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Old 10-04-2013, 09:44 PM   #1
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Dallas TX. to LA least amount of mountains

Will be traveling to Palm Springs Calif. area pulling a toad and would like to take route with the least amount of mountain climbing. Anyone know a good route?

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:23 AM   #2
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Now in Las Vegas but lived in Dallas before I retired, Hope this helps:

Dallas to El Paso, over to Yuma then North at El Centro Ca. pass on West side of Salton Sea on Hwy 86 to I-10 then over to Palm Springs. This keeps you South which is important in the Fall/Winter.

If weather is not a concern, might consider going North at Casa Grande to Phoenix then West on I-10 towards Palm Springs. This takes you by Quartzsite which a great spot to park in Dec. or Jan. it is a site to see at least once. Then short drive to Blythe Ca and on to Palm Springs.

Will be passing a number of Escapees Parks, The best one I've used is South of Palm Springs at Aguanga Ca.

Have a safe trip, hope this will be a help.

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Old 10-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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there are a couple of "hills" between Dallas and Palm Springs ... but nothing that approaches a mountain on any of the major routes ... there is a hill west of Las Cruces, NM and another at Texas Canyon in Arizona

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Old 10-05-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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No worries.

Your Serrano (and mine) may slow down going up, and you will need to downshift as required going down. But not any more than most of the rest.
And your MaxxForce 7 and Allison will be fine. Max wont even grunt, and Al will not complain.

Just have fun! :-)
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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Thanks to all who responded

Thanks for the info as we will be heading that way in a few days Thanks again Dave and Lynn
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
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Get on interstate 10 and head west !
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Call me a little foggy this morning, I read this and thought gee there aren't any mountains between Tex and La ( Louisiana) :-). Beware, I am on the road today,daa

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