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Old 12-08-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Travel route from southern Saskatchewan to Mesa, Arizona

Just wondering what the best way to travel from Sask. To Mesa, Arizona outside of dodging lousy weather. We typically have gone through Billings but weather in that area of Montana usually is brutal. Leaving after Christmas pulling a 5th wheel. Thanks
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #2
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Hmm. Been on I15 and I25 that time of year in the northern states. Either can be good or bad. Just have to watch the weather and keep your fingers crossed. Good luck!!!
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:45 PM   #3
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I've not done the 15 north if Idaho Falls but from there down is an easy drive
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Old 12-08-2018, 07:11 PM   #4
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We see a lot of Saskatchewan and Alberta rv’s on the same route we take, which is Great Falls/Dillon, MT to Idaho Falls/Pocatello, ID thru Salt Lake City, Utah to Mesquite Nevada and Vegas. I 15. We watch the weather windows and leave the dates on the front end of our trip fairly flexible in case of storms or bad roads. 2 1/2 days to Mesquite where we dewinterize.
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Old 12-09-2018, 06:12 AM   #5
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Hello from a fellow Sask owner! No advice on the route, sorry. Good travels and send back some sunshine and heat.
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Watch the weather and the road reports. Closely. It has been pretty gnarly lately. It doesn't matter which one (I-15 or I-25) you take.
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I haven't done your route but not too far off. I am just to the east of you In Manitoba and have driven it several times. Igave's advice is solid...keep an eye on weather, be flexible, and if you see an open window weather wise, go for it. If when you plan to leave, the forecast is for a system to be going through your route, wait it out and go after it clears...you only need a couple days of good dry roads to get where it's much safer. Cold weather leaving Sask will be your friend as it usually means clearer drier weather. From Manitoba we stay east of any mountain areas as long as we can and bee line it south then west.
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I'm down here in SE Arizona and have family in Montana. When I travel north I like to run I-25. Winter travel is always dicey until you get far enough south. Usually south of Raton NM. on I-25.
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