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Old 03-26-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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I'll be moving in a week from Kansas to Santa Cruz. I don't want to deal with possible snow delays in the mountains, so I plan to go south to Texas and then across the country. I'm planning on taking I-20 from Dallas to I-10.

My question is what to do when I get to CA. It would be quicker to take I-10 across southern CA as opposed to I-8. Someone I know, though, told me to take I-8 vs I-10 in CA without saying why. I've tried doing some reading online about the road conditions, and basically it just says that both go across desert. I'll be driving alone and want to make sure I have decent cell coverage the whole way, and want to avoid weather delays. Is there something I am missing? Any reason not to take I-10?
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Old 03-26-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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A lot of I-10 goes through heavily congested areas. Once you enter the San Bernardino city limits or so and head west, the traffic is often very heavy, often past Downtown LA towards Santa Monica.

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Old 03-27-2019, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I would come in on 10 to the 210 to 5. Coming in on 8 will put you into much more traffic and will take you much longer and it's a much longer distance.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:09 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'll be moving in a week from Kansas to Santa Cruz.
...plan to go south to Texas and then across the country. I'm planning on taking I-20 from Dallas to I-10.
Pick up I-40 in OK then through ABQ, Grand Canyon, etc (not I-10) and Barstow
Then 58 to 41 to 101 to 1. MapLink
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:20 PM
 
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Take the route through Vegas and Barstow. Avoid SoCal's huge cities and terrible traffic.
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:05 AM
 
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I'll be moving in a week from Kansas to Santa Cruz. I don't want to deal with possible snow delays in the mountains, so I plan to go south to Texas and then across the country. I'm planning on taking I-20 from Dallas to I-10.

My question is what to do when I get to CA. It would be quicker to take I-10 across southern CA as opposed to I-8. Someone I know, though, told me to take I-8 vs I-10 in CA without saying why. I've tried doing some reading online about the road conditions, and basically it just says that both go across desert. I'll be driving alone and want to make sure I have decent cell coverage the whole way, and want to avoid weather delays. Is there something I am missing? Any reason not to take I-10?
Yikes. You won’t hit weather delays, but you’ll hit much more traffic. I’d take I-80 to I-680/280 then 17 into Santa Cruz.
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Old 04-04-2019, 08:57 AM
 
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Yikes. You won’t hit weather delays, but you’ll hit much more traffic. I’d take I-80 to I-680/280 then 17 into Santa Cruz.
Amen to that, forget "weather delays" (in April???? Maybe in the high passes on I70 but they should clear it fast), worry about traffic delays.
Do people still not know about google maps?
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Old 04-10-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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Pick up I-40 in OK then through ABQ, Grand Canyon, etc (not I-10) and Barstow
Then 58 to 41 to 101 to 1. MapLink

This. It is a hell of a lot more scenic than 10.
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Old 04-12-2019, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I -10 goes to LA, I-8 goes to San Diego.
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