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Old 11-22-2015, 10:11 PM   #1
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Wife and I are heading to Vegas to vest family and looking for best route this time of year while pulling 36CKTS. Time is not a problem but weather is! I have looked at I40 west but have some concerns about weather. I also looked at going down to Birmingham and picking up I20 over to I10 then I17 North to I40 and Vegas. Anyone willing to share some thoughts? Thanks Roger and Mary plus Little Lady
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:07 AM   #2
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Wife's sister lives in Pahrump, just out side of Vegas and has two RV pads on her place with full hook ups. We are going to be there for a month or so.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:36 AM   #4
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If you keep an eye on the weather, I-40 would be okay. Flagstaff is higher elevation and prone to snow. The southern route can be a better weather option, but even there weather needs to be watched.


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Old 11-23-2015, 01:04 PM   #5
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I agree I'd let the weather push you south. 40 can get pretty dicey in the winter especially from Oklahoma west.

I'd probably head for Birmingham and hang a right on 20 or 10, either way you'll end up in El Paso.

You'll usually see a 20 or 30 degree difference between Amarillo and Houston on winter days.
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:41 PM   #6
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If you take the 17 route get off on just north of Phoenix on 74 towards Wickenburg. Will run into 60 then 93 up towards Kingman. Not only is this route faster and shorter, it doesn't take you anywhere near 7000 feet. Tops out just over 4000 feet.


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Old 11-23-2015, 02:33 PM   #7
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Freezing rain is predicted for western Oklahoma along I40 for Fri night and Sat AM this weekend. Thanksgiving weekend.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:42 PM   #8
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I just checked and weather forcast for Texas panhandle is for heavier icr, sleet and snow Fir into Sat. Go south.
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Hint

This time of the year can be really dicey with the weather in the Texas panhandle area. From my experience driving across I-40 in the winter it is the stretch between western Oklahoma and eastern New Mexico. Particularly Amarillo TX to Tucumcari NM. Really brutal in a snow storm. A tow truck drivers dream come true. Not a lot of towns to seek shelter.

Running the mileage on Google maps shows from Elizabethton, TN to Las Vegas via I-40 is 2081 mi. Via Birmingham, Dallas, El Paso, Tucson, Phoenix 2369 mi for a difference of 288 mi. Not that big a deal.

It sounds like a last minute choice based on weather forecast. If you are planning on taking your time crossing I would go the I-20 route. Weather changes to quickly on I-40.

Hint.....Tucson is nice this time of year.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:29 PM   #10
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I agree with the southern route crowd, although I did get into snow and ice between San Antonio & El Paso in January of this year. Have a safe and enjoyable trip.
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