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Old 03-25-2010, 11:50 PM   #1
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Pahrump NV and Death Valley?

Thinking of heading over to Terrible's RV Resort in Pahrump in about 3 weeks, and then doing a day trip to Death Valley. Any recommendations? Thinking of going to Pahrump first, then leaving and driving thru Death Valley before heading home (So Cal) down the 395. Any good places to stay between Death Valley and L.A. coming down the 395?
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caroled, I have always been advised not to travel CA 190 through the mountains with my rig. I was told the mountain part of it has some very tight hair pin turns. You might want to ask if it is MH drivable. And are you pulling a toad?
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:36 AM   #3
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There are two Terrible's RV Resorts in Pahrump. We always stay at Terrible's Lakeside RV Park on Homestead Road because we feel it's the nicest of the two. Can't help you with good spots on 395 sorry.
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Hmmm...thinking now of just making Pahrump our base camp, leaving the toad at home, and sightseeing thru Death Valley in the motorhome (have dog & cat too) for the day, then back to Terrible's afterwards. So we wouldn't be leaving the park on the 190 over to the 395 afterall. Don't really need the toad either, for this trip.



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caroled, I have always been advised not to travel CA 190 through the mountains with my rig. I was told the mountain part of it has some very tight hair pin turns. You might want to ask if it is MH drivable. And are you pulling a toad?
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Staying at Terrible's Lakeside...think we'd need reservations then? Have never stayed there before.

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There are two Terrible's RV Resorts in Pahrump. We always stay at Terrible's Lakeside RV Park on Homestead Road because we feel it's the nicest of the two. Can't help you with good spots on 395 sorry.
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Hmmm...thinking now of just making Pahrump our base camp, leaving the toad at home, and sightseeing thru Death Valley in the motorhome (have dog & cat too) for the day, then back to Terrible's afterwards. So we wouldn't be leaving the park on the 190 over to the 395 afterall. Don't really need the toad either, for this trip.
190 across the valley to 178 across Searles Valley, and into Ridgecrest. the 395 is a short trip from there. I went into DV from Ridgecrest on that road a few years ago and had no trouble at all.
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I would make reservations at Lakeside and let them know of any memberships you hold...passport america gets 15% off 3 nights. Join the Casino club thing and get another 5%. If you are coming from Barstow on I 15 I would take the cutoff in Baker to Shoshone and then to Pahrump. If memory serves me it's about 175 miles. Doing Death Valley as a day trip is what we did in our toad...took our puppy with us. Limited us from touring the visitors center together as one of us had to stay out with the dog. But it worked out OK
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I would make reservations at Lakeside and let them know of any memberships you hold...passport america gets 15% off 3 nights. Join the Casino club thing and get another 5%. If you are coming from Barstow on I 15 I would take the cutoff in Baker to Shoshone and then to Pahrump. If memory serves me it's about 175 miles. Doing Death Valley as a day trip is what we did in our toad...took our puppy with us. Limited us from touring the visitors center together as one of us had to stay out with the dog. But it worked out OK
We did this over New Years and stayed at Terribles Lakeside. Nice park. Check my blog in sig, have pictures of trip into DV and Valley of Fire SP in NV.
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You can do 190 in a m/h of any size. I spent two years as CHP resident post supervisor for DV and Lone Pine. Some good grades going down into Panamint Valley so watch your brakes and use some good common sense. Some tight turns but very large tour buses travel it all the time.

I would definately take the toad. Cell phone is almost non-existant and help is a long ways off.
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