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Old 04-30-2008, 07:25 PM   #1
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Advice for trip from Indy, IN to Santa Fe, NM

Help. I'll be moving an A/S from Indy to the Santa Fe area in early June and need advice on the best route to take. We are looking for the fastest route where the road would be most friendly to a trailer. Not so interested in the sights along the way (although I expect them to be nice). We would also appreciate any advice on places to stay overnight (cheap and safe).

This is our first time moving the unit. Do we have to stop at weigh stations? It's a 1979 31'.

Thank you in advance.

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Old 04-30-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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I'd probably hedge toward I-70 to I-44 to I-40 to Moriarty or whatever then up to Santa Fe (keep your eyes peeled for the sets for Silverado and The Cowboys on that section) but if I decided I was really uncomfortable on the Interstate, I might take that whatever it is road from Wichita toward Dalhart. I've pulled trailers on both of these and I'm still here, not that that says anything.

I70 to Limon then down 25 works, but it's a chore.

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I-70 W to Hwy 281 at Russell KS. At catch Hwy 412 W into Springer NM, then south I-25 into SF. Using the two lanes will allow you to see America and in truth you travel every bit as fast as you do on the interstate.

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If you want Interstate roads.
I 44 from Springfield, MO to Okla City, Ok is a good road,
I40 from Ft Smith AR to Clines Corners, NM is good road with just a few short construction zones (1 Year ago).,.
Then take hiway 285 north into Santa Fe.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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I go from Dayton to Raton every year. sometimes twice
First leg, 10 or 11 hours, 70W to 156S (Ellsworth, KS) overnight in the Walmart parking lot at Great Bend KS, (Free, well lit and not crowded, and lots of places to eat, close. fuel up )
Second leg, Follow 56 through Dodge City to Springer, NM, 25S to Santa Fe
From Indy about 22 hours total driving time
Try to time it so you miss the rush in St Louis and KC. Dodge City has some great places for Mexican food and tank up before you cross the Comanche grasslands, the farm co-ops along 56 usually have good prices on gas and bio-diesel.
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