San Francisco to Nashville in March
My wife and I are planning a trip from San Francisco, CA to Nashville, TN and back. This will be from March 17th through April 1st, 2018. For this trip, we are looking for a direct route.
Google Maps recommends heading to SoCal on I-5 and CA-58 and then staying on I-40 for the rest of the way. Google's second recommendation uses I-80 all the way through Nebraska and then a combination of I-29, I-70, I-64, and I-24 to Nashville.
We are familiar and comfortable with the I-40 route as far as Texas but our experience is limited to trips in the late Spring. We would like to see something new so the I-80 route is appealing. However, we haven't pulled our trailer over the Sierra Nevadas in early Spring or past Reno ever.
We would greatly appreciate any words of advice from those of you familiar with the relative ease of travel, common hazards, and anything else typical of these routes in early Spring.
Thanks in advance from the San Francisco Bay Area.
2016 Chevy Colorado Z71 4x4 Diesel
2017.5 2185 with solar & mobile internet mods