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Old 03-17-2013, 10:42 AM   #1
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Best Route from Custer SD. to Cheyenne WY.

I will be there in April and looking for the best roads to travel pulling a 5th wheel?Have never been to this part of the country.
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SD89, US385, US18 & US85 are all considered to be part of the "National Network", meaning that they are capable of handling tractor-trailers pulling 53 foot trailers or even double 28 foot trailers.

We have taken our coach with Jeep in tow across US18 from Hot Springs, SD down to Lusk, WY where it intersects with US20 but then we continued west on US 20. However, I wouldn't hesitate to continue south on US18 & US85 into Cheyenne.
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Would like to know best route from San Diego.Cal. To Iowa. Do not like mountains like Denver area. Lower southern route or Norther route interstate 80 or 90.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Would like to know best route from San Diego.Cal. To Iowa. Do not like mountains like Denver area. Lower southern route or Norther route interstate 80 or 90.

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Best to start a new thread and not hijack this one.

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SD89, US385, US18 & US85 are all considered to be part of the "National Network", meaning that they are capable of handling tractor-trailers pulling 53 foot trailers or even double 28 foot trailers.

We have taken our coach with Jeep in tow across US18 from Hot Springs, SD down to Lusk, WY where it intersects with US20 but then we continued west on US 20. However, I wouldn't hesitate to continue south on US18 & US85 into Cheyenne.
Or from Lusk to the super slab I 25. Just remember it can be breezy in WY.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys,thats what I was looking at.Just was not sure how good the roads would be for towing a trailer.
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Driving the fastest route from Point A to Point B is not always the best. You can miss some great scenery, towns, and events doing that. Detours are fun. The question to ask yourself is; What should I see and do between Point A and Point B?
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Your post said you had not been in this part of the country before ... I have been to El Dora, KS ... this part of the country is a little more rural than your home area ... the main thing to remember is that not all the "towns" on the map are currently towns with stores and service stations.

My advice would be to keep your fuel tank in the upper half ...
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Also keep an eye on the weather. You may not get a foot of snow, but I have hit snow/ice storms in WY in April where it is best to sit for a few hours until everything melts off.
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Your post said you had not been in this part of the country before ... I have been to El Dora, KS ... this part of the country is a little more rural than your home area ... the main thing to remember is that not all the "towns" on the map are currently towns with stores and service stations.

My advice would be to keep your fuel tank in the upper half ...
Thanks...I will make sure to have a full tank when we leave Custer.
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As others have mentioned, you will be passing through Wyoming during the annual Wind Festival, which runs from January 1st to December 31st each year.

Roads were clear this morning but winds were 25mph and the snow was blowing. Now the snow has slaked off, but the wind is still blowing.

If you have free time in Cheyenne touch base; we are actually staying at the KOA in our motorhome until we get more permanent housing finished.

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As others have mentioned, you will be passing through Wyoming during the annual Wind Festival, which runs from January 1st to December 31st each year.

Roads were clear this morning but winds were 25mph and the snow was blowing. Now the snow has slaked off, but the wind is still blowing.

If you have free time in Cheyenne touch base; we are actually staying at the KOA in our motorhome until we get more permanent housing finished.

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We will stay at A.B Camping & Rv Park not far from I-25 not sure yet how long we will be in Cheyenne.Could just be a overnighter.Will send you a pm when we get there.
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During the past decade we have stayed at A.B. Camping many times ... the people that run it are really great ... we generally stay in the back section ...

As an added bonus they have started a rib cooking business ... they have ribs every evening ... their meals are affordable ... I highly recommend that you try it.
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Gas station in Chugwater burned down. If you do the US20 to I25 then south route Wheatland is last fuel before Cheyenne which is 65 miles away.
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