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Old 10-12-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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Traveling from From Oregon Coast to Longmont Colorado

Greetings fellow RV enthusiasts!

We are new to the site and looking to meet other RVers and seek any advice or knowledge on traveling in an RV during the winter months. We are planning on leaving the Oregon coast in November and driving to Colorado in our wonderful 1983 33' Allegro pulling our small SUV.

I have done some research on which routes are best to travel in the winter months and it looks like taking State HWY 20 through the Oregon Mountains into Bend and then over to Idaho to I-84 through Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and then down is most suggested. What advice do you have in traveling this route in November and December? We have good tires, going to do a full service, and also have snow chains. We also have a good generator and battery system as well. Anything we need to make sure we have for our winter journey?

Thank you for reading, have a lovely day!
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Just watch the weather! I-80 can be as treacherous in the wind.

We came back that way a couple of months ago - found a cute new owner park in Burns off 20, and one on 85 in Snowville Utah.
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Thank you so much! We will definitely look at the place in Burns and Snowville Planning on leaving within the next 4 weeks!
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Not sure where you plan to stay in Longmont but if it's the Boulder fair ground , it's dirt and gravel and can be a mess when it rains
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We just came from Colorado Springs to the NW. We traveled I-25 from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne, WY; west on I-80 to I-84 near Ogden, UT; west on I-84 to Portland; then north on I-5. Place one might pay particular attention to are: 1) the stretch between Idaho Falls, ID and Snowville, UT is known for frequent high winds (in fact on this trip we held up one extra day in Snowville due to high wind). 2) the Blue Mountains in Oregon on I-84 west of La Grande can catch some serious snow storms pretty suddenly. This route has a lot of RV parks just off-route. We stayed at several KOAs (we only did 150-250 miles per day) along this route as well as a few others as it was not a sightseeing adventure this time and all were just fine for an overnight stay @ 35' with full hookups.


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Not sure where you plan to stay in Longmont but if it's the Boulder fair ground , it's dirt and gravel and can be a mess when it rains
We are hoping to rent a house or stay in a campground until we get into a house thank you for the heads up.
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We just came from Colorado Springs to the NW. We traveled I-25 from Colorado Springs to Cheyenne, WY; west on I-80 to I-84 near Ogden, UT; west on I-84 to Portland; then north on I-5. Place one might pay particular attention to are: 1) the stretch between Idaho Falls, ID and Snowville, UT is known for frequent high winds (in fact on this trip we held up one extra day in Snowville due to high wind). 2) the Blue Mountains in Oregon on I-84 west of La Grande can catch some serious snow storms pretty suddenly. This route has a lot of RV parks just off-route. We stayed at several KOAs (we only did 150-250 miles per day) along this route as well as a few others as it was not a sightseeing adventure this time and all were just fine for an overnight stay @ 35' with full hookups.


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Hello,

Thank you for the response and great information We are going to take our time and be prepared for sudden storms. We have drove through the windy section with a truck and trailer before but not our RV yet. My husband is an exceptional driver thank the lord lol We are going to try to make it to Burns Oregon via HWY 20 the first day (fingers crossed) then continue into Idaho and stop in Glenn's Ferry for the night, then continue on into Utah and Wyoming and turn in Cheyenne and head down through Ft. Collins.

This will be our first winter trip! We are very excited and look forward to the adventure!!

Happy Travels,

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Both the fairground and st vrain SP have stay limits , Boulder elks have a few spots which is about 15mile south on 119
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