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Old 09-28-2011, 08:31 PM   #16
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Re: Road Trip! Driving from NY to LV, places to stop and see?

mikeinNY - thank you so much for this post. It was exactly what I was looking for. I am moving to California from Ohio and traveling the entire way via I-70. Initially I was going to drop down through NM and up to Vegas (where I am meeting a friend). But then I decided the weather would be good enough to travel through the rockies and needed a place to stay between Denver and Vegas (without looing it up myself, of course). So thank you for passing on your wisdom. I really appreciate your insight!
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:08 PM   #17
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Re: Road Trip! Driving from NY to LV, places to stop and see?

I posted an "I am moving to Vegas Thread" a few months back but I guess I may be full of ****. Still have yet to make the move. But I asked about what to do about a car and whether to buy one out there or buy one in NYC and drive it out there. The resounding advice was to sell most of or all of my stuff before I went to Vegas. And as far as the car goes, the advice was mostly to get someone to ship it out there for me, not to drive it myself. Maybe you want to do the same if it has not been suggested to you thus far. Driving cross country is arduous. I bet you could get a professional service to ship it for you for like $800 or so. Consider that alternative too. Once your car is surplanted in Vegas, then go sight seeing.

Edit: Just noticed this thread is 2 years old...lol

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Old 10-10-2011, 05:38 PM   #18
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Re: Road Trip! Driving from NY to LV, places to stop and see?

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I posted an "I am moving to Vegas Thread" a few months back but I guess I may be full of ****. Still have yet to make the move. But I asked about what to do about a car and whether to buy one out there or buy one in NYC and drive it out there. The resounding advice was to sell most of or all of my stuff before I went to Vegas. And as far as the car goes, the advice was mostly to get someone to ship it out there for me, not to drive it myself. Maybe you want to do the same if it has not been suggested to you thus far. Driving cross country is arduous. I bet you could get a professional service to ship it for you for like $800 or so. Consider that alternative too. Once your car is surplanted in Vegas, then go sight seeing.

Edit: Just noticed this thread is 2 years old...lol
Tbh dude, I think you're looking at Wayyy more than $800 to ship your car, let alone other stuff. The drive is a once in a lifetime experience and you'll get to see a lot of the country you otherwise might not see. Personally, I got rid of everything I couldn't fit in my 4door honda and had a good friend drive out with me, shill in vegas a couple days, then I paid his return flight. $260 for a companion was well worth it, he couldn't even split the driving b/c my car was a 6speed. Also, if you're dematerializing for the first significant time in your life, about a backseat and trunk full of stuff seems about right. I guess if your car is a POS and you have the $ for a new one then you could consider other options.

Other tidbits, we stopped once at a proper hotel and once just to crash at a reststop with the seats reclined. Felt about right. Another night at a hotel woulda made it real easy. Figuring $110 a night avg. Depending on time of year it can be treacherous but it's not that bad. I drove through the rockies and it was sleet and freezing rain and I had summer tired. I just went hella slow but we got through. I'd go that route again the Rockies were so beautiful. Denver is an amazing city and the views and crisp mountain air in your lungs are worth the drive alone imo.

Once you get to NV, go through the HENDERSON DMV over all others. Idk bout Summerlin, but Sahara is awful from what I've heard and Henderson DMV was super helpful, reasonably fast, and just overall not nearly as bad as NY DMVs. That being said, I procrastinated on doing it for 2 years until my NY registration expired and I couldn't renew it from NV.

Best of luck.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:09 PM   #19
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Re: Road Trip! Driving from NY to LV, places to stop and see?

I went through the Rockies last February. It was a terrible idea. I went literally under 100 miles in 7 hours...cars were sliding downhill...just a huge azz mess. Ended up finally being able to exit & spend the night & a mountain lodge type place, but if there's any question about the weather, I'd take the New Mexico route.

I did up a not very exciting TR of my drive from MA to Vegas in 4L (as such I apologize for the memes, poor English, etc.). If anyone is curious they can read it here:

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/62...now-up-977971/
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