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Old 05-29-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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I am considering commuting to Apple Valley from Oceanside for work. Just need to know...am I nuts? Is there a route that is preferable (less traffic, faster, etc)? I'm thinking the I-15N all the way (avoiding the 215?) since this would be regular hours (8am - 5pm) and hopefully most everyone else would be going the other way to SD. Any comments/info would be much appreciated!
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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I am considering commuting to Apple Valley from Oceanside for work. Just need to know...am I nuts? Is there a route that is preferable (less traffic, faster, etc)? I'm thinking the I-15N all the way (avoiding the 215?) since this would be regular hours (8am - 5pm) and hopefully most everyone else would be going the other way to SD. Any comments/info would be much appreciated!
Yes, you're nuts.
That's a 125 mile commute one way.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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I realize the distance. About 2 hours no traffic. I have spent 1.5 hours or more one way just trying to commute within SD county because of traffic...so doesn't seem like it would be impossible.
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Old 06-02-2014, 03:22 AM
 
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I think you may have problems with the Cajon Pass. I grew up in the desert and I remember the pass being closed or at least slowed down due to winter weather. I did know someone who commuted from the OC to
Victorville but that was in the 90's.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:12 AM
 
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You basically would be living at work and on the freeway. Unless you have a trailer or a place to stay close to work , forget it.

I did 80 miles 1 way from Victorville/Hesperia to LA for several years and looking back it wasn't worth it. And that's when gas was cheaper.

With fuel costs/ maintenance, wear and tear/ depreciation ( due to high mileage) and especially time it generally isn't worth it.

You haven't given a reason WHY you have considered this and I know the job market/wages are bleak in the High Desert, bit either way GOOD LUCK !
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:34 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I did Ridgecrest to Chino Hills (140 miles) for about 2 weeks.

I think I only actually did it back and forth 3 times. The rest of that two weeks was spent on random people's couches, or in motels (or the car).

Honestly, after doing it a few times, you'll either quit, or decide you're not coming home some days.
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