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Old 01-19-2013, 11:25 PM   #1
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I will be picking up my "new" to me moho in Las Vegas in late Feb or Mar and would like some feedback on what to expect at this time of year taking I-15, I-70, I-80 and I-29 on my way back home. I was thinking taking the southern route might be the better choice even though it is long because of unpredictable winter weather further north.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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That is a good idea .Also check the long range forecast before you leave .
If a storm comes up park until it is over ,these big pigs suck on ice and snow.
It costs a small fortune to get them towed out of the ditch .I have been lucky and never had snow south of Sioux City . There are a couple of all year
RV parks there . There is also one just south of Omaha .
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We will be traveling without a toad, so may have limited opportunity to do much sightseeing on the way but are there some "must stop" places that we should not miss. This will be our first time through this area and we would like to take in some of the sights while we are passing through.
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Do , you have all your paper work and have you chosen your Port of Departure from the USA ? Important to know if the border crossing you choose is set up to do the Export inspection and they want all the paperwork 72hrs minimum in advance. Temporary plates, Manatoba insurance, LLC is no use to a Canadian, as we can't drive a USA licensed vehicle into Canada.
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That is a good idea .Also check the long range forecast before you leave .
If a storm comes up park until it is over ,these big pigs suck on ice and snow.
It costs a small fortune to get them towed out of the ditch .I have been lucky and never had snow south of Sioux City . There are a couple of all year
RV parks there . There is also one just south of Omaha .
My experience driving on snow and icey roads has been the opposite. Coaches seem to be very stable provided driven with prudence. I would rather drive my coach on an icy road than my car.

For Interstate weather forecast try weather.com - Driving - Region
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Do , you have all your paper work and have you chosen your Port of Departure from the USA ? Important to know if the border crossing you choose is set up to do the Export inspection and they want all the paperwork 72hrs minimum in advance. Temporary plates, Manatoba insurance, LLC is no use to a Canadian, as we can't drive a USA licensed vehicle into Canada.
The dealer is completing all the necessary paperwork for me, including recall letters and title. I will be purchasing my temporary permit from MPIC as well as purchasing extended insurance coverage from my insurance broker before we leave for Las Vegas. I imported a vehicle two years ago and everything we very smoothly so I am expecting the same this time around but thanks for the heads up for not everyone is aware of all that is required to import a vehicle into Canada.
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Great that your ducks are in a row, welcome to the Newmar family.
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If you have CAA get the RVplus package. I think it's about $100. Once needed a tow and other time assistance with a tire change, no problem with this plan. West of Denver can be dicey. Ever thought of the I40 to the I25 to Denver? Nice drive. Bring some warm clothes for will be cool at night in elevation. No real worries once you are past Denver. You might want to winterize before you get back. There is a Camping World in Council Bluffs off I29 just north of Kansas City if you need a hand. Safe travels.
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If you have CAA get the RVplus package.
My research showed that coach net was the preferred service provider among the RV group so that is what I purchased. Thanks for the I40 I25 idea, I'll take a look at that route as well.
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An alternate route would be I-15 to I-80 to I-29 ... crossing the rockies on I-80 is much "easier" than on I-70 ... however it is MUCH LESS scenic.

The highest point on I-80 is about 8500 just east of Laramie, WY ... there are two passes on I-70 that are over 10,000 feet with quite a bit 6 % grade ... but if you have never been that route there are some wonderful vistas ... there is a rest area at the crest of Vail Pass that has great views ... make sure you stop there.

If you decide on this route ...send me a message ... there is a shortcut to avoid Salt Lake City ... I have travelled the Las Vegas to Omaha segment many times.
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I agree with skigramp, I-80 is much easier than I-70 because of the 2 very high
passes on I-70 west of Denver(one pass 11,158"). After using I-70 once, I now always use I-80. Good luck.
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