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Old 09-10-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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CA Highway 49

Has anyone driven north from Oakhurst with a 40' MH all the way up to Interstate 50 in CA, going in October.

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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We've run that route many times but not in our coach.

It has a couple very sharp turns and is mountainous but other than that you'd be fine.

50 is not an Interstate...trust me! I've been to Utah and back on 50 with our RV.

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Old 09-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #3
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ca hwy 49

I would not recommed it and i live in Mariposa. Oakhurst to Mariposa is about 20 some miles. when you leave Ahwannee just past fire station is a twisting up hill turn about 30mph in car not really bad if u know it is comming slow climp. I do this part 49 all the time in 40ft dp with toad.Mariposa north is very steep and narrow above bear valley with switch backs. Sonora has a area that is not bad need more info pm me glad to help.

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Old 09-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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I live near Jackson (Hwy 49) and love to travel it on my bike. I can tell you that from Sonora to Placerville (Hwy 50) is doable but there will be a few 15mph -20 mph turns thrown in there. Usually well marked in advance. It is a truck route from at least Jackson to Placerville and will encounter some along the way. If I recall, past Placerville on 49 going to Auburn, it can get a little hairy especially going down the American River canyon. But that's past where you're going.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input, I will give it a go, got to be easier than driving from 395 to Death Valley.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:56 AM   #6
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I've driven 49 from Jackson to Sonora and back, with the horse trailer. It gets a little interesting at a few of the switch backs, but overall, it's not bad.

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