City and Pendleton, OR, but they aren't like driving the Rockies. Watch out going down Cabbage Hill right before Pendleton, though. I do not remember that we drove through high mountains in Wyoming. Much of that drive was through rolling Western country.

Your cell phone might not work in Wyoming. I could only text when we drove through that state.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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Thanks I went the i5 route. Made it in 3 days
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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