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Old 04-24-2015, 10:18 AM
 
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Houston to Tucson is not flat terrain. After you get past SATX (elevation there is ~700 feet), it just gradually keeps going up from there. ELP is 4200 elevation. You're going to hit some stretches of I-10 that will test that truck.

I've done this drive in a car before as well as a 26' foot truck with trailer and car on the trailer. It's not fun to see the gas gauge go down like that.

Personally, I don't think it will be awkward.

If you can, I would drive overnight, you have a few advantage:

-less traffic
-cooler weather would get slightly better milieage
-easier seeing traffic in your blindspots due to their headlights

Of course, if you're not a night person, then disregard.

Have you decided where you're going to stop at for the night? I personally just stop at truck stops to sleep when I'm driving by myself. If the wife is with me then we'll go to a hotel.

Only semi-decent size city where it doesn't seem scary after you're west of SATX are Kerrville and Fort Stockton until you hit Van Horn and then ELP. Big city after ELP is Las Cruces, NM. There isn't much between Deming, NM and Tucson, AZ.
We will probably stop in Ft Stockton. What do you do with a van full of stuff while you are in the hotel? It seems like a great target for thieves
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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We will probably stop in Ft Stockton. What do you do with a van full of stuff while you are in the hotel? It seems like a great target for thieves
Put a good lock on the rear door handle. I made a trip from Arkansas to Denver over Raton Pass in a Ryder 26 foot'er hauling motorcycles pulling a trailer with a pick up on it. I had no problems at all. I slept in the back with the motorcycles at a campground in Amarillo.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:53 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Houston to Tucson is not flat terrain.
It flattens out considerably once you get to Ozona.


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You're going to hit some stretches of I-10 that will test that truck.
The worst of it is around Kerrville and Junction. Although it's been a few years since I've been past Ft. Stockton, if memory serves, there's some climbing to be done in western NM and eastern AZ before you get to Texas Canyon.


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There isn't much between Deming, NM and Tucson, AZ.
That's an understatement.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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Can a 1500 4 wd truck use a dolly from u haul to tow a honda accord 2001?
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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If your car is front wheel drive, go with a dolly.

If not, go with a trailer.

more tips here: Movers Louisville KY Blog - Movers Louisville KY
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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Put the car on a smaller flat bed; my friend did that with a Penske truck, rented the flatbed from them to haul his Kia Soul from the northeast down to Melbourne FL. Then he paid for the airline ticket for the driver to fly home. Way to go.
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:40 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Depending on the distance from point A to B buy a car trailer for around $1200 $$ or so and then sell it later on.

Those gravel chips can do a number even with a dolly being used.

A car to a car is okay while the trucks with their larger tires or with Duals can be an issue.

I have towed a few hundred miles so did have a little experience.....actually a multi state 28 day vacation.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:47 PM
 
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I am moving from Houston to Chicago this coming weekend and will be getting a uhaul truck. I intend moving my 2014 Honda Accord which is AWD so I am guessing a trailer will be my best bet based on all the comments thus far. Still not sure what to do around the tolls. Hopefully, Uhaul has a toll pass device I could rent. Any general recommendations will be appreciated. Being in the states for just 10 yrs thus far with less road trip experience, I am sure I could use some of your recommendations. Appreciate your time.
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I am moving from Houston to Chicago this coming weekend and will be getting a uhaul truck. I intend moving my 2014 Honda Accord which is AWD so I am guessing a trailer will be my best bet based on all the comments thus far. Still not sure what to do around the tolls. Hopefully, Uhaul has a toll pass device I could rent. Any general recommendations will be appreciated. Being in the states for just 10 yrs thus far with less road trip experience, I am sure I could use some of your recommendations. Appreciate your time.
U-Haul does not provide transponders or passes. If you go thru an EZ-Pass-type toll, Uhaul gets billed, and then they charge you later.

Read more details at their FAQ here:
https://www.uhaul.com/FrequentlyAske...And-Citations/

What toll roads do you plan on using ? What town or area is your ultimate destination ?
Most tolls on the TriState Tollway around Chicago (I-94/294) can be paid in cash. https://www.illinoistollway.com/toll...n#RatesByPlaza
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. Schaumburg, IL is the destination.

The highways I am more concerned about are the US 59N and I-30E.

I have been told my IL transponder won't work in Texas, Arkansas, and Missouri
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