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dedmiston

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Posted: 09/10/20 01:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rvdivers wrote:

...or take a long road around the whole state. [emoticon]


Seems like it would be a lot faster to just bite the bullet and muscle through the traffic, but I guess it also depends on how much you hate traffic.


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The first time we drove through SLC towing a 20 ft travel trailer my lovely was so scared she cried the whole way.
The last time we drove through Nevada to avoid it.

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Atlee wrote:

Then obviously you haven't driven on I-95 from Northern VA around DC and past Baltimore.
Sure have. The difference is that the Beltway is usually at a full stop. SLC is full of lane jumpers and hopped up Hondas!

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SLC isn’t any different that any large metro city. Traffic can be bad or just fine depending on time of day. No city has an exclusive on crazy drivers, they’re everywhere.

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We drove thru SLC twice over the last 1 1/2 weeks and it was no big deal, other than minor construction traffic. It was nothing compared to the insanity in NorCal.


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I towed through the City of LA. From The Cajon Pass to Dockweiller RV Park next to the Pacific ocean, just south of the LAX runway.

I didn't find it that bad. I found going from outside the beltways on I-85 to downtown Atlanta much, much worse and I was in a Class B then.

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If I had to choose my own ring of Hades when I die, I'd much rather tow through SLC than through Los Angeles County (any time of day).

We've towed through SLC many times and as long as we avoided the worst morning/evening rush it wasn't too crazy. Try to avoid the weekends too, unless you can sneak out of town Sunday morning while folks are at temple.



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I just didn't find the traffic in SLC to be that bad.

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Atlee wrote:

Then obviously you haven't driven on I-95 from Northern VA around DC and past Baltimore.
Sure have. The difference is that the Beltway is usually at a full stop. SLC is full of lane jumpers and hopped up Hondas!


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rvdivers wrote:

Just curious if there is any way one can get from Northern Utah to Southern Utah without going through Salt Lake City or traveling on mountainous roads. We are a 40' Class A towing wanting to avoid the traffic, construction, and congestion that always seems to prevail on I-15. Thanks for any input!


You’re probably already there but I would just avoid rush hour and drive it. Worst would likely be the construction, MP 284-279, Lehi area.

2nd lane from the right, avoiding the “must exit”, and drive on. Check this website over coffee before getting on the road after 9 AM:

https://udottraffic.utah.gov/

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