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    Ha...after looking at the plan for the trip, I really have to wonder why you're getting all these winter driving suggestions. It rarely snows in Georgia, and your whole trip is in the same latitude. I'll bet you 5 dollars that if you follow your plan, you won't drive on any snow.
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    >I'll bet you 5 dollars that if you follow your plan, you won't drive on any snow.

    Thank you so much, that's what I wanted to know...people ran off with the idea of telling me how to drive in snow, which is useful information.

    Thanks Pianorain.
    Hmm

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    Sorry, but if you're driving that far into Arizona, that means mountains. That means it's really likely you'll hit snow.

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    >driving that far into Arizona, that means mountains.

    I'm staying on the interstate, I dont know if that goes up into mountains or not.
    Hmm

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    drinks, for both combatting dehydration and for energy / keeping awake are good.
    snacks / sandwiches important if there are long stretches of road with nothing and no-one around.


    don't forget your cd collection. music to help keep you awake is a good thing.
    pay attention to the local radio station frquencies, for traffic / weather bullitens. you can save yourself stress and even your life by knowing that pulling in for the day far easrlier than planned will keep you off the road rather than drive through a blizzard. ( specially as you haven't driven in snow )
    Always park your car when you need to adjust the radio to hear a local station, and make a mp3 CD with all your favorite music, so you won't have any distractions changing Cd's when you are on the road.

    And the food is essential , that would help you economically and time wise.
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    >and make a mp3 CD with all your favorite music

    Yes I have an aftermarket cd player that plays MP3 cd's so I'm set there, I'm also planning on borrowing my roomates Ipod with the fm transmitter thing.


    I found a good deal on a CB radio that also tunes into local weather stations so I will have that. It would become useful in emergencies where a cell phone doesnt get signal, also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B0bDole
    I'm staying on the interstate, I dont know if that goes up into mountains or not.
    Yeah... because interstates NEVER go into the mountains. Some of the BEST interstates go into the mountains.
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    look here:

    http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/.../snowfall.html

    I looked at a few of the major cities you'll be driving through, and it looks like only a few inches on average here or there, probably not to worry. I didn't look at your map before I posted, just saw some discussion on winter driving. oops.
    Five days? Are you going to stop and get out of the car anywhere??

    Hope it turns out well, good luck, have fun!

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    Aye, but it doesn't look like he's going to drive across any. Shouldn't Albuquerque be as close as he's going to get to the Rockies? My geography is terrible, but after browsing around online, it looks like the Rockies protrude a bit into northern New Mexico close to Albuquerque.

    I still stand by my bet. If I'm wrong, I don't mind losing 5 dollars.
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    Albuquerque often times gets snow, and in January you can definately expect snow of some kind between Albuquerque and Flagstaff.

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    >Some of the BEST interstates go into the mountains.

    Sorry sheesh, I'm from Florida, we dont have mountains or snow.

    >Are you going to stop and get out of the car anywhere??

    There's planned stops here and there, and from suggestions I'll probably stop every 5 hrs or so...If someone goes with me we will probably be driving for most of the day, rotating, and sleeping in the back of the van with an air mattress and all while the other drives.
    Last edited by B0bDole; 10-06-2005 at 05:10 PM.
    Hmm

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    I'm just saying... some of the best views are from the side of a mountain... so some highways dive into the mountains just for that (plus it's usually the most direct route to get to somewhere).
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    >> It's also great to be able to talk to someone, for boredom and your concentration.

    The inovation for car radios.

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    1) Whoever says that more than 10 hours is too much driving: I drive from Wisconsin to Mississippi at least twice a year. 13 1/2 hours no problemo.(with plenty of sleep)

    2) There's no way to tell if it's going to snow or not, there was a foot of snow deep into Mississippi last Christmas(or 2 years ago).

    3) If you feel like youre going to fall asleep, please stop and nap.

    4) Watch out for black ice, you can't see it on the road.

    5) Anywhere in the south sucks for snow because they only plow 1 lane at first.

    6) If it doesn't snow, it will be a breeze.

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    7) Check your oil often
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    >>4) Watch out for black ice, you can't see it on the road.

    Wouldn't that make it impossible?
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