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Old 06-05-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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Hi,
We are moving to Dallas/Fort worth from Riverside. We are driving a rental truck and minivan this weekend. We are still not sure whether to take I40 or I10, do you have any suggestion?

I think I40 is scenic/historical but is it too hilly ? We are towing a car behind the truck and would prefer a flat road.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:02 AM
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The best way for you would be I-10. It takes you through the southern tier of the US and connects with D/FW via I-20. You'll have a border patrol inspection stop just before Sierra Blanca, TX, but that won't take too long.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:21 AM
 
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Hi,
We are moving to Dallas/Fort worth from Riverside. We are driving a rental truck and minivan this weekend. We are still not sure whether to take I40 or I10, do you have any suggestion?

I think I40 is scenic/historical but is it too hilly ? We are towing a car behind the truck and would prefer a flat road.
When we left L.A. We took I-10 out all the way to I-20 and took that in to Dallas. We stopped for the night in Tucson, Az and Pecos, TX. You can take I-40 but it's longer and we were more interested in getting to Dallas and getting the drive over with.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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Take I-10 to I-20. Not that hilly except for a part between Tucson and Benson. Do keep in mind that most of I-10 is pretty much empty desert outside Phoenix, Casa Grande, Tucson, so prepare accordingly.

Be Safe!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Well the Monahans Sand Hills are interesting..

And hearty Welcome to Big D!
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:23 AM
 
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Thank you all !
We are traveling with a 2 year old and would be prepared for basic needs but it is mentioned that much of the drive is through empty dessert. Wondering is it safe and wise ?
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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I-40 was always our preferable route. If you need a stop overnight, Albuquerque is the place. Much better than stopping in El Paso. The only reason we would take I-10 was if it was during the winter and I-40 was shut down due to snow. However, we were not towing a car. My preferences were mainly for scenery, and I grew up in Albuquerque. For your purposes most of my reasons would not really matter. I-10 is flatter and more desolate. I don't think it would be dangerous if your car is in good order, although you are bringing a spare. Bring plenty of food and water and you should be fine. THe flatter terrain will be a lot easier on your transmission.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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I-10 from Riverside is about 6 hours faster as well.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:00 PM
 
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I-10 from Riverside is about 6 hours faster as well.
That will be easier on your wallet, too.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Fondren SW Yo
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Thank you all !
We are traveling with a 2 year old and would be prepared for basic needs but it is mentioned that much of the drive is through empty dessert. Wondering is it safe and wise ?
It's fine. My wife was 6 months pregnant on the drive. Make sure your vehicle is ready for the drive and you keep a cooler in the car to have cold water at all times. There are gas stations fairly close to each other the whole way and the freeways are all in good shape
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