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Old 10-08-2016, 05:54 PM   #21
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Why stay in a hotel when you are towing a trailer. We just pulled from Oregon to our home in Texas. Stayed one night at an RV park that has hot springs, and one night in a tuck park at a Truck Stop (T and A). I don't like the engines running all night, but I am usually pretty tired so I don't notice it. You can get a great breakfast and a hot shower at the truck stop. Clean private locked bathrooms.
Next night stayed at a RV park that had a steak house. WOW.
Then home. I have stayed in Walmart parking lots, too. I go in, buy something for supper, and maybe some diesel treatment, talk to the manager, and park where the others are parked.
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Old 10-08-2016, 06:10 PM   #22
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Good luck on your new job. Make sure you check the weather.
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Old 10-08-2016, 07:44 PM   #23
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I hope you are not leaving CA and arriving to find Charlotte hurricane damage.
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:58 PM   #24
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No hurricane damage here in Charlotte area other than some gentle rain which we needed.
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Old 10-08-2016, 10:42 PM   #25
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Ca to Charlotte nc

I'd tak I-40 all the way to 321 south to I85. Just made the trip to Ca on I-40 and came back on I-80. Had a dusting of snow at higher elevations in it & wy.
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:00 AM   #26
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Which Route

My neighbor just moved his kid back to North Carolina with a large trailer full of stuff and a car. He went I-40 and said it worked well. He left from the San Francisco area.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:36 AM   #27
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where in cal. if near I10 take it to I20 then to I85 you would pick up I85 on east side of Atlanta from I285
Yep, what Peter suggests. Must be a trucker. Lol On I-40 or the northern routes you may hit ice. I-10 and I-20 should still be clear. Wave as you come through Texas!
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Old 10-09-2016, 08:28 AM   #28
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I'd stay on I40 THROUGH Tennessee to Knoxville/Ashville...then down I26 to 74 and 85 into Charlotte...Avoiding Atlanta entirely. Have DONE this. It is fine and a nicer drive than I10 & prolly quicker too.
Suggest you also look at CrackerBarrel as an alternate to motels if you want to save some bucks...many have RV spaces and almost all are off an interstate. Buy breakfast & hit the road!
Welcome to NC!!
X's 2 I-40 stay south your still will have to go through Albuquerque NM. which believe it or not is a higher elevation then Denver. But you really don't know your climbing, I went from Virginia to Calf. 3 years ago. Be ready for culture shook, I moved from SF to Clarksville Va. The Charlotte area is nice, but it is NOT CALIFORNIA...Good luck on your move.. PS: you can make it 5 long long days, but I would plan 7 if I were you...
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:55 PM   #29
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I would just get on I-40east and follow it all the way to I-77south in NC at Statesville and go on down to Charlotte, NC.
I drove from central NC to Lawton OK twice this summer and we drove I-40 from NC to OKC both times coming and going. Road work here and there but a good drive overall. I was pulling a 38ft 5th wheel out, left it and then returned 10 weeks later to bring it back home. 1250 miles from here to there and so I made it to CA each trip just never past OK.
anything else you can let me know if I can answer your questions..
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I am completely jealous! I would give a limb to be in the Charlotte area. That is exactly where we want to go. Our house was on and off the market for 3 years and never sold. Best of luck with your trip and your new job!
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