Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-21-2015, 06:39 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 34
CA 1

Planning a trip up the CA coast via CA 1 from San Diego to Reno. Any advise?

Sugardog is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-21-2015, 09:29 AM   #2
Senior Member
avid_dk's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: SW Oregon
Posts: 478
North is definitely the more comfortable way to travel for your first time, no doubt. Before leaving check and make sure the road is open at CalTrans website. It can be closed at times by wash outs from big storms. Don't plan on going anywhere in a big hurry and enjoy the incredible scenery. Finally, plan were you will overnight before leaving home.


2015 Bay Star 3103, 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport S
Falcon 2 All terrain tow bar, RVi2 brake, Towmate TM3 wireless lights
avid_dk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2015, 11:46 AM   #3
Senior Member
1ciderdog's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,238
When or where do do you plan to leave CA 1 to head to Reno?
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 189
Best advice I have is to bring a camera!
slanted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2015, 06:07 AM   #5
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 34
Originally Posted by 1ciderdog View Post
When or where do do you plan to leave CA 1 to head to Reno?
Middle of August, going to Burning Man.
Sugardog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2015, 12:58 PM   #6
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 72
What are you driving? Be aware that CA 1 along the Big Sur coast has size limitations. And I would suggest avoiding taking 1 through San Francisco to connect with 80 east to Reno because traffic on city streets in SF is always a pain.

If you want to follow the coast as much as possible, you can take CA 1 all the way north to Half Moon Bay, and then cut east on 92. You could then take 101 north to 80, or continue east on 92. If you choose that option, once you cross the bay, you have the can either takie 880 north to connect with 80, or travel further east on 580 to 680, and then up to 80. There is not usually a huge time advantage with any of the options, because distance vs. traffic tend to cancel each other out.

Oh, and going east across the Bay Bridge (80) or San Mateo Bridge (92) is free, but going east on the Carquinez Bridge (80) or Bencia Bridge(680) is the toll direction.

Have a great trip!

Mrs M
Just the two of us, and Falkor, the 2015 Ford 350 Dually, pulling a 2016 39R12 Vengeance Touring Edition Toy Hauler, with a Can-Am Spyder RT
Mrs.M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2015, 11:22 AM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 72
Having driven Highway 1 and central CA many times: I would not attempt Hiway 1 from San Simeon (Cambria), to Carmel. It is a tortuous and exhausting road even in a compact car ... I would follow 1 north almost to Cambria, take 46 east to 101, then 101 north to Salinas, then Salinas to back to 1. As posted by Mrs. M, I would also get off Hiway 1 around Pacifica, cross the Bay at San Mateo or so, and avoid the mess of downtown SF in an RV.

Coulter & Friends
2004 KSDP 3353/Cummins 5.9/Allison/Freightliner
Central California
Coulter is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.