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what are the two main reasons it took the Walls family a month to cross the country from Arizona to West Virginia?

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The car breaks down regularly and its top speed is a mere twenty miles per hour.


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It took the family so long to travel from Arizona to West Virginia, because it was their biggest skedaddle of the story, and they had to do it in a old run down car the mother bought off the radio.

One reason is that their car,the Oldsmobile, was starting to break down a lot near the New Mexico border and again in Oklahoma. The other reason it took a month to get to Welch,West Virginia is that they had to take scenic detours so they don't tire the car out.