Best Route To California

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Steve W.'s Comment
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I'm in omaha,neb going to bakersfield,ca my gps has me going I-70 then I-15.is that good or going down to I-40 better.im in tanker with no baffles.thanks

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
PJ's Comment
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Steve I go out and currently on my way back. It is about 100 miles further to take 40, but well worth it. 70 west of denver is steep. I too pull a non baffled tanker.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
PackRat's Comment
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Steve I go out and currently on my way back. It is about 100 miles further to take 40, but well worth it. 70 west of denver is steep. I too pull a non baffled tanker.

As PJ wisely wrote, I-40 would be the safest route without any doubt, tanker especially.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
Steve W.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info,I was wondering about that pass west of denver.happy trucking and safe driving

Bonnie B.'s Comment
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If you've never been west of Denver on I70 I wouldn't want my first time experience In a unbaffled tanker. It's hairy enough in a four door sedan, lol. Good luck and safe travels through the flat lands!

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
Cwc's Comment
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Never been west of Denver on 70 and I wouldn't start now in my food grade tanker. Better options.

Pete B.'s Comment
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If you’re returning to Nebraska empty, take I-70 going back; it’s easy empty, your jakes will be all that you need, and you can see what everyone’s talking about w/regard to the steep grades.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Best route to California? Join a cult.rofl-1.gifrofl-1.gif

Jim S.'s Comment
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I'm in omaha,neb going to bakersfield,ca my gps has me going I-70 then I-15.is that good or going down to I-40 better.im in tanker with no baffles.thanks

Perhaps I-40. The I-15 south from Vegas to the LA area can be packed on Sunday nights due to people returning from Vegas. The I-40 at the 15 puts you just about on hwy 58 toward Bakersfield.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
Jim S.'s Comment
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I'm in omaha,neb going to bakersfield,ca my gps has me going I-70 then I-15.is that good or going down to I-40 better.im in tanker with no baffles.thanks

Best advice, stay away from Cali. 55 speed limit and other restrictions. lol.

Baffle:

A partition or separator within a liquid tank, used to inhibit the flow of fluids within the tank. During acceleration, turning, and braking, a large liquid-filled tank may produce unexpected forces on the vehicle due to the inertia of liquids.
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