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Old 02-25-2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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We're leaving Ca the middle of April and wondering if going North is a good option. How much is the climbs and how about the weather? Closer then going southern route. Ending in N. Indiana
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We're leaving Ca the middle of April and wondering if going North is a good option. How much is the climbs and how about the weather? Closer then going southern route. Ending in N. Indiana
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Old 02-25-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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The quickest route (2200 miles) according to my mapping software is to I-15 through Las Vegas to Salt Lake City where you'll pick up I-80.

We've driven I-80 across country several times, both directions and find it an easy drive.

With respect to weather in April, you'll have to watch the weather reports. We spent one night at the motel in Little America, WY because of a snowstorm that hit. They have wonderful accomodations and were happy for us to park our trailer in the parking lot while we enjoyed the amenities of their comfortable rooms.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:19 AM   #4
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Hi Sally & Paul,
Welcome to iRV2. We look forward to sharing adventures and knowledge.

To answer your question, one needs to know I rarely travel in straight line, when in the coach. If you need to make time, Paul Heuvelhorst is accurate. However if you are going to stop and see the USA (a little bit) along the way, please consider:
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<LI>Stay South, mid April there remains a chance to see bad weather. I don't mind delays as long as they are at my convenience and I have something to do.
<LI>Take the 5 South and head East on I8.
<LI>Pick up I10 in Arizona
<LI>Stay on I10 or get on I 20 in West Texas, your choice. It depends on what you want to stop and see.
<LI> If on I20, pick up I30 in Dallas, If on I10, pick up I55 in New Orleans.
<LI>Both these choices come back together in Memphis (Elvis is waiting for you).
<LI>Take I40 East To Nashville (the Grand Ole Opry is a great stop).
<LI>Next is I65 North to Indiana.[/list]Like Paul H, I've done the East/West many times. I just do it based on what strikes my fancy. Paul H's route also has a bunch of things to stop and see, it is just a little to early in the year for me to be that far North. Remember, I live in South Florida. In 2006 we went from South Florida to Vermont by way of Missouri! If you decide on one of these routes and want suggestions on what to stop and see, post here or PM me. The list is quite long and I'd like to know what your likes and dislikes are.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies all. Yes, we will stay on the southern route on I-8 to I-10 and we usually go up I-44 thru St Louis but may stay on I-10 to I-55. Haven't been thru there yet. Don't have time to sightsee this year. Paul is going back to help in campground. If anyone comes thru Elkhart, stop and see us in Elkhart campground.
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