Mad Dash! Driving from Connecticut to New Mexico in 6 days – Impossible?

We have been quite boring travel bloggers these last few months as work took us back to Connecticut for the Summer. But its ok, that is behind us and we are back on the road!!

We wanted to pick up around where we left off… The Southwest! So what better way to jump start us on our trip than a 2,150 mile drive from Connecticut to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta!

Now I know what you are thinking, ‘That’s easy for a RV’er. Traveling from one side of the US to the other – isn’t that the point?’ And yes, that is exactly the point but here’s the kicker – we are going to complete this drive in 5-6 days! That may not seem like a lot of driving but at almost 400 miles a day that means we will average almost 8 hours of driving for the entire adventure. That’s doable in a car with two drivers but with Kala working she isn’t able to to drive  and lets just say a 65 foot rig isn’t like driving a Honda Civic. Impossible you say, well maybe – Check out our video to see how we did it, our mishaps along the way, and if we made it in time!

States Driven & Places Stayed:

Lifesaving Tools & Apps:

  • Smart RV Route: Our Primary Phone Based GPS for Route Planning
  • All Stays – The Definitive Guide to Truck Stops, Walmarts, Campgrounds, Low Bridges and More!


A big thank you to for providing the animated maps we used in this post.



  1. Susan Capparelle Says: November 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Great blog guys! I enjoyed traveling to NM with y’all!!!!

  2. Stop at an auto supply store and get a pump hose to suck the remaining clutch fluid out. Replenish your clutch fluid with fresh stuff. Pump the clutch a whole bunch of times. Add more fluid it necessary. This will let you limp around for a while they keep some extra fluid with you to add later. I have an 07 Wrangler that had the same issue until I replace the slave cylinder. Thanks for the great vids

    • Thanks for the advice Stuart. I actually couldn’t find the reservoir anywhere so i eventually gave up and just took it to a shop down the street. We paid around 300 i think for the repair which was fine considering it came with a 2 year warranty from the shop. Next time though, we’ll do it ourselves! – Thanks for checking in and for the info!

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