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Old 06-21-2011, 01:54 PM   #1
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We will be leaving Connecticut mid July heading for California. I expect us to be passing through Dallas around August 1st and traveling up 287 to I-40 to continue west. Is there anything we should be aware of traveling this area at that time. Also has anyone got any suggestions of "not to be missed" sites or "whatever you do, don't go here" stops along the way? Any help and information will be great. Thanks.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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It will be HOT in Dallas (and that part of the country) so be prepared to run your generator so you can have the A/C on and don't miss the grand canyon ! San Diego is beautiful and the LA corridor is crowded. Santa Barbara and Hearst castle, Monterey and just north, Moss Landing (there is a KOA there that is right on the harbor, you get to listen to sea lions roar every night )! Take a drive up the Nor Cal/Oregon coast it is worth it (stay at the Oregon state park right on the CA/OR border)!

Other than that there will be lot's of suggestions from the forum.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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If this is to be a round trip I would suggest Texas on the return. Expect temperatures of 100+ in the Dallas area in August. I also would not plan on doing much outside during the day while in Texas. Last night the temperature dropped to 89 just about midnight...whew!
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Temperatures in Austin, TX, Sunday 105, Monday103, Tuesday(today)100 add in the humidity and it is HOT!
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Now for the rest of the climate report/bad news. You can expect 110-115 from Kingman Az through the Ca desert. If you are staying on the 40, to LA, it will cool off some at the Cajon summit. If go on to central Ca via 58, you will have coolor temperature where I live, (Tehacahapi Pass) for about 15-20 miles, then will warm back up as you get into the SJV.
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Thanks for all the info. If we go the northern route out it brings up a couple of questions. How much cooler will it be, if any, a couple of weeks later when we start back east? How is the climb over the mountains from Reno over to Sacramento. Our MH is 31' with a Ford V10, towing a Chevy Colorado. Should I expect trouble going over the mountains?
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Thanks for all the info. If we go the northern route out it brings up a couple of questions. How much cooler will it be, if any, a couple of weeks later when we start back east? How is the climb over the mountains from Reno over to Sacramento. Our MH is 31' with a Ford V10, towing a Chevy Colorado. Should I expect trouble going over the mountains?
In north Texas the temp will probably be hotter in mid to late August. Don't sweat the mountains just use a lower gear to keep the rpm's up, stay in the right lane and let the big rigs pass you on the left. Even if you stay with your original I 40 plan you will have some long pulls and the high temps too deal with so if you choose to go on a more northerly route the lower ambient temps will make the trip easier on your gasser.
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Thanks Jim, I'm now thinking about taking I-80 out all the way and then take the southerly route back. I have never been to the southwest and my bride was last there around 1965. So I would like to take the majority of the time seeing things like the hoover dam, the grand canyon, the painted desert, and all the other great sights in that part of the country. That way we could go slower on our return trip. I'm retired but the bride told her job she would be back after Labor day.
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