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Old 12-28-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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We plan on traveling from ILL south to Nashville then west to Flagstaff AZ. is there any big MTNS that we have to go over-We have a 2000 Fleetwood Flair 30' with v-10 be pulling a 2012 Ford Focus on a Demco dolly with HYD surge brakes, I plan on picking up INT. 40 in Nashville Then go west to Flagstaff. Any suggestions !
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We plan on traveling from ILL south to Nashville then west to Flagstaff AZ. is there any big MTNS that we have to go over-We have a 2000 Fleetwood Flair 30' with v-10 be pulling a 2012 Ford Focus on a Demco dolly with HYD surge brakes, I plan on picking up INT. 40 in Nashville Then go west to Flagstaff. Any suggestions !
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Not really.... There are a few but they are gradual.... Course I live in the West and we have a few out here that are pretty intense.....
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I-40 is not the way to go in winter. It gets horrible storms - snow and ice. In fact, I believe it was closed down completely in sections yesterday or the day before. I'd suggest you head directly south and take I-10 into Arizona. You can still get bad weather but not consistent like I-40. Safe travels!

Here's the closure info:

http://www.koat.com/weather/new-mexi...-snow/37148308
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I-40 is not the way to go in winter. It gets horrible storms - snow and ice.
X2 on I 10. And Flagstaff itself is way high with winter weather.
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You did not mention the intended date for your travels.

Flagstaff is at about 7000 feet ... you should not plan on travelling through there until Spring.
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X 4,890 on I-10 in the winter.......
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I spent the night in Gallup NM Wal-Mart during a snow storm while traveling I40. 10 is the way to go.
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Hi pushtrk99,
To answer the question you asked, no there are no large/steep grades to get to Flagstaff on I 40.
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I should of given more information as far as DATES we would be going around Labor Day in Sept area which would rule out snow I HOPE !!!
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Labor Day? O.K.....you're good to go! Although there are no 'big' mountains along I-40, you'll gradually be going up in elevation. You shouldn't have any problems with your MH. However, going from Nashville to Flagstaff via I-40 is going to be boring. Consider some secondary roads. That's how we travel. Have a great trip!
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People complain about the road quality of I10 but we found I40 to be MUCH worse - we did I10 from California to Jacksonville, Fla and I40 from Nashville back to California this past spring and I10 was pretty decent the whole way, while there were long stretches of I40 where I was sure the motorhome was going to come apart.

That said, the climb from the Mississippi River up to the Continental Divide is very gradual - you hardly know you're climbing up to over a mile elevation.
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I-40 across the Rockies

Been many a time it was a choice of sitting in a snow storm until I-40 W reopens or heading down I-25 S to I-10 W. Between Kingman and Flag Staff is the worst. We have also went all the way south to I-20 hitting I-10 and going west because of a snow/ice storm in MO., OK., and north Texas. Just keep an eye to the weather and plan accordingly. One consolation about getting held up by the weather going out or coming back is you got your house with you, so kick back and let it snow.
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