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Old 04-12-2020, 06:11 PM   #1
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Leaving Dallas tomorrow to return home to Portland, OR. Given the current social situation, we plan to simply motor through with no stops other than for sleep. Looking for the shortest and safest, i.e. dry/no snow, route to take. That appears to be Dallas to Amarillo via Hwy 287, then west on I-40 to Albuquerque, then up to SLC via 550, 491, and 191. From SLC it's I-15 to I-84 and then we're home. The part I'm not familiar with is the route between Albuquerque and SLC (550, 491, and 191). Can anyone tell me if that is a RV-friendly route and whether current conditions are conducive to driving a 40-ft class A towing a car? Thanks in advance.
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550/491/191 is big rig friendly. Have a good trip and watch the weather. Have all supplies you may need for food in case you need to just pull over somewhere for the night on a parking lot. Have plenty of water. Get fuel at the 1/2 mark.
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A good route, drive most every year.

Utah wants you to register when you cross the border.

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Leaving Dallas tomorrow to return home to Portland, OR. Given the current social situation, we plan to simply motor through with no stops other than for sleep. Looking for the shortest and safest, i.e. dry/no snow, route to take. That appears to be Dallas to Amarillo via Hwy 287, then west on I-40 to Albuquerque, then up to SLC via 550, 491, and 191. From SLC it's I-15 to I-84 and then we're home. The part I'm not familiar with is the route between Albuquerque and SLC (550, 491, and 191). Can anyone tell me if that is a RV-friendly route and whether current conditions are conducive to driving a 40-ft class A towing a car? Thanks in advance.
Dot cams may help for current conditions - Friday in Denver it was 70 - Sunday Heavy Snow and below 20 so IMHO check as you go the weather will/does Change Often.

https://www.ventusky.com/

https://www.nmroads.com/mapIndex.html?#

https://www.cotrip.org/map.htm#/defa...CameraId=11140

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Best of Luck, as these states consider themselves to be Closed -
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As others have said, the route is good. We live just outside of Bend, Or and use this when we visit family below SLC. Traffic, in normal times, is crazy through SLC and widening the interstate was planned to allow increased traffic. With the virus, traffic should be much better.
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Thanks for the very helpful info, especially the weather and traffic links. Got as for as Vega, TX, 36 miles from NM border, and had to pull off for the night due to snow. There's an old adage among pilots: I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air than in the air wishing I was on the ground. It's analogous here. Stay safe, all.
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Thanks for the very helpful info, especially the weather and traffic links. Got as for as Vega, TX, 36 miles from NM border, and had to pull off for the night due to snow. There's an old adage among pilots: I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air than in the air wishing I was on the ground. It's analogous here. Stay safe, all.
This may take you longer than you had hoped, as another storm is Rolling through and the Cold Weather is trying to hold on in the SouthWest.

Keep and eye on the Weather and use the WebCams to see what is in your Future.

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I-15 from SLC to Ogden is a 30-mile MESS!! Construction and potholes, lane shifting, stupid drivers. You should stop at my house in Layton for a beer half way thru. Calm your nerves.
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