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RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

Made it home no issues, over 2600 miles in 4 days. We basically stayed within the interstate system for the most part, We headed on I-70 east thru Colorado, in Kansas we had serious head wind and it was forecasted to get to 13F ahead of us, so we decided to head south. So we go on I-135 to I-35 South, to OK-412 and connected to 351 this go us to I-40. We stayed on I-40 east until Memphis, worst road of the trip I-40 thru Arkansa. We then got on I-22 to Birmingham, I-20 to Atlanta connecting to I-75 south to FL Turnpike and Home in South Florida. All excellent road, except I-40 thru Arkansa, lots of truck, construction narrow shoulders and crappy rest stops. Best rest stops Kansas, on I-70, Colorado wasn't bad either, just noisy mostly because of where we parked. thank you all for your help and guidance, it was a long trip, and my first in such a large vehicle, but will do it again no question.
shft22 11/23/20 04:32pm Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

So far so good. We left Salt Lake mid afternoon thursday and made it to Crescent Junction rest area with no issues, very nice ride down 191. This was a very good road to start to understand the rigs road behavior, she feel agile and very well behaved for her weight and size. We did an overnight at Crescent red stop and from there we headed east on I-70, oh wow what a beautiful drive, this would definitely be worth it and a must do if you can handle the high passes and steep descents. We had no issues with either, I had driven these passes before on a car, but on a big RV is a complete different experience, the rig handle them very well. I keep the speed slow as to not over abuse the CAT C-7 and did the same on the descends, no drama either way. I do have to say the road around these areas can use some repaving, but I imagine with the snow and trucks running chains that is a constant job. We made into Kansas and are overnighting at an Rest stop by Colby. This is a very nice place, it has an area just for RV, that is a loop around some tres, it is away from the trucks and very secluded. So far we have put a bit over 800 miles and loving the drive, weather has been perfect, the roads good for the most part and we are driving forward with a smile in our faces.
shft22 11/21/20 04:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

I use windfinder frequently for boating, didn't think of using it for this trip. It shows the area has crazy winds today and early tomorrow but it all dies down Thursday/Friday, so wind may not be a big problem. I will keep I-80 as an option if there is bad weather on the I-70 corridor.
shft22 11/17/20 09:22am Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

The is trip is this week, the plan is to start driving Thursday. So far it looks like the weather will cooperate, if it holds I may stay on I-70 all the way to St. Louis, then work my way south on I-24 picking up I-75 in Chattanooga. Of course I have to be conscious of Atlanta traffic, timing here will be critical. Thank you everyone, you guys have provided lots of insight and details.
shft22 11/16/20 07:17pm Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

Yes out primary option is actually I-70 to Denver. The South route is a backup plan in case the high passes to Denver have bad weather. So far the weather forecasts looks good in Salt Lake, Denver and ST. Louis, so we may be heading east first then south. We have FMCA Road emergency service, as well as my insurance suppose to reimburse. To add more fuel to this fire, I think NM governor just closed the state, so another reason to try and not go that way. At the end Weather will make the decision, hopefully not but most likely t will. BTW, I was not referring to Native Americans when I was asking about crime, some other site mention that law enforcement on NM roads was not the most reliable, this is why I was asking.
shft22 11/16/20 02:22pm Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

OK, now I am confuse, is 491 or 550 a more traveled road south of Shiprock.
shft22 11/16/20 09:14am Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

Just plan on fueling in the towns -- Monticello, Cortez, and Shiprock. My preference would then be 491 down to Gallup, as 550 is a lot more remote. But all of them are quite safe in my opinion. Moreover, if you have some sort of problem, the folks in Navajo Nation will be more helpful than on the rest of your trip. Things are buttoned up there, though, as they've had a rough go with the virus. Thank you, yeah I think I like staying on 491, it looks like a more traveled road.
shft22 11/16/20 08:02am Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

Thank you, yes we are planning to stay the first night at Crescent Junction Rest area on I-70 and US-190, then hit the road at about 4am. This trip should happen next week. The RV is in good condition, just made the trip from LA to Salt Lake with no issues, it has new tires all around, oil was changed and an inspection was just done as well, engine belts are in good order and so are the brakes, but you know anything can happen. Weather will dictate if we go east or south first, but I rather get south as soon as possible. Both engine heat and gas heater are supposed to be working, I was thinking on buying a couple of small space heaters just in case.
shft22 11/15/20 08:25pm Roads and Routes
RE: Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

Our plan is to drive thru until we reach I-40, then do an overnight at a rest stop. Maybe stop at a place here or there, but not really leave the rig unattended. There where some comments on another site in reference to security in New Mexico in general, so I figure I ask here. Are there any particular places close to Albuquerque recommended for an overnight.
shft22 11/15/20 07:32pm Roads and Routes
Salt Lake to Albuquerque on a 40 Pusher then to Florida.

I am picking up a new to me 40ft pusher in Salt Lake City and driving it to South Florida. One route option, is to head south on US-191 to Monticello, UT, then US-491 to Shiprock, NM, then US-64/550 to Albuquerque, NM connect to I-40 and work my way East. This is about an 8/9 hour drive just to get to Albuquerque.Plan then would be to overnight somewhere in Albuquerque. For what I have been able to gather these are good quality roads, so I am not to worry about that part of it. My concern is around security if we have to stop for any reason, I have heard, on other sites, that crime in this area can be a problem. Also it looks like these roads are very desolated, are they well traveled? Is there help in case I have mechanical issues, how about fuel. Are rest stops/truck stops safe on I-40 for overnight? My other option is to go east on I-70 to Denver and continue east, but this may not be a good option do to weather.
shft22 11/15/20 05:28pm Roads and Routes
RE: A traffic mess in Moab

I hear you about the snow on I-70, this is why we are thinking of 191 south. We are letting the weather dictate our way out of the mountains, bad weather south we will go east, bad weather east we will go south. I almost want to go south as a primary route, the elevations are much more manageable. Only concern I have about 191 south and then 491 is they seem to go thru some very desolated places, not a lot of help if something goes wrong.
shft22 10/29/20 12:19pm Roads and Routes
RE: A traffic mess in Moab

Can anyone confirm if this issue with traffic on US-191 is an ongoing thing or was it just temporary. We are picking up an RV in American Fork taking it to Florida in two weeks, our plan was to head south on 191, looking for I40 but if there is construction we may just head east on I70 instead.
shft22 10/29/20 08:53am Roads and Routes
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