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Old 10-06-2016, 03:43 PM   #15
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Well, that there is the problem. The car traffic aren't going to appreciate you camped out in the fast lane, travelling 10 mph slower than they are allowed to travel.
amen to this and i seem to find them every time .
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:49 PM   #16
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If you are towing behind your RV in CA you need to stay in the right lane, unless you are passing.
So, the secret is " ABP " , always be passing!
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Old 10-06-2016, 03:55 PM   #17
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If you are towing behind your RV in CA you need to stay in the right lane, unless you are passing.
So, the secret is " ABP " , always be passing!
I believe it is the right two lanes if the are three or more lanes.
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Old 10-06-2016, 06:57 PM   #18
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Better road I5 or 99 in california

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I believe it is the right two lanes if the are three or more lanes.

My fault, I was thinking about the 5 thru the Central Valley where it is mostly 2 lanes in each direction, and the right lane, no matter how recently it has been re-paved, can be pretty rough.

.....back to the OP's question, it's a toss up in my opinion. Each has its virtues, and its downside, and an accident or roadwork can make either route a chore!
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Best advice is to stay off of both. Stay out of CA .
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The traffic in CA is awful
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Old 10-07-2016, 02:53 AM   #21
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I believe it is the right two lanes if the are three or more lanes.
The CA law is; trailers travel in the slow lane. Trailers can use one lane to the left of the slow lane to pass but must return to the slow lane. Sr99 has so many ramps I'm continually changing lanes to stay alive.

All trailers max 55. I don't advise trying that!

Don't shoot the messenger please. If you wait until I have to drive through the central valley again, I might shoot myself!

I 've driven that route so many times, I know what to expect. I try to remain sane and stay with the truck flow. I stop a couple times to regain sanity and remind myself I'm not in a nascar event. Hahaha
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Best advice is to stay off of both. Stay out of CA .
Very true , I do prefer to travel through Eastern Nevada, adds miles but less stress and potholes, and cut back to the coast on I-84, but on my travel dates last spring , it was snowing in Reno , Wells and Jackpot, so I-5 by default.


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We traveled I5 twice a year (until the most recent years) from the Seattle area to Bakersfield. It was always okay and from what we could tell, better than 99. However, with the ongoing paving and maintenance, it would depend upon which section(s) had been most recently paved. There is one section, that after a couple years of using and losing various bits of MoHo, we began to avoid at the cost of a few miles. This was the Conaway overpass section of I5, a section of I5 going north out of Sacramento... a raised section of I5 near Conaway, CA., between Sacramento and California Hwy 113 (which connects I5 with I80). Going south we would take CA 113 at Woodland south to I80, then east on I80 to Sacramento and connect back up with I5 going south, (and I5 through parts of Sacramento were no smooth ride either). Going north on I5, we just did the opposite.



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This is THE reason why California freeways slow to a crawl.

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Also drove I 5 this year and while in need of repair it really is the better choice but I would stay out of the slow lane where possible as it is really rough.


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As a Californian, I agree. Thank you for your avoidance. http://www.irv2.com/forums/images/smilies/thumb.gif

That said, I stay off both, too. If I travel north/south, I take 101, or even better, Highway 1.

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According to this article, Highway 99 is rated the "deadliest in the nation."

Highway 99 rated deadliest in nation | The Merced Sun-Star
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