Driving from Dallas to Boston for a move -- any advice / pointers?
May 19, 2014 4:56 PM Subscribe
I'm moving to Boston and driving up there with my car and belongings. While the adventurous part of me would want to extend the duration of the trip to make stops and check out scenery, the practical part of me wants to get this 23 - 27 hour trip done ASAP. I want to go with the latter.
posted by 6spd to Travel & Transportation (12 answers total)
I've never gone on such an extended drive and I'm wondering what I should prepare in advance for any emergencies.
I'm getting my car inspected and oil changed tomorrow and my mechanic says I should stock some engine oil in my car, just in case.
Also wondering if I should store a couple gallons of gas? I drive a gas guzzling car with a V10 engine so I have less room for error between gas fill-ups. But I'd imagine I'll have proper access to many, many gas stations along the way.
I'm also looking to get this done over two days by making two 12-hour trips and sleeping in my car somewhere safe overnight (thinking a motel parking lot or something, though this does feel a bit sketchy. FWIW, I have darkly tinted windows so I don't think people will see me very well.).
Any reactions / thoughts / suggestions?