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Driving from Phoenix

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Driving from Phoenix

Hi,

We are planning on driving a rental car from Phoenix the last week of January. Is there anything that we should be concerned about?

Like the weather or road conditions that time of year? Is it a flat drive or up and down mountains? We think it's about a 4 hour drive. We would be happy to hear any coments.

Thanks,

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1. Re: Driving from Phoenix

It is a flat drive through the desert. I can't recall any mountainous sections at all. The weather should be really nice that time of year. Warm, but not scorching.

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2. Re: Driving from Phoenix

At the border when entering California there will be an agricultural stop so don't be surprised. They'll ask you if you have fruits and vegetables in the car. They'll want to take them away. Might be an illegal alien stop around there, too.

Gasoline is more expensive in California so you should gas up in Quartzsite or Ehrenberg.

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3. Re: Driving from Phoenix

Very easy drive. Can be done in 4 hours without stops. Carrental center already is west of Sky Harbor a/p (a shuttle takes you there)

Danny is right about the fuel. We usually fill up in Quartzside because Ehernberg always is very busy.

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4. Re: Driving from Phoenix

In January, Quartzite, AZ is like a small boomtown city of RV's and mineral and rock enthusiasts.Its pretty packed and crazy for being in the middle of nowhere.I got a smoking deal on an antique bicycle there once rummaging thru some junk collectors stuff on my way to a race in Parker.

www.quartzitervshow.com

The General Patton Museum at Chiriaco Summit is worth a look if you are into history.The I-10 entrance to Joshua Tree National Park is close to that too.

Then you drop down the grade into the Coachella Valley and Palm Springs further on.

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5. Re: Driving from Phoenix

Easy drive. We'll be doing it in 2 weeks.

Do fill up your gas tank either in Quartzite or Ehrenberg. We've been waved through the border check point routinely for the last few years. No questions asked.

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6. Re: Driving from Phoenix

Make that

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