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Old 09-25-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Lubbock TX to Boise ID Flattest Route

Hello all, I am officially retired from the Air Force and am trying to tow a 45' Park/Destination model travel trailer to Boise ID to attend school. I am asking for some help to choose the flattest route as the vehicles I am taking with me are being pushed a bit but, I don't have much choice. My wife was t-boned last week which totaled out our primary vehicle. Any help would be greatly appreciated! October 5th we celebrate 1yr as full timers! Thank you

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Old 09-27-2014, 10:20 PM   #2
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Ain't no real easy way to do it other than get onto I-25 then up to Cheyenne Wy and I-80 west to SLC Ut and catch I-84 on up to Boise. There are still going to be some pulls up through there. You can avoid Raton Pass on I-25 by going up HWY 287 all the way from Lubbock to Denver. But with a rig that big it's kind of narrow in places.

Hwy 287 is a popular truck route out of Denver heading into the Texas panhandle area.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:58 AM   #3
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Thank you Blackrock! We didn't hear any opinions so I went west to Albuquerque, Farmington up through Moab, Salt Lake on up. There were a couple sketchy spots near and around Moab on 191/6 but all in all it was good. The scenery was worth the white knuckles! LOL
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Glad you made it OK. That is some different country around Moab. Bet the white knuckles were going up and over Soldier Summit out of Price.
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Was the white knuckle coming down into Moab valley and that curvy section?
(Soldier Summit? Driven that numerous times, even in blizzards, and never thought of white kuckles; only 7477 feet...oh well; not everyone thinks the same on summits.)
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:42 AM   #6
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The white knuckles mostly came from towing a 46' long bumper pull not so much the topography, though the combination created a few exciting moments. We made it safe without incident, thank you all.
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