Originally Posted by collier282
I'm planning a trip in the next 3 weeks to go to Wisconsin. I'm in the Payson,Az area now and will be departing from there. Being new to MH driving I would like to go the easiest way. Was planning to go to Holbrook,Az and catch I-40, but I'm unsure of the mountains. I have a 98 Winnebago 35 WP with a Ford 454 on it. I've made the Phoenix - Payson run once and really didn't like the mountains...slowed down to about 20 mph on a 6% grade. I was wondering if anyone out there knows what type of drive it would be going thru to New Mexico on I-40, or should I divert down and take a southern route? Any help would be appreciated.
There is a steep climb east of Payson. About 8-10 miles of up but if you take your time, it is easy. From there it is basically flat. I have driven that route at least 2X/year for 50 years plus 20X/year for business and pleasure runs.
There are pullouts all along the up portion and 2-lane for most of it. BTW, I have an Itasca 35' WH chassis '02.
Take it and ENJOY.