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Old 08-13-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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I-80 east from Napa

We are planning a September trip from Charlotte, I-40 to Grand Canyon then up to Napa ca. Want to come back east on I-80 to Ohio then back south on I75/77. Pulling a 38 ft wildcat 5er. Has anyone pulled back on I-80 with advise or reassurance that I've picked a good route?
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We lived in Napa and took I80 to Chicago and back, to pick up our HTT.

Other than it being really boring, we had no issues.
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Thanks! Don't know what a HTT is, but I appreciate your response
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Thanks! Don't know what a HTT is, but I appreciate your response
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Depending on the time of year and time of say Sacramento currently has reduced lanes due to construction. They have 3 eastbound lanes in Sacramento (which is normally 5). The grades up the Sierras is 5-6% which is not terrible. The truck lane in the Sierras is pock marked because of continual semi tire chain abuse. Don't worry, once you hit Nevada the pavement is a way better improvement. I don't know much past Sparks, NV.

Don't get me wrong, the pull is easy, you just have to put up with some fair to poor road surfaces for a little while.

Ps. That is a long pull. How many miles is that round trip? Also how long is it going to take?
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From Napa to Chicago was around 2000 miles.
Not sure what the OP'S total will be.
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Depending on the time of year and time of say Sacramento currently has reduced lanes due to construction. They have 3 eastbound lanes in Sacramento (which is normally 5).
Wow they have 5 lanes now? I remember when it was two. You are right about the road over the Sierra's though. That part of I-80 has always been rough.
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Last month we went from close to Napa to somewhere in Iowa on I80, (we were headed to Maryland but decided to check out St Louis and the Gateway Arch so we headed south early). No issues on 80 all the way to Iowa, some decent grades to climb but not too big a deal. Lots of places to stay, quite a few rest stops and no problems getting diesel. I carried 5, 5 gallon fuel jugs in case the fuel stations were too difficult to get in and out of but didn't need them. Roads, even the grade from Sac to Reno were much better than the roads we encountered out here in PA and WV... I always thought we had bad roads in CA but wow, the average highway in PA is really bad and you pay some expensive tolls.
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Toughest grade you will pull is east out of Laramie (my old home), WY, to the highest point on I-80. But it is a short run and then you can, essentially, coast to Omaha.

Just be sure to stop at the I-80 truck stop, in Iowa, to buy some glitter and have one of the world's best chicken fried steaks.
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Most of I-80 has been resurfaced from Sacramento through the Sierras, at least up to the top of Donner Summit. We have been towing up there several times a year. Just try to avoid afternoon travel from Napa through Sacramento to avoid the commute traffic and the lane closures are only from West Sacramento through the Highway 5 interchange/Northgate Blvd. area (at least they were the last time that I passed through). Some of the construction zone lanes are a little rough but doable.
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